Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Organizers say parents will learn more about the benefits of scouting, while boys play with a Pinewood Derby set-up.
Each fall, every Farmington-area elementary school hosts a night for families to learn the benefits of Cub Scouting. This year, those who couldn't make their local event have a second chance to sign up at the first-ever district-wide "Join Scouts Night", held 7 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church of Farmington. Organizer Connie Knie said parents will hear more about the benefits of Scouting, while the boys have some fun learning about the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. "We will have a representative from each Pack at a table," she said, so parents can meet the leaders from their home school. Knie's three sons, now grown, were all Scouts, and her daughter is now active in Venture Crew 179, a Boy Scouts of America program for any young …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Meet with Patch today at Mentobe Cafe in downtown Farmington.
This morning, Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch staff will spend time at Mentobe Cafe in downtown Farmington, and you're invited to stop by. Here's what else you should know today: While there's a chance of rain today before 7 a.m., the clouds should clear out and leave us with a sunny day. The National Weather Service predicts a high around 70 and a low tonight in the upper 40s. Stop by the downtown Farmington coffee shop this morning between 10 a.m. and noon to meet with local editor Joni Hubred-Golden and account manager Catherine Grace. We can show you how to get started blogging, share your events and announcements or claim your business listing (it's all free)! Learn more about Boy Scout Troop 179 today, 7:15 p.m., at First …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Troop 263 marks a half-century of partnership among leaders, parents and Scouts.
Tim Schafer became a Boy Scout in 1961 and only by chance became a member of Troop 263. On Saturday, he and other Scouts, parents and leaders celebrated the troop's 50th anniversary with a dinner and program at St. Fabian Catholic Church. The troop is sponsored by Antioch Lutheran Church. Schafer said the troop came into being when another formed in the area got too big. "Because of geography, I wound up going with 263, and I'm glad I did," Schafer said. He and others who spoke during Saturday's anniversary party attribute the troop's longevity and success to Scouts, leaders and parents working together. Scoutmaster Rick Medlen, who started in Scouting more than 40 years ago, has led the troop for 17 years. "It's something I've always …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The civic organization distributes more than $20,000 Wednesday.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Farmington-Farmington Hills Exemplar Club presented checks to 21 local organizations, distributing more than $20,000 Wednesday at John Cowley & Sons in Farmington. The club's director of community relations, Richard Lerner, emceed the noon meeting, with Nancy Cook and club president Steve Joppich presenting the over-sized checks. In keeping with its motto, “Give back. Be Xemplar”, the organization raises funds during the year for local distribution. Their largest annual event is the Jon Grant Signature Classic, a golf tournament held in June. Groups receiving funds were: Boy Scouts Ottawa District The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in…