Thursday, October 6, 2022

City, township present beautification awards

From left, Steve Ott, Diane Pittaway, Nachiko Hirato, Liliana Miyahara,
Carol Pankow and Gary Haas were among the BC members who
attended the presentation of the beautification awards. Photo by Liz Cezat
A bit of tradition returned to Northville last month during the 33rd Annual Northville Community Beautification Award Luncheon.

The award presentation took place as part of the Sept. 27 meeting of the Northville Rotary Club before an audience of about 50, officials said. The awards had been postponed for the past two years due to the health restrictions imposed by COVID-19.

"We're always getting better," said Diane Pittaway, chair of the Northville Beautification Commission. She noted that the help and support of many make it possible for commission members to work on maintaining and improving the beauty and vitality of the Northville community.

Lynne Mosteller, chair of the Northville Township Beautification Commission, provided an update on the group's activities, noting, "We're small but mighty,” she said. The group is actively replanting 8,000 feet of the 2-foot living plant wall at Bennett Arboretum Pathway, which in recent years has been overcome by invasive species. Volunteers are being sought to help with that effort, she added. The township commission hosted a successful seedling give-away on Arbor Day, where vehicles drove up, handed in their order, and picked up their seedlings. The group also used donated fund to create a seasonal garden in front of township hall with a seating area.

 Turnbull joined Pittaway and Carol Pankow, commission secretary, to present the certificates including two special city awards. Corriveau Law won a Pride of Northville award for the law office at 324 E. Main. The second Pride of Northville award was presented to Angela Carson for her photography studio from the "exquisitely maintained historic home" at 117 N. Wing St. She is moving to a smaller studio on Center Street just north of Dunlap.

Top winners in the township were Deadwood Bar & Grill for Best in Township; Aisin World Corp. of America for Corporate Pride Award and Meadowbrook Country Club received the Lifetime Award. 

The top winners for both the city and township received a photo of their business in a frameless stand.