FOCUS newsletter

DECEMBER 2021

  1. The Village Theater in the Spotlight
  2. GFL's Holiday Collection Schedule
  3. Holidays in Heritage Park

Enjoy Christmas with The Celts on Wednesday, December 8, when this national touring company will take the stage at 7 p.m. to present a special holiday celebration featuring world-class musicians and the always crowd-pleasing Irish step dancers. This one-of-a-kind performance is sure to delight audiences of all ages with a unique opportunity to celebrate this special time of year. Tickets are $30 if purchased online at www.cantonvillagetheater.org or $32 at the door (if still available).

On Friday, December 31, at 7 p.m. The Village Theater at Cherry Hill will welcome back The Detroit Circus to celebrate New Year’s Eve. This talented troupe will amaze audience members with high-flying aerial antics on fabric and trapeze, fire dancing, stilt walking, acrobatics, and more! These jaw-dropping performances are sure to thrill fans of all ages. Following the performance there will be an early kid-friendly countdown to 2022! Please note: this is an animal-free circus. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at the door or in advance at www.cantonvillagetheater.org, by phone at 734/394-5300, or in person Tuesday - Friday from 4-8 p.m. at the Village Theater, which is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton.

For additional information, please visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org.

  1. A Message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Wayne County offers residents hazardous waste drop-off vouchers
  3. Did you know?

Dear Residents,

As the year comes to a close, our employees continue to work hard as we strive to meet the board goal of a greener township by lowering the Canton carbon footprint. Some of the ways we have reduced emissions in our facilities is by installing new HVAC units in our buildings, as many failed this past summer, after 25+ years of service. These new units have lowered our greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 59 tons. Additionally, the hybrid police vehicles we have placed in service estimate a per-vehicle savings of 1,276 gallons of fuel per year and a reduction of over 11 tons of greenhouse gases each. And, since we have eight hybrid vehicles, that’s an estimated savings of 90 tons of CO2 each year. All told, Canton residents can now enjoy 150 fewer tons of CO2 in their atmosphere per year moving forward! To put this in a little perspective, a typical hardwood tree will absorb approximately one ton of CO2 by the time it is 40 years old.

On a more somber note, while Canton provided over 26,000 vaccinations to residents by partnering with Wayne County and Kroger Pharmacy, we end another year with COVID-19 still among us in Canton. Unfortunately, the numbers in Canton are the second highest in Wayne County, after the City of Detroit, and we have consistently been in the top three all year. This tells us that we should still be masking and social distancing as much as possible, and especially watching out for the elderly and those with underlying conditions. Let us also continue to remember the 125 Canton residents who have died to date from COVID-19, as well as their families.

May you and your families have safe and happy holidays, and we hope to see many of you at our holiday outdoor events.

  1. Police to increase patrols at local shopping centers
  2. Snow removal reminder
  3. Treasurer Slavens' Corner

Canton’s Police Department will be increasing its patrols at local shopping centers and stores during the month of December. In addition to regular patrols, police officers will utilize bicycles and semi-marked patrol cars to maintain high-visibility in parking lots and store fronts in an attempt to deter criminal activity.Shoppers are reminded to stay alert while in stores and parking lots.

“It’s easy to get distracted while shopping during the holidays,” says Community Relations Officer Patty Esselink. “To decrease your odds of becoming a victim, you should be aware of your surroundings and your belongings at all times,” she adds.

The following basic safety precautions are being offered to shoppers:

• Don’t leave your purse unattended in a shopping cart.

• Be cautious with purses and wallets. Avoid carrying a purse if possible, and keep your wallet in an inside jacket pocket.

• To discourage purse snatchers, don’t overburden yourself with packages. Make several smaller trips back to your vehicle.

• Lock your packages and bags in your vehicle’s trunk, or out of sight. Keep your doors locked and windows closed.

• If you feel you’re being followed or watched in a parking lot, go back inside the store and ask for security.

The Canton Police Department encourages everyone to practice safe shopping habits throughout the year, with additional precautions added during the busy holiday shopping season.

  1. Canton Boys Lacrosse
  2. Dog Park and Dog License Renewals
  3. Summit Membership Special
  4. Spring Lacrosse League
  5. Part-time positions available

Boys in grades 2-8 are invited to register for the 6-week Winter Lacrosse Skills Clinic that will sharpen and strengthen their Lacrosse skills and prepare players for the Spring season. Sessions will be held on Monday and Wednesday at Michigan Lacrosse, located at 6102 Gotfredson Road in Plymouth. Grades 2-4 sessions will be held from 6 - 7 p.m.; Grades 5-6 sessions will be held from 7 - 8 p.m., and Grades 7-8 sessions will be held from 8 - 9 p.m. from January 24 through March 2.

For more information or to register, call the Canton Sports Center at 734/483-5600 or visit csc.canton-mi.org.

  1. Get unlimited golf in 2022 at Pheasant Run
  2. Corn Hole League Underway
  3. Volleyball Leagues forming
  4. Summit Personal Training and fitness classes
  5. staying active all winter
  6. striders walking club returns

Purchase an Annual Pass at Pheasant Run Golf Club before December 17, 2021, and save 10% off the pass price. Annual golf passes allow for unlimited golf with cart and range use throughout the year. Passes are valid for one year from the date of purchase. For additional details, call the Pro Shop at 734/397-6460 or visit www.golfprgc.org.