Settlement Reached with Westborn Markets Involving Service Animals Dispute

DETROIT, MI – As a person who is legally disabled, it can be very difficult to just get the motivation and courage to step out the door of our home to face the world. Then to have someone interrogate you about your disability and the service dog that assists in your everyday living can be frightening, embarrassing and downright maddening.
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'Pollinators Welcome' this week's Garden Photo Contest winner

Erin Carlesimo of Redford has been fascinated by bees since learning about them in college at Michigan State, where she studied animal behavior. But “not until recently did I ever consider actually becoming a backyard beekeeper,” she explained in an email about her photo, 'Pollinators Welcome.'. She turned to beekeeping...
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Welcome Mat: Yellow Dog Marketplace has 'always changing' lineup

Yellow Dog Marketplace has 'always changing' lineup. Former interior designer Marla Sanford has operated a variety of Metro Detroit retail locations since 2014, but her newest in Clarkston must be one of the best. Open since 2019, the 3,400-square-foot Yellow Dog Marketplace is an “always changing” and juried group of handcrafted vendors, select antique dealers and retail. Items include vintage furniture, jewelry, books, ceramics, clothing, even a northern outpost of Eastern Market’s 3 Dogs, 1 Cat and so much more. “It’s a wonderful place that supports and promotes many Michigan products and artists,” Sanford says. Located at 9861 Dixie HIghway, the marketplace is open Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call 248-925-6115 or visit
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Michigan city bans chickens, coyotes and even tigers as pets

MARYSVILLE, Mich. (AP) — When chickens come home to roost, they better make sure it's not in Marysville. The Times Herald of Port Huron reports that city leaders in the community about 65 miles northeast of Detroit have enacted a new law banning chickens, pheasants, badgers, kangaroos, coyotes and even cougars and tigers. It goes into effect in mid-August. City Manager Randy Fernandez told the city council Monday that the new domestic animals and fowl ordinance was crafted after some residents complained about neighbors who owned chickens and crowing roosters. He says the new law tightens the limit on what animals will be allowed in the city as pets.
Marysville, MIVoice News

New Marysville law prohibits keeping farm animals, more as pets

The Marysville City Council passed a law banning residents from keeping a variety of animals within the city, including farm animals or livestock and non-domesticated animals. City Manager Randy Fernandez said Ordinance No. 477, which amends Marysville City Code Title IX — Police Regulations, Chapter 106 — Animal, Article I — In General, Section 9.64 — Domestic Animals and Fowl, was brought up after the city received complaints from neighbors of people that own chickens for more than a year. He mentioned complaints about roosters that wake people up in the morning and that there have been odor complaints.
Marysville, MIDetroit Free Press

Marysville to ban chickens, long list of livestock as pets

Marysville residents hoping to keep chickens and other non-traditional pets at home may find it difficult under a new city law OK’d by officials this week. City Manager Randy Fernandez said a new domestic animals and fowl ordinance was crafted after code enforcement received complaints about chickens from neighbors over more than a year.
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Farmington Hills council looks at regional, local deer solutions

In 2015, Farmington Hills officials saw more complaints about deer and an increase in deer/vehicle crash data. Six years later, staff has enough information to confirm a problem–and enough experience to know the State of Michigan may not offer much help. Data includes complaints, crashes, counts. Special Services deputy director...

Marysville officials revise pet ordinance, mull over museum options

The City of Marysville had a second reading and enactment of a ordinance amendment Monday that bans the keeping of farm animals within the city limits. On a four to two vote, council members approved the language that would limit the animals allowed in the city to dogs, cats, and other animals classified as pets. City Manager Randy Fernandez tells WPHM the revised ordinance comes after his office received complaints specifically about chickens in some of the city’s neighborhoods.