Thursday, May 10, 2012
Upload a photo of your mom and tell us why she's special – and you can win dinner or a gift certificate. But do it by noon today!
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Have you entered Patch's Mother's Day contest yet? If you want to show your mom how special she is and get the chance to win a prize, you'll need to enter our contest by noon Thursday. You just might win dinner at The Root Restaurant & Bar in White Lake – the Detroit Free Press' Restaurant of the Year – or a $50 gift card at Metals in Time in Royal Oak that we're giving away to moms who touch the lives of readers in our 29 Michigan Patch communities. All you have to do is upload a photo of your mom or mother figure and tell us why she's the best. But don't do it here! Visit our contest page to officially enter. Happy Mother's Day!
Monday, April 30, 2012
The Dearborn Community Tennis Association will start its fifth season of middle school programs on May 3.
The Dearborn Community Tennis Association kicked off its fifth year of tennis programs this month at Dearborn, Edsel Ford and Fordson high schools–and there's still time to join before the matches start on May 3. Boys and girls in grades 6, 7 and 8 from all seven Dearborn middle schools–including Divine Child and Sacred Heart–are eligible to participate in the eight-week program. The cost of the Middle School Tennis program is $60. DCTA Executive Director Steve Behmlander said he is very excited about this year’s program. “We have many success stories from the Middle School Tennis program illustrated by players participating in the program and immediately contributing to their high school JV and Varsity programs as ninth graders," he said…
Monday, April 23, 2012
Nominations must be received by April 27.
Who is the best teacher in all of Dearborn? Students, parents and community members have until April 27 to give their input. Nomination forms for the 2011-12 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Award, sponsored by the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce, are available through the district website at www.dearbornschools.org or the chamber website, www.dearbornchamber.org. Forms are also available at all Dearborn Public Schools, and the district Administration Office, 18700 Audette. Students can nominate new or veteran teachers whom they feel have made outstanding contributions to the teaching profession. Preschool through fifth-grade students are asked to describe how their teacher has created a classroom where learning is positive and fun. …
Monday, April 16, 2012
The application cutoff date for this year's parade is April 25.
Looking to take part in Dearborn's annual Memorial Day Parade? This year, the parade will take place Monday, May 28 along Michigan Avenue and in front of Dearborn City Hall. Applications from organizations wishing to participate in the parade must be submitted online to help increase the accuracy of information. The application deadline is April 25–no exceptions. The Dearborn Allied War Veterans Council and parade committee will review all new entries. Upon approval and receipt of the Hold Harmless Agreement, groups will receive a confirmation on the status of their application. Participation in the parade is not a guarantee for all applicants. Those interested in applying to be in the parade should go to the City of Dearborn's 2012 Parade…
Monday, April 9, 2012
Works by Ann Arbor artist Joseph Bergman will be available for viewing through April 13.
Meanings Optional–an art show of drawings, paper works and digital prints by Ann Arbor artist Joseph Bergman–closes April 13 at Dearborn's Padzieski Art Gallery after a monthlong run. The show has been brought to the gallery, which is located inside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, by the Dearborn Community Arts Council. According to a previous showing of similar works by Bergman at the Chelsea Center for the Arts, the artist "goes through a methodical process of accumulating images and materials, breaking them down and modifying the bits to be used, ordering the elements, and finally organizing, and resolving his compositions." Bergman has a formal arts education, as well as experience as an instructor of art. He received…
Monday, April 2, 2012
Friends of the Library-Dearborn will be hosting its spring clearance sale on Wednesday, April 4.
Are you a fan of books on tape? Then you won't want to miss the Friends of the Library-Dearborn's Spring Clearance Sale on Wednesday, April 4. The sale will be held 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Henry Ford Centennial Library. In addition to selling the regular array of books, CDs, VHS tapes and magazines, FOLD will be selling books on tape for a special price of four for $1. Both adult and children's titles will be available. Learn more at the Dearborn Public Library website.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Registration for job seekers and employers closes on April 3.
Monday, March 26, 2012
There's still time–but not much–to register for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes job fair for the region’s veterans and their spouses, which will take place on Wednesday, April 11, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn. Registration for job seekers and employers closes on April 3. Visit www.hoh.greatjob.net. The City of Dearborn is a sponsor of the free event, which includes the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce and many partners. More information is at Hiring Our Heroes – Dearborn/Detroit. The event is part of the U.S. Chamber’s 100-city “Hiring Our Heroes” initiative. To date, more than 85 fairs have connected 84,000 veterans with more than 4,300 different employers. More than 7,300 veterans have …