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OCTOBER 4, 2013

The first Friday of every month downtown Northville comes alive and celebrates the arts during their popular First Friday Experience (formerly known as the Art Walk). As guests stroll along the streets of downtown Northville’s growing art district, they will enjoy a night filled with art exhibits (highlighting featured artists each month), art demonstrations and related events. Downtown Northville’s participating First Friday Art galleries and stores are open 6:00pm – 9:00pm with many of the businesses along the walk offering complimentary hors d’ oeuvres and beverages for their guests as they browse or shop.

The galleries below participate each month in the First Friday Experience. Many of the other shops and restaurants are also open.

Dancing Eye Gallery 

101 N. Center

Northville Art House 

215 W. Cady
The Northville Art House is a facility of the City of Northville.  Please visit the Northville Arts Commission website for current exhibit information.

Northville Gallery
123 E. Main

Starring “The Gallery” 

118 W. Main

Tiffany Art Glass 

121 E. Main (2nd floor)

State of Mind Art Gallery 

120 East Main

Over 30 Michigan Artists under one roof.

The First Friday Experience is not just for gallery lovers; it’s a great way to relax on a Friday evening. In addition to our galleries, we have many restaurants and business that support the First Friday Experience and are open until at least 8:00pm. You will find special events such as artists and musicians on hand at some and others simply invite you to come in and eat or shop. These include:

Bricks of Northville ~ Broughton Music ~ Celebrity Pets Company ~ D & D Bicycle & Hockey ~ The Next Chapter Book Store & Bistro ~ Gardenviews ~ gg Boutique ~ Hearts of Inspiration ~ Joseph’s Coney Island ~ Koji ~ Limelight Emporium ~  Lorla’s  ~ Northville Square ~ Orin Jewelers ~ Pendleton ~ Rebecca’s Family Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor~ Red Pepper Deli ~ Riffle’s Homestyle Restaurant~ Salon Tre Bella V ~ Simply Wine ~ Sincerely Yours ~ State of Mind Gallery ~ The Bee’s Knees ~ Tirami Su Italian Ristorante~ Toomajanian & Bowers, P.C. ~ Tuscan Café ~ Urban Optiques Vision & Eyewear ~ Utopia Salon & Spa ~ Van Dam’s Boutique ~

Walking maps are available at each business to help you find your way around.
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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Come check out the 1st Annual Northville food Truck Rally and Beer Garden! It is going to be the perfect weekend to be outside! Come enjoy great food and some family fun event in beautiful Downtown Northville!

Saturday, August 24
Located on West Cady
(between Wing & 1st Street)

1:00pm     Beer Garden Opens

1-3pm JustPushPlay
Music on the Green

3:00-8pm Food Trucks Ready to Serve!

El Guapo
Kona Ice
Meen Weenie
Ned’s Travel Burger
Rollin’/Stone Wood Fired Pizza
Treat Dreams

Admission to the Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden is free; there will be a fee for all food and beverages.

Sponsored by: Northville Sports Den & Patti Mullen – Remerica Hometown One (

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Northville Adult/Senior Services Activities

Adult/Senior Services Activities
Northville Community Senior Center
303 W. Main Street
Northville, MI 48167
(248) 349-4140
Visit our website by clicking here
Flu Shot Clinic – Wednesday, October 12, 1:00pm-6:00pm
The Visiting Nurses Association will be available to provide Flu or Pneumonia shots. The clinic will be held at the Northville Community Senior Center, 303 W. Main Street. Flu shot includes H1N1 with seasonal flu shot. Pre-registration Required. \$25 Flu Shot, \$30 Flu Mist, \$70 Pneumonia Shot
Shop Chicago
On your mark, get set, shop! Shop Chicago! Travel to Chicago in luxury motor coaches and spend the day on your own shopping the Magnificent Mile. Trip sold out in 2010, our first year… So register early to reserve your seat!
Saturday, November 12
\$59 (resident)
Note: Registration ends November 9th or while space is available. All registrations received after November 2nd will be charged a \$5 late fee. Click here for more information.
Friday Flicks
Fridays at 1:00pm
Pick-up our newsletter for movie listing. No pre-registration required
\$1.00 per person Click here for more information.
Our Special Events are looking for your donations…
Clean out your junk drawers, closets, and kitchens! We will gladly accept the following items that have been cleaned or are new and in packages.

  • Decorations from the following countries: Africa, China, France, Australia, United States
  • Halloween Decorations, not-too-scary

Items can be dropped off at the Recreation Center at Hillside, 700 West Baseline, Northville, MI 48167 before December 1, 2011. Click here for more information.

Not so Spooky Treat of Treat in Northville

Preschool- 3rd Grade

Trick or Treat Trail at Mill Race Village this Year!
Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 – 4:40pm-6:40pm (timed admissions)
$8.00/Child, parents are FREE

Trick of Treat around Northville’s own historic Mill Race Village (215 Grisold) and visit the not-so-spooky houses at this annual Holloween treat. Due to the nature of the event, registration is not available at the event. Pre-registration is required.

– Event held rain or shine, so please dress appropriately
– Please arrive at the event entrance a few minutes prior to your time.
– Wear costumes, bring a trick or treat bag
– Parking is available at Ford Field or behind the Planet Fitness Building.


Wayne County Parks, Northville Parks and Recreation and Vietnam Veterans of America Plymouth/Canton Chapter 528 Proudly present the 16th Annual FISHING DERBY

Saturday, September 24
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Hines Park
Waterford Bend Area
(Northville Road, North of Six Mile in Northville)

– The Middle Rouge River will be stocked with 10”- 12” rainbow trout.
**Prizes will be given away in a variety of categories. Some fish will be tagged for prizes.**
– All anglers need to bring their own equipment and bait.
– There is a three fish limit.
– Pre-registration is NOT required.
– No fishing license is required for this event.

Schedule of Events
7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration on site
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Children 12 years old and younger can
fish and participate in the casting contest
10:30 a.m. Presentation of prizes to children
10:00 a.m. – Noon Fishing for all ages

For more info, call (734) 261-1990 or visit
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Health Care Training/American Red Cross

Where: 20319 Middlebelt Rd, Livonia, MI 48152
Date: Daily
Time: 9:00am–4:00pm
Next on: Tomorrow, August 18, 2011

The American Red Cross, a non-profit organization, is currently offering Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide and Patient Care Tech Training Classes at multiple classroom sites. All of our proceeds after expenses, go to Chapter services, such as Emergency Services in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair and Monroe Counties.

The addresses are as follows:

1. Livonia 20319 Middlebelt Rd. Livonia, MI 48152.

2. Macomb 13260 11 Mile Rd. Warren, MI, 48089

3. Waterford 5144 Highland Rd. Waterford, Mi 48327

4. Riverview 20950 Grange Rd. Riverview, MI 48193

5. Detroit – Palms Building 2111 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI, 48201

6. Port Huron 615 Pine Street, Port Huron Michigan 48060

For further information, as well as class dates and times, please contact the American Red Cross at (313) 576-4130 or (313) 576-4120.

Phone: 313-576-4120

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Wayne County will be conducting an Electronic Waste Only Drop-off event this Saturday, August 6th from 9:00am to 1:00pm in Northville.  The event will be held at the Northville DPW Yard – 650 Doheny Drive (Take Seven Mile west to Northville Rd.  Right on Northville Rd, Doheny Dr will be on the right)

Electronic waste to be collected includes computers, monitors, keyboards & mice, printers & fax machines, scanners, cell phones & telephones, televisions, VCR’s and DVD players, game consoles, stereos & speakers, microwave ovens, X-Mas lights, computer parts & miscellaneous cables, etc.

For questions contact the Wayne County Department of Environment at (734) 326-3936

Former Detroit Lion Coaches at Northville High School

Dewayne White has spent a lot of time on football fields in the course of his life.

This year is no different. Well, maybe a little different.

White, who played in the National Football League for seven years, the final three with the Detroit Lions, will be donning a Northville Mustangs hat this fall.

An inside linebackers coach for Northville, White, 31, got his first taste of action during football camp this week.

“They’re full of energy and excitement, to say the least, the kids are, so I think it’s going to be a good year,” White said.

“This is what I love. I love being out here. I’ll pick the pads up and every once in a while I want to hit the bags like I used to. It’s like a habit. I love teaching kids the things that I know. I try to explain it in depth and give them a 360-degree view of the whole game.”

White and his wife, Melissa, settled in Northville when he left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to join the Lions in 2007.

“I have four kids and this is a good family neighborhood and a great school system,” White said. “And there’s a great sense of community also.”

White co-owns a real estate business, Re/Max Dream Properties, in downtown Northville. And Northville High School happens to be about two minutes from White’s house, a convenience that helped make coaching possible.

“With the newborn, I wanted to kind of stay close to the house, so this kind of fit both parameters of coaching and staying close to the house,” White said.

“I’m coming along, learning names and learning each individual’s strengths and weaknesses. It’s a learning process. You have to remember some of the kids have never played football or just have one year. You’ve got to keep your mind on what their knowledge of the game is also.”

Northville head coach Matt Ladach said he got a phone call recently from athletic director Bryan Masi, who said a former NFL player living in the community was interested in joining the program.

“I talked on the phone with Dewayne and we sat down and met and I was very impressed, very impressed just from the onset,” Ladach said. “He’s a tremendous character guy. We’re fortunate to (get him on our staff) and we’re glad he’s diving in head first.”

Ladach said White will be receiving a small stipend for his services and will be working closely with Darrel Schumacher, who is the co-defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach.

“It’s been fun, he’s really a positive influence and a positive man,” Schumacher said. “He is such a family man and really dedicated to his family and that’s why he’s staying with us. It’s a great place for kids to grow up and that’s why he’s sticking his roots in. He wants to be part of the community and I think that’s great.”

White has made a good impression on the student-athletes as well.

“It’s pretty awesome,” junior David Borthwick said. “He’s a really good coach. He knows what he’s working on and he’s doing a great job so far. I like him a lot.”

“It’s a privilege to work with somebody so experienced,” added junior Grant Miller.

White was drafted by Tampa Bay in the second round in the 2003 NFL draft. He played four seasons with the Buccaneers before signing with the Lions in 2007. White struggled with injuries in 2009 with the Lions and was cut in March of 2010.

“You’ve got to know when your time’s up and be able to move on,” White said. “I love it. I wish I could’ve played another year, but everything happens for a reason, I believe.

“This was the time for me to move on and really help some kids develop as men, help them grow as young men and help them with their football careers.”

White, whose children range in age from 8 years old to six weeks, said he and his wife thought about leaving Michigan when he was released from the Lions.

“The thing was we had already established ourselves within our community,” he said. “To have the kids leave their friends, they have a bunch of friends … I grew up with the same friends all my life and we’d like to give our kids the same opportunity that my wife and I both had growing up in the same area.

“So we just decided to do that. We didn’t feel there were going to be any benefits moving back, starting over, new house, new neighbors, when we’re at a good comfort level already.”

PURPLE HEART TO BE AWARDED AT Northville Independence Day Parade

A Northville resident, Mr. Condrad Podolski-Dowel will receive a Purple Heart which he earned in the Korean War. After the National Anthem in front of City Hall, the military will take over and award Mr. Podolski-Dowel his Purple Heart.

Read on to see why it took So Long for him to receive this award!

His life’s journey has been most interesting…

After high school and uncertain of his future he decided to enter the Trapist Monk’s Monastery in Kentucky. After one year and for health reasons, Mr. Dowel found it necessary to change careers. The Korean War was in full force and Mr. Dowel decided to serve his country as an Army Combat Medic in Korea. He served 3 years in the military and was honorably discharged in 1953. During his time in Korea and as part of his job as a Medic, he was loading wounded soldiers onto a jeep when the vehicle was hit by a bomb. His arms and back were injured and he was hospitalized in Japan for several weeks. He earned the Purple Heart (but was never awarded) because of the injuries sustained while helping the wounded soldiers.

After his recuperation he was sent to Ida Jima, Japan to train as an Airborne Ranger, Mr. Dowel was actually one of the first Airborne Rangers. He also continued being a medic for the injured on the front line.

After his discharge from the military he decided to pursue a career Psychotherapy earning his PHD in both Philosophy and Education and ultimately became a Child Psychotherapist in several school systems working with ‘special needs’ children until he retired in 1985. To demonstrate his caring, it was at this time that Mr. Podolski changed his name to Dowel because it would be easier for the children to pronounce.

And through all of this somehow the Purple Heart was never received until Monday, July 4, 2011. The reason it has taken so long, as he says, “I was trying to figure out who do I contact?”

Fortunately, Brigadier General Fausone had once worked with Mrs. Dowel and she was able to put Mr. Dowel in touch with the right person, Jim Dempsey of the Disabled American Veterans. Mr. Dowel began this journey about 18 months ago. Why did it take 18 months?

For one thing there was a fire at a military storage area in Chicago and that is where Mr. Dowell’s records were. He now had to retrace his military career right back to Korea and Japan to verify that he was in the military and was wounded while on duty. Thanks to photos, arm bands, and medical records in Japan, his service and injuries were all verified.

Monday, at the Northville Independence Day Parade Opening Ceremonies Mr. Podolski-Dowel will receive his Purple Heart as well as his Combat Injury Medal. Immediately after the Anthem in front of Northville City Hall, Mr. Dowel will receive his Purple Heart awarded by Military dignitaries.

Article courtesy of the June 30, 2011 Northville e-newsletter

Northville Farmers Market

Every Thursday
May 5, 2011 – October 27, 2011
Located in the Northville Downs parking lot. Corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Rd

The Northville Chamber of Commerce hosts the Northville Farmers’ Market. With the beginning of each new growing seasons, the market has something for everyone.

Over 125 MICHIGAN GROWN-MICHIGAN MADE PRODUCTS featuring: flowers, herbs, vegetable plants, seasonal produce, berries, organic produce, roses, flowering shrubs, local honey, bread & bakery items, seasoning mixes, dog food, homemade pasta, jams & jellies, salsa mix, garden art, jewelry, juried artisans & crafters, furniture, and much more. Also offering casual lunch food service, cold drinks and shaded picnic tables.

-Master Gardeners weekly 9:00 to 12:00
-Fresh food collection for Northville Civic Concern begins in July
-Weekly search for the “TOP BANANA”
-Coloring pictures always available
-Knife, scissors, and garden tool sharpening
-BETTERFINDS, a DNR approved grower of native Michigan plants & wildflowers will be at the Market the first 3 weeks. Wild orchids, rescue plants of protected species, and rare varieties are included-all Michigan.

Peace, Love & Planet
-On site weekly May & June, first Thursday of July & August.
-Bring clean garden pots, flats, trays and other garden plastics for recycling.
-Thanks to the efforts of PLP, Meijer , Home Depot and Waste Management now recycle these plastics.

-9:00 – 10:00 AM
-Every third Thursday, plus several “bonus” sessions
-Local chefs take a walk through the Market, do a cooking demonstration, provide a recipe and samples.
-No fee or reservations needed

More information on the Northville Farmers Market Click Here