Thursday, November 1, 2012
Patch chats with a City Beautiful commissioner to learn what it takes to win Dearborn's best and brightest holiday award.
For Dearborn's City Beautiful Commission, the Dearborn Aglow holiday award isn't just about how many inflatable Santas you can fit in your front yard, or if you're home is so bright it can be seen from space. It's about style, sophistication and pride in your home. City Beautiful Commissioner Debbie Clark–an eight-year commission member and previous winner of Dearborn Aglow–took Dearborn Patch on a tour of her neighborhood for the annual judging this week to give an inside look at the process of how homes are chosen, and what it takes to be given the coveted title of Hall of Famer. The Dearborn Aglow ceremony will be held in January at Dearborn City Hall. Think you have the best holiday display in Dearborn? Show it off with the Patch Deck …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
A new year's message to Dearborn residents.
Dearborn Chief of Police Ronald Haddad sends a message on behalf of the Dearborn Police Department for a happy, healthy 2012 for the city and its residents.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
A new year's message to Dearborn residents.
Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly sends a message for a happy, healthy 2012 for the city and its residents.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
ACCESS held their annual holiday gift-giving event at Salina Elementary on Thursday.
Thursday was the last day before the start of winter break at Dearborn Public Schools, but students at Salina Elementary were already getting in the spirit of the season before the final bell rang. For nearly as long as ACCESS has been in existence, the Dearborn nonprofit has made it their mission every December to bring Christmas to Salina Elementary. This year was no different, with nearly 800 students receiving a gift and a "ho ho ho" from Santa Claus in the school's gym. "It's my favorite event of the year," said ACCESS Executive Director Hassan Jaber. "It recharges me for the rest of the year." Amal Berry-Brown, vice president and National Arab & Chaldean Affairs manager at Comerica Bank, agreed. "The kids get so excited for it," she …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Baking cookies, visits to see Santa, family gatherings – share your holiday photos on Dearborn Patch!
This holiday season, share the love. Bring a coffee home from Starbucks for your babysitter. Help your neighbors put up Christmas lights like one Dearborn resident did. Go caroling down your street. Take a trip to Greenfield Village for Holiday Nights. And then, share your photos on Dearborn Patch! We want to see Dearborn get in the holiday spirit. Kids (and pets) with Santa, marathon present-wrapping sessions, gingerbread house creations–we want it all! So upload your photos here, and then tell us in the comments about your favorite holiday activities.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
An interactive map of the 2011 Dearborn Aglow holiday display winning homes.
If your Christmas tradition includes driving through neighborhoods to view homes decorated festively for the holidays, check there homes, selected by the Dearborn City Beautiful Commission for special recognition. The owners of these homes will be honored during a ceremony in January, but to catch their lights and cheerful displays you will need to see them before then. Our interactive map, courtesy of Mapquest, gives you an address-by-address guide to the city's best and brightest holiday displays. Which is your favorite?
Will Klieber decorated 15 houses for the holidays on his block of Highview Street on the west side of Dearborn.
Like many Dearborn residents this holiday season, Will Klieber has decorated his home with outdoor Christmas lights and displays. The difference with Klieber, however, is that he didn’t stop spreading illuminated holiday cheer at his own abode. Instead, Klieber–a resident of the 1500 block of Highview–went on to decorate 14 different houses on his street. During past holiday seasons, Klieber said he has done only a few of the homes belonging to his neighbors. However, Klieber said he always felt motivated to decorate more homes, and this year set out to do as many as he could. The majority of his work this holiday season was done on a volunteer basis, he said, and the decorations used are mostly his own. “It makes you feel good when you …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Join us every day until Christmas for a new way to give time and money locally. Today, we showcase the Dearborn Animal Shelter.
Name: Dearborn Animal Shelter Website: www.dearbornanimals.org What they're all about: Each year, the Dearborn Animal Shelter helps nearly 2,500 animals find warm, loving homes. It's an effort they've been working toward under the auspices of Friends For the Dearborn Animal Shelter since 1996, which is under contract with the city and works in conjunction with the Dearborn Police Department. The shelter takes in stray, unwanted or lost animals and helps find them homes, or reunite them with their owners. They mostly handle dogs and cats, but also rabbits, gerbils, pigs, turtles, or other creatures as need arises. Staff and volunteers at the shelter provide medical care, behavioral training and assessments, and lots of attention to the …
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Join us every day until Christmas for a new way to give time and money locally, starting with the Dearborn Rotary Club.
Name: Rotary Club of Dearborn Website: www.dearbornrotary.org What they're all about: The Rotary Club of Dearborn is a non-profit organization that is part of a much larger chain known as Rotary International. There are 1.2 million members in a total of 33,000 rotary clubs worldwide. Rotary’s mission is to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards, and help build good will and peace in the world. The Rotary Club is the world’s largest service organization. The Dearborn Rotary Club has been around since 1923 and has 75 active members. It is part of District 6400, which includes Dearborn and the greater Detroit area. The club meets weekly every Thursday to discuss ways to raise money for local scholarship funds as well …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Get out the lights and holly. Your decorating could net you $500 and a lot more for the school district.
Patch.com is launching a nationwide contest to find the best dressed home in its Patch communities, and the winner’s school district will receive $100,000. Here’s how the contest works: Beginning today and continuing through Dec. 26, you can nominate your home by uploading a photo to the contest entry form on the site. During that same time period, you and your neighbors also will be able to vote for your favorite festive home. The winning entry will be forwarded to a national Patch judge who will select 24 finalists. Each finalist will receive $500 that they can apply to their December electric bill. From Dec. 30 through Jan. 8, you will be able to vote on the 24 finalists to determine the Best Decked House in all of Patch. The grand …