Wednesday, May 22, 2013
St. Clair Shores police officers were honored by the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores for going above and beyond the call of duty during the annual Call to Courage awards and appreciation breakfast.
The Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores St. Clair Shores honored members of the St. Clair Shores Police Department this week during the annual Call to Courage Awards & Appreciation breakfast at the Lakeland Banquet Centre. “I’m so proud that our club has been able to carry on this event and give our officers the recognition they deserve,” club president Debbie DePape stated in a release. “It’s our way of showing our appreciation to the men and women who protect our city on a daily basis. There aren’t too many professions that every day you report to work, you’re putting your life on the line to protect others and the painful truth is that on most of those days these officers don’t get the respect they deserve.” This is one of many events…
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Police Chief Michael Walleman informed attendees of the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores Call to Courage celebration that retired K9 officer Ivan died from cancer May 1.
Police Chief Michael Walleman informed attendees at the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores annual Call to Courage breakfast that retired K9 officer Ivan died on May 1. Ivan served the department 2006-2011 with handler, Officer Matt Steppey. Sadly, he died on the same day as the memorial service was held at Blossom Heath Park for K9 officer Chase. He died on April 24 following surgical complications. Walleman said that Steppey kept the death of his "best friend" to himself until after the ceremony. To honor his Ivan's service, the department presented a plaque to Steppey.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Looking for something to do in the Shores this week? Here are some suggestions.
A number of events are planned this week in St. Clair Shores including: If your event isn't listed, please add it to our calendar at www.stclairshores.patch.com/events/new.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores will host their 15th Champions Banquet to honor local champions May 8 at the Blossom Heath Inn.
The Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores will recognize six citizens who have made a positive impact on the community May 8 at the annual Champions Banquet at the Blossom Heath Inn. The Optimists define a champion as "someone who has talent, courage, and tenacity - a person who fights for or defends any person or cause," according to a release for the banquet which includes dinner, entertainment and an awards presentation to the Champions. Additionally there will be the presentation of $16,000 in scholarships to members of the class of 2013, and the winner of the first Youth Leadership Award. “As Optimists, our purpose is to make a positive difference in the lives of our youth and in our community and that’s what our annual Champions Banquet…
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Optimist Clubs from Macomb County and the Grosse Pointes will be holding a junior golf tournament May 18 at Cracklewood Golf Course.
Area Optimist Clubs in Macomb County and the Grosse Pointes are planning the 11th annual Junior Golf Tournament for Boys and Girls at the Cracklewood Golf Course in Macomb Township. The tournament for children between 10- and 18-years-old will be held May 18, and winners may advance in the statewide Michigan District Optimist Qualifying Tournament. In previous years, golfers including Bubba Dickerson, Tiger Woods, Davis Love III, Michelle McGann, Ernie Els, Justin Leonard and Nancy Lopez have participated in Optimist-sponsored events. The entry fee for players age 12 to 18 is $40 and includes 18 holes of golf, lunch and snacks on the course. The fee for players age 10 to 11 is $35 and covers 9 holes of golf, lunch and snacks on the course…
Friday, January 11, 2013
The Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores and the Nautical Mile Merchants Association will be hosting the 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at Blossom Heath.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Parades, decorations, acts of kindness and school celebrations are just some of the ways the holidays were celebrated in St. Clair Shores.
It's Christmas morning and across the city families are celebrating the day in a variety of way. But in the weeks leading up to the big day, residents, organizations, businesses and schools celebrated the season while spreading Christmas joy around the community. Patch would like to thank those who posted, covered and shared photos including: And Mrs. Kraft's fourth grade students from Avalon Elementary School, the South Lake Middle School choir and Elmwood Elementary School students who provided the soundtrack for the video.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
St. Clair Shores Fire Department Lt. James A. Nichols, age 45, died Dec. 15, 2012.
St. Clair Shores Fire Department Lt. James A. Nichols, who served in the U.S. Army and was described as a "loyal" member of the fire department, died Dec. 15, 2012. Lt. Nichols, 45, was a registered nurse and a 16-year veteran of the St. Clair Shores Fire Department where he was a paramedic and a member of the Macomb County Technical Rescue Team. He was honored recently during the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores Firefighter recognition breakfast for being one of five firefighters from St. Clair Shores who are part of this team. "We are a safer Macomb County because of these firefighters," said Chief George Morehouse during the ceremony. Lt. Nichols also was a Medic/MP in the U.S. Army and served in the 1989 United State invasion of …
Thursday, December 13, 2012
It was a gala affair Wednesday at the Blossom Heath Inn as members of St. Clair Shores' philanthropic groups, schools officials, business and elected officials gathered for the annual Poinsettia Ball.
The St. Clair Shores community gathered Wednesday night for the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores' Poinsettia Ball at Blossom Heath Inn. The annual ball brings together the various groups for one holiday party instead of having individual events. While the event is a chance for adults to celebrate, it was also an opportunity to benefit a good cause. Guests brought new, unwrapped toys for children who receive items from the St. Clair Shores Cops for Kids program.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Members of the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores were joined by other volunteers to pack and deliver boxes of food to local families.
Members of the Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores, and other volunteers, assembled and delivered food boxes Sunday to 12 local families. The boxes were packed by 16 volunteers in the South Lake warehouse and include food for the families for a week. Items included milk, eggs, bread, spaghetti sauce and noodles, cereal, treats, pop, desserts, peanut butter and jelly, canned vegetables, juice, along with items to make a Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the trimmings. “I am proud of this organization and the great things we continue to do for those less fortunate than ourselves," club President Debbie DePape said in a release. Families receiving the boxes of food were referred by South Lake Schools, Lakeview Public Schools and Lake Shore …