By SUE SUCHYTA Sunday Times Newspapers WYANDOTTE – When a petition opposing a temporary COVID-19 homeless shelter was discussed at the June 29 city council meeting, attendees learned a $1 million grant for a permanent shelter was rejected. Mayor Pro Tempore Robert DeSana said he received a call two weeks ago from Wayne County Commissioner Joseph Palamara, who said he was at a meeting with Wayne County Executive Warren Evans at which grants were being issued, and Evans told Palamara that a $1 million grant was available for a … [Read more...] about Resident petition drive targets short-term homeless shelter
By SUE SUCHYTA Sunday Times Newspapers LINCOLN PARK – The Exchange Club tasted success June 28 as cars queued up for hours to savor fair favorites during a drive-up carnival food festival at the Lincoln Park Civic Center. The food trucks, provided by Elliott Amusements of Mason, offered a mouthwatering array of fair food, brought to customers’ cars, in keeping with the pandemic precaution of social distancing. Sugar-coated elephant ears, along with funnel cakes sprinkled with powered-sugar, were popular items, as was cotton … [Read more...] about Exchange Club tastes success with drive-up Carnival Food Fest
By SUE SUCHYTA Sunday Times Newspapers LINCOLN PARK – A Southgate man, who was out celebrating his 22nd birthday, died Wednesday morning after crashing his car into a planter and being thrown through a store window, according to local media reports. Alcohol and speed are suspected to be contributing factors in the crash, which took out a telephone pole and destroyed the window of Busen Appliance, 2323 Fort St. in Lincoln Park. The man died from his head injury, which was reportedly caused by his being thrown from the vehicle … [Read more...] about Southgate man celebrating birthday dies in vehicle crash
WYANDOTTE – Downriver and metropolitan Detroit business leaders will learn the story behind the popular PBS television series “Under the Radar Michigan” and the impact the show continues to have on Michigan’s economy at the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber’s Business Forum luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 27 at the outdoor pavilion of Silver Shores Waterfront, 1 James DeSana Drive. The event is open to the public with safety precautions and guidelines including attendance restrictions in place as set by current … [Read more...] about PBS series ‘Under the Radar Michigan’ to be highlight of SWCRC Business Forum
By ZEINAB NAJM Times-Herald Newspapers Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closed indoor service at bars throughout most of lower Michigan in response to the uptick of coronavirus cases at bars and to protect the progress the state has made against the virus. The change comes after she signed an executive order July 1, which took effect that night. Nightclubs, strip clubs and traditional bars do not have to close their doors completely, but have to end indoor service. They can offer outdoor seating and under new laws signed by … [Read more...] about Local restaurants, barbershop reflect on reopening
By MELINDA MYERS Keep your garden looking its best and reduce your workload by enlisting practices that provide multiple benefits. Your garden will flourish and you’ll have more time to enjoy its beauty. Put your yard waste to work in your garden. You’ll save time hauling plant debris to the recycling center and money spent buying bagged material. Use shredded leaves, evergreen needles, herbicide-free grass clippings or other pest- and weed-free organic material as mulch. Spread a one to two-inch layer of these materials over … [Read more...] about Keep your landscape looking good with less effort
Dear Savvy Senior, I lost my job last month because of the coronavirus crisis. With little savings, I’ve been thinking about starting my Social Security benefits early to help me get by. But my question is, if I find a new job can I stop my Social Security benefits and restart them at a later date so they can continue to grow? Almost 63 Dear Almost, Yes, there are actually two ways you can stop your Social Security retirement benefits (once you’ve started collecting them) and restart them at a later date, which would boost … [Read more...] about Can I stop Social Security if I go back to work?
With stages dark and actors idle, even the annual awards ceremony for the Dearborn Area Theatre Association will move online this year. The annual event honors high school thespians and their adult support staff from Dearborn Heights Crestwood, and Dearborn, Divine Child and Edsel Ford high schools in Dearborn, whose performances and productions were adjudicated by DATA members. The adult entries, from the Random Acts of Theater group, were judged separately from the youth productions. The DATA awards ceremony, typically held … [Read more...] about DATA announces theater award nominees for a COVID-shortened season