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Here is the agenda for Wednesday’s board meeting

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Posted by The Huron Hub on Nov. 13, 2019

Here is the agenda for Wednesday’s board meeting.

For more information about agenda items, visit the township’s civic portal by clicking here.  At that link, you can view an attachment file linked to each item.

Meetings are also broadcast live at this link:

The board meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Township Hall, 22950 Huron River Drive in New Boston.

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Christmas event at Samuel Adams Historical Museum set for Dec. 1

The Sam Adams Historical Museum is at 37236 Huron River Drive in New Boston. (Huron Hub archive photo)

Event posted Nov. 13, 2019 

A Christmas event will be held Sunday, Dec 1 at the Sam Adams Historical House in downtown New Boston from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Here’s more info about the event from The Huron Township Historical Commission event page:

Take a step back in time and join us at the museum as we create an old fashioned Christmas for all to enjoy. Folk musician Tom Slatton will be back to regale us with Christmas music, home-baked goodies and hot cocoa will be served, the children’s tree will be filled with ornaments and horse drawn carriage rides will be offered.

Children will be able to take home a ornament from the children’s tree and will get to make reindeeer food for Christmas Eve!

We will again host an outdoor market with select vendors.

This event is in collaboration with the Recreation Commission’s activities which include the annual tree lighting and Santa’s arrival in New Boston.

New this year, we will have a warming tent sponsored by the Huron Township Rotary!

View more at this Facebook event page


Huron High School honor student nominated for The Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston

Emma Downer has been named delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA in June 2020. The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields. Downer is a junior at Huron High School in New Boston. (Photo courtesy of Dawn Downer)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Nov. 11, 2019

Emma Downer, a junior at Huron High School in New Boston, has been named delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders.

The Congress will meet in Lowell, Mass. on June 24-26, and Downer has been chosen to represent Michigan.

Only high school honors students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields are allowed into the program.

The event in June is held to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country interested in these careers, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goal, the National Academy of Future Physicians said in a statement

Downer’s nomination was signed by Dr. Mario Capecchi, winner of the Nobel Prize in Medicine and the Science Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

She was chosen to represent Michigan based on her academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine, the Academy said.

During the three-day Congress, Downer will join students from across the country and hear Nobel Laureates and National Medal of Science winners talk about leading medical research, be given advice from Ivy League and top medical school deans on what to expect in medical school and witness stories told by patients who are living medical miracles.

The Congress will also learn about cutting-edge advances and the future in medicine and medical technology, and learn from other teenage prodigies in the medial field.

It is a crucial time in America, according to the Academy. 

“We need more doctors and medical scientists who are even better prepared for a future that is changing exponentially. Focused, bright and determined students like Emma Downer are our future and she deserves all the mentoring and guidance we can give her,” the Academy said in a statement.

The Academy offers free services and programs to students who want to become physicians or go into medical science.

Some of the services and programs the Academy offers are online social networks through which future doctors and medical scientists can communicate, opportunities for students to be guided and mentored by physicians and medical students, and communications for parents and students on college acceptance and finances, skills acquisition, internships, and career guidance.

“The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective medical talent at the earliest possible age and help these students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of this vital career,” the Academy said.

Based in Washington, D.C. with offices in Boston, Mass., the Academy was chartered as a nonpartisan, taxpaying institution to help address this crisis by working to identify, encourage and mentor students who wish to devote their lives to the service of humanity as physicians, medical scientists.


Winter weather advisory issued for Monday; 3 to 5 inches of snow forecasted

3 to 5 inches of snow is forecasted for Monday, Nov 11, 2019. (Photo: Huron Hub archive)

Posted by The Huron Hub on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 — 3:30 p.m.

It’s not yet officially winter on the calendar, but that’s not stopping Mother Nature.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Wayne County from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.

3 to 5 inches of snow is expected across the Metro area on Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Detroit.

Snow will begin early Monday morning and persist through much of the afternoon, according to forecasters.

Temperatures will hold steady in the upper 20s and low 30 in the morning before gradually dropping during the afternoon.

Motorists should plan on slippery road conditions that likely will impact the morning and evening commutes.


Veterans to be honored during events in downtown New Boston on Sunday

The Veterans Memorial in downtown New Boston. (Huron Hub archive photo)

Posted by The Huron Hub on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Veterans will be honored in downtown New Boston on Sunday.

The Huron Historical Commission, American Legion Post 231, and American Legion Auxiliary are hosting combined Veterans Day events, and the public is invited.

Events will begin at the Historical Museum at 1 p.m.

A wreath will be placed at the museum during a ceremony with local veterans in attendance.

The event will then move to the Veterans Memorial located at the corner of Huron River Drive and Violet whee a wreath will be placed.

The event will conclude at the American Legion Post 231 right near the memorial for refreshments.

View full information about the event at this link


Forecasters: winter weather pattern is not going away anytime soon

Here’s the NWS temperature outlook starting Thursday November 14 through Wednesday Nov. 20.

Posted by The Huron Hub on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Next week will begin a winter pattern that is forecasted to stick around through mid-November.

Take a look at the National Weather Service temperature outlook for the U.S. posted above.

After milder temperatures arrive just in time for the weekend, cold begins the workweek on Monday with temps in the 30s and a chance of snow forecasted at the time this article was published.

By Tuesday, temps plummet and likely stay that way for about two weeks.