Village Green, Millender Family and The Robert L. Millender, Sr. Memorial Fund, Inc. Agree on Millender Center Apartment’s Naming
Category: Community - Original Written by Michigan Chronicle Staff
Detroit, Mich., May 7, 2013 – With the recent acquisition of Millender Center Apartments, Village
Green, one of the nation’s largest privately-held developers, owners and managers of luxury apartment
communities, along with The Robert L. Millender, Sr. Memorial Fund and the Millender family, have
agreed to include the Millender name in the apartments to honor and recognize the late Robert
Millender’s major contributions.
The legacy of Mr. Millender will be celebrated when Millender Center Apartments are renovated and
repositioned within the marketplace. The apartment community’s new name will be announced at a later
date, but will include “at Millender Center.” A commemorative portrait and plaque will be prominently
displayed in the lobby, and a rededication will take place at the grand opening after renovations are
complete. Residents and guests will be given literature highlighting the many accomplishments of Mr.
Millender, and his achievements will be included on the community’s website.
Robert L. Millender, Sr., a political strategist, was a driving force behind the first generation of
successful African American politicians in the City of Detroit. By developing an overall strategy for
African American political aspirations, and acting as campaign manager and trusted advisor to elected
officials, including Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Michigan Secretary of State Richard Austin, Judge
and Congressman George Crocket, Mayor Coleman Young, several judges and members of Detroit City
Council, Millender helped Detroit’s African Americans gain political influence. Although never a
candidate for political office himself, Millender’s significance to the people of Detroit was demonstrated
by the naming of the Robert L. Millender Center in his honor.
The Millender family stated, “We are very appreciative for the responsiveness of Village Green and its
chief executive, Jonathan Holtzman, to the family and community concerns about maintaining the name
of our father in connection with the apartments. We understand Village Green is not involved with the
rest of the Millender Center complex.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 06:17
Category: Community - Original Written by Amber L. Bogins
Tour de Troit’ Second Annual Cycle into Spring is expecting twice as many participants as it did last year. Last year’s event raised two thousand dollars for the Connor Creek Greenway that connects Detroit’s eastside to the Detroit River.
“We’re excited to partner with the Detroit Eastside Community Collaborative to bring attention to the city’s eastside and support the completion of the Connor Creek Greenway,” Tour de Troit Co-Director, Vittoria Katanski said. “Our non-profit strives to make cycling more accessible in Detroit by raising awareness and supporting the development of greenways and bike paths with proceeds from our events. As a result of this ride, we hope to be able to make a solid contribution to the Connor Creek Greenway project.”
Cycle into Spring will be held May 18th. The twenty mile cycling event will take cyclists from the Detroit River and will continue to Eight Mile, returning along the nine miles of cycling infrastructure that traces the original Connor Creek that links people, parks, green spaces, neighborhoods, schools and shops. Sites to see along the way include the Coleman A. Young International Airport, Mt. Olivet Cemetery, the Milbank Trail, the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly Plant and Chandler Park.
“We are building two miles of the greenway as we speak, from McNichols to Eight Mile, and hope to show it off to the hundreds of riders that come to enjoy our eastside greenway,” said Libby Levy, Program Director for the Connor Creek Greenway. “Cycle into Spring is a great event to expose people to our hidden gem and to raise funds to help us create a great greenway for generations to come.”
Cycle into Spring will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Advanced registration is available online through May 11 and will include a T-shirt. The ride will have a police escort and a rest stop with refreshments. Slows to Go will provide a barbecue lunch. Vegetarian options are available. To register, go online to http://cycleintospring2013.eventbrite.com/#
Connor Creek Greenway is part of a larger “Greenway Vision” in Southeast Michigan, whose goal is to create a regional, linked greenway network between Southeastern Michigan communities.
Tour de Troit is a nonprofit organization that produces cycling and running events to raise awareness about the benefits of pedestrian activities, including cycling, walking and running. Cycle into Spring is Tour de Troit’s fourth event of the year.
For more information about Tour de Troit, visit www.Tour-de-Troit.org
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:42
Category: Community - Original Written by Princess Hayes
Southfield Councilwoman Sylvia Jordan and Family Victory Fellowship presents the BLOOM Conference 2013, an event for girls ages 12-18 and their mothers. The theme of the conference is “I’m A Reality Star”
Created in 2007, the Bloom conference was created to help girls blossom into womanhood. This year’s conference will present a robust agenda to instill leadership, confidence and a positive self-image to its participants. The goals for the day are to empower the participants to live a successful lifestyle, enlighten their minds, and equip them with ability to strive for success. In addition, the conference event will focus on improving the mother-daughter bond, a critical support necessary for girls as they transition into womanhood.
WHEN: Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Family Victory Fellowship, 19421 W. Ten Mile, Southfield, MI 48075
WHAT: Family Victory Fellowship presents an all day event with eight workshops and classes on a range of topics geared to provide teen girls’ with the practical tools to navigate life, accomplish their dreams and step into their future with the support of caring women and technology.
Teen Fashion: What Does Your Clothes Say About You
Social Media Etiquette: How To Behave When No One is Present But Everyone is Around
Managing Your Money So It Doesn’t Manage You
College Bound: Preparing Now for Your Future
Youth Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Business
Cooking & Sewing (a request by the young ladies!!!!)
Special Guests include: Bianca Golden- America’s Next Top Model- Cycle 9 finalist and the Southfield Police will present their – Safe Girls Workshop. The cost for the event is $20 per person early bird discount. After May 1, 2013 $25.00
WHO: Some 300 young women will participate in a day devoted to communication, relationships and personal empowerment.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 16:46
Category: Community - Original Written by Princess Hayes
”You Drink. You Drive. We Fly” advocacy campaign targets role of alcohol in injury, disease and death
Beaumont One and PHI Air Medical, L.L.C. have launched a nationwide effort to educate local communities they serve about alcohol awareness during the month of April. The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has designated the month to raise public awareness of alcohol-related injuries, diseases and deaths.
“The fact that one in 12 adults in our country either abuse or are dependent on alcohol is something that our company and crews do not take lightly,” explains Sean O’Neal, regional director for Beaumont One/PHI Air Medical, L.L.C. “Our focus with the ‘You Drink. You Drive. We Fly’ campaign is to arm the communities we serve, people of all ages and backgrounds, with the facts related to alcohol use. Through distribution of materials and educational resources, we hope to raise awareness and help to prevent the alcohol-related accidents our crews see first-hand, all too often.”
The campaign will include a variety of local events, social media messaging and community-wide grassroots efforts
Local fire and police, high school students and Beaumont One crew members will stage a mock car crash designed to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving during prom season on:
* Tuesday, May 7, 12:30 p.m. Hartland High School, 10635 Dunham Road, Hartland
* Wednesday, May 15, 1 p.m. Southfield High School, 24675 Lahser Road, Southfield (Rain date: May 16)
The facts on alcohol abuse and alcoholism are alarming:
* 79,000 deaths are annually attributed to excessive alcohol use
* Alcoholism is the third leading lifestyle-related cause of death in the nation
* Up to 40 percent of all hospital beds in the United States (except for those being used by maternity and intensive care patients) are being used to treat health conditions related to alcohol consumption
* One in 12 adults either abuse alcohol or are alcohol-dependent
“Our crews are the ones at the scene providing critical care for these patients, so we believe we have a responsibility to provide support and education about the dangers of alcohol in the communities we serve,” continued O’Neal.
"Approximately one out of every three motor vehicle accidents is related to alcohol” says Patrick Pettengill, M.D., emergency medicine specialist and Beaumont One medical director “As an ER physician, I have seen the results of drinking and driving and it is not pleasant. I am happy to be working with PHI Air Medical to educate our community about the dangers of drinking and driving."
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About PHI Air Medical
PHI Air Medical, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of PHI Inc., the world leader in rotary flight for more than 50 years, and provides support for many of the nation’s leading health care organizations. PHI Air Medical pilots have recorded more than 10 million flight hours, in virtually every type of helicopter and terrain known. The Air Medical fleet consists of proven aircraft outfitted with medical interiors conducive to providing sustained emergent care for air medical transports and most PHI Air Medical programs operate at or above Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) standards. PHI Air Medical headquarters are located in Phoenix, Arizona.
About Beaumont’s Level I Trauma Center
Beaumont, Royal Oak is the only hospital in Oakland and Macomb counties, and one of nine in Michigan, that is a Level I trauma center, the highest designation for trauma care. In 2011, Beaumont cared for 1,406 trauma patients.
At Beaumont’s Level I trauma center:
* Surgeons are on-call 24/7 and in the hospital within 15 minutes of a critically injured patient’s arrival.
* Dedicated, full-time flight service- Beaumont One helicopter medical transportation service
* A helipad is available for patients who need to be airlifted.
* The doctors and nurses are all specially trained in trauma care.
* State-of-the-art diagnostic and testing equipment are available.
* The trauma team is ready when the patient arrives and cares for him throughout his hospital stay.
* Family support is available, including social workers and pastoral care.
* A trauma registry is kept to aid trauma research.
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Beaumont Hospitals, 3601 W 13 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 16:59
Category: Community - Original Written by Princess Hayes
The Oak Park School District proudly presents its 2013 Spring Open House and Community Resource Fair. This event will allow parents and students from Oak Park and surrounding communities to receive first-hand information regarding the exciting and innovative educational programs offered in the Oak Park School District including high school learning academies and dual enrollment programs, gender-based classes for middle school students and foreign language classes for elementary school children. Information regarding student enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year will also be available for parents wishing to enroll their child. Businesses and community service agencies will also be on hand to provide parents and community members with resources that are available. This family event will include food, fun, and exciting give-a-ways.
The event will take place Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 10:00am to 12:00noon at Oak Park High School located at 17301 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park, Michigan 48237.
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Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 16:25
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