Newsletters and Events – Week of February 28, 2020

By | February 27, 2021

Northville City News

  • COVID-19 activities and pertinent information.
    •  The Biden administration announced additional steps this week to increase vaccine supply to states nationwide and provide National Guard support for COVID-19 activities. For questions regarding COVID-19, call 211. (Michigan.gov).
    • Northville has two super-vaccination centers presently – one at Meijer (8 Mile/Haggerty) with 20 vaccination stations.   To register for a vaccine through a Meijer pharmacy, go to the website or text the word “COVID” to 75049 or call your local Meijer pharmacy.   Schoolcraft College will convert to public inoculations soon after completing services for first responders, medical support personnel and teachers. (Michigan.gov).
    • Earlier this month, CVS was approved for the vaccine rollout in 11 states, including Michigan. Appointment scheduling will be available at CVS.com, through the CVS Pharmacy app or by calling 1-800-746-7287. CVS employees are going through training next week. (The Northville location, after employees receive their refrigeration unit and complete training, will become a super-vaccination center with six stations and multiple pharmacists administering the vaccine). As of February 27th, it is not yet offered in Michigan but keep checking back, as it is expected in the near future.  
  • Area seniors being sought for intergenerational outreach
    • NYN Youth Action Board is developing a Pen Pal program between Northville youth and area senior citizens to help alleviate the feelings of isolation that many are experiencing due to the pandemic. Pen Pals will exchange cards, letters or emails with each other to foster connections and brighten each other’s days.
    • Northville youth and senior citizens who would like to participate in the Pen Pal program can sign up here. If you have any questions or need assistance in signing up, call NYN at 248-344-1618 or email northvilleyab@gmail.com

Northville Township Today

  • Time to Renew or Apply for a Dog License
    • Every dog in Northville Township requires a license. Not only is it a local ordinance, but it’s a state law, one that helps control rabies. They expire Dec. 31 each year. Even if you have never gotten one in the past, please apply this year. There is no penalty for missing it previously. More importantly, a license increases our ability to reunite a lost dog with its owner. A found dog without a license is transported to the Michigan Humane Society with additional costs involved.
    • To apply, bring a filled-out application (found online here), a current rabies certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian and cash, money order or check made payable to Northville Township. Fees for a renewal are $7, while a new license is $5. Our Drive-Thru window is open to help you get Fido licensed.
    • Or you may mail the application in but add $2 for postage and handling. The address is:

Northville Township
Attn: Dog License
44405 Six Mile Road
Northville, MI 48168

You will receive the new license and dog tag in the mail in two to three weeks.

  • Property Tax Appeal
    • If you would like to appeal your property tax assessment, the first step is to complete the form L-4035, that can be found here.
    • You must then make an appointment to appear before the Board of Review for the Township.  Please note that those appointments are from March 8th through March 12th.  So time is of the essence.  Additional information can be found here.

Northville Art House

  • 15th Annual Members Exhibition – February 17th through March 13th
    • The Northville Art House appreciates the opportunity to showcase the creative talents of 82 current member artists who provide the community with joy, interaction, and inspiration through the Annual Members’ Exhibition.
    • The exhibition can be viewed online with enhanced gallery labels discussing the work and/or background of the artists. To purchase a work, click on the image in the virtual gallery.   Click here. 
  • Classes
    • The Art House is currently offering online classes to both children and adults.  To see their offerings, click here.
    • Limited In person classes are also being offered.  To see what is available, click here.

Northville District Library Adult Events

  • COVID Vaccination Information with Dr. Arenberg – Monday, March 1st –  7 pm
    Dr. Doug Arenberg of Northville University of Michigan Health Center will answer commonly asked questions about the COVID vaccine and provide some background on vaccines in general. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 869 9958 4803 Passcode: 707560
  • Monthly Adult Craft Tutorial on Demand – DIY Rope Throw Basket  – Wednesday, March 3rd
    Head to the library’s Vimeo page to watch this month’s adult craft tutorial.  Materials Needed (not provided by the library):

    • Round laundry basket – can be found at the Dollar Store
      1 jar of Acrylic Paint (preferably one specified for furniture or décor)
      About 50 feet of ½” Jute rope/1 yard felt, fleece or muslin
      Hot glue gun and glue sticks/Utility knife/Paint brush
  • Ladies of the Lights w/Dianna Stampfler – Tuesday, March 9th at 7 pm
    They were women before their time, taking on the romantic, yet dangerous and physically demanding job of tending to the beacons that protected the shoreline. In all, some 40 women have been identified who excelled in this profession over the years — dating back as early as the 1840s and as recent as present day. Nearly 70 images of keepers, their families and their lights make up this presentation. The program includes readings from newspapers and autobiographies, as well as handouts including the list of featured ladies and additional reading references for attendees.  Register here.
  • The 15 Millionth Ford- Thursday, March 11 at 7 pm
    On May 26, 1927, Ford Motor Company built its fifteen millionth Model-T. This special car represented the end of the Model T’s remarkable 19-year production run. In this live virtual Zoom event, Matt Anderson of the Henry Ford Museum explores the ceremony surrounding the car’s build, its use as a corporate symbol and its conservation and exhibition at The Henry Ford. Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 812 7849 7419 Passcode: 039513
  • Michigan Avenue: US 12 – Tuesday, March 23rd at 7 pm
    With origins dating back to the end of the last Ice Age, the road known as Michigan Avenue was most familiar to early settlers as the Old Sauk Trail. This is a concentrated, pictorial road trip along the section known as the Old Chicago Road — prior to I-94, the only automobile route between Detroit and Chicago.  This trek recounts Detroit’s Coney Island hot dog wars, the origins of Corktown — through the Brigg’s Stadium years –and on through today with the resurrection of Michigan’s Grand Central Station! It’s a look at the colorful cultures that make up the route — in places like Mexicantown and East Dearborn, and a look at Michigan’s Territorial history, stopping at the Federal Arsenal in Dearbornville and Fort St Joseph in Niles! Moving on through Ford country, the tour takes us through the culturally rich stretches of Inkster and on to Willow Run and the birth of America’s “Rosie the Riveter!” with stops at the old amusements of the Irish Hills, a retelling of Chief White Pigeon’s heroic and selfless deed and perhaps the best-loved hamburger place along Lake Michigan!  It’s a fascinating travel through time as the pair explore the ancient road’s path from the center of Detroit all the way to the Indiana Dunes and on into Chicago!  Join Zoom Meeting  Meeting ID: 838 9369 8717  Passcode: 878211

 Inspire – Northville Senior Citizens Newsletter –  January/February, 2021 Issue

  • Be sure to check it out so you don’t miss out on any services, information or events that are important to you.
  • Community Center is planning to re-open on February 1st.  Contact them at 248-305-2851 to find out which of your favorite activities will be resumed.
  • This publication highlights the many fine business in our neighbor Plymouth.  It is worth checking out!

Plymouth Historical Museum 

  • The Plymouth Historical Museum features an impressive collection of history including the early pioneers, businesses, railroads, President Lincoln, Civil War, Daisy Air Rifle, WWII and much more. Take a stroll in time down our 19th-century Victorian Main Street displaying numerous historical artifacts and large-scale scenes depicting a vibrant community – as it remains today.
  • The Plymouth Historical Museum opens its new exhibit “First Ladies–Fashion Setters” on Wednesday, January 27th and it runs through June 13th
Plymouth District Library 
  • Virtual Classes for Older Adults
    Get Set Up is brought to you by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services Agency. A variety of no-cost virtual classes for seniors, including topics like “How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine” and “Ageless Grace: Exercises for the Body and Mind”, drawing classes, dance classes, and even technology topics like taking iPhone photos and setting up Zoom meetings.  Get Set Up has it all!
  • DIA: Behind the Seen Zoom  – Thursday, March 04, 2021 – 7 to 8:30 PM
    • “THROUGH HER EYES”.  Viewing the work of women artists in the DIA’s Collection heightens awareness of the creative contributions of women across cultures and time and provides a lens through which to explore issues of gender, relationships between generations, politics and culture.Presented by trained DIA teaching volunteers, “Behind the Seen” brings the same level of insight and engagement about the DIA’s collection from the museum to your community.  Please register for this online program.
  • What’s it Worth? Ask Mike the Appraiser – Monday, March 15; 6-8pm online via Zoom
    Please register to get the Zoom login information.  Have you ever wondered about the value of the older items in your home? Join us for this special antiques & collectibles virtual appraisal event! Author, Auctioneer, Appraiser and Radio Show Host Mike Ivankovich will be discussing the 10 factors that always impact the value of your treasures, as well as sharing buying and selling tips and strategies. This promises to be a fun and educational evening!  The first 25 registrants can have 1 item appraised by Mike during the program.