Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Everywhere in southeast Michigan Wednesday night, fireworks, smoke and lots of pops and booms filled the air. Folks were amused and/or annoyed with the results of the new law. What did you think?
State law now allows more types of fireworks to be sold and ignited in Michigan had people reacting Wednesday night. There were far more pops and booms and sparks in the air far and wide across southeast Michigan. Some were thrilled with the spectacle. Others were miffed with the noise and smoke. What did you think? Tell us in comments or in the poll.
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Looking for a last-minute dish to whip up for your neighborhood picnic or barbecue this 4th of July? Patch has you covered with our collection of summer recipes.
Is the whole family at home today but you're still not sure what to do with them? Here's five things happening today in and around Birmingham.
It's the Fourth of July, you have the day off work, but you're still wondering: what should I do? While Birmingham may have shot off its fireworks last night, and many city offices — including the library — are closed, there's still plenty to do either in town or a short drive down the road. Here's five ideas: The city of Clawson takes the Fourth of July seriously. This year, enjoy a parade at 10 a.m., a pancake breakfast at Clawson's United Methodist Church, a mother/daughter softball game and an arts and crafts fair. Everything caps off with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. For a full line-up of the fun, visit Clawson's Fourth of July Schedule of Events. The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will be at Greenfield Village tonight for its 20th …
It has to be about more than fireworks and grilling, right? Here are five facts about the birth of our country that you may not have learned in school.
It may be hard to believe, but the Fourth of July is about more than grilling hot dogs and donning your best red, white and blue. From your days in elementary school, you may remember a bit about the Founding Fathers, but National Geographic offers five facts about the Fourth of July that even the biggest history buffs might not know.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Michigan Department of Transportation has suspended construction for 100 of the state's 155 road projects between Tuesday and Thursday.
Are you going out of town for the Fourth of July? The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is trying to make your trip as easy as possible. Beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday through 6 a.m. Thursday, MDOT will be suspending construction wherever possible on state roads and bridges, allowing holiday travelers to get where they want to be quicker and easier. In total, traffic restrictions will be lifted on 100 of 155 construction projects statewide. That's good news for Michigan drivers. According to the AAA, an estimated 1.4 million Michigan residents are expected to be traveling during the Fourth of July holiday, up 16 percent from last year. And according to AAA, 87 percent of those travelers will be going by car. "We urge all motorists …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Here's what you need to know about Birmingham this week.
Fireworks display Tuesday: The city's annual Fourth of July fireworks display will take place Tuesday at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course. The gates open at 7 p.m. while the fireworks begin at dusk. Firecracker Open Tuesday: If you're looking to do a bit of golfing this holiday, the city will be hosting the Firecracker Open at the Lincoln Hills and Springdale Golf Course beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The cost is $15 for member and $20 for guests. Principal Shopping District to meet Thursday: Birmingham's Principal Shopping District (PSD) board will meet at 8 a.m. Thursday at The Community House. Passports not accepted Monday-Tuesday: Passport applications will not be accepted or processed by the City Clerk's office Monday and Tuesday. In …
City Hall and the library is closed, but you can still take your kids to the movies this Wednesday.
The Fourth of July is Wednesday and while you may have the day off to spend with family and friends around the barbecue, you still may need to get out and about. Here's what you need to know about what's open and closed in Birmingham:
Friday, June 29, 2012
The Fourth of July means two things for some people: grilling and BBQs. Here's what you need to know to stay safe.
For some, the Fourth of July is about parades, fireworks and decking yourself out in your finest red, white and blue. For others, it's all about the grilling. But before you haul out the propane tanks or sacks of charcoal, keep these simple safety tips in mind from the Birmingham Fire Department:
Thursday, June 28, 2012
These recipes take standard barbecue dishes to a new level for any July 4th celebration.
If it weren't for the food, I wouldn't be much of a Fourth of July fan. I find fireworks far too noisy and I get faint pleasure from parades. But light those sparklers and fire up the grill! I do love a good barbecue! So let’s talk about Fourth of July food, and let’s assume you’re going to be cooking and eating outside at your house or somebody else’s. Burgers and hot dogs on the grill are as easy as can be, and please nearly everyone (except for the vegetarians in your life; we’ll get to them later). But if you want to get a little fancy with those burgers, you can do that without going to too much trouble. My family loves these Mushroom Pizza Burgers, and you can make the sauce ahead—even a few days before the Fourth—and make it even …
From Clawson's Fourth of July Carnival, to the Firecracker Open to Birmingham's fireworks display at Lincoln Hills, here's five ways to mark the holiday in and around town.
The fourth of July is next week and unless you're going out of town, you may be wondering: what's there to do in and around Birmingham? So let's get to it. We've rounded up five ways to celebrate Independence Day either in Birmingham or a short drive down the road. If we missed anything, be sure to let us know in the comments below and then add it to our Events Calendar. Nothing says the Fourth of July like sparklers in the sky, right? Birmingham's annual fireworks display takes place Tuesday, July 3 this year at the Lincoln Hills Golf Course. The gates open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at dusk. Bring a blanket or a picnic dinnerm though no alcohol is permitted. Parking is available in the Seaholm High School parking lot. Enjoy 18 holes …