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Posted on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 : 9:48 a.m.

Weight Watchers president Florine Mark makes donation to U-M Cardiovascular Center; workshop on bullying held in Ypsilanti May 8

By Staff


Florine Mark, president of Weight Watchers Group.

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From Weight Watchers President Florine Mark giving more than $16,000 to the U-M Cardiovascular Center to Restoration Inc. sponsoring a forum on bullying, here's a roundup of some of the stories posted on’s Community Wall this week:

By: Laurie: Weight Watchers Group President & CEO Florine Mark Supports Women's Heart Health with $16,247 Donation to U-M Cardiovascular Center

Weight Watchers Group President and CEO Florine Mark presented checks totaling almost $50,000 to representatives of three local medical institutions April 18. The monies will be used to advance women’s health in metro-Detroit.

By: Angela Verges: Bullying...A look at both sides-A community problem

Restoration Inc. (a non-profit organization) is presenting a parent/child work shop about bullying. The workshop will take place on May 8, 6:30-8:30pm at Strong Tower Ministries, 134 Spencer Lane, Ypsilanti, 48198.

By: Mara Angeline Capili: The clock keeps ticking... Take control of your time!

By: Donna DeButts: Ypsilanti District Library Offers World War II Program

By: Dane Jackson: Lily Grace Cosmetics to host Tata Harper representative for exclusive seminar

By: Janet Hawkins: WCC Welcomes Michelle Mueller To Campus

By: Martha Laatsch: UMHS Offers Free Throat Cancer Screening, Saturday 4/28, 9 am - 1pm

By: bbbswashtenaw: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County Initiates New Site-Based Mentoring Programs in Ypsilanti and Seeks Volunteer Bigs

By: Sritter: AIM HIGH SCHOOL Open House

By: encreative: Chelsea's Company C Presents Spring Motown Show

By: Millie Chu: Tonight! "30 Seconds to Make It Happen!" A2 LEAP Learning & Networking Session 4/26, 6pm-7pm

By: State Parks Rock!: Rec 101: Intro to Mountain Biking

By: Ypsilanti Jaycees: Mom to Mom sale'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.


Bertha Venation

Fri, Apr 27, 2012 : 7:08 p.m.

I like Florine Mark, but she always looks so surprised! ;)


Fri, Apr 27, 2012 : 3:19 p.m.

Any donation to a good cause is nice. But there are a lot of people that make modest donations that do not generate a press release, provide a glamour shot and get a story in multiple newspapers for a total of.....$16,000? That's a good return on her adversising dollar. Typically would run this type of story after Taubman or Ross donate $50 million to UM. Here we have Florine getting the same bang for $16,000? Again...kudos for any donation of any size from anyone....but a donation with a quid pro quo (press release) attached screams, "look at me, patronize my business"