Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Find out what to do with your Christmas tree after the holidays in New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township.
Christmas has come and gone. Now that the holiday is over, it’s time to kick the tree to the curb. Here’s how to properly dispose of your Christmas tree in New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township. New Baltimore: Residents can dispose of their Christmas trees by placing them at the curb on a Wednesday for Waste Management to pick up, Clerk Marcia Shinska said. Chesterfield Township: Residents can dispose of their Christmas trees by placing them at the curb on their regular garbage collection day through the first week of January, Clerk Cindy Berry said. The trees will not be collected after that time. All decorations, ornaments and tinsel must be removed. When it’s time to trash the tree, make sure you do it safely. The U.S. Fire …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Stay safe during the holidays with fire prevention tips provided by the U.S. Fire Administration and New Baltimore Fire Chief Ken Lawfield.
Popular decorations such as twinkling lights and Christmas trees can increase the chances of a house fire during the holiday season. Nearly 400 fires involving Christmas trees and holiday lights occur each year, according to the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration. These fires result in 21 deaths and more than $25 million in property damage. Don’t let the holidays go up in smoke. Stay safe with these tips. Have a real Christmas tree? Keep it watered Don’t forget to water your Christmas tree regularly. A dry tree can ignite when exposed to shorts in electrical lights or open candle flames, according to the USFA. Keep your tree away from heat sources that could dry it out, such as fireplaces and heat vents. …
Friday, December 21, 2012
Holiday decorations, Christmas trees, kids pictures with Santa and more can be shared in our Pics & Clips gallery.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Catch up on your latest headlines in Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore in this news recap.
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch recaps the headlines from around town this past week.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
A majority of the township Board of Trustees granted Mangiapane Trees permission to relocate and extend business dates.
Chesterfield Township Board of Trustees voted 4-3 Monday in favor of allowing a seasonal Christmas tree business to move a half-mile down 23 Mile and extend operation dates. Russ Mangiapane Jr. previously sold the trees, wreaths and grave blankets at the parking lot outside Kroger but had to move due to construction of a credit union. With this approval, he will be able to sell trees at the Bayside Plaza, where Premier Lanes is located. "It's the traffic of 23 Mile that gets me costumers," Mangiapane said. "My costumers are used to me being there." Mangiapane and his family have been selling trees for more than 20 years. The approval also means they can start selling as soon as Nov 14. "I have a lot of customers that want grave blankets …
Monday, November 7, 2011
Chesterfield Township Board of Trustees are scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Monday in municipal offices on Sugarbush Road.
Some controversial issues are scheduled to go before Chesterfield Township Board of Trustees Monday night in municipal offices, according to the meeting agenda. Among the matters the board, which experienced its own scrutiny after the three full-time officials requested and then rescinded major pay raises, is to discuss are: To view the entire agenda, visit http://patch.com/bvaxN. Check back with Patch for updates.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A longtime seasonal tree stand is requesting to move its location, but some local businesses worry it will take away their business.
A debate over the location of a temporary Christmas tree stand has some concerned there won't be enough seasonal spending to go around. Russ Mangiapane Jr., a co-owner of his family's business called Mangiapane Trees, said he wants to start selling his trees around Nov. 13 to Christmastime instead of on Thanksgiving to late December, as the seasonal permit mandates. The business is also requesting to relocate from the Kroger parking lot on 23 Mile to the Premier Lanes plaza because the construction of a credit union in the old location. But, when the request went before the Chesterfield Township Board of Trustees last week, some felt the new destination would adversely affect permanent businesses, such as local nurseries. The board decided…