CONGRATULATIONS TO ABHS CLASS 2021: With a class of 447 graduates, Anchor Bay High hosted three graduation ceremonies, including two on June 5 and one on June 12. The top 10 in the class are Meghan Elizabeth Kunkle, Giana Marie Maniaci, Alaina Kiehl, Jonathan Taylor, Emily Appleton, Lauren Zidzik, Megan Meyer, Chase Baston, Ellie Dupont and Grace Teetzel. The class chose a white rose as the class flower, while the class color is orange. The class song is âI Livedâ from OneRepublic. The motto is: “We have memories, now let’s make the future”, words of Walt Disney. Class of 2021: Our town knows you’ll be proud of your parents and Anchor Bay High!
HOMESCHOOL EXPO JUNE 19: ECCO Family Bookstore, 51117 Washington, is hosting its second Homeschool Expo, across from the store in a friendly neighborhood. Participation and purchases are free. Do you have a program to sell? Representatives from the Michigan Christian Homeschool Network will be on hand to answer questions and provide information regarding home schooling in Michigan. ECCO can be contacted at (586) 725-2022 or by email at: [email protected]
ABHS JAZZ ENSEMBLE SHINES: On May 22, the ensemble performed at the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association State Ensemble Festival at the ABHS. A panel of three judges was in awe of the musicians to the point of awarding them direct Premier League scores. Out of the fifteen possible performance categories, the set received an impressive score of 15 out of 15 A. WOW! This is the 24th consecutive time that ABHS has been awarded a Premier League score in this annual state-level assessment for jazz ensembles. Fr David Visnaw, Music Director of Anchor Bay High, is proud of his students, as is Our Town! Congratulations to all!
OTHER ABHS JAZZ ENSEMBLE NEWS: Six students, following their outstanding individual performances at the May 22 Jazz Festival, received the Honorable Mention of All States. They are: Senior Collin Arena (drums / vibrations), Junior Olivia Favazza (tenor sax), Junior Andrew Lloyd (guitar), Senior Delany Novach (piano), Senior Jonathan Sholits (trombone) and Senior Jonathan Taylor (trumpet) . Congratulations!
BAY-RAMA FISHFLY FESTIVAL JUNE 23-26: Everything to have fun and frolic is coming for Our Town. Rides, food, fireworks on Thursday evenings, a grand parade on Sunday afternoon and plenty of family events every day and night are part of this wonderful summer event. Washington, from Green to Front, will be busy with activities for all ages. Don’t miss it!
LITTLE MISS BAY-RAMA PAGEANT NEWS: At 5:30 p.m. in the festival tent on June 23, girls ages 5 to 8 who live in the Anchor Bay School District are invited to participate. This will be the third annual competition. Those interested can find details at bay-rama.com.
JUNE 26 DEMOLITION POWER WHEELS DERBY: Meet at the corner of Main and Maria streets, for the parade of vehicles at 3 p.m. The derby will start at 3:30 pm The winner will be presented with a 2021 Jeep Power Wheels vehicle. To enter, email [email protected]
PARTICIPATE IN THE FISHFLY FESTIVAL PARADE ON JUNE 27: To apply, please email [email protected] Nominations can be obtained by writing to: Bay-Rama, PO Box 25, New Baltimore, MI 48047. The 2 pm parade will line up along Alfred, of the Daily Queen, to Washington, with the side streets also used. In honor of the late Dennis Halstead, the parade will feature marching bands, marching groups, patriotic colored guards, floats, decorated vehicles, the Queen Bay-Rama chariot with the 2020 Queen and her court , horses and clowns. The route follows Green Street and ends at County Line Road. We’ll see each other there!
JUNE 25 VFW STEAK-OUT: Grill New York Strip Loin or Chicken Breast Outdoors 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at VFW Post 7573, 35011 23 Mile, Our Town. Add a baked potato, coleslaw, a bun and dessert and enjoy an evening meal with friends. The cost is $ 15 and includes the shows. Be there and enjoy being out of the house!
JOIN TOPS ON THURSDAY: A wonderful group that encourages and supports members to lose weight sensibly meets weekly and welcomes you. The site is Northside Church, 25600 23 Mile, Chesterfield, on the southeast corner near Fairchild Road, and the parking lot entrance is on the east side of 23 Mile Road. Watch for a blue sign. The weigh-in takes place at 5:15 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m., with the start of the meeting at 6:10 p.m. The first meeting is free. The annual registration fee is $ 32, with a weekly chapter of $ 1.50 due at the meeting. No special foods to buy. Please contact Patricia Dettloff at 586-996-1167 or Janet Lawson at 586-725-4875. TOPS stands for “Taking Off Pounds Sensably”. Best wishes for your trip.
SNB GRAND OPENING JULY 10: The New Baltimore Historical Society will welcome guests on Saturday July 10 from noon to 2 p.m. with a smile and refreshments. Located at 51065 Washington, across from Huntington Bank, learn about the history of Our Town from enthusiastic Board members, President Barbara Roddy, Vice President Vince Nestico, Secretary Suzanne Vitale, Trustees Michael Shields , Jane Lenaway, Monica Strucinski and historian Richard Gonyeau. .
COVERS WITH CARE NEWS: A nonprofit organization that makes and distributes blessing bags to homeless people in Macomb County, events are planned this summer to help their program. Sundays from July 11 to October 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will be at Little Camille’s by the Green Sunday Market (on the Michigan Meadows Golf Course, 4575 County Line, Casco), with Ooh Wee Coffee. There will be Ooh Wee Coffee wake-up packs (includes an 8-cup pack, a coffee mug, and a cookie pack) for a donation of $ 15 or more. From August 1, Ooh Wee coffee flavored Cake Pops (made by C4M Cakes in New Haven). All can be pre-ordered and picked up at the Sunday Market or C4M Cakes, with the proceeds going to Blankets with Care. Go to facebook.com/ccconnectionslic or ccconnectionlic.com, coverswithcare.com, or contact Michelle at 586-219-5015 or [email protected]
THURSDAYS EUCHRE AT CLUB CIVIC: Located at 36551 Main, doors open at 6:30 p.m. and games start at 7 a.m. The fee is $ 10 per person, with $ 0.25 per eucher. It’s your business!
DONATIONS REQUESTED: The Relay For Life team of the new Baltimore Lions Club is holding a garage sale July 16-18 and is in need of salable items from Our Town. No clothes, but other items are welcome. Please drop them off on the porch at 51145 Clay, when convenient. Funds from the sale will be donated to the American Cancer Society.
JULY 23-24 FISHING TOURNAMENT AND OUTDOOR SPORTS SHOW IN THE BAY REGION: The New Baltimore Parks & Recreation Department has planned a wonderful event for our town to enjoy. With $ 5,000 in tournament prizes, it’s more than just a fishing tournament. Taking place at Walter and Mary Burke Park on Front Street in our city, registration includes dinner, drinks and more. Live bands on both nights, “Gobies” Friday and “American Ages” Saturday night, for listening pleasure. The Sports Show will feature boats, ATVs, fishing lures and everything in between! A children’s fishing pond will guarantee a catch! Food and barbecue vendors all weekend. Friday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., are the hours.
GOLF RIDE JULY 31: The New Baltimore Lions Club is hosting a four-man race for $ 100 per person. Cedar Glen Golf Course, 36860 25 Mile, is the site of the event with a registration time at 7:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Please register by July 17, by sending checks to the New Baltimore Lions Club, PO Box 394, New Baltimore, MI 48047. Price includes cart, continental breakfast, Michigan tour with hot dogs, fries, drink tickets and a delicious steak or chicken dinner at the end of the day. A 50/50 raffle, a $ 5 shot put, a betting hole, a pond pool, team skins and the closest pin contests. To reach Outing President Allen Fletcher, call 586-738-2262.
NEW HAVEN’S GOT TALENT AUGUST. 9 pm: At 11 am, during Haven Place Family Day, talented young people are invited to participate in front of a live audience. Go to haveplaceinc.weebly.com.
HAVEN PLACE FAMILY DAY AOT. 21: Activities include a 5 mile fundraiser for the New Haven Fire Department, starting at 9:00 a.m., vendors, food truck and more. The day ends at 6 p.m. Enjoy a day in New Haven with friends, our neighboring community.
REMEMBER: Empty, clean cans and bottles are picked up by the New Baltimore Lions Club in Curves, 35453 23 Mile, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. The Lions Club supports the blind, with fundraising donated to this cause. Do you have too many? Need a pickup? Call Rick at 586-296-2363.
‘NOL IN THE SMOKYS’ TRIP: Scheduled for the dates November 28 – December 4, a seven-day, six-night trip with accommodation, meals, Christmas shows, including the Dolly Parton Stampede dinner, is available. In addition, guided tours, the Titanic Museum, the meeting of the Ark on the first day and more. Contact Donna Drake, 810-966-0017, and take some time to get away from it all with friends. Celebrate Christmas early.
BLESSINGS TO DEBORAH ROOT: Ms. Root, a 22 year music teacher at Anchor Bay Schools, is retiring this year. Students from elementary schools, middle schools and Anchor Bay High had the pleasure of sharing Ms. Root’s love for music, performing in school programs, concerts and festivals of the Michigan State Vocal Association, all with great success. Ms. Root can relax now and know that her students will have a solid background in the basics of vocal music, lessons and memories that they can keep forever.
To report news from your service organization, call Bette Carrothers at 586-725-8051 or email her at [email protected]