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Over 200 DTE customers without power in Huron Township


Posted by The Huron Hub on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 — 11:30 AM EST

High winds have arrived Wednesday, causing power outages across the southeast Michigan area.

There are over 200 DTE customers without power late Wednesday morning in Huron Township.

The DTE outage map confirms which areas of the township are without power.

Here is a screen shot of the DTE outage map showing which parts of the township are without power as of 11:30 a.m. Nov. 27.

Gusts near 50 mph were forecasted for the entire day Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory through 9 p.m. 


 

St. Stephen hosting dueling piano benefit dinner Dec. 7


Event posted Nov. 27, 2019

St. Stephen’s 2019 dueling piano benefit dinner is on Dec. 7.

This event includes dinner, open bar, live and silent auctions (including classroom projects), 50/50, raffles and a dueling piano show.

The 2019 benefit auction will be raising funds to enhance the St. Stephen School.

For more information, visit this link


 

Wind advisory issued for all day Wednesday; 45 mph gusts expected


Posted Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019

National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory in effect from 9 AM to 9 PM EST Wednesday.

What to expect: Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph expected.

Where: Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Wayne Counties.

Impacts: Gusty winds could blow around unsecured object. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions: Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.


What is your favorite Thanksgiving food? Answer this important question in our poll

Everybody loves turkey, right?


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Nov. 26, 2019

Thanksgiving is upon us, and it has us asking — what is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

We created a poll for this pressing question. Already added are some Thanksgiving staples, but feel free to add your own favorite. You can vote for more than one option, too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 


 

Egg-laying hens in Michigan required to be cage-free by 2024

(Photo/Pixabay)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Nov. 22, 2019

A bill signed into law by the Michigan Legislature requires all egg-laying hens in the state to be raised cage-free by December 2024.

The bi-partisan bill, which passed unanimously in both chambers of the legislature, makes it illegal for Michigan egg farmers to sell eggs from hens kept in cages.

“Signing this bill is the right thing to do. This will ensure that our standards are amongst the strongest in the nation when it comes to protecting animal welfare, while ensuring that egg producers are able to continue to thrive,” said Lt. Gov. Garland Gilchrist, who signed the bill on Nov. 21.

Michigan will be the fifth and largest egg producing state in the nation to adopt a cage free requirement, joining California, Washington, Oregon and Rhode Island.

“The package of bills not only address the provisions around egg-laying hens in the state, but it also provides the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development with key disease emergency response tools which are critical for protecting public and animal health,” said Gary McDowell, MDARD director. “I appreciate everyone who came to the table to develop policy that moves the state forward, supports Michigan’s farming community and helps protect public health.”   

Officials with the Humane Society believe the law will improve the lives of countless animals in the state.

“We’re grateful for the tremendous work of the lieutenant governor’s office in advancing the treatment of egg-laying hens,” said Molly Tamulevich, Michigan State director of the Humane Society of the United States. “Switching to cage-free production methods will dramatically improve the lives of millions of animals per year.”

Michigan’s poultry industry says farmers across the state support the decision.

“Michigan’s family egg farmers applaud the Whitmer Administration for positioning Michigan as a national leader in cage free egg production. While consumers are demanding more cage-free eggs, it is Michigan’s law which will inspire greater integrity and transparency across the U.S. food system, and allow hard working farm families to continue for future generations,” said Allison Brink, executive director at Michigan Allied Poultry Industries.


 

 

Here is MDOT’s weekend construction schedule


Posted by The Huron Hub on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 

Here is MDOT’s weekend construction schedule for the Metro Detroit area for Nov. 22-25.

All work is weather dependent, and rain, snow or cold temps may cause delays or cancellations.

I-75:

Oakland – NB I-75, 14 Mile to Maple, 1 lane open, Sat 7am-7pm .

Wayne – NB 75, Dearborn St to Clark St, 1 LANE OPEN, 3 lanes closed, Fri 7pm-Sat 1am.

and NB 75, Dearborn to Clark, 2 lanes open, 2 closed, Sat 1am-Mon 5am.

Wayne – SB 75, Vernor Hwy to Springwells, 1 LANE OPEN, 3 closed, Sat 7pm-Sun 7 am.

Wayne – EB/WB Ambassador Bridge ramp to SB 75, ramp closed, Sun 1am-7am.

Wayne – All ramps to/from 75, Dearborn to Clark, will be closed intermittently, Fri 7pm-Mon 5am.

Wayne – SB 75, Eureka to Pennsylvania, CLOSED INTERMITTENTLY, Sat 8am-9am.

Wayne – SB US-24 ramp to SB 75, ramp closed intermittently Sat 8am-9am.

I-94:

Macomb – EB/WB 94, 8 Mile to 11 Mile/696, 1 LANE OPEN, Fri 7pm-Mon 5am.

Wayne – EB/WB 94, Grand River Ave to Rosa Parks Blvd, left lane closed, Sat-Sun 7am-7pm.

I-696:

Macomb – EB 696, Schoenherr to M-3, 2 LEFT OPEN, 2 RIGHT MOVING LANE CLOSURES, Sat 9am-3pm.

M-1: (Woodward)

Oakland – NB/SB M-1 near 8 ½ Mile, 1 lane closed, Fri 9am-Mon 1pm.

M-59:

Oakland – EB/WB M-59, Crooks to MLK, moving 2 lane closure, Sat-Sun, 7am-6pm.

M-85: (Fort St)

Wayne – WB/SB M-85, 2nd St to 3rd St, right lane closed intermittently, Mon-Fri 7am-3pm.

Wayne – WB/SB M-85, Military St to Livernois, 1 LANE OPEN, Mon 7am-6pm.


 

Christmas tree lighting, visit from Santa set for Dec. 1 in downtown New Boston

Santa visits downtown New Boston during a past Christmas event (Huron Hub file photo)


By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

Posted Nov. 21, 2019

Christmas will be in full-swing in downtown New Boston on Dec. 1.

The Parks and Recs and Historical Commissions are hosting events that begin at 4 p.m.

Parks and Recs will have booths to make s’mores, a Christmas craft, and they’ll have donuts and cider.

There will be live reindeer for pictures, and Santa will arrive at 6 p.m.

The township Christmas tree will then be lit, and Santa will be available for pictures at the Applefest building.

The Historical Commission will also have vendors, carriage rides, and events in the Samuel Adams Historical Museum.

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