Happy New Year: Make 2022 the best yet! Perfect health, time to step back, to be grateful and appreciative of the family, would be great. With so much to enjoy being together (in whatever way we can), to welcome in the new year, our city continues to be active. Many events await us in 2022 for the sake of giving to others or just for fun. That’s why it’s so special to live here. Blessings to all!
New Year’s Party Special: The news has been shared that in Algonac, The Coffee Maker, a non-profit organization, is a sober social lounge to cultivate friendship among the recovery community. The New Year’s Eve party will be held at Dock 421, 421 Michigan St. In Algonac, from 8pm to 1am there will be food, non-alcoholic drinks, games, music and more.
SELFRIDGE-CHESTERFIELD LIONS CLUB NEWS: It’s a new year and a new opportunity to serve. To join the Lions Club, meet them January 6 at 6:45 p.m. at Dimitri’s Opa Restaurant, 50875 Gratiot in Chesterfield. The club meets on the first Thursday of the month and asks readers to check out their Facebook page or call Lion Karen at 586-822-1987. “It’s great to be a lion!”
Shirley is discontinued as firefighter in January. 25: Call 586-531-1934 to book with her. The cost is $40 per person, which includes luxury car transportation, snacks, games, bottled water, a movie, and fun. Departures 8 AM, arrival requested by 7:45 AM at Lowes car park at 23 Mile and Gratiot in Chesterfield Township. The casino offers $20 to play the game and a $5 food voucher. Located in Battle Creek, leave around 4:30pm and come home to be around 7:30pm
Go ahead and make a difference in 2022: Our city has clubs and organizations looking for volunteers all the time. Most of them have websites that share details of their names and what they do. They’ve all been around for years and have never stopped helping make our city special. Think Bay-Rama, New Baltimore Lions Club, New Baltimore Civic Club, New Baltimore Goodfellows, Anchor Bay Rotary, New Baltimore Historical Society, Woodside Bible Church Food Pantry, St. Mary’s Food Pantry. Start 2022 by being a volunteer and making a difference not only in your life, but for others as well. There are many in our city who are not necessarily affiliated with a club or organization, but are available and help them all. It’s a wonderful life!
ADDRESS PLATE GREAT GIFT: The white numbered green is a safe way for emergency vehicles to identify an address in the dark. The panel in a vertical or horizontal style can be easily attached to a pole or fence. At $10 each, call the IRA Department of Women’s Aide in Era Township at 586-725-7771 and your order will be fulfilled immediately.
Help Preserve Our City’s Flag: The New Baltimore Lions Club has undertaken a massive project, under the leadership of Lion Ron Earle, to erect a 160-foot-tall flagpole and add a 30-foot-by-60-foot American flag. Earth conservation and science take money and lions would welcome donations to this cause. Organizations or individuals may send payable contributions to New Baltimore Lions Club, PO Box 394, New Baltimore, MI 48047 with Flag Fund on the check note. It takes $9,100 a year to maintain the shaft, ground, and flag replacement. Remember the nickname suggested by the writer for our city: the city of science!
Donations Welcome: The many programs offered by Haven Place at 58575 Main in New Haven are for all ages and a better life. Contributions are accepted using Thrivent Active teams, shopping at AmazonSmile or by check payable to Haven Place, at the address above.
Free thing. 31: Haven Place offers free windshield wiper fluid refills from noon until 2 p.m. at 58575 Main in New Haven. Go to the back of the building. Cider and cake will also be available. Other programs include: New Haven United on January 2 at 8:30 p.m. at 87775 New Haven Road; The Men’s Bible Study meets Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Haven Place; Set for a Tuesday January 18th, bring a rug and weights; Living Oils of Youth and the Bible Chapter Jan 11, 6 p.m.
Remember Beverage Can/Bottle Set: The New Baltimore Lions Club is grateful to those who took clean empty items to Curves at 35,453 miles 23. Supporting blind programs, including Leader Dogs for the Blind and sending blind children to summer camp, the group is important to their work because it earns money to benefit others.
ABCF Welcomes Donations: Anchor Bay Community Foundation, P.O. Decorations. The most recent scholarship that has been added is the Robert and Louise Hudson Scholarship with a focus on the field of education. To access ABCF, visit abcf.us or call 586-281-3275.
Threats Across America Meaning: Exactly at noon on December 18, leader Tammy Graber asked everyone present to stand for a moment of silence. It was cold but there was a huge turnout of people. They were all gathered at the Cemetery of Saint Mary the Queen of Creation on 24 Mile Road, to honor the military heroes who died. The colors were developed by VFW Post 7573 Color Guard and St. Mary of the Lakes, Assembly 2804, Knights of Columbus Class 4, and Anchor Bay High ROTC Cadets. Reverend Randy Volkert of North Shore Church led the group in prayer. Mickey Borg led the oath of allegiance and Dalia Jimenez and Pete Carothers sang our national anthem with the people. The ceremonial wreath laying included Captain Jason Waitos of the United States Army; MCPO Jeffrey Jacobs, US Navy; TSgt. Mario Jimenez, United States Air Force; Pfc. Sydney N. Kiehl, United States Marine Corp.; PO2 Daniel R. Turnure, US Coast Guard; Commander Christopher Paul, US Merchant Marine; 127th Scout Division, US Space Force; Brg. General Rolf E. Mammon and CMSgt. Jeffrey Jelincic, Honoring Prisoners of War/Missing in Action. Memorable remarks were made by Mr. Thomas L. Simon, mayor of our city, to recognize the significance of that day. Brg. General Manon spoke of honoring veterans and their families. Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Albrecht Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Albrecht gave well-received words regarding the meaning of this special day. VFW Post 7573 21 Gun Salute and Taps played by Rachel Mancuso, presented with due respect. Colors retired. Spread throughout Saint Mary’s and Eckwood Cemeteries, community members select wreaths and place them on their hero’s grave site, all marked with a metal medal. The medals were previously placed by partners Wreaths Across America and VFW Post 7573 Auxiliary. “Remember fallen American veterans. Honor those who serve. Teach your children the value of freedom,” is the message of the Wreath Program Across America.
Our City Extends Appreciation: Tammy Graber and Mickey Mellon, volunteer community coordinators of American wreaths in our city for the past 12 years, pass the torch to others. Jason Witus and Mario Jimenez will be the new leaders, and our city salutes them as they take on the task. Wreaths Across America coordinates the program across the United States. Our city thanks Tammi Graber and Mickie Mellon for their dedication and love in guiding and driving wreaths across America. We honor you.
WREATHS Recognized Sponsors Across America: Grosso Trucking, Lanzen, INPRO Insurance Group, 80’s Party 4A Purpose, All-Ways Care Services, AMVETS Post 29, AMVETS Post 29 Riders, Sons of AMVETS Post 52, AMVETS Post 52 Ladies Auxiliary, Anchor Bay Foundation, BIGGBY Coffee, Detroit Switch, Lempke-Blackwell VFW Post 7573 Auxiliary, Lempke-Blackwell Post 7573, National Self Storage, New Baltimore Lions Club, Selfridge-Chesterfield Lions Club, Trini’s Mexican Carryout, VVW Michigan Post 7, Windmill Pointe Yacht Club .
Elsie remembers Katherine Koenig Kay: Born to Nicholas and Katherine Koenig on March 28, 1924 and died December 14, 2021, she is 97 years old, and her legacy will continue with the gorgeous dahlias and tulips. The last siblings of the Koenig family, which is owned by the Lakeside Gardens family in Grealus and the nearby mall, made our city famous in the past. She and the whole family planted and sold fields and flower fields. She leaves behind her son Joseph (Donna), Patricia (Chris) and David (Terry), seven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Her parents died, her husband Joseph, her son Nick, her granddaughter Katie, her brothers, Henry, John, Charles, sisters Elizabeth, Anna and Catherine. The writer knew the family well and was proud of the family’s work. Her father, Nick Koenig, was the King of the Dahlia of America, and New Baltimore was the capital of the Dahlia of America, once. Be sure to visit the park at the foot of Washington, which is maintained by the family, and read the painting dedicated to Mr. Koenig. Handed over to the Kai/Konig family.
To report news of your service organization, call Bette Carrothers at 586-725-8051 or email her at email@example.com.