FOCUS newsletter


  1. 13th annual brews, brats and bands at the barn
  2. Annual hazardous waste collection on september 10
  3. The DIA inside/out reproductions now on display

This popular fall event returns to Preservation Park on Saturday, September 10 from 6-9 p.m. Ages 21 and over are encouraged to attend this special fundraiser that will benefit the Canton Historical Society. This unique beer-tasting event, scheduled to take place on the former grounds of the Cady-Boyer Barn, located at 500 N. Ridge Road, will include seven beer-tasting tickets to select from a wide variety of specialty craft beers. Additionally, brats with fixings, and live entertainment will round out the event.

Tickets are $40 in advance through September 9 online only at and $45 (cash only) at the door. Designated driver tickets are just $10.

Must be 21 and over to attend. For additional details, visit

  1. A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. be sure to get hoa approval before applying for a permit
  3. neighborhood know-how
  4. rent and mortgage assistance

Hello Neighbors!

We recently received numbers from our Liberty Fest, and I am thrilled to report that we had over 70,000 visitors to Heritage Park during the three-day festival with an estimated 100,000 enjoying the fireworks. That is a record number of folks who were happy to have Liberty Fest back after a two-year hiatus.

While there, some visitors expressed concern over the algae blooms in the large pond, located behind the Amphitheater. I would like to reassure everyone that this particular pond is indeed currently undergoing treatment that utilizes an environmentally-friendly long-term plan to combat algae growth without the use of chemicals. Unfortunately, this process is not an instant fix but there has been much improvement in the last weeks. Our parks staff are working diligently to keep our parks and trails clean for residents to enjoy all year.

I would also like to remind those of you who may be looking for ways to become more involved in the community that we have plenty of volunteer opportunities available. Whether you are interested in helping with human service organizations, service clubs, special events or cultural activities, Canton’s volunteer coordinator can set you up with an assignment. For more information on volunteer opportunities, you can email and get started!

I hope that you are staying safe and healthy, and enjoying this sunny (and hot!) summer!

  1. summit coardboard boat race returns
  2. part-time and seasonal positions
  3. celebrate cherry hill village
  4. canton farmers market
  5. In the spotlight: national night out event

Cast off and say “Anchors Aweigh” as you race toward victory in the Summit on the Park’s Annual Cardboard Boat Race on Friday, August 12. The Summit dock will open at 5:30 p.m., with races scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Build your custom vessel no bigger than 5 1/2 feet wide by 10 feet long using only cardboard, duct tape, and water-safe paint. Then, line up your crew of 1-2 youths and enter to win! Each boat will be timed individually.

Register at or the Summit front desk. Cardboard Boat Race event fees are: $10 for Summit Members; $15 for Canton residents; and $20 for non-residents. Awards will be given for the Most Creative and Fastest Boat, as well as the best Titanic. Oars and lifejackets will also be provided, if needed. For additional information and race rules, visit or call 734/394-5460.

  1. Summit annual maintenance shutdown
  2. Michigan Shakespeare festival
  3. village theater call for artists
  4. golf lessons at Pheasant run
  5. volunteers needed for meals on wheels program
  6. canton cares chili cook-off

The Summit on the Park will hold its annual maintenance shutdown starting Monday, September 5 at noon and will reopen for use on Saturday, September 10, at 7 a.m. to complete several projects throughout the facility. During this time, the facility will remain closed and no classes or programs will take place. All regularly scheduled classes will resume after the shutdown.

For more information, please visit or call the Summit front desk at 734/394-5460.

  1. Canton continues master plan update
  2. treasurer slavens' corner

Canton’s Planning Services Division has received a lot of great community feedback as they continue the Master Plan update process. This 12-18 month process is well underway. Below is a list of updates on the progress:

• The Master Plan Community Survey is being drafted and will be ready soon. Stay tuned to the Master Plan page on the Township website.

• The Comment Boards set up at Township facilities (Administration building, Library, Summit, BLOCK, Cherry Hill Theater) have been a huge success and we have enjoyed reading your comments. The Comment Boards will be in place until August 31.

• The Master Plan Advisory Board will tentatively begin meeting in August. The final selections are still being made. We received several applications and were very excited about the level of interest in the Master Plan project and planning for Canton’s future. The Advisory Board is tasked with aiding and assisting staff and planning consultants with the development of the Master Plan.

• As a way to highlight what the Master Plan is and why it is important, staff will be putting together informative and engaging short videos to share with the public. We will be tackling a wide variety of topics, including, what is planning and zoning, the importance of a Master Plan, neighborhoods/housing, transportation, commercial corridors, sustainability and resilience, and more. The videos will be available on Canton’s cable channel and YouTube.

Visit for announcements on other public engagement events and activities. In the near future, we will have drop-in Zoom chats, surveys, and we will also be attending other community events, such as the Summer Concert Series and the Canton Farmers Market.

If you would like to be added to our email list to receive regular email updates, or if you have any questions or comments at any time throughout the process, feel free to email