Wednesday, March 20, 2013
On the first day of spring, the weather forecast calls for snow, snow and more snow.
It's the first day of spring, and Woody, Michigan's Official Groundhog, who resides at the Howell Conference & Nature Center, has faced the fact that this year's seasonal prediction was incorrect. According to the National Weather Service, the forecast in Trenton and Grosse Ile for Wednesday night is more snow showers and a low around 19 degrees. Thursday's forecast is a 50 percent chance of snow showers, cloudy, with a high near 32 degrees. Not your average spring weather. Like all female woodchuck prognosticators, Woody is not afraid to admit when she's wrong. And although she correctly picked the Baltimore Ravens to win the Super Bowl, she is avoiding March Madness in it's entirety. Some observers recalled Woody's hesitation that …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
State Rep. Pat Somerville, R-New Boston, released a statement Tuesday informing constituents that Michigan was ranked fourth in sates with major new corporate facilities and expansions in 2012 by Site Selection magazine.
State Rep. Pat Somerville today applauded the announcement that Michigan has been ranked the No. 4 state for major new corporate facilities and expansions in 2012 by Site Selection magazine. One of the new corporate projects that helped propel Michigan into the top-five spot was automotive supplier Brose, which oversaw an expansion in New Boston. "Michigan has become very attractive to companies looking to build new corporate facilities because of the work the Legislature has done over the past two years in reforming laws to be more business friendly," said Somerville, R-New Boston. "It is clear that business see Michigan as fertile ground for innovation and entrepreneurial prosperity." Site Selection, a global business publication, …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The Trenton and Grosse Ile Democratic U.S. Representative applauded President Obama's support of investment in manufacturing and infrastructure.
Congressman John Dingell (D-Dearborn) released a statement following President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech on Tuesday night. The 30-term Dearborn representative applauded the president's promise to pull more troops out of Afghanistan, as well as Obama's support for investing in manufacturing, clean energy and education. You can watch the full State of the Union speech at www.whitehouse.gov. Here's what Dingell had to say: Tonight, President Obama laid out a framework for our Nation that outlines many of the very core principles that I believe will move our country forward, build our middle class up, and provide the best opportunity for our economy to grow. I’m glad that the President shares my belief that it’s beyond time for…
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Congressman John Dingell concluded a three-day series of constituent meetings Wednesday with community officials and leaders including Trenton Police Chief Jim Nardone.
Trenton Police Chief Jim Nardone met with Congressman John Dingell Tuesday to discuss gun control. Nardone was among other local law enforcement officials, state legislators, mayors, school superintendents, mental health advocacy groups and area sportsmen to discuss the ongoing national conversation surrounding gun violence prevention during a three-day series of constituent meetings, according to a Dingell release. Nardone said many topic were discussed in the meeting including more effective background checks, straw purchases and mental health issues and their influence on gun laws. "We had some meaningful dialogue on how to reduce violent crimes in our community." Nardone elected not to comment on his personal opinions surrounding gun …
Monday, January 21, 2013
As the nation recognizes Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, here's a look at the civil rights leader's Michigan connections.
Martin Luther King, Jr. left his mark during his lifetime as a civil rights activist, including a couple stops in the Detroit area. 1. Original Dream Speech - King first delievered the "I have a Dream" speech to a crowd of 150,000 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, two months before the famous rendention during the March on Washington in 1963. 2. Historical Recording - The original version of the "Dream" speech was recorded by Gordy Records, a subsidiary of Motown Records in Detroit. 3. Rosa Parks Bus - When she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a public bus in 1955, Rosa Parks, a tired black seamstress, sparked the civil rights movement that King led. That bus remains one of the most visited exhibits in Dearborn's Henry Ford Museum …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A Michigan gal took her shot at Bachelor Sean Lowe's heart in the new season of the reality dating show airing Monday night.
UPDATE 10:38 P.M. Ashley Palenkas of Macomb Township did not make the cut on the first episode of the new season of "The Bachelor" on Monday night, according to WXYZ. ---- A Macomb Township woman is seeking reality show romance on this season of "The Bachelor" premiering at 8 p.m. tonight on ABC. Ashley Palenkas is among 26 contestants vying for a chance of love with Dallas native Sean Lowe. Lowe was a finalist on last season's "The Bachelorette" before he was sent home by Emily Maynard. Palenkas says she considers herself a romantic who wears her heart on her sleeve and lets emotions "rule over my head," her bio states. The 28 year old is a hairdresser in Birmingham and a part-time bartender at Fifth Avenue in Royal Oak, according to The …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals.
Unions were disappointed. Canadians were thrilled. All in all, reactions were varied as Michigan voters shot down all six statewide ballot proposals. (See all statewide election results here.) Sign up for the Trenton-Grosse Ile Patch newsletter. The six state proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot in Michigan were: How did you vote on these proposals?
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
President Obama defeated Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election.
President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden were re-elected Tuesday night, defeating Republican challenger Mitt Romney and his vice-presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan. NBC News called the presidential election for Obama around 11:15 EST. The president sent a message on Twitter at 10:14 saying simply, "This happened because of you. Thank you." The campaign Obama won was the most expensive presidential race ever, with both parties raising about $2.6 billion. The race was filled with negative campaigning on both sides, from President Obama attacking Romney’s business experience with Bain Capital to Romney lambasting Obama’s handling of the economy. The race tightened during the final months of the campaign, with gaffes and …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Saturday's Michigan vs. Michigan State game was close in both scoring and online reader support.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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