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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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
We're helping you get in the mood to celebrate independence.
Feeling patriotic? In honor of the Fourth of July, we bring you this collection of patriotic tunes, courtesy of the Heart of the Hills Barbershop Chorus, based in Rochester Hills. Happy Fourth of July!
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
From the "The Star-Spangled Banner" to "Yankee Doodle" and "Born in the USA," we want to know what makes you think "America."
It seems like nearly every big fireworks show is synced up to music these days, and for good reason. A good song can elicit strong feelings and memories, and that includes patriotic tunes most often played around the 4th of July and other national holidays. But which song is the most patriotic? Is it our national anthem? "God Bless America"? Is it Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the U.S.A."? Vote in our poll and share a favorite 4th of July memory!
Sunday, July 1, 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: Information courtesty of the Birmingham Fire Department.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The new law allows the sale of airborne fireworks in Michigan.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Flash! Bang! Screech! Boom! It's the time of year to celebrate our nation's birthday with impressive displays of pyrotechnics, and now that consumers can buy airborne fireworks without leaving Michigan, hundreds of temporary sites and stores in Troy and around Metro Detroit have popped up, MLive Media Group reports. But the change in Michigan law could also mean more injuries and fires caused by the improper handling of fireworks, Troy Fire Department Lt. Chuck Riesterer said. And then there's the noise. Several Michigan communities, including Warren and Lake Orion, are working to or have already implemented noise ordinances prohibiting the use of fireworks throughout much of the year. Currently, state law allows the use of fireworks on …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The big fireworks show is Wednesday night at Borden Park in Rochester Hills. Here's what you need to know right now.
It's a tradition that's billed as the state's second-largest fireworks show. It's the Festival of the Hills at Borden Park in Rochester Hills, and it's Wednesday night. The forecast calls for sun and clouds, but no rain. Here's what you need to know right now about the city's biggest event of the year: Did we mention the festival is free? It's true. For a glimpse at what the festival is all about, see our coverage of last year's Festival of the Hills.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
There are plenty of options to catch some fireworks in and around our Patch communities.
The really big fireworks show is over the Detroit River, but there are plenty of additional options to catch some 4th of July light shows in and around our Patch communities. Following is a list of fireworks displays, some of which are part of larger festivals and activities. All fireworks begin at dusk, which is generally shortly after 10 p.m. There is no admission fee unless otherwise stated. For a printable map of this year's fireworks, CLICK HERE. Festival in the Park, Madison Heights When: activities begin at 7 p.m., fireworks at 10 p.m. Where: Madison Heights Civic Center Park, on 13 Mile Road between John R and Stephenson Highway More information: An evening of family entertainment, music, inflatables, face painting, concessions …