Finals bound

The University Liggett School boys and girls track and field teams are sending several competitors to the Division 3 state championship meet. Head coach Lindsey Bachman and her Knights had to finish in the top two in each event or earn a qualifying time or mark to make the state championship meet Saturday, June 2, at Comstock Park High School. […]

Grosse Pointe News-May 24, 2018

Joseph steps down

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After more than 16 years, Therese Joseph has decided to step off the city council dais for the last time. The 25-year Farms resident handed in her resignation from council Monday, May 14. She said she no longer has the time due to work and other personal matters to serve the community as the residents deserve. […]

Balanced budget set

Grosse Pointe Shores — City council unanimously voted to adopt the fiscal year 2018-19 budget recommended by the Finance Committee during its meeting Tuesday, May 15. In its total general fund budget of $6,129,661 — a 6.4 percent decrease from last year’s fiscal budget of $6,546,179 — the committee met its goal of maintaining the current tax rate less the […]

Budget set

CITY OF GROSSE POINTE — The fiscal year 2018-19 City budget is set. Council voted unanimously to adopt the $15 million spending plan Monday, May 21. Of the $15 million, $5.3 million is set aside for general operations with the rest allocated to specific funds for road improvements, capital projects, water and sewer, solid waste and others. The total millage […]

Church Events

Memorial The Grosse Pointe Memorial Church youth group is raising funds for its mission trip to Costa Rica in June. Dine at Red Crown, 15301 Kercheval, Grosse Pointe Park, Thursday, May 24, and the restaurant will donate 15 percent of the evening’s proceeds to the GPMC youth mission trip. Thirty teens will spend a week at Portantorchas, part of the […]

Girl Scouts honored

Danielle Lubienski, left, and Stephanie Westrick recently earned Silver Awards, the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can achieve. Each girl worked more than 60 hours on their project, “Comfort through Books.” The girls built a bookcase, stocked it with books, games and puzzles, then organized and cataloged all of it by title and age range. This media center was […]

MHS supporter honored with inaugural Humane Hero Award

Grosse Pointe Farms resident Thomas Mackey has been enamored with animals most of his life. He remembers being at the Michigan Humane Society’s annual Christmas celebration, which at the time celebrated the organization’s support of humane treatment of workhorses in the city. Mackey, 83, recalls a photo of his mother and him, “at the old Humane Society feeding a horse,” […]

Ferry students see life through new lens

Looking at objects through the lens of a camera has taught four students at Ferry Elementary School about more than focus, composition, exposure and lighting. It’s opened their eyes to viewing the world differently. “I look at it more in an artistic way,” said fifth-grader Alan LaCroix. “I carry my camera around everywhere I go,” said fourth-grader Cailey Hard. “Even […]