Friday, May 17, 2013
Jakiyah Bradley is a strong contributor as a ninth grade student at Novi High School.
Jakiyah Bradley, 14, ninth grade student at Novi High School, was nominated by her social studies teacher Korey T. Nuckolls as Novi Community School District's student of the week. She was nominated because of her pursuit for social justice and appreciation of diversity. "Jakiyah has consistently gone above and beyond inside and outside our classroom. Jakiyah has applied the principle that learning must extend beyond the standards, a textbook, and the four walls of our school building," Nuckolls said. Bradley participated in a social justice student leadership conference May 1 at Oakland University. She is/was involved in: Nuckolls said that Bradley enhanced the school's social studies learning community. "Jakiyah actively demonstrates …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Kim Warren asks to resign from her position as principal of Novi's Deerfield Elementary.
The Novi Community Schools board of education accepted Kim Warren's resignation as principal of Novi's Deerfield Elementary at a meeting Thursday night, according to Superintendent Steve M. Matthews. Warren, 44, of Brighton, was arrested in April under the suspicion of being intoxicated on school grounds and was charged with “super-drunk” charges. She was using her sick days to be on paid leave, Matthews said. Warren's resignation was listed under personnel recommendations on the board's agenda for Thursday's meeting. "The board will not vote on it separately. It will be a part of the personnel report," he said. When Warren was placed on administrative leave, Novi Meadows Elementary School sixth grade Principal Lisa Finchel was moved to …
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly of Royal Oak, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at age 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly, a Patch reader from Royal Oak, will retire at age 50. How is she planning it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is actually well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k…
The following information was supplied by Novi police.
An unknown suspect stole numerous power tools from a construction trailer at a building on 43317 Grand River Ave., the former site of Taste of Bangkok Cuisine, according to a Novi police report. The trailer was locked up and the property was stolen sometime between 2 p.m. April 29 and noon April 30, the report said. The total value of stolen property from the EBJ Construction trailer was $6,700. The property included a mud mixer, saws, drills, hammers and laser levels, according to the report. The officer noticed that the suspect had cut the latch off the side door to gain entry to the trailer while keeping the lock intact, the report said. For questions about this crime report, email email@example.com.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Panelists at Novi's education forum discuss how Michigan's public schools should be funded.
Despite the lower attendance at the education forum at Novi Middle School Monday, the panelists -- teachers, administrators and politicians -- had much to discuss including public finance of education. “Our funding structure and our school structure are not congruent,” said Casandra E. Ulbrich, vice president of the state board of education, D-Rochester Hills. Proposal A was a running theme throughout the forum. Proposal A education funding and property tax reforms, approved by Michigan voters in 1994, were meant to fund local schools. However, Proposal A restricts the number of new millage for operations that districts can ask voters to approve. Also, schools must ask all voters in the intermediate school district in which they are …
The Motor City Comic Con features comic icons, costume contests, merchandise and special events.
Comic lovers can feel the excitement when they visit Motor City Comic Con's website and see the ticker counting down to the start of the convention. Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s original comic convention, celebrates its 24th anniversary Friday to Sunday at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Attendees will be absorbed into comic culture when seeing and meeting comic icons, shopping for comic merchandise -- like comics, clothing and posters -- and checking out what's new in the artist alley. Motor City Comic Con, which starts 12:30 p.m. Friday, gathers comic book and multi-media dealers from across the country. Hundreds of comic book creators, writers and artists and an extensive guest list of actors from the TV and sci-fi movie …
Everything you need to know about painting your house: stripping, powerwashing, fixing damaged wood and choosing paint colors. Sponsored by Home Depot.
It’s that time of year in Michigan again and you’re outside, enjoying your yard. Then you start nosing around—maybe you’re inspecting your plants, or reviewing the condition of your lawn or setting up your sprinklers—and before you know it, reality hits. You need to paint the house. A daunting task. An expensive task. A necessary task—because it's not just about how your house looks, it's about your home's value. Neglect is not an option. Take heart, however. Information and resources have never been more easily available to help you through this project. Know Your Options Your options are to either hire a contractor or paint it yourself. Hiring a contractor is an expensive option, but if it's in your budget and you do the necessary …
A winning ticket for Michigan Lottery's Power Ball was sold in Novi in 2011.
If you're looking to play the Michigan Lottery's Power Ball and you live in Novi, you might have a better chance than most. According to information on the Michigan Lottery's Web site, one ticket worth $200,000 was sold in Novi in 2011. The ticket was sold at Gastby's restaurant, 45701 Grand River Road. Tonight's jackpot is worth $360 million. Find a list of Novi retailers that sell Power Ball tickets on the Michigan Lottery's site. What would you do with the money if you won? Tell us in the comments.
Krithika Swaminathan was among more than 250 recipients of WXYZ-TV's annual honor.
Wednesday, May 15
Channel 7, WXYZ, recently honored more than 250 recipients of this year's "Brightest and Best" award – including one from the Novi district – with a special luncheon at the station in Southfield. Among the winners for 2013, the 34rd year of program, was Krithika Swaminathan of Novi High School. The station teamed up with Gardner-White Furniture again this year to present the awards. Click here to see the complete "Brightest and Best" list.