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Family Friendly Events to Enjoy This Spring in Northville, Mi

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Family Friendly Events to Enjoy This Spring in Northville, Mi

Are you looking to get out of the house after a long winter?

Want to keep the kids busy this spring?

Happy first day of spring everyone! Today feels a little like spring with the high temperature of 45 degrees and rain in the forecast in Northville. With the freezing temperatures and all the snow that we have had this winter, the 45 degrees is a welcomed change.

Today, I would like to take some time and share with you the different events that are happening in Northville, Michigan throughout the spring of 2014. Northville is known for its small town feel and big city access. The list below will show you why.

Spring Events Happening in Northville, Michigan

Last Weekend for the Maple Syrup Experience at Maybury Farm
Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29
Tours at: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm

If you know someone who grew up in Michigan, they will most likely share the childhood memories of learning how maple syrup is made. From tapping the trees, to processing the sap and learning how the sap turns into maple syrup, you can create the same great memories with your children at the Maybury Farm in Northville. This is the last weekend, so make plans to attend today.

First Friday Experience
Downtown Northville
First Friday of each month between 6:00 – 9:00 pm

On the first Friday of each month come and see all that the businesses in Northville, Michigan have to offer at the First Friday Experience. Artists, trunk shows, samples, and maybe even a complimentary glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres await you.

If you’re interested, simply head down to Downtown Northville on the first Friday of the month between 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Maybury State Park Egg STRAVAGANZA
700 W. Baseline Rd., Northville, MI 
Saturday, April 19
11:00 am

Mark you calendar to bring the kids to the Maybury State Park in Northville for a fun filled Egg Stravaganza. Rain or shine, this event will take place on April 19 and kicks off at 11 am. The schedule of events is as follow:

  • 11 a.m. - Ages 5 & under Egg Scramble;
  • 11:10 a.m. - Ages 6 & up Egg Scramble;
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Games; Face Painting; Crafts; Seed planting

Recreation Passports are required for all vehicles entering the park. If you do not have one, the cost is $11.00. For more information, please visit the Downtown Northville website or call the Maybury State Park at 248-349-8390.

Northville’s Farmers’ Market
Corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Roads
Opens: First Thursday in May
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

It won’t be long now until you can stroll through Northville’s Farmers’ Market in search of all the amazing things that Michigan farmers have to offer. Beginning in May and ending in October, the Northville’s Farmers’ Market is open every Thursday from 8 am - 3 pm on the corner of 7 Mile Road and Sheldon Road.

For more information, please visit the please visit the Northville Chamber of Commerce’s website or call 248- 349-7640.

Summary

Whether you are looking to create special memories with your children or visit a farmers’ market to buy home grown vegetables and flowers this spring, Northville, Michigan has a variety of events for you and your family to enjoy this spring.

3 Key Home Repairs to Make After a Brutal Winter

by The Jamey Kramer Group

3 Key Home Repairs to Make After a Brutal Winter

Not sure where to start off with this year’s spring cleaning?

The temperatures are finally starting to warm up enough to convince us that maybe spring really is arriving this week. When spring arrives, so does spring cleaning. This year, that spring cleaning may look more like spring repairs after the kind of winter we have had.

Right now, Detroit is only 3 inches away from breaking the record of the most snow fall in one year. According to the National Weather Service, the record for the Detroit area was set back in 1880-1881 and currently stands at 93.6 inches.

If you have lived in Michigan for any amount of time, you know that just because it is April, it doesn’t mean that the snow is gone for good. In fact, in 1886 there were 25.7 inches of snow in April alone according to the Detroit Free Press. Thankfully, that doesn’t seem to be in our near future.

This winter, our homes have stood the test of wind, snow, ice, sleet, floods and more. With a high of 45 degrees expected today in Northville, Michigan, it may be time to step out and investigate the damage, if any, that this brutal winter may have caused.

Where to Look for Winter Damage

If you are not sure where to look for winter damage, scan through our list below for 3 key areas where your house may need a little tender loving care.

  1. Check the Foundation
    When checking the foundation of your home, look for cracks. Take care to closely examine the foundation for hairline cracks. According to Homesite Insurance, just because you see a crack, it doesn’t mean that your house is going to cave in. They suggest marking the crack with tape and then to check back on it in a few months.

     

    When the few months have passed, go back and check the crack again. If it hasn’t changed, Homesite Insurance recommends filling in the crack with epoxy-injection system. If the crack size has changed, you may want to call in a structural engineer.

    When inspecting your foundation, you should also look for evidence of termites. North Carolina State University recommends looking for mud tubes on foundation walls. These mud tubes are pencil-size (or larger) tubes that termites build from soil, wood particles and other materials.

    Lastly, make sure to clear away all debris and leaves away from the foundation so that you don’t invite rodents to nest by your home.

     
  2. Check the Roof
    Closely examine your roof for any cracked, missing or loose shingles. You may like to use binoculars from the ground, or if you do it safely, climb up to your roof. Pay close attention to the shingles around your chimney and sky lights. According the
    MSN Real Estate, if you think there might be a leak, head to the attic and check for moisture.

     
  3. Check the Gutters
    Clear out the gutters of your home on the first available dry day of spring. You can bet that leaves and other debris have gotten themselves caught up there. Use a sturdy ladder to examine and clean out the gutters and downspouts or hire someone to do it for you. According to HomeTips, LLC, clearing out the gutters and downspouts will help to protect your home’s “siding, windows, doors, and foundations from water damage and help prevent flooding in basements.”

Summary

No one can contest that this year’s winter weather has been a brutal in Southeast Michigan. Spring is right around the corner and it is time to start your home’s spring cleaning and if necessary, spring repairs.

Northville’s Annual Business Showcase and More Weekend Events

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville’s Annual Business Showcase and More Weekend Events

Have you ever been to the Taste of Northville Business Showcase?

Would you like to sample what the businesses in Northville have to offer?

This weekend, Northville is having its annual Taste of Northville Business Showcase, but that’s not all that’s happening in this city. Northville is known for having a “small town feel” with a big city access. There is always something to do and enjoy, and this weekend is no different.

Events that you won’t want to miss in Northville

Taste of Northville Business Showcase

Saturday, March 8
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The Northville Chamber of Commerce kicks off a year-long celebration with the Annual Taste of Northville Business Showcase this weekend. This year, the chamber is turning 50-years-old and they are ready to celebrate.

The first celebration is this Saturday, March 8th, at the Northville High School located at 45700 Six Mile Road (between Sheldon and Beck Roads) from noon to 3:00 pm.

Over 1000 business owners and residents are expected to show up for the showcase. Those who attend will enjoy free samples, prizes and raffles.

Each attendant will vote for the best business display, restaurant/caterer display and best theme display in the “People’s Choice Awards.” The winners will receive a plaque and media recognition.

If you are looking to get out of the house this weekend, take the whole family and head over to the Northville High School. Admission is only $3.00 per person at the door.

Genitti’s Hole-in-the-wall Dinner Show

Saturday, March 8
6:30 pm

If you looking for a fun date night with your special someone this Saturday, Genitti’s Hole-in-the-wall has you covered. Jasen Magic will be performing live on stage for an “adult only” show this Saturday. Dinner and the show start at 6:30 pm and the price is $35.00 per person.

Genitti’s Hole-in-the-wall is located at 108 East Main in Northville. For reservations and for more information, please call 248-349-0522.

The Maple Syrup Experience at Maybury Farm

Saturday and Sunday, March 8-9
Tours at: 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm

In Michigan, it almost appears to be a rite of passage for every Michigan child to learn how to make maple syrup. It is that time of year and time for our children to enjoy the “hands on” experience of learning all about maple sugar.

At Maybury Farm in Northville, Michigan, you can share that classic Michigan childhood experience with your children. There will be a hay ride to the farm’s Sugarbush where you and your children will have the chance to tap the trees and learn the steps to making maple syrup.

Tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays throughout March at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The General Store and Welcome Center will be open to purchase maple syrup and maple syrup products.

Summary

No matter what phase of life you are in there is always something to do in this family-friendly town of Northville, Michigan. From celebrating the city’s important milestones and enjoying a night out for a dinner show to learning all about maple sugar with your children, Northville is the place to be this weekend.

 

How the New Mortgage Rules May Affect New Graduates

by The Jamey Kramer Group

How the New Mortgage Rules May Affect New Graduates

Have you recently graduated from college?

Are you excited about purchasing your first home?

Buying your first home is an amazing moment in life. It is a moment that you will remember forever. However, new mortgage rules may mean that recent college graduates will have a harder time getting approved for a mortgage.

New graduates are facing a lot when they step off campus and onto the streets. While the economy is coming back, there is still too much unemployment. In addition, the rising cost of college tuition means that many new graduates will be saddled with sizable student loans.

Preventing Another Housing Crisis

In a comprehensive effort to prevent another housing crisis, the government has created a set of standards, the Qualified Mortgage Standards Under the Truth in Lending Act. These new standards must be met if the lenders want the mortgages to be protected from lawsuits in the event borrowers are unable to pay. They were created to ensure that lenders only issue loans to those who can afford to repay them.

Banks all across the United States are already starting to implement these new mortgage rules. So, what is changing and why would it affect recent college grads?

In our article, What Determines If You Qualify for a Mortgage, we reported about 8 factors that will determine if you qualify for a mortgage. There are a few factors that directly impact those who have recently graduated from college.

4 Factors That Directly Impact Recent College Graduates

  1. Employment Status
    The first factor that will directly affect new college graduates when applying for a home mortgage is their employment status. Even if a new grad gets hired right away, banks are looking to lend money to those who have been employed for at least 2 years.
     
  2. Income
    Another piece that banks will want to see is 2 years of income. They will ask recent graduates to show 2 years worth of W2s.
     
  3. Student Loans
    Many college students make it to graduation because of student loans. These days, student loans can be used to cover the cost of books, cars, rent and tuition. While in school, student loans can feel like a life saver, but when you are out of school these types of loans can make banks feel pretty nervous about lending money especially if they have amounted to a sizable sum of money.
     
  4. Debt-to-Income Ratio
    Lenders will be looking at the debt-to-income ratio. The magic number here is 43%. Your monthly debt (student loans, car payments, credit cards, etc.) cannot exceed 43% of your income.

What Should a College Graduate Do?

If you have recently graduated and are looking to purchase your first home, this news may be frustrating. There are few things you can do.

  • If you are still in school, get a part time job with a company you will want to work for after you graduate. When you graduate, you will be able to report that you have been working there for a year or two. You may also minimize unemployment time after graduation if that company hires you full time after graduation.
  • Pay off your credit cards and other loans as soon as possible. Get your debt lower so you can purchase more house for your money.

Summary

As a recent college graduate, there are factors that will come into play when you apply for a home mortgage. There are practical tips that you can implement to help increase your chances of being approved for a loan when you are ready to purchase your first home.

When you are ready, you may like to consider looking at the family-friendly cities of Northville and Novi, Michigan. We would be honored to help you find that perfect home. Please call our office at:

248-348-7200

Northville, Mi Expands WiFi and Offers Weekend Activities

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville, Michigan News & Events

Are you looking for a place to relax and surf the Internet for free?

Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing?

Northville, Michigan is one of those cities where the past meets the present and looks forward to the future. It is a place where you have a rich history that is preserved well, an amazing community with events happening all week, and a city that isn’t afraid to embrace the latest and greatest technology.

Whether or not you and your family are just starting out or you’ve been established for some time, Northville is a city that has something to offer you. Take a look below at the latest news and this weekend’s activities in Northville.

Northville, Michigan Expands WiFi

There is now a larger reach for free wireless Internet throughout Downtown Northville. Early this month, the Northville Downtown Development announced that the free wireless Internet has been expanded from Cady Street to Dunlap Street and from Wing Street to Hutton Street.

The network’s name is “Downtown Northville WiFi” and requires no password.

Upcoming Northville Events You Won’t Want to Miss

Snowshoeing 101
Saturday, February 22nd
10:00 am – Noon

If you have ever wanted to try snowshoeing, there has never been a better time. This Saturday between 10:00 am and noon, head over to the Maybury State Park at 20145 Beck Road in Northville for a free snowshoeing event.  Open to participants 12 years old and older, the first 24 participants to pre-resister will have snow shoes provided for them to borrow.

Warm clothing is required and a water bottle is recommended. You will learn the basics in snowshoeing techniques. After the introduction, you will be able to put all that you have learned to the test on a 60-90 minute hike. For more information and to register online, please see Runningfitevents.com.

Movies at the Marquis Theatre
February 22nd
7:30 pm

Northville’s historical Marquis Theatre will be showing the movie, When Harry Met Sally, on Saturday night. The show begins at 7:30 pm and tickets are only $5 at the door. The doors open at 6:45 pm and tickets are limited. This particular show is brought to you by Northville Physical Rehabilitation.

The Marquis Theatre was originally built as an opera house and then hosted vaudeville acts that featured some amazing stars of the time including Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford.  

According to the Northville’s Historical Theatre, while this theater is over 80 years old, the Zayti Family bought the Victorian building in 1978 and restored it to its former glory. Many of the theater’s features like the French glass doors, black walnut ticket booth and brass door handles are all original. It is a crowning jewel in Northville’s history as a historic landmark and attending a movie there is a special treat for the entire family.

The theater is located at 135 E. Main Street in Northville. For more information, please see www.downtownnorthville.com.

Before MoTown: A History of Jazz in Detroit
Monday, February 24th
7:00 pm

The Northville District Library is featuring Professors Lars Bjorn and Jim Gallert of Detroit Music History for an “audiovisual” discussion on the history of Detroit jazz. This event will be held on Monday, February 24th at 7:00 pm. For more information and to register, please call 248-349-7640 or visit the Northville Library website.

Summary

If you are looking for a city with free WiFi access, outdoor winter activities, a night out at the movies in a magnificent former opera house or to explore the history of jazz, Northville, Michigan has all you need this weekend and Monday.

Your Guide to Northville, Michigan Weekend Events

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Your Guide to Northville, Michigan Weekend Events

Does all this snow have you feeling a little cabin fever?

Are you looking to get out into the community this weekend?

Whether you are looking for some Valentine’s Day events or to enjoy the local shops, Northville, Michigan has just what you are looking for this weekend.

From afternoon tea or a romantic movie to enjoying some refreshments while listening to live music, you have a great choice of things to do in Northville this weekend. You don’t need to stay bundled up and indoors. It is time to stretch your legs and enjoy some of the community events that make Northville such an attractive place to live.

We invite you to get your calendar out and take a look at what’s happening this weekend in Northville, Michigan.

Friday, February 7th, 2014

  • First Friday Experience
    Downtown Northville
    Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm


    Between the hours of 6:00 and 9:00 pm every first Friday of the month, head to Downtown Northville for special exhibits, featured artists, live music and shops that stay open late to serve you refreshments. Learn more about this event at DowntownNorthville.com
     
  • Pink Gerber Daisy Friday
    The Bees Knees
    Time: 6:00 – 8:30 pm


    Are you looking for the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day? Paint your Valentine a canvas painting for only $35 per painting. Northville’s own, The Bee Knees, is hosting a “Social Artworking experience” for adults from 6:00 - 8:30 pm on Friday evening. No experience is required. Call today and reserve your spot in tomorrow night’s step-by-step instructions to your Valentine’s perfect gift.

    The Bees Knees is located at 149 E. Main Street in Northville. You can reach The Bees Knees at 248-347-6718 or visit their website for more information.

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

  • Handwriting Analysis Tea
    Mill Race Historical Village
    Time: 1 p.m.

    Come and check out what your handwriting has to say about your behaviors and the way you think at the Mill Race Historical Village. According to Hometownlife.com,

    “The Cady Inn provides a charming backdrop for this traditional afternoon tea, and refined celebration of friends and family. Enjoy an assortment of petite finger sandwiches, freshly-baked scones and an array of desserts, served with the group’s signature Cady House Tea on their finest china. The tea will be catered by Victoria’s Tea Salon.”

    Tickets are $30 and $25 for NHS members. To check availability and to purchase tickets, please call 248-348-1845. All proceeds are going to the Mill Race Village.
     
  • Movie Night at The Marquis
    Marquis Theater
    Time: 7:30 pm

    Come see the first of three films in a romantic movie series. The film, Crazy Stupid Love, will be featured this weekend at the historic Marquis Theatre located in downtown Northville at 135 E. Main Street. The movie starts at 7:30 pm and tickets are $5:00 each and may be purchased at the door. For more information, please call 248-349-8110 or visit Movies At The Marquis.

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

  • Texas Hold’em Fundraiser
    Northville Downs
    February 9
    Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 am

    Do you love playing Texas Hold’em and giving to charity? Then, we have the perfect event for you. This Sunday, come join the game at Northville Downs from 11 am – 2 am. For more, please see the City of Northville's website.

Summary

Northville is one of those cities that offer a “small town feel” while providing its residents with everything a big city offers. The many community events that are offered in Northville throughout the year contribute to making it an appealing place to live and raise a family. What do you plan to attend this weekend in Northville?

What to Do in Novi and Northville, MI This Weekend

by The Jamey Kramer Group

What to Do in Novi and Northville, MI This Weekend

Looking to get out of the house this weekend?

Is it time to create a great memory for your family?

The frigid Michigan weather has many people nestled inside. The weekend is around the corner, and it is time to get out of the house. It’s time to make family memories, and it’s time to head to Novi and Northville, Michigan. These two cities have shopping, workshops and events for the whole family. Take a look below at the different events happening for you this weekend.

Novi Ice Arena

One great family memory that you can create includes ice skating and hot chocolate. If you are looking for something to do this weekend or during the week, check out what the Novi Ice Arena has to offer you and your family.

Noon Skate: Looking to do something midday during the week? Head over to skate for only $2. From January 1, 2014 through April 30, 2014, all ages are welcome between 12:00 pm - 1:50 pm.

Public Skate: Open from January 1 through April 30th on Saturday and Sundays from 3:00 pm - 4:50 pm to take the whole family skating. For all Novi residents, admission is only $4 and for non-Novi residents, admission is $5.

Novi Home Improvement Show

Would you like to add an addition to your home or update your kitchen? Then this is the event for you. This show is running all weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace at 46100 Grand River Avenue in Novi. Show hours are:

  • Friday from 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
  • Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Anything and everything you need to improve your home can be found under one roof. Talk to local home improvement specialists and designers about the newest products and features.”

Before you head out to the show, make sure to read our article, Do Renovations Increase the Value of Your Home?, to discover which renovations will get you a great return on investment.

Northville High School Theater Presents Lend Me a Tenor

This student led production showcases Northville High School students working together on and off the stage to bring you a Broadway-worthy comedy. The play is set in a hotel suite during the 1930s in Cleveland, Ohio. You can support the hardworking students all weekend.

Show times this weekend only:

  • Friday at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Gorman’s Sample Sale

The furniture sale of the year is finally here. If you would like to add some beautiful pieces of furniture to your home, you cannot miss this sale. Head over to Gorman’s Novi location at 27800 Novi Rd. Novi Mi 48377. This sale is on Saturday at 12:00 pm at all the Gorman’s locations and includes items that have been marked down 40-60% off.

Summary

Whether you are looking to make family memories, to purchase the perfect dining room table, or attend a play, Novi and Northville have everything you could ask for.

14 Ways to Protect Your Home in Sub-Zero Temperatures

by The Jamey Kramer Group

14 Ways to Protect Your Home in Sub-Zero Temperatures

Are you nervous about the pipes freezing in your home?

Are you planning to put your house on the market in the spring, but are concerned that your landscaping will be ruined from harsh winter weather?

There is no hiding the fact that it is extremely cold outside in the Detroit metropolitan area. According to Weather.com, today’s high for Northville, Michigan is 2 degrees Fahrenheit, and the low is 0 degrees. In Novi, Michigan, the numbers look similar with a high of 2° and a low of -1°. On top of the freezing temperatures, there is also a chance of snow today.

Michigan residents are accustomed to harsh winters, but temperatures this extreme raise a number of questions when it comes to protecting homes from damage including:

  • How do we keep our pipes from bursting in sub-zero temperatures?
  • How far should you place a space heater from something combustible?
  • How do I protect my landscaping from winter damage?

These are great questions, and we will answer them below as we provide you with 14 ways to protect your home from sub-zero temperatures.

14 Tips for Protecting Your Home in Sub-Zero Temperatures

  1. Keep your attached garage door closed as much as possible to minimize cold air from entering your house.
  2. To make sure your newly installed outdoor plumbing doesn’t freeze, shut off the water to your outdoor faucets, and then drain the water from the pipes leading to the outside faucets.
  3. Be certain that you know where the water shut off valve is in your home. This way, if a pipe does burst, you know exactly where to go to shut off water.
  4. If you plan to leave your home for an extended period of time and wonder what temperature you should set your home’s thermostat to, NBC Washington recommends to set it no lower than 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. If you are using space heaters inside your house, make sure they are at least 3 feet away from anything combustible.
  6. Don’t forget to have your local utility phone number available before you actually need it. Hopefully, you won’t have to use it, but if you do, you will not have to search for it.
  7. Let your faucets drip. If you have any pipes that are located on outside walls that you think could freeze, let your indoor faucets drip. Turn both the cold and hot water on a slow drip.
  8. Another tip for your pipes is to keep the cabinets open. This way whenever the heating system turns on, your pipes will be warmed up.
  9. Clear out your gutters. By doing this, you will help to minimize the risk of ice buildup on your roof.
  10. Check around your home on the outside and in. If you find a crack or even a hole, the Weather Channel recommends filling it in with caulk.
  11. If you do discover a frozen pipe, remember that it can be damaging to try and thaw it with an open flame. Instead, try a hair dryer.
  12. To reduce heat loss, close your drapes and blinds at night. During the day, open them to allow the natural warmth from the sun.
  13. Come spring, your trees and shrubs will thank you if you shake off any heavy snow from them now.
  14. If you have a newly planted tree or shrub, install 4 stakes around and enclose it was a burlap sack.

Bonus Tips

  1. If your car battery is dead, do not try to jump-start it while it is still frozen. That could lead to the battery rupturing or exploding.
  2. Keep your car’s gas tank above half way full to avoid freezing.
  3. If you have any pets, keep them inside.
  4. If you decide to head out outside today, dress warm and in loose fitting clothing.

When sub-zero temperatures hit, using practical tips will help you to protect your home from damage. The good news is that warmer weather is on the horizon. From all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group, please stay warm and stay safe.

Christmas tree recycling

Would you like to recycle your Christmas tree this year instead of throwing it out?

Do you need someone to pick your Christmas tree up for you?

Christmas has come and gone. While many people like to keep their Christmas trees up until after the holidays, your tree may be looking a bit sad. Now that it is New Year’s Eve, you may be wondering, What am I going to do with this Christmas tree?

It can be hard to part with your Christmas tree especially when it has brought so much joy into your home. Instead of throwing out all those memories, the cities of Northville and Novi, Michigan both offer options to recycle your Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree Disposal Options

Please make sure to check which options below are best for you. The city of Northville, Michigan even offers a Christmas tree pick up service.

The City of Northville’s Christmas Tree Pick Up Service

According to the City of Northville, between now and through the end of January, the city offers a Christmas tree pick up service. They do ask you to place your tree 10 feet from your “rubbish”. The city asks that you put your tree and your “rubbish” out of the curb by 7 am on your scheduled pick up date.

To read more about recycling in Northville, Michigan, please see: Curbside Recycling Guidelines.

Oakland County Parks and Recreation Christmas Tree Recycling

The Oakland County Parks and Recreation offers a free Christmas tree recycling program that runs from December 26th 2013 until January 20th, 2014. You may drop off your tree anytime from 9 am – 4 pm any day of the week. There are 11 different locations to choose from. The following are the locations as reported by Destination Oakland,

  • Addison Oaks Park/Day Use
  • Catalpa Oaks
  • Glen Oaks Golf Course *Closest Self-Serve Christmas tree recycling site.
  • Groveland Oaks Park/Day Use
  • Independence Oaks Park: *Will accept trees until February 3rd, 2014
  • Lyon Oaks Park/Day Use: *Closest Self-Serve Christmas tree recycling site.
  • Oakland County Market
  • Orion Oaks Park/Day Use: *Will accept trees until February 3rd, 2014
  • Red Oaks Golf Course
  • Springfield Oaks Park/Activity Center
  • White Lake Oaks Golf Course

Destination Oakland has the following requirements for recycling Christmas trees:

    “All decorations, plastic, tinsel and wire must be removed. Large quantities from commercial lots will not be accepted.”

Christmas trees will go through the park’s system processes and turned into wood chips and compost. The woodchips and compost will be free to all at Orion Oaks on selected days.

From all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group, we hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and all the best in 2014.

Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Novi and Northville, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Good News

Are you looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve?

If you are looking to make some amazing New Year’s Eve memories with your family or to attend a great party as a couple, Northville and Novi, Michigan are the cities to do it in. From medieval princesses to champagne Swiss cheese fondue, these cities have it all. Take a look below at the different events that are waiting for you.

New Year’s Eve Event in Northville Michigan

Northville Knights Family New Year’s Eve Party

The Northville Knights New Year’s Eve party is a great event for the entire family and will be held at the Recreation Center at Hillside Middle School. When you arrive, you will walk through the castle gates and be transported back to medieval times. This is a time where knights fought for princesses through archery and fencing and people played tournament games.

This event is open to both residents and non-residents. You will be able to enjoy crafts, inflatable games, and much more. Hot dogs, chips and more will be available for purchase. For more information, please see Northville Parks and Recreation.

Location:
The Recreation Center at Hillside Middle School
700 W. Baseline
Northville, Michigan

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cost:
2 years: $3.00
3 - 17 years: $18.00
18 years and up:  $12:00
Ticket sales at the door begin at 4:30 pm

New Year’s Eve Event in Novi Michigan

The Melting Pot of Novi

The Melting Pot of Novi is serving a special New Year’s Eve dinner. This four course meal includes champagne Swiss cheese fondue, salad, surf and turf, milk chocolate with caramel, candied pecans flaming turtle and more. The dinner also includes a champagne toast and a gift bag for every couple. The price tag for this event is $129.00 per couple. Reservations are required and the last reservation will be booked at 11:45 pm. For more information, please see: New Year’s Eve at The Melting Pot of Novi.

Location:
The Melting Pot of Novi
26425 Novi Rd
Novi, MI 48375

Time: By reservation

Cost: $129.00 per couple

Phone: 248-347-6358

New Year’s Day - January 1, 2014 Event

If you are looking to support Michigan State during the Rose Bowl game on New Year’s Day, The Northville Sports Den will open at 12 pm. Voted Northville's best sports bar for the third year according to the website, there will be $3.00 domestic pints, .99 cents sliders, and $.75 wings. For more information, please see www.northvillesportsden.com.

Location:
The Northville Sports Den
133 West Main Street, Suite 102
Northville, MI 48167

Time: Opens at 12:00 pm

Cost: Free to enter

However you are planning to celebrate your New Year’s Eve, all of us at the Jamey Kramer Group wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

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