Friday, December 28, 2012
CBS Detroit posted a list of the best sledding hills in the metro area this week.
Nothing says "snow day" like gathering up the kids and heading to the nearest sledding hill for hours of winter fun. CBS Detroit recently listed the best sledding hills in metro Detroit, including Rolling Hills Park in Ypsilanti and Middlebelt Hill in Westland, on Hines Drive near Middlebelt Road. Dearborn's Ford Field, surprisingly, didn't make the list. But Ford Field's giant sledding hill is just one of several places in Dearborn to have fun in the snow. What is your favorite place to sled in and around Dearborn? Let us know in the comments, and share your sledding photos by clicking "Upload photos and videos" below the photo to the right of this story.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
The annual event raises money and wags tails for the Dearborn Animal Shelter.
Hundreds of dogs and their two-legged owners participated in Saturday's Dearborn Mutt Strut and Pet Expo at Ford Field. Hosted by the Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter, the event is one of the biggest fundraisers for the shelter, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars each year. Along with the many particpants in the "strut" around downtown west Dearborn, dog lovers from all over the area could browse a wide array of dog-themed booths and businesses. Did you attend the Mutt Strut? Add your photos to our gallery by clicking on the "Upload Photos and Video" button on this page. Also: Check out our shots from the Kiss-a-bulls kissing booth, where members of the "Pit Crew" gave out kisses for donations all day long, with some help from…
Friday, August 5, 2011
Hundreds of senior citizens came to Ford Field Friday morning to eat breakfast, play bingo and kick off the 32nd annual Dearborn Homecoming.
Ford Field played host to hundreds of local senior citizens Friday morning, as Elderfest opened the 32nd annual Dearborn Homecoming. Residents took a fun walk led by Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly, ate a free breakfast, listened to live music and played bingo starting at 8 a.m. Oakwood Healthcare System also had representatives there to give blood pressure screenings and help seniors stretch before the walk. A number of local politicians made appearances at Elderfest this year, most notably United States Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.), Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano, State Rep. George Darany and O'Reilly. 19th District Court Judge Mark Somers was on hand as well. Homecoming itself continued after the senior bash Friday morning and will …
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
The Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council hosted its annual Flag Day Ceremony Tuesday evening, properly laying hundreds of American flags to rest.
Black plumes of smoke billowed into the clear sky and the sound of gun shots echoed throughout the area as hundreds of American flags were quickly consumed by flames. Dearborn’s annual Flag Day ceremony, an event dedicated to the proper retirement of flags no longer fit for display, took place Tuesday evening. Hosted in Ford Field Park, the event drew around 50 members of the public in addition to dozens of veterans, Boy Scouts and representatives from the offices of U.S. Reps. John Dingell and John Conyers Jr. Ceremonial burning is the proper way to dispose of the stars and stripes, according to American Legion protocols. And disregarding this code is offensive, Dearborn Police Chief Ronald Haddad said at Tuesday's ceremony. “As an …
Monday, June 13, 2011
The adoption of the American flag will be commemorated by the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council.
Dearborn's annual Flag Day ceremony will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m., hosted by the Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council. The public ceremony will take place in Ford Field Park off of Cherry Hill. The annual event includes a ceremonial burning of tattered American flags, in keeping with American Legion protocols for the disposal of flags that are no longer fit for public display. Members of the public may drop off tattered flags for burning at the ceremony site beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. June 14, 2011, will mark the 234th anniversary of the adoption of the nation’s flag by the Continental Congress in the year 1777.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
It's tough work to help keep the Rouge River clean, but for one day a year, thousands of Michiganders make it their cause.
I grew up on the banks of the Rouge River in Dearborn. Though not close enough to see it from my backyard, I remember my mom telling me, on trips down to Ford Field, one very important thing to remember: Don’t go in it. Her fear was not of me being sucked away in a current or cutting my foot on a rock, but because the Rouge, in her opinion, was not clean enough for her daughter even to dip a toe into. And she wasn’t alone in that thinking. Not by a long shot. I’m not old enough to remember hearing the news that the Rouge caught on fire due to pollution, but I remember the stories of the three-eyed fish that lived there (never did catch one, though). And I remember the smell when you got close to it. Dirty. That about sums up Dearborn’s …