Seeking better cell coverage
GROSSE POINTE PARK — Residents may not be able to tell the trees from a cell tower if a motion to improve wireless communication coverage below Jefferson goes through with the type of camouflage common these days. “It’s amazing what they can do with cell towers now,” Councilman Tom Caulfield said. “I saw one ingrossepointenews.com
Reworking the rec com
GROSSE POINTE PARK — The recreation commission is being reorganized with the addition of three subcommittees to focus on Windmill Pointe Park, Patterson Park and the buildings within. The existing marina subcommittee remains. “There might be adjustments,” commission Chairman Michael Hindelang said. “We may discover that Patterson is twice the workload of one of thegrossepointenews.com
Park results reflect party lines
GROSSE POINTE PARK — There was consistency along party lines among Park voters in the Tuesday, Nov. 8 election. The percentage of straight-party ticket voting, roughly 67 percent Democrat to 33 percent Republican, held firm through numerous partisan federal, state and county decisions. Democrat Park voters sent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to a 68-to-30 percent wingrossepointenews.com
Millage passes by a mile
GROSSE POINTE PARK — The voters’ tremendous turnout and support Nov. 8 of a 10-year millage increase to fund municipal water and sewer improvements inspired a sense of obligation at city hall. “We must now get to work, for there is much to be done as we fulfill our duty to the community we ardentlygrossepointenews.com
Catching a car thief
GROSSE POINTE PARK — Felony prosecution awaits a Detroit teenager accused of stealing four cars last month with the unwitting cooperation of victims. “He said he wasn’t intending to steal the cars,” said Detective Sgt. Jeremy Pittman of the Park public safety department. “He said he was going into unlocked cars to steal things outgrossepointenews.com
Our View: Park should vote ‘yes’ on millage
Grosse Pointe Park voters face an important decision on Election Day on whether to vote yes or no on a 2.5-mill infrastructure millage. We endorse voting yes on this millage because it is the most practical way to get critical funding the Park needs to modernize the city’s water and sewer infrastructure. According to thegrossepointenews.com
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Library The Grosse Pointe Public Library hosts a variety of programs. To register for the following, visit grossepointelibrary.org. * Thoughts to Action Discussion Group, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, via Zoom. * Authors to the Pointe, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore, Grossegrossepointenews.com
Rezoning breaks procedural ground
GROSSE POINTE PARK — The city council this week not only endorsed construction of a parking lot to support the growing business district on lower Kercheval, but in a tandem action that paved the way for more transparent deliberation of such matters, also passed a resolution making the lot’s developer obey site plan conditions intendedgrossepointenews.com
Discussing DPW contingencies in the Park
GROSSE POINTE PARK — It’s not as spectacular as finding a buried Viking longship, but excavators doing groundwork on the new DPW building bumped into the remnants of an old foundation. The unexpected obstacle escaped pre-construction soil surveys. It cost nearly $67,000 to remove and is among the public works project’s unforeseen expenses totaling $180,276.grossepointenews.com
Donor policy rescinded
GROSSE POINTE PARK — A nearly two-year-old municipal donor policy the current mayor voted for but now says has proven counterproductive was repealed this month by a 6-1 council vote. “It was well intended,” said Mayor Michele Hodges during council discussion Sept. 19, about her vote in early 2021, while a member of the council,grossepointenews.com
Schaap Center moving ahead
GROSSE POINTE PARK — A roughly 300-foot, dead-end section of Wayburn that for years served as a driveway to the soon-to-be-demolished public works garage was passed to developers this month in partial exchange for privately funded construction of a nonprofit community center for the performing arts. “This is the portion of Wayburn (that) starts atgrossepointenews.com
More Qs than As over FEMA flood letter
GROSSE POINTE PARK — The word “flood” has been used in the Park during the last 14 months mainly to describe stormwater backups through the sewer system into basements. Upon receipt of a letter recently from Uncle Sam, the word is being used in the timeless sense of rising lake levels inundating low-lying land. Municipalgrossepointenews.com
Fountain on the fritz
GROSSE POINTE PARK — Some people say the fountain in the middle of the Patterson Park reflecting pond doesn’t spray enough water. Others, citing wet clothing, say the fountain sprays too much. “We’ve had issues over the last year or so with the sprayers,” said Chad Craig, director of parks and recreation. “People walking bygrossepointenews.com
Resident offers Park 100 sycamore trees
Photo by Brad LindbergSycamore trees, proposed for planting on Windmill Pointe Drive mediums, are close in appearance to London plane trees lining Jefferson, in this case near the intersection of Cadieux in Grosse Pointe Park. GROSSE POINTE PARK — While studying to become an urban forester on the undergraduate and master’s levels at the state’sgrossepointenews.com
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Ford House The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, 1100 Lakeshore, Grosse Pointe Shores, offers the following programs: * Craft in the Digital Age Exhibition, featuring the work of contemporary Detroit-area artists and designers throughout the rooms in the main residence, runs through Sept. 30. * Bird Walk, 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, and 8 p.m.grossepointenews.com
Fast storm, quick cleanup
Photo courtesy of Dave LanduytMonday’s storm took out this tree in the 900 block of Harcourt in Grosse Pointe Park. GROSSE POINTE PARK — A burst of high winds late afternoon Monday, Aug. 29, battled through town like a sailor being taken forcibly to the brig. With elbows out and kicking, gusts estimated to begrossepointenews.com
Guest View: Thoughtful and intentional
When the Grosse Pointe Public School System Board of Education voted to close 389 St. Clair, Poupard and Trombly, we promised the community to be thoughtful and intentional about the future of those properties. This involves working closely with the City of Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods and Grosse Pointe Park, respectively, to determine a bestgrossepointenews.com
Need more rain, but not too much
GROSSE POINTE PARK — The weather forecast last Saturday that threatened to wash out the Woodward Dream Cruise would have made Patrick Droze’s day if storm clouds lent a decent burst to Grosse Pointe Park. Scant rain continues thwarting the efforts of Droze and fellow engineers to confirm mathematical models, by their nature theoretical, ofgrossepointenews.com
Park Foundation funds relief valve
GROSSE POINTE PARK — A $130,000 donation to buy key components of a sewer relief valve fast-tracks the city’s effort to protect residents from basement flooding during heavy rains. “A year ago, when flooding started, we felt it was important to be a part of the solution,” said Shery Cotton, president of the Grosse Pointegrossepointenews.com
Routine fire code update
GROSSE POINTE PARK — A unanimous city council this month adopted updates to the municipal fire ordinance to comport with the latest version of the International Fire Code. “This ordinance has been drafted to incorporate all future updates and revisions so we won’t have to bring it back to you again,” Bryan Jarrell, director ofgrossepointenews.com
Next steps for sewers
GROSSE POINTE PARK — Having assessed the condition of most of the municipal sanitary sewers during inspections starting last fall, the city’s consulting engineers are preparing the next steps, beginning with assessing the generations-old system. “As part of this, OHM (Advisors, the Park’s engineering contractor) will review the condition assessment date for sanitary sewer pipesgrossepointenews.com
Bike station honors late brother
Courtesy photoPictured from left are Tom Starrs of Tucson, Ariz.; Mary Armstrong of Kenai, Alaska; Liz Starrs of Denver; Bill Starrs of Grosse Pointe Farms; Kathleen Starrs of Greenwich, Conn.; Margaretta Stofac of Denver; and John Starrs of Molalla, Ore. The family of the late Michael Starrs recently gathered to honor their loved one withgrossepointenews.com
Grosse Pointe rocks!
A rock band fronted by an extremely happy Derek Jendza of Grosse Pointe Park is featured on “Motor City Rocks 2022,” a compilation vinyl album released by iHeartMedia’s Detroit’s 106.7 WLLZ Detroit’s Wheels to honor the station’s rock legacy. “They were talking about it on the radio this morning,” Jendza said Monday, Aug. 8. “Douggrossepointenews.com
Park alleys being repaved
GROSSE POINTE PARK — Alley resurfacing starts this week. “It’s been a high priority of the administration,” said Nick Sizeland, city manager. He figures resurfacing some of the city’s alleys is overdue. “Our alleys haven’t been worked on, from our understanding, for probably north of 20 years,” Sizeland said. “We have had trouble contacting contractorsgrossepointenews.com
Defining alley maintenance
GROSSE POINTE PARK — Government’s prime role is ensuring law and order, but to police also means to clean. In that sense, the city’s alleys are cruising for a crackdown. Councilman Tom Caulfield wants alleys cleared of clutter and kept that way. In too many areas of town, closely bordered alleys are further restricted bygrossepointenews.com
Letter: Appreciate the service
To the Editor: I have lived in Grosse Pointe Farms for 20 years and currently in Grosse Pointe Park for 34 years and have been a longtime subscriber to the Grosse Pointe News. I have followed the paper and the course of its content during the ownership of four different publishers dating back to Butchgrossepointenews.com
Pride of the Pointes
Cassidy Kline Cassidy Kline and Chloe Kline of Grosse Pointe Park and Wilson Moin of Grosse Pointe Woods were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at The University of Alabama. *** Wilson Moin The following Miami University students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester: Garrett Finley and Regangrossepointenews.com
Fundraiser helps family after fire
GROSSE POINTE PARK — The community is helping turn things around for a three-generation family that lost its 100-year-old homestead to a three-alarm fire last month. “The house was a total loss, so we’re going to do a little fundraiser at Marge’s Bar and Grill,” said Tom Steen, a resident of Grosse Pointe Park. Thegrossepointenews.com
Shots fired, casings recovered, teenager questioned
GROSSE POINTE PARK — A drive-by shooting into a four-unit flat in the 800 block of Beaconsfield this week is being investigated with the aid of what police describe as several witnesses and the recovery to two spent shell casings in the roadway. The case is a first for Grosse Pointe Park, according to Detectivegrossepointenews.com
Dutch too much for elm trees
GROSSE POINTE PARK — Replacement elms aren’t taking root against Dutch elm disease. Every elm planted to repopulate the city has failed. While efforts are ongoing to protect surviving American elms from the invasive disease introduced to North America from Europe in 1928, attempts to return the community to an elm-canopied shade garden have fallengrossepointenews.com
It’s official: Pump station failures made flooding worse
THE GROSSE POINTES — A deeper reading of the Great Lakes Water Authority’s analysis of last June’s flooding reveals an assertion that despite the inevitability of water backups into streets and basements due to the massiveness of the rainstorm, failures at two of the authority’s eastside pumping stations likely made the problem worse. “The reducedgrossepointenews.com
Old pipes showing their age
Photo by Renee LanduytGrosse Pointe Park Director of Public Safety Bryan Jarrell shares with city council an example of old cast-iron pipe occluded with tuberculation. GROSSE POINTE PARK — Two complications with low water pressure within recent weeks are seen as things an industrial-age community must correct to meet 21st century expectations. Both matters involvegrossepointenews.com
Master plan takes long way home
GROSSE POINTE PARK — The United States took less time winning World War II than the planning commission did updating the municipal master plan. In the timeframe it took the commission to complete its duty this week, Hitler and Tojo were history, and U.S. sailors had gone from abandoning ship at Pearl Harbor to kissinggrossepointenews.com
Party on Charlevoix Saturday
Photo by Renee LanduytAttendees take a selfie during a 2019 street party. GROSSE POINTE PARK — The party season starts this week on Charlevoix between Maryland and Lakepointe. The first Charlevoix Street Party of the year is 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, June 11, featuring the Top 40 band, Keep the Party Going. “Top 40grossepointenews.com
Fallen officer finally gets his due
Photos from Grosse Pointe Park Department of Public SafetyHonoring fallen officers during Police Week in Washington D.C. are Grosse Pointe Park Chief Bryan Jarrell, Sgt. Stephen Thiel and Deputy Chief James Bostock. In the 97 years since Grosse Pointe Park motorcycle Patrolman John Selock, 23, died trying to stop a speeding motorist, his name becamegrossepointenews.com
Do’s and don’ts of municipal recycling
GROSSE POINTE PARK — One wrong thing in a recycling bin risks the pickup being passed by. The contractor handling Grosse Pointe Park’s recycling service collects two large trucks of material per day or 10 each week. Individual garbage trucks can pack 30,000 pounds, meaning total weekly collection in the Park could hit 300,000 pounds.grossepointenews.com
Crime ring suspect in custody
Photo by Brad LindbergGrosse Pointe Shores Detective Lt. Scott Rohr reviews his file on the South American Theft Group. GROSSE POINTE SHORES — A detective helped steer federal authorities to a band of below-the-border criminals burglarizing the Pointes and tony suburbs coast to coast. The nut of the investigation is the crimes shouldn’t have happenedgrossepointenews.com
Fund reserves fill budget gap
GROSSE POINTE PARK — The city council voted 6-1 on Monday, May 9, to adopt a municipal budget for the upcoming fiscal year starting July 1. “One of the most significant actions this body takes is to adopt its budget,” Grosse Pointe Park Mayor Michele Hodges said. The $13,132,182 general fund budget for fiscal yeargrossepointenews.com
K-Line Trolley back in action
THE GROSSE POINTES — The K-Line Trolley “re-zooms” its schedule up and down Kercheval Saturday afternoon, May 21. Rolling off at 5 p.m. on Kercheval at Wayburn in Grosse Pointe Park, the free trolley heads through the City into the Farms to Stephens Road and back. Up and back, up and back, linking the Pointe’sgrossepointenews.com
Man goes to parents’ Oakland County home, uses brother’s old phone to download nude photos of children
A 39-year-old man was arrested for going to his parents’ home in Oakland County while they were out of town and using his brother’s old phone and a work laptop to download pictures of nude children, authorities said.
DPW building nearly finished
Photo by Renee LanduytCrews work to complete construction at the new Grosse Pointe Park DPW building. GROSSE POINTE PARK — Construction of the public works building on Mack, which got off to a slow start due to a nationwide shortage of construction materials, has shifted into high gear. “The DPW project on Mack is goinggrossepointenews.com
Gerald “Jerry” Bocci Sr.
Gerald “Jerry” Bocci Sr. Gerald “Jerry” Bocci Sr., 84, of Grosse Pointe Park, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. He was born April 18, 1938, in Detroit, to Victor and Mildred (nee Hughes) Bocci, both now deceased. First and forever, Jerry — “Papa” to many — was a devotedgrossepointenews.com
Public Safety Reports
Grosse Pointe Park Three of a kind Officers monitoring traffic on Mack Avenue last week investigated three motorists for allegedly committing the identical offenses and arrested them on the same charge. All three were pulled over for speeding and charged with violating a suspended driving license: * The first incident of the week happened atgrossepointenews.com
Dads, daughters to dance the night away
Fathers and their little girls from throughout the Grosse Pointes are invited to a two-night Daddy-Daughter Dance at the Tompkins Center in Grosse Pointe Park. From 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, and Thursday, May 26, memories will be made during these evenings of dancing, which include DJ music and lights, as well asgrossepointenews.com
Park spikes fake letters
GROSSE POINTE PARK — The merry pranksters and their water carriers who wrote letters to city council under fake names promoting supposedly provocative issues that have been asked and answered were hoisted this month with their own petards. The council no longer reads written comments aloud during the public comment section of council meetings. Grossegrossepointenews.com
EERV application spells relief
GROSSE POINTE PARK — There’s no guessing when the installation of an emergency relief valve will start protecting the community from sewer water backups into basements during big rains, but if the new council’s efforts to do so continue at the current pace, it will be sooner than later. “My philosophy has always been togrossepointenews.com
Getting a move on the master plan
GROSSE POINTE PARK — Absent yeehaws, the latest planning commission meeting had the feel of a cattle drive. Three city council members attended the meeting Wednesday, April 6, as drovers, urging progress on drafting a new municipal master plan, a process that began in late 2018, before any current commissioner took office. “The purpose ofgrossepointenews.com
On a mission
Photo by Renee Landuyt A team of 18 people, led by the Rev. Andrew Kowalczyk, pastor of St. Clare of Montefalco Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe Park, right front, headed on a mission trip to Poland near the Ukrainian border Monday, April 4, to help fleeing Ukrainian refugees. “We feel excited, inspired, supported, a bitgrossepointenews.com
Michael Kermit Tetreault
Michael Kermit Tetreault Michael Kermit Tetreault of Grosse Pointe Park died peacefully Monday, March 14, 2022, surrounded by family at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe. He was 70 years old. The son of a Detroit police officer and homemaker, Michael was, from the age of 7, the surviving eldest of 10 children. Schooled at St. Edwardgrossepointenews.com
Cutting living fences down to size
GROSSE POINTE PARK — About 15 years ago, a turf war started over a view of Lake St. Clair. A lakeside resident planted a hedgerow that blocked a neighbor’s view of the water. Game on. “It was bitter,” said Brian Colter, Grosse Pointe Park city forester. “It went to the city council.” From that disputegrossepointenews.com
This Indian restaurant cooks up its dishes in an authentic tandoori oven
Serving up sauteed rice dishes, curries packed with flavor, and marinated chicken that’s been deliciously char-grilled is basically a family tradition for Syed Mutaher. Michelle Oliver takes us to Dine in the D at the family-owned, Noorjahan Indian Grill.
Grosse Pointe Park man who displayed KKK flag facing Black neighbor won’t face charges
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy characterized the Ku Klux Klan flag displayed in a Grosse Pointe Park home as despicable and traumatizing but not a crime under the law. Under Michigan’s ethnic intimidation statute, it requires physical contact or damage and defacement to property. The flag has since been taken down after Grosse Pointe Park police went to the home. PREVIOUS: Residents protest KKK flag displayed in Grosse Pointe Park home facing Black neighbor“The way the ethnic intimidation law is written in Michigan, there had to be contact,” said JeDonna Dinges, who lives next door. The neighbor told police that the flag was put up because Dinges had a camera pointing into his home.
No charges after klan flag hangs next to Black family’s home in Grosse Pointe Park
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – A prosecutor declined to file charges Tuesday against a suburban Detroit man who displayed a Ku Klux Klan flag in his window next to the home of a Black family, saying the “horrible conduct” doesn't violate Michigan law. An ethnic intimidation charge would require physical contact, property damage or threats of such activity, said Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy. JeDonna Dinges, 57, of Grosse Pointe Park, said the klan flag was hanging next door in a window directly across from her dining room. “There is absolutely no question that what happened to Ms. Dinges was despicable, traumatizing and completely unacceptable," Worthy said. The average person would not own a klan flag, which is a true symbol of hatred,” Dinges said.
Residents protest KKK flag displayed in Grosse Pointe Park home facing Black neighbor
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – A steady flowing line of protesters Sunday circled their way around Wayburn Street in Grosse Pointe Park to clearly voice their disgust of an open display of racism. Their protest comes after a home displayed a red black and white Ku Klux Klan flag in window facing an African American woman’s home. Officials with the city of Grosse Pointe Park released the following statement:AdAt approximately 3:00pm Tuesday February 16th the Grosse Pointe Park Department of Public Safety was made aware of a Ku Klux Klan flag displayed in a window that faces the home of an African-American woman. The Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Department serves all residents of our community no matter their race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or religion. City of Grosse Pointe ParkThe Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods branch of the NAACP released the following statement:
Find some comfort in these ethnic flavors
Alma Kitchen in Grosse Pointe Park is where you can indulge in the flavors of the cultural diversity of Metro Detroit. One owner always ate traditional Chinese food while the other only had Mexican food. They brought those worlds together along with some traditional American dishes to create Alma Kitchen. Alma Kitchen serves a variety of different flavors including almond chicken, shrimp and grits and, home refried beans. Go taste their ethnic flavors at 15402 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Park, MI.
Grosse Pointe Park gym visitors notified of possible COVID-19 exposure after positive test
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – Visitors who went to a Grosse Pointe Park gym in late December are being notified that they might have been exposed to COVID-19 after a person tested positive. An individual who went to the Meade Fitness Center in Grosse Pointe Park during the week of Dec. 28-30 tested positive for the virus, according to authorities. Anyone who was at the Meade Fitness Center that week is being contacted about their possible exposure to COVID-19. The Lavins Activity Center is being closed from Tuesday (Jan. 5) until 7 a.m. Monday (Jan. 11), the business announced. Staff members will be tested for COVID-19, and the building will be sanitized and deep cleaned, the announcement says.
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Grosse Pointe Park’s first Black council member is ready to get to work
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – With a vacant seat on the Grosse Pointe Park City Council following a members resignation, Darci McConnell made history being sworn in as the council’s first Black member. For the past 17 years, McConnell has been a resident of Gross Pointe Park with a career as a journalist. But after being appointed to the council, she’s motivated to step to the forefront with several goals already in mind. We had interviewed 13 people and they were all outstanding -- but she was the stand out,” said council member Lauri Read. Council member Vikas Relam said, “She is Black.
Grosse Pointe Park city buildings closed to slow COVID-19 spread
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – City officials announced that Grosse Pointe Park City Hall, including the Municipal Court and all other city buildings, will be closed Monday until further notice. The city said the closures are an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Windmill Pointe Park will remain open from 7 a.m. to dusk and Patterson Park will remain open from 8 a.m. to dusk. More information can be found on the Grosse Pointe Park official website here. Michigan officials specified 17 segments of the state that will remain open during the three-week pause that includes many new restrictions due to COVID-19.
Archdiocese of Detroit extends Mass dispensation due to COVID surge
DETROIT – For months, mass at St. Clare Montefalco Parish in Grosse Pointe Park has been different in many ways, but still celebrated weekly. Allen Vigneron, extended a blessing. Announced on Friday, the dispensation from the obligation to attend mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation was extended to Ash Wednesday, Feb, 17, 2021. Those who stay at home should keep holy the Lord’s Day by reading scripture or watching mass virtually. You can read the full letter from Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop of Detroit here.
Letter from Grosse Pointe Park mayor addresses COVID surge
Here is a letter from Grosse Pointe Park Mayor Bob Denner on Nov. 4, 2020 addressing the coronavirus in the city. Dear Grosse Pointe Park Residents,This letter is to highlight the recent increases of COVID-19 cases in our community and to remind all of us to keep ourselves and others safe. Through Tuesday, November 3 Grosse Pointe Park has experienced a total of 193 positive COVID-19 test results and 7 deaths. Since October 15 we have seen an increase of 34 reported cases of the virus, 16 cases within the past week. Thank you for keeping yourself and your family safe as we enjoy Thanksgiving and the holiday season.Bob Denner, Mayor of Grosse Pointe Park
Man armed with knife breaks into Grosse Pointe Park home, flees when caught by homeowner
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – A suspect armed with a knife broke into a home in Grosse Pointe Park, police said. Police were called to the 900 block of Bedford Road at 2:20 a.m. on Wednesday on the report of a home invasion. The suspect broke into an attached garage and went into the home, the door had been left unlocked from the garage, police said. The homeowner was on the couch at the time the suspect broke in and the homeowner caught the suspect. When caught by the homeowner, the intruder took off on foot.
Temporary water shut-off issued for area of Grosse Pointe Park
GROSSE POINTE PARK, MICH. – The water is being shut off in the 1000 block of Nottingham in Grosse Pointe Park at around 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5 as part of an emergency water main repair. It is estimated to be repaired within four to six hours. Residents in the area could experience discolored water during that period. Read more: Wayne County headlines
Celebrate Oktoberfest in this brewery’s biergarten
Grosse Pointe Park – Here at Atwater in the Park, the beer is flowing, and the schnitzel is fresh and ready to eat. Atwater continued to grow, and about 7 years ago they took over a church in Grosse Pointe Park, and remade it into a brewpub, calling it Atwater in the Park. Atwater in the Park is located at 1175 Lakepointe Street in Grosse Pointe Park. They are hosting a socially-distant Oktoberfest in their biergarten on October 3rd from noon to midnight. You can also celebrate with them virtually by getting Atwater Beer to-go and tagging them in pictures you post on social media, which they may share.
Virtual running event to be held in remembrance of Grosse Pointe Park teen
Virtual running event to be held in remembrance of Grosse Pointe Park teenPublished: September 13, 2020, 6:28 pmA four mile run in honor of a Grosse Pointe Park teen who was killed last year is being held virtually because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Virtual running event held in remembrance of Grosse Pointe Park teen
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – A four mile run in honor of a Grosse Pointe Park teen who was killed last year is being held virtually because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Finn It Four Miler is raising money for charities that were close to Finn Huston’s heart. Last year, the transgender teen was riding his bike when he was hit and killed. The Grosse Point Park teen was riding his bike home after work when he was hit by a car. The image is now the symbol of the Finn It 4 Miler which will be held on Oct. 10.
Master Bob Bashara dies; convicted in wifes 2012 death
WHITMORE LAKE, Mich. Robert Bashara, a former Rotary Club president in suburban Detroit who was convicted of arranging his wifes murder, has died, more than five years after he was sentenced to life in prison, the Corrections Department said Tuesday. Bashara, 62, died Monday at a hospital, said spokesman Chris Gautz, who declined to offer additional details. Bashara, known as Master Bob, was accused of hiring a handyman to kill Jane Bashara so he could devote more time to cavorting with other women who shared his desire for sexual bondage and domination. Jane Bashara was strangled in their garage in Grosse Pointe Park in 2012. Timeline: Jane Bashara murder case
Sister of Bob Basharas wife disappointed he only spent 8 years in prison before death
WHITMORE LAKE, Mich. Bob Bashara, who was convicted of plotting his wifes murder in 2012, died earlier this week while serving a life sentence. His wifes sister said shes disappointed Bashara didnt serve more of his prison time for the pain he caused. I am disappointed he only spent eight years in prison, said Julie Rowe, Jane Basharas sister, in a statement. Joe Gentz, who worked as Bob Basharas handyman, admitted to strangling Jane Bashara in the garage of the Grosse Pointe Park home. Authorities said Bob Bashara arranged the murder so he could pursue his BDSM lifestyle as Master Bob with a mistress and other women.
Convicted murderer Bob Bashara has died after being sentenced to life in prison in 2015
LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich. – Convicted murderer Bob Bashara has died. Bashara was sentenced to life in prison in January 2015 after he was convicted of plotting to have his wife killed in 2012. Timeline: Jane Bashara murder caseOfficials confirmed that Bashara died Monday at the Woodland Center Correctional Facility. It would be another four years until he finally laid out the case against Bob Bashara in April 2016. He admitted to breaking Jane Bashara's neck and said Bob Bashara was present during the murder.
Parents rally for face-to-face learning in Grosse Pointe
GROSSE POINTE, Mich. Dozens of parents gathered Sunday to protest the Grosse Pointe Public School systems back-to-school plan. The district made the decision to have all students start with remote learning. While parents of Detroit students have protested against in-person school classes, Grosse Pointe parents rallied for the opposite. Grosse Pointe school officials said theyre planning to get back into the classroom when its safe, but that wasnt good enough for parents. While they noted what some parents wanted ultimately, the district said they just didnt feel it was safe to return to class.
Grosse Pointe educator wins national award for teaching students how to run a business
GROSSE POINTE, Mich. A Grosse Pointe Park teacher is getting national recognition for turning learning into a real life business. Susan Howey is teaching her fourth grade students how to run their own business. Their purpose is to blow up your favorite people or pets to cheer them on -- but the real purpose is much more than that. The project has won Howey a Leavy Award, a national award given to teachers for excellence in private enterprise education. Howey said she hopes to continue the business with her new fourth grade students even if classes go online this fall.
Grosse Pointe Public Schools to begin fully online this fall due to pandemic
GROSSE POINTE, Mich. Another Michigan school district has decided to begin the upcoming school year entirely online amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Grosse Pointe Public School System Superintendent Gary Niehaus announced Friday that the district will start the school year with remote learning only, with a plan to gradually reintroduce students to in-person learning. Officials say a task force developed plans for in-person learning, virtual learning and a hybrid of both options -- which has been required by Michigan Gov. Niehaus said Friday that the districts intention is to transition to a hybrid or traditional in-person learning model, but only once it is safe to do so amid the pandemic. As the district moves to begin the school year fully online, officials say staff will still have access to child care, school buildings and learning materials.