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Huron students honor veterans with ‘Art in the Park’ display at Michigan Memorial Park

Second grade students in Huron Township drew their best rendition of the Liberty Bell for the art display. Photos by Scott Bolthouse–The Huron Hub.

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Over 1,000 pieces of patriotic-themed artwork are on display at Michigan Memorial Park from May 25 through June 4 during the “Art in the Park” exhibit to honor veterans of the U.S. military.

Artwork featured in the display was created by elementary, middle, and high school students that attend Huron Schools.

The display lines the entrance to the park, which is located at 32163 W. Huron River Drive in Flat Rock.

Archive photo from the 2017 art display.

“We hope that visitors to Michigan Memorial Park during Memorial Day weekend and beyond will take a few minutes to view the work of the budding artists. It’s a very meaningful recognition and we are proud to partner with our schools in this endeavor,” said Kelly Dwyer, president of Michigan Memorial Park.

“We also hope that people will visit our Family Service office at the entrance of the park to learn more about other activities including our ‘Free Little Library’ and our walking club.”

This is the third year the park has hosted the art display.

Each piece of artwork on display will be labeled with the artist’s name and grade.

From our archives: (Slideshow) Students create patriotic artwork for Michigan Memorial Park


Community-wide garage sale scheduled for every weekend in July

A community-wide garage sale has been scheduled this summer for every weekend in July in Huron Township.

The Board of Trustees approved the motion for the July weekend sales during Wednesday’s board meeting.

To have your garage sale added to a list that will be available to the community, call the clerk’s office at 734-753-4466.

–Scott Bolthouse

Department of Public Safety updates community on railroad crossing video feed

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

The Huron Township Department of Public Safety updated the community Friday on the progress of a live camera feed that shows the railroad crossings in the township.

The system was launched in August 2017 and has cameras that use solar power. Due to this, sometimes the live feed doesn’t work well during rainy or cloudy days.

The system was launched at no-cost to the department and is a partnership with Bernard Yoscovits and XG Security Services.

The department is currently working with DTE Energy to have power installed at the camera locations.

To access the video, residents can download a smartphone app called ACTi Mobile Client from their phone’s app store.

For directions on how to download the app, visit this article from our archives: Camera system shows live feed of railroad crossings in Huron Township

The Eureka Road crossing in Romulus was recently added to the live feed.

Here is the update posted by Public Safety Director Everette Robbins on the Facebook:

Riding in style: Miller Elementary students bike to school in Huron Township

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Miller Elementary students biked to and from school in Huron Township Wednesday.

The annual event is held in honor of Bike To School Day 2018, and riders were given an escort by Huron Township police.

All photos courtesy of Mike Scannell and guest contributors.

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Volunteers needed to plant trees at Lajko Park Friday

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—
Updated Tuesday, 11 a.m.

Non-profit tree organization ReLeaf Michigan is partnering with Huron Township, Huron Township Rotary, Huron Township Parks and Recreation, and the DTE Energy Foundation to plant trees on Friday, April 27 at Lajko Park, 22700 Huron River Drive in New Boston.

Volunteers are needed for this project, and families are encouraged to participate.

ReLeaf Michigan tree specialists will be at the event to help volunteers learn how to correctly plant and maintain the trees.

Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing and bring a shovel, gloves, and other appropriate tools.

The group will meet at Lajko Park at 8:45 a.m. Friday morning.

Event occurs rain or shine and no planting experience is necessary.

ReLeaf Michigan, a non-profit organization, partners with communities statewide to replenish our tree canopies through tree planting events. Trees provide many benefits to communities such as shade, improving economic vitality of commercial districts, absorbing storm water, and reducing carbon in our atmosphere.

Directions to the park:

This article has been updated to reflect the correct day of the event

Emergency sirens in Huron Township are tested once a month on Friday

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Wednesday is severe weather alert day in Michigan, and in cities across the state, officials are sounding their local sirens as a test, and to raise awareness about the upcoming severe weather season.

In Huron Township, the sirens were not tested Wednesday because they are already tested throughout the year on the first Friday of every month at noon.

“We do not want to cause confusion throughout the community. Huron Township currently does a “self-test” on the first Friday of every month at 12 noon,” said the Huron Township Department of Public Safety in a Facebook post.

The weather sirens alert Huron Township residents that inclement weather is approaching the area.

During a real emergency, citizens are encouraged to seek shelter indoors and tune into their local weather resources for weather updates.

If the siren is activated and there is no apparent bad weather, residents are advised to tune into local TV and radio stations for possible public service announcements, which may be related to a non-weather emergency situation.

Activation of the weather sirens is necessary in the event of inclement weather, such as winds in excess of 65 mph, large hail, tornado warnings, and/or a non-weather emergency condition, including a hazardous material spill, wildfire, or nuclear power plant condition.

The sirens can also be activated at the direct order of either the chief of police, township supervisor, and/or his designee.  Sirens can also be set off if a police officer visually observes a funnel cloud and no previous warnings have been received by dispatch.

Huron Township recognized for being on safest city list, most popular small city to relocate to

By Scott BolthouseHub Editor—

Huron Township has felt some love recently after being recognized on a list of the safest cities in Michigan, as well as being named 44 most popular small cities in America to relocate to., the official site of the National Council for Home Safety and Security, recently released a list of the top 100 safest cities in Michigan in 2018, and Huron Township came in at 44.

The list cited 28 violent crimes and 198 property crimes in Huron Township during the year that the data was recorded.

Huron Township has a population of over 15,000, according to the latest census.

Number one on the list was nearby community Grosse Ile Township with a population of 10,123.

They recorded only 2 violent crimes and 15 property crimes in the latest year for which data is available, according to

Let the love continue., a technology company and website that provides moving tools to help people relocate, listed Huron Township as number 44 most popular small cities in America to relocate to.

MoveBuddha uses statistics from their website to figure out which small cities people are most interested in moving to.

“Every month thousands of people use our moving cost calculator to help plan their relocation,” said Cristina Tyris, outreach coordinator for MoveBuddha.

“We used this data to figure out the most searched places in America to relocate to with populations between 10,000 to 50,000.”

They then analyzed the thousands of searches submitted to their website over the past year to see which cities and towns in the U.S. are being searched the most.

Huron Township topped that list.

For a full list of cities on the MoveBuddha study, visit this link.