Newsletters and Events – Week of December 13, 2020

By | December 13, 2020

Northville City News

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Support Northville Businesses.  Here’s a guide to the restaurants and bars in Downtown Northville . Several are in the Social District, which means you can consume alcoholic beverages purchased from participating businesses outdoors in the designated area (on Center Street and Main Street, marked by signs). Shops are also open with many offering their wares on the sidewalk in the Social District. All stores are practicing COVID-safety measures.

Heat in the Street.   Northville is excited to announce the construction of 2 types of modular structures in the downtown Social  District beginning the first week of December. The Pods will provide covered spaces for consuming food and beverages at a bar-height table. The Stands will be available for local restaurants to prepare and/or serve food. Both Pods and Stands are equipped with electric overhead heaters and lighting.

Johnson Creek bank rebuilding nears completion.  Fish Hatchery Park is looking like an oasis after a tornado now that the pond has been restored to its natural state with a depth of four to six feet and the addition of a newly built stone-lined conduit that allows water to flow freely between Johnson Creek and the pond. The future may hold promise for good fishing in that area since fish can now swim readily between those two bodies of water. The Johnson Creek is one of the few cold water creeks in southeastern Michigan that also supports a trout population.
Along the rebuilt banks of the creek, a work crew has planted thousands of live “stakes” – transplants of trees – many of which will grow into full-sized trees over time. In addition, hundreds of native plants have been added to the banks. Native plants have many benefits – they develop deep roots to anchor the ground and prevent soil erosion, resist disease, and thrive in their natural climate. Visitors should not enter the newly planted areas, designated by orange fencing over matted straw, until the vegetation is established next year.
The 1,050 foot creek bed borders the 17-acre park. A bonus of the environmental reconstruction project is a new pathway that parallels the creek from the parking lot to the back ball field. A gravel road was put in to accommodate heavy construction equipment during the five-month project. Instead of removing the gravel road and restoring the grass, it was decided to install a limestone pathway to allow walkers, runners and bicyclists better access to the creek and the entire park. Eventually the Parks and Recreation Department intends to complete the limestone pathway with a full loop around the perimeter of the park. All parking is at the front of the park near the tennis courts and pickleball courts. A newly created sediment retention area between the pond and gravel parking lot will help prevent dirt and debris from entering the pond, and filter rainwater through vegetation.
By Spring 2021, new growth will start to flourish – giving the park a whole new look and making the pond and creek a cleaner habitat for fish, insects, wildlife and plants.   Read more about the project on the ARC website.

Northville District Library Adult Events

  • Birdwatching and Birding – Tuesday – December 15th – 7 to 8:30 pm – Join Zoom MeetingMeeting ID: 891 3737 0144
    Passcode: 222019
  • Home for the Holidays with Harpist Chanah Ambuter  – Tuesday – December 22nd- 7 to 9 pm – Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 884 7081 2748  Passcode: 690292
  • Monthly Craft – Tiered Tray – Wednesday, January 6th  – 1 to 3 pm – Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 856 6184 4416 Passcode: 068581
  •  It Came from Space:  Why we think an Asteriod Killed the Dinosaurs – Wednesday – January 13th – 7:00 to 8:30 pm – Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 859 0581 0188 Passcode: 528143
  • Knitting 101 – Thursday – January 14th – 7 to 9 pm – Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 857 0975 1665 Passcode: 022183

Northville Senior Citizens Newsletter –  November/December Issue

    • All in-person Parks, Recreation and Senior Services programming, classes, events rentals and activities have been postponed at this time. The Community Center is now closed. Further information on refunds/credits/rescheduling programs and events will be communicated at a later date.

Plymouth Weekly Update

  • There have been no Weekly Updates from Plymouth since November 11th
  • Plymouth District Library – www.plymouthlibrary.org 
    • Rhapsody: Music w/Lee Murdock January 10, 2021 Ships that go down & ships that come in

      This event is pre-recorded and will be available on our YouTube channel on January 10th.  No registration is necessary.

      Broadly acknowledged as “the premier interpreter of songs and tales about the Great Lakes,” Lee Murdock has uncovered a boundless body of music and stories in his home region.  To listen to Lee Murdock’s music is to visualize the long, heavily laden deck of an iron ore freighter being tossed by malevolent waves, to envision a choir singing, feel a lover’s lament, nurture a love for an isolated shoreline … and much more.

  • Michigan Philharmonic Passport – 2020/21 Season – www.michiganphil.org