February 7, 2019

Cold temps bring water main breaks

GROSSE POINTE FARMS — After the extreme cold temperatures last week, metro Detroit experienced a rash of water main breaks and burst water lines. “The most impact was on our water distribution system,” said City Manager Shane Reeside. In the Farms, three water mains sprung a leak last week, one of which canceled school at Kerby Elementary School Friday.  “That’s […]

Pointer of Interest: Seeing the world on two wheels

On a snowy, January Saturday, Brett Beddow whips around a 166-meter track on a fixed-gear bike. Traveling 30 to 40 mph, Beddow climbs up and around the steep banked track trying to edge his way to the front of the pack. He is one of a few dozen racers that cold night competing at the Lexus Velodrome in Detroit. Beddow […]

Chamber honors Pointers of Distinction

Despite a weeks-long government shutdown and temperatures dipping well below zero during the Great Polar Vortex of 2019, the Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce carried on, hosting its annual meeting and Pointer of Distinction awards at The War Memorial on Jan. 31. “Your chamber won’t let you down,” Chamber President Jennifer Boettcher said during her opening remarks. “We’re always open […]

School district reconfiguration committee meets

A newly formed blue ribbon facilities committee convened for the first time Jan. 31. The role of the committee is to begin the process of reconfiguring the Grosse Pointe Public School System in response to declining enrollment. The committee’s charge is to propose a plan for facility usage and grade configuration that meets the target of substantial structural financial savings […]

Director seeks combined marine public safety

Grosse Pointe Shores — Though violations committed by boaters near the shoreline of the Pointes are enforceable, assigning officers to enforce them is difficult. Shores lakefront residents north of Vernier know this too well. “The problem goes back several years,” Shores Public Safety Director John Schulte said. “It’s a noise problem. Pleasure craft on the water, often at very late […]

Iconic: Grosse Pointe Yacht Club earns Distinguished Club status

After nearly a year of anticipation, the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club has revealed it recently was designated a Distinguished Club — with special “Iconic” designation — by BoardRoom magazine. Just to be considered for the designation is an honor, said General Manager Aaron Wagner. “In order to be considered for nomination, there’s a panel of manager and club executives from […]

Foundation hands out first awards

The Grosse Pointe Senior Men’s Club has offered men ages 55 and older a place to gather, make connections and form friendships since 1959. Its successful format of lunch and a lecture has allowed it to maintain a healthy number of members — currently around 600 — since its inception. Already a formidable organization, current membership decided there is more […]

War Memorial welcomes Michigan Opera Theatre

Michigan Opera Theatre’s Studio Artists return to The War Memorial for a fourth year to present “Sing to Love,” a Valentine’s Day performance, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14. Guests will be treated to a gourmet dinner, followed by a performance in The War Memorial’s Patriot Theater. “Sing to Love” features the talents of five resident artists from Michigan Opera […]

Holiday cheer for 80 years

The Detroit Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot is a family tradition for the Gryzenia clan. For upwards of 10 years, the children and grandchildren of Jean “Nana” Gryzenia have gathered together and run the 6.1 miles to spend time as a family and earn their turkey dinner. This past year, however, was a little more festive and exciting. In honor of […]