Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Here's a list of Memorial Day parades and ceremonies happening in the area. Have an event? Tell us here.
Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day - a federal holiday that serves as a day of remembering those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Here is a list of parades and ceremonies happening around the area this year for Memorial Day and what you need to know if you'd like to attend. Know of another local Memorial Day event happening nearby? Please share it with your neighbors by adding it in the comments box below.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Catch up on news and features you may have missed this past week.
Here's a look at some of our top stories from the past week.
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.
Rochester Hills resident Leon Gorsline is inducted into the Berkley-based Cpl. Stanley L. Moore Detachment of the Marine Corps League.
Nearly 70 years after serving as a Marine sergeant during the Guadalcanal Campaign, 92-year-old Leon Gorsline, while proudly wearing his favorite Marine Corps baseball cap, was inducted into the Berkley-based Cpl. Stanley L. Moore Detachment of the Marine Corps League on Monday afternoon. The brief ceremony at the Rochester Hills MediLodge, where Gorsline resides, immediately followed the City of Troy Memorial Day Ceremony, during which several members of the League had just performed Honor Guard duties. The League waived the normal membership dues for Gorsline, who received a Purple Heart after he was shot in Peliliu. Gorsline was one of only six Marines from his platoon to survive six months in Guadalcanal. "Leon is the epitome of the …
Monday, May 28, 2012
A crowd of nearly 50 gathered in Roseland Park Cemetery on Monday morning for a ceremony to remember, honor and salute those who have given their lives in service of the United States.
A Memorial Day observance was held in front of the veterans monument of Roseland Park Celemetary in Berkley on Monday morning, paying tribute to those who have given their lives in service of the U.S. military. Around 50 people gathered, many of them members of the 1st District of The American Legion 347 leading the ceremony, others local family members honoring special servicemen and servicewomen in their lives. The Denby High School ROTC conducted the placing of the colors to begin the observance set in the steamy outdoor tent around 10:30 a.m., followed by several speakers addressing POW-MIA matters and the importance of Memorial Day. Richard Chatman, department commander, gave the Memorial Day address and noted that since 2003 he’d …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Catch up on the news and features you might have missed last week.
Here's a chance to catch up on what was going on in Berkley and Huntington Woods last week:
From kabobs to grilled watermelon, here are a few new things you can slap on the barbie this holiday weekend.
For many, Memorial Day weekend is about relaxing, spending time with friends and family and, of course, grilling. If you are game to try out a new recipe this long weekend, here are a few Patch favorites. This recipe comes from Oakland Township-Lake Orion Patch and serves two. Ingredients Marinade Ingredients Directions Combine and blend the marinade ingredients in a bowl or plastic bag. Cut up the steak into chunks and add to the marinade; coat thoroughly. Marinate for at least a couple hours. Boil the potatoes until somewhat tender (but not too tender, or they'll fall apart on the grill). Cut the potatoes, red pepper, mushrooms and sweet onion into chunks; add all ingredients to the skewers (see photos). Grill the skewers, turning …
Communities all around Metro Detroit to pay tribute to nation's heroes on the holiday.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
With temps reaching 90 degrees, a full house is expected at the Huntington Woods Recreation Center this weekend.
With temperatures like these, who isn’t ready to hit the pool? Thankfully, after a week that’s seen temps soar through the 80s, the pool at the Huntington Woods Recreation Center is opening this weekend. The pool will open for the season at 11 a.m. Saturday, just in time for the holiday weekend, and it’s expected to draw a full crowd. “Typically, the Fourth of July is pretty darn busy, but I think this year Memorial Day will be just as busy,” said Mary Gustafson, Huntington Woods program coordinator and aquatic director. Though it’s only happened three times before, Gustafson said she wouldn’t be surprised if the pool reached its capacity of 480 swimmers and a line formed on opening day. “It’s just so warm,” she said. The outdoor pool …
With highs expected to reach 90 degrees and a chance of showers all weekend, know when to have the sunscreen or an umbrella this long holiday weekend.
With the holiday weekend here, it’s a good idea to plan for the weather that might put a damper on outdoor activities if you’re not prepared. The next few days definitely call for an umbrella on hand, with the chance of storms each day. The good news is that intermittently, throughout the 30 percent chance of rain until Tuesday, the National Weather Service forecasts sunny skies and warm weather. It'll be a good weekend to hit the Huntington Woods pool, which opens for the season Saturday. Here’s a look at what’s ahead: Saturday: After the morning, expect a chance of showers and thunderstorms, though skies may look partly sunny and the high will reach 80 degrees. The evening temperature will drop to around 65 degrees. Sunday: The chance of…