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September 28, 2023                                             ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS OF MICHIGAN                                                  PAGE 5

                                                           CANTON - WAYNE
                                                            CANTON - WAYNE

        Cherry Hill Village set to celebrate ‘ARTober’

           ARTober is being celebrated  addition to the student artists, the  at 50400 Cherry Hill Road.  In  talents as they create works of  Michigan artists along with some
        at the Village Arts Factory and  event will also feature resident  addition, a Chalk Art Festival will  chalk art.         emerging talents, organizers said.
        the Village Theater at Cherry Hill  artisans from the Village Arts  connect the two facilities.    Festival-goers will also be able  Additional activities include a
        in Canton Township. The one-day  Factory, who will also be on site  Individuals of all ages, fami-  to view the 29th annual Canton  range of engaging fall-themed
        arts festival will take place from  selling their original works pro-  lies, and businesses can purchase  Fine Arts Exhibition, on display  activities tailored specifically for
        noon until 5 p.m. Sept. 30     viding festival-goers with a   a bag of chalk with a designated  through Oct. 28, in the Gallery at  children, along with refresh-
        throughout Cherry Hill Village.  chance to peruse and buy one-of-  sidewalk square for a nominal  Cherry Hill inside the Village  ments such as cider and donuts.
           The Village Arts Factory, locat-  a-kind creations.        fee to create their own work of  Theater, which showcases a  Entry to ARToberfest is free.
        ed at 50755 Cherry Hill Road, will  Food trucks will also be onsite  street art. In addition, local chalk  broad range of artistic styles and  For more information, visit
        host a Youth Art Fair featuring  between the Village Arts Factory  artists Tim Cory and Nick Bair  interpretations in a variety of or
        the work of artists ages 8 to 18. In  and the Village Theater, located  will be on hand showcasing their  mediums from well-established  call (734) 394-5300 ext.1305.
        Commissioner is named Volunteer of Year

           Wayne County Commissioner                                                                Suburban Mobility Authority for
        Al Haidous (D-Wayne) was                                  ”                                 Regional      Transportation
        recently recognized by Michigan           I am humbled in receiving this honor              (SMART) board and a member of
        WORKS! earning the prestigious             and take great pride in volunteering             the Detroit Wayne County
        Volunteer of the Year honor for                                                             Airport Authority board. He is a
        2023.                                             for Michigan WORKS!                       former long serving mayor of
           Haidous, who represents                                                                  Wayne.
        Belleville, Flat Rock, Wayne,                                                                  Michigan WORKS! Provides
        Sumpter Township, Van Buren    in volunteering for Michigan   help build up their communi-  job skills and job training servic-
        Township, Huron Township and   WORKS! and the great people of  ties.”                       es to employees, employers and
        Romulus, was lauded for his out-  Wayne County,” Haidous said.  Haidous is chair of the county  those seeking employment. It
        standing service to the Michigan  “Michigan WORKS! is an organi-  commission    Economic    maintains Wayne County centers
        WORKS! System.                 zation that keeps Michigan mov-  Development Committee and a  in Wayne, Dearborn, Detroit,
           “I am humbled in receiving  ing by educating and inspiring  member of Committee on Public  Grosse Pointe, Highland Park,   Wayne County Commissioner
        this honor and take great pride  people to seek employment and  Services, is vice-chair of the  Livonia and Southgate.                        Al Haidous
                                                                                     City water remains unsafe

                                                                                       Water from residential taps in the City  site nine of 60 homes tested in Wayne had
                                                                                     of Wayne remains contaminated with high  excessive levels of lead.
                                                                                     levels of lead, according to inspectors  Exposure to lead can damage the brain
                                                                                     from the Michigan Department of Health  and kidneys and can affect the production
                                                                                     and Human Services.                   of red blood cells in the body.
                                                                                       Wayne residents should continue to put  Filters are available between 7 a.m.
                                                                                     lead filters on home water faucets and  and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the
                                                                                     consider having children tested for lead in  City of Wayne Department of Public
                                                                                     their blood following levels of the neuro-  Works, 35200 Forest Ave. in Wayne. The
                                                                                     toxin found in city water supplies.   department can be reached at (734) 721-
                                                                                       According to a posting on the city web-  8600.

           Official welcome                                                                  To subscribe to The Eagle visit

           Jeremiah Roberts took his official oath of police service from City Clerk Tina
           Rowe during the meeting of the Wayne City Council last week. Roberts graduat-
           ed from the Washtenaw Police Academy Sept. 8, after 18 weeks of intense train-
           ing in areas of weapon proficiency, defensive tactics and emergency driving.
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