Monday, May 6, 2013
Tom Neal says his satisfaction comes from seeing those he has mentored go on to do great things.
From teaching youngsters the importance of community service to raising produce for a local food pantry, Tom Neal devotes countless hours to volunteering in the Farmington area and beyond. A resident of Farmington Hills since 1986, Neal's commitment to community earned him this year's George Romney Volunteer of the Year award, presented by the City of Farmington Hills Commission on Children, Youth and Families. Among other groups, he volunteers with the Farmington/Farmington Hills Optimist Club, First Presbyterian Church of Farmington, the Presbytery of Detroit, Rebuilding Together Oakland and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Neal likes to get things started, lighting a fire in others and then watching how the positive energy spreads. …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Looking for something to do this weekend? Check the Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch calendar.
If you're already feeling a little "cabin fever", the Farmington Family YMCA offers a celebration this weekend that's sure to raise your spirits. Read more about the Y's Winter Blast and other Farmington area weekend activities by flipping through the photos above, then clicking on the links below for complete information. Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening this weekend. If your event isn't listed, feel free to add it.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Downtown Farmington merchants will host their annual trick-or-treat event on Oct. 27.
Looking for Halloween fun in Farmington and Farmington Hills? We've compiled a list of local events happening over the next few weeks: Halloween Late Skate BonaVenture Skating Center, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Admission includes pizza, pop, games and prizes. There will be a costume contest. For more information and ticket prices, visit bonaventureskate.com. Halloween Story Time, Main Library, Oct. 24, 7 p.m. Dress in costume if you like for this evening of songs, rhymes and activities. Registration is required at farmlib.org or call 248-848-4315 for more information. "TRUNK or TREAT" Fundraiser for John Paul Secondary School in Uganda, St. Fabian Catholic Church, Oct. 26, 6 p.m. Decorate your vehicle and come dressed up (no scary costumes, …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The 5K Fun Run and Walk drew families and individuals touched by the tragic April 16 attack in the Cipriano family's home. Tell us, why did you run?
Nearly 2,200 participants lined up at the Farmington YMCA on Farmington Road Friday evening, to run and walk in support of a Farmington Hills family devastated by an April 16 attack in their home. Bob Cipriano was killed and his wife, Rose, and 17-year-old son, Salvatore, were severely injured during the incident. Two Cipriano children, Tanner, 17, and Isabella, 8, were unharmed. The couple's oldest son, Tucker, was bound over for trial Friday on felony charges filed in connection with the murder and assaults. The 5K Cipriano Classic Fun Run and Walk benefit turnout more than doubled organizers' expectations and jammed streets and parking lots in the 12 Mile and Farmington Road area well before the race's 7 p.m. start. The event raised …
Organizers urge participants to arrive early and to use lots made available for the race, which starts and ends tonight at the Farmington Family YMCA.
The Cipriano Classic 5k fun run and walk has exceeded organizers' expectations, with more than 1,600 participants coming to the Farmington YMCA in Farmington Hills today from as far away as Colorado and Texas. Benefiting the Cipriano Children’s Trust Fund, the race starts with a kick-off/warm up at 6:30 p.m. Anyone who hasn't yet registered but wants to participate can sign up at the race site, from 4:30 p.m-6:30 p.m. today. Cost is $30. The planning committee began working on the benefit not long after the April 16 attack that left Bob Cipriano dead and his wife, Rose, and 17-year-old son, Salvatore, severely injured. Two other children, Tanner, 17, and Isabella, 8, were unharmed. The trust was established just days after the attack in …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Advance registration is required for the training, which is open to women ages 11 and up.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The Farmington Hills/Farmington Emergency Preparedness Commission (EPC) and the Farmington Family YMCA will present a women’s self-defense seminar on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the YMCA, located at 28100 Farmington Rd. in Farmington Hills. More than 1,000 women have participated in the EPC’s popular self-defense seminars, which have been presented 10 times during the past six years. The class will be taught by Jeff Duncan, master instructor and sixth degree black belt, his wife Connie, second degree black belt and chief instructor, and additional female black belt instructors from Farmington Martial Arts. Through a series of close-range drills, women will learn both situational awareness skills and self-defense skills. …
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Y offers financial assistance to ensure everyone has the opportunity to learn water safety and skills.
Thursday, March 1, 2012
The Farmington Family YMCA offers adults and kids opportunities this winter to learn water safety skills, develop confidence in and around the water and enjoy the benefits of water exercise. “Swimming is a fun and enjoyable activity for children and adults alike, and it has many health benefits,” said Michelle Robinson, the YMCA's senior program director. “The Y is committed to providing as many opportunities as possible for everyone to learn basic swimming lessons and water safety practices. We encourage kids and adults to take swim lessons – it’s never too late to learn.” The Farmington YMCA encourages everyone to have fun in the water, while making safety a top priority, and recommends the following safety tips: As a leading nonprofit…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Listen to literary readings tonight, attend a play this weekend in Farmington and Farmington Hills.
One of the nice things about living in Farmington and Farmington Hills is the wealth of opportunities to take in cultural events, like the ones on our list of things you should know today: The clouds will hang around today and through the evening, but the sun should come out tomorrow. The National Weather Service predicts a high of 35 and a low of 27. Wednesday Night Sessions, a monthly reading series at Mentobe Cafe in downtown Farmington, tonight features authors Amy Elliott Bragg, Jeff Kass and Vievee Francis. Presented by a group of Michigan publishers, this free event starts at 7 p.m. A social group for people who enjoy knitting and crocheting meets tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Farmington Family YMCA. If you can't make …
Sunday, January 8, 2012
The first-ever Winter Blast on Saturday afternoon offered fun, winter-themed activities for kids.
After all the excitement and activities that come with the holidays, finding something to make your children smile on a grey January weekend can be a challenge. The Farmington Family YMCA offered a cool solution on Saturday afternoon with their first-ever Winter Blast event. Kids played winter-themed games such as floor and table hockey and arctic water games (in the heated pool), created chilly snowmen at the crafts table and enjoyed snow cone treats. Outside, there was a fire for roasting marshmallows and plenty of hot chocolate for all. Every activity and treat was free. If you missed this event, the YMCA offers another opportunity for free family fun on Jan. 21, with a "Dive In Movie." The family-friendly film Finding Nemo will be …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Patch tells you what's happening this weekend around Farmington and Farmington Hills.
You made it through the first week of the New Year, and the weekend is finally here! All week long, we have shared our daily picks for fun and interesting events happening in the area to help you plan your weekend adventures. Here's a recap: Winter Blast at the Farmington YMCA Where: YMCA When: Saturday from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Why go: We may be lacking in snow, but that won't stop the Farmington Family YMCA from kicking off the winter season with an afternoon of fun-filled family activities on Saturday. Celebrate winter with some cool events including ice cube races in the pool, glacier platform races, a winter clothes relay, hockey, an artic craft, snow cones, and a sensory table for exploration. If these chilly activities make you shiver…