Taylor elementary school principal gets on roof to read to students after fundraiser meets goal
TAYLOR, Mich. – The principal of a school in Taylor dressed up as a leprechaun and got on the roof of the school to read to students. Michelle Hodgkinson is the principle of Myers Elementary School. Local 4′s Tim Pamplin has the full story -- watch it in the video above. READ: Continuous education coverage
2 people stabbed in large St. Patrick’s Day crowd in Greektown
DETROIT – Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Greektown turned violent Wednesday when two people were stabbed in the middle of a large crowd just as the bars were letting out. Detroit Police are looking for a man they said stabbed two men during a fight in Greektown. “There was a street brawl and one of the persons involved ended up stabbing one gentleman and another gentleman,” said Captain Jevon Johnson, with Detroit Police. “We had officers just one block away that made the scene right away,” Johnson said. “We were able to get them the medical attention that they needed.”AdThe video also showed a large crowd with many people not wearing masks nor practicing social distancing.
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.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day 2021 with this verdant view of Ireland from space
The NOAA-20 satellite captured this stunning image of Ireland on March 16, 2021, just ahead of St. Patrick's Day. (Image credit: NOAA)Ireland is already showing off verdant green finery in an image captured from space one day before the island's iconic holiday, St. Patrick's Day. The satellite loops from pole to pole more than a dozen times a day, looking down on wherever the planet is experiencing mid-afternoon. And with a little luck, NOAA-20 caught the island nearly bare of clouds that otherwise mask the satellite's view. The result is a stunning image of the aptly named "Emerald Isle."space.com
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!
Metro Detroit bars optimistic for St. Patrick’s Day sales
Saint Patrick’s Day is a big deal to a lot of Irish bars and restaurants. Irish bars and restaurants missed out on that income in 2020, but even worse, they were fully stocked with extra food and alcohol for Saint Patrick’s Day. “Sunday would have been the parade,” Roberts said. “We had some really good activity, you know people dressed up, people in their green are coming down from the suburbs, just like they used to.”Dunleavy said a normal Saint Patrick’s Day would involved a packed house and more than 20 kegs. Many Irish restaurants are also doing carry out, so if you plan to celebrate at home you can take your corned beef to go.
Celebrate ‘St. Pitty’s Day’ by taking home your forever friend
Devan Bianco from Michigan Humane stopped by “Live In The D” to catch up Jason Carr on their upcoming St. Patrick’s Day event, where you just might find a new forever friend. This Wednesday through Sunday, Michigan Humane will be celebrating “St. Pitty’s Day,” a way to highlight some of the pit bulls in shelters that are looking for forever homes. During St. Pitty’s Day, adoption fees for pit bulls will be waived if you wear green to the adoption center. AdTo find out more about how you can help Michigan Humane, watch the video above.
Here's how you can get free whiskey in Detroit on St. Patrick's Day
click to enlarge Pepgooner / Shutterstock.comBushmills Irish Whiskey, the world's oldest licensed distillery, will buy Detroiters a free whiskey on St. Patrick's Day — for a good cause.As part of its "First Whiskey of Paddy's Day" program, adults 21 or older can order a Bushmills to-go from a local pub or restaurant and Bushmills will pick up the tab. All you have to do is take a photo of the receipt and upload it to bushmills.com/firstwhiskey and the company will reimburse you up to $6.And it's not just about celebrating St Patrick's Day. For every drink ordered, Bushmills will donate up to $25,000 to the US Bartenders Guild to benefit furloughed bar and restaurant staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says it also donated $250,000 to the organization.We'll drink to that.metrotimes.com
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.
90 million of the $1,400 stimulus checks have been deposited. Here's who got a payment
ljubaphoto | E+ | Getty ImagesAbout 90 million Americans now have those $1,400 stimulus checks in their bank accounts. More from Personal Finance:Here's who qualifies for the new $1,400 stimulus checksNew $1,400 stimulus checks could be garnished for unpaid debtsWhy Americans paid over $66 million to cash first stimulus checks Recipients of this first tranche include those who provided direct deposit information on their 2019 or 2020 tax returns, or who submitted their information through the IRS non-filer tool last year. The majority of the stimulus payments will be sent by direct deposit, according to the IRS. The ACH Network is a payment system that enables direct deposits and payments to accounts at U.S. banks and credit unions nationwide. Nacha organization that oversees the ACH NetworkWith every ACH payment — or direct deposit — instruction, there is a corresponding date, according to the National Automated Clearing House Association, or Nacha, the organization that oversees the ACH Network.cnbc.com
Detroit bars, restaurants preparing for crowds on St. Patrick’s Day
DETROIT – Sunday will mark the second year in a row which Corktown will not have its St. Patrick’s Day parade and race due to the coronavirus pandemic. “We want everyone to come here but also be safe,” said James Castonguay with McShane’s Irish Pub in Corktown. Related: Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Parade canceled again due to COVID concernsLike other businesses, McShane’s Irish Pub is limited in its capacity, but it’s getting a lot of calls from people thinking about showing up. The restaurant opened in late March 2019, having yet to experience the flood of customers on St. Patrick’s Day. “It’s definitely a hit not having all of those people down here,” Westbrook said.
This Cheers-style pub is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day
Warren – Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name ...well in Warren, that spot is Malone’s Tavern, where Paul Nahed, is the owner. He grew up in the 80s watching the show “Cheers” and always wanted to own a place like that. “Just a simple pub, tavern, a laid-back kind of place,” Nahed explained. He wanted a simple name to go with it, so he went with Malone’s Tavern, after Sam Malone, the owner and bartender at Cheers. Malone’s Tavern is located at 32350 Van Dyke Ave in Warren.
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.
Detroit’s St. Patrick’s Parade canceled again due to COVID concerns
DETROIT – For the second year in a row, COVID-19 has forced organizers to cancel Detroit’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade in Corktown. The United Irish Societies (UIS) announced on Thursday the 63rd annual Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade scheduled for Sunday, March 14, 2021, has been canceled, along with related Corktown Races. “Therefore, with heartfelt disappointment, the UIS and Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade Committee have decided to cancel the 2021 Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade this year,” Kelly said. “We’re looking forward to the biggest and most successful Detroit St. Patrick’s Parade in our history on Sunday, March 13, 2022. The parade route follows along Michigan Avenue through Corktown, Detroit’s oldest neighborhood.
Jim Gaffigan's 2020 set to music
I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. These are the same faces I celebrated St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Mother's Day and everyone's birthday with this year. Comedian Jim Gaffigan's Thanksgiving holiday was shared with the same people he's been in lockdown with since March. CBS NewsI cooked brats for these same six people and their same six faces on Labor Day, 4th of July, and Memorial Day. But it occurred to me, if the year 2020 were a song, it would be "Hotel California" by The Eagles.cbsnews.com
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.
Revelers pack bars in defiance of coronavirus warnings. Gov. Whitmer gets serious.
Gretchen Whitmer (center) holds a press conference about the coronavirus. Gretchen Whitmer banned gatherings of 250 or more people.On Monday, the governor went a step further, ordering all bars and dine-in restaurants to close by 3 p.m. one day before St. Patrick's Day. She also has ordered all public and private schools to close.This disease is a challenge unlike any weve seen in our lifetimes, Whitmer said. But she pledged to enforce the law as health officials warn that the coronavirus is expected to get far worse. Joneigh Khaldun, Michigans chief medical executive, acknowledged the state has a shortage of coronavirus testing kits and cant test a majority of sick people.We have capacity challenges, Khaldun said Sunday.metrotimes.com
Hiring For Sales Representatives is on the Rise in Detroit
Things To Do When You're Stuck InsideDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are unexpectedly staying inside. Detroit Industry Spotlight: Tech Hiring Going StrongDetroit's tech industry is experiencing strong job growth. Detroit's 3 Favorite Spots to Score Pizza on the CheapGot a hankering for pizza? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable pizza hot spots in Detroit, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. From a cocktail bar to an Indian spot, read on to see the newest hot spots to open around town.detroit.cbslocal.com
Ireland closes all pubs and bars after packed weekend amid coronavirus pandemic
Those looking to get a pint on St. Patrick's Day at a pub in Ireland will now have to look elsewhere. The guidance comes after multiple videos were posted on social media this weekend showing packed watering holes in the country, prior to the St. Patrick's Day holiday on Tuesday. There is very clear public health advice. There is very clear public health advice. All St. Patrick's Day parades across Ireland were already canceled due to coronavirus early last week.cbsnews.com
St. Patricks Day Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor
Prepare for an Irish-themed takeover this March as metro Detroit and Ann Arbor gear up for St. Paddy's Day 2020 with parades, performances and more family St. Patrick's Day events. If the luck of the Irish is on your side, your family will get the chance to experience at least one of these great St. Patricks Day events in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. Several days in March 2020 are packed with family-friendly St. Paddys Day events. Cost: $5/person, $10/parkingThis event features a storytime about St. Patricks day, a craft, and a themed activity. Cost: FreeThis Detroit greenspace offers old-fashioned St. Paddys Day fun including Irish dancing, face paintings, crafts and a massive St. Patricks Day party full of lawn games, beer and Irish-inspired eats.metroparent.com
Nike's new self-tying shoes; major canned tuna recall: #CBSNBusiness Headlines
Nike has unveilled self-tying shoes that automatically tighten and loosen for comfort; Bumble Bee recalls thousands of cans of tuna; and AAA will help you get home safely this St. Patrick's Day. Those headlines and more from CBS MoneyWatch's Hena Daniels at the New York Stock Exchange.cbsnews.com