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September 25, 2013 - Township OKs

DPW tractors

Independence Township Board of Trustees approved a request by Linda Richardson, supervisor of the township Department of Public Works, to purchase two lawn mowers for local cemetery upkeep.

A plan to purchase new mowers was included in the 2013 Capital Improvement Plan, and in upcoming budgets. The board accepted a low quote and purchase two 2013 Exmark Navigators from Weingartz for up to $22,656.

Weekend in the country

The Weekend in the Country Shopping Festival and Vintage Market will feature over 150 exhibitors, vintage and antiques, arts, fine crafts, specialty foods, apparel, and décor, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 28; and 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 29, at Springfield Oaks in Davisburg.

The Antique Market in Ellis Barn will also include Enchanted Makeovers, a Michigan non-profit redecorating women and children's shelters. WoJo's Greenhouse features pumpkin carver Tom Bradshaw, and Sisters on the Fly will be there with 15 of their vintage trailers to tour. Farm to Table Café will house food vendors from across the state serving gourmet burgers to homemade BBQ.

On Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., "What's It Worth" on the spot appraisals will be conducted by certified appraiser Doug Dalton $5 for each item appraised.

Day pass is $8, weekend pass, $12; free for children under 12; free parking. Visit www.hcshows.com.

Pampered Pink

The McLaren Breast Center, McLaren Cancer Institute and Independence Township Senior Adult Activity Center are hosting their fifth annual Pink and Pampered event, Oct. 10, from 5-8 p.m.

The event includes mini-services for $10 each such as manicures, chair massages, eyebrow waxing, henna tattoos and more. Cash only, please

They will have their Recycled Bag Boutique with purses from $3-10 as well as free refreshments and a raffle.

New this year are breast cancer screenings from, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and appointments are required. Please call 248-922-6810 to make an appointment.

The event is at McLaren Cancer Institute Clarkston, 5680 Bow Pointe Drive. For more information, call 248-625-8231.

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