Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Bands and music performers can fill out an online application on the Dexter Daze website for consideration.
The Dexter Daze festival committee is seeking talented musicians to perform at the 2013 summer festival on Aug. 9-10. Musicians can apply by filling out an online application at www.dexterdaze.org and clicking on the "apply to perform at Dexter Daze" link. "We're encouraging different performers to apply," festival chairman Thomas Paup said. "It's not just a music festival." Performers should include a link to their website, Facebook page, and Youtube videos. Paup said the Dexter Daze committee is also looking for feedback from last year to incorporate into this year's festivities. "In order to make Dexter Daze a truly successful community event, we need your feedback. What did you like about the food, entertainment and events last year? …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The 1.4-acre park includes an amphitheater, boardwalk, and boat launches.
Four years of planning and patience paid off for the Village of Dexter on Saturday. Mill Creek Park, a 1.4-acre public park located in the heart of the downtown business district, officially opened to the public during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Dexter Daze. "This has been a shared vision that started more than four years ago," village president Shawn Keough said. "The community really came together to create this beautiful park. I want to thank our Parks Commission, the Planning Commission, our tree board, our Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee, village council, and the village staff that has helped implement this project. "It has been a fun partnership when you think back to all the entities that have gotten involved." The project cost…
The Union Base Ball Club of Dexter closed its first season with a Civil War-era game against Chelsea on Saturday.
Dexter Daze visitors got a rare glimpse of 1860s-style baseball on Saturday, when the Union Base Ball Club of Dexter took on the Chelsea Monitors in a head-to-head matchup at Gordon Hall. Dexter ended its inaugural season, joining 25 other teams from across Michigan who have resurrected actual clubs from the mid-19th century.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
The 40th annual Dexter Daze festival continues Saturday, with games, entertainment, and live music.
The 40th annual Dexter Daze festival continues in downtown Dexter this weekend. Patch was on hand Saturday to cover the parade. Dexter Daze continues throughout the afternoon and evening; for more information, see the preview article.
Friday, August 10, 2012
Here's a look at some events going on around the Dexter area today.
The daily 5 has the weather forecast, gas prices, and some suggestions on how to spend your day. 1. The weather The National Weather Service predicts showers and possibly a thunderstorm today, with a high near 71 degrees. Friday night showers are likely, with a low around 57 degrees. 2. 40th annual Dexter Daze Festival The Dexter Daze Festival opens today in the village. Games, food, and entertainment abound starting at 11 a.m. at Monument Park. For a complete schedule of events, check out Patch's Dexter Daze coverage. 3. Dexter Historical Society Quilt Show The Dexter Area Historical Society is pleased to present another quiilt show and antique /yard sale. Both will be held during Dexter Daze, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Here is a look at the activities planned for the 40th annual Dexter Daze Festival on Aug. 10-11.
The Village of Dexter will transform into a community party this weekend as Dexter Daze 2012 takes over Main Street. Organized by local businesses and artisans, the festival starts Friday, Aug. 10, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 11. The festival will feature food, games, tours of Gordon Hall, artist booths, and live music. Here is a look at the weekend events: For more information, visit www.dexterdaze.org.
Activities include a parade, live musical entertainment, vintage baseball games, and plenty of food.
Dexter residents from all walks of life are gearing up for a weekend of fun wholesome entertainment, as the community's 40th annual Dexter Daze Festival kicks off on Friday. "It's a big party," Laurie Kokmeyer said. “Every time you go there - especially at the social tents - you get to see people from all different generations. You run into old friends and neighbors who have moved away, or haven't attended the festival for a few years. We like to think of it as a reunion." This year's festival includes includes a parade, live bands, more than 100 artists and artisan booths, a chicken barbecue, a social tent, kids games, and a special vintage baseball game featuring the Union Base Ball Club of Dexter. The team will play at 1 p.m. Saturday …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Committee members will serve breakfast at Dexter residents Paul and Pat Cousins' home to raise money for public art on Friday.
Before heading out to the 40th annual Dexter Daze Festival this weekend, visitors can fill up on a homemade breakfast, courtesy of resident Paul Cousins, while supporting a worthwhile initiative. Members of the village's Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee will host the second "Yellow Door" fundraiser from 8-11 a.m. Friday at Cousins' home, located at 7648 Forest St. The community breakfast includes a choice of three entrees, including creamed leeks and a poached egg over toast points with smoked trout, blueberry mascarpone stuffed pancakes, and a roasted potato and vegetable frittata. A minimum donation of $10 is requested. Members of the Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee will help prepare and serve the food. "The whole idea is to show …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Elaine Owsley and Nancy McLeod have been tapped to serve as parade marshals for the festival's opening ceremonies.
The annual Dexter Daze festival is going back to its roots, literally. In honor of the festival's 40th anniversary, co-founders Nancy McLeod and Elaine Owsley will serve as grand marshals in this year’s parade, set for 10 a.m. Aug. 11. "I'm just tickled that we will be leading the parade," Owsley said. "I've been practicing my wave." “I can’t believe anyone remembers us after 40 years,” McLeod aded. What started out as a sidewalk sale years ago has evolved into a full-blown festival that attracts thousands of people to downtown Dexter. This year's event features games, an assortment of live entertainment, and artisan booths showcasing local businesses. The origins of Dexter Daze date back about 45 years, when McLeod’s family owned the …
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tickets for the annual Kiwanis raffle can be purchased at local businesses throughout the Village of Dexter.
The wildly popular Dexter Kiwanis Club $10,000 grand prize raffle will return for the 40th annual Dexter Daze Festival, set for Aug. 10-11. As in years past, the raffle will take place at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 in downtown Dexter, and the odds of walking away with cash in hand are pretty high for those that hold a coveted ticket. "I would say your odds (of winning) are better than playing the lottery," Kiwanis member Joe Medrano said. Medrano is optimistic about this year's ticket sales, which raise the bulk of the club's money to fund student scholarships, and community service projects. "We've given away more than $300,000 over the years to a lot of excited people," he said. The club only prints 3,000 tickets, which sell for $10 each or five for…