Five ideas to keep your kids occupied for hours this summer
With Memorial Day Weekend marking the unofficial start of summer, family’s can’t wait to get the summer activities started. Today on “Live In The D”, Tati spoke with James Zahn, senior editor at The Toy Insider, to give us a sneak peak at some of the toys your kids will get hours of fun time with.
Star Line ferry creates priority boarding for Mackinac Island passengers who want specific seats
MACKINAW CITY, MI – Anyone who has taken a ferry ride to Mackinac Island knows that some seats are better than others. Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend, Star Line has announced a priority boarding option that allows passengers to board early and select where they want to sit. A limited number of seats have been reserved for priority boarding on each ferry and can be purchased anytime up to 30 minutes prior to ferry departure. Standard adult round-trip tickets are currently priced at $28,Star Line Mackinac Island Ferry Company will also donate $2 from every priority boarding purchase to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The company owns the well-known Star Line Mackinac Island Hydro-Jet Ferry ferries (with their rooster-tails), the former Arnold Line Ferry fleet, and Mackinac Marine Services shipyard.mlive.com
How to Watch Virginia vs. Maryland (5/31/21) -- NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse National Championship Game | Channel, Stream, Time
One of the many traditions around the Memorial Day Weekend, the best team in men’s college lacrosse will be crowned for the first time in two years. The contest will feature two programs who surprised many fans by even making it to the National Championship Game. Watch lacrosse on FuboTV (7-day free trial)Virginia, the no 4-seed in the tournament and defending champs, had a relatively easy path to the final four. The Tar Heels rallied late, but Virginia held on to make it to the title game for the 11th time. What: NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse National Championship GameWho: (4) Virginia vs. (3) MarylandWhen: Monday, May 31Time: 1:00 p.m.mlive.com
Live updates: What’s happening on Miami Beach and in South Florida on Memorial Day weekend
Memorial Day marks the country’s first national holiday out from under heavy COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines. Crowds are expected to return in mass to hot locales like beaches and malls, which are fully open with loose mask policies.news.yahoo.com
Memorial Day mattress sales offer big savings, free shipping
Memorial Day Weekend is known for cookouts, vacations, summer kick-off celebrations - and mattress sales. From big names like Tempur Pedic to eco-friendly options like Avocado green mattresses, Memorial Day sales are offering hundreds of dollars in savings on some of the most popular mattresses, sets, headboards, frames and accessories. Here are some of the big savings on tap:Twilight | PillowTop Memory Foam & Inner Springs Hybrid Mattress, starting at $454. Sunkiss | Two-Sided Cooling Gel Memory Foam Mattress, starting at $318Ocean Blue | 8 Inch Memory Foam & Inner Springs Hybrid Mattress, starting at $298Bamboo & Charcoal Memory Foam Adjustable Pillow, starting at $29.40Bamboo Cover Gel Memory Foam Adjustable Pillow, starting at $35.70The PillowTop Memory Foam & Inner Springs Hybrid Mattress. Tempur-PedicTempur-Pedic’s big Memorial Day savings event is offering up to $500 off adjustable mattress sets and $300 in instant gifts with a mattress set purchase.mlive.com
Shop Wayfair’s Memorial Day clearance sale, save up to 70%
Stop spring cleaning and start decorating for summer. This Memorial Day Weekend, Wayfair is offering you a chance to “Rack up savings. Repeat,” offering a huge selection of furniture, outdoor patio pieces, rugs and kitchenware for online shoppers on their website. Start the summer off right with up to 70% off, even on bestsellers. Check out these latest price-cuts:Up to 60% off Mattresses and Pet EssentialsUp to 45% off Kitchen Upgrades, Tabletops, and Small AppliancesMajor Appliances from $199Limited-time offers!mlive.com
What to know about the rules if you’re headed to Miami Beach this Memorial Day Weekend
In an effort to control South Beach party crowds over Memorial Day Weekend, the city of Miami Beach announced Tuesday that it will target traffic congestion, overcrowding at beaches and the renting of vehicles popular among tourists next week through a series of emergency orders.news.yahoo.com
2 of Michigan’s biggest resorts are offering Memorial Day Weekend deals
Memorial Day Weekend is fast approaching, and a couple of Michigan’s largest resorts are promoting some holiday vacation specials. For Memorial Day Weekend stays, lodging rates start as low as $165 per night, depending on the type of room booked. “Here at the Highlands, our crew has been bustling and beautifying every aspect of the resort to ensure all systems are a go and guest-ready on Memorial Day weekend, and we’d love to celebrate with you,” resort staff said. Mackinac Island’s Grand HotelMackinac’s grande dame has lots of new features to show off this season, and the resort is offering special deals for an extended holiday getaway, with Memorial Day Weekend guests invited to arrive as early as May 26. “As part of the Memorial Weekend Package, enjoy cocktail receptions, complimentary golf green fees, and elegant meals in our Main Dining Room for breakfast and dinner daily.”Check Grand Hotel’s website here for Memorial Day Weekend pricing and package details.mlive.com
Hotels excited for Memorial Day crowds as Miami Beach hopes to avoid spring break woes
After playing host to a chaotic spring break, Miami Beach is once again bracing for large crowds as Memorial Day Weekend approaches, with hoteliers optimistic about a spike in business even as the mayor promises to crack down on misbehavior.news.yahoo.com
Memorial Day crowds suggest Michiganders are too relaxed about coronavirus (COVID-19)
DETROIT The weather in Michigan is beautiful for Memorial Day weekend and the state has started to slowly reopen as coronavirus (COVID-19) cases decrease. But the large crowds suggest residents are relaxing too much about the dangers still posed by the virus. Health officials across the country have expressed concern about the crowds popping up in many places. With a flatter curve, the same number of cases eventually occur, but theyre spread out over a longer period of time. Each of us needs to be constantly assessing our own risk and making smart decisions to lower that risk.
Coronavirus in Michigan: Heres where we stand as of Sunday
The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 54,365 as of Saturday, including 5,223 deaths, state officials report. How easily the virus spreadsHow easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Prevention and TreatmentThere is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). MORE: Beaumont Health launches coronavirus hotline for patients with symptomsPeople who think they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
Metro Detroit weather: You can feel the humidity Saturday night, showers and storms Sunday
Terrible showers and storms to our west will weaken as the cruise across the region overnight. The second wave of showers and storms comes with the higher heat and humidity. After 2 p.m., highs will soar to the low 80s, showers and thunderstorms will develop and move across Detroit and Southeast Michigan, mainly south of M-59/Hall Road. Afternoon highs will be in the middle and upper 80s with showers and thunderstorms possible each day. MARINE FORECASTLake ErieSunday: Wind ESE 6-12 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 52 degreesMonday: Wind S 9-14 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 53 degreesLake HuronSunday: Wind SSE 5-10 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 50 degreesMonday: Wind SSE 10-15 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 51 degreesLake St. ClairSunday: Wind SE 5-10 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 52 degreesMonday: Wind S 6-12 knots, Waves 0-2 ft., Water Temp 53 degreesUP NORTH FORECASTNorthern Lower PeninsulaSunday: Showers likely.
More than 800 volunteers visit Midland to help flood victims despite pandemic
MIDLAND, Mich. – Instead of gathering with loved ones this Memorial Day weekend, more than 800 volunteers traveled to Midland to take part in a massive cleanup effort. In the midst of a pandemic volunteers from across the state descended on Midland early Saturday morning. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints spent days collecting pumps, cleaning supplies, boots, gloves and masks for volunteers. Michiganders dealing with the pandemic are coming together to help families who have lost everything. And we’re quickly seeing that others are joining us,” said Bishop Monte Searle with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Metro Detroit weather: Warm Saturday evening, showers later
Clouds stick around, but it remains mostly dry and warm this evening. Nasty showers and thunderstorms roll across Southwest Michigan before midnight and arrive in Detroit and Southeast Michigan after midnight. Afternoon highs will be in the middle and upper 80s with showers and thunderstorms possible. MARINE FORECASTLake ErieSaturday: Wind SSE 4-9 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 52 degrees Sunday: Wind ESE 6-12 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 52 degrees Monday: Wind S 9-14 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 53 degreesLake HuronSaturday: Wind SSE 2-6 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 50 degreesSunday: Wind SSE 5-10 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 50 degrees Monday: Wind SSE 10-15 knots, Waves 1-2 ft., Water Temp 51 degreesLake St. ClairSaturday: Wind SSE 2-6 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 52 degreesSunday: Wind SE 5-10 knots, Waves 0-1 ft., Water Temp 52 degrees Monday: Wind S 6-12 knots, Waves 0-2 ft., Water Temp 53 degreesUP NORTH FORECASTNorthern Lower PeninsulaSaturday: Morning fog, slight chance of showers. Near 50 at night Monday: Mostly cloudy, showers and thunderstorms.
Michiganders head up north after Gov. Whitmer loosens restrictions
HOUGHTON LAKE, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Thursday that she is partially reopening businesses and lifting medical restrictions across the entire state. RELATED: VIDEO: Traverse City bars reopen at midnight as loosened restrictions beginMany Michiganders are expected to head up north for Memorial Day Weekend as nearly 20 counties reopen for business Friday. READ: Michigan Gov. "Im going to go fishing and Im not going to do work.The weather cooperated Friday.
Expect delays: Mackinac Bridge traffic expected to increase over Memorial Day weekend
Published: May 20, 2020, 11:26 am Updated: May 20, 2020, 11:32 amMACKINAW CITY, Mich. The Mackinac Bridge Authority (MBA) is alerting residents that bridge traffic is expected to increase this weekend due to the holiday and new card-only toll payment protocols. Officials say there were delays on the bridge last weekend due to an increase of travelers in addition to MBAs temporary restriction on cash transactions. MBA has implemented a card-only payment policy amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic to help prevent the spread of the virus. READ: Mackinac Bridge will stop accepting cash due to coronavirus (COVID-19)To help slow the spread of COVID-19, we stopped taking cash payments in mid-March. Officials anticipate an increase in traffic and delays amid the Memorial Day weekend -- especially for southbound traffic on Memorial Day.
Plymouth adjusts Memorial Day celebrations to honor veterans amid pandemic
PLYMOUTH, Mich. Memorial Day celebrations will carry on in Plymouth with some changes due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Event organizers announced Tuesday that the annual Memorial Day Parade and following ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park will not take place. Instead there will be a short, private wreath-laying ceremony at the park where veterans can watch from outside their vehicles on Monday. A procession of veterans will then drive through the city starting at 10 a.m. Residents are encouraged to watch the procession from outside their homes in support of the veterans.
Metro Detroit weather: Daily rainfall record in jeopardy today
Again, cut-off lows are slow movers…consider that the cut-off low, which is over Illinois today will have only drifted southeast toward Kentucky/Tennessee by Wednesday. Here are the specifics:Rain todayNumerous showers with some heavy downpours and possible thunder will be around today, with highs in the mid 60s (19 degrees Celsius). Lows Monday night in the mid 50s (13 degrees Celsius), and breezy highs Tuesday in the mid 60s (19 degrees Celsius). Highs Wednesday in the low to mid 60s (17 to 18 degrees Celsius), then moderating into the upper 60s (20 to 21 degrees Celsius) on Thursday. At this point, I’ll go with partly cloudy skies on Saturday and Sunday, with highs in the upper 70s (26 degrees Celsius) Saturday and near 80 degrees (27 degrees Celsius) on Sunday.
'Fishermans parking lot to reopen at Grand Haven State Park ahead of Memorial Day weekend
GRAND HAVEN, Mich. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced Friday that Grand Haven State Parks Channel parking lot will reopen to the public on May 22. The parking lot -- also known as Fishermans parking lot -- was closed to traffic earlier this month due to public health concerns, after large groups congregated and failed to practice social distancing. Grand Haven State Park is one of Michigans most popular outdoor destinations, and we know many people love to return here year after year. Grand Haven State Park has remained open to the public amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. You can learn more about Grand Haven State Park here.