Monday, May 20, 2013
The storm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. Monday for Oakland County and surrounding areas. The storms may bring damaging winds and large hail to communities across the county, according to the weather report. Dark skies are also expected throughout the week, with thunderstorms likely Tuesday and Wednesday and a 50 percent chance of rainfall Thursday, the weather service states.
Bloomfield Township's latest restaurant to open is making an impression on local diners online.
Eddie Merlot's, a Midwest chain of high-end steak houses, recently opened its doors on the southern end of Bloomfield Township and left a favorable impression with Bloomfield Patch readers and area residents. "We dined at this new restaurant a few days after it opened and we are THRILLED it is near our home as the service and food quality are top notch!" said Bloomfield Patch reader Mia Moore. "Seriously, I did not expect this- I had heard mixed things but this was a home run- from our waiter Luis (awesome) to ALL our food picks (two couples) we LOVED it!!!," wrote Kevin E., of Birmingham. Ambiance was so so (too big, older crowd) but food was off the hook!" The local restaurant — the chain's first expansion into Michigan — is at the …
John Prepolec says contrary to what many may think, preparing your own Stromboli is rather easy and loads of fun.
A special charrette geared toward Bloomfield residents about the ambitious project gets under way today in Birmingham
Funds will help communities and developers determine if contaminated land can be reclaimed and redeveloped.
Oakland County will receive a $600,000 federal grant to help local communities and developers determine if contaminated land can be reclaimed and redeveloped. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and given to the Oakland County Brownfield Coalition communities of Farmington Hills, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Heights, Pontiac and Southfield, according to a recent Oakland County press release. These communities will each receive $60,000. The remaining $240,000 will be used in other Oakland County communities, the release states. This is the fourth grant Oakland County has received from the EPA to perform environmental investigations of contaminated land. "These grants help our communities identify potential …
A look at jobs recently posted in the area.
Each Monday, Patch will post a roundup of jobs that are available in Bloomfield Hills and Bloomfield Township. Click on the link to learn more about each job. The following listings are courtesy of indeed.com: Do you own or manage a local business that is hiring? Tell us in the comments section below. Editor’s note: Patch cannot guarantee these jobs will be available when you apply. We do not endorse or recommend these jobs. Please do your own research about any potential employer before you apply.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
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State Rep. Michael McCready, a former Bloomfield Hills commissioner, is this year's honored winner.
State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, will receive special recognition at Oakland Community College’s commencement ceremonies as the winner of the Outstanding Alumnus award for 2013. The former Bloomfield Hills commissioner, who elected to represent the 40th District in the State House in November, will be honored during the college’s May 18 commencement ceremony at the Palace of Auburn Hills. McCready is the second consecutive former Bloomfield Hills city official to receive the award. Former Department of Public Safety Director Rick Matott, who retired earlier this month, earned the designation in 2012, In his first year in the State Legislature, he is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, chairman of the Appropriations…
Find out who is posting on Patch, including the Ferndale DDA, and how you can get started.
Your voice. Your community. The Patch Local Voices section can be a powerful tool for yourself, your group or your business. It's the perfect place to promote a big event coming up, voice your opinion on something you are passionate about or share tips from your career field. Each Sunday we will feature some of Patch's most interesting Local Voices writers, show you who is posting on Patch and how you can get started. FUNdraising for ART in Downtown Ferndale The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority joined Patch Local Voices this week and posted about two great events: Wheels & Wine and ARTWN -- the “original” fundraiser for public art in Downtown Ferndale. "Volunteers at the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority never cease to amaze…
Find out what crimes made headlines in neighboring communities over the past week.
The following information was supplied by area police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions. BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP: Intruder Threatens Bloomfield Township Homeowner with Screwdriver The female burglar took jewelry and threatened to kill the homeowner while wielding a screwdriver when confronted, police said. TROY: Cadillac Escalade Stolen, Retail Fraud, and Robbery in Troy The following information was obtained from the Troy Police Department. ROCHESTER HILLS: 3 Break-Ins Reported in Rochester Hills Oakland County Sheriff's deputies respond to 3 alarms in Rochester Hills, find smashed windows. ORION TOWNSHIP: Sheriff's Office Seeks Information in Orion Township Break-Ins Three break-ins …