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CITY NEWS - February 23, 2012
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WEEKEND PLANNER

Pyramid and Sphere, Lithograph by Alexander Calder
FEBRUARY 24-26, 2012
ART FROM THE ATTIC – ART SALE
ART HOUSE, 215 WEST CADY

Be a pART of it! The Northville Art House is pleased to announce its second annual Art from the Attic, an exciting opportunity for metro Detroiters to buy art for a great cause.
The Art House has accepted donations of art from people across southeastern Michigan. Pieces include an original lithograph by Alexander Calder, a traditional South American painting on copper that is more than one hundred years old, framed and unframed works of original art and prints, as well as work by many local artists. "We have work ranging from the Calder to framed prints and postcards that have been hanging in homes and offices but now need a new home," said Sue Taylor, chair of the Northville Arts Commission. "People loved this sale last year because of the treasure-hunt aspect of the event. What some people may tire of, the next person may treasure."
Donors priced the work themselves and many have donated the proceeds outright to the Northville Art House. "The Art House is a vital organization in southeast Michigan." says Taylor. "Our monthly exhibits of art as well as our classes for adults and children are valuable resources in this time of deep cuts in the cultural arts."
For more information about donating art, or to purchase a ticket for the opening sale and reception, contact the Northville Art House at 248-344-0497.
Opening sale and reception on Fri., Feb. 24, 6:00pm - 9:00pm, $10 advance tickets. Public art sale on Sat., Feb. 25, 9:00am - 4:00pm and Sun., Feb. 26 from noon - 4:00pm; free admission. 215 W. Cady, Northville; 248-344-0497. Visit our website for more information.

 

Gnomeo & Juliet
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
CABIN FEVER RELIEVER MOVIE - 7:30PM
COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER – FREE ADMISSION
GNOMEO AND JULIET – RATED G

Garden gnomes Gnomeo and Juliet have as many obstacles to overcome their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness? Rated G; 84 minutes
Pop some popcorn and pack a blanket or low back lawn chair, sit back and enjoy a family friendly movie in the Northville Community Center Gym. Click here for more information.

 

Bye Bye Birdie
FEBRUARY 24, 2012 (FINAL MOVIE IN THE SERIES)
MOVIES AT THE MARQUIS - 7:30pm
BYE, BYE BIRDIE (1963)

~Conrad Birdie is the biggest rock & roll star of the 60‘s ever to be drafted. Aspiring chemist and songwriter Albert is convinced he can make his fortune and marry his girlfriend Rosie if he gets Conrad on the Ed Sullivan show to kiss a high school girl goodbye. Albert’s mother will do anything to break him up with Rosie. Kim and Hugo, the high school steadies, live in Sweet Apple, Ohio where most of the action takes place. Starring Ann-Margret, Janet Leigh and Dick Van Dyke. Sponsored by Keller Williams Realty Northville. Tickets are available beginning February 11th for $3 at Keller Williams Realty Northville or $5 at the door of the Marquis the night of the show. Series sponsored by the Northville Downtown Development Authority and Tom olzer Ford. Click here for more information.



NOTEWORTHY

PROPERTY TAX REMINDER
Property taxes are due without penalty by February 14, 2012. Beginning February 15, 2012, an additional 3% late penalty charge will be added.
Beginning March 1, 2012, taxes on real property can be paid only to the appropriate County Treasurer, with penalty and a 4% administrative fee plus 1% per month interest computed from March 1st.
Assessment Notices are mailed the end of February, if you have not received yours by March 1st, they are available online by clicking here or contact the City Assessor’s Office at 248-449-9901.

 

AUTOMATIC TAX BILL PAYMENT OPTION
Residents and businesses may now pay their tax bills automatically.
For the winter tax bill you designate the date of payment as either December 31st or February 14th. By taking advantage of this program, your taxes will always be paid on time whether you are sick or out of town. Added benefits are no checks to write, no need to wonder if the check was received in time to avoid penalty and no trips to City Hall.
Participants in automatic bill payment of property taxes receive their tax bill in the mail on July 1st and December 1st with a letter confirming when the withdrawal will be made from their account.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a year-round program. Electronic Funds Payment is not available for only the summer tax or only the winter tax bill.
If you have any questions regarding automatic bill payment for your taxes, call the Treasurer’s Office at 248-449-9901. Visit our website to fill out the form to enroll. Visit our website to fill out the form to enroll.

 

SEWAGE BACKUPS
A note to our residents: Most homeowners insurance will not cover sewage backups. Please check with your insurance provider to obtain this coverage. Check valves called “backflow preventers” can help minimize back up occurrences and related damage. Check with your plumber or contact a licensed plumber in your area. If you don’t have insurance that covers sewage backups and you do not have a check valve in your sewer line, you should consider having one installed.

 

PAPERLESS BILLING OPTION FOR UTILITIES
Utility bill customers may now sign up to receive email bills or arrange for automatic payment through the City's website. E-bills are emailed on the billing date with a full page bill attached in pdf format. Automatic payment is an arrangement between the customer's bank and our bank by which the amount due is deducted from the customer's account each due date. You can sign up by clicking here or email Wendy Gutowski with questions.

 

UTILITY BILL - NEW LOOK!
Please note:
Your next Utility Bill will have a new look! Utility Bills will now be printed on a full sheet, and arrive in an envelope, not just on a postcard.

 

Passport Applications
PASSPORT APPLICATIONS
The City of Northville is a passport application acceptance agency. Hours for passport application acceptance at Northville City Hall are Monday through Friday from 8:00am - 11:30am. For current passport information, including required documentation and fees, please visit the City of Northville website by clicking here.

LOOKING AHEAD

MARCH 2-24, 2012
ANARCHY OF THE LINE; DRAWING COMES OF AGE
NORTHVILLE ART HOUSE, 215 W. CADY STREET
Be a pART of it! Drawing once served solely as a means to an end – a step in the formulation of an idea on its way to a painting or sculpture. But “drawing” deserved better, and artists in recent decades have recognized the spontaneity and freedom of the unfettered line as a new destination. Without constraint as to subject or material, the Northville Art House proudly celebrates the explosion of creativity that is drawing today and presents a remarkable group of local artists whose work pushes all boundaries:
Corrie Baldauf - 2011 Kresge recepient who makes drawings based on experience and time.
Matthew Boonstra - Incorporates used oil as a medium to comment on our effect on our world.
Matthew Breneau - Makes 3-dimensional abstract drawings from carved wood.
Patricia Candor - Uses simple materials to create mysterious drawings that vibrate with movement.
Larry Cressman - Uses nature as a source of his lines.
Barbara Dorchen - Makes drawings based on time.
J.H. Dozier - Combines photographs, painting and drawing to create abstract images in the digital medium.
Franklin Jonas - Uses geometry to explore his obsession with the 5-pointed star.
Shaqe Kalaj - Makes non-traditional drawings with her feet as public performance art.
Chris Lujan - Uses coffee, ink, pen and paper creating works that capture the memory of childhood.
John McLaughlin - A self-taught artist whose drawings come from the subconscious.
Corinne Pemberton - Layers scribbles to create vibrant abstract drawings.
Dolores Slowinski - Draws abstract images by stitching with thread on paper.
Mary Williams - Make drawings of ordinary life that have an unsettling tone.
The show is curated by Jeff Cancelosi.
The show will open in the Northville Art House’s upper gallery with a reception and artists’ talk on Friday, March 2, from 6:00pm -9:00pm. The show will continue through March 24 during the Art House gallery hours (Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1:00pm - 5:00pm). The Art House is located at 215 W. Cady Street and is a facility of the Northville Arts Commission. Admission to Art House shows is always free and open to the public.
For additional information, call 248-344-0497. Visit our website for more information.

MARCH 10, 2012 10:00am – 11:30am (ages 5 and up)
MARCH 14, 2012 9:30am – 11:00am or 1:00pm – 2:30pm (ages 3-5)

“GINDERBREAD BOYS AND GIRLS” CHILDREN’S CLASS
MILL RACE VILLAGE – IN THE CHURCH

We’ll hear the story, mix up the dough, roll, cut, decorate and maybe we’ll even chase him! Of course we’ll get to eat some too! Call the Northville Historical Society for more information at 248-348-1845 or visit our website.

MARCH 27, 2012
CPR CLASS
6:00PM TO 10:00PM
NORTHVILLE CITY HALL – LOWER LEVEL
215 W. MAIN STREET

CPR training will include infant, child and adult procedures, as well as the use of automated external defibrillators (AED).
Cost (residents and non-residents) $55.00
To register and reserve your space, please visit our website or the Fire Department at 248-449-9920. Click here for more information.

MARCH 28, 2012
FIRST AID CLASS
6:00PM TO 10:00PM
NORTHVILLE CITY HALL – LOWER LEVEL
215 W. MAIN STREET

$70.00 (includes a section on bloodborne pathogens) or $55 if the student does not need the bloodborne pathogens section.
To register and reserve your space, please visit our website or the Fire Department at 248-449-9920. Click here for more information.

Reel Michigan

APRIL 23, 2012 DEADLINE
REEL MICHIGAN FILM FESTIVAL
CALL FOR ENTRIES

After a successful premiere of Reel Michigan 2011, the Northville Art House and charity partner Northville Civic Concern are proud to present the second annual “Reel Michigan” Film Festival, June 23, 2012!
Reel Michigan is now accepting Michigan-made or Michigan-themed short films (25 minutes or less, including credits) as a part of the City’s popular Arts & Acts event held June 22 through June 24, 2012. Arts and Acts is a vibrant, annual celebration of the arts in Southeast Michigan featuring art, music, film, plays and more!
Reel Michigan welcomes all genres, from student films to the experimental. Reel Michigan 2012 is the perfect platform for Michigan filmmakers to showcase their many talents. Visit our website for more information and an entry form. Questions: Please email Lisa at ReelMichigan@gmail.com or visit our website.


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