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GROSSE POINTE CITY, FARMS & PARK — What do Michigan State University, planting trees and St. Patrick’s Day have in common aside from the color green? Together they present an opportunity to honor the life of Brian Fraser and, in doing so, better the community for future generations. With the intention to create a long-lastinggrossepointenews.com
Bay City looking to remove street parking, add left turn lane at Kosciuszko intersection
BAY CITY, MI - Once the dust settles from St. Patrick’s Day, it will be back to business in Bay City. On Monday, March 20, the Bay City Commission will be considering restricting parking while adding a turn lane on a portion of Kosciuszko Avenue to make the roadway safer. The commission will be considering a traffic control order that, if approved, would remove parking on Kosciuszko between Grant Street and Herman Street in order to add a center left turn lane at the Farragut Avenue intersection. According to the agenda item, removing parking and adding a center left turn lane would improve safety at the intersection by reducing the risk of crashes. The turn lane has the potential to calm and reduce traffic speeds, according to the agenda item.mlive.com
Mysterious streaks of light seen in the sky over California
Mysterious streaks of light were seen in the sky in the Sacramento area Friday night, shocking St. Patrick’s Day revelers who then posted videos on social media of the surprising sight. Jaime Hernandez was behind the King Cong Brewing Company in Sacramento for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration when some among the group noticed the lights. Hernandez quickly began filming.news.yahoo.com
Remembering “The Great St. Patrick’s Day Storm,” what to do this year: Jackson headlines March 11-16
JACKSON, MI – St. Patrick’s Day in 1973 was not a fun day for anyone in Jackson who doesn’t like a whole lot of snow to go along with their green beer. “The Great St. Patrick’s Day Storm” hit Michigan on Saturday, March 17, 1973, burying the Jackson area in 19 inches of snow. Green beer, live music, Irish food: Here’s where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Jackson CountyGreen beer, Irish fare and plenty of festivities are taking place throughout Jackson County in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. St. Patrick’s Day is Friday, March 17 this year. Prosecutor’s Office proposes hiring new attorney to bring Jackson County staff up to 12The Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office could soon be hiring another attorney to aid in prosecuting criminal cases.mlive.com
Volunteer ‘angels’ lend their wings to disabled racers at Bay City’s St. Patrick’s Day races
BAY CITY, MI - The energy at Bay City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day races is intense. A special set of heavenly volunteers are busy each year lending their wings to others at the St. Patrick’s Day races and other events across mid-Michigan. And so when I saw this organization that combined all three, it was just very life-changing.”The Bay City St. Patrick’s Day races are the group’s biggest event each year. So everyone can be a part of it, everyone can make a difference.”Read more from MLiveYour guide to the 50th annual Bay City St. Patrick’s Day racesIrish shillelaghs, leprechaun bobbleheads up for grabs in Bay City’s 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day races50-for-50? Ted Davenport has been there from the start of St. Patrick’s Day Race50 years on the run: Bay City’s St. Patrick’s Day tradition ‘more than just a road race’mlive.com
Irish shillelaghs, leprechaun bobbleheads up for grabs in Bay City’s 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day races
BAY CITY, MI - On the morning of Sunday, March 19, thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their shoes and participate in the 50th annual Bay Area Runners Club’s St. Patrick’s Day races in downtown Bay City. The event consists of an 8K run, 5K run and a 5K walk. Brady added that all participants in the 8K run as well as the 5K run and walk will receive special spinner medals. Those who compete in the Irish Double, which combines the 8K and the 5K run, will receive a second medal as well to add to their collections. Read more from MLive50 years on the run: Bay City’s St. Patrick’s Day tradition ‘more than just a road race’Your guide to the 2023 Bay City St. Patrick’s Day weekend, ‘Where Irish Tradition Lives’‘Where Irish Tradition Lives’, Bay City declares Irish Week ahead of annual parademlive.com
Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Where to get a taste of Irish goodness in Kalamazoo
The menu features a Reuben with house-made corned beef on thick cut rye, Reuben egg rolls served with 1000 Island dressing and house-made horsey sauce, fish and chips, and corned beef and cabbage. Latitude 42: Stop by either brewery location in Oshtemo Township or Portage and enjoy a full Irish meal, starting off with some Irish Beef Stew. Feel free to follow that with some corned beef and cabbage and then top off the meal with an Andes Mint brownie. On the drink side, Nisker’s is out to prove that it isn’t all about whiskey and beer this St. Patrick’s Day. Other lively spots this St. Patrick’s Day around downtown expect to be Green Top Tavern, Louie’s Trophy House and Old Burdick’s.mlive.com
Your guide to the 50th annual Bay City St. Patrick’s Day races
BAY CITY, MI — It’s almost time for Bay City’s St. Patrick’s Day races. The St. Patrick’s Day races were started by Bay City Central track coach Allen Kayner in 1974. Don’t forget Saturday’s eventsBay City's 50th annual St. Patrick's Day races are scheduled for Sunday, March 19. There’s still time to registerBay City's 50th annual St. Patrick's Day races are scheduled for Sunday, March 19. Ted Davenport has been there from the start of St. Patrick’s Day Race50 years on the run: Bay City’s St. Patrick’s Day tradition ‘more than just a road race’mlive.com
Your St. Patrick’s Day guide to bars, activities in Flint and Genesee County
FLINT, MI — St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will be in full swing this year with live music, green beer and Irish dancing on Friday, March 17. RELATED: This Fenton bar to offer a 4-leaf clover drink for St. Patrick’s Day weekendUse our guide to plan where to make your stops for your best St. Patrick’s Day experience. Open from 10:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, drinks will be served with a specialty shot you won’t want to miss. And it’s their third annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Jake May | MLive.comJake May | MLive.comCapitol TheatreLooking for a wee bit of fun on St Patrick’s Day?mlive.com
5 fun things to do around Ann Arbor this weekend (March 17-19)
ANN ARBOR, MI -- This weekend is filled with St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Check out these events going on around Ann Arbor this weekend. Find the perfect plant at the Ann Arbor Orchid Society FestivalMatthaei Botanical Gardens is hosting the annual Ann Arbor Orchid Society Festival from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 18, and Sunday, March 19, at 1800 N. Dixboro Road. Test your trivia skillsThe Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is hosting an adults-only trivia night from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17. Create board games with Ann Arbor District LibraryJoin the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. 5th Ave., for its 2023 Game Designer Expo from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 18.mlive.com
The Tavern Kitchen & Bar offering special drinks, music for St. Patrick’s Day weekend
FENTON, MI - While St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated across the world, Genesee County residents won’t have to go too far to find a tasty drink. The Tavern Kitchen & Bar will host a three-day St. Patrick’s Day special beginning Thursday, March 16 through Saturday, March 18 offering special drinks, food and DJ music. Business owner Lindon Palushaj said the bar will offer the 4-Leaf Clover vodka and Lucky Charms Margarita, among other drinks for St. Patrick's Day weekend. The Tavern Kitchen & Bar will also offer a St. Patrick’s Day menu including Irish egg rolls, Irish flatbread, corned beef dinner and a Shepherd’s Pie. “We’re looking to have a great first year and be the place to be on St. Patrick’s Day weekend,” Palushaj said.mlive.com
5 fun things to do in Grand Rapids St. Patrick’s Day weekend
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Break out your green garb, because St. Patrick’s Day is finally here. The Irish celebration slated for Friday, March 17, will bring tons of fun events to Grand Rapids all weekend long, including the return of the annual fan-favorite street festival, Irish on Ionia, on Saturday, March 18.mlive.com
After 2 years of waiting, Jackson’s social district is launching on St. Patrick’s Day
JACKSON, MI – After almost two years of bumps in the road, Jackson’s social district is ready to launch. The downtown social district of bars and restaurants will begin on St. Patrick’s Day - Friday, March 17, according to the city’s Downtown Development Authority. The formation of Jackson’s social district was originally approved in April 2021, but a lack of bar and restaurant interest prevented it from launching then. After Friday, the social district will operate from noon to midnight Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday and Sunday. Timing of state approvals and the fact St. Patrick’s Day is on a Friday in 2023 made it the ideal time to launch the social district, Mays said.mlive.com
Find green beer, live music, great food at these St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Washtenaw County
ANN ARBOR, MI -- Get in the spirit for St. Patrick’s Day with a variety of events going on throughout Washtenaw County. St. Patrick’s Day is March 17, which is a Friday this year. Lucky’s St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl is 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 17, and Saturday, March 18. These shirts can only be found on St. Patrick’s Day and will not be sold anywhere else. Ugly Dog DistilleryDowntown Chelsea’s Ugly Dog Distillery is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day celebration from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday.mlive.com
St. Patrick’s Day boxed lunch sale in Flint to benefit Catholic Charities’ meal programs
Catholic Charities is having its annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraiser on Friday, March 17, during which attendees can enjoy a corned beef sandwich for a good cause. Drive-thru pick up is between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in front of Catholic Charities main office at 901 Chippewa St., behind the St. Michael Parish in Flint. “Catholic Charities’ St. Patrick’s Day sale has been a tradition for many years in our community. It seems only fitting that we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!”Proceeds from the box lunch sale benefit Catholic Charities’ meal programs including the Center for Hope Soup Kitchen, the North End Soup Kitchen (NESK), and the South Flint Soup Kitchen, as well as their sack lunch program. In 2022, Catholic Charities made 177,540 meals for those in need.mlive.com
Green beer, live music, Irish food: Here’s where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY, MI – Green beer, Irish fare and plenty of festivities are taking place throughout Jackson County in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. Community members celebrate St. Patrick’s day at The Shamrock bar on Thursday, Mar. Two Lakes TavernThe bar, located at 110 Walnut St. in the Manitou Beach area, is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with live music and food specials. Sandhill Crane VineyardsCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Sandhill Crane Vineyards, 4724 Walz Road, from 6-9 p.m. on Friday. Denton’s DenDenton’s Den, 802 E. Michigan Ave., is offering food, green beer and live entertainment during St. Patrick’s Day.mlive.com
St. Patrick’s Day parade, Shamrockin’ In Your Shanty event return to downtown Muskegon
MUSKEGON, MI - It’s almost time for the Muskegon community to fashion their favorite green attire and accessories for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. This is the 10th year for the downtown family-oriented event, sponsored by JCI Greater Muskegon and Unruly Brewing Co.Related: St. Patrick’s Day parade returns with green attire and snow in Muskegon“We are very excited to bring back Muskegon St. Patrick’s Day parade for its tenth year,” said Sara Sherwood, president of JCI Greater Muskegon. “The parade plays an important role in Muskegon’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and we are thrilled to continue the tradition.”Andy O’RIsley with Positively Muskegon and muskegonchannel.com will be the Grand Marshal of the parade. If your family, organization or group wants to march in the Muskegon St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sign up here or contact JCI Greater Muskegon at email@example.com. Read more:Section of Terrace Street in downtown Muskegon closing for road narrowingWest Michigan firefighters rescue dog trapped on thin layer of iceMichigan Makers Market indoor shopping event in downtown Muskegon will feature over 90 vendorsHelp the dogs, possibly win Kenny Chesney tickets: Venues’ operator partners with humane societymlive.com
Michigan’s Best Local Eats: Peach cobbler ice cream from Cream & Sugar
The seasonal ice cream shop, open from March to October and located at 160 Uptown Drive, is known for its ice cream made with locally-sourced ingredients and its freshly-made bubble waffle cones. Other limited-edition flavors listed on the Cream & Sugar website include honey lavender, lemon blueberry, red velvet cake and salted caramel. Related: Bay City’s Cream & Sugar Ice Cream now open for 2023 season“Some of them are past fan favorites that we’ve had, and some of them are brand new,” said Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Co. Also new this year, Cream & Sugar will offer curated sundaes, including “Brownie Bomb,” “Berry Burst,” and “Caramel Crunch,” and pints and quarts of ice cream to go. For more information, visit creamsugarbaycity.com or find Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Company on Facebook.mlive.com
Wayfair and Amazon deals on St. Patrick’s Day decorations, hats, tops, shower curtains and more
St. Patrick’s day is March 17. Wayfair has great savings for the 72 Hour Winter Clearance St. Patrick’s Day Sale. You’ll discover deals on Wayfair shower curtains, hats, picture frames, table clothes and more. Amazon has Irish Leprechaun Funny Hats, Plus Size Tops, leggings, shirts, decorations and more. Find deals to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Amazon and Wayfair.mlive.com
St. Patrick Day events and more this weekend in the D
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and communities already getting in on the festivities. In Lake Orion, Canterbury Village turns green for Leprechaun Days. Kids can roam the village collecting hidden coins and exchanging for prizes at the village shops. There will also be a petting zoo, kids DJ, food, crafters and more. New this year, the village has built what they call the world’s largest Irish coffee mug, standing over 6 feet, and able to hold around 600 gallons. The event happens Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m..
Bay City’s Cream & Sugar Ice Cream opening soon for 2023 season
BAY CITY, MI — Uptown Bay City’s Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Co. is reopening for the 2023 season on Wednesday, March 8, just in time for the city’s big St. Patrick’s Day celebration and the start of spring. The seasonal ice cream shop, open from March to October and located at 160 Uptown Drive, is known for its ice cream made with locally-sourced ingredients and its freshly-made bubble waffle cones. Also new this year, Cream & Sugar will offer curated sundaes, including “Brownie Bomb,” “Berry Burst,” and “Caramel Crunch,” and pints and quarts of ice cream to go. For more information, visit creamsugarbaycity.com or find Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Company on Facebook. Read more from MLive:50 years on the run: Bay City’s St. Patrick’s Day tradition ‘more than just a road race’Historic Bay City church sells for $65K in online auctionH2O’s opening at former Bay City Hooters in time for summerLearn about Michigan Sugar’s sweet history at Midland arts center brunchBidding starts at $1.5M in upcoming Midland Mall auctionHow to apply for CMURC’s first all-Black business accelerator in Saginawmlive.com
Sur La Table Spring sale has 50 percent off Dutch ovens, blenders, skillets, bowls and more
Sur La Table is having a Spring Sale, Save up to 50% off quality kitchen essentials. Discover deals on everything from Sur La Table, cookie cutters to Wolf Gourmet Pro Performance Blenders. Sur La Table’s 50% off Spring Sale fits every budget and every price point. In addition, you’ll love Sur La Table cookware and essentials for easy clean up, plus scratch and stain resistant features. Find deals: Sur La Table, dish racks, Dutch Ovens, blenders, skilletsKitchenAid Full-Size Stainless Steel Dish Rack, Light GrayLe Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Shallow Round Dutch Oven, 2.75-Qt.mlive.com
Celebrate the Detroit Tigers and St. Patrick’s Day with special gear from Fanatics
St. Patrick’s Day is March 17. Snag your Fanatics St. Patrick’s Day Gear now. Celebrate the start of spring training, in your favorite MLB team’s sportswear. Grab Fanatic’s MLB Detroit gear in green to represent your favorite team and have fun during St. Patrick’s Day festivities. Find deals on Fanatics St. Patrick’s Day gear:mlive.com
Irish on Ionia tickets go on sale this weekend
Get ready for Irish on Ionia’s return with presale tickets and general admissions going on sale this weekend. The $25 price is good until the day of Irish on Ionia, when day-of tickets at the gate cost $30 while supplies last. The VIP (Very Irish Person) package tickets are $65, and include fast pass credentials, allowing re-entry throughout the day. The VIP tickets also include an Irish on Ionia T-shirt, a commemorative 22-ounce mug and Irish on Ionia drinking gloves. It goes along Ionia Avenue from Fulton Street to Oakes Street and across West Street from Ionia Avenue to Commerce Avenue.mlive.com
50 years on the run: Bay City’s St. Patrick’s Day tradition ‘more than just a road race’
BAY CITY, MI - This St. Patrick’s Day will mark five decades of runners and walkers lacing up their shoes and hitting the pavement in an annual Bay City tradition. The 50th running of Bay City’s St. Patrick’s Day Races will be held the morning of March 19 before the city’s traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade. This Bay City tradition was started by Bay City Central track coach Allen Kayner in 1974. He and several other local running enthusiasts started the race after competing in a similar race at Traverse City’s Cherry Festival, The Bay City Times previously reported. Read more from MLiveBay City St. Patrick’s Day race results: 5K champ didn’t let 2nd-place linger for longBay City hosts 49th Annual St. Patrick’s Day RacesJust days before St. Pat’s race, local runner finds out he’s defending champmlive.com
Irish On Ionia returning after 3-year absence
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Irish on Ionia, the St. Patrick’s Day street festival in downtown Grand Rapids, is set to return after a three year absence. The festival, which is hosted by HopCat, will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 18, event organizers announced. We look to forward to once again shining a bright spotlight on the fun and excitement that the Grand Rapids community can offer.”The event has not been held since 2019, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Spanning three city blocks, the 21 and older event stretches along Ionia Avenue, from Fulton Street to Oakes Street and across West Street from Ionia Avenue to Commerce Avenue. Information on tickets, which cost $30 the day of, can be found online at irishonionia.com.mlive.com
Bay City searching for Irish lasses to serve as 2023 St. Patrick’s Day parade royalty
BAY CITY, MI - One lucky lass will get the chance to serve as the 68th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade queen alongside a court of her peers. Each year, a queen and her royal court of princesses are selected to be the royalty at the parade at Bay City’s large St. Patrick’s Day parade and celebration. The 2023 Bay City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. Click here for a schedule of events leading up to parade day. Read more from MLiveA year of bridges, celebrations and more; take a look back at 2022 in Bay City’‘We’re Back, No Blarney.’ Bay City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade returns after two-year hiatusA look back at Bay City St. Patrick’s Day paradesmlive.com
Bay Valley Resort has no reopening date set after unexpected closure
BAY CITY, MI — Bay Valley Resort & Conference Center has closed unexpectedly for renovations, disrupting plans for at least one area high school prom and one wedding. Wendi Barber, event coordinator for Trillium Banquet Center and Timbers Bar & Grill in Saginaw Township, said she has already received a call from a bride planning a wedding at Bay Valley this fall. Barber said she’s working with the bride to plan an event that is as close to her original wedding date as possible. It’s unclear if or when Bay Valley will reopen. “Did you have an event scheduled with Bay Valley Resort??mlive.com
Parties, traditions in full swing for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Flint, Genesee County
Yes, it’s St. Patrick’s Day, and Flint-area residents are taking advantage of the first chance to celebrate in their own ways while traversing bars throughout Genesee County. RELATED: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green beer, live music at these Flint and Genesee County barsAt noon at Madden’s Lounge, hundreds partied with green beer in hand. Morris resident Holly Withey was enjoying the day with her friend Kevin Ross of Davison at the popular Davison spot. My favorite go-to drink on St. Patrick’s Day is Jameson Irish Whiskey!” Hughes said. Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday.mlive.com
See our favorite moments from St. Patrick’s Day in the Kalamazoo area
KALAMAZOO, M -- On one of the first warm and sunny days of the year, some in the Kalamazoo community decked themselves out in green and headed out for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. “It’s our first time back since COVID,” said Dani Anderson of Kalamazoo. “We’re on our third stop!”By 10 a.m., Anderson and her group of friends walked into O’Duffy’s Bar in Kalamazoo ready for more drinks and good times. They had previously visited Shakespeare’s Pub and Harvey’s on the Mall. Also on MLive:Corned beef, bluegrass, morning beers and other St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans in KalamazooConor O’Neil’s brings revelry to Main Street on St. Patrick’s DayFrom bangers to bagpipes, Michigan Irish Fest celebrates the Emerald Islemlive.com
Jackson bars celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with bagpipes and beer
JACKSON -- Green Guinness, Irish dancing and live music brought dozens out to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Grand River Brewery and Shamrock Bar in Jackson. Community members celebrate St. Patrick’s day at Grand River Brewery on Thursday, Mar. 17.Meg Potter | MLive.comThe menu included the St. Patrick’s Day classics like shepherd’s pie and bangers and mash, and some untraditional items like the St. Paddy’s Day Pizza, which is topped with sausage, Alfredo sauce, leeks and garlic. Community members celebrate St. Patrick’s day at The Shamrock bar on Thursday, Mar. “Everyone here is Irish for the day.”The festivities at both bars were set to continue until 11 p.m. Click here to see our photo coverage of St. Patrick’s Day in Jackson.mlive.com
These downtown Flint streets will close for the Pot O’ Gold 4 Mile Run/Walk
FLINT, MI -- Portions of five downtown Flint streets will temporarily close this evening for the Pot O’ Gold Four Mile Run and Walk taking place on St. Patrick’s Day. The streets will be closed from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 17. The 42nd Annual Pot O’ Gold Run and Walk begins at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Temple in downtown Flint. Here is a full list of the streets that will close:4th StreetPortion of Harrison StreetPortion of Stevens StreetThird StreetFirst StreetRead more on MLive:Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of 1619 Project to speak in Flint next monthFlint Northern graduate appointed to fill school board vacancy$100-million solar farm could be coming to Lapeer CountyA snack utility belt, laundry-doing robot and 15 other inventions from Michigan 3rd-8th gradersmlive.com
U.P. zoo animals celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with festive headbands, hats
Here are the photos:Staff at GarLyn Zoo helped the animals celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17, 2022. The zoo is located at 9104 US-2 in Naubinway, Mich.Provided by GarLyn ZooStaff at GarLyn Zoo helped the animals celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17, 2022. The zoo is located at 9104 US-2 in Naubinway, Mich.Provided by GarLyn ZooStaff at GarLyn Zoo helped the animals celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17, 2022. The zoo is located at 9104 US-2 in Naubinway, Mich.Provided by GarLyn ZooStaff at GarLyn Zoo helped the animals celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17, 2022. The zoo is located at 9104 US-2 in Naubinway, Mich.Provided by GarLyn ZooStaff at GarLyn Zoo helped the animals celebrate St. Patrick's Day on Thursday, March 17, 2022.mlive.com
Detroit Health Department monitors bar crowds as people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
DETROIT – St. Patrick’s Day celebrations were in full force Wednesday night in Downtown Detroit. With COVID restrictions now allowing a 50% capacity, or up to 100 people, at restaurants and bars, the Detroit Health Department were out monitoring crowds. READ: Wyandotte welcomes St. Patrick’s Day visitors to open container ‘social district’Environmental health specialists stopped at some of the hot spots, reminding people to wear masks and practice social distancing. While it was crowded in some areas, many were outside and felt things were safe. But some people were being extra cautious with the celebrations having the potential to be a super-spreader event.
Wyandotte welcomes St. Patrick’s Day visitors to open container ‘social district’
WYANDOTTE, Mich. – March 17 marks St. Patrick Day, and although the bars aren’t packed as previous years, Wyandotte is allowing several bars in the city’s social district to follow the new open container rules so customers can drink while still being socially distant. READ: Metro Detroit bars optimistic for St. Patrick’s Day salesAd“The social district has very specific boundaries, very specific operating hours and very specific license establishments that are allowed to participate in the social district,” Gruber said. Those partaking in St. Patrick’s Day festivities can agree. “We’re anticipating a really exciting spring and summer here in Wyandotte and the social district is just one of the many that makes Wyandotte the place to come visit,” Gruber said. AdSocial district bar hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.Click here for more information on the Wyandotte Social District.
Find your luck with an Irish memento
It’s St. Patrick’s Day and while many may be celebrating by raising a pint or digging into an Irish meal there are other ways to find your luck today. Jason Carr chatted with Stuart Marley, co-owner of Real Irish Gifts & Travel in Ann Arbor, about another way to enjoy the holiday. Marley suggested celebrating with a memento from Ireland or a trip to the Emerald Isle. From Guinness t-shirts and handwoven sweaters to decorative scarfs, you can find something imported straight from Ireland at Real Irish to really kick-off your celebration. Real Irish also offers tours.
Morning Briefing March 17, 2021: Michigan most expensive state to own car, flu disappears amid COVID
The Great Lakes State -- the undisputed birthplace of automobile manufacturing -- is the most expensive state for car ownership, according to data from Move.org. In Michigan, state health department labs have reported only five positive flu tests this entire flu season. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 612,628 as of Tuesday, including 15,810 deaths, state officials report. On Monday, the state reported 610,580 total cases and 15,783 deaths. AdAccording to Johns Hopkins University, more than 29.5 million cases have been reported in the U.S., with more than 536,000 deaths reported from the virus.
Biden recommits to Good Friday accord on St. Patrick's Day
President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual meeting with Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin on St. Patrick's Day, in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden marked St. Patrick’s Day on Wednesday by recommitting the U.S. to the Good Friday Agreement, which has come under increasing stress following the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union. Before the meeting, the president attended a morning Mass at the aptly named St. Patrick’s Church near his family home in Wilmington, Delaware, then returned to the White House to partake in the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, which were toned down due to the coronavirus pandemic. In keeping with recent tradition, the water in fountains outside the White House ran green for the day. Biden and Martin also emphasized their commitment to addressing global challenges and combating the coronavirus, among other issues, the White House said.
Metro Detroit weather: St. Patrick’s Day sunshine
St. Patrick’s Day weather in IrelandYesterday, I was in touch with my good friend Karina Buckley, a TV meteorologist in Ireland! She told me that it’s going to be an unusually nice St. Patrick’s Day there on the Emerald Isle. I can’t even imagine a subdued St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland…AdBack in 1973, Detroit wasn’t so Lucky ! On St. Patrick’s Day 1973, Detroit received 8.4 inches of snow! That’s the heaviest St. Patrick’s Day snowfall in recorded Detroit weather history!
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at home with these new cocktails made to-go
Many St. Patrick’s Day celebrations call for a trip to your local watering hole for a meal and cocktails with friends and family. Jay Jay’s Bistro in Troy is serving up their signature food items along with a brand-new St. Patrick’s Day cocktail menu, which you can order for takeout. Owner John Hermiz joined Tati Amare live from his restaurant to show off these new cocktail creations along with some favorites from the Jay Jay’s food menu. Check out these cocktails and more along with delectable looking menu items in the video above. You can also follow Jay Jay’s Bistro on their Facebook, Instagram, and new TikTok page.
Metro Detroit weather: Getting colder Sunday night, chilly Monday
Slippery weather returns tomorrow night and early Tuesday. Pets need to be indoors, too, as temperatures fall to the low 20s, Sunday night. Some slippery weather develops Monday night and early Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon will be cloudy with scattered light rain. Remember to download the FREE Local4Casters weather app -- it’s easily one of the best in the nation.
Metro Detroit weather: Enjoy fair skies, later sunset Sunday evening
Daylight saving time (no “S”) is here, and we can enjoy an even later sunset Sunday evening. Monday will be colder with some sunshine, giving away to clouds later in the day. Temperatures fall to the low 40s just before sunset, which is nearly an hour later than yesterday’s thanks to daylight saving time. Tuesday afternoon will be cloudy with scattered light rain. More sunshine later in the weekHappy St. Patrick’s Day, Wednesday!
Find a pot of gold at Ann Arbor Senior Center March 17
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Older community members anticipating St. Patrick’s Day festivities should plan on stopping at the Ann Arbor Senior Center on Wednesday, March 17. Between noon and 1 p.m., seniors who stop by the “Luck of the Irish” drive-thru event will receive coffee, doughnuts and St. Patrick’s Day-themed goodie bags. Festive attire is encouraged, according to a social media post by the Senior Center. The event is being held in collaboration with Heartland Health Care of Ann Arbor. Ann Arbor Senior Center is at 1320 Baldwin Ave.
Can you fathom no St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at pubs in Ireland?
A St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland without celebrations at local pubs? Yes, it is true, and just the latest example of how serious the coronavirus pandemic has become. The Irish government sent a release Sunday asking all pubs be closed from Sunday night until March 29 to help quell the spread of the coronavirus. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations surely will be affected around the world, and it’s hard to imagine you can’t even go to a pub in the heart of Ireland anymore to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But that once again emphasizes the seriousness of the pandemic and the sacrifices so many are making.