October 16,2020 Your Source for Livonia Cultural Happenings
Ghost Day Sunday: Downtown North Livonia

The Governor Warner Mansion presents Ghost Day at the Mansion - Ghost Stories and Mansion Folklore,
starting at 2 pm this Sunday.

The Mansion is on Grand River west of Farmington Road in downtown Farmington or as the typewriter calls it Downtown North Livonia.

Bring a chair to sit on the lawn and enjoy. Several speakers telling ghost stories, explaining a little about Victorian mourning and the Warner family, who at one point owned a large cheese factory on Seven Mile east of Levan. The building once housing this factory is now a home and still lived in.
Prepackaged foods and water will be available for purchase.

Please wear a mask, social distance and have fun! All monies (cash and checks) will go to the replacement of the cellar door on the mansion. The building will not be opened for tours.

Join us on Friday, Oct. 23 for our Shadows from the Past Halloween Walk.

Greenmead’s historic buildings serve as the backdrop for this event!

Participants will check-in at the Hinbern Gift Shop at their designated time session and will be given a map to guide their walking tour. Attendees will walk by our decorated historic homes while maintaining social distancing and receive their treats. In an effort to keep everyone safe, masks are still required. Costumes and flashlights are encouraged! 

Tickets are $5 per child and must be pre-purchased before the event. Sessions run every 15 minutes from 5-7:30 p.m.

Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 28. Purchase tickets for this event.
Spooky Swim is back Oct. 17

Pre-registration is required for this spooktacular event in the Leisure Pool. Crafts, games, and a floating pumpkin patch will get you in the Halloween spirit.

Register here:

The choice for State Representative becomes more clear every day
Musings has several friends who support Martha Ptashnik in her campaign against incumbent Laurie Pohutsky.

We can understand voting for someone that you have a personal relationship with. But after looking at the issues facing our hometown, our state and our nation the choice must be made based on policy and values not personality and relationships.
Pohutsky has the endorsement of the business community, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the labor community, the UAW/Teams-ters/SEIU/ Building Trades, environmental community, Sierra Club/ Clean Water Action, the first responders community, Michigan Nurses Association/Michigan Professional Firefighters Union, Livonia community leadership, City Councilman Brandon McCullough, media community, Detroit Free Press/FridayMusings.

Now, we have a choice. Personality v policy.
If you support teachers having guns in classrooms then you have a friend in Martha.

Pohutsky is supported as a Gun Sense Candidate.

If you support taking money away from our Livonia schools and providing it to for-profit charter schools then you have a friend in Martha.

Pohutsky is endorsed by the MEA.

Laurie Pohutsky has worked hard during her first term in Lansing. Door to door, constituent services, coffee hours. Availability and accessibility.

Strong support for our Livonia and Clarenceville School Districts. Protecting them from those who want to spend more on for-profit charter schools.

An important race. Policy/Pohutsky v Personality/Ptashnik. We vote policy every time.
Candidate updates
Pohutsky endorsed by UAW
"As the daughter of a Teamster, I grew up understanding the impact that unionship brings to working families. It ensures workers can have their voices heard, ensures safe workplaces, and has helped secure many of the rights we all enjoy in our jobs today.

I’m proud to be endorsed by the UAW and supported by so many of our auto workers right here in Livonia. As State Representative, I will continue to fight for the working families of Livonia.
Kirksey endorses Ptashnik
Darga celebrates birthday
Marecki endorsements
Halley Stevens endorsed by Gabby Giffords
I am proud to stand with heroes like Gabby Giffords and I'm honored to be endorsed by Giffords. We deserve to live in communities free from the fear of gun violence.

There are so many ways to get involved — join the #StevensTrain and make every day count!!
Detroit News discovers Eric Esshaki with endorsement
"Eric Esshaki has the potential to become an influential, young conservative voice in Congress, and the voters of the 11th District should send him there." --Detroit News,10/14/2020
Diversity books added to Livonia library
Livonia has more reasons to support our outstanding public library. Great books providing an increase of diversity have been added to the collection at our Bennett Library.
Delisha Upshaw expresses the feelings of many with her acknowledgement of donations made, "Cheers to representation and inclusion! Brown children deserve to see the faces and stories of other brown people in our libraries.

"All children benefit from the chance to read, see, and learn about the beauty and gifts that lie within children/people who don't look like them or pray like them or live where they live."
Our library offers "A huge thank you to Livonia Citizens Caring About Black Lives for their donation of nearly 100 books, plus funds to purchase more in the future! This fundraiser was created by the organization to ensure that the Livonia Public Library can continue to expand their offering of diverse books for children of all ages. Keep an eye out for the special donation plates being added to these books as they enter the collection!"

Each fall, the City assists residents with their leaf removal through a bulk leaf pickup program. The Bulk Leaf Program begins the week of Oct. 26.

The collection program provides residents with help in removing the large majority of their leaves raked out to the curb, which will allow the resident to use the weekly trash collection service to dispose of residual leaves. Leaf pick up typically begins at the end of October and runs through the beginning of December.

Details are published in the Fall/Winter newsletter and a brochure is mailed to every Livonia residence in mid-October with program details. 

Leaves ONLY - no grass or twigs
Don’t use plastic bags. Don’t rake leaves into ditches. Allow space between the curb and the leaves to allow for storm drainage.

- Look for red scheduling signs posted 3-6 days prior to the scheduled pickup.
- Leaf pickup begins at 7 a.m. each day.
- Vehicles parked in the street must be moved during the collection week.
Our hometown Rotary AM Club aiming to help eradicate polio worldwide
Since we couldn't do our carnival or Touch a Truck this year, we are doing this as a fundraiser and would hope you could help publicize it for us. 

70 minute live magic show on facebook live. Thurs Oct 29 from 7pm-8:10. Tickets $25 per household. 

Should be great fun for the family and help Rotary Intl get rid of the last two countries with active polio cases (Afghanistan and Pakistan). Please ask people to forward this link to as many friends and relatives as possible. It would make a great gift for someone you don't what to get them for a birthday or anniversary.

Even in this pandemic year there are ways to support our hometown service clubs who continue to support Livonia.