Monday, May 20, 2013
A woman who had an accident with a jetski Sunday was rescued by other boaters in Lake St. Clair. She was taken to a nearby hospital by Grosse Pointe public safety officers.
A woman sustained non-life threatening injuries Sunday in Lake St. Clair following an accident with a jet ski, U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Justin Westmiller said. The woman was struggling in the water off of Lake Shore Road near Clairview in Grosse Pointe Shores after a jet ski accident, he said. Other boaters rescued her before responding coast guard officers arrived, he said. She was taken by ambulance to an area hospital for medical attention, Westmiller said. The exact kind of injuries she sustained was not clear Monday but Westmiller said they were not life-threatening. Public Safety officers from the Grosse Pointes took the woman to the hospital, Westmiller said. Since the Coast Guard did not assist in the rescue, Westmiller did not have …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Two men St. Clair Shores police believe are responsible for robbing an 85-year-old woman a parking lot were arrested Monday night after a multi-city pursuit spanning Grosse Pointe Shores to Grosse Pointe Park.
Grosse Pointe Shores, Park, Farms and City police officers assisted Monday night in a pursuit down Lake Shore Road that ended with the arrest of two men believed to be responsible for robbing an 85-year-old woman in the parking lot of a St. Clair Shores Kroger. The pursuit was not particularly fast but rather at a reasonable speed, Shores Det. Sgt. Scott Rohr said. The public safety risk was that the driver of the car repeatedly drove off the roadway onto lawns and sidewalks to avoid being caught by police, he said. It all started shortly before 7 p.m. when St. Clair Shores police issued a radio call to area departments alerting them to a robbery at the Kroger on 9 Mile and Greater Mack Avenue. St. Clair Shores police shared information …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Grosse Pointe Shores council will not consider putting the Move to Macomb County issue on the November ballot. The topic may be revisited in coming years as council discussed that more research is still necessary.
Following months of tense, if not aggitated, discussion about Grosse Pointe Shores potentially leaving Wayne County and joining Macomb County, the council Tuesday night decided to put the topic to rest, for now. The Shores council unanimously agreed to accept a report from the Move to Macomb Committee established late last year to research the idea and report back to council about the findings. In the same vote, the council put the committee's work to rest. Councilman Dan Schulte, who spearheaded the creation of the committee and was the council liasion, motioned for the council to consider putting the move on the November ballot. The motion did not gain any support, meaning the topic is squashed for now. Councilman Alexander Ajlouni said …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Grosse Pointe and Detroit students compete for "Junior Diva" title in Detroit Jazz Festival Vocalist Contest and for a spot in the Aug. 24 concert 'Sing, Sing, Sing' at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House.
The Detroit Jazz Festival and the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores have teamed again to create a magical evening concert that celebrates American music, young musicians and Detroit's jazz roots. On Aug. 24, "Sing, Sing, Sing" will celebrate the region's music history with the distinct vocal styles of three "jazz divas"--Shahida Nurullah, Judy Cochill and Ursula Walker. Three 'Divas' Shahida Nurullah, a native Detroiter, is known world-wide for her vocal talent. Indeed, Nurullah is not only a jazz singer but her repertoire also includes the blues, samba, bossa nova, show tunes and more. She is a vocal instructor at the University of Windsor and her latest recording, “The Ruby and the Pearl,” reflects a lifetime of rich …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Organizers say more than 2000 attended the second annual event on the grounds of the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.
Visitors to the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House were treated to a magical fairy tale land with princesses, fairy tale characters and theatrical presentations Saturday during, "Fairy Tales: A Grimm Celebration." The event, now in its second year, raises funds for the educational programs at the Ford House, Public Relations Director Anne Fitzpatrick said. According to Fitzpatrick, this year's event had an improved layout and more emphasis on hands-on activities like the craft project tables, straw mountain and mock sword play area. "There's a lot more for kids to do," Fitzpatrick said. Pony rides and a petting zoo were popular additions to this year's celebration too. Performance art still abounded with story telling, dancing and singing on …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
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 …
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The portion of Lake Shore Road that travels north from Vernier Road leading to St. Clair Shores is lined in orange barrels as a resurfacing project gets under way.
Orange barrels lininig Lake Shore Road will remain as a contractor works to repair and resurface the only stretch of the roadway that is not considered a county road. The project is heavily funded by a federal grant with a small contribution from Grosse Pointe Shores and will allow for the section of the well-traveled road to be brought up to similar conditions that exist in the other Grosse Pointes. Construction technically started June 18, which is when the barrels and other construction equipment began showing up on the roadway. Some residents questioned why the Shores would take on such a large project considering the ever-tightening purse strings. During the last council meeting, Councilwoman Kay Felt said the project may be happening…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The Grosse Pointe Shores city council rescinded last week's vote to seek an advisory vote from residents about a possible move from Wayne County to Macomb County.
The Grosse Pointe Shores city council voted Tuesday in a special meeting to rescind their decision to gather an advisory vote from residents in the August primary about whether to exit Wayne County and join Macomb County. Their decision was fueled by a variety of factors, including many unanswered questions, feedback from residents following last week's decision and additional information from state and county elections officials saying advisory-only votes are not allowed. A Shores elections official contacted the state elections office and the Macomb County elections office and in both cases received information saying advisory only votes are not allowed, McInerney said. Elections officials require votes be on action items, he said. They …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Grosse Pointe Shores voters will go to the polls in August to decide an advisory issue on whether the city should leave Wayne County and move to Macomb County. Would St. Clair Shores residents welcome the move?
The Grosse Pointe Shores council voted unanimously Tuesday to put an advisory ballot issue on the August primary to determine whether the majority of residents want to leave Wayne County and move to Macomb County. But even if voters approve the idea this summer, there still would be a long way to go. Wayne County voters would have to allow Grosse Pointe Shores to leave, and residents in Macomb County would have to OK the city’s move into the county. So we’re asking you, residents of St. Clair Shores: Do you think Grosse Pointe Shores should leave Wayne County and join Macomb County? Let us know by leaving a comment below.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
In a 4-2 vote, the Grosse Pointe Shores council approved an interim city manager whose name will be familiar to many in St. Clair Shores, the Grosse Pointes and beyond. He is slated to begin March 20.
Mark Wollenweber will serve as the interim city manager for Grosse Pointe Shores after the council approved his appointment Monday during a special meeting. Wollenweber managed Grosse Pointe Woods for five years and more recently served as the interim city manager in Ferndale as they searched for a permanent replacement. He retired from St. Clair Shores after several years as its city manager. Grosse Pointe Shores will pay Wollenweber a pro-rated amount of an annual $80,000 salary for up to four months as officials search for a new city manager. He will also receive a four percent contribution into a deferred compensation plan, such as a 401 account, according to a letter of agreement Wollenweber signed Monday night after the meeting. He …