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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
On Wednesday, classes were canceled in the Walled Lake Consolidated School District after bus drivers called in sick.
Nearly one-quarter of the Walled Lake School District's bus drivers called in sick Wednesday morning, leading the district to cancel classes. WWJ-AM reports that the move is "an apparent protest" over the district's decision to outsource busing. District spokesperson Judy Evola told WWJ the district will be "strategizing today. If this does occur again, we will have a plan in place that we will communicate with our parents,” she said. Superintendent Kenneth Gutman told WJBK-TV that school will go on Thursday, no matter what. Parents expressed their frustrations with the district on the White Lake-Highland Patch and West Bloomfield Patch Facebook pages. "This is what happens when you outsource busing to a private company, and folks who have…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Which of these designs do you like best? Tell us in comments.
Three Patch readers submitted entries for our PEEPS creation contest. Using the marshmallow candies, they made "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" and "Peeps on the Farm". Two of the Patch users have a chance to win a Prize Pack worth $25. It includes a PEEPS® Plush Chick Basket valued at $15 and an electronic gift card valued at $10 from PEEPS and COMPANY®. Use the comments section to vote once for your favorite Patch entry. The two with the most votes will each win a prize pack. Voting ends at 12 p.m. EST on March 30. Which of the three entries is your favorite? Vote once in the comments below for "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" or "Peeps on the Farm".
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If you've got a creative streak and a passion for PEEPs, enter Patch's Easter PEEPs contest for a chance to win a prize package.
Editor's note: This contest is now closed. PEEPS, those famously delicious and delightful marshmallow candies, aren't just for eating anymore. These days, crafty PEEPs creations are all the rage. You can find them on display on Pinterest. And transformed into everything from the White House front lawn, to re-creations of children’s books, historical settings and other unusual situations. Think you can invent something fun with PEEPS? Now's the time to show us! Enter Patch's Easter PEEPs photo contest. Here's how: Read the complete contest rules here.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Former Highland Middle School staff member Mike MacGregor thanks school board for helping to sponsor the reunion photo event last week.
Dear Editor, The temperature was about 20. A cold wind was blowing out of the north at 15 miles per hour. For those who turned out for one last photo together at Highland Middle School last Friday, the frigid weather was viewed as just another typical early March day and would not be an obstacle to coming together one last time to mark the passing of Huron Valley’s most venerable school. Most citizens know that Huron Valley’s history goes directly through Highland Township School. Built in 1936, added onto in 1938, 1953 and again in 1964, it gave way to Highland Junior High in the 1960’s and then finally Highland Middle School in the 1970’s. We all know that in a few short weeks, our school will be lost to the wrecking ball and be gone …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tag pics with #MIPatchSnow on Instagram and they'll appear on White Lake-Highland Patch.
We want to see how much snow you have in your area, so why not tag your Instagram photos so they appear on Patch? White Lake-Highland Patch will pull all Instagram images tagged #MIPatchSnow into this nifty photo grid. What are you doing with all this snow? Are you building a snowman? Sledding? Use the hashtag with any snow-related adventures you're putting on Instagram today. You can also post your photos directly on Patch by clicking the "Pics & Clips" tab at the top of the page.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Editors Nicole Krawcke and Tatum Ryan will join Brooke Tajer in writing about our towns.
After serving for more than two years as the editor of White Lake Patch, which added Highland to its coverage area last year, I am happy to announce that I am taking on a new role at Patch -- one that will encourage readers to take more control over the site, posting stories, events and announcements that are important to you. My new role will be more of a regional one, working with eight other sites in Oakland, Livingston, Wayne and Washtenaw counties, in addition to White Lake-Highland Patch. You'll still see my name and face on the site, and on Facebook and Twitter. And of course, you will still see me around town in person -- White Lake is my hometown, after all. Editors Tatum Ryan and Nicole Krawcke (from Hartland Patch and Brighton …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Tell us what you love most about the town you call home.
Whether it’s the local schools, the bakery, or the proximity from home to a great hiking trail, everyone has something they love about their community. We want to hear from you about what you love most about White Lake or Highland, and what makes it so special. Please post comments and pictures here to show us all your favorite things about White Lake and Highland!
Monday, February 11, 2013
Valentine's Day is today. Haven't gotten your sweetie anything yet? Have no fear, I'm here to help.
If you're a procrastinator like me, chances are you either haven't gotten your Valentine a gift yet. Fear not, we have many places in White Lake and Highland offering wonderful ideas for Valentine's Day. Who doesn't love a sweet treat on Valentine's Day, if your significant other has a sweet tooth then you can head into any area bakery and get your Valentine something delicious. Colasanti's in Highland has a wonderful bakery with a variety of items to choose from. Need a last-minute bouquet? You can try Flowers of the Lakes or The Flower Factory and make your own, beautiful arrangement. Pair it with a box of chocolates or one of the store beautiful lawn ornaments and you have the perfect gift for someone who loves gardening. If you're …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Vote on some of the most popular commercials during Super Bowl 47.
One of the most anticipated aspects of the Super Bowl each year are its commercials. 2013 is no different with popular brand names like Doritos, Taco Bell, Volkswagen and many more pulling out all the creative stops to make thier ads pop. Advertisers paid an average of $3.8 million for each 30 seconds of air time, according to USA Today. You can re-watch some of the most popular commercials at the right. In White Lake and Highland readers weighed in on their favorites. White Lake-Highland Patch Editor Brooke Tajer said the M&M commercial and Oreo commercial were her favorites, while reader James Bommarito liked the Dorito's goat commercial. Reader Lori Evans-Wangbichler said she enjoyed the Got Milk? commercial featuring Dwayne "The Rock" …