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Haunted Highway Halloween Competition! September 15, 2008

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Does your family really enjoy Halloween? Do you deck your home and yard out in a particularly GHOOLISH way? If so, this year you are in for a competitive trick or treat of your own! We are asking all homes that really decorate in a creative and spooky way to sign up on our weblog, or call us to be included in a “Haunted Highway” map of our subdivision. Families will follow these maps on a walking tour as they “trick or treat” on Halloween evening. Pictures of the competing houses will be placed on our weblog and neighbors will be able to vote for the best dressed Halloween House in our subdivision! 


The owners of the winning house will be awarded a gift certificate to a local restaurant! (No, not McDonald’s…we mean a really fancy-shmancy place!) Remember to consider small children in your decorating plan…nothing too scary/graphicor obtrusive is allowed, but have fun and make it look good! To participate leave your name, address, and phone number by emailing us at: brooksidesubdivision@yahoo.com or call us at 734-448-1312 by the deadline of October 10th, 2008. 



10/13/08 UPDATE: There is still time to get in the MAP…email today!






Sept./Oct.08 edition of the Bugle Newsletter September 13, 2008

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In case you mistakenly tossed the yellow flyer which was attached to your mailbox earlier this month, a copy of our latest edition of the Brookside Bugle Newsletter can be found by

clicking here: septoct08

Updates include:
Kids return to the Bustop, Thanks to volunteers, Haunted Highway Halloween contest, Fall Harvest Picnic, and more!

GARAGE SALE: Update on Sign Placements September 12, 2008

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FROM CANTON TOWNSHIP: No signs should be placed in the easements (the area from the sidewalk to the street) or near intersections.  Officers said that any signs other than the “official” garage sale signs (our framed yellow signs in the easements on Lotz and Cherry Hill) on major roads would be taken down by the ordinance officers. After the “official garage sale weekend” the officers will confiscate any signs in easements. Any signs of reasonable dimensions (size of a real estate sign for example) placed from the home to the sidewalk are permitted. The residents are asked to remove the signs and means to attach them, like yarn, tape, etc. with the same care that was used to erect them in the first place.

Please use this info as a guideline when placing your Garage Sale signs in the neighborhood!


Building a Bridge through BROOKSIDE! September 12, 2008

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View image detailThis month we are launching a new park fundraiser to help supplement the costs to rebuild our South Park bridge. Did you know our bridge is over 30 years old? It is used daily by many members of our subdivision as they ride bikes, walk dogs, and play in our South Park. It is the primary connector for foot traffic to a whole section of our subdivision in the Northwest corner. It is a major feature of one of our two valuable parks. These parks may or may not have factored into your decision to buy a house in Brookside Village, at the time of your purchase. However, when the time comes to sell your home, you will benefit from having beautifully updated parks with features like the bridge to enhance your sale. For this reason, and for the hundreds of families who enjoy having a beautiful, safe park only steps away from home, please consider donating to our Building the Bridge effort.


Question: Why do I have to donate? What does my $36 in annual dues get used for?

Answer: The majority of our annual dues is spent towards maintenance. We have the least expensive dues of any subdivision in Canton and we operate on a shoestring budget. A few volunteers donate time.


Your dues pay for:

  • Common Grounds/Parks Lawn Care
  • Tree Cutting Service
  • Snow Removal
  • New Signs For the Front Entrances
  • New Park Signs and Painting
  • Park Shed Repair and Painting
  • Park Garbage Cans
  • Postage
  • Wood Chipping/Annual Park Creek Clean-up
  • New Lighting in South Park (North Park coming soon..)
  • Bank Fees/Insurance/Processing Fees
  • Summer Parks Program admissions/ Port-a-Potty rental
  • Easter Egg Hunt Event
  • Harvest Picnic Festival Prizes and Supplies
  • Garage Sale Advertising

By donating to our Building the Bridge effort one time in the amount of $25, your name (or your family name, etc.) will be engraved on a dedication plaque which will be mounted in the South Park for future generations to acknowledge and enjoy. Our goal is to raise $2,500 to supplement the repair, clean-up and dedication efforts.  Even if you can only send $1, $5, or $10….please consider helping us to repair the bridge, beautify it and the surrounding area, and add to the value of our park.

Please mail the form below with your check made out to:

Brookside Village Home Association –

Bridge Fund (in the memo)

P.O. Box 87326 Canton, MI 48187



Building the Bridge though Brookside Fundraiser

Enclosed Donation:

(Check one) _____$1 ______$5 ______$10 _____$20______$25 ___________Other Amount


By making a donation of $25.00 or more, you name will be included in an engraved, acrylic backed, molded plastic plaque which is weather proof, bug proof, and fade resistant. Please list the name you’d like included below, (example:  The Smith Family, Edward Smith, or In Memory of John Smith…)

PRINT NAME(S):  (limit of 30 characters including spaces)