Sunday, April 21, 2013
Detroit Public Television anchor Christy McDonald and a panel of professional women share their experiences April 24.
An all-star line-up of women who make a difference in the world will participate in the “Women Mean Business Conference”, held April 24 at Mercy High School in Farmington Hills. “We are preparing a new generation of young women to enter the professional ranks,” said Carolyn Witte, principal. “We thought it only fitting that they hear from some of the trailblazers who have gone before them.” Panelists taking part in the 6 p.m. event will share empowering stories of triumph and personal achievement as well as valuable advice about the importance of work, self-esteem, volunteering and job choices. Led by Christy McDonald, special coverage anchor, WTVS Detroit Public Television, they include: In addition, each table will have a local woman …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Enjoy samples, mini-services, giveaways, one-night-only discounts and more on April 25 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Downtown Farmington merchants invite ladies to a night of shopping, savings and surprises during Ladies Night Out, held from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. on April 25. “We are excited to bring Ladies Night Out to Farmington,” said Valerie Greer, Downtown Development Authority (DDA) board member and one of the promotion organizers. “We hope that guests will see how our merchants and businesses shine during the evening.” Participating businesses will offer in-store activities that appeal to women, from samplings and give-aways to one-night-only discounts, complimentary or low-cost mini-services. “Ladies Night Out is a great opportunity to explore downtown Farmington. With spring in the air, finally, you can invite your friends to enjoy a fun night out …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
The department uses the site for training until the building's new owner tears it down.
Thanks to the building's new owner, Farmington Public Safety Department has been using the closed Dunleavy's Pub on Grand River for fire and police training. According to a department press release, Bright Side Dental will tear down the existing building before construction begins on a new dental office. In the meantime, public safety officers have the opportunity to train in an unknown environment to search for a downed firefighter or trapped victim. In one of the training exercises, rescuers had to enter the building, find a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with its alarm sounding, which represented a downed firefighter. Officers had to refill the SCBA from a spare bottle, and then remove the "firefighter" from the building. …
Monday, April 8, 2013
A customer service representative confirms the store is on a list of 80 that will be closed.
By this time next week, the Caribou Coffee shop in the Gateway Shopping Center at 14 Mile and Orchard Lake Roads in West Bloomfield will be closed. A Caribou customer service representative confirmed Monday that the store is among scores the company plans to close. A franchise located at Henry Ford Hospital will not be affected, she said. UDPATE: Company president and CEO Mike Tattersfield released this statement Monday afternoon to Plymouth Patch: "Over the past few months, we at Caribou have revisited our business strategy, including closely evaluating our performance by market to make decisions that best position us for long-term growth. With that, we will be closing 80 underperforming stores on April 14th, and an additional 88 …
Orchard Adult Day Care owner Nathan Mazur went from the printing business to the business of helping senior adults and their families.
Families looking for ways to help an aging parent or grandparent have a new option in Farmington, with the April 1 opening of Orchard Adult Day Care. Located in an office complex on Orchard Lake Road, the 2,000-square-foot space includes a cluster of tables for card playing and games, a small dining room, handicapped accessible bathrooms, a quiet living room and a commons area with a grand piano. Seniors can stay for the whole day or a few hours, on a regular or as-needed basis, owner Nathan Mazur said. "The goal is to really be a resource for families," he added. Seniors don't have to be mobile, the entire facility is wheelchair accessible. Incontinence is not a problem, and the facility even includes an area for bathing. Mazur, who has…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
A handful of representatives from the Asian Indian community displayed signs in front of the bank Thursday afternoon.
When Onkar Sandhu first heard about allegations of racism against Lotus Bank, which recently opened a branch in Farmington Hills, the news caught his attention. "When I saw it was directed toward Indian-descent, it kind of like grabbed my attention more, because I'm Indian myself," the West Bloomfield student said during a Thursday afternoon protest at the bank's 12 Mile location. A small group, including Sandhu, West Bloomfield resident Jack Singh and two other high school students who declined to be identified, carried signs that urged bank customers to close their accounts to protest allegations of racism by some bank officials. Singh said he expected more people to show up later in the day. The allegations stem from a lawsuit filed …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
A sign on the door notifies members who paid their full-year dues just weeks ago to contact the state attorney general's office.
The Oakland County Treasurer has posted a notice announcing the seizure of property at the Farmington Tennis Club, in lieu of back taxes totalling more than $5,500. Members and employees arrived at the club Monday to find the doors locked and a sign indicating the business was bankrupt. The sign was gone early Monday afternoon, but by Tuesday morning, the property seizure notice had been posted. No warning was given to either members or staff, according to reports. Former tennis instructor Whitney Wasielewski told WDIV-TV she saw signs of trouble, including a major Easter weekend tournament being cancelled and a request that dues be paid earlier than usual. “There are roughly 500 people on the member email list and all of these people …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The business installed an indoor ropes course last fall, after the Farmington planning commission voted down plans for an outdoor recreation area.
UPDATE: According to Farmington city officials, the Farmington Tennis Club had two years' worth of unpaid taxes on the books when members arrived Monday morning to find the doors locked and signs the business may be closed for good. City treasurer Chris Webber said real property taxes haven't been paid for 2011 and 2012. The business' personal property taxes were paid through 2012, he said, and the property is not in tax foreclosure. Barbara Hauswirth said she played in a club league on Monday nights, and one of the league members who also plays on Monday mornings reported finding the doors locked and a note on the door saying the business was closed and bankrupt. She said members received no notice, and the club collected full-year dues …
Saturday, March 30, 2013
In 2012, Botsford cared for more than 1,100 critically injured patients.
Saturday, March 30
Botsford Hospital's 2-year-old Level II Trauma Center has achieved a three-year reverification by the Committee on Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). According to a hospital press release, the prestigious achievement is atypical among relatively young trauma programs. Not only is Botsford the first Level II Trauma Center serving southwestern Oakland County and northwestern Wayne County, it continues to be the only hospital to do so. ACS reviewers gave high marks to Botsford, the release indicated, finding the hospital to be proficient in every aspect of its trauma program. This is especially notable since trauma care joins the services of many departments at this independent hospital, including the Emergency & Trauma…
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions, based in Farmington Hills, will pick up donations of gently used career clothing on April 19.
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Tuesday, March 19
Friedman Integrated Real Estate Solutions in Farmington Hills will host a professional work clothing drive from April 15-19 to benefit Career Dress, a nonprofit organization that provides work clothes for women in search of employment, and NSO Joe’s Place, a nonprofit organization that provides men with dress clothing for work. “Metro Detroit is expected to add close to 40,000 jobs in the next few years. This charitable initiative is especially important, as it better equips members of our community who have upcoming interviews, or are starting new jobs,” said Stan Finsilver, Executive Vice President and sponsor of Friedman’s Charitable Committee. Both organizations are in need of gently-used suit outfits including pant suits, jackets, …