Thursday, February 21, 2013
Shane Griffin of Ypsilanti won a two-year lease on a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu from the Dexter auto dealership.
On Feb. 16, starting at 10 a.m., 31 contestants placed their lips on two cars in an auto showroom in Dexter as part of a "Kiss The Car" contest sponsored by the LaFontaine Automotive Group and 102.9 W4 Country. Fifty hours later Shane Griffin of Ypsilanti outlasted his opponents and walked away the proud owner of a new 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. "It's exciting. This is the only substantial prize I've ever won," he said. Griffin, who signed the two-year lease on the car Wednesday, said the contest was challenging both mentally and physically. "I was ready to quit the first day, but I called my brother and he told me that I couldn't quit because all of Ypsilanti was watching and rooting for me," he said. According to the contest rules, …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Donations of dog and cat food, toys, and gift cards will be collected through February for home-bound seniors.
DEXTER, Mich. — Home-bound seniors with pets who receive mobile meals will receive help for their pets as part of a local initiative organized by LaFontaine Chevrolet. Throughout February, the Dexter auto dealership is partnering with the Livingston County Senior Nutrition Program and Chef Wheelie's Pet Meals on Wheels program to collect food for dogs and cats living with area seniors. "Pets play an important role in the lives of aging community members. Often times, senior citizens are unable to care for their pets due to financial strain in the lives or mobility issues," Lafontaine said in a press release. "We have found that when food is delivered to recipients of the Meals on Wheels program, if their pet has not eaten, they will feed …
Friday, January 25, 2013
Lafontaine's third annual "Kiss the Car" challenge in Dexter will take place on Feb. 16.
Dexter area residents looking to trade in their old clunker for a brand new car can pucker up and head over to Lafontaine Chevrolet for the company's third annual "Kiss the Car" contest on Feb. 16. Starting at 10 a.m., participants will place their lips on one of two cars in the showroom at LaFontaine Chevrolet. The last person standing, or in this case kissing, will be declared the grand prize winner of a two-year lease on a brand new car. According to Jason Stum, digital marketing manager for LaFontaine, last year's event lasted more than 45 hours. To help keep things lively, Brian "Bubba" Cowen, host of Breakfast with Bubba on W4 Country, will be broadcasting live from the event for the duration of the contest. In order to participate, …
Monday, January 21, 2013
The following information was supplied by the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department. Arrests do not indicate a conviction.
The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office is investigating the theft of a tire from a vehicle at Lafontaine Chevrolet in the village of Dexter. According to police reports, the theft occurred between Jan. 8 and Jan. 9 during the evening, after the dealership closed. Sgt. Keith Flores said there are currently no suspects. Larceny from a vehicle On Jan. 12, deputies responded to the 400 block of Cambridge Club in the village of Dexter for a theft complaint. According to police records, sometime after 3 a.m., a suspect or suspects entered the victim's unlocked vehicle and stole the victim's wallet and GPS. The case is closed pending further investigative leads. Burglary Washtenaw County deputies are investigating the burglary of a residence in …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The Dexter auto dealership is giving away a pair of Lady Gaga tickets for Feb. 16 at the Palace or a $500 Visa gift card on Jan. 2.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The LaFontaine Chevrolet dealership in Dexter is kicking-off 2013 with a Red Cross blood drive on Jan. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Staff at the dealership urge everyone to give blood to help replenish the Red Cross blood bank. Anyone who donates will be entered to win a pair of Lady Gaga tickets or a $500 VISA gift card. You can schedule your donation appointment ahead of time by visiting http://www.fmlydl.com/ChevyBloodDrive.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Test drive a vehicle on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Chevrolet will donate $10 to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
LaFontaine Chevrolet in Dexter is hosting a "Ride & Drive" event to support the American Cancer Society and the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign. During the event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 6, Chevrolet will donate $10 to the campaign for each person who takes a test drive in any of the dealership's vehicles. Lafontaine employees will hand out free informational bags from the University of Michigan Cancer Center to those who attend the test drive. For more information, call LaFontaine Chevrolet at 734-426-4677.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Dexter resident Wendy Martin talks about her family's experience with insurance companies, contractors and help from unlikely allies following the March 15 tornado.
For the past two months, Dexter resident Wendy Martin, like so many other residents, has been displaced, staying at a temporary home in Dexter Township until repairs can be made on her property. Martin's house, located in the Huron Farms subdivision in the Village of Dexter was virtually destroyed when an F3 tornado tore through the community on March 15. "We have a long way to go. Right now we just have a pile of dirt where our house was," Martin said. Martin still vividly recalls that warm spring afternoon when tornado sirens violently sounded through the community. "I grabbed the kids and ran inside," Martin told NBC Nightly News during an interview. "When I saw the swing set go by (outside), I took the kids and we hunkered down in the …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Families in Dexter and Dexter Township affected by the March 15 tornado will receive a letter and application in the mail.
What started off as a gesture of good faith from a few local businesses has spiraled into a massive financial relief campaign for residents of Dexter. Through the cooperation of area service clubs, athletes, residents and businesses, the Dexter Relief Fund is set to break the $90,000 mark this week. "Thanks to the generosity and support pouring in, we've received more than $83,000 to the Dexter Relief Fund so far to benefit those affected by the Dexter tornado. What's even more amazing is that we aren't done yet," Jason Stum of LaFontaine Chevrolet said. "We'll keep going until they tell us the need has been met." Stum said since LaFontaine and Chelsea State Bank established the fund on March 16, donations from surrounding communities has …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Residents affected by the Dexter tornado are asked to pick up food, water and clothing at the local intermediate school.
Donors wishing to contribute to the tornado relief effort are being asked to drop off donations at Creekside School, located at 2615 Baker Road. The new clearing house location, which will be managed by the Red Cross, officially opens at 7 a.m. Sunday, but volunteers are already at the school collecting donations. Tornado victims are being asked go to Creekside Intermediate school for supplies, such as clothing, food and water. The American Red Cross is closing its shelter at Mill Creek Middle School at 6 p.m. Saturday. Dexter Village Manager Donna Dettling said the American Red Cross found that the shelter at Mill Creek Middle School was not being used very much. At the same time, she said, the outpouring of donations has been tremendous…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Busch's Fresh Food Market, LaFontaine Chevrolet join the American Red Cross in raising funds for those affected by Thursday's tornado.
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Friday, March 16, 2012
Dexter residents affected by Thursday’s tornado are getting a helping hand from the local business community. Busch’s Fresh Food Market, which has a location just outside a subdivision on Wilson Street that sustained heavy damage from the tornado, was providing free hot dogs, snacks and refreshments Friday to anyone who stopped by the store. Additionally, the location is storing refrigerated items in its facilities for those who lost power. Marla Booth, the chain’s vice president of marketing, said the store’s 15 locations also are lending support, allowing shoppers to “round up” their purchase to the nearest dollar to benefit those affected by the storm. About $2,100 had been raised by Friday afternoon, Booth said. LaFontaine Chevrolet …