Thursday, November 8, 2012
No ta preparation experience is needed.
The Dearborn Senior Citizens Division is looking for volunteers to help Dearborn seniors and low-income residents prepare their federal and Michigan income tax form in early 2013. A week of training is provided in January to volunteers, who did not need experience in tax preparation. Computer experience is helpful. The training is located at the Dearborn Senior Center, inside the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, located at 15801 Michigan Ave. This long running program is called Tax-Aide and is a no-cost, volunteer consulting service sponsored by the American Association for Retired People. To sign up as a volunteer, call Dan at 313-673-3453 before January.
Monday, May 14, 2012
The annual Dearborn Relay for Life took place May 12-13 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
They came, they relayed, they watched city leaders take a pie to the face–all in the name of finding a cure for cancer. Dearborn's Relay for Life event took place from 10 a.m. May 12-10 a.m. May 13 outside of the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The 24-hour walk, which is held each year to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, included several events for survivors and their loved ones, a luminaria ceremony, and some unique fundraisers new for 2012. One of the most popular was "Four Pies and a Poncho," unique event hosted by Team Dearborn that pitted city leaders against each other in a fundraising battle. The "winner"–Dearborn Public Schools Supt. Brian Whiston–received the poncho. The other four contestants–Dearborn Mayor…
Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Long Elementary Jr. Pro Basketball program, run entirely by volunteer parents, has been going strong for seven years.
Every parent searches for ways to entertain their kids in the winter. When sledding and snowmen wear out their welcome–or, as with this year, there’s no snow at all–where do families turn? Seven years ago, one mom decided to take matters into her own hands, forming Long Elementary’s Jr. Pro Basketball. “The program was started … by a mother who made a promise to her son to start a league at his school,” explained mom and committee member Lisa LePage. These days, the program is still running strong, and is the only elementary school-based basketball league in Dearborn. Completely volunteer-run, dad and committee member Chris Coleman explained that the program is all about fun. “The whole concept is teaching kids to have fun, exercise and …