Sunday, May 19, 2013
Stagecrafters presents “The Sound of Music.”
Stagecrafters doesn’t repeat their productions very often with the exception of the classics such as The Sound of Music. Although Stagecrafters has mounted this beloved musical twice prior in their 56-year-history (1981, 1992), this latest production will have audiences marveling at the incredible set, period costumes, choral voices and the use of the Baldwin Theatre’s Wurlitzer Pipe Organ. The show is the creation of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, and is based on "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp. Popular with audiences around the world, the show runs May 31 – June 23, 2013, at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in downtown Royal Oak. The story is set in Salzburg…
Find out who is posting on Patch, including the Ferndale DDA, and how you can get started.
Your voice. Your community. The Patch Local Voices section can be a powerful tool for yourself, your group or your business. It's the perfect place to promote a big event coming up, voice your opinion on something you are passionate about or share tips from your career field. Each Sunday we will feature some of Patch's most interesting Local Voices writers, show you who is posting on Patch and how you can get started. FUNdraising for ART in Downtown Ferndale The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority joined Patch Local Voices this week and posted about two great events: Wheels & Wine and ARTWN -- the “original” fundraiser for public art in Downtown Ferndale. "Volunteers at the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority never cease to amaze…
Find out what crimes made headlines in neighboring communities over the past week.
The following information was supplied by area police departments. A criminal charge is only an accusation, and does not indicate convictions. BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP: Intruder Threatens Bloomfield Township Homeowner with Screwdriver The female burglar took jewelry and threatened to kill the homeowner while wielding a screwdriver when confronted, police said. TROY: Cadillac Escalade Stolen, Retail Fraud, and Robbery in Troy The following information was obtained from the Troy Police Department. ROCHESTER HILLS: 3 Break-Ins Reported in Rochester Hills Oakland County Sheriff's deputies respond to 3 alarms in Rochester Hills, find smashed windows. ORION TOWNSHIP: Sheriff's Office Seeks Information in Orion Township Break-Ins Three break-ins …
Take a closer look at one of the homes currently on the market in Troy.
This house at 262 Streamview Drive in Troy is listed for sale at $279,000. It has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,081 square feet. Features include a wooded lot backing up to a nature preserve, an in-ground Gunite pool, two-level deck and more. Information and photos courtesy of Zillow.com.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The event on Saturday capped off events scheduled as part of National Police Week.
Under sunny skies on Saturday, the Troy Police Department showed dozens of families from in and around Troy how they keep us safe every day. With the backing of the Troy High School Jazz Ensemble, smiles were all around as police fans toured ambulances, all-purpose vehicles, tactical support vehicles, a communication support truck, and a car smashed by a drunk driver. K-9 officers showed off what they could do, too, going as far as to search for synthetic drugs which had been planted in the smashed car. In addition to the open house, Troy Police have been reaching out to the community in other ways this week:
The piglets are "very cute," according to the curator of mammals.
Flowers aren’t the only things blooming at the Detroit Zoo. Daphne and Violet – female warthogs born April 7, 2013 – are now firmly planted in their African Grasslands habitat near the Africa Train Station. The birth is the result of a breeding recommendation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan, a cooperative management program to ensure genetically healthy, diverse and self-sustaining populations of threatened and endangered species. There are currently just over a hundred warthogs in North American zoos. “We’re excited to have these baby warthogs and to help this small population in zoos grow,” said Robert Lessnau, Detroit Zoological Society Curator of Mammals. “The piglets are very cute and we’re happy to …
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This dog is available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue League in Southfield.
Meet Chippy, our Pet of the Week. Chippy is an approximately 3-year-old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is currently available for adoption with Almost Home Animal Rescue League in Southfield. He is described as being "extremely smart," knows basic commands and walks like a perfect gentlemen on a leash. He "loves giving kisses and is just so full of silly personality," his adoption profile states. Chippy would do best in a home with a tall fenced yard and with no other animals. View his 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 some of this week's big 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: BIRMINGHAM: Woman Trying to Push Car Killed in Birmingham Parking Lot A Roseville woman was pinned between two vehicles after her vehicle stalled in the North Old Woodward Parking Lot. FERNDALE: Ferndale High School Student Makes 'Brightest and Best' List Celeste Goedert was among more than 250 recipients of WXYZ-TV's annual honor. BERKLEY: Crashed Car Reminds Berkley Students to be Safe During Prom Week The totaled Ford Focus outside Berkley High School warns juniors and seniors, who celebrate prom Thursday at the Lafayette Grande …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The following information was obtained from the Troy Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
The following information about police incidents is taken directly from the most recent Troy Police Department media release. 2000 block of Dashwood, 10 p.m. on May 14 and 6 a.m. on May 15: The complainant’s Chevrolet Blazer was stolen while parked in the driveway of her home. 2000 block of Dina, Feb. 1: The IRS notified the complainant that someone filed a fraudulent tax return using the complainant’s social security number. United Shore Financial (1414 E. Maple Rd.), between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. on May 15: Business representative reports that copper wiring was stripped/stolen from the buildings generator. 1000 block of Minnesota, between 10:30 p.m. on May 14 and 5 a.m. on May 15: A dual screen mobile DVD player was stolen from the …