Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The American Cancer Society benefit in Shiawassee Park this weekend includes entertainment and events open to the public.
Volunteers painted downtown Farmington purple Saturday, as part of an effort to create awareness for Farmington/Farmington Hills Relay for Life, held May 18-19 in Shiawassee Park to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. In addition to ribbons tied on light poles, they posted flyers and gave out information from a booth at the Farmington Farmers and Artisans Market. "This is the second time we're doing this," organizer Pilar Hagey said. "When we did it last year, between us being out and seeing people and the media coverage ... more people heard about the event." That's important, because teams continue fundraising during the Relay, from 10 a.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday, with sales and other activities at their campsites. The …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
An open house will be held June 1 at Shiawassee Park.
Saturday, May 11
The Baby Boot Camp will hold an open house June 1, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at Shiawassee Park in Farmington, to celebrate the fitness and nutrition program's first year of serving area moms. Guests will enjoy refreshments provided by Zico Coconut Water, Door to Door Organics and Svelte, and the first 20 moms will receive class packages and swag bags. Jungle Java and My Gym are providing door prizes. Baby Boot Camp stroller-fitness classes combine strength-training exercises with cardiovascular drills in 60-minute sessions. Pilates, yoga and abdominal exercises help improve core strength. Local instructor Michelle Kreager is certified through the American Council on Exercise, and is trained in pre- and post-natal fitness. “Fitness has always …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
CBS Detroit posted a list of the best sledding hills in the metro area and Farmington's Shiawassee Park was on the list.
Nothing says "snow day" like gathering up the kids and heading to the nearest sledding hill for hours of winter fun. Farmington's Shiawassee Park was included on CBS Detroit's recent list of the best sledding hills in metro Detroit, with the caveat that the hill is so popular, it can sometimes be too crowded. Other nearby hills on the list include Northville's Cass Benton Park on Hines Drive between Six and Seven Mile Roads and Middlebelt Hill in Westland, on Hines Drive near Middlebelt Road. What is your favorite place to sled in and around Farmington and Farmington Hills? Let us know in the comments, and share your sledding photos by clicking "Upload photos and videos" below the photo to the right of this story.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Administrators and staff gather at Shiawassee Park in Farmington for the annual soiree, sponsored by local businesses.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
Monday, September 3, 2012
Farmington Public Schools staff members celebrated the 16th annual Back to School Celebration in Shiawassee Park on Aug. 29. The event, which included a grilled lunch and an appearance by the Farmington High School marching band, was made possible by more than 30 sponsors.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Police say Carmen Patricia Miranda-Portelli, 29, was last seen around 6 p.m. in the Grand River/Orchard Lake area.
Farmington Hills Police are asking for the public's help in locating a Farmington Hills woman who was last seen in the Orchard Lake/Grand River area at 6 p.m. yesterday. Police Cmdr. Matt Koehn said the husband of Carmen Patricia Miranda-Portelli, 29, left their home at 6 p.m. Tuesday. "When he returned at midnight, she was not there, and he has had no contact since," Koehn said. He added that police do not suspect foul play, but "the family is concerned about her well-being." Miranda-Portelli was last seen wearing a black shirt and black shorts. Anyone with information is asked to call the police command desk, 248-871-2610. Koehn said the department called in an Oakland County Sheriff's Dept. helicopter and K-9 help in the search. He …
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Michelle Kreager leads the exercise group three times a week at Shiawassee Park in Farmington.
After Michelle Kreager had her daughter Elsie in 2010, she found a combination of friendships and fitness in a Baby Boot Camp class in South Bend, IN. The franchise offers moms the opportunity to bring their babies to an exercise class, pushing strollers through power walks and parking them nearby as they work out. "It got me back into shape right away," she said. "I got to talk with other moms that had babies. A lot of times after you've had your first child, you don't have anyone to turn to." When Kreager moved to Farmington Hills a year ago, she left that group behind and found there was nothing like it in this area. "I decided to start my own franchise to give moms the same opportunity that I had after I had Elsie," she said. The …
Monday, May 28, 2012
The new business will hold classes in Farmington's Shiawassee Park beginning June 4.
Monday, May 28, 2012
A fitness and nutrition program for new moms will celebrate its grand opening June 1, 9:30 a.m., at Shiawassee Park in Farmington Baby Boot Camp, led by Farmington Hills resident Michelle Kreager, offers stroller-fitness classes that combine strength-training exercises with cardio-vascular drills in 60-minute sessions. "We are thrilled to help improve the health and wellness of Farmington Hills area families," Baby Boot Camp CEO and Founder Kristen Horler said. "We are so excited to welcome Michelle Kreager as she helps moms seeking to support nutrition, fitness and healthy lifestyle habits in their families and their communities." Kreager is certified as a group fitness instructor through the American Council on Exercise, and is trained …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Volunteers can help at four locations with weeding, cleaning debris and other activities to improve the health of the river.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Volunteers are needed to help sustain local natural resources during Rouge Rescue 2012 on Saturday, June 2, in Farmington and Farmington Hills. Rouge Rescue began more than 25 years ago as a trash clean-up, and evolved to include more restoration activities as conditions improved. “People don’t realize the positive impact just one day of working along the river can have,” said Cyndi Ross, River Restoration Program Manager for Friends of the Rouge. “It’s great to see residents take ownership of the river, it helps change the mindset that it’s someone else’s problem. It’s also a great way to meet your neighbors and have fun.” Volunteers should wear long pants and long sleeves to protect themselves from poison ivy. Helpful items to bring…
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Teams are walking and hosting fundraisers through Sunday morning to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.
Head down to Shiawassee Park in Farmington today and help raise funds to support the work of the American Cancer Society. In tents pitched on the east side of the park, teams are camping out and also raising funds with sales of books, handmade items and refreshments, massages and games. Walkers kicked off their 24-hour marathon this morning at 10 a.m., with music from the East Middle School jazz band and a performance by the Janeen Hula Dancers. They took their first lap led by the Farmington United Percussion drum line. The public is welcome. A luminaria ceremony, honoring those who have lost their lives to cancer, begins at 10 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday at 7:30 a.m., the Farmington Elks will serve a pancake breakfast, with all the proceeds…