Group will display 660 crosses in Ypsilanti for veteran suicide prevention
YPSILANTI, MI -- By Memorial Day, the nonprofit 22aday will have placed 660 crosses in front of the Ypsilanti Civic Center. The crosses are meant to represent how many solders on average die by suicide each month. It’s the group’s goal to combat veteran suicide via legislative information and provide a sense of community for those who need help. They need to know that there is hope for them.”22aday is accepting volunteers to help display the crosses. Anyone experiencing mental distress or thoughts of suicide can seek help from:The 24-hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).mlive.com
J. Crew has great deals on New Balance sneakers
Crew has great deals on New Balance shoes, which are stylish cool sneakers and good for standing for long hours, great for walking, and feeling comfortable. New Balance X J. Crew 996 Sneakers. CrewCheck out a few pairs of New Balance sneakers below:New Balance® X J.Crew 996 tonal sneakers, Item BF028 , $100.00, 30% OFF FULL PRICE WITH CODE SUMMER. Crew 996 Sneakers.mlive.com
Under Armour Outlet: Shorts on sale, take an extra 30% off
There is still time to save on women’s and boys’ shorts for the Memorial Day weekend. Take an Extra 30% Off Select Women’s & Boys short styles today! UA shorts on sale now come in multiple colors and sizes. Image by: UA OutletWomen’sWomen’s UA Play Up Side Mesh Shorts $25.00 $16.97Women’s UA Play Up 2.0 Shorts $22.00 $14.97Women’s UA Play Up Side Mesh Shorts $25.00 $16.97Women’s HeatGear® Armour Bike Shorts $29.99 $20.97Women’s UA Mileage 2.0 Printed Shorts $29.99 $20.97Women’s UA Play Up Side Stripe Shorts $25.00 $16.97Women’s UA Mileage 2.0 Shorts $24.99 $16.97Women’s HeatGear® Armour Shorty $21.99 $14.97Boy’sBoys' UA Velocity Shorts. Image by UABoys’ UA Velocity Shorts , $19.99 $13.97Boys’ UA Velocity Printed Shorts, $24.99 $16.97Boys’ UA Velocity Shorts , $25.00 $16.97mlive.com
These Memorial Day events are coming up in Jackson County
JACKSON, MI – Ceremonies to celebrate Memorial Day and remember military service members who have died are coming up in Jackson County. BrooklynThe Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade will head through downtown on Main Street beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30. Grass LakeGrass Lake will celebrate Memorial day with events hosted by the American Legion. NapoleonNapoleon’s Memorial Day Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the Napoleon Township Park and heads to Oak Grove Cemetery. Spring ArborSpring Arbor’s Memorial Day Parade begins at 1 p.m. Monday, May 30, along Ogle Avenue.mlive.com
Chewy is having a Memorial Day sale, up to 30% off items for pets
Chewy is having a Memorial Day Sale. Save up to 30% on pet supplies and accessories to keep them happy. Find great prices on pet swimming pools, too. Chewy has pet essentials on sale including pet beds, pet toys and food dispensers. Find great pet deals below:Yaheetech Foldable Outdoor Hard Plastic Dog & Cat Swimming Pool.mlive.com
Walmart has huge Memorial Day savings on TVs, Chromebooks and more
Are you looking for Memorial Day savings on new electronics? Walmart is having a Memorial Day sale on electronics for your home or office. Walmart has discounts on brand name TVs including RCA and Sylvania and laptops by Samsung Galaxy and HP Chromebook. Electronics are great gifts for recent graduates or for your awesome dad on Father’s Day. HP 11.6″ Chromebook, AMD A4, 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage, Black 16W64UT#ABA $98.00 Was $225.00.mlive.com
Northern Michigan isn’t the only region with great wineries
May is known for flowers, barbeque, and Memorial Day, but did you know it is actually Michigan Wine Month as declared by Gov. Whitmer? “Michigan Wine Country- Wine and Country Guide” is letting people know all about the wine scene in our state and where to get a taste.
Tempur-Pedic Memorial Day sale: Save up to $500 on mattress sets
Tempur-Pedic has a Memorial Day sale going on now. Save up to $500 when you purchase specific styles of their popular mattress sets. Save while Tempur Pedic is offering great discount prices on mattresses, pillows blankets, and toppers. Check out the great deals for yourself:Tempur-Pedic mattress (Photo courtesy of Tempur-Pedic)TEMPUR-Cloud® Medium Save 30% - Ends Monday! Tempur Material has pressure relief technology and removable, washable covers.mlive.com
Your guide to the 2022 Frankenmuth Dog Bowl
FRANKENMUTH, MI — The Frankenmuth Dog Bowl returns to Michigan’s Little Bavaria for Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29. Event organizers expect more than 100,000 visitors to attend this free festival, which takes place at Frankenmuth River Place Shops, 925 S. Main St. While admission to the Frankenmuth Dog Bowl is free, some events, such as the annual Canine Cruise on the Cass River, require a registration fee. The 2022 Frankenmuth Dog Bowl will conclude with a Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. Sunday. Click through the gallery above to see photos from past Frankenmuth Dog Bowl events.mlive.com
Camping with a big group? Deals on 12-person tents
If you are planning a family and friends camping trip for this summer or during the Memorial Day weekend, Amazon has great deals on 12-person camping tents. Whether you are upgrading your camping tent for a newer model or purchasing a camping tent for the first time. Amazon has great deals on 12+-person camping tents found online at Amazon.com. Whether you are planning a camping trip during the warm weather this season or cool temperatures during the fall, save on camping tents now. Amazon.com has affordable prices for camping tents to help you and your loved ones enjoy memorable camping experiences.mlive.com
Lifeguard shortage could mean reduced hours, closures at many Metro Detroit pools
As we inch closer and closer to Memorial Day weekend, many pools in Metro Detroit are opening up for the summer season -- but they need more lifeguards and fast. If they don’t get help, it could mean reduced hours or closures.
Is most of Michigan done with frost? Can we plant our entire garden now?
The classic time to plant and not worry about frost in Lower Michigan is Memorial Day weekend. Let’s look at next week’s cool-down, and if it could cause frost. Then let’s try to look at the week after for any late frost. Maybe we can figure out it’s OK to start planting the frost-killed garden plants, and all of our gardens for that matter. I’ve drawn in where frost would be possible based on this forecast.mlive.com
Macy’s Memorial Day Sale, save up to 60% off furniture and mattresses
Find great Memorial Day sales below to upgrade your living spaces with new indoor and outdoor furniture. FurnitureRadley 5-Piece Fabric Chaise Sectional Sofa, Created for Macy’s $2,199.00 WAS $4,225.00Ladlow 90″ Fabric Sofa, Created for Macy’s $529.00 WAS $599.00Radley 86″ Fabric Sofa, Created for Macy’s $799.00 WAS $1,289.00Jollene 113″ 2-Pc. Sectional, Created for Macy’s $1,399.00 WAS $2,578.00Myia 82″ Leather Sofa, Created for Macy’s $1,149.00 WAS $1,719.00BedroomAvondale Queen 3-Pc. Dining Set (64″ Square Dining Table, 6 Dining Chairs & 1 Bench), Created for Macy’s $2,299.00 WAS $2,599.00Marlough II Outdoor Aluminum 6-Pc. Dining Set (84″ x 42″ Dining Table, 4 Dining Chairs and 1 Bench) Created for Macy’s $2,788.99 WAS $3,099.00Stockholm Outdoor 4-Pc.mlive.com
Michigan’s largest Memorial Day weekend parade to return to Mackinaw City after 2 year absence
MACKINAW CITY, MI – One of Michigan’s longest-running Memorial Day parades is set to make its return. After two years of postponements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mackinaw City’s annual Memorial Parade is set to return to the Straits Area at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. This annual parade has been in existence for more than 50 years and continues to be the largest Memorial Day Weekend parade in Michigan. This year’s parade will feature seven high school bands, the Scottsville Clown Band and Petoskey Steel Drum Band. Clowns, Shriners Indy Cars, antique vehicles, creative floats and various other entrants will also be marching in the parade to add to the entertainment.mlive.com
Michigan State Parks only have about half the workers they need for the summer
LANSING, MI – As Memorial Day – the unofficial start of the summer season – approaches, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources is struggling to fill seasonal jobs at state parks, the Lansing State Journal reports. So far, 636 people have been hired and 123 more are pending drug tests out of the 1,300 seasonal workers needed to run the 101 state parks, the report said. In 2021, the DNR hired just 736 people and filled in the gaps with contractors.mlive.com
Korf/Schultz Saginaw County Track Meet makes moves
The Korf/Schultz Saginaw County Track Meet is making more than a few changes this season. The meet, which brings together the top track athletes in Saginaw County, will move from its traditional schedule. Instead of the Tuesday after Memorial Day, the County Meet is Friday at Saginaw Heritage High School.mlive.com
When is last freeze normally at your Flint, Saginaw, Bay City, Midland locations?
I don’t like the “average last freeze date,” as that means half of the years still have a freeze occur after that date. (Data/map provided by Iowa State University)The data shows Flint has only a 10% chance of a freeze after May 22. From the map, Saginaw and Bay City are actually at about the same freeze date. (Data/graph provided by Iowa State University)The Saginaw and Bay City areas can get a freeze also in late May. Midland is in that same pocket as Saginaw, Bay City and Flint, where a freeze could occur in late May.mlive.com
When is last freeze normally at your Ann Arbor, Detroit, Southeast Michigan locations?
To figure out our historical “safe from freezing date,” we should use the date when there is only a 10% chance of a 32-degree temperature. I don’t like the “average last freeze date,” as that means half of the years still have a freeze occur after that date. (Data/map provided by Iowa State University)The data shows Ann Arbor has only a 10% chance of a freeze after May 14. Detroit actually has an earlier freeze date. Of course if you want to wait until the chance of a freeze is almost zero, May 19 is your date in Ann Arbor.mlive.com
When is last freeze normally at your Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Southwest Michigan locations?
I don’t like the “average last freeze date,” as that means half of the years still have a freeze occur after that date. (Data/map provided by Iowa State University)The data shows Grand Rapids has only a 10% chance of a freeze after May 13. Kalamazoo actually has a later freeze date. (Data/graph provided by Iowa State University)At Grand Rapids, through May 10 there is around a 12% chance of temperatures dropping to 32 degrees. Of course if you want to wait until the chance of a freeze is almost zero, May 22 is your date in Grand Rapids.mlive.com
Memory of late husband elevates honor for veteran named grand marshal of Saginaw Memorial Day parade
SAGINAW, MI — When Kimberly Napoleon steps into her role as grand marshal of the Memorial Day parade next month in Saginaw, the U.S. Army veteran will be carrying the spirit of fallen military service members close to her heart. “When I found out I was going to be grand marshal, I was honored as a veteran first,” Napoleon said. Memorial Day is very dear to me.”This week, Napoleon was named the parade’s grand marshal by Positive Results Downtown, the Saginaw-based nonprofit that organizes the event each Memorial Day. This year, the nearly 2-mile march will begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, with Saginaw County Veterans Memorial Plaza in downtown serving as the endpoint. “That would be my ask for that day.”It’s a simple gesture, she said, that would honor the sacrifices of all fallen military service members, including the one closest to her heart.mlive.com
Fireworks are back at the Cascades this summer
JACKSON, MI – Enjoy food, family and fireworks shows at Cascades Falls Park once again in the summer of 2022. The Jackson City Council approved the summer’s fireworks events at the Cascades, 1400 S. Brown St., during its Tuesday, March 22 meeting. The popular events are back for the Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day holiday weekends, similar to previous years.mlive.com
MLK Day 2022: What’s open, what’s closed on Monday? Banks, UPS, mail delivery, stores, supermarkets
Martin Luther King Jr. Day was first observed in 1986 and was not celebrated in every state until 2000. Here is everything you need to know about what is open and what is closed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2022. Others include Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Columbus Day, Juneteenth, Labor Day and Veterans Day. Is there mail delivery on MLK Day 2022? The following major supermarkets will be open with regular hours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day:Are restaurants open on MLK Day 2022?mlive.com
$900K splash pad, playground opening in summer 2022 at Saginaw Township’s Haithco Park
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, MI — Residents dreaming of a return to sun-soaked seasonal fun can look forward to a new summertime amenity by next Memorial Day. A kid-friendly splash park will open in May 2022 as part of a $900,000 project planned at William H. Haithco Recreation Area — more commonly known as Haithco Park — in Saginaw Township. “These are incredibly popular attractions in communities,” said Brian Keenan-Lechel, director of Saginaw County Parks and Recreation. Saginaw-based Wobig Construction Co. will oversee construction on property between the Haithco Park’s parking lot and boat launch. He said the Haithco Park splash pad, however, will most closely resemble the splash park that opened in 2010 at Saginaw’s Frank N. Andersen Celebration Park.mlive.com
Mistrial declared in case of Saginaw fatal shooting stemming from Memorial Day video game dispute
SAGINAW, MI — With jurors unable to reach a unanimous verdict in the trial of a Saginaw man accused of killing another man at a Memorial Day party, a Saginaw County judge has declared a mistrial. Trial testimony established Buell and Rowe both attended a Memorial Day barbecue the evening of May 24, 2020, at 2322 Mershon St. on Saginaw’s West Side. Buell had shown Lavender a gun at the gathering, though she had never seen him with one before, she said. Buell himself testified on Oct. 14, alleging he shot Rowe in self-defense. Read more:Woman testifies in Saginaw murder trial to seeing boyfriend bleed out after allegedly being shot in video game disputeBets over video game led to fatal shooting of Saginaw man, witnesses testifyMother of slain Saginaw man starts GoFundMe page to help with funeral expensesSaginaw man charged in Memorial Day homicidePolice release name of man killed in Saginaw Memorial Day shootingmlive.com
Saginaw splash pad closes for season this weekend
SAGINAW, MI — This weekend, summer will end for families who enjoy the splash park at Frank N. Andersen Celebration Park. Saginaw officials say the city-operated splash pad will close for the year after Saturday. The splash pad opened about a week later than its typical Memorial Day weekend launch this year because of staffing shortages, Saginaw officials say. Opened in 2010, the splash pad was launched as part of a $1.58 million city project that includes a playscape, picnic area, skateboard park and lakeside boardwalk at Frank N. Andersen Celebration Park. Read more on MLive:Saginaw splash pad not opening for Memorial Day weekend due to staffing shortagemlive.com
Does Labor Day mark the end of vacation season?
Don’t look now, but August is almost over, September arrives this Wednesday, and Labor Day is this weekend. Are you just as excited for Labor Day as you were for Memorial Day? Or does Labor mark the end of the summer and vacation season for you? That’s what we’re discussing on today on What’s the Buzz.
COVID-19 vaccines prove their mettle as Memorial Day celebrations fail to cause post-holiday spike in cases
Indeed, since Memorial Day the state’s case numbers and positivity rate have continued to plummet. “We had our stress test on Memorial Day, and we seemed to have passed it,” said Dr. Frank Rosenblat, an Oakland County infectious disease specialist with McLaren Health. “There’s a seasonal component to this virus because it transmits so less effectively outside.”Still, doctors warn that even with plunging cases numbers, unvaccinated people are still vulnerable to catching COVID. “It’s heartbreaking to still have people dying of this, especially young people.”Since Memorial Day, Michigan has reported 410 deaths from COVID-19, including 80 involving people under age 60 and four involving people under age 30. “I think what we’re going to see going forward are pockets of outbreaks, especially in areas where vaccination rates are low,” he said.mlive.com
Jacksonville ordered to turn off bridge’s Pride Month rainbow lights. A day later, they’re lighted again.
The decision on the Acosta Bridge in Jacksonville, Fla., which came after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a much-debated transgender girls sports ban on the first day of Pride Month, appears to have been reversed Wednesday amid mounting blowback.washingtonpost.com
Censored veteran will get another chance to give speech
A retired U.S. Army officer whose speech about freed Black slaves honoring fallen Civil War soldiers was censored by organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony will get another chance to deliver it. The American Legion Department of Ohio said it has invited retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter to speak next week at the organization's Buckeye Boys State, an annual gathering that teaches young men about government. Kemter was speaking at a Memorial Day event hosted by a local American Legion post in northeastern Ohio when his microphone was turned off as he talked about the role Black people played in how Memorial Day began.news.yahoo.com
Another official resigns over censored Memorial Day speech
Both organizers of a Memorial Day ceremony have now resigned under pressure after they silenced a retired U.S. Army officer’s microphone while he was talking about how freed Black slaves honored fallen soldiers just after the Civil War. Cindy Suchan, chair of the Memorial Day parade committee and president of the Hudson American Legion Auxiliary, stepped down nearly a week after the ceremony, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Tuesday. Suzette Heller, department adjutant for the American Legion Department of Ohio, said she was told Sunday that Suchan had resigned.news.yahoo.com
New England's success against COVID-19 could be a model
For Dr. Jeremy Faust, the moment he realized the pandemic no longer dominated his workday came over Memorial Day weekend, when he didn’t see a single coronavirus case over two shifts in the emergency room at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Kerry LaBarbera, an ER nurse a few miles away at Boston Medical Center, had a similar realization that same weekend, when just two patients with COVID-19 came through her unit, one of the busiest in New England. Massachusetts and the rest of New England — the most heavily vaccinated region in the U.S. — are giving the rest of the country a possible glimpse of the future if more Americans get their shots.news.yahoo.com
Biden marks vaccine progress, thanks troops ahead of holiday
President Joe Biden started the Memorial Day weekend by visiting a rock climbing gym in northern Virginia as the state lifted all COVID-19 distancing and capacity restrictions at private businesses and much of the nation pushes toward a greater sense of normalcy.