Saturday, December 10, 2011
Players, coach, general manager support Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign around Metro Detroit.
Tough on the ice, the Detroit Red Wings showed their softer side Friday when they rang bells and raised $17,150 for the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign throughout Metro Detroit. Six players, the team’s coach and general manager took some time away from their NHL Central Division race and collected donations for about two hours Friday in Plymouth, Troy, Northville and Birmingham, allowing fans a chance to get personal with their favorite Red Wings while giving a boost to the Salvation Army’s holiday fundraising. At the Plymouth Kroger, fans filed outside the door and around the store to donate money and get autographs from — and photographs with — Red Wings Drew Miller and Valtteri Filppula. For Miller, who grew up in East Lansing, …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Six Detroit players, coach and general manager scheduled to collect donations in Plymouth, Northville, Birmingham and Troy.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
- John McKay
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Members of the Detroit Red Wings will be sporting red kettles Friday in Plymouth, Northville, Birmingham and Troy to raise money for the Salvation Army, according to a news release from the team. Coach Mike Babcock and Ken Holland, the team's executive vice president and general manager, will collect donations from 3:30-5:30 p.m. outside Hiller's Market in downtown Northville. Holland is serving as the honorary chairman for the Salvation Army's 2011 Red Kettle Campaign for the sixth straight year, according to the news release. Drew Miller and Valtteri Filppula of the Red Wings will be at the Kroger in Plymouth. Red Wings players Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm will collect donations in front of Hockeytown Authentics in Troy. Fans at …
Thursday, November 24, 2011
What does an American Thanksgiving celebration mean to you and your family?
Thanksgiving is an American Holiday that celebrates the Pilgrims first successful harvest in America. These days, the holiday has a different meaning to every American family. For my family, it's a day of peace, happiness, food and festivities. For Hartland Farmer Patricia Roeske and her family, who raise about 400 hormone free turkeys each year for Thanksgiving, the holiday means a lifeline. Roeske said not only is the farm a major source of income for her family, it also gives her pleasure to see people enjoy the natural, healthy meals that are produced from her farm. What does Thanksgiving mean to you and your family? Tell us in the comment section below. Video shot by Alex Bitoff of Fifth and Main Productions.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
From Hall Road to Twelve Oaks, and Laurel Place to Somerset, stores are opening earlier than ever this day after Thanksgiving, if not on Thanksgiving. What do you think is appropriate?
Early birds are getting even earlier this year. Target is opening at midnight on Black Friday this year. You can shop at Toys R Us after tucking into your turkey–it opens at 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Patch readers are already talking about their feelings on Black Friday's early openings on Facebook. In Macomb, reader Heather Misiewicz said she usually shops Cyber Monday, "but I'm going to brave it this year and do Black Friday." In Dearborn, reader Andrea V. Haag took the salesperson's perspective: "HATE IT! For us sales people who have to work, these retail store keep pushing up the time of opening....it's no longer Black Friday, it's THANKSGIVING!!!!" What do you think?
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The community has several fun options, from the holiday tree lighting to a jingle from Kris Kringle.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and with that comes plenty of Christmas events. Here's the lowdown for Chesterfield Township: Want more holiday happenings? Visit our Events page for plenty of ideas and check out Holiday Happenings in New Baltimore.
Generosity is behind many of the community's holiday events.
New Baltimore has plenty of holiday events going on this season. Read on for details: Visit our Events page for plenty of seasonal festivities and check out the Holiday Happenings in Chesterfield Township.
Sunday, November 13, 2011
It's Day 2 in Megan's "12 Days of Thanksgiving." On the path of organization, she is focusing on potluck pleasures and family chores.
I never feel bad about delegating, and that's how we do Thanksgiving in my house. This goes for cleaning, too. Today, I’ll ask my sons to wash the dining room windows (I know they’ve been dying to do this) and my husband will help me do a thorough job of dusting my cabinet of tchotchkes, which everyone seems to look at when they come to our home. My husband also is hanging new blinds today that will help cut back on reflection and glare on the television when everyone’s tuned into the Lions at 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Day 1, we made a list (Did you make a list? If not, there's time to catch up.) Today, refer to your list and jot down more specifics on what you’d like everyone to do and bring. Carolyn Hefner, owner of The China …
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Follow along with Patch Home & Gardens writer Megan Swoyer as she prepares for Thanksgiving, with daily tips to keep readers on track. Today: Get out a pen and start The List.
Thanksgiving 2011 – and once again my husband and I are hosting! Things we work around to make the day special: health issues range from a teen with Crohn’s disease (sensitive to too many fat grams, digestive issues) to an adult who requires a gluten-free diet. With that, fat grams and wheat and gluten factors are top-of-mind (Example: there’s no way I can open a jar of, say, Spartan-brand gravy and call it a day … most mainstream canned and jarred gravy has wheat and gluten ingredients, not to mention fat grams aplenty). Other challenges: Between family members attending or volunteering at America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit and Lions football fans (especially this year!) glued to the television, it’s not always easy to have an ETD (…
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 …
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…