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Random Thoughts And Musings about Farmington - Farmington Hills

Observations and opinions about current events in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Please feel free to add your own in the discussion area.

- In every article I've read about the Farmington Public Schools substitute teacher that is accused of sexual assault on a minor, Associate Superintendent Dave Ruhland is quoted as saying, “There's nothing remotely related in his file.” Why does that statement sound like one meant to “cover our butt”? It also makes me wonder if there is something that is related that's “not in his file.”

 

- I look forward to the new roundabout being planned for Orchard Lake and 14 Mile Roads. As it is, that area is a nightmare. Once people get used to them, it lessens congestion, improves traffic flow and certainly reduces fatalities. I know I'm most likely in the minority. I'm used to navigating them from the time I spent on the east coast years ago in an area they were quite common.  Really, once you and everyone else gets used to them, they're great!

 

- Now that warmer weather is just around the corner, does anyone know of a downtown Farmington eating/drinking establishment with outdoor seating that is “dog friendly” ? I'd love to stop for a nosh and maybe an adult beverage on evening strolls with my dog.

 

- Although the opening of Ollie's Bargain Outlet in the former Farmer Jack location on Farmington Rd. and Nine Mile is looked upon as a negative by some in our community, I think stores like these may be one of the ways “brick and mortar” stores can compete with the internet in the new retailing era.

 

- Finally, a real gem from our community:

 

For the past nine years, Hope Lutheran Church on 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills has put on a show featuring their youth performance group - “The Edge”. This year the group will perform “Marlie's Angels”, a fun musical about the challenges of a fictional youth group leader at a church in Toledo, Oh.  Admission is free, open to the public and will be held Sunday April, 21 and Wednesday April,24th.  Show times are 7:00 PM

 

TBC...

 

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Vera Lucksted April 08, 2013 at 11:16 AM
I wonder if health department ordinances keep restaurants from being more dog friendly? I do wish that Riley Park had a canine clean up station similar to what was at Shiawassee Park with a bag dispenser...
Jackie Mulvihill April 08, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Mentobe Cafe' loves dogs, as our water bowl and jar of doggie treats can attest to. Unfortunately the Health Dept. does not allow dogs inside (unless they are working dogs) but we do have outdoor seating in warmer weather - dogs are welcome (people, too!) And in regards to Hope Lutheran Church - you are so right! They put on a great show - always entertaining and lots of fun - and free!
art April 10, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Bryce: You have stepped into a no-no of the local media. You never criticize nor question the FPS or its administration. You follow the Super and the needs of the unions just like the school board does with little if any printed confrontation or questioning.
Thomas Donovan April 10, 2013 at 05:32 PM
@Art Couldn't have said it better myself. Ain't that the truth!
Bryce April 10, 2013 at 08:22 PM
Art, holding my tongue, when I have an opinion on something that I feel needs to be pointed out, is not one of my strong suits. Maybe that's why my nose looks like it does. :)
art April 10, 2013 at 10:37 PM
I would suggest that you keeping sticking your nose into those areas of Farmington, Farmington Hills that need a good nose poking. Your blog could be a wealth of knowledge.
Bryce April 11, 2013 at 05:29 PM
@ Jackie Mulvihill Kaiser and I will be sure to say hi when we stop by this spring/summer. Kaiser is rather excited, he wasn't much interested in the "adult beverage" part anyway.

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