Waterford Insider August 2017
Oakland Uncorked 2017
reduce, reuse, recycle

Monthly Recycling- August 5th

Waterford Township offers free monthly recycling collection of magazines and cardboard (shipping boxes, cereal boxes, toothpaste boxes, etc, free of food debris and dry.)

This service is provided the first Saturday of every month from 9am to 1pm in the parking lot at Township Hall.
Waterford residents only, please.

Park It
Pull Aim Squeeze Sweep

Fire Extinguisher Use & Safety

How to properly use a Fire Extinguisher
A simple fire extinguisher training technique to is the P.A.S.S. method;

  • Pull the pin on the extinguisher.
  • Aim the hose nozzle low toward the base of the fire.
  • Squeeze the handle to release the extinguishing agent.
  • Sweep the nozzle from side to side at the base of the flames until extinguished.
Knowing how to operate the extinguisher is not the end. When you discover the Fire you should do the following.
  • If appropriate, sound the fire alarm or dial 911 immediately.
  • Before approaching the fire, determine an evacuation route safe of flames, excessive heat and smoke. Do not allow this evacuation route to become blocked.
  • Use the PASS technique for discharging an extinguisher and back away from the area if the fire flares up again.
  • If the extinguisher is empty and the fire is not out, evacuate immediately.
  • If the fire grows beyond what can be safely handled, evacuate immediately.
Fire extinguishers are meant to handle small fires. If the environment becomes too dangerous leave the area. If the following conditions exist you should not attempt to fight the fire with an extinguisher.
  • The Fire is too large. The fire involves flammable solvents, is hidden behind a wall or ceiling, cannot be reached from a standing position, or covers a large area.
  • The air is unsafe to breathe. Smoke can make the fire impossible to fight without respiratory protection.
  • The environment is too hot or smoky. Radiated heat is easily felt, making it hard to approach a fire within adequate range of using the extinguisher (about 10-15 feet). It is necessary to crawl on the floor to avoid heat or smoke. Visibility is poor.
  • Evacuation paths are impaired. The fire is not contained and heat, smoke or flames block potential evacuation route

Be safe and have a great August,
Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Covey

Library Summer Programs Still Going Strong

solar eclipse
Summer Matinee Movies

We are showing some great family-friendly movies this August.  All the movies are rated PG, begin at 2:00 PM in our Community Room, and run 1 1/2 to 2 hours long.  CHILDREN UNDER 9 MUST BY ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.  Popcorn provided.  You may bring your own snacks, drinks with lids, pillows, blankets, etc.  Please, no peanuts or uncovered drinks.
movies schedule
Teens Programs (grades 6-12)
Locker Crafts
Wednesday, August 9 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Community Room
Turn your boring school locker into a fun showcase for your creative side. We will make locker caddies, bottle cap magnets, frames and more. Registration required
Back to School Bingo
Tuesday, August 29 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm in the Community Room
Join us for Back to School Bingo. Prizes will include school supplies and snacks for your lunch bags. Registration required

Adults Programs
Eclipse Talk: Seven Ponds Astronomy Club
Tuesday, August 8 from 7:00p-8:00p in the Community Room
A total solar eclipse is crossing the U.S. on August 21! We will be able to view the eclipse from right here in Waterford. Learn about past and future eclipses, what is occurring during an eclipse, and how to view the solar eclipse safely in Waterford. Presented by John Lines of the Seven Ponds Astronomy Club. Free eclipse glasses will be available at the event thanks to STAR_Net.
Poetry Writers Workshop (meets monthly)
Thursday, July 20, 7:00p-8:30p
Bring paper & Pencil/Pen and leave with a poem.
Project Backpack
hazardous waste

Household Hazardous Waste Collection- Vouchers Still Available

Waterford Township has partnered with the North Oakland Household Hazardous Waste Consortium (NO HAZ). NO HAZ provides residents of participating communities a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW).

Waterford residents must receive a voucher prior to attending a collection event. The vouchers are available beginning April 1st of the current program year.  They may be picked up at the Development Services Department on the 3rd floor of Township Hall for $15.Vouchers are limited and are served on a first-come, first-served basis. Vouchers must be used during the program year they are purchased.
This year's remaining collection dates, times and locations are:
Saturday, September 16th
8 AM – 2 PM
Oakland Community College - Highland Lakes Campus
7350 Cooley Lake Rd.
(Enter from Hospital Rd.)

Saturday, October 28th
8 AM – 2 PM
Wildwood Amphitheater
2700 Joslyn Ct. Orion Township
(Enter from Joslyn Rd. from Civic Center Park)

Farm Adventure Camp
pre school nature camp
Historic Village

Summer Sundays in Historic Village

The Waterford Historical Society presents “Summer Sundays in the Village”. 

No hoopla, just history!  Spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon with us walking our Historic Village at your own pace.  Stuff a mattress or “wash” some clothes.  

Pack a lunch and enjoy Fish Hatchery Park.  Free admission.  Sundays:  August 20 and September 17 from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

We are located in Fish Hatchery Park at 4490 Hatchery Road in Waterford. 
For more information please call 248-683-2697.

longest breakfast table
Walk and Roll
meet up and eat up

Summer Food Program Continues Through August 18th

The Waterford School District's Food and Nutrition Services Department provides free meals to children during the summer. There are no income requirements or registration necessary. Any child, 18 and younger, may eat free. This summer, meals are served Monday through Friday, beginning June 19 through August 18, at the following campuses:

Crary Campus | 501 N. Cass Lake Road, Waterford Breakfast
Served 8:00-9:00am
Lunch Served 11:00am-1:00pm

Mason Middle School | 3835 W. Walton, Waterford
Lunch Served 11:00am-12:30pm

Stepanski Early Childhood Center | 6010 Hatchery, Waterford
Breakfast Served 8:30-9:00am
Lunch Served 11:00am-12:30pm

Riverside Elementary | 5280 Farm Road, Waterford
Breakfast Served 8:30-9:00am
Lunch Served 11:00am-12:30pm

mom 2 mom sale
adult league sports

Community Open House - Airport Veterinary Hospital

Community welcome - Bring your family (furry family included) and stop in Saturday August 12th from 1pm to 4pm for a fun day at Airport Veterinary Hospital 7000 Highland Rd. in Waterford.

  • Petting Zoo and Pony Rides
  • Super fun Bounce House
  • Face painting and Balloon Animals
  • Free Pizza and beverages
  • Basket Raffles with all proceeds donated to an animal rescue
For more information, call (248) 666-1510.
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