Friday, February 22, 2019

Sidewalk Damage #DTEgasrenewal

Update from DTE:
DTE will replace any sidewalk flags that are damaged during the construction process. These are typically captured during our property restoration pre-walk process after the construction work is completed.
The residents do not have to report these. But, they should report any tripping hazards. Residents can contact us at 313-270-9240.
As far as timing goes, property restoration season is May – November, weather permitting. Repairs needed from construction done during non-restoration season will be completed by June 30, again, as weather permits. #DTEgasrenewal


Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Wednesday Walks

Sick of being stuck inside? Too cold to exercise outside?

The walk portion of the Healthy Dearborn Walk n' Roll is continuing thru the winter at Fairlane Mall.

The City film crew will be there this week (2/20/19) and we need as many walkers as possible!

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 
meeting at the Food Court.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Dearborn Brewing *NEW MEMBER*

SODA is excited to announce the return of a former business member!

Dearborn Brewing
21930 Michigan Ave
Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn Brewing is Dearborn's First Microbrewery. Located on Michigan Ave. in West Downtown, Dearborn Brewing is family friendly tap room with Dearborn roots.

Stop in and try a beer flight on a Dearborn map flight board, get a growler or 16 oz can fill, or find out how you have get your very own handmade one of a kind beer mug as part of the Mug Club.
Their many different beer styles include; Model IP"A", an American IPA named for Ford's pivotal creation, which is a favorite at Ford's Garage just down the street; Death By Chocolate Porter, an American Porter that is a local hit; and Cream Ale which is crisp, light and has a lager like malt flavor.  New styles are being created all the time and there are as many as 13 different taps to try at any given time.

In addition to their craft beer they also offer two in-house made wines and have plans for offering mead in the near future.

Dearborn Brewing is a traditional tap room, meaning they don't offer a food menu, but they do offer a selection of chips and have recently started offering salsa made by MySalsa Detroit. It’s made right here in Metro Detroit, and goes great with a pint or two. You are also welcome to bring in your own food or have food delivered in from near by restaurants.
It's a great place to meet up with friends, or take in a live music performance. Who knows, you might just see your neighbors there.

For more information about live music performances and special events follow their Facebook page:

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Road Closures Feb 13th 2019

Current road closures Feb 13th 2019

Oxford at Madison currently Closed ⛔
10:00 am - Feb 13th

Carlysle partially blocked at Pardee
10:10 am - Feb 13th

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Image Works *NEW MEMBER*

SODA is happy to welcome our newest business member!

Image Works
3712 Monroe St.
Dearborn, Michigan 48124

Located in the Monroe Carlysle business district, Image Works specializes in custom inkjet printing, also known as Pigment or Giclée printing, for reproducing photographic and fine art imagery. They also provide a number of digital services including artwork captures, film & slide scanning, portfolio printing, posters, and prepress proofing. Utilizing the best materials, equipment and software in a color managed environment, they provide the highest quality results.

Friday, February 8, 2019

DTE Gas Renewal Update - 2/8/19

DTE Gas Renewal Update
I just got off the phone with the project manager from Miller Pipeline who is installing the Gas Main, he's getting me a Google Map setup of this map shown in the image. This map they had at the meeting on Tuesday showed the whole project. The DTE site doesn't currently show the whole project. I'm hoping to have it by the end of the day... but it might not be till Monday. I will post more information when I get the Google Map.

- Timothy S. Harrison
   SODA President

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

February SODA MEETING 2019

Thursday Feb 14th @ 7:00pm
in the auditorium at Whitmore-Bolles Elementary
21501 Whitmore St, Dearborn, MI 48124

Annual Meeting
Board Elections

We are in need of a new Secretary 
If you are interested in helping with the Board as Secretary please Contact Us.

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 Regular 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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

*Special Meeting* DTE Gas Main & Meter Replacement

SODA is hosting a Special Meeting
Feb 5th 6:30 pm at Whitmore-Bolles.

DTE will be presenting an open forum meeting regarding Gas Main and Meter Replacement in our neighborhood. This is a major construction project that will affect many in our community. The Gas Main as well as service lines to resident homes will be replaced, and meters currently located inside the home are to be moved outside the home. Please attend this meeting to find out more about how this project will affect you. Representatives from DTE will be presenting the project and locations in an open forum setting to answer all questions from residents. DTE will also have representatives on hand if you have any other questions related to billing or service.

Also see the DTE website regarding the Gas Renewal Program.

Dearborn DPW officials will be in attendance as well. Have questions about City projects? Come get answers.

Monday, February 4, 2019

I've been told recently by a few people that they've received letters or postcard promoting a "Free & Private group on".  Nextdoor is another social media site.
These letters and postcards have been going around for some time now. Nextdoor is a legitimate real site, and it can be useful, But SODA as an association is not sending the invites. 
We post our events and information on there and I'm personally set as a Lead for the Southwestern Outer Drive neighborhood. As an association we don't have a lot of control over the site and you're limited on what you can see City wide. It's mostly self policing, and doesn't seem to get too crazy like some Facebook groups can get.  So it has it's pros and cons.
Part of the way the site promotes it's self is by mailing invites to people. Current users select addresses in the neighborhood that haven't been sent an invite yet, and if the person that was invited joins, the user that did the invite gets a point or recognition on their profile. That's why you may have seen a "code to join" on a letter or postcard sent to you, that code just links back to the person that sent the invite.
The invites do not come from the Association. SODA is not actively promoting Nextdoor. It's just another information tool in our tool belt.
If you have any other concerns about this please feel free to contact me personally.

Timothy S. Harrison
SODA President