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Motormen Breeze-Out Event Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who joined us yesterday for our 1st Annual Motormen Breeze-out event to benefit the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Unit led by Sgt. Lee Smith! More than 100 motorcycles hit the road with us yesterday morning to raise money for a good cause.

The money raised will go to helping the unit continue its community service and keep the units motorcycles running when they are in need of repair.

We are happy to have had the opportunity to be a part of this great event and to give back to such a great cause! The Sheriff’s Department does a lot for our community. We appreciate everything the Wayne Counties Sheriff Department does and are proud to help them! We are looking forward to a continued partnership for future events!

On behalf of Sheriff Benny Napoleon, Sgt Smith took part in the fundraiser along with other law enforcement including Border Patrol, as well as biker clubs.

The group started here at Dick Scott Motorcycles in Livonia. The ride traveled for 55 miles through several municipalities and ended at Merriman Hollow in Hines Park in Westland. Those who took part in the event were amazed at all of the support from drivers riding by.

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/

2014 Wayne County Lightfest Run/Walk

Want to be the first to view the Lightfest in Hines Park? Sign-up for the Wayne County Lightfest 8K Fun Run/Walk and Bike Through the Lights NEXT WEEK! The cost is $20, or $25 on the day-of the events. The 8K Fun Run/Walk is on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 7 pm, meeting at Merriman Hollow Park, 7651 Merriman Rd.

The Bike Ride will be held the following night, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 7 pm, at the same location.

Check out each of the registration websites for more information!

-To register for the Run/Walk:
https://runningfitevents.webconnex.com/14lightfestrun

-To register for the Bike: https://runningfitevents.webconnex.com/14lightfestbike

Michigan Warming Centers and Shelter information

During these extreme cold temperatures it is important to stay warm. If you or someone you know is in need of a warming center or shelter, here is a list of some throughout South East Michigan. 
 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ANN ARBOR

1432 Washtenaw
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-4466 Main
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter during periods of extreme cold temperatures
and inclement winter weather. Refreshments may be available to
sheltering guests.
Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:Walk in.
Documents required:None.
Fees:None.
Area served:Washtenaw County.
Service hours:Tue, Jan 7, 2014 8am-7pm.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Washtenaw County.
Location:Located on Washtenaw between Hill Street and South University Street.
MATHIS COMMUNITY CENTER

19300 Greenfield Road
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 342-8582 Main
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter from extreme cold and inclement winter
weather for individuals and families. Hot beverages and modest meals
will be made available to shelter guests. Blankets and warm winter wear
may be available to some guests, availability is based on donation
availability.The center is seeking donations of blankets and other warm winter wear.

Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:Walk in during open hours.
Documents required:None.
Fees:No fees.
Area served:City of Detroit.
Service hours:Tue Jan 7, 2014 – Wed Jan 8, 2014; 9am-4pm.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:City of Detroit.
Site hours:Hours vary, call for more information.
Location:Located on Greenfield Road north of Seven Mile Road.
DETROIT RECREATION DEPARTMENTJOSEPH WALKER WILLIAMS CENTER

8431 Rosa Parks Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48206
(313) 628-2039 Main
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter from the extreme cold and inclement winter
weather for individuals and families who have no place else to go.
Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:Walk in.
Documents required:None.
Fees:None.
Service hours:11am-7pm daily, beginning Mon, January 6, 2014.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Detroit.
Site hours:Mon-Fri 6am-9pm, Sat 9am-5pm.
Location:From
Frontage Rd./John C. Lodge Fwy., turn onto Clairmount Ave. Turn left
at 12th Ave./Rosa Parks Blvd. Destination will be on the right. Bustop
lets out on 14th St. close to West Philadelphia St.
Other locations offering this service

CASS COMMUNITY SOCIAL SERVICESCASS COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

3901 Cass Avenue
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 833-7730 Intake
Wayne County
Service description:Offers
overnight shelter during cold months. Provides warmth, two meals each
day (dinner and breakfast) and a safe place to sleep. Guests are
provided with mats, linens and blankets to sleep. Snacks for diabetics
and children are also provided. Laundry services are available if
necessary. Bus tickets are sometimes available.
Eligibility:Single women and women with children.
Application process:Walk in. Or call 313-833-7730 during the hours of operation for more information.
Service hours:Mon-Sun 4pm-8am. Nov 15, 2013 – March 31, 2014.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Serves All Areas.
Other services at this location
UNITED STATES VETERANS HEALTH ADMINISTRATION – JOHN D DINGELL VA MEDICAL CENTER

4646 John R Street
Detroit, MI 48201
(800) 511-8056 Toll Free
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter for unsheltered veterans and their families
in order to provide respite from the extreme cold and inclement winter
weather. Coffee and blankets will be provided for shelter guests to use.
Eligibility:Unsheltered veterans and their families.
Application process:Walk in to room B1290, located on the first floor of the medical center.
Documents required:No documents are required, ID may be presented if available.
Fees:None.
Service hours:Mon, Jan 6 – Thu, Jan 9, 2014; 8am-4pm daily.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Macomb, Oakland, Saint Clair and Wayne counties.
Site hours:24 hours (Hospital Services); Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm (Administration).
Location:Located one block east of Woodward Ave. and one block south of E Warren Ave., next to Detroit Receiving Hospital.
DETROIT RECREATION DEPARTMENTFARWELL RECREATION CENTER

2781 East Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 48234
(313) 628-2028 Intake
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter from the extreme cold and inclement winter
weather for individuals and families who have no place else to go.
Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:Walk in.
Documents required:None.
Fees:None.
Service hours:11am-7pm daily, beginning Mon, January 6, 2014.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Detroit.
Site hours:Mon-Fri 9am-5pm.
Location:Between Healy Ave. and Hasse Ave.
Other locations offering this service

FRANKLIN WRIGHT SETTLEMENTS

3360 Charlevoix Street
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 579-1000 Main
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
individuals and families with a warm, safe place to sleep and emergency
food in response to a DTE Energy service interruption that is not due
to an unpaid utility bill. Eligible households will receive emergency
shelter up to 72 hours, access to a crisis counselor, emergency food,
energy conservation and budgeting education and transportation
assistance. Center offers 7 units, with 10 beds available to accomodate
individuals and families.
Eligibility:City
of Detroit residents experiencing an interruption in DTE Energy gas or
electric service disruption that is due to circumstances other than the
household’s failure to pay for electric services. If a landlord is the
utility customer and does not pay for services which results in
disruption of services to tenants, the affected tenants are considered
eligible.
Application process:Call or walk-in for intake interview.
Documents required:Must show government issued photo identification.
Fees:None.
Service hours:24 hours.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Primarily Wayne County; some programs serve all areas.
Site hours:Mon-Sat 9am-8pm; 9am-5pm Sun.
Location:From
I-75 S take the Fisher/Fwy exit toward Toledo. Take Exit 51B on the
left toward Gratiot Ave/State Hwy 3. Merge onto Fisher Fwy N. then
slight left at Gratiot Ave/M-3. Turn right at Arndt St. Turn right at
Ellery St. Turn right at Charlevoix St.
TEAM MENTAL HEALTH SERVICESTEAM MENTAL HEALTH – EASTERN MARKET OFFICE

2925 Russell Street
Detroit, MI 48207-3133
(313) 396-5300 Main
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter from extreme cold and inclement winter
weather for individuals and families without shelter. Coffee will be
provided to guests.
Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:walk in.
Documents required:None.
Fees:No fees.
Area served:Detroit.
Service hours:Tue, Jan 7, 2014 – Fri, Jan 10, 2014; 8:30am-5pm.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Wayne, Western Wayne and Downriver.
Site hours:Mon-Fri 9am-3pm.
Location:Located on Russell St. between Alfred and Wilkins.
DETROIT RECREATION DEPARTMENTBUTZEL FAMILY CENTER/SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER

7737 Kercheval
Detroit, MI 48214
(313) 628-2100 Intake
Wayne County
Service description:Provides
temporary, day time shelter from the extreme cold and inclement winter
weather for individuals and families who have no place else to go.
Eligibility:No restrictions.
Application process:Walk in.
Documents required:None.
Fees:None.
Service hours:11am-7pm daily, beginning Mon, January 6, 2014.
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers
Site area served:Detroit.
Site hours:Mon-Fri 9am-7pm.
Location:At corner of Kercheval Ave. and Van Dyke St.
Other services at this location

Other locations offering this service

AMERICAN RED CROSS – GENESEE-LAPEER CHAPTER

1401 South Grand Traverse Street
Flint, MI 48503
(810) 232-1401 Main
Genesee County
Service description:Provides
emergency Warming/Cooling Station and Shelters during weather
emergencies and mass power outages to provide residents with a safe and
warm/cool place to stay.
Eligibility:During Red Cross issued emergencies only
Application process:Call for more information
Documents required:Those
seeking shelter are encouraged to bring the following items if
possible: prescription medications; appropriate bedding, blankets, and
pillows; personal hygiene items; a change of clothes; and any necessary
items for infants or the elderly.
Fees:No fees
Payment method:Not applicable
Service hours:Mon-Sun 24 Hours
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers, Extreme Heat Cooling Programs
Site area served:Genesee
and Lapeer counties. West Branch office services Arenac, Alcona,
Crawford, Galdwin, Iosco, Ogemaw, Oscoda, and Roscommon counites.
Site hours:Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.
Location:Located at I-69 downtown Flint eastbound ramp and Grand Traverse St.
AMERICAN RED CROSS – MID-MICHIGAN CHAPTERAMERICAN RED CROSS – SHIAWASSEE SERVICE CENTER

702 West Corunna Avenue
Corunna, MI 48817
(989) 743-6118 Main
Shiawassee County
Service description:Provides
emergency warming stations and shelters due to extreme weather
conditions and mass power outages that are open to provide residents
with a safe place to stay. Transportation may be able to be arranged by
calling SATA at 989-729-2687 by 6pm.
Eligibility:During Red Cross Issued Emergencies only. No pets, other than service animals will be allowed in the shelter.
Application process:Walk-ins accepted at 702 W. Corunna Rd, Corunna, MI 48817
Documents required:Those
seeking shelter are encouraged to bring the following items if
possible: prescription medications; appropriate bedding, blankets, and
pillows; personal hygiene items; a change of clothes; and any necessary
items for infants or the elderly.
Fees:No Fees
Payment method:Not Applicable
Service hours:Open at 3pm November 19th until further notice
Services:Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers, Extreme Heat Cooling Programs
Site area served:Shiawassee County
Site hours:Tue-Thu 9am-4pm
Location:Located west of the intersection of Shiawassee Street and Corunna Avenue.

AMERICAN RED CROSS – GENESEE-LAPEER CHAPTERAMERICAN RED CROSS – RSDA – WEST BRANCH

3450 West M 55
West Branch, MI 48661
(877) 272-7337 Toll Free   Armed Services Support national line
Ogemaw County
Service description:Emergency services in times of disaster.
Eligibility:None.
Application process:None.
Documents required:No documents required.
Fees:No fees/not applicable.
Payment method:Not applicable.
Service hours:Mon-Sun 24 hours.
Services:American
Red Cross Special Representatives to FEMA for Disaster/Emergency
Issues, Cold Weather Shelters/Warming Centers for Disaster/Emergency
Issues, Disaster Related Clothing/Emergency Supplies for
Disaster/Emergency Issues, Disaster Survivor Inquiries for
Disaster/Emergency Issues, Mass Care Shelters for Disaster/Emergency
Issues, Mass Feeding Services for Disaster/Emergency Issues, Red Cross
Disaster Service Centers for Disaster/Emergency Issues, Special Needs
Registries for Disaster/Emergency Issues, Special Needs Shelters for
Disaster/Emergency Issues
Site area served:Alcona County.

Arenac

Crawford County.

Gladwin

Iosco County.

Ogemaw County.

Oscoda County.

Roscommon County.

Missaukee County.

Wexford County.

Site hours:Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm

LIVONIA electronic waste, secure document shredding and tire recycling event THIS Saturday, October 15th!

REMINDER – An electronic waste, secure document shredding and tire recycling event will be held this Saturday, October 15th from 9:00am – 1:00 pm at the DPW Yard 12973 Farmington Rd  (One block south of Schoolcraft on the west side of Farmington Rd)

Hazardous waste will not be collected at this event.  Wayne County will be conducting a Household Hazardous Waste/E-Waste event in November.  Details will be e-mailed shortly

 

Electronic Waste Recycling – Computers, televisions, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, fax machines, VCR & DVD players, stereos & speakers, cell phones & telephones, microwave ovens, X-Mas lights, game consoles, etc.

 

Tire Recycling – In conjunction with Wayne County Department of Environment, tires with or without rims may be disposed of.  Up to ten tires per household accepted.

 

Paper Shredding – Residents and businesses may bring sensitive documents for secure shredding, (up to five boxes will be accepted-each box the approximate size of a recycle bin).  Examples of items that should be securely shredded include invoices, bank statements, cancelled checks, tax returns, contracts, personal papers, etc.  Paper clips, binder clips, and staples do not need to be removed.  Bindings and metal spines cannot be shredded and must be removed in advance.  (Note: Non-sensitive documents can be recycled year-round at the Livonia Recycling Center or in your recycle bin at the curb)

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.

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.

Website: http://www.semredcross.org
Phone: 313-576-4120

As read on: http://northville.patch.com/events/health-care-trainingamerican-red-cross

WAYNE COUNTY ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTIONS and Upcoming household hazardous waste Day in Plymouth

WAYNE COUNTY ELECTRONIC WASTE COLLECTIONS – APRIL AND MAY:

2011 Electronic Waste Collections in Wayne County are scheduled for 8:00 am – 1:00 pm: Saturday, April 2 in Redford Township; Saturday April 16 in Dearborn; and Saturday May 7 in Canton Township. For further information call 734-326-3936 or Click here 

COMING SOON! HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY IN PLYMOUTH – MAY 14:

Prepare now for Plymouth Township’s next Household Hazardous Waste collection day, Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Compuware Sports Arena.

Get together with your neighbors to collect items and combine them for drop-off. Working together we can all help to make our neighborhoods cleaner and safer! Click Here for a complete list of acceptable items

 IMPORTANT: Electronics such as TV’s, fax machines, copiers, VCR’s, DVD players, microwaves, stereos, speakers, telephones, cell phones, game consoles, etc. WILL NOT be accepted at the May 14 collection in Plymouth Township! Please make sure to drop off electronic items at one of the Wayne County collections listed above.  Questions – call Plymouth Township Solid Waste / Recycling at 734-354-3270, ext #4.