What to know about Michigan’s fireworks laws ahead of holiday weekend
With the July 4 holiday weekend upon us, your neighbors are probably lighting off fireworks, and it’s perfectly legal. Each year police departments are flooded with callers complaining about people lighting off fireworks. So what exactly are the rules?
Live your best staycation life during Ann Arbor Hotel Week
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week will take place between Feb. 21-26. Take a break from the everyday routine by having a staycation during the inaugural Ann Arbor Hotel Week. Destination Ann Arbor has partnered with Washtenaw County Hotel Association to celebrate Tree Town’s hotel and hospitality industry with a week of exclusive rates and specials at local hotels. This year, the first-ever Ann Arbor Hotel Week coincides with the annual Ann Arbor Restaurant Week. Participating hotels include Graduate Ann Arbor, The Kensington, Weber’s Boutique Hotel and Residence Inn Ann Arbor Downtown, among others.
How people are celebrating New Year’s Eve in downtown Northville amid COVID restrictions
NORTHVILLE, Mich. – It may not be your normal New Year’s Eve celebration, but many are still ready to bring in 2021 in Downtown Northville -- whether outside in the cold or something a little more warmer. “We’re just going to go home and have some dinner, just alone with our little puppy,” said Carol Seneker. “Well we did a little shopping in Downtown Northville today and we’re going to go home and spend it with my wife and family and bring in the new year,” said Sean Carlson. We are, I think, all ready for 2021,” said Mayor Turnbull. “Oh yes, yes.
Metro Detroiters celebrate New Year’s Eve in downtown Northville amid COVID restrictions
NORTHVILLE, Mich. – There has never been a more anticipated end to the year than in 2020 -- and even amid the pandemic, Metro Detroiters are not missing the opportunity to say kiss the year goodbye. New Year’s Eve celebrations in Michigan look different this year due to COVID restrictions, but some Metro Detroiters took to downtown Northville on Dec. 31, where outdoor businesses were ready to welcome them. Businesses and restaurants in downtown Northville have taken advantage of outdoor structures and heaters to continue offering services amid the state’s coronavirus restrictions. More: Heated outdoor ‘pods’ installed to keep downtown Northville businesses goingLocal 4′s Larry Spruill visited Northville on New Year’s Eve and found crowds of people enjoying the outdoor space with their friends and family. LIVE STREAM: 2021 New Year’s Eve Times Square Ball Drop virtual event
Metro Detroit community leaders urge residents to put away guns on New Year’s Eve
METRO DETROIT – Reverend Nicholas Hood, III, along with former Detroit Police Chief Ike McKinnon and other local leaders are urging residents to not bring in the New Year with celebratory gunfire. The campaign was started in 1997 after Sandra Latham, a Detroit grandmother, was killed by celebratory gunfire sitting in her dinning room. Video from Jan. 1, 2020 captured celebratory gunfire for nearly three minutes. Incidents from celebratory gunfire isn’t limited to Metro Detroit. 2020 when celebratory gunfire struck her in the neck.