Nov. 29 “Mexican Festival with the Police:” The Mexican Festival with the Police will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Wooden Valve, 36310 Main, in our city. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children and teens. They can be purchased at the New Baltimore Police Department, New Baltimore City Hall, or Wooden Valve. Enjoy Mexican food and drinks served by New Baltimore Police officers. The Police Officers Association supports many local charities and thanks those who will attend for their support. Those who wish to donate, take your financial support to either the police department or city council. The event’s co-chairs, Flo Hyman, 586-725-4690, and Darlene Sucia, 586-630-7389, will gladly answer questions and provide further details.
Go with Shirley Nouf. 30: Call 586-531-1934 and travel to the Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek. The cost is $40 per person and includes luxury transportation, chauffeur tip, prizes, small snacks, and bottled water. Departure from Lowe’s Car Park, 27990 23 Mile Road, Chesterfield Township, 8 a.m. Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. Departure home is at 4:30 p.m. with return time around 7:30 p.m.
Cookie Wok Dick. 4: St. John Lutheran Church will open its doors for cookie lovers to roam aisles of freshly baked sweets during the hours from 9am to 2pm on the corner of Maria and Greene Streets in our city. Masks are required. The cost is $8 per pound. This event aims to support the MCREST program in which the church participates in which they house, feed, provide transportation and wash 30 guests one week per year.
NBIC in dis ceremony. 5: Baltimore’s New Interfaith Choir eager to perform at last. An afternoon of Christmas music will be sung beginning at 2 p.m. at Lighthouse Bible Church, 52260 Washington, in Our Town. The choir was rehearsing in the early church, with homage to the church and Reverend Henry C. Brinker. The Interfaith Choir will welcome the audience with choices we all love. An offer of free will will be gratefully accepted. It is a family matter. There will be times to sing with the choir during the program, even when children from the audience come forward to sing. The choir gave its first concert on December 11, 1966, in the old Anchor Bay Junior High Gymnasium, now the Lighthouse Elementary School. There were 39 singers, which is exactly the number in the current group. The choir expresses its gratitude to the Lighthouse Bible Church and Reverend Jeff Bean for their kindness in allowing the choir to perform in their spacious and beautiful sanctuary.
GOODFELLOWS TOY DROP-OFF: Until December 12th, we welcome games at the following locations:
Atkins & Ormand Insurance, 33,970 23 miles, Chesterfield Township, open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Michigan Marine Sports Center, 38572 Maine, New Baltimore, is open Monday through Friday 6 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. to noon; Town Pump, 51110 Bedford in Our Town, Open Monday through Thursday 11am to midnight and Friday to Saturday 11am to 2:30am The Goodfellows has been serving families at Christmas since the 1940s. Their motto is “No child without a birthday!”
MUSEUM OPENED AGAIN: The new Baltimore Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of the Grand Pacific House Museum at 51065, Washington, across from Huntington Bank, Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. Stop and relive the “old people of our town” days.” Bring the family and enjoy the faces of the kids as they learn how families once lived here. See wall pictures and the many antiques and antiques on display throughout the building. It is decorated with decor showing the early times of our city. Accept donations Easily for facility maintenance.For questions, please call 586-725-4755.
Dec. 6 Lighting the Christmas Tree: Bring the Family! Singing begins at 7 pm, which is unique to our city, the tree is located at the intersection of Washington and Alfred. After the tree is illuminated by Santa Claus himself, walk or drive to the New Baltimore Civic Club, 36551 Main. why? Because there will be gifts, refreshments, and a photo opportunity with Santa. It’s Christmas time!
Volkswagen Big Dick Breakfast. 12: Lempke-Blackwell Post 7573, 35011 23 Mile, will serve meal 8 p.m. to 11 a.m. at Cove. Enjoy on-demand omelets, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crackers, gravy, chips and more delicious items. WWII Veterans Eat Free. The cost is a minimum of $8 for adults and $2 for children 10 and younger. As usual, the food is delicious and hot.
JINGLE BELL RUN DEC. 12: An event that involves running or walking 5 km. Registration is now open. To participate visit JingleBellRun.com. For more information, call 586-725-0291. As you pass the First Congregation Church on Alfred Street, wave and sing along to the New Baltimore Interfaith Choir, which sings from the balcony.
Mark the calendar before December arrives. 18: A wreath celebration will be held across America across our country with new wreaths placed in red bows at the grave sites of deceased veterans. Locally, the ceremony will take place at noon, beginning at the Tombs of the Queen of Creation at St Mary’s and Oakwood, both located on 24 Mile Road. It is a beautiful ceremony with the participation of many organizations and individuals. Don’t try to come and lay a wreath at the grave of a veteran who has passed. Under the wonderful supervision of Tami Graber and Mickey Mellon, this event was one of the highlights of our city year. Our city column will reveal more details as the weeks go on.
Donations Welcome: The many programs offered by Haven Place at 58575 Main in New Haven are for all ages and a better life. Contributions are accepted using Thrivent Active teams, shopping at AmazonSmile or by check payable to Haven Place, at the address above.
St. MARY’S PANTRY NEEDS: Located within the Main, Base, Front and Maria Building, the pantry is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Readers are welcome to donate items to the pantry within those hours and here’s what’s needed at the moment: ManWich, biscuits, cake mixes, cake mixes, snack bars, raisins, turkey broth, chicken broth, packaged potatoes, dog food and cat food. The kindness of others makes life more enjoyable for those who take.
MacDonald Public Library Book Sale: The Friends of MacDonald Public Library, a library support committee, hosts a book sale on the first Saturday of every month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Topics and titles. Books for all ages are included.
Remember Beverage Can/Bottle Set: The New Baltimore Lions Club is grateful to those who took clean empty items to Curves at 35,453 miles 23. Supporting blind programs, including Leader Dogs for the Blind and sending blind children to summer camp, the group is important to their work because it earns money to benefit others.
Help Preserve Our City’s Flag: The New Baltimore Lions Club has undertaken a massive project, under the leadership of Lion Ron Earle, to erect a 160-foot-tall flagpole and add a 30-foot-by-60-foot American flag. Earth conservation and science take money and lions would welcome donations to this cause. Organizations or individuals may send payable contributions to New Baltimore Lions Club, PO Box 394, New Baltimore, MI 48047 with Flag Fund on the check note. It takes $9,100 a year to maintain the shaft, ground, and flag replacement. Remember the nickname suggested by the writer for our city: the city of science!
New Scholarship from ABCF: The Anchor Bay Community Foundation is offering a new scholarship for 2022. Available for graduating Anchor Bay High School students who wish to pursue a career in education, the Robert and Louise Hudson Scholarship will be included in several scholarships administered by ABCF. The scholarship is in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Hodson, former teachers of the Anchor Bay Schools. Mr. Hudson was a well-known and admired individual at Angkor Bay High School, where he taught history and physical education, was a multi-sports high school coach, athletic director, assistant principal and high school principal. Mrs. Hodson was a longtime teacher for fourth graders at Anchor Bay Elementary School and the youngsters remember her well. Established by their sons, Jim (Mary) Hudson and Marilou (Tracy) Smedendorff, the scholarship will encourage graduate recipients of the scholarship to consider a career in education. Note: 24 scholarships will be available at the Anchor Bay High School counseling office and by visiting abcf.us in January 2022. For more information, please call 586-281-3275.
Remember Joseph Kinter Jr.: A famous faculty member of the Angkor Bay Schools, he was an assistant principal, high school science teacher, coach, wrestling referee, and timekeeper at basketball games. Mr. Kinter was truly Anchor Bay in all aspects available. He recently passed away, grew up in Indiana, Pennsylvania and came to our city in 1960. He graduated from Brown University with a major in Botany. Initially he was a fifth grade teacher at Anchor Bay Primary School, now Ashley Primary School, before moving on to junior high. His survivors include his wife Barbara, four sons, Joseph III (Annette), Matthew (Cheryl), Michael (Maria), Jay (Robin), daughter Ann (the late Bell) Fitzgerald, and 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Previous students will always remember the first day of Mr. Kinter’s science prep class. He greeted them with the “pet” scorpion on his shoulder. They remember their surprise and shock to this day. Blessings to the Kinter family from our town.
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