Thursday, January 31, 2013
The Farmington Downtown Development Authority puts out a call for crafters and food vendors to participate in the July event.
The weather may be blustery, but the Farmington Downtown Development Authority (DDA) staff is already well into planning for the 2013 Founders Festival, held July 19-20. Applications are being accepted from crafters, commercial businesses, food vendors and nonprofits for the event. In addition, Memorial Park on Grand River west of Farmington Road will be home to Wags-n-Whiskers, reserved for dog-related vendors. All applications can be downloaded from the Farmington DDA website. To get you in the mood for this year's festival, take a look at the 2012 parade, featured in today's Youtube.com video, posted on the social media sharing site by SWOCC Studios (swoccstudios1). Then check out the big events posted on today's calendar: Check our …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Instrumental and vocal performances from the Jan. 19 and 20 concerts are featured on the video sharing site.
Talented North Farmington High vocalists and musicians are featured in videos from the school's Jan. 19 and 20 coffee house concerts, posted last week at YouTube.com. Nine performances can be viewed on the social media video sharing website, from a comic duet by brothers Avery and Evan Rausch, to a stirring rendition of the ballad "At Last", by Natalie Porretta. Some will be available on iTunes.com. Once you've listened to the music, browse through the list of events going on today, as well as those for which you'll have to 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, January 24, 2013
Former Miss Farmington Elise Newcomer hosts monthly dances at the American Legion Groves-Walker Post.
Video from a recent charity contra dance hosted by 2011 Miss Farmington Elise Newcomer made its way to the YouTube.com social media website this week. YouTube user John Newsome posted the video of a dance held at the American Legion Groves-Walker Post #346 to raise funds for charitable causes. The event featured in the video collected $410 for a family in northwest Detroit whose home is in foreclosure. When she started holding the events in 2011, Newcomer told Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch that contra dancing is an activity that can be enjoyed by anyone, with or without a partner. Lessons are provided a half-hour before each dance. "It's similar to square dancing," she said, "with a little more of a swing tinge to it." Take a look at…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Farmington and Farmington Hills residents are invited to share their ideas at a 6:30 p.m. meeting. In the meantime, let us know what you'd like to see happen with one large, vacant property.
If you have ideas for revitalizing the Grand River corridor in Farmington and Farmington Hills, a group of local volunteers wants to hear them. The Grand River Corridor Improvement Authority boards in both cities will host a public visioning meeting today at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. If you can't attend, they've also set up an online survey. Or you can attend one of their 7:30 a.m. meetings at the Jon Grant Community Center in Farmington Hills, on the fourth Thursday of each month. One of the large properties currently vacant along the corridor is the former H.A. Smith Lumber Company, which closed in 2011. Tell us in a comment what you think should go into that space, then check out the list of today's events, along with …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Students of the Farmington Hills high school dance program will perform Feb. 8.
Harrison High School dancers didn't have much space to work with as they performed during Monday's Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration at the Farmington Community Library, and they used every inch. Dancers performed three works during their 2 p.m. performance in the Main Library second floor auditorium, which previewed their Feb. 8 winter concert. Director Toi Banks said in addition to guest choreographer Melissa Rector of The Koresh Dance Company in Philadelphia, dancers will perform works created by alumnae Tiffany Norris, a senior at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Quatiece Salter, who is studying dance at Wayne State. The program will also include choreography by current students. For more information, write to …
Monday, January 21, 2013
If you know where we photographed this family, share your guess with a comment.
The family pictured in today's mystery photo is part of a sculpture that's on display somewhere in Farmington Hills. If you think you know where we took this photograph, leave your guess with a comment below. Then take a look at the events on our calendar today, along with a list of 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: How to Post an Event on Patch.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Patch Facebook readers say they've seen the animals all over town.
Last week, we published several coyote photos taken by Patch reader Ed Flaherty and City of Farmington Hills Parks Supervisor Randy Lovett and asked our Facebook fans whether they had seen coyotes in their neighborhoods. The map above shows the locations they mentioned. If you've seen a coyote and your neighborhood isn't included, post a comment with the location, and we'll add it to the map. Below, we've listed some of the big events happening today, as well as events later this week for which you'll need to register 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, January 14, 2013
The city plans a fireworks display at Founders Sports Park July 3.
In 1973, what was Farmington Township became the City of Farmington Hills, and on July 3, residents will have a chance to celebrate the city's 40th birthday. City manager Steve Brock said at a Saturday study session that the event held at Founders Sports Park on Eight Mile Road will include a fireworks display. The city's last fireworks show was in 2008, in honor of its 35th birthday. Once you've marked that event on your calendar, take a look at what's happening today, as well as events later this week for which you'll need to register 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.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Take a virtual tour of this house in the 10 Mile and Orchard Lake Road area.
A virtual tour of a rental home in Farmington hit the video sharing site YouTube.com late last month. Located at 23886 Beacon, in the 10 Mile and Orchard Lake Road area, the 3-bedroom, ranch-style home has a first-floor laundry room and is within walking distance of shopping and Farmington High School. The home is also listed with Aol Real Estate. Once you've taken the 37-second tour, take a look at events listed on our calendar for today, along with a sneak peek at what's happening this weekend: Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, feel free to add it.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Today's YouTube video features children enjoying the first big snowfall of the year on the Shiawassee sledding hill and an area park.
A local family's day of fun in Farmington after a late December snowstorm is captured in today's YouTube.com video. A user on the video sharing site, dbljin, records a father and his sons enjoying a day spent at the Shiawassee sledding hill and in a local park. The family also shares photos on Shutterfly.com. Did you take photos or videos of your family's day in the snow? Share them by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Videos" link above. Below, we've listed events happening today, as well as those for which you'll need to 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, feel free to add it.