Friday, January 11, 2013
See what White Lake Township looked like in 1823.
The Archives of Michigan now has original survey maps of Michigan’s 1,400 individual township parcels available for search, to browse and print at www.seekingmichigan.org. Take a look at what White Lake looked like in 1823. According to the state, the initial survey of the state of Michigan was conducted primarily between 1815 and 1860. "The federal government contracted land surveyors who earned between $3 and $4.25 per mile, which covered payment of their crews and supplies," a press release states. "Crews usually conducted surveys in the winter because their line of sight was improved and they could walk across frozen lakes and ponds. It took about 20 days to survey a township with two surveyors, two axe men to trim brush, and two chain…
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
If your New Year's resolution is to live a greener lifestyle, check out these 16 tips to help you stick to your plan.
If you want to be kinder to the planet and save some money at the same time, here are 16 ways to go green in 2013. 1. Buy fresh, local food this summer at the White Lake Farmer Market or Long's Family Orchard. 2.Have your kids make their friends birthday cards and bring gifts in decorated paper bags or a cool reusable bag. Kids love getting a handmade card—as do adults. 3. Bring your own bags when you shop for groceries. 4.Shop at consignment stores such as My Girlfriend's Closet and Rugrats Resale in White Lake or Freedom Treasures Resale in Highland, and thrift stores such as the Salvation Army. 5. Rip up some lawn and create new garden beds this spring, and then grow your own food this summer. Your kids will eat more veggies if they …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The popular White Lake restaurant will open again for dinner service Jan. 9 at 4 p.m.
If you want to get your fix at the Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake you better do it quick. The popular local business will be closed Jan. 7 and Jan. 8 for scheduled maintenance according to owner Ed Mamou. The restaurant will reopen on Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. for dinner service and resume normal business hours the following day. This month the restaurant is offering a special Wild Game feast Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. The event is reservation only and costs $60 per person. The menu includes: To make reservations for this event call the host desk at 248-698-2400. Other specials offered at the restaurant are as follows: Winter Weeknight Specials (Weeknight offers valid January 14 - February 28 on the specific weekday listed.) The Root Restaurant & …
Friday, December 7, 2012
Post your views on the proposed right-to-work legislation by adding it to the Local Voices section of White Lake-Highland Patch.
Do you have an opinion on the proposed right-to-work legislation? Then we would like you to let everyone know about it by sharing it on White Lake-Highland Patch. All you need to do is add your opinion—it could be as short as a sentence or as long as a term paper—to our Local Voices section. It’s quick and easy to do. Just click here to post your opinion. Whether you are for or against the right-to-work bills, we would love for you to share your voice with the White Lake-Highland community.
Cheaper by the Dozen shows are this Friday and Saturday at Milford High School in Highland.
The following was written by Kate Phillips. When 16-year-old Alexis Stefanick of White Lake asked her dad to audition with her for a local staging of Cheaper by the Dozen, he hesitated. He hadn't been in a play since his own school days. But he decided to go for it, because he wanted to spend time with his daughter before she finishes high school and leaves home. "There may not be many more chances left," explained Bob Stefanick of White Lake. As it turns out, that's the guiding force behind the actions of the father that Stefanick plays -- Frank Gilbreth, an overly strict dad of 12 living in 1924. Stefanick is sympathetic to the father he portrays, who has a heart condition that he knows will not allow him to see his children grow up. "He…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
White Lake Tree Lighting draws large crown Wednesday night.
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Thursday, December 6, 2012
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus arrived in White Lake on Wednesday evening before a large crowd of excited boys and girls. Santa took the last part of his trip from the North Pole on a White Lake Township fire truck. Township Supervisor Greg Baroni presented Santa with the key to White Lake Township to the delight of the holiday crowd. A huge cheer was heard throughout the township when the large Christmas tree was lit. Kids of all ages presented their Christmas lists to Santa and Mrs. Claus. The White Lake Middle School Show choir performed along with the Rochester College Carolers. The Art of the Dance team of dancers dazzled the crowd with a series of holiday performances. The White Lake Fire Department helped the kids make s’mores over a …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Kathleen Ann West of White Lake passed away Oct. 24.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Tired of the political robo-calls during election season? Local State Rep. Eileen Kowall (R-White Lake) has introduced a bill that will allow residents to opt out of receiving those calls.
Friday, September 21, 2012
(Source: Rep. Eileen Kowall's Office) This week, state Rep. Eileen Kowall introduced legislation to create a political do-not-call list that residents could sign up for. House Bill 5882 would create a do-not-call list that would be published quarterly, prohibiting political solicitors from utilizing automated messages to call someone on the list to promote a campaign, candidate or political issue. "Michigan voters should have a right to opt out of political robocalls if they are not interested in them, and my legislation would give them that option," said Kowall, R-White Lake Township. "Bombarding people with phone calls they do not want to receive only makes them less likely to vote, which is not helpful to our democratic process." The …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
White Lake and Highland are wonderful places to live, and each have their own unique small-town charms. But, would you change anything about them if you could?
Recently CNN Money came out with a list of the best small cities in America to live in. In Michigan, places like West Bloomfield and Troy were named in the top 100, but because of their smaller populations places like White Lake and Highland were overlooked. White Lake-Highland Patch readers know how great our towns are. After all, we chose to live here, shop here, work here and raise families here. Both towns have a small-town charm, and unique local businesses. With some of the recent big box store additions to White Lake, you don't need to leave the area to shop. But despite the parks, shopping and overall charm of both White Lake and Highland, are there things you wish the towns had? White Lake-Highland Patch wants to know: If you …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Zuk will start training with Michigan State's cross country team in late August, and said he hopes to continue the success he had at Lakeland as both an athlete and a student.
One day Highland resident Garret Zuk was a stellar scholar athlete going about his life as a normal high school senior. Then suddenly, he was a local celebrity. He became a celebrity because of the sportsmanship he showed Walled Lake Northern sophomore Devin Kimberlin during a track meet earlier this spring. It all started one day in May – Zuk was at the starting line of one his favorite track races, the 3,200 meter. The race started and Zuk, the favorite to win, took off leading the pack. Behind him was Northern's Kimberlin. Kimberlin, according to a letter written by Northern parent Dave Routledge about the race, had fought all season to break the 10 minute time in this race – something Zuk had done most of the season. At the 800 mark, …