Category Archives: Community

Trick-or-treat in downtown New Boston on Halloween

Posted Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019

(Image: Historical Museum in downtown New Boston during a past Halloween event)

Trick-or-treat in downtown New Boston on Halloween.

Businesses/organizations are needed to help with the Halloween fun by passing out candy and decorating a tent.

More information is below.

Michigan Memorial Park walking club helps raise over $3,600 for Downriver Honor Guard

(Photo: Michigan Memorial Park)

Posted Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019

The Downriver Honor Guard was the recipient of two unexpected gifts in the amount of $1,813.00 donated by Michigan Memorial Park (MMP) and another $1,813.00 donated by Michigan Memorial Funeral Home on behalf of their walking club.

Kelly Dwyer, president of Michigan Memorial Park stated, “Every year since 2011, Michigan Memorial Park donates one dollar for every mile walked during the month of August. The three members who log the most miles during that time period then select an organization to receive the funds. This year, top walkers Bill Elwell, Gail Nemeth, Barbara Ballard and Charlie Saganek (Barbara and Charlie tied for fourth place) chose a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide military support and honor veterans at funerals.

“Michigan Memorial Funeral Home again matched the gift made by Michigan Memorial Park which increased the total funds donated by 100%. We’re thrilled to be able to help people in our communities and support the great work of our many non-profit groups,” Dwyer added.

Since 2011, Michigan Memorial Park and Michigan Memorial Funeral Home have donated $20,256.00 to nine local charitable organizations on behalf of the 100 walking club members.

For further information about the Michigan Memorial Walking Club, please visit MMP’s Family Service office for an application. The club is active from April 1 through October 31.

Source: Michigan Memorial Park

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

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.


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

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 |

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

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.