Monday, May 13, 2013
La Perle Hookah Lounge opened in August 2012. The owners said they are happy with the business they have had so far.
La Perle Hookah Lounge owners, Sanaa Rizk and Anja Dinion, said they are pleased with their first few months of business in Wyandotte. The hookah lounge opened in August 2012. Dinion is from Trenton and they decided on the location in Wyandotte with hopes to draw large crowds to their business. They are located at 121 Maple Street and are open from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day. "Business has been very good," Rizk said. "We have seen an increase in familar faces, which means we have regulars and that is good." She said they have non-Wyandotte residents at the hookah lounge often. "We have people from all over the area. It's nice to know we're attracting some people not from right here. We have some regulars from Dearborn and other neighboring…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Here are some eco-friendly ways to celebrate Earth Day any day!
Earth Day is on Monday, April 22. Founded in 1970 in the U.S. as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is now a globally celebrated holiday. More than one billion people in 192 countries will observe the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, according to the Earth Day Network. Although Earth Day is a great reminder to be environmentally conscious, there are plenty of simple ways you can celebrate the earth all year long. Here are just 10 ways you can be eco-friendly long after Earth Day is over: 1. Plant a tree. Planting a tree is perhaps the most common Earth Day activity, but you can plant a tree any day of the year. Trees produce oxygen and help reduce air pollution. A single tree can absorb 10 pounds of air pollutants a …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
In-Home Dental Care, Inc. of Wyandotte provides elderly, disabled and home-bound patients dental hygiene in the comfort of their own homes.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Nate Stemen
Wednesday, January 30
An area non-profit is looking for dentists to volunteer their services for home-bound patients living in Trenton and Grosse Ile. In-Home Dental Care, Inc., 1495 Fort St., in Wyandotte, provides older Americans, home-bound patients, and disabled Americans high quality and compassionate dental hygiene in the comfort of their homes, according to an In-Home Dental Care release. Lynn Armatis, president and provider of In-Home Dental Care, said the non-profit is looking for dentists to volunteer their time and talents to "provide services to those less fortunate in our neighborhood." Armatis provides mobile preventative dental hygiene services and oral cancer screenings to the adult disabled, elderly, uninsured and Medicaid individuals of Wayne …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wyandotte, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus and Brownstown are taking part in a zoo millage litigation.
Trenton officials will not take part in a zoo millage litigation, which includes a lawsuit supported by nearby community Wyandotte. Trenton City Adminstrator Jim Wagner said the City of Trenton does not capture the millages for the Detroit Zoo or the Detroit Institute of Arts. "It's an insignificant amount," Wagner said. "So, we decided not to capture it." Wagner said he was unsure when the decision to not capture the millage was made, but that it was made before he was hired as city administrator in January 2012. In Wyandotte, council memebers voted in December 2012 to approve a retainer fee agreement regarding the zoo millage litigation. City Administrator Todd Drysdale explained to Wyandotte council members in December 2012 that the …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Trenton High School football players and and cheerleaders visited Jo Brighton Skills Center to have lunch with Victory Day participants Tuesday.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Nate Stemen
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Though Victory Day has come and gone, Trenton students continue to spend time with participants from Jo Brighton Skills Center in Wyandotte. Trenton football players and cheerleaders and Jo Brighton students talked and munched on pizza Tuesday for a Victory Day reunion lunch. Students shared stories about Victory Day 2012, which was held on Sept. 15 at Trenton High School. Victory Day founder Aaron Segedi teamed up with Jo Brighton Director April Ritz to set up a post-Victory Day luncheon to allow students one last chance to enjoy each others' company. "There was no closure to the event last year and we wanted to give some closure to the event," Segedi said. Trenton football players recently had their end of the season banquet and Segedi …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Downriver Summit is set for Nov. 13 from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $15 per person or $10 for groups of ten or more.
Does Downriver have a brand? What comes to mind when you think of Downriver? These and many other questions will be discussed at the Downriver Summit to be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Wayne County Community College District’s Downriver Campus in the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center, 21000 North Line Road in Taylor. Business leaders, community leaders, cultural organizations, economic developers and many others will come together to begin the process of creating a regional brand for Downriver, according to a summit release. Speakers featured at the summit will be: The above community leaders will help create a blueprint for branding the region that includes 21 highly livable communities, according to…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Copeland Center; other pet services available.
Does Fido or Fluffy need vaccinations? A low-cost vaccination clinic is coming up from 10 am. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, at Copeland Center, 2306 4th Street in Wyandotte. A licensed veterinarian from Pet Care Clinic will be available to the general public to vaccinate their pets, the city of Wyandotte has announced. Rabies, distemper, bordetella, and leptospirosis vaccines will be available at $12 per vaccine. Records of previous vaccination are only required for those who wish to obtain a three year rabies vaccine for $14. Heartworm and feline leukemia/FIV testing will also be available. No appointments are being set, and cash only will be accepted. Wyandotte residents will be able to license their dogs and cats on site after vaccination. In …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Memorial services for the late Detroit Red Wings announcer, 95, are Friday and Saturday.
A neighbor of the late Budd Lynch, Tonia Rosalee Deliz, remembers him as a wonderful, funny man who called her Liz. Lynch, a longtime announcer for the Detroit Red Wings, passed away at age 95 on Tuesday. His funeral service is open to the public, and memorial contributions can be made to support children through The Guidance Center in Southgate. Lynch’s funeral service is likely to be very well-attended, Deliz said, because so many people knew and liked him. “He was so friendly and down to earth,” she said. “He was very independent.” Despite the loss of his arm (during World War II shortly after the D-Day Invasion at Normandy), Lynch would golf and drive in winter snowstorms, Deliz said. And he would never let her help him take out his …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Visitation for the longtime Wyandotte resident will be held Friday, followed by a Saturday service.
One of Hockeytown's most notable voices was silenced Tuesday with the sudden death of Budd Lynch. The 95-year-old worked for the Detroit Red Wings for 63 years, the last of which as the organization's public address announcer. Those who knew him -- or simply knew his recognizable voice -- are invited to his funeral service, which is open to the public. Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Friday at R.J. Nixon Funeral Home, 2544 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte. A Rosary service is set for 7 p.m. Visitation will continue from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 344 Elm St., Wyandotte. A Mass celebrating his life is set for 11 a.m. at the church. He will be cremated. Memorial contributions are suggested in lieu of flowers. A …
Community members knew Lynch as a friendly gentleman who helped many charitable causes including The Guidance Center, which has set up an endowment fund in his honor.
With the passing of longtime Detroit Red Wings announcer Budd Lynch, 95, of Wyandotte, many in the community remember him as a great man who was never too busy to say hello or help a charitable cause. Mayor Joseph Peterson said he knew Lynch for more than 35 years. They met when Lynch was a customer at a Mobil gas station at Northline and Biddle, where Peterson worked when he came home from the Vietnam War. Lynch also was a military veteran, who served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II, his obituary said. He survived the amputation of his right arm. And Peterson knew Lynch from when he coached hockey for 27 years, Peterson said. Lynch’s late wife, Thelma, worked for municipal services. “Budd was a top-notch guy,” Peterson …