Thursday, May 23, 2013
Who’s NOT planning a BBQ this weekend? If the weather holds and you’ve got propane or charcoal, chances are, you’re grilling something with your friends and family. Here, new ideas for keeping your costs down. Sponsored by Home Depot.
Here at Patch, we like to be thrifty, so we talked to two barbeque experts and uncovered some really good ideas to help you save money on your next outdoor party. 1. Start with a good marinade. This means planning ahead -- say, Friday. But it’s worth it, says Rick Browne, host of Barbeque America on PBS, because you can pass up that well-marbled ribeye steak and buy a less tender and less expensive choice to grill like a flank steak or chuck steak. Just marinate it or brine for one or two days and then cook long and slow on the barbeque grill to break down tissues but maintain moisture. “You need to include an acid in the marinade, perhaps juice, vinegar or soy sauce, but avoid cola which is so acidic it can turn meat into a soggy mess…
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Here is a look at the holiday through pictures. Be sure to share yours, too!
It was a weekend to remember those who served to protect our country - and those who continue to do so today. It was an opportunity for a picnic, parade or festival and a chance to take a dip in the pool as the summer pool season began. Here is a look at Memorial Day weekend from Grosse Pointe to Saline and several places in between. Did you do something fun this weekend? Add it to our gallery by clicking on the upload photos button above.
Monday, May 28, 2012
U.S. Senator Carl Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released this statement on the Memorial Day holiday.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Each year, Americans pause on Memorial Day to remember those have served our country, and especially those who have paid the ultimate price to defend us and our freedoms. This Memorial Day weekend, as brave Americans serve their nation in far-away places and their loved ones anxiously await a homecoming, we should reflect on the enormous sacrifices of our troops and their families, from our nation’s founding until today.
Residents and city officials lined the streets to pay their respects to local veterans.
The annual New Baltimore Memorial Day Parade usually attracts hundreds of citizens to the downtown area to honor local veterans, and this year was no exception. Many people, some adorned in red, white and blue and others who brought their children and pets to watch the fun, came out to support. "It's such a great sense of community," said New Baltimore resident Barb Matthews. "It's so nice to see how many people were here today to support these veterans." Madryn Johnson, and her husband, Roy, who live a few streets away, say they can't imagine missing the parade. "We're happy that we live so close and it's very easy for us to come here," said Madryn. "The number of veterans on the floats passing by is just wonderful."
VFW Commander, Macomb County elected officials, WJR Radio personality Frank Beckmann and rocker Eddie Money share their thoughts about the importance of Memorial Day.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The festivities kick off on Front Street at 10 a.m. as the parade marches up Washington Street to Green Street, ending at City Hall.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a long weekend are a recipe for a perfect weekend for boating. The Macomb County Sheriff's Office offers some tips for a safe time on the water.
Walter and Mary Burke Park is the Readers' Choice pick for the best place for a picnic in New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township.
Where's the best place for a picnic? Walter and Mary Burke Park. At least that's what Patch readers have determined after the weeklong Readers' Choice quest for the best place for a picnic in New Baltimore and Chesterfield Township. Burke Park received five votes in the poll, and it is the second time it has won a Readers’ Choice poll. The park also was selected as the best place for a staycation. The winner was determined by the Patch editor, based on poll votes, comments and reviews on Patch Places. Check out all of our Readers' Choice winners. Do you have something to say about Burke Park? Visit their free listing and leave a review. You can also add reviews for the hundreds of other businesses in Patch Places. Do you own a business in …
From government offices to schools, here's a quick glance at what will be closed this Memorial Day.
Macomb County Government Offices, Courts Chesterfield Township Municipal Offices New Baltimore Municipal Offices New Baltimore Recreation Center Chesterfield Township Library MacDonald Public Library Schools Anchor Bay Public Schools L'Anse Creuse Public Schools
Thursday, May 24, 2012
AAA Michigan estimates that 1.1 million Michigan residents will travel this weekend.
Whether it's Up North, into the Thumb, or just plain out of town, AAA Michigan estimates that 1.1 million Michigan residents will travel 50 miles or more on vacation during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. So as you prepare for your long weekend away, or in (going to New Baltimore's Memorial Day parade, perhaps?), check out these interesting facts, and tell us: Will you be traveling this Memorial Day weekend?