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Posted on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 9:52 a.m.

Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks individuals to 'Adopt a Family' for the holidays; Hospice seeks veterans to comfort other vets at end of life

By Staff


From Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County seeking individuals and groups to "adopt a family" for the holidays to Hospice of Michigan seeking military veterans to support other vets at the end of life, here’s a roundup of some of the stories posted on’s Community Wall this week:

By: bbbswashtenaw: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County-Needs YOU to Adopt-A-Family!!

The success of Adopt-A-Family is due to the generosity of individuals like you, who have donated food, personal care items, new clothes, games and toys to our families, who might not otherwise have gifts to open!

 By: Volunteer Manager at Hospice of Michigan Ann Arbor: Veteran's Day Request: Veterans Needed to Support Veterans at End of Life

As a veteran, you know that there are some things that you've experienced that can only be related to by another veteran.

By: Beth Stewart: "Dance Mix" by the Michigan Philharmonic features U of M grad Zach Shemon

By: Paul Pawlaczyk: Free PowerBar Nutritional Seminar, November 7th 6:30 p.m.

By: Chris Kochmanski: “Montessori Fundays,” Daycroft’s Parent-Toddler Program, Sets Schedule for Winter 2013

By: Ann Arbor Academy: College Fair for students with learning disabilities will be held on Thursday, November 15, from 6:30 - 8:30 at Huron High School

By: Jessica: Election poll workers work almost 18 hours straight

By: Jennifer Wiley: Young People’s Ballet Theatre hosts annual “Breakfast with Santa”

By: Richard Carter: E. Stadium Bridge to open November 14th

By: Jan Hack: Spinathon Fundraiser for Livestrong at the YMCA Program

By: Palacios: Harvest Dinner, Saturday, November 17 at First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor

By: Val Jaskiewicz: Benefit Performance at Creekside Restaurant for East Coast Storm Relief’s Community Wall is a spot for local people to post local stories, news and announcements. To post a story, sign in to, then go to and use the Got News? Tell Us function at the top to submit your news. If you have a photo to add, e-mail it to us at, and we’ll insert it into your story.


Dog Guy

Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 9:36 p.m.

I find it difficult to get into the Christmas spirit when nobody is allowed to mention Christmas. It is always winter and never Christmas around here. Wake me for New Year's Eve.


Fri, Nov 9, 2012 : 8:30 p.m.

There are lots of organizations that are helping the less fortunate this Holiday season. Make sure that you really check into an organization before you give this year. Do your homework and don't assume that because an agency is part of a national organization that they are the best. Remember to "shop local"even with your charitable donations.