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2018 Southfield Lifestyle

The Southfield Lifestyle is the premier community resource guide for Southfield and Lathrup Village Michigan. Based on information content, not articles, Lifestyle provides all the information you need to navigate the Greater Southfield area. It's easy to use format also lends itself to being the locally focused visitors guide and relocation guide for Greater Southfield.


OTHER COMMUNITY INFORMATION Basics Archives & Museums Lathrup Village Historical Society This is a charitable not for profit organization. Membership forms are available online. The “Historic District” map for the Village was placed on the National Register in 1998 is on the Society’s website along with archival information, projects and links. For more information log on to or call (248) 514-3842. Southfield Historical Society TOWN HALL MUSEUM 26080 Berg Rd. Southfield 48033, Museum 796-4624, Information 356-7788, The purpose of the Society is to encourage the preservation of objects, structures and documents. Headquartered in the Town Hall Museum. Pictures and descriptions of the historic homes in Southfield, the Underground Railroad connections and a list of Civil War Veterans can be viewed online. Mary Thompson House and Farm 25630 Evergreen Rd., Southfield 48075, 796-4620 Built in 1840, the grounds are used for senior citizens gardens. Public meetings and tours can be arranged. MiCHigAN DePARTMeNT oF STATe Lansing 48918-0001 Information Center: (888) 767-6424 Website: You must title and register all motor vehicles immediately upon purchase or moving to Michigan. Residents can secure new driver licenses and auto license plates through any Michigan Secretary of State branch office. State park permits can be purchased each year when updating your auto license plate registration. If you are 18 or older you must meet certain requirements Burgh Historical Park 23960 Civic Center Dr., Southfield 48076, 796-4600 This 8 acre gem includes the Town Hall, Fire Station, Parks and Summons houses, Methodist Church and gazebo. Southfield Public Library 26300 Evergreen Rd., Southfield 48076, 796-4200 Information about the Burgh Historical District, including descriptions of the various buildings, a historical timeline and information on early Southfield are available online. Churches and Synagogues A comprehensive list, including address and phone number is on the City’s websites Southfield – – “Residents” then “Community” Please Note: The City of Southfield Information Centers “Resident Packet” includes a printed brochure of church listings. Driver License, Auto Registration and License Plates, and State Park “Recreation Passports” before a Michigan driver license can be issued (drivers under the age of 18 are issued graduated drivers licenses that have various restrictions). 1. You must have proof of identity, residency, and social security number. 2. Pass a vision test and meet physical and mental standards set by the Secretary of State’s office. 3. Pass a written and driving skills test if a new driver. 4. Pay the license fee. Driver licenses cost $25 for an operator and $35 for a chauffeur license. 5. Complete a minimum of 30 days of practice driving on a temporary instruction permit (TIP). 6. Pass a road skill test, which is administered by an independent testing agency approved by the Secretary of State. A person with a valid out-of-state driver license may have the road skill test, knowledge test and 30-day practice period requirements waived. The Secretary of State will contact your previous home state to obtain your driver record, which then becomes part of your Michigan driver record. Four forms of ID are required, along with proof of no-fault auto insurance, before you can register your car. LoCAL oFFiCeS oF THe MiCHigAN SeCReTARY oF STATe oakland County Supercenter – 1270 Pontiac Rd., Pontiac 48340 oak Park - Southeast oakland County Plus 13401 W. Ten Mile Rd., Oak Park 48237 Southfield - South oakland County Plus 25263 Telegraph Rd., Southfield 48034 Barbara Merten-Dubensky, CPCU State Farm Insurance Providing Insurance and Financial Services 2028 Hazel St Birmingham MI 48009 248-647-4266 For persons 65 years or age or older or anyone that can’t drive for either a physical or medical reason, a FREE State ID card is available through the Michigan Secretary of State ( and must be accepted by law as a form of personal identification. Great Lakes Great Years A Guide For Older Drivers and Their Families Need information to cope with the driving challenges of older persons and help identifying when its time to put the keys to the car away? Check out this pamphlet published by the Michigan Secretary of State. 28 Lifestyle ~ 2018

Communications CABLE AND INTERNET Local Cable (municipal TV channels) Lathrup Village - Cable 17 (on Comcast), AT& T Uverse Ch. 99, and WOW Ch. 10 Southfield – Cable 15 Special programming, news and City Council meetings are televised on these channels or online viewing through the cities websites. CABLE AND INTERNET SERVICES AT&T (u-Verse) (877) 842-3518, Comcast (Xfinity) – (866) 942-1341, Directv (satellite tv) (877) 841-8936, Dish Network (satellite tv) – (877) 479-9530, Wide open West (WoW) – (866) 496-9669, LOCAL NEWSLETTERS (all available online) Lathrup Village “Your Town” – Southfield Living –, use community relations link. LOCAL RADIO Southfield City Radio 1700 AM, 796-4500 News, information, public safety and emergency announcements. Family Support Services Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Area 33: Southeast Michigan Numerous meeting locations. Al-Anon Family groups Central Oakland County Office 3720 Elizabeth Lake Road, Waterford 48328 248-706-1020 Boys and girls Club of oakland & Macomb Counties Field Zone Youth Center @ Southfield Civic Center 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield 48076, 206-4225 Common ground Sanctuary (youth and family crisis agency) 1410 S. Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills 48302 24-hour hotline (800) 231-1127 Administration 456-8150 Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan 333 W. Fort Street, Suite 2010, Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 961-6675 • Various initiavites focus on education, healthy nutrition and lifestyles, and support for entrepreneurs and small businesses. early on – oakland County Public Schools 209-2084 www, System of services for children from birth until 3 years that have developmental delays or health conditions. Forgotten Harvest 21800 Greenfield Rd., Oak Park 48237 967-1500 Food relief agency, locations online. Habitat for Humanity of oakland County 150 Osmun, Pontiac 48342 • 338-1843 Haven (shelter for domestic violence and abuse) Facilities in Pontiac, Bingham Farms and Royal Oak. 24-hour crisis line 334-1274 Administration 334-1284 Jewish Family Services 6555 W. Maple, West Bloomfield 48322 25900 Greenfield, Ste. 405, Oak Park 48237 592-2300 Jewish Vocational Services 29699 Southfield Rd., Southfield 48076 559-5000 Lighthouse of oakland County 46156 Woodward Ave., Pontiac 48342 920-6000 For families moving from crisis to self suffiency. oakland County Childrens Village Division of Oakland County under the authority of Family Courts. 1200 N. Telegraph, Pontiac 48341 858-1150 orchards Childrens Services 24901 Northwestern Hwy., Ste. 500, Southfield 48075 258-0440 Southfield Human Services Department 26000 Evergreen, Southfield 48076 796-4540 South oakland Shelter 18505 W. 12 Mile, Lathrup Village 48076 • 809-3773 Emergency shelter and housing assistance. Southfield Youth Assistance 21705 Evergreen, Southfield 48075 746-7658 South oakland YMCA 1016 W. 11 Mile Rd., Royal Oak 48067 547-0030 Information Centers Area Agency on Aging 1-B 29100 Northwestern Highway, Suite 400, Southfield 48034 (800) 852-7795 Automation Alley 2675 Bellingham, Troy 48043 457-3200 Better Business Bureau of Detroit and eastern Michigan 20300 W. 12, Suite 202, Southfield 48076 223-9400 Michigan State university extension (Community and Economic Development Programs) 858-0880 oakland County offices 1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Pontiac 48341 858-1000 Neighborhood information Center (NiC) Located in the lobby of Southfield City Hall 26000 Evergreen Rd., Southfield 48076 796-5140 Southeast Michigan Council of governments 1001 Woodward Ave., Ste. 1400, Detroit 48226 313-961-4266 • Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce 20300 Civic Center Drive, Suite 1102, Southfield 48076 557-6661 Southfield Michigan Works 21415 Civic Center Drive, Ste. 116, Southfield 48034 796-4580 Information you need... everywhere you go! Get great deals, event info, and community updates with The Daily Plug! Greater Southfield Area 29