Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Farmington Rotary Club will keep drawing tonight until the lucky card is found. And then the fun starts all over again Feb. 7.
Even though a Farmington Rotary Queen of Hearts jackpot winner picked up a check several weeks ago, big money is still at stake as the club wraps up its year-long fundraiser Thursday at John Cowley & Sons in downtown Farmington. Continuous drawings will be held starting at 9 p.m., until the queen is found. Tickets are $1 each and go on sale at 7 p.m., on the second floor of the downtown Farmington restaurant. Going into the drawing, the jackpot sits at around $600. The fundraiser works like this: A ticket is drawn, and the ticket holder chooses an envelope that contains a playing card. The person who draws the queen of hearts wins 60 percent of the funds collected; winners do not have to be present. Those who don't pick the queen receive…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
We're changing up our daily reminders about what's going on in our community.
Today, we're launching a new week-day guide that we hope will help make life ridiculously easy for you and your neighbors. "First Thing" freshens up our "5 Things You Should Know Today" series with photos and videos. Below, you'll find links to today's events, along with information about events happening later this week that require advance registration. During the week, we'll feature brief interviews with local folks, historical photos and a "mystery photo", similar to the ones we publish on Sundays. Please let us know what you think about "First Thing Farmington-Farmington Hills" in the comments below, or by sending an email to editor Joni Hubred-Golden, email@example.com. Find more events on our calendar.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
New voter identification cards are coming your way, whether you live in Farmington or Farmington Hills.
Chances are, at least one legislative district in which you live this year has changed, as a result of the 2010 Census. Next month, you'll receive a new piece of identification to reflect those changes. Here's what else you should know: The sun will be out today, as the temperature creeps into the lower 60s, but expect rain tonight. The National Weather Service predicts a 90 percent chance of showers overnight, with a low around 48. By the end of June, residents in Farmington and Farmington Hills will receive new cards in the mail. The documents will reflect changes to U.S. House, State Senate and County Commission districts made following the 2010 Census. Both communities remain in the 37th State House district. Questions? Call your …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Congressman Gary Peters hosts a town hall tonight at the Farmington Community Library Main Library in Farmington Hills.
It's a busy and rainy Tuesday in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Be sure to check our Events calendar for a full list of activities, but here are a few highlights: The temperature is expected to shoot up into the 80s today, but the National Weather Service is also predicting thunderstorms, mostly after 1 p.m. Storms are expected to continue through tonight, with the temperature dipping to around 64. The Farmington Musicale offers its final musical program of the season at 1 p.m. today, with the theme "Enchantment, Magic and Fantasy". Held at First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, this event is free and open to the public. Meet with U.S. Rep. Gary Peters (D-9th Congressional) at the Farmington Community Library Main Library today at 6:…
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Churches in Farmington and Farmington Hills hold solemn observances today in preparation for Easter.
As we head into the weekend, Christians and Jews prepare for major holidays, and some of the related events are on our calendar. Here's what else you should know today: It'll be a cool and sunny day, with a high around 49 and a freeze warning in effect tonight. The National Weather Service predicts a low of 29 and winds gusting above 20 miles per hour today and tonight. A number of Christian churches in Farmington and Farmington Hills are holding services today to commemorate the "Last Supper", a Passover meal Jesus shared with his disciples the night before his crucifixion. This year, Passover, a Jewish holiday that commemorates the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt, begins at sundown on Friday. Find a list of …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Farmington area civic club activities are on today's list.
Rain will be falling today before 10 a.m., with showers moving out as the day wears on. The National Weather Service predicts a high around 54, with winds gusting up to 30 miles per hour. The temperature is expected to drop into the mid-20s tonight. Four Block Empire performs at 7:30 p.m. today, with original music and covers from artists like Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Porcupine Tree, Jimi Hendrix, The Grateful Dead and other groups that have influenced this four-piece band. You can "Like" them on Facebook. Tickets are just $1 to get into this weekly drawing, held after 9 p.m. today at John Cowley & Sons in downtown Farmington. Tickets can be bought at the bar any time, from Farmington Rotary club members, and at the pub on the night …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Learn what good you can do with the Jaycees and Farmington Rotary Club.
A traditional Valentine's Day might include a fancy dinner, flowers, candy and other romantic gestures. But if you're looking for activities that take you off the beaten path, Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch is bringing you a week's worth of options to help you plan a creative celebration. Today's suggestion is: When someone says the word "romance", you probably don't think about community service. But getting involved with a civic organization – and doing it together – is a great way to show you care about your sweetie and your community. As it happens, you have the opportunity on Feb. 14 to learn more about three local groups:
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Rick Jones receives the organization's Vocational Service Award.
Farmington Rotary club members and Farmington school officials came together Tuesday at Orchard United Methodist Church in Farmington Hills, to honor a man who helped give thousands of students a foundation for their careers. Retired North Farmington High principal Rick Jones was chosen to receive the club's Vocational Service Award, Rotarian Lynn Morgan said, because he embodies the club's values. Rotary encourages and fosters service, high ethical standards, and "the dignifying of each Rotarian's profession as an opportunity for service," he said. Jones' humanitarian work in Mali, one of the world's poorest countries, and working with students at North and in Danbury, CT to build a school in the Sudan through Save the Children …