Thursday, May 23, 2013
Weather-permitting, one of the city's favorite recreation spots will open for the season for the holiday weekend.
You may have seen water running at the Heritage Park splash pad in Farmington Hills this week, but the popular outdoor recreation spot isn't open for business just yet. City special services director Ellen Schnackel said parks staffers have been "performing routine maintenance", getting ready to open Memorial Day weekend. The splash pad will remain open through Labor Day weekend, weather-permitting, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. City offices in Farmington Hills and Farmington will be closed on Monday, March 27 for the Memorial Day holiday. There will be no trash, recycling or yard waste pick-up on Monday in both cities, delaying the schedule by one day all week. Friday's pick-up will happen on Saturday. U.S. Post Office branches in Farmington…
Monday, May 20, 2013
National Public Works Week calls attention to basic services provided by public workers.
Monday, May 20
Farmington Hills residents enjoy a high quality of life, thanks in large part to the public workers who make the city run smoothly every day. During the week of May 19, the City of Farmington Hills is honoring those employees who are vital to the efficient operation of Public Works systems such as the water supply, sanitary sewers, roadways, public buildings and properties, signage, traffic control, solid waste collection, and recycling. Instituted in 1960 as a public education campaign by the American Public Works Association, National Public Works Week is designed to call attention to the importance of Public Works in the daily lives of present and future generations. “National Public Works Week gives the citizens of Farmington Hills a…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The agenda includes discussion of a vision being drafted by the Corridor Improvement Authorities for both cities.
Farmington Planning Commissioners got a look Monday at a vision for the Grand River corridor in Farmington and Farmington Hills that includes redevelopment, a connected system of bike and walking paths, and high quality design elements. Economic and Community Development Director Kevin Christiansen said representatives from both cities are working on a plan that covers three miles of the state-controlled road, from Mayfield in Farmington to Eight Mile Road in Farmington Hills. He said the strategy includes eight development principles: Christiansen said an overlay district will be proposed for inclusion in the master plans for both cities, and a tax increment financing (TIF) district will be established later this year to capture any …
Monday, May 13, 2013
A new award this year honors work that displays environmental sensitivity.
Monday, May 13
The City of Farmington Hills Beautification Commission has opened nominations for its annual awards for businesses, offices, and subdivision or condominium entrances with attractive and well-maintained landscapes. Judges visit nominated sites to look for landscape variety, imaginative use of color, and overall property maintenance. This year, the Commission offers a special award for Environmental Sensitivity. Nomination forms are now available on the City website at www.fhgov.com and are due on June 28. Awards will be presented at the 2013 Beautification Commission Awards Ceremony on Oct. 24 at the Costick Center. For information, contact the Planning Office, 248-871-2540. Source: City of Farmington Hills press release
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The City of Farmington Hills offers dozens of programs and events for adults 50 and better in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
Adults ages 50 and older will have opportunities to honor veterans, enjoy the great outdoors, take in a movie and more as part of the City of Farmington Hills Center for Active Adults May activities. Events include: Friday’s Film. May 17, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. After a delicious lunch, Les Miserables will be shown with popcorn, candy, and a drink at the Costick Center. $5 advance tickets, $7 at the door. Memorial Day Tribute. May 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Honor veterans who have served our country and also Senior Division participants who have passed within the last year with a VFW/American Legion Honor Guard flag ceremony, rifle salute and recitation, followed by refreshments. Held at the Costick Center. No Senior Left Inside. May 29, 10 a.m…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The May 11 event takes place rain or shine at the Heritage Park Visitor's Center parking lot.
- GOING GREEN
Tuesday, April 30
Get your garden ready for spring with the Farmington Hills Beautification Commission’s 13th Annual Spring Plant and Seed Swap on May 11, 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Heritage Park Visitor’s Center parking lot. Every year, rain or shine, amateur and Master Gardeners come armed with plants from their gardens. Come prepared with gloves, wagons, and your favorite plants and seeds to exchange. The Beautification Commission, area Garden Club members, and Master Gardeners will all be on hand to answer questions and provide refreshments. For more information, call Charmaine Kettler-Schmult in the City’s Community Development Office at 248-871-2543.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Learn about road closures, boil water alerts and more through messages sent to your cell phone.
Sign up for notices about emergencies, road closures and more through the City of Farmington Hills Text Notification System. Messages will have a 160-character maximum and will feature a tagline showing that they were officially sent from the City of Farmington Hills. An additional service, with a separate subscriber list, will offer text messages about Parks and Recreation cancellation notices and field closures. Learn how to get the notifications at fhgov.com. Greek Islands, featuring homemade from scratch Greek and American meals, is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant features live music Thursday and Friday evenings. “We’re here to take care of our golfers, both leagues and individuals, as well as the residents…
Saturday, April 20, 2013
WXYZ's Cheryl Chodun keynotes the April 11 Senior Volunteer Recognition Breakfast.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Saturday, April 20
The Farmington Area Commission on Aging and City of Farmington Hills Senior Division honored five senior volunteers during an April 11 breakfast at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. The Commission on Aging recognized Sue Mikolajczak with a Gold Award and Mary Larson with the Maggie Loridas Diamond Award. The Senior Division recognized Carol Johnston with the Robert A. Eastman S.A.G.E. Award, Bettie McIntire with the Loretta C. Conway Senior Division Award, and Galey DiMercurio with the Aldo Vagnozzi Spirit Award. Attended by over 140 volunteers, the Senior Volunteer Recognition Breakfast featured WXYZ-TV's Cheryl Chodun as the keynote speaker. The theme, “Volunteers Rock,” saluted those who share their time and talent as the …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
John Anhut celebrates his 90th birthday Friday with friends, families and a lifetime of memories.
Farmington Hills city council officially proclaimed Monday "John Walsh Anhut Day" in the city, honoring the long-time chair of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) on his 90th birthday. The Farmington resident celebrated Friday with friends and family who filled a converted warehouse space at EJH Construction in Farmington Hills to pay tribute to a man described as the best friend two cities ever had. In a short speech, Anhut shared stories about business relationships that contributed to his success. "What matters is people helping people," he said. Anhut also recounted memories from his days as owner of the Botsford Inn and recalled the difficulties in getting approval to build Botsford Hospital on property that surrounded the …
Sunday, April 7, 2013
April abounds with activities designed to bring families out to Heritage Park and the Nature Discovery Center.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
Sunday, April 7
If you're ever wondered what Heritage Park looks like when the sun goes down, or how to identify a frog by the sound it makes, the City of Farmington Hills Nature Discovery Center has spring programs that can help. Click on these links for more information about April activities at the Center: For more information, visit fhgov.com.