Monday, March 12, 2012
Mill Creek Middle School partners with the University of Michigan's Dance Marathon program for C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
Donning black T-shirts and smiles, 180 students from Mill Creek Middle School in Dexter donated their Friday evening to help raise money for children with disabilities across Michigan. The students were part of Mill Creek's seventh annual dance marathon, which literally requires participants be on their feet for three hours raising awareness for pediatric therapy services at C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor and Beaumont Hospital in Detroit. The fundraiser is organized by Mill Creek teacher Val Berryman's Community Service and Leadership class in conjunction with the University of Michigan's Dance Marathon committee. Students who attend the event have to raise at least $25 in pledges, Berryman said. "Some students raise the money …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Dr. Neil Alexander, professor of geriatric medicine at the University of Michigan, will speak on March 14 in Dexter.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Cedars of Dexter will present an afternoon health presentation for seniors on March 14. Dr. Neil Alexander, professor of geriatric medicine, will discuss maintaining balance and avoiding falls for seniors from 3-4:30 p.m. at The Cedars' clubhouse, 411 Cedars Lane. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session with Alexander. Alexander is director of the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Health Care System Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center and also serves as director of the U-M Mobility Research Center. The Mobility Research Center focuses on mobility in older adults, including the assessment of, and interventions to: rise from a chair, from a bed and from the floor; maintain upright stance and avoid falls; …
Sunday, February 19, 2012
With schools closed Monday, we have your plans covered for plenty of family entertainment.
Presidents' Day is Monday. Dexter schools are closed and kids will be looking for something fun to do. If this is the case for your family, enjoy the extra day to sleep in! Also, use the holiday weekend to spend some extra time with the family. If you don’t know what plans to make, we’re here to help. See our picks for family-friendly activities for Sunday and Monday. Sunday The Ark in Ann Arbor presents its 25th annual Storytelling Festival. The event includes a family concert on Sunday at 1 p.m. This year’s line-up includes headliner, Willy Claflin, Hungarian storyteller, Zalke Csenge Virag, Allison Downey, a versatile singer-songwriter, and local teller Lyn Davidge. Tickets are $10. Visit www.annarborstorytelling.org for more …
Monday, February 13, 2012
The annual event was held on Feb. 4 and featured speakers from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.
Monday, February 13, 2012
On Feb. 3 more than 370 people throughout Washtenaw County attended the fourth annual Super Bowl Breakfast hosted by Dexter United Methodist Church (DUMC) and Athletes in Action in Dexter. The event featured a meal catered by local chef Frank Schramm, as well as presentations by Michigan State University Coach Jake Boss, Jr. and University of Michigan Coach Rich Maloney. "The disciplined and focused mentality every serious athlete cultivates applies to almost every aspect of life, including work, marriage, and even one’s spiritual life," according to a press release from the DUMC Men's Group. "Although this may seem like a commonplace, athletic programs — from high school varsities through college sports — tend to fall back on the lure of …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Dexter seniors will play for collegiate teams in the Midwest beginning fall 2012.
Excitement filled the air at Dexter High School on Wednesday as 10 student athletes participated in National Signing Day activities. National Signing Day is the day that high schools seniors across the country officially plight their troth to a college sports program. Dreadnaughts Edward Reny (Wayne State University), Tucker Whitley (Siena Heights University), Charlie Sleder (Hope College) and Mike Mioduszewski (Eastern Michigan University) were recruited for the collegiate football program. Claire Tewksbury (University of Michigan) and Micaela Conter (Central Michigan University) were recruited for collegiate track teams. Drew Barnes (Alma College) has been recruited for the wrestling program beginning fall 2012. Caitlin Greeley (Robert …
Friday, January 27, 2012
Obama says colleges must be held accountable for increased tuition.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that Mark Bernstein is a candidate for U of M regent. ANN ARBOR — Following a whirlwind three-day tour across the country, President Obama told students at the University of Michigan on Friday that he will work with Congress and local colleges to keep higher education costs down. Addressing a packed house of 4,000 students and supporters at U-M's Al Glick Fieldhouse, Obama unveiled a Race to the Top initiative for colleges across the United States. "I don’t want to be in a country where we only are looking at success for a small group of people. We want a country where everybody has a chance," Obama said. Obama's plan proposes tying federal student aid to universities' tuition rates and…
Michigan and Michigan State University baseball coaches will headline this year's event.
College sports fans will get a rare opportunity to exchange stories with rivals from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University's baseball teams in Dexter on Feb. 4. Coaches and team members will headline the Dexter United Methodist Church’s fourth annual Super Bowl Breakfast. The free event is presented by both the church and the nonprofit group, Athletes in Action. Aptly titled "Rivals Unite," the event will feature several guest speakers including MSU baseball coach Jake Boss, Jr. and U-M baseball coach Rich Maloney. Event organizer and DUMC member Jerry Mader said he is looking forward to the breakfast. “We (DUMC) have a lot of Michigan State people here," said Mader, who played for U-M in the 1965 Rose Bowl. Maloney and …