Anti-bullying contest winners
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano will recognize Thursday the winners of this year’s Anti-Bullying Public Service Announcement contest.
The students entered self-produced, videos about the damage bullying inflicts and ways to prevent it; more than 80 entries were submitted from elementary, middle and high school students in the county.
A ceremony to honor the winners is 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Guardian Building, 500 Griswold in Detroit.
First-place winners receive $500; their school receives a $2,000 technology grant. Second-place winners receive a flip video MinoHD M2120M camcorder.
The elementary school winners are all from Haigh Elementary in Dearborn. First place: Alex Bellaire, fifth grade. Second place: Adam Illyes and Nathan Rudolph, fourth grade.
Middle school winners: First place, ASD Resource Room, seventh grade, Lincoln Park Middle School. In second place, Erik Williams’ eighth-grade class, Barber Focus School, Highland Park.
High school winners: First place, Robert Slubowski, 12th grade, William Ford Career Tech Center, Westland. In second place, Nichole Tyra, 11th grade, William Ford Career Tech Center, Westland, and Dan Sonne, 12th grade, Carlson High School, Rockwood.
New bulk trash, yard waste schedule
The Department of Public Works will switch to the spring-summer hours of 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at its four drop-off locations, beginning April 4.
A fifth location, J. Fons Transfer Station at 6451 E. McNichols, is open 8 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.
Residents can drop off bulk items, yard waste and recyclable items. Other locations: Southfield Yard, 12255 Southfield Service Drive; Davison Yard, 8221 W. Davison; State Fair Yard, 19715 John R, and 5840 Anthon.
DPW crews will begin curbside collection of yard waste April 4. Collections will be done on trash day.
Reserve Belle Isle shelters now
Are you planning a family reunion or picnic at Belle Isle this summer? It is time to reserve your picnic shelter.
The Detroit Recreation Department will begin taking reservations for picnic shelters at the Belle Isle Casino this week.
For July: Reservations will be taken 8 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3 p.m. Monday.
For August: Reservations will be taken 8 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday.
For May, June and September: Reservations will be taken 8 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday.
Doors open at 7 a.m.
Other reservations can be made at the Belle Isle White House 9 a.m.-noon and 2-3:30 p.m., beginning April 4.
Call 313-628-2081 for more information.