Week of 9.25.17

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Ted Lindsay Celebrity Golf Outing

The 175 golfers who participated in the Ted Lindsay Foundation Celebrity Golf Outing at the Detroit Golf Club were joined by another 115 for cocktails, a silent auction ($14,000) and dinner following play. The program that followed Fr. Donald Worthy’s tribute to the memory of Joanne Lindsay and Dr. Jack Finley was emceed with good humor by Mickey Redmond and Ken Daniels. It had highlights. Austin, TX researcher Laura Hewitson, PhD. reported promise of early blood biomarkers for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
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September 2017

CRACK IN THE DIKE : Appears staunch Republican Congressman David Trott (Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Troy), in his second term representing Michigan’s 11th District, isn’t still feeling the love for President Donald Trump . Politico reported that Trott shocked the room at a private meeting in late July when he voiced what many other Republicans were thinking, that the president had ...more»
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Peabody preliminary site plan approved

After two postponements, a proposed five-story mixed use development for the former Peabody Restaurant site was approved by the Birmingham Planning Board on Wednesday, September 13, despite representatives for the neighboring Greenleaf Trust and Balmoral buildings voicing complaints about close proximity of the proposed project and the impact it could have on their buildings....more>

RFP for parking, development to be sent out

After grappling for several years with a shortage of parking, and recognizing an opportunity to redevelop the site at Bates and where the N. Old Woodward parking structure currently stands for residential, commercial, and retail while building a new and expanded parking garage in Birmingham, the city commission unanimously approved on Monday, September 11, having staff issue a request for proposal (RFP) to four firms they have pre-qualified to bid on its redevelopment. ...more>

Discover treasures at annual estate sale

There are sure to be lots of new and wonderful treasures to be discovered this weekend at the annual Hall & Hunter Realtors Estate Sale which benefits Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County, to be held Saturday, September 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in a tent in the parking lot adjacent to Hall & Hunter Realtors, 442 S. Old Woodward in Birmingham....more>

Nino Salvaggio receives township approvals

The Nino Salvaggio grocery store planned for the Bloomfield Plaza at Telegraph and Maple in Bloomfield Township received site plan and special land use approvals from the board of trustees at their meeting on Monday, August 28....more>

Equinox coming to former BMW dealership

Equinox Health Center Club of New York City will be renovating and taking over the former site of Erhard BMW Bloomfield on Maple just east of Telegraph in Bloomfield Township, making it the first Equinox location in Michigan....more>

Howard Hanna firm buys Cranbrook Realtors

Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, with an office in Birmingham, has acquired Cranbrook Realtors, owned by Mitch and Elaine Wolf....more>

Birmingham House Tour next Thursday

Celebrating its 30th year of opening beautiful homes and unique homes to benefit services, The Community House will host its annual Birmingham House Tour, presented by Hall & Hunter Realtors, on Thursday, September 14, from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, with all proceeds supporting The Community House children's and adult's programs and services....more>

RFP okayed for transportation consultant

After being asked for more information by the Birmingham City Commission about a request for proposal (RFP) for the solicitation of qualified firms to provide transportation consulting services to help the city's multi-modal transportation board, staff returned at the meeting held on Monday, August 28, and presented a more complete package....more>

Starbucks Reserve opening in Birmingham

Loyal Birmingham coffee drinkers have been waiting for this move for over a year – Starbucks is opening their Reserve bar location at 101 N. Old Woodward at the corner of Maple in downtown Birmingham on Friday, September 29....more>

Slight increase in village revenue for 2017

Bloomfield Village residents, who have their own dedicated police department and volunteer fire department, will pay a little less on their December taxes, as Bloomfield Township trustees approved the millage rate for the services at their meeting on Monday, September 11....more>

Input sought on Birmingham's bicentennial

Birmingham will celebrate its 200th birthday on December 1, 2018, and the Birmingham Museum Board is looking for public input on how to celebrate the city's bicentennial....more>

Roads, lighting for Village of Bloomfield

A site plan for interior roads, landscaping and lighting at the Village of Bloomfield development on Telegraph Road was unanimously approved at the Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, August 28....more>

Lahser closing for sewer work

Lahser Road just south of Long Lake Road in Bloomfield Township will be closed Saturday, September 23 through Wednesday, September 27 for drain and storm sewer work, the Road Commission of Oakland County (RCOC) announced....more>

Two write-in candidates for commission seats

Where there were once four candidates, there are now six for the five open seats for Bloomfield Hills City Commission, after four incumbents filed for five of those seats and two candidates filed as write-in candidates, which is permissible until 10 days before an election, which this year is Tuesday, November 7....more>

Public safety open house Sunday

The Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department invites residents to visit and learn about public safety in a fun and interactive way at the 2017 Open House on Sunday, September 17, from noon to 4 p.m....more>

More work needed on ethics panel opinion

An opinion rendered by the Birmingham Ethics Board on whether city commission members can sit and participate on community boards was sent back to the city attorney for further revision on Monday, September 11, after commissioners requested further clarification....more>

Art fair returns to Birmingham

As the leaves begin to turn crimson and gold, it's time to enjoy the Common Ground Birmingham Street Art Fair on S. Old Woodward in downtown Birmingham Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17....more>
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