- COVID-19 activities and pertinent information
- Top news item: Final logistics for a Northville community vaccination site were recently authorized by Wayne County. The City of Northville and Northville Township are working together to finalize the Schoolcraft College location with support from both the National Guard and Wayne County. Details are forthcoming.
- Gov. Whitmer and the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) announced the expansion of the COVID-19 vaccination prioritization. Effective March 8, the prioritization will include those age 50 and older living with disabilities or with medical conditions that place an individual at increased risk. Beginning March 22, vaccine eligibility will again expand to include all Michiganders 50 and older. (Michigan.gov)
Maybury Farm ‘Making Maple Syrup Tours’ begin March 20thLearn first-hand how delicious maple syrup gets made by going on a “Making Maple Syrup Tour,” on the weekends of March 20/21 and March 27/28. Once you arrive, you will head into the woods on a tractor-drawn wagon to learn about the maple tree, how to tap it, and then collect the sap. The wagon will then take you back to the Sugar Shack where you will watch and learn how the sap is converted into delicious maple syrup, and also get a taste of it. After the tour, you are invited to head inside Maybury Farm’s General Store where hot drinks and snacks are available. Maybury Farm will be selling Pure Michigan Maple Syrup along with other maple products.Maple syrup tours are by reservation only and can be made on our website beginning on March 10th- www.mayburyfarm.org. Everyone at the farm (except 2 and under) is required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing. No more than 12 guests at the same time-slot will go out on the tour wagon. Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile Road in Northville, 1/2 mile west of Maybury State Park. The cost for Maple Syrup Tours is $9 per person and children under 2 are free.
- Dog owners who want their dogs to run off leash can register for one or two dog parks operated by Northville Parks and Recreation Dept. The Cady Street Dog Park – located behind the Northville Art House – is .7 acres and the Marv Gans Community Park – at Beck Road, north of Six Mile – is four acres. See more on the Parks and Recreation website.
Elder Abuse Task Force Releases Training Videos
The Michigan Attorney General’s Office released a new series of training videos from Michigan’s Elder Abuse Task Force. The training focuses on recognizing, reporting and preventing elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. While the videos are geared toward in-home caregivers for older and vulnerable adults, the 11 short sessions can be helpful to anyone concerned about the well-being of our most vulnerable populations across the state. The Elder Abuse Task Force launched in 2019 and consists of more than 55 different organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sections – all working together to combat elder abuse.
March brings new class Parks and Recreation offerings to all age groups.Northville Parks and Recreation is bringing back some popular programs and adding new ones in March, while adhering to the State’s Covid-19 guidelines. Check out the March Activity Guide to see the full range of programs being offered from toddlers to teens, and young adults to seniors. Kids can choose to dabble in art class, aim a bow in archery, chop up ingredients for an online cooking class, or direct their kicks to karate. For adults, there’s tap dancing, tennis and bootcamp to rev up your workout. To register, visit the Parks and Recreation website.
- This years festival is scheduled to take place, so mark your calendar.
- Friday, June 18th, 3 pm – 8 pm
- Saturday, June 19, 10 am – 6 pm
- Sunday, June 20, 10 am -4 pm
- 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 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! Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 838 9369 8717 Passcode: 878211
Inspire – Northville Senior Citizens Newsletter – March/March, 2021 Issue
- Friday Flicks are Back – Join us at the Community Center every Friday at 1 pm. Limited to the 1st 20 participants
- March 19th – Little Women – 2019
- March 26th – Knives Out – 2019
- April 9th – Blinded by the Light – 2019
- April 16th – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – 2019
- Virtual Fitness Classes Begin the week of March 15th
- Sign up at NorthvilleParksandRec.Org or call 248-305-2851
- Silver Strength and Stretch
- Silver Chair Yoga
- Healthy Hips and Back
- Zumba Gold
- Blend Yoga
- Sign up at NorthvilleParksandRec.Org or call 248-305-2851
- This publication highlights the many fine business in our neighbor Plymouth. It is worth checking out!
- Ghosts of Plymouth Walk – Saturday, April 24th
Meet and greet some of the characters from Plymouth’s past during the Plymouth Historical Museum’s “Ghosts of Plymouth” walk. Hear the tales of early Plymouth from the characters themselves. The walks begin at 5 p.m. and leave every 15 minutes, circling Old Village and lasting up to 90 minutes. Participants should meet in the gazebo on Farmer Street, between Mill and Starkweather.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 per person the day of the Ghost Walk (if the walk is not sold out ahead of time). Members of the Call 734-455-8940 x0 for more information.
- March is Tulip Month
Westborn Market in Downtown Plymouth is selling bunches of tulips for $6.99 in March
- The Plymouth Historical Museum opens its new exhibit “First Ladies–Fashion Setters” on Wednesday, January 27th and it runs through June 13th
- 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!