Monday, May 20, 2013
Trenton High School graduate Colleen Riley Herman put on a flute recital to raise money for the Trenton Food Pantry in April.
Donations continue to pour in after Trenton High School graduate Colleen Riley Herman put on a flute recital to raise money for the Trenton Food Pantry. Riley Herman, 40, of Brownstown, said she raised $1,080 for the pantry. Riley Herman, a music teacher with a master's degree in flute performance from Wayne State University, created and promoted the recital, A Flutastic Night! She shared the performance with family and friends. The recital featured Riley Herman's 11-year-old daughter Emily and her high school friend Lynne Newicki. "I felt it showed off my entire life in one shot," Riley Herman said. "Having my 11-year-old-daughter, Emily, play a duet with me on this concert was amazing." Riley Herman played alongside her daughter and her …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch recaps the news of this past week.
Miss the latest headlines in and around town? Here's a rundown of some of the top stories from this past week:
Friday, May 3, 2013
David Burch, formerly of Trenton, is the author of "Pocket Full of Dreams." His story is one of tragedy and success.
"I want to help kids understand they can become anyone they want, no matter if they are born with privilege or not." -- David Burch When former Trenton resident David Burch, 52, was three years old he lived in a shack without running water. He and his only brother, Jeff, would go door-to-door to collect money to buy food to feed themselves and their baby sister. Burch's father was arrested for robbing 11 banks in Indiana and his mother died in a car accident when he was still a boy. Burch said much of his adolescence was filled with severe poverty, violence, abuse, and tragedy. It was his struggle that motivated him to write the book, "Pocket Full of Dreams," a true story of overcoming adversity and self-transformation. Before authoring a …
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Trenton High School graduate Larry Fratangelo has played with some of the biggest names in music including Kid Rock, Aretha Franklin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince.
Fans of Kid Rock have an opportunity to see one of his two percussionists Saturday at Roosevelt High School in Wyandotte. Larry Fratangelo is prepping for a concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the high school and a summer tour with Kid Rock beginning in June. Tickets for the concert at the high school are $5. Tickets for the upcoming tour at DTE Energy Music Theatre are considerably more. Fratangelo, 60, of Clinton Township, grew up in Trenton. The Trenton High School graduate has played percussion for some of the biggest names in music including Aretha Franklin, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Prince. Before he takes the stage Fratangelo will be holding clinics for percussionists of all levels during the Downriver Day of Percussion along side…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Trenton High School and Arthurs Middle School jazz bands are coming to the Westfield Activities Center April 18.
Jazz hands young and old are invited to swing and sway to the sweet sounds of the 2013 Jazz Cafe at the Westfield Activities Center in Trenton. Jazz bands from Trenton High School and Arthurs Middle School are set to deliver sweet and savory sounds beginning at 6 p.m. April 16. Desserts and beverages will be available to guests. Guests will have a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD, Keurig Home Coffee System, Detroit Tigers tickets package and a deluxe ukulele starter set. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students. The event is free for those five years old and under. For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Friday, April 12, 2013
See "Rise of the Guardians" at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library at no charge.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
'Around the World in 80 Minutes' will be performed at the Trenton Village Theatre.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The Downriver Arts & Crafts Guild is accepting applications for its 2012–13 Art Scholarship.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The 12th annual Trenton Scarecrow Festival is set for Oct. 4, 5 and 6.
As the sun begins to peak out of the gloom of winter and the weather gets warmer, some Trenton residents are thinking about--fall? The Trenton Scarecrow Festival is set for Oct. 4, 5 and 6 in Downtown Trenton. Local organizations have received $3,000 from the festival. Participating organizations include: Prize money for games and events during the festival like Scarecrow Idol, Battle of the Bands, Highland Games and the Scarecrow Building Contest exceed $1,700. For the latest Trenton and Grosse Ile news and information, "like" Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and sign up for our daily newsletter.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
See Disney's "The Little Mermaid" performed by children ages 5 to 18 at the Trenton Village Theatre at 7 p.m. March 22 and 23.