Thanks to these great businesses for sponsoring our Dexter Daze broadcast!
LaFontaine Chevrolet in Dexter
Click & Listen to HOUR 1 (9 AM-10 AM): [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/lal-1.mp3]
Dexter Daze: Welcome to Dexter! – Paula Palmer Burns, Owner, Palmer Insurance / Past President, Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce – This popular two-day event is bigger than ever this year, as Dexter Daze expands from Monument Park to the new Mill Creek Park. The venue offers a another stage for music and performances.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/palmer.mp3]
Pet of the Week: Lydia – Deb Kern, Humane Society of Huron Valley , along with Dean Erskine – Our Pet of the Week is Lydia, an eleven-year-old orange and white kitty on the prowl for her forever home. She is affectionate, incredibly loving, and as confident as they come. She would work best in a quieter home and with an adopter with some kitty experienced. Lydia knows exactly what she wants in life. Listen to this week’s interview at the link below for more info about Lydia and many other animals waiting for their forever homes who are available from the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/pet.mp3]
Quaila Pant, Business Development Manager, LaFontaine Automotive Group – Community events like Dexter Daze are made better when the business community shows its support for them. LaFontaine Chevrolet in Dexter has been one of those leaders, showing its commitment to the community in a number of ways. Throughout the summer, you can enter to win
a two-year lease on a vehicle from each LaFontaine dealership. That includes a Chevy Malibu at the Dexter store, a Buick Encore from the Ann Arbor store, and a Dodge Ram from the Saline
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/pant.mp3]
Mary Morgan, Publisher, Ann Arbor Chronicle – Ann Arbor’s Primary Election yielded some interesting results this past week. Mary tells us what happened and takes a look at the races in November. Ann Arbor City Council approved a bike share program and voted to close a portion of Main Street during UM Football games. There’s a battle over 7th Hour classes in the Ann Arbor Public high schools, and the Chronicle offers a guest editorial on the ACLU’s lawsuit filed this week.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/mary.mp3]
Around the Home: Artful Surroundings – Pete Nowakowski, BRAG Ann Arbor’s Marketing & Communications Director; Stacey Rayer, Garden Center Manager, BLOOM! Garden Center – When adding beauty to your home’s outdoor surroundings, don’t stop at the plants and landscaping. Art is a perfect way to create a gorgeous yard.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/home.mp3]
Click & Listen to HOUR 2 (9 AM-10 AM): [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/lal-2.mp3]
Paint Dexter Plein Air Festival – Victoria Schon, Dexter Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee – The iconic scene of an artist in a big brimmed hat with an easel painting or sketching an outdoor scene will come alive this week in Dexter. This type of art is called plein air – or open air – and the Dexter Arts, Culure and Heritage Committe is hosting a festival to attract these artists to the town from August 13-17. Visit www.dextermi.gov/arts for details.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/schon.mp3]
Healthy Living: Breakfast Boosts Weight Loss – Tina Miller, R.D. / Meijer Healthy Living Advisor: How do you start your day? A new study shows that dieters who eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to shed the pounds. Read Tina’s blog, which includes great recipes for you to try, here.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/tina.mp3]
Dexter’s Premier Event Expands, Draws Bigger Crowds – Karen Bentley, Co-Chair, Dexter Daze – Nestled along the banks of the Huron River, the Village of Dexter is a friendly, small town located just minutes to the west of Ann Arbor and east of Chelsea. Dexter Daze celebrates the town’s heritage and showcases its amenities.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/bentley.mp3]
Travel Michigan: Attracting the UK to Pure Michigan – David Lorenz, Manager, Industry Relations & International Marketing, Travel Michigan; Yolanda Fletcher, Partner, Cellet Travel Services – Billing itself as the gateway to sport in the USA, Cellet Travel Services provides tours from the UK to the United States. Michigan, with its four seasons and active lifestyle, is a a perfect draw. Visit www.GreatLakesUSA.co.uk to learn more about how the Great Lakes’ states attract travelers from overseas.
Click to Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/dave.mp3]
Meijer Shows Commitment to Dexter: Ben Negron, Store Director, Meijer on Jackson Road – With 204 stores, Michigan-based Meijer continues to expand its presence. Its latest store in Detroit is a great example of its commitment to the community. Likewise for its sponsorship of Dexter Daze. Ben Negron, whose Jackson Road store is one of Meijer’s flagship stores, says the concept is simple. Six percent of Meijer’s net proceeds is invested right back into the community.
Click to Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/negron.mp3]
Click & Listen to HOUR 3 (9 AM-10 AM): [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/lal-3.mp3]
Dexter H.S. Athletics – Mike Bavineau, Dexter H.S. Athletic Director – It has been a tumultuous couple of years for the Dexter High School Athletic Department with turnovers in leadership both in administration and coaching. That has all changed under the direction of the new athletic director.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/bavineau.mp3]
Dexter Rotary Playhouse Raffle: Larry Cobler, President, Dexter Rotary – Someone is going to take a piece of Dexter home with them, thanks to the Dexter Rotary Club. It’s a miniature replica of a Dexter restaurant.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/cobbler.mp3]
Parading through Dexter – Dr. Brent Kolb, Dexter Family Dentistry / Dexter Daze Parade Vice Chair – A marching band, floats, classic cars, and even classic tractors, were all featured in this year’s parade. Dr. Kolb explains how the parade comes together each year. A special thank you to Dr. Kolb for the use of his phone line for our live broadcast.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/kolb.mp3]
Damian on Design: Downsizing – Damian Farrell, Damian Farrell Design Group – If you’re downsizing, how do you capture all the functions of living, eating cooking, gathering, watching TV/movies, reading, working, relaxing, keeping important sentimental/useful things when you’re faced with a very pared down list?
Click to Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/damian.mp3]
Dexter in the Mitten: Katherine Larson, Artist – A fine artist, muralist, graphic designer, and classical singer, Katherine Larson is known for her many covers of the Ann Arbor Observer, and for her drawing of Ann Arbor..and the Rest of the World. Now she has captured the quaint community of Dexter with her Dexter in the Mitten.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/larson.mp3]
Kid-Friendly Fun: Tracy Lambert, Dexter Daze Event Coordinator – A lot of consideration was given to the little ones’ fun at Dexter Daze, something that Tracy Lambert knows well. She’s about ready to have her third baby!
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/lambert.mp3]
Non-Profit Spotlight: Dexter Historical Society & Museum – Beverly Hill,
Board Member – The village council approved a charitable gaming license application from the DAHS to run the annual $10,000 raffle, which use to be overseen by the Kiwanians. Proceeds will be used to help pay down the mortgage on the Gordon Hall Mansion.
Click & Listen: [audio:http://www.lance-erskine.com/audio/080513/npo.mp3]
Dexter Daze Photos:
Dexter Daze banner over Main Street.
1290 WLBY broadcast booth is to the left.
Thanks to Dr. Brent Kolb and
his Family Dentistry office for
providing us with a phone line
for our broadcast! Thanks also to
Aubree’s for our sidewalk space
in front of their location.
Paula Palmer Burns is the Past President of the Dexter
Area Chamber of Commerce and owner of Palmer Insurance
Sarah Thomas is the new Production Director at
Ann Arbor Radio, home of 1290 WLBY.
Dexter Area Chamber of Commerce President
Joe Schultz and family.
Jim and Sarah Seta (in the yellow and pink shirts) are
the owner of Stucci’s, Mr. Pita, and Bearclaw Coffee
in Dexter. They are with their son James and
Barbara Visovatti, who is an account executive with
Lance & Erskine Communications.
Ann Arbor Radio Production Director Brian Welch
THE DEXTER DAZE PARADE!