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VOL. 127, NO. 39 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

Milan to Weave the Web:


Make sure to click on www.
heritage.com around the
celebrate clock for in-depth coverage
of Washtenaw County. Our
“Most Viewed” story this week

history, is “DHS student’s death still


under investigation”

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Check out our videos:
Events set this ■ Martha Churchill’s
weekend as part head is shaved
■ MHS Homecoming
of anniversary weekend plans
■ Ford Lake Committee
seeks input
By Steven Howard
Heritage Newspapers ■ Journalist speaks at
U of M
Milan will celebrate its 125th
anniversary this weekend with
a long roster of events meant to
commemorate the city’s diverse
heritage. Connect with
The celebration will begin Hotjobs by
Friday with the 125th anniver-
sary celebration floats displayed Monster:
in the Milan High School Click on the “jobs” tab on
Homecoming Parade. the home page of our web-
On Saturday, Milan Parks site or go directly to http://
and Recreation will provide a jobs.heritage.com.
drive-in movie free of charge
in Wilson Park. The film,
“American Graffiti,” will start
at dusk and there will be a con-
cessions area.
Sunday will feature more
activities, with various events Join us on Twitter:
listed as taking place from noon We have 1,103 follow-
to 6 p.m. ers on Twitter. Become a
The events include: Milan News-Leader follower.
• Noon –– Milan High School Click on the Twitter tab
Jazz Band kicks off the day. on the home page or go
Photos by Joyce Ervin
• 1 p.m. –– Milan Senior Line directly to http://twitter.com/
Dancers. Ray Novara, owner of Ray’s Barber Shop, shaves Martha Churchill’s head to promote cancer awareness. SalineMilanNews.
• 2 p.m. –– Barbershop quar-
tet, Meta-4.
• 3 p.m. –– Sugar Scandal skit

Creating
“The Last Tea” (written by local
historian and council member
Martha Churchill).
• 3:30 p.m. –– Kangaroo Court. Join us on
• 4 p.m. –– Water ball fight,
Milan Area Fire Department. Facebook:
• 5 p.m. –– Happy birthday We have 442 fans on
cake for Milan. Facebook. Click on the
• 5:30 p.m. –– Time capsule Councilwoman has head shaved to Facebook tab on the home
page of our website or search
ceremony.
• 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. –– Brothers raise cancer awareness, money for us on Facebook.
of the Brush registration.
2 p.m. to 6 p.m. –– Carriage By Joyce Ervin
rides and photos, (for a fee, Special Writer
located on Wabash Street near
the fire station). Milan City Council member Martha Churchill was joined
In addition, the event bro- Sept. 13 by family, friends, city officials and clergy who came
The Marketplace:
chure lists several happenings in support of her efforts to promote cancer awareness with the Local ads are just a hop
that will go on for the duration away at the MIcentral.com
shaving of her head at Ray’s Barber Shop on East Main Street. marketplace. While you are
of the day. The party turned into a community event and fundraiser full there, you can check out all
• Food for purchase from local of games with winners receiving prizes of disposable safety the special supplements of
restaurants and catering busi- razors. Journal Register Co. newspa-
nesses. A skit written by Churchill, who recently had a cancerous pers in Michigan.
• Ongoing kids’ games, locat- tumor removed and is undergoing chemotherapy, was per- Click on “marketplace” on
ed by the Children’s Nursery formed by Linda Gilson of the Milan Area Historical Society the home page of our Web
School. and chairwoman of Milan’s 125th Anniversary Committee. site or go directly to www.
• Farm animals for petting. marketplace.micentral.com/
Gilson, dressed in historical garb, while representing an 1885 ROP/Categories.aspx.
• Antique tractor display. Milan settler welcoming the crowd to the newly formed village.
• Model T display. She artfully brought the growth of Milan up to the present day
• Massage chair. buzz cut celebration. Someting new:
• Various vendors. After shaving Churchill’s head, Ray Novara, owner of the bar- Deals2Click4 is here.
There also will be trailer on bershop, gave buzz cuts to willing participants for a donation. Check out www.heritage.
site provided by National RV Fellow council member Michael Armitage was the first to climb com to save on everything
Direct, which will feature an Martha Churchill (left) poses with 4-month-old grandniece, from restaurants to roofing.
in Novara’s chair. Zariah House, and her niece, Masara House, after her haircut, Purchase gift cards at a price
exhibit related to the recently-
PLEASE SEE BUZZ/20-A a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. below face value.
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Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-C BRIEFLY... Administration Hospital patients. Call 439-2714 or ■ Library has large lost-and-found collection: Have
visit the Friends website at www.milanlibrary.org for you lost anything at the Milan Public Library? The
■ Library Friends group to hold meeting: The more information. library’s display case is full of items, including books,
Printed Friends of the Milan Public Library will hold its fall ■ Rabbit Sanctuary Open House set Oct. 10: Great sunglasses, photos and toys, that have been left
on business meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will Lakes Rabbit Sanctuary will hold an open house from behind at the library, according to a press release
recycled be held at the Milan Public Library, 151 Wabash St. noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at the sanctuary, located at from the library. If you have lost anything, stop by the
paper The meeting is open to the public. The Friends group Whitaker and Judd roads near Lincoln High School. library and see if your items have been found. The
provides support to numerous library programs, Tours, children’s games, face painting, entertainment items will be disposed of or donated at the end of
including summer reading programs, library equip- and food will be available. Cost $6 for adults and chil- September if they are not claimed. For more informa-
ment, Books for Babies and Kits for Newborns, book dren 12 and younger, $3. For more information, visit tion, call 439-1240.

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