Right-to-Work Legislation, Woodward Transit Meeting and More News This Week
Here's what happened in and around Berkley and Huntington Woods.
We shared a lot of good information last week and want to make sure you didn't miss a thing, so here are some highlights.
- Who's Hiring in Oakland County This Week: Are you looking for a job and don't mind traveling a bit from home? We've found a dozen positions available including babysitters, an engineer and a dental assistant.
- Hanukkah 2012 in Berkley, Huntington Woods: Celebrate the Festival of Lights with fun events and delicious recipes.
- Enter Patch's 'Deck the House' Contest For a Chance to Win $100,000 for the Berkley School District: Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
- 'Caring and Sharing' Unites Berkley School District Community: More than 200 families and 50 senior citizens will receive boxes of food Saturday to help them celebrate the holidays.
- American Community Survey Provides a Snapshot of Berkley, Huntington Woods: Recent demographic data available online reveal residents' educational attainment, marital status, earnings and more.
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- Franklin Fine Wine & Café to Open; Restaurant Group To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims; and More: Sip and savor your way around Oakland County's eateries, find out what's coming to town and what deals and tickets are available.
- Sound Off on Right-to-Work Legislation: Leaders, including Berkley Education Association president Mary Lou Gleason and U.S. Congressman Gary Peters, weigh in on what's at stake.
- Work Under Way at Site of Former Margarita's Mexican Restaurant in Berkley: The owner has removed the building's facade in an effort to determine its condition before moving forward with development plans, City Planner Amy Vansen says.
- Berkley High School Marching Band Wins $1,000: The program received more votes than Rochester Adams High School in the final round of online voting in the My TV20 “Battle of the Bands” Bracket Challenge.
- Debbie Meske Named Recycler of the Year: The Berkley Environmental Advisory Committee award was presented Monday during the City Council meeting.
- Spacious, Contemporary Tri-Level on Corner Lot Has Lots of Windows: Take a peek inside the 3,650-square-foot home in Huntington Woods listed for sale for $364,900.
- Share Your Elf on the Shelf Hiding Spots: What Has that Elf Been Up To?: Our Patch Elf on the Shelf has gotten ahold of our computer and now wants to know what his buddy elves are up to. Share your photos here!
- Check Out Five Homes Listed for Less Than $100,000: Bargain hunters rejoice! Real estate deals abound in Berkley.
- Trader Joe's Recalls Frozen Dinner: The product could be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said Monday.
- Huntington Woods, Berkley Residents Graduate from Wayne State University: Congratulations to these residents earning bachelor's and master's degrees this month!
- Mentor Connection Makes a Difference for Kids, Adults Alike: The Jewish Family Service program that has helped at-risk youths since 2005 faces difficulty due to government restructuring and economic hardship.
- Standing Room-Only Crowd Turns Out for Woodward Transit Meeting: Officials from Berkley and Huntington Woods, public transportation users and interested citizens packed the Berkley Community Center on Monday evening to discuss the $2 million Woodward Avenue Rapid Transit Alternatives Analysis.
- Pig Out! Baconfest Michigan 2013 Tickets Go on Sale: The annual celebration of all things bacon that will be held June 1 at the Royal Oak Farmers Market even has some offerings for vegetarians and folks who don't eat pork.
- Catalytic Converter Taken From Vehicle Parked in Driveway: The following information was supplied by the Berkley Public Safety Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
- Our Lady of La Salette Christmas Tree Lot Is Open for Business: Find out when you can pick up a tree, which types are available, and what you can expect to pay. Sales benefit the Berkley Catholic school's sports programs.
- Jobs Open at The Wedding Shoppe, Northern Auto Repairs: Who's hiring in Berkley and Huntington Woods? Here's a sampling of ads to help you land just the right job!