By Scott Bolthouse |The Huron Hub | ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Attention dads and daughters: get your dance shoes ready.
Huron Township Rotary is hosting their annual daddy-daughter dance Feb. 23 at Huron High School.
The dance costs $25 per couple ($5 for each additional daughter) and will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Included is pizza, refreshments, a photo booth session and, of course, dancing.
Daughters must be kindergarten through 5th-grade in age.
The event is sponsored by the Rotary and proceeds will benefit local projects organized by the group.
For more information or to inquire about buying tickets, please call Melanie Shepler at 734-625-0514 or Terri Riopelle at 734-624-4911.
Visit this link for an event flyer
Last May, the Van Buren School Board approved making lacrosse an official varsity spring sport beginning with the 2018-19 school year. They also approved a cooperative agreement with Huron High School in New Boston, meaning students that attend Huron High School are eligible to play for the Belleville lacrosse team. Lacrosse has been a successful club sport at the youth, junior varsity and varsity levels since 2007. This decision by the school board will make lacrosse more available and affordable for students from Belleville and Huron to play the sport.
The Spring season will be coming up soon (March through June) and BLAA (Belleville Lacrosse Athletic Association), which is the entity running the Belleville/Huron youth programs, are looking for players that are interested in playing the spring season. Although Lacrosse has been around Belleville since 2007, it is still a relatively unknown sport so BLAA is offering some upcoming training sessions for both the HS and Youth players before the season starts.
High school players: January 16 – March 6 (Wednesdays)
Location: High Velocity in Canton
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Youth players: January 19 – March 2 (Saturdays)
Location: Pryde in Canton
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
If you have a student 3rd grade through 12th grade from Belleville or Huron that is interested in playing and wants to get into the sessions, please contact the BLAA board at Bellevillelaxboosters@gmail.com for sign-up or to answer any questions you may have.
BLAA is also having a bowling fundraiser at Lodge Lanes that is open to the public on Friday, January 11 at Lodge Lanes in Belleville with check-in starting at 6:30pm. Cost is $25.00/person which gets you two games of bowling, shoes, and one pizza per lane. There will be raffles, 50/50, and other prizes. All proceeds go to BLAA to support and fund our youth Lacrosse program. Space is limited so if you are interested in tickets, please contact us at Bellevillelaxboosters@gmail.com.
Source: BLAA board
By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Roxanne Brinkerhoff of New Boston was recently appointed CEO of the Detroit Institute for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides more than 45,000 hours of services to children with special needs every year.
Brinkerhoff has nearly two decades of experience providing leadership in the field of child and family services, according to DIC.
Before being appointed as CEO, Brinkerhoff served as chief operating officer at Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan and as senior director with The Guidance Center, a human services agency serving nearly 25,000 children and adults annually at 23 Downriver locations.
DIC says their therapeutic programs, run by a staff of over 70 people, include speech language pathology, occupational and physical therapies, social work, psychological services, and special education consulting.
Brinkerhoff is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Leadership Detroit XXXVII.
She also serves in a volunteer capacity as vice chair of the Wayne County Great Start Collaborative, an organization that provides support to children in Wayne County.
Brinkerhoff and her husband live in New Boston with their two children.
For more information about DIC and their programs, visit http://www.detroitchildren.org.
The Goodfellows are out and about Saturday selling their annual holiday newspapers. The proceeds help fund their “no child without a Christmas” drive. (Photos courtesy of Gregory Graham)
By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor — ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
The Huron Township Goodfellows hit the streets on Saturday to sell their annual newspaper for charity.
Proceeds from the sales help fund the purchasing of Christmas presents, hats, mittens, and also provide a nutritious holiday dinner for Huron Township families in need.
Photos courtesy of Gregory Graham
The Veterans Memorial in downtown New Boston.
Residents can honor veterans this weekend in New Boston.
The Huron Township Rotary, Historical Commission, and American Legion will host a Veterans Day ceremony at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the American Legion Hall, 37060 Huron River Drive.
Following the ceremony, a wreath will be laid at the Veterans Memorial, and a second at the Historical House.
By Scott Bolthouse—Hub Editor—ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com
Join the Huron Township Historical Commission in downtown New Boston on Halloween for trick or treat at the Historical Museum.
Tick or treaters can stop in at the museum to enjoy a treat, learn about the history of pumpkin carving, and vote for their favorite Jack O’Lantern.
The museum parking lot will host a variety of local businesses and local organizations providing treats for kids.
Parks and Recreation will be providing hot dogs and a hayride to the police station for cider and donuts.
Locals businesses or organizations that would like to participate in the fun and pass out candy should contact Candace Myshock at 734-307-4817.
Parks and Recreation will also be sponsoring a decorating contest with prizes.
For more information about the even, please visit this link.
The Waltz Road Bridge in New Boston is under demolition to make way for a new bridge. All photos courtesy of Marcia Dixon.
The Waltz Road Bridge in New Boston is under demolition.
More: Waltz Road Bridge project has begun
All photos courtesy of Marcia Dixon.