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Video: Huron Township Applefest parade 2019

Miss the Applefest parade on Saturday? The Huron Hub’s got you covered.


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

Posted Thursday, Oct. 4, 2019

The weather was perfect Saturday afternoon for the Applefest parade.

The town was buzzing with activity, especially during the parade that lasted over 30 minutes.

The Huron Hub went live during the parade on our Facebook page.

The stream isn’t the best quality, which was beyond our control. Check out the video below.


 

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The weather looks good for Applefest weekend

 

Alice Sheats — better known as Apple Annie — rides as grand marshal in the Applefest parade during the 2014 festival. (Archive photo by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub)


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

Posted Thursday, Oct. 4, 2019

Applefest is upon us.

It’s the township’s most popular event annually, with over 100,000 people estimated as attending each year.

Check out our Huron Township Applefest article for more info about the festival

Whether you’re visiting, working in a booth, or walking in the parade, each year our biggest concern is the weather.

Sometimes it can be dreadful during this first weekend in October.

Well, good news for the festival this year. The weather looks great.

According to the forecast from Weather Underground, it’s going to be mostly sunny and mild on both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday will be the warmest day.

Rain chances are possible early Sunday morning, but it looks like the rain will be out of here by 8 a.m.

(Weather Underground forecast for New Boston as of Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 — 9 a.m.)


Are you going to the festival? Let us know in the comments section of this article or post your responses on our our Facebook and Twitter pages. 

American Legion Post in New Boston receives upgrades sponsored by Lowe’s Heroes program

The American Legion Post 231 in downtown New Boston received some upgrades recently thanks to Lowe’s Heros program. (Photo courtesy of Bob Longlois)


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

Posted Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019

The American Legion Post 231 in downtown New Boston received some upgrades to their hall recently thanks to Lowe’s Heroes — a companywide program of volunteer Lowe’s employees who support local community improvement projects.

“We have partnered with Lowe’s Woodhaven Heros program. They adopt a customer each year and we were chosen for their support,” said Bob Longlois, adjutant at the American Legion Post.

“Lowe’s has assisted us in equipping us with new 100 amp electrical service components, a new shed floor, all new LED lighting, paint for our hall interior, followed by a new sink and counter tops on time for Applefest.”

Longlois said the upgrades allow the post to increase their hall rentals and building sustainability.

“Please give Lowe’s the recognition they deserve for their Hero’s program,” he said.

Several licensed contractors were also involved in the work and volunteered their services to the project.

“We could not have done this without our local licensed contractors to perform the electrical work that was necessary,” Longlois said. “Lowe’s provided the badly needed parts to convert from an old fuse box to new breaker box.”

Launched in the 1990s, Lowe’s Heros is made up of employees who aim to make a difference in the communities where they live and work by connecting with their customers in and outside of stores.

Lowe’s Heros adopt projects of their choice based on the needs of customers, communities and industry, according to Lowe’s.

The program also aims to support safe, affordable housing initiatives, as well as skilled trade education.

The American Legion is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization involved in mentoring youth and sponsorship of programs in local communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to service members and veterans, according to their website.

The American Legion Post 231 is located at 37060 Huron River Drive in New Boston.


 

Someone dumped a mountain of garbage on Bredow Avenue and took off — that’s not cool

Someone decided to leave a huge pile of garbage on Bredow Avenue Wednesday. Wayne County is scheduled to pickup the mess, according to the clerk’s office. (Photos courtesy of Candace Myshock)

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

Posted Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

Huron Township is a beautiful community.

Every season has something special to offer around here, whether it be the fall colors or the beautiful sunsets over farmland, it’s definitely one of the most picturesque areas of Wayne County.

Unfortunately someone decided to ruin that vibe for residents on Bredow Avenue sometime on Wednesday morning by dumping a mountain of garbage and fleeing the scene.

The pile posed an obvious hazard to anyone traveling on the road.

Huron Resident Candace Myshock was on Bredow this morning when she noticed the unpleasant sight.

Myshock shared photos of the mess with The Huron Hub.

“It was awful! There was nails, wood pieces, buckets, bags, branches, etc,” she said.

Myshock contacted the Township Clerk’s office, who said that Wayne County would come clean up the mess.

If you live in Huron, remember you get two free garbage dump passes per year.

If you don’t and you’re prowling the streets looking to illegally get rid of your stuff, we’re onto you.


 

Golf carts are now legal on the streets of Huron, but know the rules before you drive

Credit:Getty Images

Sep. 13, 2019 — Updated


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

Residents in Huron Township can now legally drive golf carts on certain streets after a resolution was passed by the Board of Trustees during Wednesday’s meeting.

With the approval of the resolution comes important rules that a golf cart operator must follow, though.

Rule one: you must be at least 16-years-old and have a valid driver’s license if you want to drive a golf cart.

The operator of a golf cart also needs to comply with the signal requirements of MCL 257.648, those that apply to the operation of regular motor vehicles, which includes signals for stopping or turning.

Having electronic signals on the carts is not required, but drivers should use the proper hand signals for their intention on the road.

There are also certain areas where golf carts are prohibited.

“It is important that golf cart operators know the limits of this resolution, especially as it relates to allowed areas operation as well as the age and licensing requirements,” said Everette Robbins, public safety director.

Golf cart speed cannot exceed 15 miles per hour, and it cannot be operated on a highway or street with a speed limit of more than 30 miles per hour, except to cross that highway or street.

“I have had many conversations over the past several years with residents about the use of golf carts in our Township. My hope was to find a solution that not only met the needs of needs of the community, but also kept in mind the safety of both the operator and the public. I think this resolution drafted by our township attorney and passed by the township board accomplishes both of those objectives,” he said.

If you plan to drive a golf cart, you should read the full list of regulations for usage in Huron Township by viewing the documents below:

“I am glad that we could work with our resident community partners and come up with a solution that fits the type of community that we live in,” Robbins said.


Relevant article: Huron Township government meetings are now streamed online