Sunday, May 20, 2012
This year's theme for the annual Paint the Window Contest was Under the Sea and the Village was lined with school-aged painters, their parents, siblings and friends Saturday
The City of Grosse Pointe Foundation and Village Toy sponsored the annual art contest for community children grades kindergarten to fifth grade. The Paint the Window participants paint the windows of the businesses in the Village. The theme for this year's contest was "Under the Sea," which appropriately went with two other events happening in the Village at the same time: the Neighborhood Club kicked off its fill the pool campaign and Pewabic Pottery allowed community members to decorate clay tiles to be used in a mosiac on a community decorate Grosse Pointe Perch.
Monday, April 30, 2012
What Crepe may be exporting its French eats and Euro style from Royal Oak and Birmingham to Grosse Pointe by this summer.
If you’ve been around The Village lately you might have noticed a towering Eiffel Tower on a sign filling the window of the former Burger Pointe, a restaurant passing that some Grosse Pointers still lament. But there may be reason to move on--on to what might be the opposite of a burger joint: a creperie! The poster with the imposing tower speaks to passersby in French and English and invites them to experience What Crepe, a funky, Euro-inspired crepe restaurant now serving its savory- and sweet-filled delicacies in downtown Royal Oak and Birmingham. If a lease is signed as expected, says James V. Bellanca Jr., an attorney who oversees a family trust that owns this property and others in the Village, What Crepe could open this summer. …
Monday, April 2, 2012
The Neighborhood Club has extended its registration deadline for some spring youth sports, including soccer, lacrosse and t-ball. Girls softball has been extended through April 15.
Spring youth sports through the Neighborhood Club begin later this month and the deadline for a few has been extended through Thursday, April 5. Soccer, T-Ball and Lacrosse registration has been extended through Thursday and girls softball has been extended through April 15. Registration may be done online thorugh the Neighborhood Club's website or at their temporary offices at 240 Chalfont Ave. in Grosse Pointe Farms from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
More than 60 Grosse Pointers gathered to play in an annual bridge tournament Thursday in Grosse Pointe Memorial Church to benefit the Neighborhood Club.
A tournament that was started in 1988 continues today in memory of its founder, Winifred S. Malchie, who loved the card game bridge. More than 60 women gathered in Grosse Pointe Memorial Church to play in the tournament in groups of four as a benefit fundraiser for the Neighborhood Club. The late Malchie loved the game, which she viewed as a "refined, mind-expanding game," said her daughter, Deane Preston, who also played in Thursday's tournament. Malchie, who taught bridge in a time when there was no shortage of players, wanted nothing more than to get younger players hooked on the game, Preston said. She began the tournament to get younger players involved, Preston said, who noted how her own playing is in honor of her mother. Many of…
Friday, September 30, 2011
Century-old organization gets a fresh approach with its Neighborhood Club Recreation and Wellness Center, all under the watchful eye of new director Stuart Alderman.
Just as the Neighborhood Club has come down, left in a pile of rubble and debris, the club's new leader, Stuart Alderman, is just beginning to build his career here. Alderman's been on the job three months and is already overseeing what is likely the club's most transformational change: the construction of a spacious, two-story, modern, well-equipped recreation and wellness center. Alderman, whose temporary office at the Grosse Pointe Congregational Church is strewn with blueprints, architectural plans, interior design boards and collections of sports paraphernalia, will head a team that will bring the Grosse Pointes the first-of-its-kind community center. The new Neighborhood Club Recreation and Wellness Center is a partnership between …
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Officials gathered Tuesday to welcome new fitness and wellness center. Demolition on the current building is slated for July with construction of the new two story building--a $10 million project--to follow.
A ceremonial groundbreaking at the Neighborhood Club Tuesday signaled a major leap forward in the building of a new wellness and recreation center in the City of Grosse Pointe. The Neighborhood Club Recreation and Wellness Center, a project in partnership with Beaumont Health System, will be open to residents of the Pointes and also serve patients of Beaumont Hospital. The current Neighborhood Club will be demolished in July and construction will begin by late summer and finish by December 2012 or January 2013. The new center will rise on the site at Waterloo and St. Clair and extend beyond its current footprint. The new facility, at two stories tall and and far more spacious, will change the landscape of the corner a block off of the …
Monday, June 6, 2011
With City Council's unanimous approval, the project will advance. Meanwhile, the Neighborhood Club announced its new executive director, Stuart Alderman.
The City of Grosse Pointe council gave the final approval for the joint Neighborhood Club-Beaumont Grosse Pointe project, a new health and fitness community center, Monday during a special meeting. In two unanimous votes, the council approved both the special land use request as well as the site plans for the new center, which is slated to break ground in September on the current site of the Neighborhood Club at Waterloo and Notre Dame streets. Both requests were tabled during the council's last meeting as a few finishing details were being worked out between the city and the officials involved in the joint project. Council members asked questions about the plans and wished interim executive director Sean Bruce good luck on the project. …
Friday, May 20, 2011
The City of Grosse Pointe council tabled requests by the Neighborhood Club this week as final details get worked out. Demolition of the current building is slated for August.
Plans continue for the joint health and wellness center slated to break ground later this year at the current location of the Neighborhood Club at Waterloo and St. Clair streets in the City of Grosse Pointe. The joint venture between the Neighborhood Club and Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe has been in the works for nearly three years. The current Neighborhood Club building is slated for demolition sometime in August as the groundbreaking for the new two-story building is slated for September, said Sean Bruce, interim executive director said. This week the City of Grosse Pointe council tabled two requests by the Neighborhood Club concerning the plans. The club asked for the council's approval of the site plans and for a permit for the …