Saturday, May 25, 2013
Families have been warned to be vigilant after student says man approached her Thursday outside Anderson Middle School.
Berkley School District families have been warned to be on alert after a female student reported that a man approached her outside Anderson Middle School this week. BSD Superintendent Dennis McDavid sent the following e-mail alert Friday afternoon. Dear Parents/Guardians: Today we were notified that yesterday morning while walking to school an Anderson Middle School student was approached by an adult male driving a silver Jeep Liberty. The student reported that the driver asked if she wanted a ride. The student immediately ran to a friend's house. A police report was made with Berkley Public Safety. In the Berkley School District student safety is our first priority. Please take the time to reinforce with your child(ren) the importance of …
The girls and boys squads will compete Saturday in the 2013 Rugby Michigan High School State Championships in Holland, MI.
The Berkley High School girls and boys rugby teams will play for state championship titles Saturday, May 25, in Holland, MI. The Division 3 boys team will play Rockford at noon and the Division 1 girls team will play Traverse City at 1:30 p.m. during the 2013 Rugby Michigan High School State Championships. "I'm pretty optimistic overall," said Larry Vertel, who coaches the boys squad. "We pretty much have outscored our opponents." For example, he said, during two quarter-final and semi-final games last week against West Ottawa and the Downriver consolidated team, Berkley scored 118 points versus their opponents' three points. Dave Skidmore will coach the girls squad against Traverse City, Vertel said, adding that while Traverse City …
Each week we feature a photo from a reader. Upload your photos to Patch and you could be featured next week.
Each week, we will share the best photos uploaded from Patch users. However, this week's photo comes Patch editor Leslie Ellis because Spiderman paying his parking fees was too funny. Do you have a picture of Ferndale, Huntington Woods or Berkley or Royal Oak to share? Upload it to the "Pics & Clips" gallery to be featured on Patch. Professional and amateur photographers, You can also regularly share your photos in the Patch Local Voices Section. How can I post on Patch? Blogging in our Local Voices Section is easy:
This young female cat is available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue League in Southfield.
Meet Lexi, our Pet of the Week. Lexi is a young (less than a year old) long-haired female cat currently available for adoption with Almost Home Animal Rescue League in Southfield. She "makes quite an impression on everyone she meets," according to Almost Home. "She is the stealth cat of Almost Home and will just magically appear, at your feet, under your hand or on your lap after she scopes out the situation and realizes all is OK," the rescue writes. You can read more about Lexi's story at her full profile here. For more information or to fill out an adoption application, visit http://www.almosthomeanimals.org. Information and photos submitted by Almost Home Animal Rescue.
Here are this week's most interesting stories from nearby towns.
Every Saturday, Patch will help you catch up with the big news happening in nearby towns, bringing you stories from Patch sites along Woodward Avenue and beyond. Here's what's been happening nearby this week: FERNDALE: Gran Fondo Aims to be 'Dream Cruise for Bikes' Participants in the June 30 bike rally along the Woodward Avenue corridor from Detroit to Pontiac and back will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes, including a Shinola bicycle valued at $3,000. TROY: Troy and MJR Digital Cinemas Announce $16 Million Deal The new project at the southeast corner of Maple and Livernois is expected to open in spring of 2014. BERKLEY: Foodtruck Cafe to Open in Former Coffee Beanery Space in Berkley "We've taken the food trucks and brought them…
Friday, May 24, 2013
The incidents happened Thursday on Lincoln and Ludlow, according to the Public Safety Department.
The Huntington Woods Public Safety Department is investigating reports of two home break-ins that occurred Thursday. No one was injured, but items were taken in both incidents, Huntington Woods Public Safety Deputy Chief Nicholas Armold said Friday. In the first incident, a resident returned home to discover his home in the 8300 block of Lincoln had been broken into and reported it just after 3 p.m., Armold said. "His house was pretty well ransacked," Armold said. "There was a broken window but we're not sure of the point of entry just yet." While officers were responding at the scene on Lincoln, a second call came in at 3:17 p.m. to report another break-in in the 10500 block of Ludlow, Armold said. A woman who noticed her neighbor's dog …
Berkley High School graduate Nate Fridson will perform this weekend at the Royal Oak venue.
Huntington Woods native and Berkley High School graduate Nate Fridson will perform this weekend at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. The New York-based comedian kicked off his headline gig Thursday, along with emcee Cory Latarski and featured act Amaru, and will do more shows Friday and Saturday. “I talk about my life, some observational things, some personal, and things I’ve noticed and things that have happened to me,” Fridson told The Woodward Talk. “I play on my interest in music and sports and touch on relationships, as well as people in my generation and what it is like to have friends that aren’t comics."
Patch readers discuss a 'Dream Cruise for Bikes.'
Great conversations happen everyday on Patch. We love to promote community conversation on topics that are important to you. Each Friday we will share some of the best comments and conversations from the week. This week, Patch reported Gran Fondo Aims to be 'Dream Cruise for Bikes.' Jeanne Sarnacki commented, "There is no reason our Woodward Ave communities can't make this happen. It really is a lack of vision and creativity on the part of city leadership. Glad this is still moving forward." How do you feel about a Dream Cruise for Bikes? Tell us in the comments.
Are you looking for a job and don't mind traveling a bit from home? We've found a dozen jobs available from around Oakland County.
Job hunting? You're in luck. We've compiled a list of recent job openings from around Oakland County, as posted on Oakland County Patch sites this week. Make sure to check out the link for more details and more jobs from Rochester, Novi and more. Job listings courtesy of careerbuilder.com and indeed.com. ROCHESTER HILLS: Sr. Robotic Instructor NOVI: Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) FARMINGTON HILLS: Software Developer IV (Agile) ROYAL OAK: Account Executive 3, Enterprise Direct Sales TROY: Beauty Specialist LAKE ORION: Restaurant Manager BLOOMFIELD HILLS: Health Care Coordinator | RN BIRMINGHAM: Dining Room Manager CLAWSON: Salon Manager BERKLEY: Teller FERNDALE: Day Camp Counselor NORTHVILLE: Studio Sales Associate Editor’s note: Patch …
Check out these local homes currently available for lease.
Are you interested in leasing a home in Berkley? Or maybe you just want to know what's out there? Here's a look at several rental homes currently on the market. 2040 Kipling Avenue, Berkley 2175 Cambridge Road, Berkley Information courtesy of MoveInMichigan.com.