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All Livonia. . .All the time. . .All ways positive. . .04.23.15
With all the filings for office Musings had to come out a day early
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Former Livonia City Councilman and avid golfer Conrad Schwartz
"I read Livonia's FridayMusings before I read the Detroit Free Press."
April 25

The Lions Clubs of District 11A1 of Lions Club International will hold their Annual Convention at the The Embassy Suites Hotel - Livonia, 19525 Victor Pkwy. during the weekend of April 24th, 25th and 26th.

Saturday, April 25th from 11:30am to 3:30pm on a first come, first served basis, free Hearing and Vision Screening tests will be available to the general public.

Free Hearing Screening for all ages will be provided by the Lions Hearing Center of Michigan and will take place is Room 150 of the Embassy Suites Hotel.

Free Kids Vision Screening will be provided by Lions Kids Sight and will take place in Room 151.

District 11A1 consists of 35 Clubs with a total of approximately one thousand Lions serving the communities of Wayne and Monroe Counties.

For further information about the Free Hearing and Vision Screening tests, please Call 313-279-1494.
April 26

Have you heard about the Jewelry Sale scheduled to benefit our Livonia Gem--Greenmead Village?

Get ready, the sale is at our hometown Senior Center on April 26 from 12:00 - 4:00 There is always a lot of great jewelry and more available at great prices. 

Ask a Lawyer April 30

The Livonia Bar Association will once again host "Ask a Lawyer" day at the Livonia Civic Center Library in honor of National Law Day Thurs. April 30.  


Attorneys present will be members of the Livonia Bar Association and in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan.  A variety of practice areas will be represented to answer questions of attendees. (Bankruptcy Law, Criminal Law, Landlord / Tenant, Family Law, Civil / Business, etc.)

The Livonia Bar Association is looking forward to assisting all
members of the community with their questions.


Please forward any questions to Jim Jolly of the Livonia Bar Association at

Paul's Players
Classic Bells
May 8

Classical Bells
in concert benefiting
Paul's Players
7:30 pm
A bargain at $12.00
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church
Zonta Club
Wine Tasting May 9th

The Zonta Club of NW Wayne County is holding a Wine Tasting Event with proceeds going to fund scholarships.

  They are awarding one scholarship at their April meeting and have two more that will be awarded at the beginning of July.

white-wine.jpgThe Wine Tasting will be held on May 9th from 7-9:30 pm at G. Subu's on Farmington and Eight Mile.

 It would a great gift Mother's Day as well as a fun night for couples. They will have an wine expert to introduce new wines, plenty of hor d'oeuvres and chances to win raffles and prizes.

If you want tickets call Sally at
734 464-3728 or email her at
Tickets are only $35 in advance and $40 at the door.  
Livonia Civic Chorus
50th Anniversary Concert
There ain't nothing better than the Livonia Civic Chorus men singing "There Ain't Nothing Like a Dame."

 Come see them in concert on 5/17 at 3:00. They will definitely put a smile on your face at the 50th Anniversary Concert for the Livonia Civic Chorus! 

Gotta love our readers

Gretchen Alaniz: The Anna Bonde Memorial CAPA Scholarship dinner event really was outstanding.  Lots of great participation and people running around having fun.  
Kathy Hoen won as best suspect and it was well deserved!  It was fun to be a suspect and being a naughty nurse was so outside my comfort zone... lol.  Good venue, good food, and a great cause! 
Rosa Paulus: Thanks so much for mentioning my art exhibit in Musings. And for the putting in the photos of the art, too.  I really appreciate it so very much!  You are so good about promoting the arts. 

Also, I was happy to get the reports of the wonderful time that you had with your family!  That is such precious time and you all looked so very happy in the photos.  The bridal couple was just beaming!

Ken Bourgon:  Livonia YMCA and Friends of Greenmead are wonderful, deserving choices (for the 1835 Livonia City Hall of Fame) which have certainly enhanced life in our Livonia! 
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FridayMusings is published twice a week. Monday and Thursday. 11 months a year. We take August off for a mental health and rehabilitation break.
We would love to have you as a regular reader.

They are off and running. 
What an exciting time for Livonia.
This election season could be great for Livonia. Just think if we had lots of forums, discussions, issues. Literature with real platforms and ideas.
The list of candidates provide ample evidence that we will see the passing of the torch to a new generation of leaders with fresh ideas, new approaches and without ties to the "we have always done it this way" attitude.
I am excited and plan to spend time this summer getting to know all the voters so an informed decision can be made. By me. It is up to you to look at them, set aside partisanship, group connections, endorsements. . .and ask "which candidate will represent all the residents, engage the community and define solutions that we all can work on."
Let the political process begin.
One last thought. With the biggest art weekend of the year coming up on May 15 (50th Anniversary dinner of the Livonia Civic Chorus), May 16 (Livonia Symphony Garden Party), May 17 (Livonia Civic Chorus 50th Anniversary Concert), it sure would be great to see all the candidates out supporting the reason Livonia is the cultural heartbeat of Michigan. The Livonia Art Community. Let me know if you need tickets.
5 For Mayor
Brian Meakin
Dennis Wright
John Pastor
L-R Brian Meakin, Dennis Wright, Patrick Paddock, John Pastor
Not pictured: Leo Weber
4 For City Clerk      
Eileen McDonnell Duggan
Not pictured
Stephen Johnson
L-R Susan Nash, Eileen McDonnell, Brian Duggan
3 for City Treasurer
Not pictured
Dale Owings
Gerald Perez

16 For Livonia City Council
Brandon Kritzman
Steve King
Not Pictured:
Jeremy Curtis
Craig Pastor
Top:  Scott Bahr, Stacey Dogonski, Kathleen McIntyre, Brandon Kritzman
Second row: Tim Klisz, Christopher Martin, Jimmy Jolly, Ken Crider 
Third row: Cathy White, Seth McRobb, Lucas McGrail, Brett Gierak
Bottom: Steve King, Tom Berry
Pictures were taken from the best public sources available. If no picture is used it is not for the lack of trying.

Livonia Rotary knows how to party and raise money at the same time

This year the Annual Rotary raffle was expected to raise over $20,000 to donate back to Livonia community organizations. A packed house greeted over 200 community supporters.

With Laura Perlowski serving as announcer and working with volunteers including Bob Hardies, chair of the Livonia Rotary Foundation, and Conrad Schwartz who took time out of his golfing to volunteer his time the event was fun, running as smoothly as ever.

From the time you walked in and were greeted by Rotarians happy to see you there was never a doubt that this would be a fun night.

Just a great night. 

The event was sponsored by the Rotary Club but Livonia has two clubs. The Rotary AM Club attended to show their support and have as much fun as anyone.
The typewriter didn't win but that doesn't matter because all of Livonia wins when people pool their resources for the good of the community.

Thanks Livonia Rotary for giving back and doing it in such a fun way. 

If you haven't thought about or maybe have but just haven't moved on the idea give consideration to joining a Livonia service club.

Volunteers define Livonia and always has and service clubs define volunteerism.

Observer event brings thousands to Livonia 12th Annual spring Expo April 27
Workshops, exhibits, demonstration and free stuff are all part of the Observer & Eccentric 12th annual spring expo, Life in Go, set for 1-6 p.m. Monday, April 27, in the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College in Livonia.
This annual tradition for active adults features a variety of demonstrations and workshops, local business exhibitors, prizes, free admission, free parking and free refreshments. 
Learn to live healthy, make wise financial decisions and enhance life to make it the best ever.


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