Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Next week, Dexter Patch will have a brand new design and a whole new way to connect.
Hi, everyone! I have some exciting news to share about Patch – we’re getting a whole new look! It’s coming in a couple weeks and it’s going to make Dexter Patch easier to use, and a better place to connect and share. The best part? You’ll be able to see it all on your mobile phone! Here’s what you need to know: Our site is being rebuilt from the ground up! The news will look better and be easier to comment on. And, you’ll find more local voices to keep you in the loop with the latest know-how and opinion. We’re adding Boards to make it easier for you to connect with each other, debate an issue, or announce your garage sale, graduation, or find a lost pet. More to say? It will be easier to start your own blog, too. You’ll soon be able …
Hands of Light in Action is planning to travel to Moore, Okla. Thursday to help those affected by the massive tornado that hit the area earlier this week.
More than one-year after a tornado struck the Dexter area, residents are chipping in to help another tornado struck town - this time in Oklahoma. Nancy Malone with Hands of Light in Action said she and others in the group are busy gathering supplies. Together they will travel to Oklahoma Thursday to help out however they can. Dozens of people – including children – were killed when a massive tornado ripped through the town of Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, on Monday according to the Associated Press. "We are heading down Thursday," Malone said in an email to Patch. "Steve De Wolfe of Excavators Inc has donated a 22 x 8 trailer and several Dexter residents are working on gathering supplies." Malone said a number of items are …
In need of a new home, or just browsing? Check out this home for sale in Dexter.
Each week, Dexter Patch will feature a different home to give readers an idea of what the local housing market has to offer. Today, check out this three-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 7229 Quackenbush in Dexter listed for $239,00. Find the full listing here. Are you a real estate agent with homes for sale? Email email@example.com and we'll try to feature yours next week. >>Sign up for the Dexter Patch newsletter here.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Henry Ford board members voted against the multi-billion-dollar deal Tuesday afternoon.
The Beaumont and Henry Ford health systems merger has been called off after "different perspectives" emerged about the $6.4-billion deal. Henry Ford board of trustees' decision Tuesday followed six months of due diligence discussions involving hundreds of Beaumont and Henry Ford team members, according to Beaumont. “We have benefited greatly from our merger discussions and have great respect for our colleagues at Henry Ford,” said Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System. “However, we found through our discussions that we are not aligned on how to achieve our vision for a model health system due to differences in our structures and business models.” In a letter to employees, Henry Ford CEO Nancy Schlichting wrote the …
Henry Ford ends discussions with Beaumont.
Beaumont Health System and Henry Ford Health System have ended discussions of a proposed merger to combine their operations into a new health system. “We have benefitted greatly from our merger discussions and have great respect for our colleagues at Henry Ford,” says Gene Michalski, president and CEO, Beaumont Health System. “However, we found through our discussions that we are not aligned on how to achieve our vision for a model health system due to differences in our structures and business models.” Today’s announcement followed six months of due diligence discussions involving hundreds of Beaumont and Henry Ford team members. “We are very grateful to our board members, physicians, nurses, leaders and other professionals who worked …
The Dexter Devils will compete in the Division 1 final match against Grandville on Saturday.
American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan shares ways local residents can support those affected by the disaster.
Dozens of people – including children – were killed when a massive tornado Monday afternoon ripped through the town of Moore, Okla., a suburb of Oklahoma City, according to the Associated Press. As search-and-rescue crews continue to dig through the rubble, many people are wondering what they can do to help those affected by the disaster. John Mozena, spokesperson for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan, said the organization should know more later today about exactly how much help is needed. "We're still in the assessment phase of what's going on in Oklahoma with our disaster assessment professionals," he said. "You see the photos of the devastation and it's just horrific, and the people in the town have lost everything." …
The parade starts at 10 a.m. at Inverness and proceeds down Ann Arbor and will end on Alpine.
Emily Kreger, a Wyandotte native, is always looking for her next big challenge. But, why? Sponsored by Post Grape-Nuts.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. Emily Kreger, a Grosse Pointe Park resident and Wyandotte native, says she's never been good at doing just one thing. For instance, just to name a few, Kreger has trained with the U.S. National Rowing team, ran the Boston marathon, practiced medicine in South Africa, graduated from Yale University and notably, swam the last leg of the English Channel on a relay team to raise money for Lou Gehrig's Disease. Here, Kreger shares her zest and motivation for life, and her advice for approaching goals, no matter how …
Monday, May 20, 2013
Storms are expected to roll through Dexter this afternoon and through the evening.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for portions of southeast Michigan, including Dexter. According to the alert, there is a risk of severe storms this afternoon and through the evening. "Damaging wind gusts over 60 mph and 1-inch hail will be the primary threats, although an isolated tornado will be possible as well," the alert states. Heavy rainfall is also expected with the storms. The severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Monday.