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Lotz, Ford road project designs ‘moving along’ in Canton

Canton motorists weary of traffic congestion along Ford Road could get a glimpse as early as February of two projects officials believe will begin to ease the problem.

One project involves a $5 million effort to pave the pothole-riddled section of Lotz Road between Ford and Cherry Hill, giving motorists a north-south option to avoid heavily traveled roads such as Ford and Haggerty.

A second project centers on improvements such as lengthening turn lanes and improving ramps near the I-275/Ford area from Haggerty to Lotz. That comes as a precursor to longer-term effort to possibly convert Ford into a boulevard through much of Canton.

Canton is expected to host a public meeting as early as February to reveal plans for the Lotz paving and the initial phase of Ford Road work from Lotz to Haggerty, Municipal Services Director Tim Faas said.

Canton already has received from Wayne County a $274,015 payment that allowed the township to hire an engineering company, Spalding DeDecker Associates, Inc., to design the Lotz Road paving, which Faas said is slated for completion in 2015.

Spalding DeDecker already has completed about 50 percent of the engineering work, Faas said. Lotz will be transformed from a dirt-and-gravel road into a three-lane paved thoroughfare.

Canton has worked with Wayne County on the Lotz Road project, funded through the Michigan Department of Transportation.

Township Supervisor Phil LaJoy said he is encouraged Spalding DeDecker’s work is progressing and Wayne County has paid Canton for its role in hiring the engineering company.

“That’s very good news,” LaJoy said, adding the project “is moving along.”

Moreover, Faas said MDOT’s design of the initial improvements to Ford Road between Lotz and Haggerty has been 90 percent completed.

Local officials say the projects slated for the upcoming public meeting reflect the beginning of larger efforts, as money is allocated, to address Ford Road traffic congestion that has long troubled local officials and motorists alike.

As read on: http://www.hometownlife.com/story/news/local/canton/2014/12/28/lotz-road-paving-canton/20904637/

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Water Fun in Ann Arbor: Pools, Spraygrounds, & Beaches

There’s nothing like water when it comes to beating the heat and entertaining kids! KidsOutAndAbout provides its extra-special list of great places in and around Ann Arbor – Detroit where kids can splash to their heart’s content.

Buhr Park Outdoor Pool features a six-lane, 25-yard pool with a deep well and a separate zero-depth entry children’s wading pool with interactive play toys. Also 39 acres of rolling hills, picnic areas with grills, a children’s play area, softball diamonds, soccer fields & outdoor tennis courts are features at our park.

Canton Parks: Splash Playground: Cool down at Canton’s Splash Playground located in Heritage Park near Heritage Hideout. Just touch the fire hydrant to start the water fun!

Fuller Park Pool has something for everyone to enjoy, including a waterslide; seven-lane, 50 meter lap pool; shallow area with ramp access; 12 foot deep diving well and plenty of open space and lounge chairs to relax.

H2O Zone Sprayground In Westland: The H20 Zone is open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.,Memorial Day through Labor Day (weather permitting).

Independence Lake Park: Spray Zone: Blue Heron Bay is the perfect place to bring your family for some water fun! Whether you are taking a ride on our water slides, eating a delicious lunch at our new concessions building, or running through our many water-spraying structures, you are sure to have a great time.

Indian Springs Spray ‘n’ Play: Children of all ages will enjoy Indian Springs Metropark’s Spray ‘n’ Play. Get soaked in the water spray area, scale a rock-climbing wall or cargo net and explore a maze. Three distinct areas accommodate older children. A toddler area includes a painted labyrinth and sand pit with oversized scoopers for digging. The Spray ‘n’ Play play area is open year round while the water spray area is open Memorial Day to Labor Day 11 am – 7 pm daily.

Island Lake Recreation Area: The park has great canoeing, volley ball courts, picnic shelters, swimming and cabins to rent.

Kensington Metropark: Enjoy a day in the water at Martindale Beach all summer long. Martindale Beach will be open May 24 through Labor Day, from 10 am to 8 pm daily

KLR Splashpad in Oxford: Memorial Day through Labor Day, Noon -7:00 pm

Lake Erie Metropark: Escape the hot days of summer and take a plunge into the “Great Wave” wave action pool at Lake Erie Metropark. Hold steady and practice your balance against three foot waves for hours of fun.

Lake St. Clair Metropark: Swim in Lake St. Clair or at the Olympic-sized swimming pool at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The lake waters and 50-meter pool with waterslides and a diving well are the perfect places to cool off and enjoy a warm day. The pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, and the lake is open from May 1 to September 30. A beach shop and food concessions are conveniently located nearby.

City of Livonia Aquatics: Outdoor Splash Pad – Open June – Labor Day, The City of Livonia has two fifty-meter outdoor pools and one twenty-five meter outdoor pool. They all offer lessons, open swimming, pool rentals for parties, swim passes and special events. Outdoor Summer Swim Lesson Registration starts Mid-May.

Mack Indoor Pool is the city’s only indoor public pool and offers a variety of programs and opportunities for every swimmer. Our six-lane, 25-yard main pool has an attached 30 by 42 foot children’s tot pool. A ramp leading into the pool provides for easy accessibility. Our heated indoor pool allows you to swim, even if the weather is not “summer like,” while our huge windows let in the sunshine.

Macomb Township Aquatic Center: 2 pools with water slide, a lazy river, and other water features

Mt. Elliott Park Water Feature on the Riverfront: universally accessible water feature with cascading waterfalls, water cannons and shooting bubblers, paved pathways stamped with animal prints, fishing outlooks, lush landscaping, restrooms, a security station and numerous seating options, Mt. Elliott Park is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, water feature runs from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day

Splash at Palmer Park: OPEN: 10 am – 8 pm every day, FREE to the public; parking at the Splash Park lot in Palmer Park, (former swimming pool lot) on Merrill Plaisance between 6 and 7 Mile Roads,west of Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48203

Plymouth Sprayscape: If you’re looking for a place to cool off this summer venture out to Township Park and take a run through our Sprayscape! Township Park is located at 46640 Ann Arbor Trail, just east of Beck Road.The Sprayscape includes approximately 2600 square foot of space with 24 spray features including: Water Cannons, Horse Charger, Froggy-O, Daisy Mae, Water O’s, 12 ground sprays. The Sprayscape is designed to accommodate all ages and is available at no cost!

Red Oaks Waterpark: Kids enjoy the Soak Station, children’s water playground with 68 features, including water jets, curtains and slides, plus bubbler jets and a six-foot tipping bucket; must be 56″ or shorter and be accompanied by an adult. Or the Spray & Play, a water play area for toddlers, with 15 water jets and bubblers at zero depth.

Rolling Hills Water Park: With so many attractions, we’ve got something for everyone to enjoy – Float down the lazy river, catch a wave in the wave pool, or take a trip down one of our awesome water slides! The Activity Pool is popular with younger children due to its zero-depth entry, gentle bubbler, geysers, a waterfall and a kiddy slide for children under 45″ tall. Relax in the chaise lounges and sand chairs on an extensive sun deck located throughout the waterpark and natural shade or shade umbrellas in several grassy areas surrounding the deck.

Stony Creek Metropark: Enjoy a summer day in the water at Baypoint and Eastwood Beaches at Stony Creek Metropark. Beaches are open 10 am to 8 pm throughout the summer, Memorial Day to Labor Day. Comfort stations, food bars and first aid facilities are available. Fires, alcohol and glass containers are not permitted at the beaches.

Veterans Memorial Park Outdoor Pool features a fan-shaped zero-depth area with a “raindrop,” interactive water play apparatus, a handicap access ramp and a 125 foot waterslide. Minimum height requirement for use of the slide is 42 inches. We offer lounge chairs, picnic area, grills, tennis courts and a shaded deck area.

Warren Indoor Water Park: At the Warren Community Center, 5460 Arden (South of 14 Mile Road, west of Mound Road) 586.268.8400

Wayne County Family Aquatic Center: The Wayne County Family Aquatic Center opened originally in 1998, located at 12600 Chandler Park Dr. Detroit, Michigan 48213. We are located inside the City of Detroit’s Chandler Park 1/2 mile south of the Conner Exit (Exit 220B off I-94).

Willow Metropark: Cool off at the swimming pool: glide down the family slide, play a game of water basketball or just soak in the shallow area while your kids run through the water.

Relay for Life Events are Going Strong!

Relay Season is in Full Swing!!

What is Relay for Life?

-Organized, overnight community fundraising walk raising money for the American Cancer Society
-Teams of people camp out around a track during the event to raise awareness and funds for ACS
-Members of each team take turns walking around the track
-Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
-Family-friendly environment for the entire community
-Much, much More!!

Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave!

Visit http://www.RelayForLife.org to learn more about this event or find one in your area!

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Wishing the following events happening this weekend much success and great weather!

Relay For Life of Capac
Capac High School
www.relayforlife.org/capacmi 
9am-9am

Relay For Life of Livonia
Bentley Field
www.relayforlife.org/livoniami
10am-10am

Relay For Life of Novi-Northville
Novi Middle School
www.relayforlife.org/novinorthvillemi
10am-10am

Relay For Life of Plymouth
Central Middle School
www.relayforlife.org/plymouthmi
10am-10am

Relay For Life of Rochester
Stoney Creek High School Soccer Field
www.relayforlife.org/rochestermi
9am-9am

Two communities coming together for ONE FIGHT!
Relay For Life of Yspsilanti
www.relayforlife.org/ypsilantimi

Relay For Life of Ann Arbor
www.relayforlife.org/annarbormi

Washtenaw Community College
10am-10am

Dick Scott Nissan’s Summer Savings Sell-a-bration Event Going on NOW!

Hurry in to Dick Scott Nissan this Thursday, Friday and Saturday to take advantage
of AMAZING Savings!!


                                                         Dick Scott Nissan
                                                       42175 Michigan Ave
                                                         Canton, MI 48188

Welcome Rosedale Elementary and Ferrand Elementary School!

Attention Parents/Guardians – To PRINT additional DONATION VOUCHERS, simply click on your School! You can also print your voucher by visiting: www.Facebook.com/DickScottAutomotiveGroup !
(Visit us @ DickScott.com to locate the Dick Scott Automotive Group location near you.)
ALLEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
11100 Haggerty Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170

BIRD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
220 Sheldon Rd
Plymouth, MI 48170

**FERRAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL**
41400 Greenbriar Lane
Plymouth, MI 48170

HAWKINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
8900 Lee Rd
Brighton, MI 48816

LIVONIA FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOL
“BAND BOOSTERS FUNDRAISER”
31000 Joy Rd
Livonia, MI 48150

MORAINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
46811 Eight Mile Rd
Northville, MI 48167

NORTHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
“BOY’S BASKETBAL”
45700 Six Mile Road
Northville, MI 48168

NOVI HIGH SCHOOL
“BAND BOOSTERS FUNDRAISER”
24062 Taft Road
Novi, MI 48375

RIDGE WOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
49775 Six Mile Rd
Northville, MI 48167

**ROSEDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL**
36551 Ann Arbor Rd
Livonia, MI 48150

ST AGNES KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Fowlerville Council #8605855
E Grand River Ave
Fowlerville, MI 48836

TONDA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
46501 Warren Rd
Canton, MI 48187

WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
32401 Pembroke
Livonia, MI 48152

If you would like information on this program for your School or School Affiliated Group/Organization, click here!

Summer Spectacular Savings EVENT!! We are Open Late to Make a Deal with you!

Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has EXTENDED HOURS
Open Tonight, Thursday, August 26th 9am-9pm; Friday 9am-6pm;
Saturday 10am-5pm; Monday 9am-9pm and
TUESDAY 9am-8pm!!
NO REASONABLE OFFER WILL BE REFUSED!!

Our lot is overflowing with HUNDREDS of NEW Cars!!
We are ready to make a deal with you to make room for more 2011 models
so Hurry in NOW to Save BIG!

We have unheard of Savings available on 2010 Models
including the 2010 Dodge CHALLENGER, Dodge Grand Caravan,
Chrysler Town & Country, Jeep Wrangler and MORE!!

Don’t miss out on this Amazing Event at
Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Plymouth
AND
Dick Scott Motormall in Fowlerville
(extended hours ONLY at Dick Scott Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Plymouth)

Indian Riders Group – Southeastern Michigan Chapter

Attention All Riders!  Dick Scott’s Indian Motorcycle Detroit is pleased to announce the establishment of a new chapter of the Indian Riders Group; “Indian Riders Group – Southeastern Michigan.”

Our first Ride will be on Saturday, May 2nd to Rocky’s Antique Indian Motorcycle in Massillon, OH. All bikes/riders are welcome! We will be leaving from Dick Scott’s Indian Motorcycle in Canton at 7am.

For directions, visit our website at http://IndianMotorcycleDetroit.com or call us at 734-398-5454.

Click here if you are interested in joining the Indian Riders Group – Southeastern Michigan. Save 50% on membership fees if you join before May 31, 2009!

2010 Nissan GT-R Premium arrives at Automobile Magazine!

Automobile Magazine takes delivery of the 2009 Automobile Magazine Automobile of the Year, the 2010 Nissan GT-R Premium, and they are looking forward to their year-long test.

Read carefully for mention of Dick Scott Nissan, an authorized GT-R agent!

2009 Nissan Cube: It’s Here!


by Tim Joseph

The Los Angeles Auto Show is underway right now and here is a picture of the American Spec 2009 Nissan Cube. It is 10 inches longer and 4 inches wider than the previous model sold in Japan. Many critics said that this vehicle would never sell well here with only 95 HP so Nissan put the 1.8L Versa engine in and we get 122. It is lighter than the Versa so it should have a little bit of pep to its step. You will have the choice of either a 6-speed manual transmission or a CVT transmission. High end features such as push button start, blue tooth and rear sonar will be available. The Cube will come in an S and SL trim just like the Versa and Sentra. While pricing is expected to be just under $15,000, Nissan may surprise us when pricing in announced in February at the Chicago Auto Show.

For more information please check out the article at InsideLine.com.

2009 370Z Debut

By Tim Joseph.
The all new 2009 Nissan 370Z is about to make it’s North American debut at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show… kind of. Aparently there was an unveiling party thrown by Edmunds.com’s Inside Line this weekend and here is a picture of one of the new Z cars. I love that Nissan is bringing back a bright blue color. I was sad that they decided to drop the Daytona Blue from the 350Z. When I first wrote about this vehicle on October 9th I said that it looked like they were trying to get the look of an old Datun 240Z but updated with the look of a 350Z. Below I’ll post a link to a video where others make the same observation. There was one of the exterior design engineers on hand who said his first car was a 240Z and that is the look they were going for. The new design is more aggressive looking, has Nissan’s new boomerang style headlights and the new Nissan interior design. The vehicle is shorter and more powerful than the 350Z. I’ll get my first look at this car at the 2009 North American International Auto Show here in Detroit in January. If you’re in the Los Angeles area next week you can see it there.