Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Even a downpour couldn't douse the fun Tuesday night at Scotia Park in Huntington Woods.
A robust, umbrella-toting crowd turned out Tuesday evening for Huntington Woods' inaugural Adult Battle of the Bands in Scotia Park in defiance of a downpour. Seven bands duked it out during the event, which was co-sponsored by Berkley Music Co. and Oakland County Parks & Recreation, with Soul Quest taking home top honors. The spoils? Bragging rights and the headline gig during the city's July 31 Concert in the Park. The first 15-minute set kicked off shortly after 6 p.m., but thunderstorms prompted a brief break after the second set. No matter though, the crowd just popped open their umbrellas, donned their rain jackets and waited it out. "With the weather, it's a little bizarre," said resident John Potter, who also competed in the …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The healthy fundraiser will help cover the cost of Huntington Woods' annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration.
Get ready to lace up your sneakers this Saturday morning so you can help support the annual Huntington Woods fireworks over Rackham Golf Course during the inaugural Run, Walk BOOM!!! fundraiser. Proceeds from the Huntington Woods Men's Club fireworks raffle will cover most of the celebration's $13,500 price tag, with race entry fees and donations covering the balance. “The hard work of the Huntington Woods Men's Club combined with the Run/Walk BOOM!!! sponsors and participants should completely fund the Fourth of July fireworks,” Men's Club member Alex Cooper recently told Berkley Patch. “With this type of community commitment and teamwork, one of the signature Fourth of July events in Huntington Woods will be seen and heard for many, many…
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Huntington Woods charity softball game happens tonight, Yad Ezra is seeking help to continue serving the Jewish community in need, and more.
Residents who get involved and make a difference are undoubtably a vital part of what makes a community. In the Berkley and Huntington Woods area, there are no shortage of opportunities to support causes of all sorts. And, there are all kinds of ways to show support with time, donations and lending your talents. Here's a look at three upcoming opportunities to get involved in the community: Yad Ezra, the nonprofit organization that helps to provide kosher food and other necessities to those in need in the Jewish community, is driven by volunteers and supporters. You can get involved to support this local mission in a hands-on way by volunteering your time at the food pantry or through donations. Remember Yad Ezra when grocery shopping or …
Monday, March 26, 2012
The place to be Saturday evening was at the Huntington Woods Recreation Center.
The place to be Saturday evening was the Huntington Woods Men's Club Auction at the Huntington Woods Recreation Center. More than 800 people packed the center to bid on prizes from an African safari and a new kitchen to a tub of liquor, music lessons and a Detroit Tigers experience. Check out our photo gallery (if you see yourself or a friend in there comment with their name) and recap of the night. Feel free to share your photos and stories from the night, too.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
'We pride ourselves in doing things as a community,' resident says as 800+ people bid on hundreds of items.
When the invasive Emerald Ash Borer made its unwelcome mark on the trees of Huntington Woods a few years back, community members weren’t letting their trees go down without a fight. The 31st annual Huntington Woods Men’s Club (HWMC) Service Auction on Saturday night was proof enough of that. “We pride ourselves in doing things as a community,” said Tony Lehmann, a longtime resident and Men’s Club member. “This event is the metal of Huntington Woods. This is how we show what we are made of.” More photos from the 2012 Men's Club auction The charity auction drew in an estimated 800 community members strolling through Huntington Road, Scotia Avenue and Lincoln Drive. Not the streets Huntington Woods residents live on and commute through each …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
The Huntington Woods Men's Club event draws a lively crowd bidding on hot-ticket items such as vacation packages, liquor baskets and fine jewelry.
It’s no secret that the Huntington Woods Recreation Center was the place to be Saturday evening. The 31st annual Huntington Woods Men’s Club (HWMC) Service Auction had an estimated 800 community members strolling through Huntington Road, Scotia Avenue and Lincoln Drive – auction lanes set up around the gym. Shoulder-to-shoulder, attendees made their way through the tables that showcase hundreds of items and end with friendly faces at each corner. Men’s Club member Tony Lehmann calls it “the two degrees of separation” in “The Woods.” “You know everyone around here,” he said with a laugh. This year’s money raised will help the much-needed tree maintenance program that was compromised with the invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer over the last …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Saturday's popular fundraiser/social event has sold out for the second year, which helps boost its 2012 capital improvement donation to help maintain the city's character.
The notion of civic pride seems like an antiquated luxury in America today, unless of course you happen to live in a town like Huntington Woods — where July’s Independence Day parade could only be eclipsed in popularity by this Saturday’s Men’s Club Service Auction. The Men’s Club Auction, as it’s referred to in “the Woods,” marks its 31st year on Saturday and, as a testament to its draw, has sold out for the second straight year. The annual fundraiser regularly draws several hundred attendees, with a majority of the proceeds donated to the city for capital improvements. This year’s auction project, or theme, will help re-establish the city’s annual tree maintenance program, which has been operating on a shoestring budget for the last …
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
President Rick Kagen delivered a $60,000 check during a recent City Commission meeting that will be used to cover the cost of single-stream recycling bins residents received in October.
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Huntington Woods Men's Club President Rick Kagen recently delivered a big check to the city. The Price Is Right-size voucher was made out for a significant sum: $60,000, which – along with approximately $20,000 from the city's sanitation fund – will be used to cover the cost of single-stream recycling bins that residents received in October. The donation represented a portion of the $80,000 that was raised during the 2011 Huntington Woods Men's Club Service Auction, Kagen said during the Nov. 22 City Commission meeting at City Hall. "We're very lucky – as a city – to have such a dedicated group of gentlemen," said Mayor Ronald Gillham, who accepted the check. Huntington Woods is the first of 12 Southeastern Oakland County Resource Recovery…