April 17, 2014
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The historic former Sperry's department store in downtown Port Huron will be developed into a high-end hotel and bistro according to plans announced Wednesday.  Chuck Reid is a Holland-based entrepreneur and the owner of City Flats hotels and Charter House Innovations, which will be developing the long vacated Sperry's building. Reid says the $12-million dollar project is in a

The city of Port Huron will be making road repairs between 10th Avenue to Stone Street. It will be open after 9pm and on weekends. More construction is expected on Sanborn in the coming weeks.
 
 

Runaway, Runnin Out Of Air, and Angel Eyes.. those are just some of the hits from country music duo Love and Theft, who'll be performing at the McMorran Theater Saturday as part of the annual spring anniversary show from Q-Country 107 WSAQ.  The band's Steven Barker Liles tells our Chuck Santoni he and his partner Eric Gunderson are excited to be coming to town and performing their

He's still there... that's Wally, the American yellow-bellied alligator, at the Cajun Gator restaurant in downtown Port Huron.  The establishment saw a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony held Wednesday, with Assistant Manager Ryan Nisbett telling us Wally the Gator  acts as a sort of mascot for the place. He says several folks come just to see the gator and then realize
 
More improvements for the 10-mile long Island Loop Route National Water Trail are on the way, with a kayak launch ramp planned for the west Quay Street parking lot. The item saw discussion Tuesday as the Port Huron Downtown Development Authority met, with City Manager Bruce Brown saying once installed, the ramp wouldn't need much in the way of maintenance or any further funding. Brown
 
The founder of London's Farm Dairy, a famous local institution in Port Huron started in 1936, passed away Saturday at the age of 94.  Glen London founded the business along with his brother Clyde and his brother-in-law Dewey Blizzard.  London retired as president of the company after 50 years, with his daughter Judy remembers how her dad put her to work, and what a
 
This spring marks the publication of the 56th edition of Patterns, the literary and arts publication featuring student work from St. Clair County Community College.  Several events and workshops are planned for the publication, with SC4's Martha Pennington telling us Studio 1219 will be hosting several special readings and other activities, as well as a reception for the students
 
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is soliciting feedback from the public on proposed changes to the National Flood Insurance Program.  You may receive information as well as register for a webinar by going to the fema.gov web site  The webinars take place on April 22nd from 2:00-4:00 p.m., May 13th from 4:00-6:00 p.m., and May 20th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.. Comments on the
 
Governor Rick Snyder has signed bills that will drop the length of time for adoptions from six to three months and gives clarification to the adoption rights of an unmarried father.
 
 
A special meeting Monday night for the Port Huron Area School District Board of Education saw more discussion on just what is desired and required for a new superintendent.  Over a dozen have applied for the post and more meetings, this month, will lower the number down to a handful that will be interviewed publically by the members.  Meanwhile, Board President Jeff Stout says,
Ian Kinsler hit a home run a drove in four runs on Thursday as the Detroit Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5.  Austin Jackson knocked in two runs for Justin Verlander, who earned the win.  Verlander went five and did not allow an earned run.  Joe Nathan pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save.  Detroit will host the Angels on Friday night to open a three game series.
The Detroit Pistons gave Oklahoma City a battle in their final game of the season, losing 112-111 to the Thunder.  Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had a career high 30 points for the Pistons, who also got 22 points each from Greg Monroe and Andre Drummond, and 20 points from Kyle Singler.  The Pistons finish 29-53 and miss the playoffs for the 5th year in a row.
Yan Gomes hit a two run triple in the 2nd inning and the Cleveland Indians held off the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Wednesday night.  Miguel Cabrera knocked in both Tigers runs, but Detroit left the game tying run standing at third in the bottom of the ninth.  Game two of the weather shortened series is Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park.
The San Diego Padres beat up on Max Scherzer and took down the Tigers 5-1 on Sunday.  Scherzer allowed four runs in five innings, but did strike out ten.  Victor Martinez drove in the only Tigers run.  Detroit is home on Tuesday to face Cleveland.
The Detroit Pistons lost their final home game of the season 116-107 to the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.  Greg Monre scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half for the Pistons, who will miss the playoffs, and close out the season on Wednesday at Oklahoma City.
The Port Huron Patriots were held to one first down and -13 yards in the first half and trailed at the break 61-0, on their way to a 114-0 loss at Erie on Sunday.  Port Huron has now lost seven games in a row after opening the season with their only win.
Petr Mrazek earned his second shutout of the season as the Detroit Red Wings beat the St. Louis Blues 3-0 on Sunday.  Justin Abdelkader scored two goals and Pavel Datsyuk had two assists.  Riley Sheahan also had a goal, the Wings will play Boston in the first round of the playoffs.
After getting one hit on Friday in San Diego, the Detroit Tigers bounced back with a 6-2 win over the Padres on Saturday night.  Justin Verlander picked up the win and added his first two career hits.  Torii Hunter and Austin Jackson each drove in two runs for the Tigers.  The final game of a three game series in Sunday in California.
Max Milosek stopped three break-aways in the third period, including one at the buzzer on Jordan Watt, to lift the Port Huron Fighting Falcons to a 4-3 win in Johnstown on Friday night.  The victory gave the Falcons a 3-0 sweep in the best-of-five series.  Bryan Yim had a goal and two assist and scored the series winning goal on a second period power play.  Jon Hall, Noah Batis,
Joe Nathan blew a three run lead in the bottom of the ninth, but Victor Martinez led off the tenth with a home run and the Detroit Tigers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-6 on Wednesday to earn a split in their two game series.  Nick Castellas had a three run home for Detroit, who plays in San Diego on Friday.
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