Wednesday, August 24, 2011
A few quick bits of information to get the day started in Grosse Pointe.
Five quick pieces of information to get the day started in Grosse Pointe: 1. Keep the umbrella handy, according to the National Weather Service scattered thunderstorms are expected after 2 p.m. The conditions will change from cloudy to sunny and temperatures are expected to reach 87 with winds ranging from 13 to 21 miles per hour but gusts could reach as high as 31 miles per hour. The chance for rain remains at night with the temperature dipping to 65. 2. Some Grosse Pointers felt the reported earthquake, did you? The epicenter was in Virginia and it was rated a 5.9 magnitude. If you did feel it, you can help researchers by providing details of your experience. 3. Officials behind the Selfridge Air Show are awaiting the results of a …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
A memorial service has been scheduled for stuntman Todd Green who died Sunday from injuries sustained in a fall at the Selfridge Air Show.
Selfridge Air Show officials said Tuesday they are waiting for the results of a federal investigation into a fatal accident before determining whether any changes will be made to the popular show in Harrison Township, MI. "We would be waiting for the results of the investigation, as far as seeing if anything would change for act selections." Capt. Penny Carroll, public affairs officer at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, said. The base is working with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Traffic Safety Board in regards to the investigation. Video of Bird Turned Over to Federal Agencies Although the investigation into the fatal accident Sunday at the Selfridge Air Show is ongoing, wind was likely not a factor but a bird …
Monday, August 22, 2011
Selfridge Air National Guard Base officials are working with federal agencies to investigate the fatal accident that claimed the life of performer Todd Green.
Officials at Selfridge Air National Guard Base are working with the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Traffic Safety Board to investigate Sunday's fatal accident during the Selfridge Air Show in Harrison Township, MI. During an acrobatic aircraft performance about 1:30 p.m. Sunday, civilian performer Todd Green fell nearly 200 feet while attempting to transfer from a fixed-wing aircraft to a helicopter. He died from his injuries. "The entire Selfridge family joins together in mourning the death of Mr. Green. Our hearts reach out to those who are impacted by this tragedy, including his family, friends and our many visitors who witnessed this tragic event," said Col. Michael Thomas, 127th Wing commander at Selfridge, in a …
Saturday, August 20, 2011
The Selfridge Air Show lured aviation enthusiasts Saturday to the military base in Harrison Township.
Attendees came out in droves Saturday to Selfridge Air National Guard Base to check out classic jets and currently used military fighters, both docked and in flight. Planes flying overhead included an Oregon Aero Skydancer, a Boeing B-47 Stratojet and Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, a Douglas C-47 Skytrain, WWII Bombers, T-6 Texan II, B-25 Mitchell Bomber, KC-135 Stratotanker and many others. Tricks and special effects prompted many loud "oohs" and "aahs" from the crowd. View highlights from the show on Patch. The 2011 Selfridge Air Show will continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The annual air show drew aviation and military enthusiasts Saturday at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township.
With thousands of onlookers expected throughout the weekend, sunny skies gave way to the official kickoff Saturday of the 2011 Selfridge Air Show in Harrison Township. More than a dozen military-operated and old-time planes lined the grounds for attendees to explore during an open house while the air show drew a packed crowd that saw numerous aircraft soar overhead. Weather conditions, including warnings of high wind and hail, prompted the early closure of the show Saturday at about 3:30 p.m. However, the show is scheduled to continue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit www.selfridgeairshow.org.
Friday, August 19, 2011
The high-flying event takes place this weekend at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township.
Aviation enthusiasts need only look up this weekend as the Selfridge Air Show dazzles overhead. The popular attraction on Selfridge Air National Guard Base in Harrison Township draws crowds with an array of attractions. Here are some guidelines to help you navigate your way around the event. Friday, Aug. 19 The Selfridge Air Show Launch Party featuring a performance with Eddie Money takes place in the evening in Hanger 36. General admission is $10 for the concert and fireworks, starting at 8 p.m. Military and military retirees with valid ID get in free to the concert. VIP tickets that went for $40 each are sold out. Saturday, Aug. 20 and Sunday, Aug. 21 The air show and open house will be in full swing over the weekend with gates opening …
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Fun for one and all this weekend, whether you're looking for aerial displays, a movie in the park or more.
Find weekend plans here. MOVIE NIGHT Where/When: Grosse Pointe Public Library, Ewald Branch, 7-8:45 p.m. Aug. 18. Why Go: Enjoy a free showing of "The Tourist," a romantic thriller starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Pricing: Free. GREEKFEST Where/When: Assumption Greek Orthodox Church & Cultural Center, daily through Aug. 21. Why Go: Celebrate summer and Greek culture at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church & Cultural Center this weekend. Enjoy Greek food, dancing lessons and demonstrations, raffle drawings, iconography exhibits, art, jewelry, clothing and more. Fun is also planned for kids, including rides, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, magicians and more. Pricing: $2 adults, kids under 12 free. DO YOU LOVE THE '80s? Where/…