Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Pet owners who want to use the William Grace Dog Park must attend one of the sessions.
Paws in the Hills volunteers have established a monthly orientation session for anyone wishing to use the William Grace Dog Park 29040 Shiawassee in Farmington Hills. Volunteer Masha Silver said the group will now hold sessions at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Costick Center. The meetings will begin promptly at 7 p.m., so those who plan to attend should arrive at least 15 minutes early to complete registration, she said. "There's no need to bring anything, and no dogs are allowed," Silver added. Dog owners will learn what vaccinations and health records their pets should have, as well as the park's rules and regulations. A $30 annual fee helps cover the cost of maintaining the park. "You can be there the whole year…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
To use the William Grace Dog Park in Farmington Hills, owners must complete a session led by Paws in the Hills volunteers.
Even in the snow, dog owners bring their pets out to the William Grace Dog Park, 29040 Shiawassee in Farmington Hills. To join them, sign up for the first orientation session of 2013, held Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. The orientation begins promptly at noon, and prospective new members should arrive early in order to complete their registration. The session is offered by Paws in the Hills volunteers and is free of charge. Register by calling the Costick Center, 248-473-1800.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Tonight, Farmington Hills city council members will discuss what to do about political candidates who want to speak during public comment.
Should political candidates be allowed to give what amounts to a stump speech during public comment at a city council meeting? Farmington Hills officials will take up that question at a study session tonight. Here's what else you should know: We're looking at a mild, but windy, start to the week, with a high today around 74 and gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. The National Weather Service predicts a low tonight around 54. If you're interested in learning whether your dog can make the grade as a therapy dog, Dr. Paws Pet Therapy offers testing tonight, as well as in July and August at Botsford Hospital. Everything you need to know is at drpaws.org; tests are done only by appointment. Write to email@example.com to learn more. At …
Friday, June 22, 2012
Summer kicks off in Farmington and Farmington Hills with a short list of activities and events.
The first full weekend of summer brings with it more outdoor music and an opportunity to adopt a new best friend. Browse through our gallery to see what's happening, then click on the links below for more information. Friday Saturday Sunday
Thursday, June 21, 2012
A series of outdoor concerts begin tonight at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills.
The Farmington Community Band opens a City of Farmington Hills concert series in Heritage Park tonight. Here's what else you should know: We're going to cool off a bit today. The forecast calls for temperatures reaching 87 degrees, with a 50 percent chance of showers, according to the National Weather Service. The temperatures are expected to drop to 62 degrees. Enjoy time with your toddler at the Farmington Community Library Main Library today at 10:30 a.m. A librarian starts by reading a couple stories, then there might be a song or two. Afterwards, the children can make a simple craft and play with the toys, and parents might even get a chance to chat. No registration is required. The Farmington Community Band kicks off this annual …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Additional sessions have been added for the popular Paws in the Hills dog park orientation in Farmington Hills.
Due to popular demand, volunteer organizers for a Farmington Hills dog park have added to the number of orientation sessions they're offering. The dates and times are in our list of things you should know today: The National Weather Service predicts a repeat of yesterday's weather, with a high around 70, partly sunny skies and wind gusts up to 23 miles per hour. Expect a low tonight around 51. Volunteers organizing these required sessions at the Costick Center for those who intend to use the new dog park in Farmington Hills have added more dates this month: Sign-in starts 15 minutes before each session, and no one will be admitted who isn't registered. Call 248-473-1800 to sign up. The commission meets today, 7:30 p.m., at the Costick …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Celebrate Michigan beer and wine, and help adults with developmental disabilities and local youth programs, this evening at Longacre House in Farmington Hills.
Today's weather may be a little cooler, but you can attend an event tonight that looks like a real heart-warmer. Here's what else you should know today: Temperatures are expected to drop into the 60s today, under mostly sunny skies. The National Weather Service predicts a low tonight around 43. This special tasting at the Longacre House is hosted by the Xemplar Club, Community Living Centers and Farmington Hills Youth and Family Services After-School Program. The fun starts at 5 p.m. today, with appetizers, entertainment, Michigan beers and wines, door prizes and more. Proceeds will provide support for youth programs and people with developmental disabilities. Cost is $25 per person; call 248-473-1841 to make a reservation. This group of …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Mandatory orientation sessions are scheduled for prospective members of the park, which is open to dog owners who live within the Farmington school district.
By mid-June, dogs in Farmington Hills and Farmington will have a new place to play and meet friends. Farmington Hills assistant city manager Dana Whinnery said Tuesday a layout has been finalized for the 4-acre park at the former William Grace Elementary property on Shiawassee east of Middlebelt in Farmington Hills. The park layout will include separate areas for large and small dogs, he said. "It's been quite rewarding to work on," Whinnery said of the project, which involved negotiating a lease agreement between the city and Farmington Public Schools officials. The land is being leased to the city for $1 per year. Bids are being solicited for a key fob system that will provide secured access to the park, Whinnery said. On Monday, …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The temperature is expected to climb into the 60s, making it a great day to explore outdoor art in downtown Farmington.
Get out and enjoy today's warmer weather, but hold onto your hat: Expect to see a lot of the sun today, as the temperature climbs up into the low 60s. The National Weather Service predicts a low tonight around 37, with strong breezes throughout the day and evening. Winds may gust as high as 28-33 miles per hour. The Inside|Out installation is complete in downtown Farmington, making seven paintings from the DIA visible along Grand River and Farmington Rd. through June. In Farmington Hills, the City Gallery at the Costick Center is hosting Matt Richmond's Paper Dress exhibit, featuring dresses made of recyclable materials, through April 13. Senior adults who have basic painting skills are invited to meet with this group today, 1 p.m., at …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Officials approve a lease agreement to create the park on the former William Grace Elementary School property.
After years of waiting, Farmington Hills dog owners will soon have a park to call their own. City officials on Monday unanimously approved a lease agreement with Farmington Public Schools (FPS) for use of the former William Grace Elementary School property, at 29040 Shiawassee. School officials approved the agreement March 6. The city will pay $1 per year for the lease, Whinnery said, and any improvements will be modest. "We're going to keep that investment at a reasonable cost, in case we have to pack up and move it," he said. Plans laid out by volunteers would leave in place a playground that was left standing after William Grace Elementary was demolished last summer, along with three other FPS buildings. Assistant city attorney Dana …