Monday, September 28, 2015

Thanks For Making Movie Night a Success

Thank You to everyone that came out for Movie Night! It was great to see the park full and neighbors having fun together!

A very special Thank You to Ryan Woods for all his work to make this event happen; contacting the Rec Dept & Mayor, work on acquiring the viewing license, and use of his personal equipment.

Also Thank You to our event sponsors:
  • Cash donations toward the viewing license cost: Mayor Jack O'Reilly, Redeemer Community Church, and Jim & Jan Woods  
  • Generator: Harvey Thiede
  • Free popcorn and drinks: Redeemer Community Church
Thanks to these sponsors we were able to put on this event at almost no financial cost to the association!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Big Hero 6 - Movie Night in the park

From the creators of Wreck-It Ralph & Frozen
S.O.D.A. is proud to present Disney's

Big Hero 6 

S.O.D.A. Movie Night in the park
When: Sept 25th (Oct 2nd rain alternate)
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Penn-Vassar Park
What To Bring: Chairs & Snacks
Cost: FREE

Come out for this family friendly event!
Enjoy a movie under the stars with your neighbors.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dearborn Firewood Ordinance

For anyone who is considering cutting down a tree or purchasing large amounts of firewood, below is the complete City of Dearborn ordinance relating to Firewood and it's storage.
Also note that there are some accommodations for storing a small amount of firewood on your front porch during fall and winter months.

Sec. 10-10. - Firewood in residential districts.
  • (a) Definition. Firewood means and includes cut logs, scrap wood, cut brush and similar materials that can be burned or otherwise used as fuel.
  • (b) Storage requirements. It shall be unlawful for any person to store firewood in a residential district in a manner not conforming with the following:
    • (1) Location.
      • a. Firewood shall not be stored in any location other than the rear yard, except that firewood may be stored on the front porch from October 1 through April 1 subject to the regulations of this section.
      • b. Where it is possible to place a firewood pile on the side of a garage, accessory building, or behind the principal structure on the property, the firewood pile shall be placed in one of those locations so as to minimize the visual impact to neighboring property. If it is shown that placement in one of these locations is not possible, the firewood may be stored behind a garage or accessory structure, or along the property line.
    • (2) Dimensional requirements.
      • a. Firewood in the rear yard shall be stored in a rack or structure that measures no more than five feet in height as measured from the ground and two feet in depth. The width of a firewood pile may not exceed 25 percent of the total width or depth of the rear yard, whichever is greater. Any firewood pile stored on a surface other than concrete or pavers must be raised at least nine inches above the ground.
      • b. Firewood on a front porch must be stored in a rack or structure that measures no more than two feet in height, three feet in width, and two feet in depth, or ten percent of the porch area, whichever is smaller. Firewood on the front porch shall be stored so as not to impede ingress and egress to and from the house, not to encroach on porch steps, and so as not to create a trip hazard, regardless of the dimensions of the rack or structure.
      • c. The dimensional requirements of this section shall not apply to storage of wood that is the product of a tree removed from the lot pursuant to a permit issued by the city.
    • (3) No single lot shall be allowed more than one firewood pile.
    • (4) Storage of firewood is prohibited on vacant lots and in yards of homes that are registered as vacant or qualify as vacant under chapter 11 of this Code.
    • (5) No storage of firewood is permitted for use other than for the dwelling contained on the lot or parcel.
    • (6) No firewood shall be stored that is rotting, infested with insects, harboring animals, or otherwise causing a nuisance. A nuisance firewood pile may be enforced against or abated as provided in this chapter or chapter 13 of this Code.
    (Ord. No. 11-1342, 12-12-11)

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Movie Night In The Park

First Ever S.O.D.A. Movie Night in the park!!

When: Sept 25th (Oct 2nd rain alternate)
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Penn-Vassar Park
Movie: Big Hero 6
What To Bring: Chairs & Snacks
Cost: FREE

Come out for this family friendly event!
Enjoy a movie under the stars with your neighbors.

Friday, September 11, 2015

City Hall Artspace Loft Info Sessions

September Raffle Winners

Congratulations to our September Meeting raffle giveaway Winners!

Member Raffle
2 sets of tickets to a Detroit Tigers game courtesy of Wayne County Commission Chair Gary Woronchak

Winner: Pam Post
Winner: Timothy Harrison

To win the member raffle you must be present at the monthly meeting
Member names drawn but not present to win:
Carol Buda

Attendance Raffle
Winner: Debbie Sosnowski

The attendance raffle can be won by anyone in attendance at the meeting. Prizes are typically items donated by local businesses or business members.

50/50 Raffle
Winner: Jay Rayburn

Thursday, September 10, 2015

September S.O.D.A. Meeting & Neighborhood Watch

The September S.O.D.A. Meeting
Thursday Sept 10th @ 7:00pm
in the auditorium at Whitmore-Bolles Elementary
21501 Whitmore St, Dearborn, MI 48124

Special Guests:
Lisa Hicks-Clayton
Dearborn Heights councilwoman and President of the Golfview Manor Civic Association (Dbrn Hts)

David Bazzy
Dearborn City Councilmember

Councilwoman Hicks-Clayton will speak a bit on the success of their watch program and the monthly crime walks they put on in their community. The goal being to learn from their efforts and possibly implement some of their ideas into our own neighborhood watch program.

Win Prizes At The Meeting

  • Member Raffle for any paid Regular Members in attendance.
  • Attendance Raffle for ANYONE in attendance.
  • 50/50 Raffle

The only requirement for winning is attending the association meeting. For the Member Raffle we pull names from the entire member list until we pull the name of a paid regular member in attendance. For the Attendance Raffle we draw names of anyone that signed in when attending the meeting. You must be present to win.

*All prizes are donated by our supporters and business advertisers.

There will also be Neighborhood Watch committee meeting at the end of the general meeting for some updates on the neighborhood watch activities.

Facebook Event - September Meeting

After the meeting head over to Bailey's on Michigan Ave. for S.O.D.A. POP Trivia

Monday, September 7, 2015

Busy Week In Dearborn

It's going to be a busy week!
Remember to mark for calendars for these items.

Monday 7th:
* Labor Day
Enjoy a day of fun and rest.
(Thank you to all that have to
work today and for all you do)

Tuesday 8th:
* First Day of School for Dearborn Public Schools

Wednesday 9th: 
Public Hearing for 5-Year Master Plan
7:00 p.m.  -  Ford Community & Performing Arts Center

Thursday 10th:
* September S.O.D.A. Meeting & Neighborhood Watch
7:00pm in the auditorium at Whitmore-Bolles Elementary

S.O.D.A. POP Trivia
9:00 pm  -  Bailey's Dearborn

Friday 11th:
* Farmers & Artisans Market
9:00am - 2:00pm -  Behind the Bryant Library

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Party At The Museum 2015

Support the preservation of Dearborn history and our friends at the Dearborn Historical Museum at this fun event!  The event has been a smashing success for the museum for the last two years.

Friday, September 25, 2015
5:00 -11:00 p.m.

McFadden-Ross House Grounds
915 Brady Street, Dearborn, 48124

Tickets: $10

Includes a souvenir glass mug, live entertainment and one free mug of beer, wine cooler, or root beer.
Free parking at the museum and Ford Field (free shuttle service).
Tickets available at the Museum Office, online at, and at the door.

All proceeds will benefit the Dearborn Historical Museum educational programs.

For more information:
Call (313) 565-3000

Four craft beers, a Canadian, and a domestic, flavored wine coolers, and root beer.

Sponsored by the Museum Guild of Dearborn