By BROOKE STEVENSON Sunday Times Newspapers WYANDOTTE — The city’s animal shelter staff are doing all they can to keep its euthanasia rates low. The shelter’s current rate is anywhere between 1 percent and 2 percent, according to Animal Control Officer Charles Gillenwater. The reason the rate can be kept low, he said, is because of the shelter’s hardworking volunteer staff. Gillenwater is the only certified and paid employee. Volunteers range from people associated with the Precious Animal Welfare … [Read more...] about Volunteers dedicate time to help save animals
By J. PATRICK PEPPER Times-Herald Newspapers DETROIT — In front of a standing-room only crowd of local policymakers, Gov. Jennifer Granholm outlined many details for nearly $6.7 billion in federal stimulus money soon headed to Michigan. But her enthusiasm for the sorely needed cash influx was tempered by the reality that there are a lot more proposals than there is money to spend. A 1,206-page document on the state’s Web site shows thousands of requests for the money ranging from school, road and sewer projects to new … [Read more...] about Governor gives locals lowdown on stimulus
DEARBORN, Mich. – Mayor John O’Reilly’s State of the City Address will be rebroadcast the city’s government access cable television channel CDTV, which is on channels 12 and 915 on Comcast and on channel 10 on WOW! Rebroadcasts will take place beginning on the following schedule: • Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. • Tuesday and Thursday at 8 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. The address also can be … [Read more...] about Mayor O’Reilly’s 2009 State of the City Address and supplemental materials available to public
DEARBORN – Emmy Award winning Vicki Lawrence is coming to Dearborn for one night and brings with her a combination of stand-up comedy, music and real-life observations. Of course, she also brings her most famous character, Mama! “Vicki Lawrence & Mama: A Two Woman Show,” will take place at 8 p.m. Friday at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $17 to $59, and are on sale at the Ford Center Box Office. Call the center at (313) 943-2354 or go to the Web site www.dearbornfordcenter.com. Lawrence … [Read more...] about Comedienne Vicki Lawrence brings “Mama” and much more to Dearborn stage
DEARBORN – The Dearborn Travel Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 12 in the Henry Ford Centennial Library auditorium, 16301 Michigan Ave. The meeting will feature a preview of upcoming trips to be offered to senior residents through the Travel Club (for people ages 50 and older), which is celebrating its 17th year of operation. U.S. Postal Service representatives also will be on hand to offer information about how to avoid potential mail fraud scams and other mail-related problems, which some travelers face after returning … [Read more...] about Public invited to March 12 meeting of Dearborn Travel Club for senior citizens
DEARBORN – The Artists Society of Dearborn will display its spring artwork exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery in the Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., from March 1 through 24. Admission is free. The library’s regular hours of operation are 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The exhibit’s opening reception – which is free and open to the public – will be held on March 1 at the gallery from 3 to 4:30 … [Read more...] about Artists Society of Dearborn spring exhibit held at Library Rotunda Gallery March 1-24
DEARBORN — The city’s public libraries continue to offer programs for children and teens. For more information about any of the following programs, go to www.dearbornlibrary.org, or call or visit Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., (313) 943-2345; Bryant Branch Library, 221000 Michigan Ave., (313) 943-4091; Esper Branch Library, 12929 W. Warren Ave., (313) 943-4096; Snow Branch Library, 23950 Princeton, (313) 274-1780. • MOTHER GOOSE STORYTIME – Rhymes, stories and playtime for the youngest ones (ages 6 … [Read more...] about Dearborn libraries offer children’s programs
By RUSS HARDING Joe Maguire, president of Wolverine Development and a Mackinac Center board member, was dumbfounded when he received a letter last December from an environmental consulting firm requesting his consent for access to conduct an environmental assessment on property he owns in East Lansing. Maguire’s well-maintained property features a McDonald’s restaurant in the East Village area adjacent to the Michigan State University campus. Maguire was not aware of any environmental pollution on his property and … [Read more...] about Where is the brownfield?
Republicans fought an inspired battle against the stimulus bill, holding all but three of their 219 senators and congressmen. And they still lost. Some of the almost $500 billion in stimulus spending will enter the permanent “baseline” of the federal budget, the starting point for all future budgets that, in the immutable law of Washington, always grow and never shrink. From Ronald Reagan to Newt Gingrich, Republicans intent on limiting government during the past 25 years have succeeded in a limited way: From 1983 to … [Read more...] about Last gasp for limited government?
Give Gov. Jennifer Grannholm credit: Her budget outline for next year begins to give Michigan residents a leaner state government. Her 2010 budget would eliminate 1,500 positions, shrink state government spending by $300 million and cut subsidies to the arts and the horse-racing industry. These painful-yet-sensible cuts are necessary due to the national recession and Michigan’s own decade-long economic meltdown. The governor — traditionally, a fan of fiscal gimmicks — is almost out of budget-balancing tricks. It is time for … [Read more...] about Don’t tap stimulus to balance budget