Monday, August 31, 2015

REMINDER: Trash & Recycling Collection Policy

Back in May Dearborn instituted new collection policies.

The image shows garage and recycling carts from this week's collection.

Please remember that an overflowing cart with an open lid may not be collected.
A maximum of 4 bags of additional trash that will not fit in cart may be placed outside of the gray cart and will be collected
Also Trash in cardboard boxes will not be picked up.

Additional recycled items when recycle cart is full or items that will not fit in your recycle cart must be bundled or tied in manageable pieces so they can be collected.

Violations could cost the homeowner a minimum $75.

For addition information see our post from May.

New Dearborn Policy For Trash, Recycling and Yard Waste Collection

Thursday, August 27, 2015

S.O.D.A. POP This Thursday

Just a reminder that the S.O.D.A. POP Trivia Team continues this Thursday at Bailey's on Michigan Ave.

S.O.D.A.'s Trivia Team
2nd and 4th Thursdays @ 9pm
Free! Fun! No Commitment!

Please RSVP to ensure there is enough seating for everyone.

For more information see the S.O.D.A. POP page.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Public Hearing for 5-Year Master Plan

The City of Dearborn is holding a public hearing on the proposed Recreation & Parks 5-Year Master Plan.

September 9, 2015 
7:00 p.m.
Ford Community & Performing Arts Center
15801 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.

Any interested party may submit written comments to the Dearborn Recreation & Parks department concerning the Recreation & Parks 5-Year Master Plan until the public hearing on September 9th.

A complete copy of the proposed Dearborn Recreation and Parks 5-Year Master Plan is available for public inspection at the service desk of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, as well as the Henry Ford Centennial Library. 

Download an electronic version of the Master Plan here: 

More Information:

Below is a link to the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Facebook event:

Provide feedback to the proposed 5-Year Master Plan by taking their survey here:

Friday, August 7, 2015

S.O.D.A. Bowling 2015

Last night neighbors from S.O.D.A. met at Cherry Hills Lanes to have some fun and raise some money for the Dearborn Historical Museum. There was bumper bowling for the kids. Pizza and pop were included.

We had a raffle for 4 baskets and tickets to a Tigers game, as well as a 50/50 raffle.

Here is just a sample of the fun:

Thank you to those who donated the raffle prizes and a very special thank you to all the volunteers who helped make this event happen!
All proceeds from the event are going to the Dearborn Historical Museum.

Information about the Museum from Craig Hutchison:
In 2012 the operating budget for the Museum was completely cut. This left The Museum is a very precarious position as to its future. For the upcoming fiscal year, a small portion of the original budget will be restored but not to the point that would allow the Museum to be run properly for the citizens of Dearborn. The Museum must find alternative sources of funding if it is to survive. We have done a number of fundraisers and we were just awarded our first grant this year albeit a small one. We started a membership program which you can find at
If you believe an areas heritage and in the programming that a local history museum can offer, we could certainly use some community involvement. This kind of fundraiser is a huge step in that direction. Thank you all.

Dearborn Homecoming 2015

Dearborn Homecoming 2015 Starts Today!!

Looks like it's going to be a beautiful weekend.
Hope to see all our neighbors and friends down at Ford Field for another great year of cars, music, food, fun, and fireworks!

Happy Homecoming Dearborn!!

For a copy of the 2015 Homecoming brochure click here
For more information about Dearborn Homecoming click here

Monday, August 3, 2015

Wayne County Sheriff's SCOUT program Discontinued

We got a call from Mrs. Nero from the Wayne County Sheriff's SCOUT program to inform us that the program has been discontinued county wide due to cut backs by County Executive Warren Evans.

What does this mean?
It means the Corporals will no longer be coming once a week to patrol our neighborhood or any other neighborhood. We have reached out to the Dearborn Police Department and Chief's office to see if they would reconsider patrolling with us. Hopefully they decide too.

In the end this news doesn't effect our watch program at all.
We are still on schedule to have as many as 1000 neighborhood watch booklets delivered to residents this year and we are still able to conduct our patrols.

The Sheriff's SCOUT Program was great and we appreciate all of the officer's hard work and dedication. But the show must go on.
If you are interested in helping with our watch program please contact Regan Ford at