Thursday, January 24, 2013
The West Bloomfield Lakers took top honors in the event held Wednesday on their home turf.
Thursday, January 24
Although the temperature outside hovered at 18 degrees Wednesday night, it didn't stop the heated cheer competition inside the West Bloomfield High School auditorium. Varsity competition cheer teams from Clarkston, Farmington, Hazel Park, Royal Oak and West Bloomfield participated in the Oakland Athletic Association White Division League Cheer Competition to gain points in league standings. After the first round, judges scoring showed West Bloomfield in the lead with a point total of 209.1, Farmington in second at 204.9, Clarkston with 201.1, Hazel Park scoring 198.5 and Royal Oak with 173.9. The second round of competition didn't see any movement on the leader board as each team maintained their position earned in round one. The …
Monday, January 7, 2013
High school students will learn the basics of the life-saving technique.
Monday, January 7
As part of a continuing collaborative effort with Farmington Public Schools, the Farmington Hills Fire Dept. and the Farmington Dept. of Public Safety, free CPR training will be offered for high school students on Jan. 14 at Farmington High School. Classes are offered throughout the school year. Deadline for registering is the Wednesday before each training. The classes must have at least 12 students, and there is a maximum of 40 for the Jan. 14 class. Students will be notified if a class needs to be cancelled due to low registration numbers. Students must reapply for certification every year. Students who want a Certification card instead of a Participation card should notify their instructor; a $20 fee is required to obtain the …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The annual charity basketball game tips off Friday in the Farmington High School gymnasium.
The big winners in Friday night's Battle of the Middles charity basketball game, held in the Farmington High School gymnasium, weren't even on the floor. Families served by the Farmington Area Goodfellows and Neighborhood House charities will benefit from admissions and concession proceeds, as well as canned goods and new, unwrapped toys donated by the hundreds who packed the gym. Staff teams from Power Upper Elementary and East Middle Schools (South) and Dunckel Middle and Warner Upper Elementary Schools (North) played a short game that included plenty of hilarious moves that drew cheers from the crowd. The game began with a moment of silence in memory of the 20 children and 6 adults killed in a Friday morning massacre at Sandy Hook …
Monday, December 3, 2012
The concert brings together local musicians, dancers and singers at the Costick Center.
Start your week on a high note by spending the next four minutes watching the Farmington High School drumline performance at Saturday's Live & Local city-wide talent show at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills. The video was posted Sunday on YouTube.com, by user Zach Desjarlais Once you've finished watching the energizing performance, browse through the list of today's events and take a look at those for which you'll need to purchase tickets or make a reservation later in the week: Check our calendar for more activities, classes and events happening today and throughout the week. If your event isn't listed, feel free to add it.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Three local families enjoyed concerts as winners of a fundraising raffle.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Farmington area residents Jackie Mulvihill, Rhonda Anderson and Al and Colleen Pace enjoyed their very own half-time shows Saturday, courtesy of the Farmington High School (FHS) Marching Band. The 70-piece, award-winning competitive marching band presented selections from their 2012 halftime program, "KA - Cirque Du Soliel" at the homes of the three winners. Additonal selections included the “Falcon Fight Song” and “Let’s Go Blue”. The fundraising event was sponsored by the Farmington High School Music Patrons, to help with marching band expenses for this season. Winners were selected via a drawing, and the band, dressed in full uniform, traveled from house to house to enterain the winners and their neighboors. Students raised over $1,…
Thursday, September 6, 2012
John Bechtel receives the second week 2012 High School Coach of the Week program award.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
The Detroit Lions have named Farmington High School football coach John Bechtel as the week two recipient of the 2012 High School Coach of the Week Program. Bechtel led his Falcons to a 14-6 victory over #9-ranked Southfield on August 31 to run the Falcons record to 2-0. In his 15th season as a head coach, 14 of them with Farmington High, Bechtel has a career record of 74-67. He has led Farmington to all eight of the school’s playoff appearances, including the last four seasons in a row. This Friday, the Falcons will look to improve to 3-0 as they go on the road to take on Southfield-Lathrup at 7 p.m. In addition to his accomplishments on the field, Bechtel is proactive when it comes to promoting player health and safety within his …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Music patrons are sponsoring the sale of tickets for a chance at a personal concert.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
On Saturday, Sept. 8, you could enjoy a halftime show right on your front lawn courtesy of the Farmington High School Falcon Marching Band. The 70-piece, award-winning competing marching band will present their entire halftime program, KA - Cirque Du Soliel to three lucky Farmington or Farmington Hills residents. The fundraising event is sponsored by the Farmington High School Music Patrons to help with marching band expenses this season. Tickets are $3, $5 for two and $4 for 10. Marching band students are selling tickets in their neighborhoods and interested residents can contact the parent organizer by email at Tczh4@netzero.net to purchase tickets. Winners will be chosen in a drawing and must be residents of Farmington or Farmington …
Monday, June 4, 2012
High school athletes from Farmington Hills Harrison competed in the Division 1 state track and field finals on Saturday at East Kentwood.
Four high school athletes from Farmington and Farmington Hills earned all-state honors at the Division 1 track and field championships on Saturday at East Kentwood. Aaron Howell of Farmington placed second in the long jump with a leap of 18 feet, 8.25 inches, and Laticia Sims of Farmington Hills Harrison finished second in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.10 seconds. Chelsea Savage of Farmington Hills Harrison finished fourth in the shot put with a throw of 38 feet, 11 inches. Jason Ervin of North Farmington finished sixth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.45 seconds.
Friday, May 25, 2012
The local group is among nine organizations across Oakland County receive race proceeds for their projects that promote wellness.
Farmington Baseball Boosters will get some help with construction of a backstop at Farmington High, thanks to a $2,000 grant awarded by Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and the Brooksie Way this week for promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles. Patterson created the minigrant program to use race proceeds to support wellness programs in Oakland County. The maximum award is $2,000, and the awards are reviewed and distributed three times a year. Here are the recipients of the lastest rounds of awards, given Thursday morning during the official kickoff of the 2012 Brooksie Way. Farmington Community Baseball Cage Yoga Exercise for Kids Run Club Adventure Center – Zip Line to Success Back to School Bonanza Raptor Respect Life …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Organizers say they hope Wednesday's event at Farmington Hills city hall sparks more community conversations.
Teens who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) are five times more likely to attempt suicide, up to four times more likely to abuse drugs and have a 28 percent greater high school drop-out rate than their heterosexual peers. But about 30 people who attended a suicide prevention community conversation at Farmington Hills city hall Wednesday learned there are things parents and community members can do to help kids beat those odds. First on the list: talking about it. Emcee Anna Cassar said the increased risk of suicide and other problems are the result of social isolation, chronic peer abuse, rejection from parents and the message that being LGBTQ is "bad" or "wrong". "We are not here to engage in any …