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Everything You Need to Know About Halloween In Northville, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Halloween In Northville, Michigan

Are you looking for some fun Halloween events to attend?

The cooler weather means one thing to many people at this time of year, and that one thing is that the holidays are just around the corner. As the leaves turn brilliant shades of oranges, reds and yellows, and pumpkins seem to be in every store, we all get excited for the upcoming holidays. The first holiday of the fall season to celebrate is Halloween, and no one knows how to celebrate Halloween like the residents of Northville, Michigan.

Northville has a number of family-friendly Halloween events for the entire family. Costume parades for the kids, food contests, and a trick-or-treat trail are only the start. On this perfect fall day, we would like to share the upcoming Halloween events for Northville residents.

Sunday, October 20

Trick or Treat Trail

This coming Sunday is the annual Trick or Treat Trail at the historic Mill Race Village from 4:40 pm to 6:40 pm. The village will be open to preschool - 3rd grade children to showcase their costumes, trick-or-treat and visit the “not-so-spooky houses.”

Registration is required. To register, call the Northville Parks and Recreation at 248-349-0203 by October 18th at 4:30 pm. Advance tickets are $7 per child and parents are free. Admissions are timed, so please plan to arrive a few minutes early with your child’s trick-or-treat bag. For more information, please see the Northville Parks and Recreation’s website.

Saturday, October 26

Costume Parade & Trick-or-Treat Streets

On October 26th from 12 pm to 2:30 pm, bring the kiddos to the Northville Community Center at 303 W. Main Street to walk in the costume parade. Children of all ages can show off their costumes while trick-or-treating at the local merchants. Be sure to catch the Halloween puppet show held at Time Square at 1:45 pm.

Friday Night Festival

If you and the family can’t make it to the costume parade, be sure to catch the Fright Night Festival in downtown Northville on Main Street between Wing and Center. At 3 pm on the 26th, the Northville Patch reports that you can enjoy:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Hell’s Hottest Food Contest
  • Canine Costume Contest
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Children’s Haunted Fairy Door Treasure Hunt

The second annual Fright Night Road Rally will begin at 6:00 pm. Not only will your family have a great time, but all the proceeds will be going to a Chicks4Charities campaign, No Child Goes Hungry. For more information, please visit the Chicks4Charities website.

Thursday, October 31st

The city of Northville will be celebrating Halloween from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Eight streets will be closed for vehicle traffic from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm to help ensure safe conditions for children who will be trick-or-treating. For more information, please see the City of Northville’s website.

Fire Station Open House

If you like free hot cider, fresh donuts and popcorn, then head over to the Northville Fire Station anytime from 6 pm to 8 pm Halloween night.

You may also like to stop by the Northville Community Center at 303 West Main Street where there will be trick-or-treating from 6 pm to 8 pm and at 7:30 pm, there will be a costume contest.

Northville, Michigan has so much to offer any family during the holidays. If you are looking to relocate to a family-friendly city, please give our office a call. We will be honored to help you find that dream home.

Family Fun this Weekend in Northville, Michigan

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Family Fun in Northville, Michigan

Are you looking for something to do this weekend with the whole family?

It is going to be a beautiful weekend in Northville, Michigan. The temperatures will be in the low 70s with partly cloudy skies. This is the perfect weekend to pick pumpkins, drink apple cider, eat donuts and maybe even head to a corn maze after dark.

Sometimes it can be hard to find events that are family friendly and fun for all. We are here to share with you that Northville, Michigan has a number of fantastic events planned for you and your family this weekend. According to the Northville Patch, there are 4 events happening this weekend in Northville.

Get your planners out and let's start planning.

  1. Corn Maze at the Maybury Farm

Although we have shared about the Maybury Farm Corn Maze before, we wanted to highlight a few more things. The farm has a 12 acre maze that is hiding 8 wooden animals. If you find all 8 wooden animals, you have a chance to win a Meijer gift card. 

The ticket you purchase includes your wagon ride to the corn maze, admission to play at the farm-themed playground, and visit with all the animals. This is a perfect event for anyone with young children.

What we didn't share last time is that the corn maze continues after dark. Fridays and Saturdays they are open until 10 pm and Sunday's hours have been extended to 8 pm. 

Another great part is that all of the proceeds from the Corn Maze go to feed the animals during the winter. 

Pumpkins are half-off this weekend, too. If you're looking for fall family fun, the Maybury Farm in Northville, Michigan has it for you.

  1. Fall Fair Artisan Market 

If you are looking for some individuality in your decor, this fair will have it all: furniture, fiber art, jewelry, photography, sculptures and more. Everything has been handcrafted by 75 artists and crafters from around the country. Don't worry. They will have holiday items as well. The fair will be held at the Northville Community Center at 303 West Main Street on October 11 through the 13th.

  1. Support the High School Rowing Club

This weekend in rain or shine, the Northville High School rowing club will be rowing from Detroit to Mackinac Island. Thankfully, it looks like they've picked a beautiful weekend to do it. The team is hoping to raise money for a new boat. 

  1. Northville Township Fire Department

Does your child love fire trucks? This Saturday is the perfect time to visit the Northville Township Fire Department. The fire department is having an open house to have fun and educate everyone who attends on fire safety. There will be activities for the whole family including:

  • Live demonstrations including the Jaws of Life, hydraulic rescue tools and fire extinguishers.
  • Fire truck tours
  • Games
  • Meet and greet with the firefighters. 

Northville is one of those places that gives you a hometown feel and always has something going on. That is why so many people move to and choose to stay in Northville, Michigan.

If you have any questions about moving to Northville, call my office at 248-348-7200. We would love to help you become a part of this unique city. 

 

There's Always Something Happening in Northville, MI

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Chocolate ice cream

Do you love free ice cream?

In a city like Northville, Michigan there is always something for everyone and there is always something going on. Whether you want to enjoy the beautiful fall weather or some free ice cream, it's all happening in Northville. Before you make any weekend plans, check out what Northville, Michigan has to offer.

Maybury Farm Corn Maze

If you are looking for some fun and family-friendly activities this weekend, this corn maze has it all. The maze is actually shaped like a barn and finding your way through it is only one part of the fun. 

Another fun activity is finding 8 animals. Once all 8 are found, you can head back for cider and donuts. Then you can be entered to win a Meijer gift card. While you are enjoying your cider and donuts, you and the kids can head out to the playground and visit the animals. The hours of operation are:

Friday: 6 pm-10 pm

Saturday: 1 pm-10 pm

Sunday: 1 pm-7 pm

Remember the last wagon of the day leaves 1 hour before closing time. This maze was created to raise money to feed the animals during the winter. The cost of admission for adults is $7 and kids under 9 are $6. Maybury Farm is located at 50165 Eight Mile in Northville.

Kidpreneur Video Production Workshop 

Here is a great event if your kid is interested in making movies. According to the Northville Patch,

"This is part of the Kidpreneur Video Production Series workshop. In this workshop, kids will learn how to use Microsoft Live MovieMaker to make a 30sec introduction video with titles, audio and music."

This class is for kids 10-14 years old. Classes and workshops are held at 235 E Main Street, Suite #104 in Northville.  Kids must bring their own laptop. If you are already a member then the workshop is free. For non members, the charge is $25. 

This workshop focuses on teaching kids how to promote their business by using a 30 second video. 

Sundaes on Sunday

I know I love ice cream, especially when it's free. This Sunday, the Northville District Library is hosting an event called, "Friends of the Library". Bring your friends, family, or anyone you can find even if they are not a member because this event is open to everyone. 

If you would like to become a member of the library, Sunday is the perfect time to do it. You'll also discover the upcoming events that the library has to offer. This Sunday's event will be from 1 pm-4 pm. 

Northville is a wonderful, family-friendly city with something going on every weekend. What are you looking forward to doing this weekend?

Northville, Michigan's Amy Yakima Makes National Headlines

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Opportunity ahead

Have you noticed Northville, Mi in the News Lately?

Are you looking for a place to live that offers a home town feel?

This week has been a great week for the residents of Northville, Michigan. It is a week to be proud of. Northville, Michigan offers a home town feel without being too small. It’s a community where your neighbors support you and the police go the extra mile to protect you.

Not only did the Northville Township police put a identity thief behind bars, one of Northville’s very own made it to the final four on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ and it is also time for the cider mills to open.

Northville’s Very Own Amy Yakima Makes the Final Four

Northville’s very own, Amy Yakima, made it to the final four on ‘So You Think You Can Dance’. The popular television show is where dancers compete to see who is the best dancer and this season is the show’s 10th year. According to the Northville Patch, Amy’s outstanding dance performance on Tuesday night made all those in Northville proud.

Amy even impressed Paula Abdul. However, if you’re from Northville, then you are probably already familiar with Northville High School’s dance team. Amy, a 2011 graduate, was a member of the dance team during the years she attended the school. Please make sure to show your support this coming Tuesday when Amy takes the stage again by texting the word “Amy” to 83676. 

Identity Thief Behind Bars

In other news, the Northville Police arrested a man that had been suspected of identity thief. Matthew Ward Phelan of Plymouth is being charged according to the Northville Patch, with four counts of identity theft and seven counts of illegal use of financial transaction device.

The police were looking for a man who matched the description from the security footage that showed a man wearing golf clothing and a hat with the logo “Pine Lakes Country Club”. The police suspected him of using stolen credit cards at local grocery stores.

When the anonymous tip came in that lead the police to Matthew Ward Phela, police started surveillance and an investigation. Northville’s low crime rate is what drew many of its residents to move there.

Northville’s Cider Mills Open

It wouldn’t be fall in Michigan if there wasn’t a visit to a Cider Mill. Last year’s low apple crop almost put a damper on the cider mill traditions. Paramenter’s Northville Cider Mill and Winery has been open since August 31st and is ready for business. Whether you enjoy the donuts, the cider or the craft show, there are memories to be made in Northville.

The Northville Patch reported that Three Cedars Farm is opening on September 6.  You won’t want to forget to visit the story book farm and see all the animals or have the chance to go on a hayride.  

What are you most looking forward to in Northville, Michigan this fall?

Northville, Michigan’s Family Friendly Weekend Activities

by The Jamey Kramer Group
Northville MI Activities

Are you looking for a city that offers fun for the whole family?

Do you like supporting local farmers?

As the week and summer are winding down, many of us are ready and looking forward to the weekend. If you are a planner, you may be thinking about what to do in the local area. I do the same thing. It is one of the reasons I am glad that I live in the Northville and Novi, Michigan area. There are always a number of community events to enjoy in both cities.

Today, as you make your weekend plans, I wanted to share with you a little about what is happening in Northville, Michigan. Northville is not just another city rich in history. It is a city that offers a variety of family friendly events. This weekend, you can support local farmers at the Farmers Market, enjoy a free concert on Friday night, and take a walk through history at a vintage baseball game.

Northville’s Farmers Market – August 15

Over 125 Michigan grown products are available for you at the Northville Farmers market. Between the beginning of May and the end of October, the Northville Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 8 am – 3 pm.

Local produce aren’t the only products you’ll find there either. You can also purchase homemade jams and jellies, homemade salsa, and homemade pasta.

When: August 15
Time: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Where: Northville Downs parking lot at the northwest corner of 7 Mile and Sheldon Rd.
Cost: Free

For more information visit the, The Northville Chamber of Commerce’s Farmers Market Calendar of Events.

Northville’s Free Concert Friday Night Concert – August 16

Do you love Motown or rock music? How about the Blues? If you do, then on Friday night you will want to head over to the Town Square in downtown Northville for a FREE concert. This week’s featured band is the Global Village. The concert runs for 7 pm- 9 pm as is managed by the Northville Parks and Recreation.

When: August 16
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Town Square Downtown Northville, MI
Cost: Free

For more information and to view the full list of the all concerts at the Northville Parks and Recreation’s Friday Night Concert Series.

Northville Eclipse Vintage Baseball – August 18

On Sunday afternoon, the Northville Eclipse, a Northville’s own vintage baseball will be playing against the London Tecumsehs at home. If you would like to experience what baseball was like in the 1860s, please plan to spend the afternoon at Ford Field in downtown Northville, Michigan adjacent to the Historic Mill Race Village.

When: August 18
Time: 2:00 pm
Where: Ford Field, Northville, Mi
Cost: Free

Save the Date: August 24th
Northville’s 1st Annual Northville Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden

Mark your calendars for Northville’s 1st Annual Northville Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden next Saturday, August 24th is Northville’s 1st Annual Northville Food Truck Rally and Beer Garden event. It will be located on West Cady (between Wing & 1st Street). While admission to the event is free and food or beverage purchased will cost money.

When: August 24
Time: 1:00 pm-9:00 pm
Where: West Cady St.
Cost: Free Admission

For more information, please see the Northville Chamber of Commerce website.

Make sure to include one or all of these events in your weekend plans. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Northville, Michigan – Great Things to Do This Weekend

by The Jamey Kramer Group

CampfireAre you looking to move to a city that offers family activities on the weekend?

With the weekend only one day away, we wanted to share with you what Northville, Michigan has planned for its residents and anyone who wants to visit.

Northville is definitely a family friendly city that makes you feel right at home.

Free Camping

Do you love to camp? Are you interested in camping, but don’t want to waste money or time in case you don’t like it?

This weekend, as part of the National Wildlife Federation's annual Great American Backyard Campout, head over to nearby Island Lake State Recreation Area where you can stay for free on June 22nd. To reserve your campsite, please contact the park office at 810-229-7067. You can bring a trailer or camp in a tent.

Not only is the camping free, but there will be ladder ball, nature programs, tug-o-war, canoes, s’mores and storytelling around the campfire. For more about the park, please see: www.michigan.gov/islandlake and for more on the event, please see the NorthvillePatch.com.

Free Food

If camping is not your style, but eating is, then you will want to head down the road to Plymouth and check of the Great Tastes of Michigan. This weekend at Busch’s Free Food Market, 40 Michigan companies will be offering free samples.

Free Thyroid Support

Do you or someone you know and love have a thyroid condition? The Integrative Wellness Centers want to lend you their support. Check out the ad from the Northville Patch to see if this is the right place for you.

“Are you still suffering from the following “thyroid symptoms” despite thyroid hormone therapy and normal lab tests. Inability to lose weight, Unexplained weight gain, Dry, flaky skin, Irrational Moods, Insomnia, Heart Palpitations, Hot Flashes, Constipation, Chronic infections, Depression, Hair loss or thinning of hair, especially the outer third of the eyebrow Brain Fog, Life-altering fatigue, Craving of carbohydrates and sweets. If you have any of the previously listed symptoms and want help naturally and safely, then you need to attend our next Thyroid Seminar. Call our clinic Integrative Wellness Centers at 734-779-1650 or register online at www.iwcenters.com.”

Dispose of Hazard Waste

Do you have household hazard waste around the house and want to get rid of it, but don’t know how?

The City of Northville has published information on their website that on Saturday the 22nd at Henry Ford Community College there will be a “Household Hazard Waste Event”. It will be going on from 8 am – 2 pm.

If you’re looking for more information, check out the city’s website at City of Northville, Michigan.

Vintage Baseball

If you love history and baseball, you will want to head over to watch the Northville Eclipse at Ford Field in Northville, Michigan, adjacent to Historic Mill Race Village on Sunday, June 23 at 2:00 pm. The Northville Eclipse is a group of volunteers that play baseball the same way they did in 1860s. This is a favorite family event that you won’t want to miss.

Northville is one of metro Detroit’s most family friendly cities to live in, and from the list above you can see why. All these events are just another weekend in Northville.

Which Northville event do you plan to attend? I have to be honest. I’m looking forward to the Great Tastes of Michigan. Have a wonderful weekend!

Northville Downs - And They're Off!

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville Downs logo​Summer racing season is upon us at Northville Downs. Located in the heart of southeast Michigan, this popular harness racing track offers live races as well as simulcast racing and charity poker.

About Northville Downs
Northville race track, in business since 1944, is open seven days a week, from noon until midnight. The race offers 30 live harness and thoroughbred races daily plus more than 350 simulcast races for you to wager on. Admission and parking is free.

Facilities at Northville include a 250-seat trackside restaurant, concessions and a Saturday night buffet as well as 350 flat screen television sets to watch all of the off-site action and wireless Internet access. Northville also operates a charity casino on Saturdays and Sundays, with blackjack, Texas Hold 'Em poker and roulette.

Northville race track is located on Center Road at the intersections of Seven Mile and Sheldon Roads.

Things to do in Northville Michigan for a Fun Filled Weekend

by The Jamey Kramer Group

Northville, Michigan

Have you ever experienced a Northville weekend?

Are you looking for something to do this weekend?

Northville, Michigan is one of the greatest communities in the Metro Detroit area to live in. More and more people are deciding to move to Northville each year for its family friendly charm. The residents of this city enjoy the hometown feel without shutting down on the weekends.

On a beautiful Thursday like today, many of us are already planning this weekend’s activities. From what the weather man is saying - this is going to be a beautiful weekend.

You don’t have to go far to enjoy your weekend. Today, we are sharing about what is happening right in Northville. You may not be aware how much this city has to offer.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Do you love fresh and local produce? Northville boasts one of the best farmer’s markets in the area. Every Thursday from 8 am – 3 pm, you can stop by the Northville Downs parking lot to find almost every type of fruit and vegetable you can imagine.

Friday, June 7, 2013

If you are looking to see a Pulitzer Prize musical you are in luck. This Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm the Two Muses Theatre presents Next To Normal. If you haven’t heard of this musical, check out their website to see if this is your perfect Friday night date at: www.nexttonormal.com/media

Saturday, June 8. 2013

Do you love finding a great deal? On Saturday there are two large garage sales that may be worth you time.

Quail Ridge Garage Sale: This a subdivision annual garage sale and here are the items that were listed in the Northville Patch,

“Featured items: Furniture, household items, lawn and garden tools, baby and toddler items, infant and kids clothes, Hanna Andersson items and scrapbook”

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 336 Garage Sale

This garage sales boasts about 15+ families and if you can’t make it on Saturday you can come on Sunday between 9 am and 4 pm.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

What do you think of when you think of baseball? Do you think of big time names like Babe Ruth? Baseball has quite a history. This Sunday you can experience a bit of baseball’s history by attending a Vintage Base Ball Game right in Northville, Michigan. Here is the listing from the Northville Patch,

“The Northville Eclipse is a volunteer group of baseball and history enthusiasts who compete against other Midwest vintage teams, using the rules and gentlemanly conduct of the 1860s. Vintage base ball is not only a competitive game; it’s a tribute to the sport and similar to an American Civil War reenactment. This version of the sport is played without swearing, sliding, spitting or any sort of playing gloves.”

 

You can see more about this weekend and even more activities at the Northville Patch.com. What event are you planning on going to?

5 Secrets Realtors Use to Sell Your House

by The Jamey Kramer Group

​Would you like to sell your house quickly?

Are you a resident of Northville, Michigan and planning to water your yard while selling your home?

Today, we are going to be sharing 5 secrets that will help sell your house. These real estate tips are known to every realtor in the business and are usually a well kept secret. However, today we are letting the cat out of the bag and you in on it. I have personally sold many houses by applying these secrets. At times, to sell your house all you need is that extra something.

  1. Invest Into Your Landscape

    I’m sure you’ve heard about curb-appeal, but it is far from a cliché. The curb-appeal of your home is the future buyer’s first impression. You can dazzle them by making sure your weeds are pulled or even by adding flowers and shrubs that you can get a your local garden nursery.

    Please note that the Northville Patch just released an article stating that there will be watering restrictions in Northville, Michigan. Now, here is a great opportunity to make your home stand out. It is all about what time your water. We recommend watering before 5 am. This will ensure the best results for your lawn. Jim Gallogly, Northville's director of public works stated:

     
    “In addition, those residents with underground sprinkler systems can only use them between midnight and 5 a.m. Those that water with a hose can do it between 11 a.m. and midnight on their assigned days.”

     
  2. The Banana Bread Trick

    Picture this. You walk into a house and the aroma of your mother’s banana bread hits your nose. As you see the kitchen, suddenly you can’t help but imagining yourself in that kitchen making banana bread.

    This trick comes from my mother of one of my clients. They moved often when she was young, so this woman became a pro at selling houses quickly. She would bake 4 of 5 mini banana breads and freeze them. Whenever she heard of a potential buyer was coming, she would throw the banana bread in the oven, filling the house with a welcoming scent. This woman once sold her house in 9 days. Yes, I said 9 days.

     
  3. Paint Your Walls

    Right now there is a big trend to have painted walls. I am personally a fan of this particular trend, however, the best way to present your home is with light neutral walls. We want the buyer to be able to picture whatever color they like on the walls of your home.

     
  4. Remove All Family Pictures

    This secret to selling your house pairs with number 3. By removing pictures in your house, you will allow for a new family to visualize all the future memories they will make.
    HGTV.com puts it this way,
     
    “One of the most important things to do when selling your house is to de-personalize it. The more personal stuff in your house, the less potential buyers can imagine themselves living there. Get rid of a third of your stuff – put it in storage. This includes family photos, memorabilia collections and personal keepsakes.”

     
  5. Rent a Storage Unit

    Most buyers put storage in their top 5 list of things to have if they are going to buy a house. There are a couple ways to show off the storage your home provides.

     
    • De-clutter the closets and make them look half full.
    • Pack up the stuff you don’t need right now. HGTV suggested a third of your stuff and put them in a rented storage unit.

Having an experienced realtor is imperative to selling your house. It does help to use all the tools in your toolbox. Go ahead and apply these tips to help sell your house quicker. Which secret do you find easiest to do?

Northville Summer Carnival

by The Jamey Kramer Group

The Northville Summer Carnival returns to the southeast Michigan community of Northville June 27-30, 2013. The popular annual festival sets up in the Northville Downs Race Track parking lot at Seven Mile and Center Streets and offers fun for residents and visitors of all ages. The carnival, a perennial Northville favorite, was re-introduced in 2012 after a hiatus of several years.

Events and attractions
The Northville Carnival features more than a dozen carnival rides by Eliott's Amusements, fair food vendors, live music and other entertainment.

Hours and Admission
The Northville Summer Carnival is open Thursday and Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m, Saturday, from noon to 11:00 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m. All day ride passports are $20 per person. Single tickets are $1.

Also happening in downtown Northville that weekend (June 28-30) is the Arts and Acts Festival, a multi-media arts show that includes the well-regarded, juried Sun Fine Arts Show, the Sandbox Play Festival, the Reel Michigan Film Festival and the Short on Words literature contest.

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