Saturday, April 27, 2013
Help raise money for the March of Dimes Sunday at Lake St. Clair Metropark.
The annual March for Babies walk will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday at Lake St. Clair Metropark. The walk raises money for the March of Dimes, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The money raised supports programs in your community that help fund important research and programs that help babies begin healthy lives and give hope to the more than half a million babies born too soon each year. Walkers from across the county, including County Executive Mark Hackel will be taking part in the event. For more information, go to Lake St. Clair Metropark walk website.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
A fire April 17 in the Old County Building caused extensive damage and will force the closure of the building Monday.
The Old County Building in Mount Clemens will remain closed until further notice following an Aprll 17 fire. The blaze caused extensive damage to the county's information services, which were based in the building, according to county officials. According to a story in the Macomb Daily, the building houses the Register of Deeds, the Finance Department, the IT Department, the Human Resources Department and the Facilities and Operations Department. These departments have been relocated to due to the blaze. "We are hopeful to have full services restored by the end of this week," said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel, in a release. "We ask the public to be patient with us as we relocate and restore our IT, internet and phone systems. …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Students from L'Anse Creuse Middle School South joined Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel to remove trash along Jefferson, have a little fun and kick off the Adopt-A-County Road Program.
Nearly 50 L'Anse Creuse Middle School South students took to Jefferson Tuesday to remove trash along Jefferson and help Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel kick off the Adopt-A-County Road Program. The students were also joined by school and local officials in the program "which encourages residents, businesses and other organizations of Macomb County to clean up local roadways and enhance the area’s curb appeal," according to a release. Officials hope residents, businesses and organizations reach a goal of having 1,000 miles of county roadway adopted. For more information about the program, or to adopt a road, visit the 1,000 Mile Challenge website.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Jordan Obrecht is reportedly the first guest on a television show hosted by Megan O’Brien, of Shelby TV, and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel.
St. Clair Shores resident Jordan Obrecht is reportedly the first guest on a new television show hosted by Megan O'Brien, of Shelby TV, and Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, according to a report in the Macomb Daily. The Macomb Intermediate School District student, who is blind, is a also a well-known singer and active throughout the county and was scheduled to sing during Hackel's state of the county address. The show, which is scheduled to debut later this month on local cable systems according to the story, will feature stories on residents and the county. The co-hosts told the Macomb Daily that the show will focus on what is happening in the county, and not politics.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The "Harlem Shake" craze has come to St. Clair Shores, and the surrounding area, as Achatz Burgers, The Boat Works and County Executive Mark Hackel do the popular dance. Share your videos on Patch!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
County Executive Mark Hackel posted the first blog on www.makemacombyourhome.com. The new feature on the website allows people to share their story about living and working in Macomb County.
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Automatic federal spending cuts to everything from education to the military will occur March 1 if Congress does not reach an agreement.
Federal funding for the military, public schools and other programs in Macomb County and beyond could see major cuts should Congress fail to halt $85 billion in "sequestration" spending cuts scheduled to take hold March 1, according to a statement released Sunday by the White House. In Michigan, the cuts would mean approximately 10,000 civilian Department of Defense employees would be furloughed which would reduce gross pay by around $67.7 million, according to the White House. If sequestration is triggered on March 1, the furloughs for civilian employees would begin in late April, according to an article by Jim Garamone of the Armed Forces Press Service. This could have a big impact on Macomb County, which is home to the U.S. Army's TACOM…
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Mark Hackel, the Macomb County executive, shows his moves as he does the Harlem Shake with others at the Eastpointe Art & Ice Festival.
Mark Hackel shows off in a recently posted video that he can lead Macomb County government, and a flash mob at the Eastpointe Art and Ice Festival in the Harlem Shake. The flash mob took place during an interview segment with WJBK-TV promoting the festival which runs through Sunday at 9 Mile and Gratiot and ffeatures ice carvings on display, entertainment, food, balloon twisting and a hockey shoot contest.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel showed off his hockey skills while promoting the Eastpointe Art and Ice Festival.
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel stopped by the Eastpointe Art and Ice Festival Friday and showed off his hockey skills. Hackel, of Macomb Township, helped promote the event at 9 Mile and Gratiot which features ice carvings on display, entertainment, food, balloon twisting and a hockey shoot contest. Hours for the event are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17. For more information call the Eastpointe-Roseville Chamber of Commerce at (586) 776-5520
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel, and the Planning and Economic Development, recognized local companies Tuesday at the first-ever Macomb Business Awards. A number of St. Clair Shores businesses were nominated.
Macomb County recognized five businesses Tuesday during the first-ever Macomb County Business Awards. A panel of judges reviewed 49 nominations to win a crystal award in one of four categories: efficiency, workforce development, diversification and corporate citizenship. St. Clair Shores businesses nominated include the Go Green Salon for an Energy Efficience Expert award; Achatz Burgers for a Champion of Workforce Development award; Snapshot Design for a for a Diversification Leader award; First State Bank, Foot Solutions, Island Harbor Marina and Wigs 4 Kids for a Corporate Citizen award. The panel of judges which reviewed the nominations included Dr. Jim Jacobs, president of Macomb Community College, and Gene Lovell, president of St. …