Week in Review: Roeper Founder Remembered; Public Safety Millage on Aug. 7 Ballot; Fatal Crash
Here's some highlights of what you may have missed this week.
Students at both the upper and lower grades at The Roeper School paid tribute to founder Annemarie Roeper in separate, poignant ceremonies last week. The matriarch of the Bloomfield Hills institution died on May 11.
Students from kindergarten age to fifth grade shared their memories and their impressions of Roeper's core values of diversity, respect, and lifelong learning during an assembly Monday. On Tuesday, students and teachers at the middle and upper schools gathered at the Birmingham campus and discussed Roeper's philosophy and how it continues to influence and shape their lives.
The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees unanimously approved ballot language to renew a 10-year public safety millage this summer. The 2.39-mill levy would generate $7.41 million in the first year and is considered essential by township officials to maintain the current level of police and fire protection.
The board vote on Thursday followed a brief presentation of a survey that showed 75 percent of residents polled would likely vote 'yes,' officials said.
As of today, 67 percent of Patch readers that participated in our unscientific poll indicated they would vote 'no.'
Bloomfield Township police officers caught a few shoplifters and investigated multiple fraud reports last week.
Investigators are also still probing the crash that killed a 26-year-old Pontiac man at the Telegraph and Hickory Grove intersection Friday night.
A few new businesses made it official this week by opening their Bloomfield locations. First was D1 Detroit, the new fitness venture co-owned by Detroit Lions Ndamukong Suh and Tony Scheffler. New discount store Five Below officially opened its doors in the Bloomfield Town Square shopping center Friday. The first 300 customers received free T-shirts, listened to music and ate 5-cent hot dogs while they shopped.
It was a big week for Andover baseball. The Barons improved to 25-4-1 with a decisive 11-3 win over Southfield Lathrup on senior night Friday. Before the game, Emerson Misch was voted Patch Athlete of the Week with 53 percent of the vote.
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