FOCUS newsletter


  1. Keep your deliveries safe
  2. GFL Holiday collection schedule
  3. Hazardous Waste drop off
  4. Input needed on curbside recycling program
  5. Canton holiday artisan market

The Police Department reminds residents, with the upcoming holiday season comes a noted increase of “Porch Pirates” stealing packages that have been delivered to porches. Because these crimes happen quickly and easily, the best way to guard against theft lies with the consumer. Suggestions for safe online deliveries include:

1) Track deliveries and ask a neighbor/friend to pick it up if you will not be home.

2) Set delivery to your place of business or a friend’s or relative’s home that will be there to accept it.

3) Request delivery drivers to place packages in a designated out-of-sight location on your property.

4) Use an alternate access pick-up point option if available from the delivery service.

5) Request “signature-required” through package delivery service.

If you observe someone who appears to be taking packages from porches in your neighborhood, please call the police department immediately.

  1. A message from Supervisor Graham-Hudak
  2. Winter wonderland walks
  3. Canton master plan update
  4. Canton Chamber small business shopping spree

Hello neighbors!

Fall is here, and I am looking forward to cooler weather and fun, and meaningful, events around the community.

On November 11, Canton will honor area servicemen and servicewomen who have served or who are currently serving in the Armed Forces at our annual Salute To Service event.

Then, I will be participating in the 20th Annual Turkey Trot on Thursday, November 24, and hope to see some of you out there. It is a beautiful course and it raises money for a great cause, the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan.

There are also a number of holiday-inspired events coming up, including Home for the Holidays, Christmas in the Village, Winter Wonderland Walks, and of course, the Santa Breakfast.

If you are interested in hearing more about what is happening around the community, and would like the opportunity to ask questions, come to “Tea with Anne Marie” event, hosted by the Canton Chamber. on Thursday, November 10 at 11:30 a.m. Check the calendar at for location.

I’d also like to remind everyone about #GivingTuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Help organizations right here in your own community by supporting one of our Canton funds which benefit hundreds of youth annually. Donate through the Canton Community Foundation at

  1. Canton goodfellows "no child without a Christmas" needs your help
  2. In the village theater spotlight
  3. Canton Club 55+ interests survey
  4. 20th annual turkey trot for a cause

Each year, the Canton Goodfellows provides for several hundred children in Canton. If you are interested in becoming a Canton Goodfellow and helping with this great cause, you are invited to join current members on Tuesday, December 6, between 6-7 p.m. in the lower level of the Canton Administration Building. Come learn about this great organization and see the Goodfellows in operation while enjoying light refreshments and meeting its members to hear how you can help. In addition, the Canton Goodfellows and Canton Leisure Services are teaming up to help brighten the holidays for Canton children in need, and have several opportunities for residents to participate:

• Bring in a new, unwrapped toy or gift card to the Summit on the Park from Friday, November 11, until Friday, December 2.

• Contribute to the food drive at Holiday Market in Canton on Friday, November 18 – Sunday, November 20. A list of needed items will be available to shoppers and volunteers will be on hand to collect them.

• Make a donation at, or mail a check to Canton Goodfellows, P.O. Box 87532, Canton, MI 48187.

For more information, please visit

  1. Send your letters to Santa
  2. Transpire nights monthly meetings available
  3. Home for the holidays
  4. Village arts factory to host cherry hill potters guild show
  5. Santa Claus is coming to your town
  6. Christmas in the village 2022

As always, Canton Leisure Services has made special arrangements with our friends at the North Pole and the U.S. Post Office to deliver your wish list to Santa.

To mail your letters to Santa, please drop them in our North Pole Express Mailbox, which can be found in the Canton Administration Building’s parking lot, 1150 S. Canton Center Road from November 15-30.

Santa asks that you print your name and address clearly so he may reply to your letter. Each household will receive a return letter and Santa will take care of the postage. Canton residents only, please. For more information, please visit

  1. Dog park and dog license renewals
  2. Rent and mortgage assistance
  3. November lunch and learn: living with long covid
  4. Treasurer Slavens' corner

The Clerk’s Office will begin issuing 2023 Dog Licenses and Dog Park memberships for the new year on Monday, November 14, as the annual licenses and memberships expire on December 31. Current rabies vaccinations are required for dog licenses. Application can be made in person during business hours or online at Mail-in applications are also accepted with mailed documentation and fees sent to Canton Clerk’s Office, 1150 S. Canton Center Rd., Canton MI. 48188. Attention: Dog License.

Bordetella, Distemper, and Rabies vaccines are required for all new Canton Dog Park memberships. New and returning Canton Dog Park members will be required to provide current proof of Rabies, Distemper (DHLLP), and Bordetella vaccinations from a licensed veterinarian to complete their membership. For additional information, please call the Canton Parks office at 734/394-5310 or visit