Monday, May 13, 2013
A planning committee had considered changing the Huntington Woods 1-mile and 5K events' name following the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Monday, May 13
The name of the second annual Huntington Woods fireworks fundraiser, Run/Walk BOOM!!!, will remain unchanged this year. Following the Boston Marathon bombings, the event planning committee looked at changing the 1-mile and 5K races' name. A single question survey was posted on the event’s website, www.RunWalkBOOM.com from April 20 through May 7. “The feedback gave us a pretty good idea of how the community feels about the issue,” committee member Alex Cooper said. Here’s a survey summary: “While the people of Boston have been dealing directly with the tragedy, we’ve been indirectly placed in the middle of a very unfortunate situation,” Cooper said. “The survey shows the majority of people support keeping the name while some folks would …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Organizers of the Huntington Woods fundraiser ask community members to offer their input by Monday, May 6.
Organizers want your input on whether the Run/Walk BOOM!!! one-mile and 5K races in Huntington Woods should be renamed following a pair of deadly bombings April 15 at the Boston Marathon finish line. The Run/Walk BOOM!!! races will be held Saturday, June 30, as a fundraiser for Huntington Woods' annual Fourth of July fireworks display over Rackham Golf Course. "Before we spend hundreds of dollars to reprint brochures and banners and change the trophies and website address, we would like community feedback," committee member Alex Cooper said. “We want to be sensitive to the situation while continuing with our event.” Visit www.runwalkboom.com by Monday, May 6, to offer your input. The inaugural Run/Walk BOOM!!! in 2012 raised more than $9,…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The Huntington Woods Men's Club announces winning ticket-holders Tuesday at Scotia Park, adds that sales raised approximately $12,000 for the annual Fourth of July display over Rackham Golf Course.
The Huntington Woods Men's Club announced Tuesday that fireworks raffle ticket sales raised approximately $12,000 to help fund the city's annual Fourth of July fireworks display over Rackham Golf Course. The announcement was made during the Concert in the Park at Scotia Park on Tuesday night, when the rescheduled fireworks raffle drawing also was held. The drawing was among festivities canceled on the Fourth of July after a severe thunderstorm struck. "We raised the money $10 at a time," fireworks raffle co-chairman Rob Hurley told the crowd Tuesday during a break in the performance by Latin/jazz/rock band Sin Hielo. The three lucky raffle winners were: Men's Club President Rick Kagen said the $12,000, in combination with Run/Walk BOOM…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The winners will be revealed Tuesday during the Concert in the Park in Huntington Woods.
The Huntington Woods Men's Club has rescheduled its fireworks raffle drawing, which will be held Tuesday during the Concert in the Park at Scotia Park. A severe thunderstorm whipped through Huntington Woods on Wednesday evening, battering the area with powerful winds and hail and knocking out power to thousands of utility customers in the city. The evening's Fourth of July festivities at Scotia Park, including a concert by the Sun Messengers and the fireworks raffle drawing, were canceled due to the weather. Fireworks raffle tickets, which cost $10 each, can be turned in to Rob Hurley at 10514 Borgman or Rob Weed at 10714 Lincoln up until 6 p.m. Tuesday. The prizes are as follows: Proceeds from the raffle will cover most of the $13,500 …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The city makes "lemonade out of lemons" after a severe thunderstorm Wednesday forced the cancellation of Scotia Park festivities including a Sun Messengers concert and the Men's Club fireworks raffle drawing, which has been rescheduled.
Die-hard fireworks fans navigated the steamy, darkened streets of Huntington Woods with flashlights Wednesday night as they made their way to watch the annual display over Rackham Golf Course after a day of sweltering heat, calamitous storms and power outages. A severe thunderstorm whipped through Huntington Woods earlier Wednesday evening, battering the area with powerful winds and hail and knocking out power to 2,151 utility customers in the city, according to DTE's outage map. Evening festivities at Scotia Park, including a concert by the Sun Messengers and the Men's Club's fireworks raffle drawing, were canceled due to the weather. But the fireworks went on as scheduled, albeit with a smaller crowd than usual. Ludlow, which would …
A severe thunderstorm that struck the area Wednesday evening left hail, downed wires and fallen trees in its wake and forced the cancellation of some Fourth of July events in the city.
A severe thunderstorm whipped through Huntington Woods and Berkley on Wednesday evening, battering the area with powerful winds and hail and knocking out power to thousands of customers. DTE's outage map showed 2,152 customers were without power as of 12:10 a.m. in Huntington Woods. DTE reported a single outage in Berkley as of that time. "The only place where there is power is on the south end of town," Huntington Woods City Manager Alex Allie said Wednesday night. "It looks like a very isolated storm." He added that major trees are down in the city. One of them crashed onto Jeremy and Kisha Verdusco's roof and on top of power lines in their back yard in the 10100 block of Elgin. "I was grilling underneath the open garage door (in the …
Melanie Meretsky's 4th of July Flag Cake Pops were judged best overall entry Wednesday during the Fourth of July festivities at Scotia Park in Huntington Woods.
One of the most beloved Fourth of July traditions in Huntington Woods is the annual Old Fashion Bake-Off and the competition at Scotia Park was stiff this year with 43 entries. Judges Julie Lask, Sue Brown and Travis Braun chose Melanie Meretsky's 4th of July Flag Cake Pops as the overall winner Wednesday. Entries included breads, muffins, pastries, cookies, pies and cakes in several age categories. Below are the complete results.
Citizen of the Year, Senior Citizen of the Year and Virginia Jones Spirit Award winners recognized during Fourth of July festivities Wednesday at Scotia Park.
Huntington Woods' annual community service award winners were honored Wednesday during a ceremony in Scotia Park following the city's Fourth of July parade. Despite oppressive heat, residents streamed into the park to hear who won the recognitions, fuel up at the hot dog roast and participate in games and races. Many used fans distributed by Public Works manager Claire Galed and sought out shade to keep cool. Mayor Ron Gillham kicked off the awards ceremony by taking a moment to reflect on the meaning of the Fourth of July holiday. "While our own brand of democracy may not be perfect, it is still the best in the world by far," he told the crowd before each of the community service award winners, who sat on stage with city officials, was …
"It's like a sauna," resident Beth Schryburt said of the heat during the event Wednesday. "You just sit and you drip."
A sweltering heat marched along with participants in the 41st annual Fourth of July parade Wednesday in Huntington Woods, with a high near 100 degrees in the forecast. Attendance along the Scotia leg of the parade, which began at the corner of Salem and York, was noticeably lower compared to last year and City Manager Alex Allie speculated that many people were waiting in their air-conditioned homes and darting out to catch the parade at the last minute. The National Weather Service predicted a steady temperature Wednesday around 96, with heat index values as high as 107. Fourth of July also fell midweek this year, meaning workers who had the federal holiday off had the opportunity to take a long weekend and head out of town. Beth …
Huntington Woods event organizer Lisa Anderson says the city will provide water and Alliance Mobile Health will be on hand, but the Fourth of July show will go on despite the hot, sticky weather.