July 11, 2014
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Temperatures were cool and so was the parade...so said many of the onlookers that watched the 2014 edition of the Rotary International Day Parade.  It stepped off Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. without a problem.  Over 80-entries in the line-up including many floats and musical entertainment from the likes of the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps and Windsor Optimist Band as well as both bands

Tonight is Family Night at Blue Water Fest with a host of activities ranging from various bands playing on stage to a spectacular fireworks show after dusk.  Operation Transformation sets up a wide variety of children’s activities along the Black River near the 10th Street Bridge and many food concessions and other points of

One of the first beach closings for the local area this season announced this morning by the Saint Clair County Health Department. Keewahdin Beach in Fort Gratiot Township closed until further notice.The department's Environmental Health Division says water quality samples will be collected daily until the E. coli test results are within the acceptable range.  All other public beaches

The Michigan State Police indicate four people lost their lives in four separate traffic crashes during the 2014 Fourth of July holiday weekend. Of the four crashes, two involved motorcyclists, one was a pedestrian and the other was a vehicle driver. Alcohol use was a factor in two of the crashes. 19 died in last year’s holiday count.
 
 

Cooking in front of 400 spectators didn’t seem to faze the Baker College students as they were cooking under pressure in a culinary competition at Detroit's Eastern Market that had a very happy ending for some local participants. The four two-person teams representing Baker College collectively brought home five of the seven possible medals.  The competition was part of a

Norman “Mickey” Knowlton passed away this week at the age of 94. He is best remembered as the founder of the Knowlton Ice Museum which is now a non profit charitable operation located in the 300 block of Grand River in downtown Port Huron.  Visitation for the former owner of Party Time Ice today and tomorrow at the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.
 
How would you like a front row seat to watch the start of the 90th Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race? The Commander and crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bristol Bay, and the Bayview Mackinac Race Committee invite you aboard the USCGC Bristol Bay for a ride out to view the boats as they take off this Saturday morning. Mackinac Race Chairman, Art LeVasseur says due to space

McLaren Port Huron's Chief Executive Officer Tom DeFauw has been elected as chairman of the Michigan Health and Hospital Association Board of Trustees.  The chair will be held by DeFauw through next year.  He's been a member of their Board of Trustees since 2008 and has served as treasurer and chair-elect.  He became president and CEO of what is now McLaren Port Huron in
 
A couple of local state lawmakers have announced two new road projects for St. Clair County that aim to improve the safety and efficiency of the area's infrastructure for local motorists.  The announcement comes from State Representatives Andrea LaFontaine and Dan Lauwers.  Yale Road from Brown Road to the city of Yale limits will benefit from $715-thousand dollars worth

Thrill rides, games of chance on the midway, and that great carnival food... it's all at the Big Rock Amusement Carnival this week at the south McMorran parking lot in downtown Port Huron.  The carnival runs until Saturday night and Big Rock's Matt McDonagh tells us while last year saw the carnival at Desmond Landing, this year it's back to a previous location. The carnival
The Detroit Red Wings have signed free agent Dan Cleary to a one year deal worth $1.5 million.  The 35 year old forward had four goals and eight points in 52 games last season in Detroit.
11 different Tigers players had a hit as Detroit opened a four game series in Kansas City with a 16-4 win over the Royals on Thursday night.  Miguel Cabrera, JD Martinez, and Torii Hunter all had three RBI as the Tigers pounded out 8 doubles among their 19 hits.  Hunter hit a home run.  Game two of the series is Friday night.  Detroit has won three in a row.
Max Scherzer allowed one run on four hits and struck out seven in seven innings to lead the Detroit Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the LA Dodgers and a sweep in a two game series at Comerica Park.  Ian Kinsler, Don Kelly, Nick Castellanos, and Torii Hunter drove in runs for the Tigers, who play in Kansas City on Thursday.
After falling behind 5-0 in the first inning, the Detroit Tigers roared back for a 14-5 win on Tuesday night at Comerica Park over the LA Dodgers.  Detroit belted a season high 20 hits as Rajai Davis picked up three and knocked in three runs.  Game two of a two game series is Wednesday afternoon.
The Tampa Bay Rays banged out 19 hits Sunday night to beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 at Comerica Park, taking three out of four in their weekend series.  Rick Porcello came into the game off of back to back complete game shutouts, but he allowed seven runs in less than six innings of work to take the loss.  Torii Hunter and JD Martinez hit solo home runs for the Tigers.  Monday is a
The Tampa Bay Rays jumped Anibal Sanchez for seven runs in less than six innings of work, and beat the Detroit Tigers 7-2 on Saturday at Comerica Park.  The Tigers scored on solo home runs from Alex Avila and JD Martinez.  The final game of a four game series is set for Sunday night.
Max Scherzer allowed just two hits and struck out seven in eight innings of work, as the Detroit Tigers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-1 at Comerica Park on Thursday night.  Detroit hit three home runs in the first inning of the game, scoring five runs in the frame.  Ian Kinsler, Victor Martinez, and Torii Hunter all went deep.  Miguel Cabrera had three hits and scored four runs for the
Torii Hunter had three hits and three RBI as the Detroit Tigers beat the Oakland A's 9-3 on Wednesday to sweep a three game series in Detroit.  Austin Jackson added three hits, while Miguel Cabrera and Rajai Davis each knocked in two runs to support Justin Verlander.  The Tigers will begin a four game series with the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night at Comerica Park.
Rick Porcello threw his second straight complete game shutout, holding the Oakland A's to four hits on Tuesday night in a 3-0 win.  JD Martinez hit a two run home run for the Tigers, who have won two in a row and go for a sweep in a three game series with Oakland on Wednesday afternoon at Comerica Park.
Rajai Davis hit a grand slam home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Detroit Tigers a stunning 5-4 win over the Oakland A's on Monday night at Comerica Park. Miguel Cabrera also hit a home run in the game for the Tigers, who never led until the Davis hit.  Game two of a three game series is set for Tuesday night in Detroit.
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