Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Public boat docks and a patrol boat will be celebrated during June dedications.
New Baltimore will celebrate its new public boat docks and security patrol boat during two June ceremonies at Walter and Mary Burke Park. The events, at 11 a.m. June 17 and 4 p.m. June 18, mark a multi-agency effort formed by New Baltimore with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, Detroit-Wayne Port Authority and Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, according to New Baltimore Police Chief Tim Wiley. The harbor, which was constructed during winter, will include 10 finger docks allowing 16 boats. The docks will be along Anchor Bay in the so-called old beach area of the park near the water plant. The patrol boat aims to boost security on local waterways with help from city police reserves and by partnering with Macomb County Sheriff's Marine …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Have a great photo, painting or drawing that you think will be a perfect cover photo to illustrate the change in season from winter to spring for our Facebook page? Upload it now.
With the start of the new season, it's a great time to freshen up the New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch Facebook page cover photo — and we're looking for your help. From now until Friday, March 22, we'll be accepting submissions for a cover photo — it could be a recent photograph, something from the archives, a painting or a drawing. For a while now, the cover photo has been of the pier at Walter and Mary Burke Park during Winterfest 2013's Polar Bear Plunge. Show us your favorite photo of the change in seasons in town. Your submission can be from anywhere in Chesterfield and New Baltimore including a sports team, neighborhood, landmark or one of the parks. There's no age requirement to submit: You just have to be a New Baltimore-…
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Mayor Larry Smith said he hopes to have prime waterfront property in New Baltimore developed in the near future.
An unidentified developer plans to submit a bid on waterfront property in downtown New Baltimore, Mayor Larry Smith said Monday night. "He is preparing to give us a bid on the property as it stands right now," Smith told city council without disclosing the name of the mystery buyer. That potential offer on the city-owned property, including the former police station on Front Street, comes on the heels of a majority of city council rejecting Smith's request for commercial appraisals. Last week, the mayor said he was meeting with the developer in hopes the failed motion would not scare him off. Smith has previously cited his vision for the waterfront land is to lure locals and visitors with development. Several new additions are anticipated …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Township Patch counts down the days to spring.
Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore residents can start looking out for local characteristics of the spring season. Patch rounds up some sure signs of spring: World's Finest Frozen Custard, complete with mini golf and play areas, opens March 20 off 23 Mile in Chesterfield Township, according to its Facebook page. The seasonal stand is a popular, family-friendly hangout. Meanwhile, Dairy Queen in New Baltimore, which is also open in the warmer months, is already welcoming ice cream lovers. The annual New Baltimore Farmers Market next to the city's recreation center on Washington Street will hold its first-ever Spring Farmers Market May 19 with live music and activities, as well as plants, flowers, food and artisans. The regular season …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Candidates must be certified lifeguards. Training is available in a session at the Anchor Bay Aquatic Center.
It’s hardly bathing suit weather, but aspiring lifeguards should start practicing their breast strokes. New Baltimore Parks and Recreation will hire about eight lifeguards for the summer season at Burke beach in the near future. “It would be a great summer job for college kids,” Recreation Director Brian Kay said Wednesday. There will be a total of about 10-12 lifeguards on various shifts, some of whom are returning from last summer, Kay said. But in order to be eligible, candidates must be certified. Anyone interested in applying who is not certified, may take the Lifeguard Certification Class that runs from noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays, April 6-June 1, except May 25, at the Anchor Bay Aquatic Center. Participants must be 15 years old and …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
The third and last day of the New Baltimore Lions Club Winterfest is Sunday.
Polar Bear Plungers are bracing themselves today for a wintry dip in Lake St. Clair. Unlike last year, when plungers ran into Anchor Bay, the iced-over lake brings back a makeshift pool amid vast sheets of ice. That's reminiscent of the 2011 Winterfest, when participants dipped in and out of icy waters from a carved-out section of the lake. New Baltimore Fire Chief Ken Lawfield says firefighters will be present to ensure safety on the lake. The New Baltimore Lions Club, which puts on Winterfest, will have warming tents for plungers before and after the dive. There was roughly 10-12 inches of ice on Anchor Bay by late last week, Lawfield said. Outdoor temperatures during the plunge are expected to reach a high of 29 degrees with a south …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Simple Adventures of St. Clair Shores will set up rentals at Walter and Mary Burke Park.
A kayak rental business is paddling toward Burke beach in New Baltimore. City Council approved Wednesday night for Simple Adventures of St. Clair Shores to setup along the so-called old beach by the water plant in the 2013 warm months. A company officials told the council the kayak and paddleboard rental business will pack equipment in a trailer at the end of each day and haul it off the beach. According to documents submitted to New Baltimore, its goals for setting up in the waterside city are: The business proposal to the city says it will carry 10 kayaks and two stand-up boards, with more available based on demand, trained operators who are certified and insured and it will create local employment opportunities. Other prospects for …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Displays of arts and crafts will be at Walter and Mary Burke Park this weekend.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Downtown New Baltimore will become a makeshift arts-and-crafts gallery this weekend during the third annual "Art on the Bay." The free show is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 1-2 in Walter and Mary Burke Park overlooking Anchor Bay. See our photo gallery of last year's event. For more information, visit New Baltimore Downtown Development Authority's website. Upload your photos from the show to this article.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Catch up the news from the past week here in Chesterfield and New Baltimore.
Get caught up on the news from this past week. Among the headlines:
Friday, July 27, 2012
Swimming is currently allowed after water samples tested safe for the public.
Friday, July 27, 2012
Water samples taken after increased E. Coli levels were found late last week have since been tested safe for swimming in New Baltimore. The beach at Burke Park reopened this week when samples showed a huge drop in E. Coli levels. The bacteria peaked at more than 2,200 E. coli cells per 100 milliliters of water Thursday--leading to a multi-day closure beginning Friday. So far this week, the levels stayed under the safety requirement of 300 cells per 100 milliliters of water, according to the Macomb County Health Department. Take our poll and let us know your thoughts about swimming at the beach in the comments' section below.