Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Everywhere in southeast Michigan Wednesday night, fireworks, smoke and lots of pops and booms filled the air. Folks were amused and/or annoyed with the results of the new law. What did you think?
State law now allows more types of fireworks to be sold and ignited in Michigan had people reacting Wednesday night. There were far more pops and booms and sparks in the air far and wide across southeast Michigan. Some were thrilled with the spectacle. Others were miffed with the noise and smoke. What did you think? Tell us in comments or in the poll.
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Thursday, June 28, 2012
The city of Grosse Pointe Farms is planning an all-day celebration of the nation's independence for its residents.
Grosse Pointe Farms will be hosting its Annual Regatta and Fireworks show on Saturday at Pier Park in celebration of Independence Day. According to the Grosse Pointe Farms Department of Parks and Recreation, the all-day, no-cost event is open only to Grosse Pointe Farms residents, but non-residents can trek to Lakeshore Drive to park and catch a glimpse of the show that night. Starting at 10:30 a.m. with a bicycle parade, the event will continue on throughout the day with a pie-eating contest, an inflatable boat race, face-painting, a yellow rubber duck race—one duck for $3 and two for $5—a sandcastle contest, a pie-baking contest and a magician before finally reaching the fireworks display. Live music will begin at dusk and the spectacle …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Five things about the Fourth of July.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Monday, July 4, 2011
Wow your friends with these fun facts about our nation's birthday. Most people are off today, so we thought we'd start your day with five facts you may not have known about the 4th of July, courtesy the U.S. Census Bureau: 1. U.S. Population: 1776 In July 1776, an estimated 2.5 million people lived in newly formed United States. Today's population: 311.7 million. My, how we've grown. Source: Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970 2. United States Flags The U.S. imports $3.2 million worth of flags every year, the vast majority from China. We export $486,026 worth of American flags, mostly to Mexico. Source: Foreign Trade Statistics 3. Hot Dog! If you're eating pork hot dogs or sausages at a 4th of July cookout, …