Thursday, January 3, 2013
The new director took over operations of the Dexter Senior Center in December.
With a new year comes a fresh face for members of the Dexter Senior Center. Katie Stirling of Dexter, was appointed as the center's new director on Dec. 3, replacing former director Kim Martini, who stepped down to move to Vancouver, British Columbia with her husband in 2012. Stirling, 22, is a graduate of Michigan State University, and has a bachelor's degree in health studies with a minor in sociology. "'I'm excited to be here," she said. "Dexter has a great center that was run well. I am definitely looking forward to bringing in new members, new ideas and fundraisers to grow our programs." Prior to her appointment, Stirling served as a home health intern assisting seniors with in-home care, and as an event coordinator for the Ann Arbor …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Kim Martini is heading to Vancouver, British Columbia, with her husband for a three-year job commitment.
There was no shortage of tears and stories at the Dexter Senior Center on Sunday during a farewell reception for center director Kim Martini. Martini has served the center's members since taking over in 2008, and is moving to Vancouver, British Columbia for her husband's job. "I'll miss the people the most," Martini said. "I believe I'm leaving the center in a better place overall than when I started." The Martini’s will retain ownership of their home in Webster Township, and plan on returning to the community after a three-year commitment. "Our daughter will graduate from Dexter High School in June, and our other daughter is a student at Michigan State University, so we'll be back," Martini said. Dexter Village Trustee Paul Cousins said …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
More than 100 seniors attended the annual post-Thanksgiving dinner at the Dexter Senior Center on Friday.
Lynn and Karen Herche made the short drive from their home in Pinckney to the Dexter Senior Center on Friday to join their friends at the 11th annual "Seniors Get Stuffed" post-Thanksgiving dinner. The Herches were two of more than 115 seniors who enjoy coming to the center every year for the free dinner. "It's very nice," Lynn Herche said. "The clubs do an excellent job putting this event together every year." Karen Herche said she and her husband are members of the senior center, and often come to town to shop and support the local businesses. In its 11th year, "Seniors Get Stuffed" is put together by several community organizations, including the Dexter Lions Club, Dexter High School National Honor Society, St. Andrews Church, Boy Scout…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The free meal is open to all seniors in the Dexter community.
Service groups throughout the community will come together to provide a hot Thanksgiving meal to Dexter seniors on Nov. 23 during the 11th annual "Seniors Get Stuffed" event. This year “Seniors Get Stuffed” will be held from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Dexter Senior Center. Doors will open at 11 a.m. Individuals who are 55 and older or who are disabled are invited to attend this event. Busch’s will be providing the turkeys and all the trimmings. Residents Mark MacPherson and Fred Model will be cooking the turkeys on site. The Dexter Lions Club, Boy Scout Troop 477, the Dexter High School Key Club and Leo’s Club, as well as St. Andrew’s Church and the United Methodist Women, will help out at the event. "Seniors Get Stuffed is intended for …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Bill and Ruth Koch have spent the last eight years volunteering with the Meals on Wheels program in Dexter.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Dexter resident Bill Koch enjoys working with people. That's why the retired carpenter and his wife Ruth have spent the past eight years volunteering alongside a small dedicated group of 15 volunteers who donate a few hours of their day to deliver more than 100 hot lunches to elderly residents as part of the Dexter Meals on Wheels program. "We joined up in 2004 after I retired. It seemed like a good thing to do while spending time with each other and helping out the community," he said. Every Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m., Bill and Ruth Koch start their day with breakfast at Panera Bread on Jackson Road before heading to the Dexter Senior Center to load up their SUV with meals to local seniors. The recipients’ situations vary. Around 80 …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Proceeds from the annual event will help fund senior center programs throughout the year.
The second annual ice cream social sponsored by the Dexter Senior Center will be held in Monument Park on Saturday. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and features craft booths, hay rides through the old portion of the village, live music, a bounce house for kids and build-your-own sundaes provided by Stucchi’s ice cream. "It's a great day of family fun for kids and adults," Jim Carson, president of the senior center’s board of directors said. This year the center has also added a miniature golf event on Central Street. Patrons can pay $3 for nine holes of golf that will be set up during the afternoon. "We're hoping we can attract more families to the park with the addition of some new games," Carson said. Though the social …