Thursday, April 4, 2013
Flights at community events and the 2013 Thunderbirds' season have been canceled, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Detroit Tigers fans can keep their eyes on the field Friday during opening day. That's because Selfridge Air National Guard Base will not be participating this year in the annual flyover at Comerica Park. Potential federal sequester cuts have not only affected the beloved baseball flyover, they have also grounded goodwill flights during community events, including parades, trade shows, F-22 demonstration flights and more for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, according to the U.S. Air Force. "Given the current federal budget environment, the Air Force has stopped all aviation support to community events, to include our traditional fly-over of the Tigers' home opener," Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, 127th Wing spokesman at Selfridge Air …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
More than 200 people attended the Michigan Film First Industry Update Tuesday in Bloomfield Hills to hear state Sen. Randy Richardville speak.
More than 200 actors, casting agents and film crew workers attended a two-hour session Tuesday evening to discuss reviving Michigan's once burgeoning film industry. State Sen. Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) told the crowd that he hopes a bill he introduced in Lansing will reinvigorate state's film industry. The bill, which is scheduled to go into committee next week, would address the need for Michigan to provide filmmakers with enough incentives to bring their film productions to the state. Senate Bill 569 is comparable to what other successful states offer, Richardville said at the Michigan Film First Film Industry Update in Bloomfield Hills. That was music to the ears of many in attendance. “I haven’t had an audition in months,” said …
Monday, September 5, 2011
What can be done to help Michigan? When Obama stopped in Detroit for his Labor Day speech, Patch talked to Michigan residents about what our national and local leadership can do to foster the state's turnaround.
DETROIT — Thousands of people from throughout Michigan gathered in downtown Detroit Monday afternoon to hear President Obama speak after the annual Labor Day parade. While the president spoke about jobs, labor and the importance of collective bargaining, Patch asked members of the audience to talk about what they would like to see our nation's leaders, as well as those in power locally, do to help the state. Obama teased the crowd about his upcoming speech on jobs, which is planned for Thursday, saying he would propose "ways to put America back to work that both parties would agree to." So what can our leaders in Washington do? Jobs, education: Those were the major themes these Michigan residents echoed. What do you think? Click through …
Here are a few of the sights from the day when President Obama visited Detroit Monday to talk about jobs. Patch will be updating throughout the day.
President Obama talked about jobs during his visit to Detroit on Monday. After a performance by Aretha Franklin, the president delivered a speech to metro Detroiters and labor leaders. "If you want to know who helped lay these cornerstones of the American middle class, you just have to look at union labor. That's the bedrock this country is built on: Hard work. Sacrifice. Looking out for one another. ...," he told the crowd gathered next to the GM headquarters. "These are tough times for working Americans, and even tougher for those looking for work. And a lot of folks have been looking for work for a long time," he said. The president then said he wants to "fully restore the middle class in America." The president's comments were pro-…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Local police and firefighters will take on Red Wings and local celebrities to raise money for area charities.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Former Detroit Red Wing Joe Kocur, along with other local celebrities and Red Wing alumni, is hosting the Third Annual Joe Kocur and Celebrity Friends Softball Tournament on Saturday at Duck Lake Pines in Highland. This year's event is in honor of Kendal Lividini, a Hartland High School student who lost her battle with cancer earlier this year. The event will feature Kocur and his friends playing against policemen and firefighters from Milford, White Lake and Highland. The gates open at 10:30 a.m. Over the past three years, Kocur said, the event has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities. "We expect to exceed $50,000 this year," he said. "This is our third season hosting this event," he said. "With all the help of the …