45th Annual Arab & Chaldean Festival is This Weekend at Hart Plaza - Join in the Fun!
The 45th annual Arab & Chaldean Festival will take place at Detroit's Hart Plaza this weekend (July 30-31). The festival opens daily at 12:00 noon (the program runs from 6 p.m. to midnight). The event features a childrens fair, special cultural exhibits, folklore customs, Henna Tattoo, a fashion show and much, much more.
Admission is free to the public. Come join us this weekend at one of the largest Arab & Chaldean Festivals in North America!
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Community Shred Day Scheduled for August 13 in Inkster
Service Builders Foundation, Inc. and AARP are sponsoring a community shred event at the Inkster's Dozier Recreation Center (Middlebelt Road, North of Michigan Avenue) Saturday, August 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In addition to document shredding, the event will also include childrens' fun activities, arts and crafts, and more.
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Hot, Humid Conditions Expected to Continue
Southeast Michigan is expecting its hot, humid conditions to moderate slightly through the weekend, but then continue again beginning early next week. Residents are urged to take precautions to stay safe during times of extreme heat and humidity.
Click here for local hot weather safety information.
Click here for information from the CDC on hot weather safety.
DHFD Chili Cook-Off is August 27 - Join the Fun!
The Dearborn Heights Professsional Firefighters' annual Charity Chili Cook-Off will take place Saturday, August 27 at the city's Parkland Park. Join us for food, entertainment, games, prizes and more!
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Kids can be enrolled in Medicaid & CHIP any time of the year. Contact one of our Navigators today to learn how.
Zika Virus InformationThe media has been providing coverage on the Zika Virus. There are many questions and concerns regarding this virus, which has begun to make its presence in various parts of the United States.
The Center for Disease Control has prepared a quantity of information on this virus, which can be found by clicking on the following link:
Click here for the CDC website pages on the Zika Virus.
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Beware of Telephone Scams!
Recently, several Dearborn Heights residents have received telephone calls from individuals claiming to be IRS agents, informing the residents that they " . . . owe money to the IRS."
The callers try to pressure residents into either providing bank account or credit card, or other personal information to " . . . settle their account." Typically, when residents do not cooperate, the callers get more agressive and threatening. In many instances, the ...residents are threatened with " . . . IRS action" including jail time, foreclosure, bad credit ratings or a host of other threats.
These are scammers who are trying to cheat you out of your money - THEY ARE NOT IRS AGENTS. If you receive one of these calls, SIMPLY HANG UP. The IRS does NOT contact individuals by telephone to collect funds. Giving your credit card or bank account information to any unknown caller who is demanding any type of payment over the phone will almost certainly result in a loss of your money.
JUST HANG UP!
Dearborn Heights 2015 Water Quality Report is Now Available
Interested in knowing more about the quality of Dearborn Heights' water? The new 2015 Water Quality Report is completed, and available for review.
Click here for a copy of the 2015 Water Quality Report
Click here for a copy of Great Lakes Water Authority CEO Sue F. McCormick's letter regarding the absence of lead in local communities' water supply
Click here for access to the Great Lakes Water Authority's Q & A website page focusing on lead and copper in drinking water.
City Council Meetings Now on YouTubeThe City of Dearborn Heights City Council meetings are now available for viewing in their entirety on YouTube. The recordings begin with the first meeting of 2015, which was the January 13 meeting. Current meetings will be loaded onto the YouTube system, and will be available 2-3 days following the actual meeting date (due to the amount of time it takes to upload the large files into the YouTube system).
Curbside Recycling - What Can (and Can't) be RecycledDo you ever wonder (as you are preparing to drop that item in your recycling bin) if it is on the "acceptable" list for recycling? Wonder no more - the Waste Management Corporation has produced a convenient handout explaining what can (and can't) be recycled.
Click here to see Waste Management's recycling guidelines.
Residents Reminded to "Run Their Water" After Main BreaksThe City of Dearborn Heights experiences water main breaks from time to time throughout the city. As repairs are being made, small amounts of rust coloration are often released into the water supply. If you experience this discoloration in your water, simply run your water for a short period (10-15 minutes) until the discoloration dissipates and your water appears clear again. Although not harmful if consumed, laundering white or light-colored fabrics in discolored water could result in rust-colored stains.
Calendar of EventsClick here for a calendar of events taking place around the city
Calendar of Recreation Department Programs and ActivitiesFor a list of current events and activities, click here.
Waste Management Holiday Trash Pick-Up Schedule