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BIGGBY COFFEE offering up free cup of joe to all law enforcement officers today

Posted by The Huron Hub on Jan. 9, 2020

On Jan. 9, BIGGBY® COFFEE is brewing up something special for National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Across the nation, law enforcement officers, retired and active, will get a free 16oz beverage of their choice on us.

BIGGBY® COFFEE believes everyone deserves to build a life they love. Through community service, friendly coffee shops, and encouraging fundraising in their coffee shops, BIGGBY® COFFEE knows that building lives we love would not be possible without the sacrifices of our men and women in law enforcement.

That’s why this National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, BIGGBY® COFFEE is brewing up a special “thank you” for all law enforcement. As a way to say thank you for serving us, BIGGBY® COFFEE is serving all active and retired law enforcement one free 16oz beverage on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Thursday, January 9, at all participating BIGGBY® COFFEE across the nation. All you need to do is show a valid ID, and your drink is on us.

While it may be a small token of thanks, we hope that our nation’s active and retired law enforcement officers feel a little bit of love from BIGGYB® COFFEE as we strive to brew love into each cup we hand out.

Raise your lattes with BIGGBY® COFFEE on Jan. 9 as we say thank you to the unsung heroes of all of our communities.

Source: Biggby Coffee


Detroit Metro Airport extends ‘Destination Pass’ program

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Jan. 6, 2020

A recently launched program at Detroit Metro Airport that allows visitors without air travel tickets the ability to enter the post-security side of the McNamara and North terminals has been extended.

Called “DTW Destination Pass,” the program lets those who are not flying enjoy amenities of the airport, surprise an arriving traveler, or spend extra time with a loved one who is departing.

Airport officials say there is no end date set for the program at this time.

“We’ve received a tremendous response to the DTW Destination Pass program,” said WCAA CEO Chad Newton. “We understand that our facility is more than just an airport—it is a place where memories are made. One participant of the program shared with us that she was able to bring her 3-year-old nephew to the airport to greet his parents and see airplanes for the first time. He loved it! It is a pleasure to offer everyone a chance to experience DTW and create memories that will last a lifetime.”

Those wishing to participate in the DTW Destination Pass program must still apply for a pass through the airport’s website the day before their planned visit.

Applicants will receive an email notification advising of their approval status.

If approved, applicants will receive detailed instructions electronically.

All participants must submit to the same security regulations as passengers boarding an aircraft.

“The DTW Destination Pass program is averaging more than 60 applicants a day,” said WCAA Security Chief Debra Sieg. “The information we’ve received from participant surveys indicates that most approved applicants utilized the program to meet someone who was arriving at or departing from the airport. However, some wanted to watch planes or visit one of our dining or retail options.”

The DTW Destination Pass program is limited to 75 visitor passes per day. Passes can be used from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Additional information on the program, application process and requirements can be found at


Huron-Clinton Metroparks to raise price of 2020 annual passes

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Dec. 31, 2019

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks are raising the cost of their annual vehicle passes in 2020.

The 2020 pass will cost $40, up from $35.

For seniors, a 2020 annual pass will cost $29. ID verification is required, and all senior passes must be purchased in person.

The annual standard pass fee was last increased in 2016 when it was raised from $30 to $35.

The annual passes allow residents to visit 13 Metroparks in the system that cover 25,000 acres across southeast Michigan and are located along the Huron and Clinton rivers.

Metroparks are open 365 days per year and offer visitors variety of outdoor recreation and aquatics.

Locally, the Metroparks are a major attraction for Huron Township residents since three of the system’s parks — Willow, Oakwoods, and Lower Huron — are located within township borders.

The fee increase will help cover the cost of upgrades throughout the aging trail system and is expected to generate between $800,000 to $900,000, according to this report in The Detroit News.

The funding will also aid the park system’s plans for capital improvements.

Metropark officials said the parks began marketing an early purchase discount program via email, mailings and on social media in November, when season passes go on sale.

Those in the know were able to purchase the 2020 passes at the current 2019 rate.

Metropark passes can be purchased online at this link.


The Huron Hub’s year in review: 2019’s top stories

By Scott Bolthouse | The Huron Hub

Posted Dec. 30, 2019

So long, 2019 — your days are numbered.

With the new year just around the corner, it’s a good time to look back on some of the top stories to make headlines in Huron Township this past year.

Over 160,000 readers visited in 2019, and we thank each of you for allowing The Huron Hub to serve you with Huron’s news and events.

See you in 2020.

Happy New Year!

The Huron Hub’s year in review — The top ten stories out of Huron Township this year: 

– Waltz Road Bridge reopens

– Wayne County closes deal worth $4.9 million on Pinnacle Aeropark Property

– Army Sergeant Amanda West honored in Huron Township

– Huron Township homeowner sets fire to house, barricades doors before taking own life

– 4 arrested during undercover human trafficking operation in Huron Township

– Gibbs Sweet Station in New Boston announces closure

– Southgate teen charged with making terroristic threat against Huron High School student

-Community pulls together to get new roof installed on Huron resident’s house

– ATM stolen during smash-and-grab at Huron Township gas station; police believe incident part of larger operation

– Huron, Sumpter officers commended for saving suicidal man’s life

– Busch’s Market in Carleton to close, location will reopen under new ownership

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Detroit Metro Airport achieves third level of Airport Carbon Accreditation program

Posted by The Huron Hub on Dec. 29, 2019 

The Wayne County Airport Authority announced Dec. 18 that Detroit Metro Airport achieved level three of the Airport Carbon Accreditation program.

The program assesses and recognizes the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions.

Included in the program is a carbon management certification standard for airports across the world developed by ACI Europe, a worldwide association of airport operators.

The announcement was made at the 2019 Airport Council International – North America Annual Conference and Exhibition in Tampa, Fla.

“We are proud to be one of the 47 airports in North America to achieve the Airport Carbon Accreditation,” said Airport Authority CEO Chad Newton. “The Detroit Metropolitan Airport is committed to creating a sustainable airport. By collaboratively working with our internal and external stakeholders, we continue to make strides in decreasing the airport’s impact on the environment and future generations.”

There are four levels of accreditation: Mapping, Reduction, Optimization and Neutrality.

Mapping requires carbon footprint measurement by the airport; reduction requires a reduction in the airport’s carbon footprint and a carbon management plan; optimization builds on the first two levels and engages airport stakeholders in carbon footprint reduction.

The final level, neutrality, includes the previous requirements, along with neutralizing remaining direct carbon emissions by carbon offsetting.

“We have worked for the past three years to achieve Level Three carbon accreditation,” said WCAA Sustainability Program Administrator Sara Kaplan. “We have replaced fluorescent and metal-halide light fixtures with Energy Star certified LEDs throughout the campus, installed electric vehicle charging stations and have made many improvements to our power plant. We have also constructed more energy efficient buildings, and most recently added an all-electric vehicle to our fleet. Our current runway and taxiway construction project will make our airfield operations more efficient, reducing emissions from airplanes.”

The Airport Carbon Accreditation is an independent, voluntary program sponsored by ACI Europe.

The program launched in Europe in 2009 and extended to five additional regions by 2014, which include Asia-Pacific, Africa, North America, Latin America and the Caribbean.


Here’s the holiday schedule for Waste Management customers in Huron Township


File photo/Waste Management

Posted Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 

There will be no service for Waste Management customers in Huron Township on Wednesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day and Wednesday, New Year’s Day, Jan. 1.

If your service day falls on or follows one of these observed holidays, your service will be delayed by one day for that week only (Friday services will be performed on Saturday).

For year-round holiday schedules and other information on Waste Management services, visit this link.


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