Kayla Dimick

C&G Staff Reporter – Southfield Sun

Published November 25, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Lighting up the Christmas tree in the Burgh has become an annual tradition, and Southfielders aren’t going to let rain, sleet, snow or freezing temperatures stop them from ringing in the holiday season, according to Parks and Recreation Special Events Programer Janet Husaynu.

On Dec. 1 at 6:30 p.m., residents and nonresidents alike are invited to gather at Burgh Historical Park, 26080 Berg Road, located on the northeast corner of Civic Center Drive.

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Published November 25, 2014

SOUTHFIELD —  The magic of the holidays are approaching: fresh snow, bright lights, beautifully wrapped gifts, delicious treats and holiday wonder.

The excitement children share for the holidays is arguably unparalleled, but some  children don’t get to experience the holidays at all.

That’s why the Southfield Police Department is organizing its third annual Harding/McMahon Charity Toy Drive, running through Dec. 8.

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Published November 21, 2014

SOUTHFIELD —  To many people, the holidays are about giving to the needy. They volunteer at local soup kitchens, donate canned goods and clean out their closets to donate their old coats, hats and gloves to those in need.

But, what do we do when we actually come face to face with someone in need?

Do we give them money?

Take the coat off our back?

Give them a hot meal?

According to local experts, we should act on our intuition.

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Published November 19, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — After Southfield mayor Brenda Lawrence celebrated a victory Nov. 4 in her bid for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Southfield City Council is faced with a big decision: finding somebody to fill her shoes.
Serving as the mayor of Southfield since 2001, Lawrence will resign from office in December of this year and take office in Washington Jan. 3, 2015.

At their regularly scheduled meeting Nov. 24, City Council members will vote to decide who should be the next council president pro tem, as well as the next council president.

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Published November 19, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Southfield Human Services will hold a seminar on veterans benefits Nov. 25 through a collaborative effort with the Southfield Veterans’ Commission and Oakland County Veterans Services.

The free seminar, which is open to all Oakland County veterans, will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the meeting room of the Southfield Public Library, located at 26300 Evergreen Road.

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Published November 19, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Police are still investigating a fiery crash that took place Nov. 11 on the northbound Lodge Freeway in which Ferndale resident Kayla White was killed.

Troopers from the State Police Metro Post were dispatched to northbound M-10, or the Lodge Freeway, near Telegraph Road, at around 4:45 p.m. Nov. 11 on a report of a three-car crash with serious injuries.

When troopers arrived on the scene, they determined that the chain-reaction crash involved four cars and resulted in fatal injuries.

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Published November 12, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — “For every tire, for every bump in the road, we are so excited to say, ‘Let Greenfield Road open,’” said Mayor Brenda Lawrence Nov. 6 at a dedication ceremony for the completion of the Greenfield Road construction project.

The dedication, which took place at 11 a.m. in the Northland Center parking lot, 21500 Northwestern Highway, was a two-for-one ceremony, celebrating the opening of Greenfield Road between Eight and Nine Mile, as well as heralding renovations to the new Northland Bus Transit Center.

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Published November 12, 2014

SOUTHFIELD —  A woman preparing to go on a trip Nov. 2 had her vehicle stolen from her driveway in the 26000 block of Castleton Drive.

She told police her 2010 Ford Edge was running in her driveway at around 12:54 a.m., and she was going between her house and vehicle, loading her belongings.

At one point, she went inside to get her luggage. When she came back outside, the vehicle was gone, she told police.

Her purse, wallet and credit cards were all in the vehicle, and she told police she did not see who took the vehicle.

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Published November 12, 2014

LATHRUP VILLAGE — As part of Small Business Saturday, the Lathrup Village Recreation Department is offering its first Holiday Market Saturday, Nov. 29.

Small Business Saturday is a relatively new concept that began in 2010 as a way to support small, local businesses, according to American Express, which launched the trend. It takes place every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, to counter Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which generally feature sales at stores that belong to big corporations.

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Published November 12, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Troopers from the State Police Metro Post were dispatched to northbound M-10, near Telegraph Road, at around 4:45 p.m. Nov. 11 on a report of a three-car crash with serious injuries.

When troopers arrived on the scene they determined that the chain-reaction crash involved four cars and resulted in fatal injuries.

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Published November 6, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Room D at the Salvation Army Eastern Michigan Divisional Headquarters looked more like Santa’s workshop Nov. 3 as volunteers gathered to wrap Christmas presents for children with incarcerated parents.

Volunteers from local organizations such as Quicken Loans, Ford, AT&T and many more came to the organization’s Michigan headquarters, located at 16130 Northland Drive in Southfield to chose, organize and wrap presents 1:30-3 p.m. The organization will anonymously donate the presents to the children on behalf of the parents.

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Published November 6, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield City Council approved an ordinance to establish a Public Arts Commission Oct. 20.

The ordinance will create and establish a new Public Arts Commission for the city of Southfield.

The new commission will be made up of nine members, six of whom will be appointed by the City Council, with the remaining three members appointed by the mayor with council confirmation, said Community Relations Manager Michael Manion in a written statement.

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Published November 6, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — If you’ve always dreamed about traveling to Italy but can’t quite commit to buying a plane ticket, the Sips and Sounds Festival has you covered.

The annual wine tasting event will be held 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Southfield Pavillion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

Southfield Parks and Recreation Special Events Programmer Janet Husaynu said the event will allow patrons to taste the wines of Italy.

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Published November 6, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — In history class, most of us were taught about the Holocaust — the genocide of 6 million Jews by the Nazi regime between 1938 and 1945.

We learned that survivors of the Holocaust were able to find refuge in other countries, but what we may not have been taught is that roughly 1,300 Jews found refuge in an unlikely place: the Philippines.

The Philippine American Community Center of Michigan, located 17356 Northland Park, will be holding a film screening and presentation by Dr. Sharon Delmendo, who co-produced the film, at 3 p.m. Nov. 24.

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Published November 5, 2014

The Southfield Police Department has located a missing Southfield man after his disappearance Nov. 4.

Police issued a request for help in locating Grant Sanford, an 83-year-old man, Nov. 5  after family members reported him missing.

Sanford spoke to a family member on the phone at 5 p.m. Nov. 4. He told the family member he was lost somewhere on the east side of Detroit, but also said he was somewhere near Grand River, police said.

On Nov. 7, police issued a statement saying Sanford had been found.

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