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MDOT project will rebuild, repair 24 miles of I-275 from Will Carleton Road to 6 Mile Road


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Get ready to see the orange construction barrels on I-275 soon.

Construction on I-275 in western Wayne County is expected to get started in late June/early July.

MDOT announced in February plans to repair and rebuild 24 miles of I-275 in Wayne County in six phases over three years.

The massive I-275 construction project will span from Will Carleton Road in Huron Township north to 6 Mile Road, and will affect commuters who use both directions of the freeway.

The project includes ten miles of concrete pavement repairs, 14 miles of rebuilding concrete pavement, asphalt resurfacing of four interchanges, and rebuilding concrete pavement of parts or all of six interchanges.

MDOT said the project also includes improving 65 bridges and a retaining wall, drainage improvements, sign replacements, traffic signal modernizations, intelligent transportation system (ITS) improvements, sidewalk improvements that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and tree replacements.

Additionally, a segment of the Metro Trail will be rebuilt to replace an adjacent retaining wall.


Fiorelli’s Restaurant Collection in Flat Rock is hiring

Image courtesy of Fiorelli’s Restaurant Collection

Letter to editor posted Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Fiorelli’s Restaurant Collection is now hiring

Come join our team! We are now hiring front and back of house employees.

If you are not familiar with us, we are in downtown Flat Rock. We were established in 1975 and offer several traditions including delicious food and great service. The original Fiorelli’s building has grown to include three different types of venues to create lasting memories.  

Salute Special Events – A catering and banquet room, open 7 days a week 

The ROC Restaurant and Wine Bar – Offers an intimate, fine dining experience

Wize Guys Bistro – Our sports bar and patio welcomes guests with a full bar, 16 draft beers, and a casual menu that includes our famous, homemade pizza. Live music on the weekends.

We are interested in hiring energetic and reliable employees to fill the following full and part time positions:

Front of House ​​​​Back of House

Servers – Banquet / Restaurant ​​Pizza / Grill / Prep Cook

Bartender ​​​​​Banquet Chef 

Host​​​​​​Sandwich / Salad Maker

Food Runner​​​​​Dishwasher

​​​​​​Prep Work

If you are 16 years or older and are interested in one of the positions listed above, please send your resume to banquets@fiorellis.com. You can also visit us at 26123 E Huron River Drive, Flat Rock, to complete an application on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays, between 10 am and 5pm.

We look forward to meeting you soon.  

Salute!

Fiorelli’s Restaurant Collection


Broken pipe causes Washago Pond in Willow Metropark to drain

Washago Pond, seen here dry of most of its water, was inadvertently drained recently when a pipe broke. The pond is located inside Willow Metropark in New Boston and is a popular location for visitors. Staff are currently evaluating the situation.
(Photos courtesy of Jack Nellie)

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub | May 24, 2021

A broken pipe caused Washago Pond in Willow Metropark to drain last week.

The pond drained into the Huron River, according to a Metropark spokesperson.

“I can confirm that a pipe beneath the water that is part of the control structure at Washago Pond developed a leak and drained the pond. The water drained through the Regan Drain to the Huron River. The structure is considered a low hazard dam due to the fact any failure would not have an impact on people or other properties,” said Danielle Mauter, chief of marketing and communications for Huron-Clinton Metroparks.

Mauter said park staff are evaluating the situation and will provide updates on the pond as they are available.

The pond is a popular location for park visitors. The location offers boat rentals and areas where visitors can fish.


CDC says fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors, with few exceptions

(Photo/Pexels)


The Huron Hub | Thursday, May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move to send the country back toward pre-pandemic life, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday eased indoor mask-wearing guidance for fully vaccinated people, allowing them to safely stop wearing masks inside in most places.

The new guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters but will help clear the way for reopening workplaces, schools, and other venues — even removing the need for masks or social distancing for those who are fully vaccinated.

“We have all longed for this moment — when we can get back to some sense of normalcy,” said Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the CDC.

The CDC will also no longer recommend that fully vaccinated people wear masks outdoors in crowds. The announcement comes as the CDC and the Biden administration have faced pressure to ease restrictions on fully vaccinated people — people who are two weeks past their last required COVID-19 vaccine dose — in part to highlight the benefits of getting the shot.

Walensky announced the new guidance on Thursday afternoon at a White House briefing, saying the long-awaited change is thanks to millions of people getting vaccinated — and based on the latest science about how well those shots are working.

“Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities – large or small — without wearing a mask or physically distancing,” Walensky said. “If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic.”

The easing guidance is likely to open the door to confusion, since there is no surefire way for businesses or others to distinguish between those fully vaccinated and those who are not.

President Joe Biden was set to highlight the new guidance Thursday afternoon in a speech from the White House.

The new guidance comes as the aggressive U.S. vaccination campaign begins to pay off. U.S. virus cases are at their lowest rate since September, deaths are at their lowest point since last April and the test positivity rate is at the lowest point since the pandemic began.

To date about 154 million Americans, more than 46% of the population, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccines and more than 117 million are fully vaccinated. The rate of new vaccinations has slowed in recent weeks, but with the authorization Wednesday of the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 15, a new burst of doses is expected in the coming days.

Just two weeks ago, the CDC recommended that fully vaccinated people continue to wear masks indoors in all settings and outdoors in large crowds.

During a virtual meeting Tuesday on vaccinations with a bipartisan group of governors, Biden appeared to acknowledge that his administration had to do more to model the benefits of vaccination.

“I would like to say that we have fully vaccinated people; we should start acting like it,” Utah Gov. Spencer Cox, a Republican, told Biden. “And that’s a big motivation get the unvaccinated to want to to get vaccinated.”

“Good point,” Biden responded. He added, “We’re going to be moving on that in the next little bit.”

Walensky said the evidence from the U.S. and Israel shows the vaccines are as strongly protective in real-world use as they were in earlier studies, and that so far they continue to work even though some worrying mutated versions of the virus are spreading.

The more people continue to get vaccinated, the faster infections will drop — and the harder it will be for the virus to mutate enough to escape vaccines, she stressed, urging everyone 12 and older who’s not yet vaccinated to sign up.

And while some people still get COVID-19 despite vaccination, Walensky said that’s rare and cited evidence that those infections tend to be milder, shorter and harder to spread to others. If someone who’s vaccinated does develop COVID-19 symptoms, they should immediately put their mask back on and get tested, she said.

There are some caveats. Walensky encouraged people who have weak immune systems, such as from organ transplants or cancer treatment, to talk with their doctors before shedding their masks. That’s because of continued uncertainty about whether the vaccines can rev up a weakened immune system as well as they do normal, healthy ones.

Article courtesy of The Associated Press.
View source article here


 

The Waltz Inn restaurant announces closure after 37 years in business

The Waltz Inn has closed its doors for good. Photo by Scott Bolthouse — The Huron Hub


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Monday, May 10, 2021

A popular local restaurant announced Monday that it is closing its doors for good.

The Waltz Inn, 28080 Waltz Road in Waltz, made a post on Facebook May 10 saying the business will close after being owned and operated by the current owners for 37 years.

The restaurant closed its doors at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and after giving some thought to reopening according to their recent social media posts, the business will in fact not reopen.

The business posted to Facebook and thanked the loyal customers who have frequented the restaurant over the years.

Here is their Facebook post:

Huron High School graduate collects over $1,100 in donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals


Keirstin Timpko (Photos courtesy of Audra Timpko)


By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB
Posted Wednesday, April 14, 2021

A Huron High School graduate born with serious medical conditions is making an impact by giving back to a health care network that helps care for thousands of likewise medical cases every year.

Keirstin Timpko is a 2020 Huron Graduate who has represented Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals her entire life as a miracle child.

Timpko was born with four serious heart defects and had three open heart surgeries and four heart catheterizations.

Now a freshman at University of Toledo, she is part of RockeTHON Executive Board as a co-chair for family relations.

To date she has raised $1150 for Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital in Toledo.

You can donate to her cause by visiting this link.

From her donation page:

My name is Keirstin Timpko and I am the co chair Family Relations for RockeTHON this year. I have been coming to RockeTHON since 2003, I was about 2 years old. I have been a Miracle Child all my life and without Children’s Miracle Network or RockeTHON, I would not be here today. I was born with 4 heart defects and a smaller right leg. I have survived 3 open heart surgeries and 4 heart catherizations. RockeTHON is not just about raising money, it is about giving another child at a chance at life like I have received. My goal is to raise $1000, but I still have to work towards that goal. So if I raise $1000, I will cut off a foot of my hair and donate it so a child can receive a wig from it. I will continue to advocate and strive to do my best while helping Children’s Miracle Network. This is for the kids.

More than 10 million kids enter a children’s hospital across North America every year.

To provide the best care for kids, children’s hospitals rely on donations and community support, as Medicaid and insurance programs do not fully cover the cost of care.

Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has helped fill those funding gaps by raising more than $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through Miracle Balloon icon campaigns.

Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.


Obituary: Patrick Sheridan, 1947-2021

Photo courtesy of http://www.mimemorial.com

Posted by The Huron Hub | April 1, 2020

SHERIDAN, Patrick J., age 74, of Rockwood, March 24, 2021. Beloved husband of Wanda. Loving father of Adrian. Dearest uncle to many nieces and nephews, a brother-in-law to Nancy Sheridan, Beverly Shamus and Suzanne Mudge, and to Murl Waldron. He was preceded in death by his parents, Patrick Sheridan and Isabelle Koch, and siblings Jimmy, Dave, Annabelle, and Alice. His cremation will take place at “The Witness Crematory” located inside of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home. A celebration of Pat’s life will be announced for a later date.

Obituary courtesy of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.

Patrick Sheridan was a longtime educator in the Huron School District. A GoFundMe page has been launched to help create the The Pat Sheridan Memorial Scholarship. Those interested in donating to the scholarship can visit this link.



Locally owned Roehm’s Tent Rentals & More announces open for business

(Image courtesy of Paula Roehm)

“We are New Boston residents, locally owned and operated.”


Posted by The Huron Hub — March 31, 2021

Locally owned Roehm’s Tent Rentals & More announced they are open for business.

The business offers tent rentals, tables, chairs, and more.

“We serve the communities within a 20 mile radius of New Boston. I am here to accommodate the best I can so if you do not see a package that fits your event please feel free to call,” said owner Paula Roehm. “I do offer some discount programs to help you save on your rental. Military discount, First Responder, Senior Discount.”

For more information including pricing, visit the business page on Facebook.


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Secretary of State offers new services at self-service stations, SOS website


Posted by The Huron Hub — Tuesday, March 15, 2021

Starting March 16, the Michigan Secretary of State will offer new online services for customers and expand the capability of self-service stations to include many driver’s license and state ID transactions.

In addition to the many services already offered online, new online services at Michigan.gov/SOS will include:

  • Renew or replace an enhanced driver’s license or state ID if no new photo is required
  • View the status of the requested driver’s license or state ID
  • Request and obtain a driving record
  • Add a motorcycle endorsement to an eligible driver’s license
  • Access streamlined business services

In addition to the services already offered at self-service stations, new transactions will include:

  • Renew a standard or enhanced driver’s license or state ID if no new photo is required
  • Request a replacement and print out a temporary license or ID
  • Add a motorcycle endorsement to an eligible driver’s license
  • Sign up on the state’s organ donor registry

Customers with questions can visit the Department of State website at Michigan.gov/SOS, or connect with them on social media accounts.