Thursday, November 15, 2012
Grosse Pointe and St. Clair Shores senior care company receives top accreditation honor
Thursday, November 15, 2012
GROSSE POINTE – BrightStar Care, provider of companion, personal and nursing home care, was awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with stringent national standards for home health care quality and safety for the elderly and disabled. The eastside home care agency underwent a rigorous on-site survey in early November. A Joint Commission surveyor evaluated the operation for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management. “We are honored to have our dedication to home care excellence recognized by this important organization,” said Anne Marie Gattari, president and owner of …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from St. Clair Shores, the Grosse Pointes and other eastside communities collected non-perishable food Saturday for Gleaners and the Goodfellows.
A steady stream of vehicles filled with food collected by Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts descended Saturday on a central collection point on Nine Mile in St. Clair Shores. The donated items, collected as part of the annual Scouting For Food drive, was sorted and then loaded into a semi-truck to be shipped out to the Gleaners Food Bank. A second location for St. Clair Shores Goodfellows was also established. Scouting groups from across St. Clair Shores, the Grosse Pointes, and other eastside communities hoped to top last year donation total of 379,606 pounds. "This is my all-time favorite (event)," said Carol Milligan, a Boy Scout district volunteer who helped direct traffic. Homeowners who were unable to donate Saturday, but still have their …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Organizers are planning a weekend of games for the Nautical Mile Pond Hockey Winter Classic, and hoping for cold temperatures to freeze the Lake St. Clair.
Organizers of the Nautical Mile Pond Hockey Winter Classic are hoping for a traditional winter this year to allow for a weekend of outdoor hockey games on Lake St. Clair. The inaugural tournament had been planned for this past January, but unseasonably warm temperatures and a lack of ice led to the cancellation of the event. Even though Mother Nature didn't cooperate, there is still a large amount of interest in the event by sponsors, organizers and teams. "All the ground work was set out last year," said Greg Esler, St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation director. "We are excited about it." The 4-on-4 adult pond hockey tournament event is scheduled for Jan. 25-27 on the canals next to Brownie's on the Lake, which is the host restaurant for…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Theo "Gridiron" Spight sings the Detroit Lions' fight song at Ford Field for home games. For road games, including tonight's "Monday Night Football" game against the Chicago Bears, the St. Clair Shores resident rallies fans at Fishbone's.
When the Detroit Lions score at home, or on the road, St. Clair Shores-resident Theo Spight leads fans in singing the fight song, Gridiron Heroes. During home games at Ford Field, Spight is on the field with his Lions jersey and hardhat leading the crowd in the 10-line fight song that ends in "Gooooo Lions." When the team hits the road, including tonight's "Monday Night Football" Game in Chicago against the Bears, he brings his Lions gear and sings at Fishbone's in St. Clair Shores. "I call myself a football fan who just happens to know how to sing," Spight said before last Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Spight is in his ninth year of singing the fightsong for the Lions after being discovered during a singing contest …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Local Republicans have established a volunteer campaign center on 9 Mile, near Jefferson, in St. Clair Shores. The center has information about local, state and national candidates running to represent St. Clair Shores and the Grosse Pointes.
Republican volunteers have established a campaign center on 9 Mile, just west of Jefferson, in St. Clair Shores. The center is a meeting place for candidates, volunteers and those interested in receiving additional information about candidates and pick up lawn signs, according to local Republicans. "We wanted to have something local for all the different candidates in St. Clair Shores, Grosse Pointes and surrounding areas in Macomb and Wayne counties," said volunteer Eric Goosen. The center has seen increased activity since Wednesday's presidential debate. Volunteers said they had received over 100 requests for Romney signs by mid-day Thursday. "People want to have the opportunity to interact with the candidates, or someone from their …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Community Theatre Association of Michigan represents 65 theatre groups across the state of Michigan.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
ST. CLAIR SHORES - At their Annual Meeting September 29, Mary Lou Britton of St. Clair Shores was elected president of the Community Theatre Association of Michigan (CTAM), representing nearly 65 local community theatres across the state. Representing Grosse Pointe Theatre as her home theatre group, Britton has been active in the state association for more than 30 years. “Community theatre is no longer Mickey and Judy deciding to put on a show in the barn; it’s big business now with show budgets running in the tens of thousands for many productions. We not only help the community’s economic health with the resources we attract, but we also enrich people’s lives with culture and exposure to the performing arts,” she commented. “We provide…
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Share photos of your swimmer from the final competition Wednesday night at Lake Front Park in St. Clair Shores. Teams from the five Grosse Pointes and St. Clair Shores competed to end the season.
Hundreds of people gathered at Lake Front Park Wednesday for the final swim meet amongst the summer's competitive teams from the five Grosse Pointes and St. Clair Shores. Many of the swimmer's homes were toilet-papered the night before the swim competition, leaving the competitors to find the surprise the day of the meet. Reader Beckie Nowacki shared a few of her photos with Patch from her son's team, which is part of the Lake Front Swimming Association. Do you have photos? Upload them to the gallery!
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Participants in the Shores-Pointes Adventure Triathlon kayaked, biked and ran Saturday throughout St. Clair Shores and the Grosse Pointes.
Athletes from across Metro Detroit, and as far away as Texas, biked, ran and kayaked Saturday in the second Shores-Pointes Adventure Triathlon. The event, which included a 2.1 mile kayak race in Lake St. Clair, a 5K run through St. Clair Shores and a 11.1 bike through the Grosse Pointes, attracted 290 participants. Last year there were 191. Greg Esler, St. Clair Shores Parks and Recreation Director, complimented the work done by event chairwoman Lynda Charow to stage the event in the city. "I think anytime you have this number of people in the community, it showcases our city and what a great city we have," Esler said. "I think when you have people compete, and you have an event like this, it is nothing but good news for St. Clair Shores…
Motorists should be aware of additional traffic on the Lake Shore and Jefferson Saturday as runners and bicyclists take to roadways for the Shores-Pointes Adventure Triathlon.
Early morning risers in St. Clair Shores and the Grosse Pointes should be aware of extra traffic on local roadways as participants in the second Shores-Pointes Adventure Triathlon take to local streets. The triathlon starts at 7 a.m. with participants taking to Lake St. Clair for 2.1 mile kayak race at Blossom Heath Park. At the same time, participants in the duathalon will run the 5K. This will start at the park, and will proceed to Jefferson to Revere, east to the lake and back to Jefferson. Runners wil continue to and Lange, to the lake, and back to Blossom Heath. Participants will then begin the bicycle portion of the race, which proceeds south on Jefferson into the Grosse Pointes to Waverly, west to Kercheval to Provencal, and back …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The 21-year-old arrested in several of the recent daytime burglaries appeared in Grosse Pointe Farms court Wednesday stemming from his charges there. He is likely to be arraigned on charges in the City of Grosse Pointe Thursday.
The 21-year-old Eastpointe man charged in several of the recent daytime burglaries waived his preliminary exam Wednesday afternoon in Grosse Pointe Farms court. Rudy J. Vandenbroeck is charged with four counts of home invasion and larcency from a building. He appeared in Grosse Pointe Farms court Wednesday briefly to waive his preliminary exam--a hearing in which a judge decides whether the police have sufficient evidence to proceed with prosecution. After being arrested at his home in Eastpointe May 25, Vandenbroeck admitted to breaking into four homes in the Farms, one home in the City of Grosse Pointe and one home in St. Clair Shores. Leading up to his arrest however, there were at least nine daytime burglaries in the City and the Farms…