Friday, November 25, 2011
Shop at one of the many small businesses throughout the Grosse Pointes Saturday, use American Express and receive a $25 credit.
It's Black Friday--the day the masses converge upon stores to get the best deals on pretty much any gift one can think of. Although there are no big box stores to open in the wee hours of the morning, there are plenty of hopes by the many small businesses in the Grosse Pointes. From the Park to the Woods, small business owners are having shopping deals this weekend and some are even prompting Small Business Saturday. It's the second year American Express is sponsoring the day, promoting and even encouraging shoppers to buy local. Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer Boettcher said the offer from American Express is truly beneficial to both the local store owner and the consumer. The deal: register your American …
Sunday, October 30, 2011
John Jeffrey Hodges "On Halloween" a fun take on trick-or-treating
We all know Halloween isn't just for the kids, and Jeff Hodges, an overgrown kid and dad from Grosse Pointe Park, is proof of that. Hodges, a singer, songwriter and musician, has put into song what we many might feel on this sugar-filled holiday in his fun single: "On Halloween," a full band and back-up singers in a style something like heavy-metal meets Green Day. If you want to give it a listen, go to YouTube or iTunes and search John Jeffrey Hodges, where "On Halloween" and many of his other songs can be found. Many of his songs are recorded as John Jeffrey Hodges and the Big Boys. The opening lyric of "On Halloween:" I will knock on every door." The refrain: "I want more candy." The ending: A creaky door. "On Halloween was written and…
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Four candidates, three of which are current office holders, answered questions focused on blight in the city, police staffing, property acquisition by the city, consolidation and more.
Four Grosse Pointe Park candidates seeking seats for three council seats answered a variety of questions Wednesday during a forum hosted by the Grosse Pointe League of Women Voters. The questions heavily focused on blighted properties within the city and the city's acquisition of properties, including a building that is technically located in Detroit but very much a part of Grosse Pointe Park that previously housed the Deck Bar. Current councilmen Daniel Clark, Robert Denner and Gregory Theokas along with new candidate John Teodecki spent about an hour answering the questions. Clark, Denner and Theokas were positive about the progress the city has made in the last several years addresssing blighted properties. Teodecki meanwhile said while…
Friday, October 7, 2011
The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. from Monteith Elementary School, travel along Morningside Drive to North High School. The football game begins at 7 p.m. against L'Anse Cruese North High School.
Grosse Pointe North High School is celebrating homecoming this week and a parade will kick off the weekend festivities beginning at 5:30 p.m. The parade floats and participants will line up in the parking lot of Monteith Elementary School and then travel down Morningside Drive to North High School. The football game is tonight, Friday, Oct. 7 and the dance begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. Patch caught a glimpse of one of the floats that is to be used, so here is a little preview of what's to come later today. Check back for a full photo gallery.
The three candidates vying for the two open seats answered a variety of questions Thursday, many stemming from difficult situations and decisions the current board has had to address in the last several months.
While the answers provided by the three candidates for the Grosse Pointe Public School Board certainly varied, all three emphasized the level of professionalism and respect they would bring to the table. Not surprisingly, they also all agreed that the capacity question needs to be determined now by the district before a definition is determined in Lansing related to the pending but possibly stalled Schools of Choice mandate. The candidates, Diane Karabetsos, Daniel Roeske and Lois Valente, are all opposed to the mandate and have been campaigning as such prior to the forum. The shared theme related to professionalism and respect surfaced repeatedly in response to the many questions related to controversial votes and difficult situations …