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Tree Lighting, City Meetings and More This Week in Dearborn

Find out what's happening in Dearborn this week.

Dearborn’s Tree-Lighting Ceremony and Sing-along is Monday, Dec. 9 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Photo: City of Dearborn.
Dearborn’s Tree-Lighting Ceremony and Sing-along is Monday, Dec. 9 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Photo: City of Dearborn.
Video: City of Dearborn.

Here are five things to keep an eye out for as you go about your week in Dearborn.

Tree Lighting Ceremony and Sing-Along:
-Dearborn’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Sing-Along will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m. In addition to the tree lighting, event attendees can enjoy a presentation of "Frosty the Snowman" at the Michael A. Guido Theater, or listen to the Dearborn Big Band play holiday music in the theater lobby. For more information go to www.cityofdearborn.org.

Dearborn Board of Education Meeting Monday:

-The Board of Education will meet on Monday, Dec. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the board room of the Dearborn Public Schools' Administrative Service Center.

Loose Leaf Collection Over:

-The last week for loose leaf collection in Dearborn was Dec. 2-7. If residents missed their final collection day they have the option of collecting any remaining leaves in proper yard waste containers and setting them at the curb on trash day. This can be done until Dec. 13, according to the city.

East Dearborn DDA Holiday Open House:

-The East Dearborn Downtown Development Authority board of directors and staff invite the public to their 5th annual Holiday Open House on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the EDDDA office, 13750 Michigan Ave., two blocks west of Schaefer. Join them and casually network with district merchants, residents, business partners, stakeholders and City of Dearborn officials. The event is free to attend.

Committee of the Whole Meeting Thursday:

-The Committee of the Whole will meet on Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

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Bob December 09, 2013 at 07:48 AM
In regards to the loose leaf collection, what about all the houses that still have huge piles of leaves in the street? Will the city do anything about that if I call and file a complaint? It's ridiculous the number of people that don't follow the rules with that program. All those leaves are going to end up on other people's lawns once the snow plows go through; it just doesn't seem right those people can break the rules and nothing happens - except to their neighbors.
Pam December 09, 2013 at 08:04 AM
I agree, Bob. The leaves also ice over in this weather and create havoc with neighborhood traffic.
Tom B December 09, 2013 at 09:26 AM
Leaf pickup has ended and some do not follow the rules. But, the crews sometimes come unexpectedly and don't follow their rules. They usually come back, though, and do a good, final job. Some of the problems are caused by contractors doing yard work for people. My problem is that I have a neighbor who doesn't do ANYTHING outside of the house.
Bob December 09, 2013 at 10:42 AM
The leaves I am talking about were raked into the street AFTER the program had ended and yes, I did personally see a contractor blowing leaves into the street AFTER the program ended. I just think there should be some type of enforcement once the program ends even though there isn't any during the program. I also have a neighbor who never rakes or keeps up their home, so I'm with you on that one too Tom B. There should be an ordinance about that like there is with long grass, but as far as I know there isn't.
Jim December 09, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Jim, They need to pass an ordance to deal with people who do not clean-up leaves. They choose to let them blow all over the neighborhood and leave the clean-up to neighbors. Many who are senior citizens.
Nikki DuJardin December 10, 2013 at 02:44 PM
YEAH BUT THEM LEAVES THOUGH

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