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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Tammy Luty invites you to thank your school's volunteers with a comment on this article.
To the editor: This week is a special week it is National Volunteer Week (April 21 – 27). It is great to live in a community with so many organizations that volunteer to make our community a great place to live. I know my family has benefited from enjoying the events and activities that many of these organizations provide to our community, so thank you. But I would like to recognize a special group this week. The PTA Presidents, PTA Board Members and parents that volunteer in our public schools in Farmington/Farmington Hills to enrich the lives of the students of our future. These parents give countless hours to their students and the students in our school and community to help them remember their education as an important part of their …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Anne Greenstein says the sale of demolished schools could have paid for repairs to other schools.
To the editor: It cost the (Farmington Public Schools) district $900,000 to demolish 4 schools, Woodale, Fairview, Flanders and William Grace, a few years ago. These schools might have been sold (and save the cost of demolishment), but the schools were never listed and no one was allowed to bid on these buildings. The proceeds from the sale of destroyed schools would have helped pay for repairs for other schools. The district cannot claim poverty when it willfully destroys its assets that it refuses to sell. Due to the school board’s poor fiduciary judgment, I feel the board is not entitled to ask the hard working taxpayers for more money. I would vote NO on the bond issue. Anne S. Greenstein Farmington Hills
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Observations and opinions about current events in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Please feel free to add your own in the discussion area.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Which of these designs do you like best? Tell us in comments.
Three Patch readers submitted entries for our PEEPS creation contest. Using the marshmallow candies, they made "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" and "Peeps on the Farm". Two of the Patch users have a chance to win a Prize Pack worth $25. It includes a PEEPS® Plush Chick Basket valued at $15 and an electronic gift card valued at $10 from PEEPS and COMPANY®. Use the comments section to vote once for your favorite Patch entry. The two with the most votes will each win a prize pack. Voting ends at 12 p.m. EST on March 30. Which of the three entries is your favorite? Vote once in the comments below for "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" or "Peeps on the Farm".
The Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner plans additional oil drilling and fracking town hall meetings.
I want to thank the voters of Oakland County for their support of my candidacy for Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner. My time serving as Oakland County Commissioner was an honor and the most rewarding experience of my life. I have had the opportunity to serve with so many dedicated public servants and community volunteers, at the county, region, state and national levels. We can be truly proud of the people who work for us and those who volunteer in so many important capacities. From the beginning, I focused my efforts on green building and sustainability, both as county policies and in public/private planning and economic development efforts. I have worked with dedicated public employees in these areas also, through the …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Win tickets to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Thursday in Southfield just by telling us about your first concert.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform Thursday, April 4, at the Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield, and Patch is giving you the chance to win free tickets. The DSO will perform Mozart’s “Jupiter” as part of its Neighborhood Concert Series. Bach’s Ricercare No. 2 and Britten’s Violin Concerto No. 1 also will be performed. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Congregation Shaarey Zedek is located at 27375 Bell Rd. in Southfield. How can you win two tickets to see the show? Simply leave a comment on this story telling us the first concert you attended. You must comment by 1 p.m. Monday, April 1, to be entered into a random drawing to receive two tickets to the show. Each ticket is worth $25. And the tickets will be available for you at…
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If you've got a creative streak and a passion for PEEPs, enter Patch's Easter PEEPs contest for a chance to win a prize package.
Editor's note: This contest is now closed. PEEPS, those famously delicious and delightful marshmallow candies, aren't just for eating anymore. These days, crafty PEEPs creations are all the rage. You can find them on display on Pinterest. And transformed into everything from the White House front lawn, to re-creations of children’s books, historical settings and other unusual situations. Think you can invent something fun with PEEPS? Now's the time to show us! Enter Patch's Easter PEEPs photo contest. Here's how: Read the complete contest rules here.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
From blood drives to mom-to-mom sales and more, this video tutorial will teach you how to post your very own Patch events.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Tag pics with #MIPatchSnow on Instagram, and they'll appear on Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch.
We want to see how much snow you have in your area, so why not tag your Instagram photos so they appear on Patch? Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch will pull all Instagram images tagged #MIPatchSnow into the nifty photo grid above. What are you doing with all this snow? Are you building a snowman? Sledding? Use the hashtag with any snow-related adventures you're putting on Instagram today. You can also post your photos directly on Patch by clicking the "Pics & Clips" tab at the top of the page.