Archive for March 1st, 2013

Dearborn Mayor State of City Address Now on TV

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly Jr.’s annual State of the City Address is now available for the public to watch, starting today, Friday, March 1.

Delivered on February 27 at the City Council Chambers of City Hall, Dearborn’s 2013 State of the City Address will be available for viewing any time starting March 1 at the City of Dearborn’s website:

The Address will be also broadcast on CDTV, the City of Dearborn’s government access cable channel. CDTV is Channel 12 on Comcast and Channel 10 on WOW! Customers with AT&T services can click on the drop down menu on channel 99 and choose the Dearborn channel.

The first broadcast on CDTV will be Friday, March 1 at 11 a.m., and then continue on the following schedule:

• Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 7 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

• Tuesdays and Thursdays: 8 a.m., Noon and 4 p.m.

• Saturdays: 9 a.m., 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.

• Sundays: 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The Address focuses on the city’s recent accomplishments, economic challenges and initiatives to keep Dearborn moving forward.


Home and Garden Expo brings big ideas and great deals to Dearborn

Friday, March 1st, 2013

The 5th annual Dearborn Area Board of Realtors (DABOR) free Home and Garden Expo takes place 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

The City of Dearborn is again a sponsor of the event, which promises new ideas, practical advice and great deals in remodeling and home improvement.

The Expo will feature the latest trends in home and garden services, including innovative products and companies that can beautifully transform your home and make it more energy efficient, safe and comfortable.

“Everyone wants quality service at a fair price. That’s what DABOR features each year at this event,” said Dearborn Mayor John B. O’Reilly, Jr. “We’re proud of our community and our homes in Dearborn. This Expo gives us additional inspiration.”

Tips and trends from experts will be provided for those looking to purchase a home and for existing owners who want to repair, decorate or create an outdoor living space.

One of the highlights of this year’s Expo is a live morning radio broadcast of “The Appliance Doctor.”

For 25 years, the program has aired across the country and been featured on television programs such as Prime Time and Good Morning America.

Joe Gagnon, the popular host, has helped millions save money on appliance repairs and maintenance. Following his WAAM Radio AM 1600 program at 11 a.m. he will take questions from his Expo audience.

At 1 p.m., a “Housing 101” panel of experts in the fields of appraisal, mortgages, home inspection, short sales, home improvements, titles and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority will offer advice and answers.

Children can enjoy a hands-on learning experience provided by the University of Michigan-Dearborn Environmental Interpretive Center.

Visitors have a chance at winning $500 towards work by one of the Expo contractors. There will be a drawing of names from those who attend and get their “passport” stamped at displays on the show floor.

These home and garden exhibitors include professionals in construction and remodeling, heating and air conditioning, kitchen and bath, garden and outdoor living, home décor and entertainment.

There will also be opportunities to learn about and donate money to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, DABOR’s Community Focus Foundation and the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

Parking is free.

For more information about the DABOR Home and Garden Expo, call 313-278-2220 or visit: