Kayla Dimick

C&G Staff Reporter – Southfield Sun

Published August 14, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — At its July 21 meeting, the Southfield City Council approved the creation of an Industrial Development District and a property tax exemption for the company Maxitrol, which manufactures gas valves.

At the meeting, the Maxitrol Co. requested its property, located at 23555 Telegraph Road, be designated as an Industrial Development District as provided under the Plant Rehabilitation and Industrial Development District Act of 1974.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — In order to celebrate the contributions of senior adults in society, the city of Southfield and the Commission of Senior Adults (COSA) will be hosting a Senior Appreciation Week, Aug. 18-22.

All events are free and open to the public, ages 50 and above. There will be free entertainment, food, and opportunities to win prizes.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Gov. Rick Snyder visited the Center for Innovative Materials Research (CIMR) July 16 at a private event at Lawrence Technological University to discuss with MDOT the use of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) in bridges.

Present at the meeting were MDOT Director Kirk Steudle, MDOT staff, and LTU’s Dean of Engineering, Nabil Grace, who provided the governor with information on the bridge that is being built using CFRP on Eight Mile Road in Southfield.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Southfield police are looking for information about a fatal crash that took place at approximately 8:10 p.m. on July 27 on the corner of Aberdeen and Cambridge.

When police arrived at the scene, they located a pickup truck that rolled over after a collision with a recreational vehicle.

Two people were in the pickup, and one died as a result of the crash. The other person was transported to a hospital, and their injuries were still unknown at this time.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — At their meeting on July 21, the Southfield City Council voted in favor to enter a five-year extension agreement of the Automation Alley SmartZone.

All existing Smart Zones are required by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to seek an extension and modify their initial agreements.

The cities of Southfield and Troy entered into a joint agreement in 2003, establishing the Certified Technology Park designations in both cities.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD—The Southfield Parks and Recreation Department and the Rhythm Society Orchestra are prepared to give residents one big, final show as the Burgh Park Gazebo Concert Series wraps up Aug. 12.

The Rhythm Society Orchestra has been playing in the series for 15 years.

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Published August 8, 2014

SOUTHFIELD— That time of year kids dread is upon us again, and to help soften the blow of going back to school, Southfield Public Schools is holding a Back to School Fair.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 on the football field at Southfield High School, located at 24675 Lahser Rd.

Now in its third year, the fair will offer a wide variety of entertainment, prizes and fun for families to enjoy. The first 100 students to attend the fair will be given a backpack loaded with school supplies.

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Published August 6, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Mayor Brenda Lawrence came out on top Aug. 5, beating three other Democratic candidates in the primary election for U.S. House District 14 to replace Gary Peters.

According to the unofficial results from the Oakland County Clerk’s Election Division, Lawrence took 26,400 votes.

Coming in at a close second was Democrat Rudy Hobbs, who received 24,007 votes.

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Published July 31, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — The roar of people chatting about their experiences and qualities could be heard from the hallway of the Southfield Pavillion Tuesday, July 22, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes event.

Hiring Our Heroes is a nonprofit arm of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is designed to help veterans young and old to find stable jobs.

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Published July 30, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — As families get ready to embark on end-of-the-summer trips before school starts, they should be thinking safety first.

That’s according to Bruce Hamilton, manager of research and communications of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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Published July 30, 2014

LATHRUP VILLAGE — If you enter any given chain grocery store, you’re sure to find fluorescent lights and crowded aisles. At the Lathrup Village Farmers Market, however, you’re sure to find brightly colored tents, fresh produce and live entertainment.

The Lathrup Village Farmers Market, located at the Lathrup Village Municipal Complex, 27400 Southfield Road, runs 2-7 p.m. every Wednesday and is followed by a free concert in the park.

The market features fresh produce, and homemade jams, spices and personal care items, along with other wares.

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Published July 30, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Prospective homeowners have tons of decisions to face — where should I buy a house? What is my budget? Should I contact a real estate agent?

To help answer these questions and more, Southfield Human Services is teaming up with Lighthosue of Oakland County to hold a free homebuyer education seminar.

The seminar will take place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 16 in the meeting room of Southfield Public Library, 26300 Evergreen Road, and is open to the public. Attendees do not need to be a resident of Southfield to register.

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Published July 30, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — People traveling down 11 Mile Road from Inkster may soon be experiencing some delays and road closures due to roadwork set to take place in early August.

The Southfield City Council unanimously approved the rehabilitation of 2,200 feet the road at its committee-of-the-whole meeting on Monday, July 21.

“What we’re doing is putting a couple inches of stone on the existing road and 5.5 inches of asphalt,” said Assistant City Engineer Leigh Schultz.

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Published July 25, 2014

LATHRUP VILLAGE — In order to give the children of Lathrup Village a better understanding of what greenspace is all about, the Lathrup Village Children’s Garden has introduced a living roof.

A living roof, or green roof, is a building roof that is  partially or completely covered by plants, with the goal of improving air quality and stormwater runoff.

Debbie Hoatlin-Dunn, activities and education coordinator for the Lathrup Village Children’s Garden, said the new living roof is also a learning opportunity for the kids in the village.

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Published July 25, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Tech University has donated 50 Fujitsu tablet computers to Vista Maria, a nonprofit organization in Dearborn Heights.

Vista Maria provides treatment programs, services and educational resources to victimized girls and young women in southeast Michigan.

In operation since 1883, Vista Maria’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty through education and daily living assistance, according to the organization. 

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