Thursday, July 5, 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 in Saline. 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.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
What does being American mean to you?
Happy Fourth of July, or Independence Day—the national holiday in which we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence which more or less officially created our great country. While Americans will be celebrating this historic anniversary by feasting and sharing time with family and friends, Patch also thinks it's important for the patriots, the flag-wavers, and the pyromaniacs out there to expand their knowledge of this American holiday with a few little-known facts. 1. July 4 is not technically our day of independence: On the most semantic level, the original colonies legally broke from England’s rule on July 2, 1776 in a closed session of Congress, according to www.usa.gov. It took the Second Continental Congress two more …
We set the Star Spangled Banner to video we've taken around Saline in the last 12 months.
Happy Fourth of July! We set the Star Spangled Banner, as performed by the U.S. Army Bands, to video we've taken around Saline in the last 12 months.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Saline Fire Chief Craig Hoeft asked people to hold off on fireworks shows or to take extra precautions.
What do you get when you cross a heat wave, abnormally dry conditions, wheat fields in their prime, the Fourth of July and newly relaxed rules on fireworks? A concerned fire chief. A burn ban is already in effect in throughout the Saline Area Fire District, encompassing Saline Township and parts of Lodi and York townships, as well as the City of Saline. With highs expected to remain in the 90s this weekend and July 4 approaching, Fire Chief Craig Hoeft issued a call for people to use caution when setting off fireworks and starting backyard bonfires. “I think it would be best if people wait a couple days so we can get some rain before they start shooting off fireworks,” said Hoeft. “At the very least, people need to be aware of the …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Here is a look at some of the area fireworks displays going on in Washtenaw County this holiday weekend.
For families looking to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend with a good old-fashioned fireworks display, check out our area listings. Today Where/when: Ford Lake, 2500 Lake Shore Dr. in Ypsilanti, 10:15 p.m. Pricing: $5 admission per car; $2 for walk-ins. Saturday Where/when: Ford Lake, 2500 Lake Shore Dr. in Ypsilanti, 10:15 p.m. Pricing: $5 admission per car; $2 for walk-ins. Where/when: 4699 East Loch Alpine Dr., Webster Township. Come enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet from 4-8 p.m. and happy-hour specials all day. There will be a live band followed by the Loch Alpine Fireworks display at dusk. The cost is $12 per person with a reservation, $15 per person at the door. Where/when: 8930 Dexter-Pinckney Rd., Pinckney; 10 p.m. Pricing: …