Monday, September 7, 2015
TAYLOR ON WATCH schedules neighborhood watch meetings for Northwest Park and Randall Elementary School
Taylor on Watch is an educational program that focuses on crime prevention and teaches residents and businesses how to make it more difficult to become the victim of crime.
Blocks and neighborhoods who want to become more invested in their immediate community can learn crime prevention and security tips via Taylor on Watch meetings. Small groups of neighborhoods can join together and learn what to watch for to protect their families and their neighborhoods.
Police Chief Mary Sclabassi held four regional meetings last year that served as a great introduction to the program.
This year, she plans on more in-depth development of the anti-crime education.
The next Taylor on Watch meeting is scheduled in the Northwest Park outdoor pavilion near the swimming pool at 7 p.m. on September 10. Northwest Park is located off Van Born Road between Beech Daly and Inkster.
Another is scheduled at Clarence Randall Elementary School at 7 p.m. on September 23. The school is located at 8699 Robert.
Crime prevention programs like these are a priority of both Chief Sclabassi and Mayor Rick Sollars.
"We can all sit down, hear about best practices when it comes to neighborhood safety efforts, and also share concerns about specific parts of our city," Mayor Sollars said about the program.
Police Chief Mary Sclabassi agreed. “The police cannot be everywhere, all the time,” she said. “We need eyes and ears in the community. We are constantly aided by what concerned residents see and hear. And, given the proper education in what to look for, they can make their own neighborhoods safer. It’s all a learning process.”
For more information, contact the Taylor Police Department at (734) 374-1444.
Shwedel Dental will again hold its annual “Dentistry From the Heart ” on Saturday, September 12. The event offers free dentistry to the 125 people.
Dr. Steve Shwedel will host a free dental care event through Dentistry From The Heart supporting Wayne County residents by providing first 125 adult (18 and over) patients free dental services.
A team of dental professionals will provide patients with a free filling, extraction or cleaning. There will also be several Oral Surgeons, Hygienists, Dental Assistants and other dental professionals donating their time and resources, in order to provide free dental care to as many residents in need as possible.
Anyone is invited to attend. The event will be held at 25650 Goddard Road, Suite A, Taylor. Patients are asked to arrive early. The event is a first-come, first-serve basis.
Event registration will begin at 7:45 a.m. and patients will be seen through 5 p.m. Patients are encouraged dress appropriate for the weather and bring chairs, water, snacks, etc. as they will be outside while waiting to be seen.
This is the seventh annual event for Shwedel Dental . Previous events have brought relief to over 725 people while over $201,000 in free dental care to the Taylor community.
For more information call us at 313-769-3459.
In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with Dr. Vincent Monticciolo who wanted to give back to the community and to provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people in need. Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include over 200 annual events nationwide and has provided more than 60,000 people with an estimated $8 million in free dental care services.
For more information, please visit: www.dentistryfromtheheart.org
Taylor Dance is “Celebrating 50 years of Joy” on Sunday, September 13, at Heritage Park. Taylor Dance was founded in 1966 by Joy Squire (is photo).
The gala will begin at 1 p.m. in the Sheridan Center Open Air Pavilion, 12111 Pardee. The event kicks off at that time, followed by a performance at 2 p.m.
The schedule for the event on the 13th is as follows:
- 1 p.m. Gala
- 2 p.m. Performance by Taylor Dance
- 3 pm. Family Fun Event with kids activities, live music, dancing, etc.
The Gala at 1 p.m. requires a $50 ticket and advance RSVP while the performance and family fun event are open to the public ($5 admission; kids 12 and under free).
The special $50 ticket includes hors d’ouvres, wine and refreshments and premium seating for the performance. Dressy casual attire is suggested. For more information, call (734) 660-3121.
The Hungarian American Cultural Center, 26257 Goddard Road, will hold its annual pig roast from 12:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 12. Music will be provided by Kalman Hegedeos. Also featured will be authentic Hungarian cuisine, folk dancers, etc. Pork dinner, imported beers, wine and spirits, a pastry booth and Langos will all be available.
Openings are still available in the seventh annual golf outing to support the Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry, which is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, at Taylor Meadows Golf Club, 25360 Ecorse Road.
The golf outing is an important event that provides funding for the pantry, which supplies food for needy and hungry families and individuals in Taylor, Allen Park, Brownstown Township, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Southgate and Woodhaven.
Check-in on September 12 begins at 8 a.m. A shotgun start is set for 9 a.m. Golfers will receive coffee and a continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf with the use of a cart, lunch at the turn, dinner and two hours of bar service.
There will be prizes for the winning team, closest to the pin and closest to the line.
Admission is only $80 per golfer. All proceeds will go to the food pantry, whose mission is to make sure that no one goes hungry and that those in need are served with the dignity they deserve.
Volunteers at the non-profit, faith-based, non-sectarian organization say the number of people in need grows every month while the cost of food also escalates, increasing expenses for the pantry. An estimated 2.1 million pounds of food is distributed annually at the pantry, located at 25670 Northline Road in Taylor.
Sponsorships also are available and donations are always accepted.
For more information, call Len Vokal at (313) 949-0652 or Bryan Cragg at (313) 460-1053 or visit www.downriverfishandloaves.org to register.
The Third Annual Christy's Dance in the Park will be held on Saturday, September 12, at Heritage Park. A kids fun run, family walk and 5K run will all be offered, starting at Pavilion A.
Registration will be held at 7:30 a.m., followed by the kids run at 8, 5K run at 8:30 and family walk at 10. Register at TinyUrl.com/ChristysDance for $30. A family of six is also $30 per family and you receive water bottles.
For more information, click on www.christyslegacyofhope.com.
The Taylor Farmer's Market sponsored by Oakwood Healthcare will celebrate the arts on September 11. Community walk will begin in front of the Sheridan Center at 10:30 a.m.
Market opens at 11 and runs until 6 p.m. inside the Sheridan Center. Great produce, food and much more is always available.
If its too hot for you today, the City of Taylor would like to remind you that the Northwest Park pool is open through 6 p.m. After Labor Day Monday, the pool will close for the season.
Northwest Pool is located in Northwest Park, on Van Born between Beech Daly and Inkster.
Attendance has tripled at the pool after 2014. Mayor Rick Sollars and the current administration reopened the pool in 2014 after it had been closed for three years, due to budget restrictions. It is the only outdoor pool in the City.
After the Labor Day closure, the City plans to finish resurfacing the entire pool deck.
Teachers have been hard at work getting their classrooms ready for their new students. Most teachers came in on their own time, just have everything ready for this upcoming school year. At Taylor Parks Elementary School, the teachers worked long and hard in 90 degree temperatures, no air in this building, and are now very excited for the first day of what will be a great year.