Thursday, February 21, 2013
The August project in Farmington Hills' Olde Towne neighborhood provided a home for a young family.
Remember last summer's "Life Remodeled" home build in the Olde Towne neighborhood of Farmington Hills? Over the past week, organizers posted a video on the YouTube.com social media website that includes a look at the complete project, from the repairs and clean-up done on homes throughout the neighborhood, to time-lapse video of the build and comments from the new homeowners. Take four minutes to view the inspiring video posted above. To see what's happening in Farmington and Farmington Hills today, check the list of events posted on our calendar. We've also included events later in the week for which you'll have to RSVP or buy tickets. Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Farmington Union High School, which provided education beyond 8th grade, burned to the ground in 1918.
Farmington Public Schools officials have approved a facilities plan designed to carry the district into the future. But what about the schools that are part of Farmington's past? The photo above shows Farmington Union School, which was located in the area of School and Thomas Streets in Farmington. Built in 1888, the two-story brick building was destroyed by fire in 1918. In the monograph, "Farmington, Michigan in the early 1900s", reports that the school's operating expenses in 1909 were "Teachers $2,150, fuel $111, janitor $200, loan $300, and miscellaneous $288." You can read the monograph in the online history collection at farmlib.org. To see what's happening in Farmington and Farmington Hills today, check the list of …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Presidents Day means post office branches and Farmington Hills city hall will be closed.
Even though Monday is a federal holiday, trash and recyclables collection will go on as usual today, as will business at Farmington city hall. Farmington Hills city hall and U.S. Postal Service branches in Farmington Hills and Farmington will be closed. There will be no mail delivery today. Both the Farmington Community Library Main Library and Farmington branch are open today. Farmington Public Schools students are enjoying their winter break this week, so school buildings are closed. Take a look at what else is going on today, along with a list of events for which you'll have to register or buy tickets later in the week: Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
SWOCC Studios pays tribute to local heroes in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
Area residents Virgil Thilz, Harvey Hershey, John Shalholub and Norman Berger all share their memories of serving during World War II in a video posted this week at YouTube.com. User swoccstudios1 shares videos produced by SWOCC Studios, home to the Farmington, Farmington Hills and Novi city channels, and public access television for all three communities. Take a look at the 6-minute video, then check out the events for which you'll need to register or buy tickets, along with today's happenings: Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, here's how to add it: How to Post an Event on Patch.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The event at the Costick Center is likely to sell out; reservations are due by March 1.
It's time to sign up for the annual Princesses and Super Heroes Fantasy Fun Night held at the Costick Center March 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. This event, which sells out every year, will feature music, dancing, face painting, crafts, a moonwalk bouncer, and much more! A kid-friendly buffet dinner sponsored by Busch’s Fresh Food Market will include hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, snacks, and drinks. Register by March 1 at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills or online at https://recreg.fhgov.com. Here are more events for which you'll need to register or buy tickets, along with today's happenings: Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Take a ride down one of the area's more popular winter fun spots in this 28-second video posted at YouTube.com.
A 28-second video posted on a social media sharing site shows what it's like to speed down the sledding hill on Shiawassee and Farmington Road. YouTube.com user mommynetworkofmi posted the video on Feb. 8. The user's channel also includes a review of the new Sky Ropes course, which opened last year at the Farmington Tennis Club. Once you've taken a virtual ride down the sledding hill, take a look at the events on today's calendar, along with those later in the week for which you'll have to RSVP or purchase tickets: Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, here's how to add it: How to Post an Event on Patch.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Come back to Patch after 10 a.m. to learn how local students performed on the standardized test.
The Michigan Department of Education will release the results today of Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) standardized tests taken by Farmington Public Schools students in the fall of 2012. Come back to Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch after 10 a.m. to learn how local students did in reading, writing, math, social studies and science. In the meantime, check out this list of today's big events, along with those for which you'll have to purchase tickets or register later in the week: Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, here's how to add it: How to Post an Event on Patch.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The students performed at John Cowley & Sons in Farmington on Jan. 27.
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" for the students at School of Rock in Farmington, who performed Motown classics on Jan. 27 at John Cowley & Sons. YouTube.com user SchoolofRock Farmington posted videos of the student performances on the social media sharing site this week. They also covered artists like Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5 and Barrett Strong. Learn more about the school by reading Get Ready to Rock: Music School Opens in Farmington. Then check out the list of big events on the Patch calendar today, along with events for which you'll need to register or buy tickets later in the week: Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, here's how to add it: …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
According to AAA, metro Detroit gas prices have jumped nearly 40 cents over last month.
Remember when we were talking about how low gas prices were in December? Well, those days are over. According to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report, the price for a gallon of regular gas in metro Detroit has jumped by more than 39 cents since the beginning of January. The trend reflects record-setting increases nation-wide, AAA Federal Relations Manager Avery Ash writes: "The 17-cent increase since last Monday is the most dramatic one-week spike in nearly two years and the twentieth largest weekly increase of the 21st century." Find low Farmington-area gas prices on our Commute page. And please share where you're finding low prices with a comment on this story. Then, take a look at the big events on our calendar today, as well as those for…
Monday, February 4, 2013
The dance caps three days of events that include a scavenger hunt, Faerie Fayre and teas.
A group of downtown Farmington merchants hope you'll slip into your faerie finery and join them Feb. 16 for the Sun, Moon and Stars Faerie Ball, held at Grand Celebrations on Grand River in Farmington. The dance caps off the Farmington Faerie Gathering, which includes a faerie door scavenger hunt, Faerie Fayre and two faerie teas Feb. 14-16. Admission to the Ball, which is open only to those 21 and older, includes an open bar, light hors d'oeuvres, a costume contest and the crowning of a King and Queen. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased on the event website. Other events include: Learn more at farmingtonfaeriegathering.com or on Facebook, then take a look at other events this week that will require you to register or purchase tickets…