Monday, November 12, 2012
Military Appreciation Day brings history to life for ninth-graders Friday.
Students and veterans had the opportunity to connect Friday during Military Appreciation Day at Berkley High School. Ninth-grade history students did some first-hand learning during the event that teachers Jen Simone, Angie Church, Brittney Vaughn and Megan Blackwell organized. Military Appreciation Day was held in advance of Veterans Day on Sunday, Nov. 11. State Sen. John Pappageorge, R-Troy, who spoke about his years in the military, and state Rep. Ellen Cogen-Lipton, D-Huntington Woods, kicked things off with a morning assembly in the auditorium before the kids and vets broke off into groups to talk and share breakfast and lunch. The BHS Jazz Band, Encore performance group and A cappella choir performed for the visitors. "This is a …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The United States recognizes those who've served in the Armed Forces on Sunday, Nov. 11.
Veterans Day, a day for America to remember her military service members, is Sunday, Nov. 11. Here's a round-up of Michigan events honoring veterans as well as special offers for veterans by area businesses. Visit the Veterans of Foreign Wars Berkley Post 9222 for a complete list of businesses offering savings this holiday. The VFW advises that most companies require some form of military identification for those who wish to take advantage of the deals. Statewide events: Many Michigan businesses will be offering special discounts, freebies and offers exclusively for Veterans Day. Here is a list of Veterans Day specials: Veteran’s Day Discounts – Retail Stores & More Here are some additional Veterans Day Discounts. In all cases, be sure …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Highs in Berkley and Huntington Woods will be in the 60s all weekend, with showers likely Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Christmas music may be on the radio already, but that doesn't mean it's feeling anything like the holiday – or winter – outside. The National Weather Service predicts weekend temperatures in Berkley and Huntington Woods will be in the 60s. There's a 30 percent chance of showers, mostly before 9 a.m. Saturday, which will be mostly cloudy with a high of 62 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. Overnight, the low will dip to 48 degrees, the forecasting agency says. On Sunday – Veterans Day – the skies will be mostly sunny with a high near 66 degrees, according to the NWS. However, hold onto your hats: The forecast calls for wind speeds between 7 and 10 miles per hour, with gusts up to 30 mph. Sunday night, the low will fall to …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Michigan scenes combine with special moments to make memorable pictures.
Andrew Rogers submitted this photo of the Veterans Day sunrise over Lake St. Clair that he took from the Crescent Sail Club in Grosse Pointe Farms. How did you mark Veterans Day this year? To email this photo, just look for the EMAIL button above the headline. To print this photo, see PRINT above. To add a photo, click on "add your photos" under the photo. Do you have a nominee for Michigan Postcard? Nominate it here or email it to email@example.com. Be sure to include the following details: > More Michigan Postcards
Friday, November 11, 2011
Several offices will closed – including Berkley and Huntington Woods City Halls, 45A District Court and the post office – so consider taking the time you would have used to run an errand to thank someone who's served our country.
On Veterans Day, we take time to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. How will you commemorate the federal holiday? If you have time, consider stopping by to thank a veteran at Veterans of Foreign Wars–Berkley Post 9222, American Legion Post 374 or the Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 19, in Berkley. If you are a veteran, you may want to take advantage of the many discounts and freebies being offered by restaurants, retail outlets and parks (see attached PDF) or an Oakland County Parks and Recreation special offer of free golf Friday. Although, with a forecast high of 44 degrees according to the National Weather Service, it may be only the die-hard golfers who hit the links! Some offices, including those below…