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Tuesday, April 2, 2013
James Spears is just one example of the generous people in the Trenton and Grosse Ile area.
James Spears is Trenton’s Superman—and the 2012 Patch Community Service Person of the Year. Spears received the award in January for his generous spirit, and he received a Superman T-shirt from his daughter, who nominated him for the honor. "I still stop and fix flat tires," Spears told Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch earlier this year. "If I see someone struggling or look like they're in need of a ride or a coat or something to eat, I'll stop to offer that." Each Christmas season Spears and his wife send between 10 and 12 checks out to local organizations like the Trenton Goodfellows and the Salvation Army, and to people across the country. This is just one example of the many people making a difference in Trenton and Grosse Ile. Read more about…
Monday, April 1, 2013
The deadline to enter is 1 p.m. Monday. Fifty people will each win two tickets. Good luck!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Which of these designs do you like best? Tell us in comments.
Three Patch readers submitted entries for our PEEPS creation contest. Using the marshmallow candies, they made "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" and "Peeps on the Farm". Two of the Patch users have a chance to win a Prize Pack worth $25. It includes a PEEPS® Plush Chick Basket valued at $15 and an electronic gift card valued at $10 from PEEPS and COMPANY®. Use the comments section to vote once for your favorite Patch entry. The two with the most votes will each win a prize pack. Voting ends at 12 p.m. EST on March 30. Which of the three entries is your favorite? Vote once in the comments below for "5 Golden Peeps", "Peeps on the Virgina Beach Boardwalk" or "Peeps on the Farm".
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Win tickets to see the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 5, in Dearborn just by telling us about your favorite composer.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will perform Friday, April 5, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center in Dearborn, and Patch is giving you the chance to win free tickets. The DSO will perform Mozart’s “Jupiter” as part of its Neighborhood Concert Series. Bach’s Ricercare No. 2 and Britten’s Violin Concerto No. 1 also will be performed. The concert begins at 10:45 a.m. The Ford Community and Performing Arts Center is located at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. How can you win two tickets to see the show? Simply leave a comment on this story telling us your first concert. You must comment by 1 p.m., Monday, April 1, to be entered into a random drawing to receive two tickets to the show. Each ticket is worth $25. And the tickets will …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
If you've got a creative streak and a passion for PEEPs, enter Patch's Easter PEEPs contest for a chance to win a prize package.
Editor's note: This contest is now closed. PEEPS, those famously delicious and delightful marshmallow candies, aren't just for eating anymore. These days, crafty PEEPs creations are all the rage. You can find them on display on Pinterest. And transformed into everything from the White House front lawn, to re-creations of children’s books, historical settings and other unusual situations. Think you can invent something fun with PEEPS? Now's the time to show us! Enter Patch's Easter PEEPs photo contest. Here's how: Read the complete contest rules here.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Jason Alley has joined the local Patch crew to help the community get the most out of Patch.
Hello, Trenton and Grosse Ile! My name is Jason Alley and I'm your new Patch community editor. I've served as editor of Wyandotte Patch since November 2010 and, while Nate Stemen will continue as local editor for Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch, I now look forward to my new role, focusing on community engagement and outreach among a cluster of nine sites throughout Wayne and Macomb counties. Our community members have always been important to Patch and now we want to focus on getting all of you onto the site, sharing the news and information that's important to you. Sponsoring a community meeting or involved with a fundraiser? Post it on Patch's event calendar. That way, your event will be highlighted on our homepage, in our daily e-newsletter …
State Senator: Health care bill will increase costs.
By Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton Hurricane Obamacare is forecast to hit the shores of the United States on Oct. 1 of this year. That is when the “Open Enrollment” period for plans that comply with the new “minimum essential health benefits” (aka HHS Mandates) kicks in… and kick it will. The storm surge promises to increase premium costs by well over 30 percent as the federal government steps in and tells “we the people” what type of insurance coverage we must have. The director of the HHS has been given broad authority to define what these “minimum essential health benefits” are. In this light, it is entirely conceivable that the premium increases may be significantly higher than 30 percent. In anticipation of the coming storm, many …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The white smoke appeared on Wednesday, signaling the conclave had chosen Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to be the new head of the Catholic Church.
A new pope has been named to lead the Roman Catholic Church. Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, of Argentina, has been elected the 266th pope and is the first pope from Latin America. Bergoglio is the son of middle-class Italian immigrants and became the first Jesuit archbishop of Buenos Aires in 1998 and was appointed cardinal three years later, according to the Washington Post. The article stated that Bergoglio leans to the conservative side on doctrinal and spiritual issues and opposes abortion and supports celibacy among priest. He will take the name of Pope Francis, according to the Huffington Post. Despite not having a front runner, in one of the fastest conclaves in years, Bergoglio received the necessary minimum of two-thirds (77…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
"The City taxpayers would be on the hook for the demolition with the hopes of selling the property for enough that would recover their costs." -- Former Trenton Mayor Gerald Brown
Letter to the Editor: The Patch has written several articles about the status of the former Riverside Hospital property and people have posted their comments about what they think should be done with the condition of the site. I understand their frustration, but making demands of the City to take on the responsibility to demolish the privately owned site is not that easy of a process, in fact, it is very difficult to accomplish. I've read that the current owner of the property, for whatever reason, has not allowed the City's Engineering Department to have access to the property, so that they can determine the current condition in order for them to provide the City's Dangerous Building Board a report for them to act on. Seeking a …