Local greenhouses open for the season

In this Huron Hub file photo, daisies soak up the bright light at Schwartz’s Greenhouse, 30705 Sibley Road. They will be open Saturday, April 27, according to a phone call made to the business. (Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Published April 25, 2019
12:30 p.m. EST

It might not feel like it outside today, but it’s officially plant Shopping season now that some of the local greenhouses are open for business.

Block’s Farm Market and Greenhouse, 29160 Eureka, and Kurtzhals’ Farms, 27098 Sibley, announced on Facebook that their greenhouses are open Thursday.

Schwartz’s Greenhouse, 30705 Sibley Road, confirmed via a phone call to the business that they will be opening on Saturday.

Grass Roots Nursery, which specializes in pond equipment and necessities, is located at 24765 Bell Road in New Boston. Check out their Facebook page for updates and business hours.

Feel free to comment on this article with another local greenhouse that you like to visit, and if they are open yet.



Watch this week’s Huron Township board meeting online

Posted April 25, 2019 — 12:00 p.m. EST 

You can watch this week’s Huron Township Board meeting online by clicking this link.

To view the agenda for the meeting, visit this link.

Related: Government meetings are now streamed, archived online


Camilleri, Dingell and EPA officials tour McLouth site

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) was joined by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and state Rep. Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) as well as officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, for a tour of the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton. (Photo courtesy Darrin Camilleri)

Posted April 24, 2019 -- 4:00 p.m. EST

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) was joined by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and state Rep. Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) as well as officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) this morning for a tour of the former McLouth Steel site in Trenton.

The site has been closed since 1995 and was recently sold to Crown Enterprises, who is charged with demolishing the buildings on the property and beginning environmental clean-up overseen by the EPA and EGLE.

Following the tour, Rep. Camilleri said: “The clean-up of McLouth is a high priority throughout our Downriver communities, and this tour allowed us to see the progress firsthand. I appreciate the transparency shown today by Crown, and I am committed to working with them, as well as the EPA and EGLE, every step of the way to ensure a proper clean-up that keeps our air, water and communities safe.”

Source: Rep. Darrin Camilleri


Letter to the editor: Support the Huron Schools bond proposal on May 7

Letter to the editor posted April 24, 2019 -- 10:00 a.m. EST

As President of the Huron School District Board of Education, it is my great pleasure to ask for support of the bond proposal on May 7, 2019.

Huron School District is committed to continued improvement in the education and safety of the kids we serve. I believe that this bond proposal does exactly that. To do so, the Administration and the Board have, over the last 18 months, sought the input of the community through a series of meetings with our many stakeholders. This plan incorporates the recommendations of many of these community group beginning with safety and including every building. Additionally, the plan addresses two other important issues, growth and quality. To address growth, we commissioned a growth study to ensure that we are addressing our future needs, and to continue to provide a quality education to all of our students, we are focusing on early childhood development, where it all starts! By starting with a new early childhood development center at Sunnyside, our District will be building on a firm foundation with each of the kids we serve. This bond will also allow the district to upgrade existing systems in heating, lighting, parking and athletics, many of which will reduce long-term costs. All of this can be accomplished with no change to the tax rate. I am proud of the financial stewardship of our Board, past and present. We have worked to improve the quality of education while maintaining financial stability in an unstable environment.

This bond proposal is the result of years of preparation by the leadership of the District. I urge support of the positive direction of our District by voting yes on May 7 – it is simply the right thing to do for our kids, our community and our future!

Jack Richert
President, Board of Education
Huron School District

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is this Saturday

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
Published April 23, 2019

11:00 a.m. EST

Those with prescription medication they no longer need can safely dispose of it this Saturday.

During National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Michigan State Police is asking residents to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted pills.

MSP’s 30 posts will participate in the one-day effort from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 by serving as drop-off points.

All collected pills will be destroyed, with no questions asked, according to MSP.

Liquids, inhalers, patches and syringes cannot be accepted.

“Taking a few minutes to go through your home and discard these medications is something small that can have a huge impact,” said Col. Joe Gasper, director of the Michigan State Police. “The devastation caused by opioid and prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings and overdoses is real. We urge you to do all you can to help us fight this crisis.”

MSP pill collection sites can be found here.

Additional collection sites across the state can be found by going to dea.gov.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is held twice a year in April and October.

During the October 2018 effort, MSP posts collected nearly 950 pounds of prescription drugs.

The State of Michigan says it is using every available tool to combat the opioid epidemic.

According to MSP, the collaborative efforts of state agencies amplifies Michigan’s efforts related to prevention and treatment of patients, education of health professionals and enforcement of over-prescribers.

These efforts include:

  • A one-stop website (Michigan.gov/opioids) with all helpful information and resources on the epidemic.
  • Providing online resources for patients, health professionals and communities about prevention and treatment of opioid abuse.
  • The Michigan Automated Prescription System provides real-time prescription data and resources to better assess a patient’s risk for substance use disorder.
  • Assistance with proper drug disposal of unwanted medications.
  • Michigan State Police posts serving as drug-take back sites and providing the Angel Program for individuals struggling with addiction.

Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. Further, disposing of unused medicines by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash can pose safety and health hazards.

Anyone who is unable to participate on National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day can anonymously surrender their prescription drugs at any MSP post, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays.

For more information about opioids and the additional steps residents can take to protect themselves and loved ones, visit michigan.gov/opioids.


Gov. Whitmer joins State Rep. Camilleri to host budget roundtable in Trenton

State Rep. Darrin Camilleri is joined by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, and a group of community leaders at a budget roundtable in Trenton City Hall on April 22, 2019. (Photo courtesy Darrin Camilleri)

Camilleri was  joined by Gov. Whitmer for budget presentation and roundtable with community leaders

Posted April 22, 2019 — 4:45 p.m. EST 

Today, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer joined state Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell at Trenton City Hall for a budget presentation and roundtable with local elected officials and community leaders. Gov. Whitmer highlighted key issues facing the community and state and her solutions for addressing them, including increasing funding for road and bridge repairs as well as K-12 and higher education funding, including for skills and career training.

“I was honored to welcome Gov. Whitmer to our Downriver community to share her vision to strengthen our schools and communities,” said Rep. Camilleri. “I look forward to working with the governor to ensure that we build a Downriver to last by tackling our infrastructure problems, making sure every community has access to clean drinking water, and finally funding our schools.”

Rep. Camilleri, a former public school teacher, serves as Democratic vice-chair on the House Education Committee where he is advocating for the more than $500 million increase in K-12 education funding proposed in Gov. Whitmer’s budget. The increase would be the largest K-12 funding increase in a generation of Michigan students.

Article source: House Democrats 


Household hazardous waste collection dates scheduled in Wayne County

Posted April 22, 2019 — 12:30 p.m. EST 

2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events

Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn
For more information, click here.

Saturday, June 29, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Second Ebenezer Church
14601 Dequindre Street, Detroit
For more information, click here.

Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Westland Shopping Center
35000 Warren Road, Westland
(Lot behind JCP store)
For more information, click here.

Saturday, October 19, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wayne County Community College District – Downriver Campus
21000 Northline Road, Taylor
For more information, click here.

Only household generated products from Wayne County residents will be accepted.

Items that will not be accepted include: commercial waste, industrial waste, radioactive material, explosives, ammunition, 55 gallon drums, household trash, refrigerators, microwaves or other appliances, tires, yard waste, roofing shingles, & concrete.

For information on how to dispose of these items, please contact the Wayne County Resource Recovery Coordinator at 734-326-3936.

Source: Wayne County