This book shares a personal story of being Latinx
On this last day of National Heritage Month, we were joined by a Detroit author who is educating children about Latin culture and showing them that everyone who is Hispanic or Latinx does not necessarily look the same. She has written the book, “Latina Looks Like Me,” a personal story of her own upbringing.
Washtenaw County Health Department offers booster doses to immunocompromised residents
Starting Tuesday, immunocompromised residents can receive the additional doses during COVID-19 vaccine clinics at the Health Department from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Ann Arbor School Board will vote next week on plan to continue virtual learning through end of year
The Ann Arbor School Board will vote next week whether or not to continue virtual learning through the end of the school year. ANN ARBOR – In a Board of Education meeting that lasted nearly six hours on Wednesday, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board approved a resolution to modify its plan to return to in-person learning in favor of finishing the school year virtually. The Board voted 5-2 in favor of the motion. Trustee Kelly questioned the legality of the motion and urged the vote be postponed by a week. During next Wednesday’s Board of Education meeting, the Board will vote on Superintendent Swift’s recommendation to continue in-person learning through the end of the school year for the majority of students.
Here’s how you can keep your kids entertained in a healthy, fun way
Parents know that keeping kids active and engaged has never been more challenging than in the last year. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, kids have been enduring so much while experiencing many of the life changes of growing up. The YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit hosts a variety of programs for kids that are both virtual and in-person. For example, Its Girls on the Run program works to empower young girls in the community. Girls on the Run is a youth development and social and emotional program for girls in grades (three) through eight,” Picoharczyk said.
Ann Arbor staffing agency hosting food drive through Feb. 3
SAN MATEO, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Donated canned foods sit in a bin at San Mateo High School on November 29, 2017 in San Mateo, California. San Mateo High School students are counting thousands of cans of food and donated packaged food items for their annual food drive. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)ANN ARBOR – As the Big Game approaches, Express Employment Professionals of Ann Arbor is holding a “Souper Bowl Drive” to tackle hunger in the local community. Now through Feb. 3, Express Ann Arbor will be collecting canned goods to donate to Food Gatherers. Since 2014, Express Ann Arbor has employed more than 35,000 people.
Pontiac man wearing work uniform in indecent exposure incident quickly identified, police say
PONTIAC, Mich. – A 20-year-old man from Pontiac was taken into custody Saturday afternoon on suspicion of indecent exposure. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, it happened just before 12:30 p.m. at a Sally Beauty Supply store in the 320 block of Telegraph Road, just north of Cherry Hill Street. Oakland County deputies located the suspect at the Big Lots store where they said he admitted to exposing himself and was taken into custody. A computer check revealed that the suspect was a missing and endangered person out of Southfield. The man is currently housed at the Oakland County Jail pending charges.
TCF Center to be renamed again after TCF, Huntington banks announce merger
DETROIT – Huntington Bancshares Incorporated -- the parent company of Huntington Bank -- and TCF Financial Corporation -- the parent company of TCF National Bank -- announced Sunday the companies would combine in an all-stock merger, with a total market value of about $22 billion. The company said it will have two headquarters, one in Detroit and one in Columbus, Ohio. The Detroit headquarters will employee at least 800 people, about three times more than TCF had planned. Columbus will remain the headquarters for the holding company and the consumer bank. With the removal of the TCF branding, the TCF Center -- recently renamed in late 2019 -- will be renamed the Huntington Center.
These trick-or-treating alternatives may be your new tradition
Instead of taking your normal stroll through the neighborhood, Kerry Doman from Little Guide Detroit has some trick-or-treating alternatives that might become a new tradition for the family. Doman suggested a neighborhood bike parade. All the kids from the neighborhood can decorate their bikes and meet for a bike parade in a local park. Doman also suggested creating a scavenger hunt for the family throughout the neighborhood or in your own home. Watch the video to see more trick-or-treating alternatives.
Michigan’s most haunted: The Werewolf of Grosse Pointe
Note: The Halloween special Haunted Legends of Old Detroit, hosted by Chuck Gaidica, originally aired in 1996. If you do, it might not be the neighbor's dog - it could be the werewolf of Grosse Pointe. There's a fascinating tale of a young woman named Genevieve, who lived there with her father. The pact was that he could be turned into a werewolf - and he could pursue her and keep her. One night, the werewolf tracked Genevieve - she fought him off, and turned him into stone.
Hospice of Michigan, Arbor Hospice to hold Camp Good Grief virtually in August
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ann Arbor-based Arbor Hospice and Hospice of Michigan are working together to offer this years Camp Good Grief online for free on Aug.15. Attendees at Virtual Camp Good Grief will have a chance to address their feelings, participate in grief education and emotional support activities, and interact with others going through similar experiences. Prior to Virtual Camp Good Grief, an education session for parents and guardians will be provided about the virtual format and about what children can expect during the camp. Arbor Hospice and Hospice of Michigan are both members of NorthStar Care Community and provide palliative care, emotional support services and pediatric hospice care among many other services. Learn more about Camp Good Grief here.
Central Michigan to start, end fall semester early -- here are all the new important dates
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan University announced Monday that the school will start and end its fall semester early because of the coronavirus (COVID). New CMU fall semester start date: Aug. 17, 2020New CMU fall semester end date: Nov. 25, 2020CMU President Bob Davies said the semester will now begin Aug. 17, two weeks earlier than previously scheduled. Eight-week courses for the Fall I session will begin Aug. 31 and end Oct. 23. “Central Michigan University will continue to adhere to this guidance closely. We are thrilled to have our students returning to Mount Pleasant for the fall semester, and we will ensure we do it as safely as possible."
Is your face mask effective?
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Dearborn police locate teen who left home with unknown person
DEARBORN, Mich. – UPDATE: Police said Monday at 10 p.m. that Reem Alsaidi has been located and is safe. Michigan State Police officers are now assisting in the search for a missing 14-year-old girl who left home with an unknown person early Saturday morning. Police say 14-year-old Reem Alsaidi willingly left home around 5:15 a.m. and was seen entering a white or gray sedan that pulled up in front of her home. It is unknown what clothing she may be wearing but was last seen with a backpack. Pictures of the gray sedan can be seen below.