Friday, May 10, 2013
The Dearborn business will hold an open house on June 6.
Village Picture Frame & Art Gallery celebrated its grand re-opening in Dearborn with friends and customers on May 3. A ceremonial ribbon cutting took place outside the store, located at 22191 Michigan Ave. The business has been a longtime staple of the downtown Dearborn community, and moved from its previous location at 2223 Michigan Ave. at the beginning of March. Prior to that, the store was located for 25 years at 1026 Monroe St. Store Manager Alicia Clark-Teper said business has been growing since the business reopened in the new location. "Customers really enjoy the new location," she said. "We've been well received by our retail neighbors, too." An open house will take place June 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. Customers can enjoy free wine and …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Dearborn Animal Shelter's dog walk and community-wide pet celebration benefits homeless animals.
The Dearborn Animal Shelter's eighth annual Mutt Strut & Pet Expo will take place this weekend at Ford Field. The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 and is expected to draw hundreds of dog lovers throughout Southeast Michigan to Dearborn. Elaine Greene, executive director for the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, said the event is the largest gathering of pet fans in the area. She said several thousand attendees took part in the event last year, and helped raise funds for adoptable animals at the shelter. “Each year we introduce new activities to keep the day fresh and exciting for returning supporters and appeal to more new attendees as well. The Mutt Strut & Pet Expo brings so many people together for fun of course, …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Dozens of customers filled the store's lobby on Friday to celebrate the frozen yogurt business in Dearborn.
Friends, family and dozens of customers filled the lobby at Yogurtown in Dearborn on Friday to celebrate the restaurant's grand opening. The business officially opened its doors in January, however owner Celia Nasser said her family wanted to wait until the spring to celebrate its success. "The reception from the community has been very positive so far," she said. "A lot of people are surprised we're doing a grand opening this late, but we wanted to wait for the weather to break. "This is our unofficial kick-off for the summer. We're letting people know that we're open and that there's a new yogurt shop in town." The business boasts 10 flavors of self-serve frozen yogurt that rotate weekly, and a topping bar with more than 50 condiments. "…
Tell us the best advice you got from your mother for a chance to win.
Editor's Note: This contest is now closed. Whether it its to "follow your heart" or "just be yourself," mothers often give the best advice. With Mother's Day around the corner, Patch is looking for the best nuggets of truths and pearls of wisdom from the woman who raised you or any other influential woman in your life. Tell us in the comments the words you remember most from mom and win an overnight stay on May 11 at Novi's The Baronette Renaissance. We'll pick one winner by random drawing. Besides the overnight stay for two on May 11, the The Baronette Renaissance package will include a Mother's Day brunch for four in the facility's grand ballroom at 11 a.m. May 12. The menu includes carving, omlette and salad stations as well as a …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
More than 50 free comic book titles were given away to eager fans at Green Brain Comics in Dearborn on Saturday.
Free Comic Book Day took place Saturday at Green Brain Comics in east Dearborn, bringing in hundreds of people looking to have some fun and check out the latest comics. The event included music, animation workshops and special guest appearances by several Michigan comic book artists such as David Petersen, creator of the international bestseller Mouse Guard, and Jeremy Bastia, creator of Cursed Pirate Girl. Detroit artist Martin Hirchak, creator of Pop Art Funnies, said he enjoyed meeting with children throughout the afternoon. "The more children read, the better our society will be," he said. Hirchak himself has been drawing comics since 1975, and launched his own series in 2003. Dan Merrit, co-owner of Green Brain Comics, said the store …
Find out what job openings are in the area.
Looking for work in Dearborn and Downriver? Here's a roundup of openings, according to indeed.com and snagajob.com. RELATED: 3 Advertising Sales Jobs Open with Michigan Patch
Friday, May 3, 2013
Weekly outdoor lunch event in Dearborn begins May 8.
Weekly barbecues are returning to Oakwood Common in Dearborn beginning May 8. The public is invited to join residents for the community barbecue held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Wednesday on the Bistro patio. Oakwood Common is located at 16351 Rotunda Drive. “Last year, we had such a great response to the weekly barbecues that we’ve decided to bring them back,” said Mary Granata, Oakwood Common’s director of sales. “We have an excellent grill master and for five dollars and less, you can enjoy a complete lunch.” The weekly barbecues are scheduled to continue through September as weather permits. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, chips, pop and watermelon. “After lunch you can also take time to walk along the …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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Wednesday, May 1
Green Brain Comics will give away books for its annual celebration of comic writers and illustrators.
Local residents can score free comic books on Saturday at Dearborn's comic book retailer, Green Brain Comics. Dan Merritt, who co-owns the store, said Free Comic Book Day, which began in 2001, is observed internationally and takes place the first Saturday of May every year. "It is definitely the highest traffic day of the year for us," he said. "We have had on average about 1,200 customers in one day come through the doors during the past several years." Merritt said the event helps educate people about the comic book world beyond just the superheroes, and lets everyone know it’s OK to love comics. "(Free Comic Book Day) is as much of an event for the fans as it is for the lapsed readers and people who haven't discovered comics," he said…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
See a sampling of local businesses that are hiring in Dearborn.
Looking for work in Dearborn? Here's a sample of some local places that are hiring, according to indeed.com. Are you an employer? Post your opening in the comments' section below.