Community Focus – April 19, 2023

The City of Northville closed streets during the COVID pandemic to support businesses downtown. They created one of the first social district’s in the State of Michigan. The closed streets have pleased some, but have also been a point of contention for others. The Northville City Council recently decided to keep the streets closed during summer months, and open them for traffic during the winter. 88.1 the Park’s, Anya Reed, spoke with Northville Mayor, Brian Turnbull, about the closings and the decision to reopen streets. They also talked about future development of Northville Downs and the possible addition of roundabouts.


Community Focus – April 12, 2023

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The Plymouth Canton Educational Foundation will host their signature fundraising event, Uncorked, on Friday April 14, 2023 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Fox Hills Golf and Banquet Center. Uncorked, a wine tasting event and strolling dinner, raises money to provide financial support for P-CCS teachers, students and programs that are not otherwise funded by the district’s operational budget. 88.1 the Park’s, Sydney Viloria, spoke with the Executive Director of PCEF, Christina Johnson.


Community Focus – April 5, 2023

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) began in 1987 as a summer service program for Kansas City youth. Today, YVC is a network of affiliated organizations across the U.S. and Canada running that same program by engaging youth ages 11-18 in team-based, structured, diverse, flexible service-learning opportunities. 88.1 the Park’s Sydney Capen, spoke with Advisory Board Member for Plymouth’s YVC, Eva Garza.


Community Focus – 3/22/23

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools have welcomed two new Safety and Security Officers, Echo and his handler Scott Hughesdon. Echo is a golden lab that will be used for detection and dual purpose of providing comfort for students. Echo is currently completing his training in detection and obedience and he’s beginning to visit schools. Echo was named after Ed Jagst, a Canton police officer who was killed in 2021. Jagst’s radio call sign was Echo 52. 88.1 the Park’s Public Affairs Director, Avneet Pandher, talked with Echo’s partner, Scott Hughesdon.


Community Focus – March 15, 2023

The New Hope Center for Grief Support in Northville will hold their annual Gala on Friday May 5, 2023, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cultural Center in Livonia. The evening will include dinner, dancing, a band, raffles, auctions, and much more. Money raised will help provide free peer-led grief support to the children, teens, and adults that are grieving the death of a loved one. 88.1 the Park’s Bailey Wixon spoke with New Hope Center for Grief Support’s Assistant Director, Susan Arnould.


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