Thursday, May 16, 2013
Lend a helping hand this weekend during the city's annual Spring Dig-In event.
Despite Michigan's ever-changing weather patterns, it's hard to deny that spring finally seems here to stay. Come celebrate the season by giving Wyandotte some color! Show off your green thumb this Saturday for the Wyandotte Downtown Dig-In, an annual event sponsored by the city's Beautification Commission. The Dig-In has drawn more than 80 volunteers at once during past years, working alongside Wyandotte’s 11 Beautification Commissioners. All volunteers are welcome and those who come out this time around will help put in new flowers and plants at various spots along Biddle Avenue. "It really is wonderful to watch our residents work collectively, and passionately, to present Wyandotte as the Gem-By-The-River that it is," said John Darin, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Do you have an Instagram photo of life in Wyandotte? Add it to Patch's gallery by using the hashtag #wyandottepatch.
Downtown Wyandotte has plenty of color and life, even on a rainy spring day. From new businesses, such as the Little Green Guys, to favorite restaurants, such as Nanna's Kitchen, there's always something to do. Take a look at some of Patch's photos above, and add your own Instagram photos to the gallery by using the hashtag #wyandottepatch. Or add your photos directly to the site by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
With warm temperatures outside, hundreds of people lined Biddle for the annual tradition on Saturday.
After Friday night's annual Wyandotte tree lighting ceremony, hundreds of people lined Biddle on Saturday to keep the festive mood going. The city's Christmas Parade strolled down Biddle, from Ford to Eureka. Those who lined the sidewalks were treated to many displays, such as clowns, floats and marching bands. As he does every year, Santa appeared at the end of the parade, putting smiles on the faces of all the good little boys and girls in the crowd. Longtime Wyandotte business owner Joe Daly of Daly Merritt, Inc. was the grand marshal of this year’s parade. Did you attend the parade? If so, you can upload your own photos by using the link above.
Daniel Juhasz surprised Stephanie Mayville Friday night in downtown Wyandotte with a marriage proposal that included a dancing flash mob.
Stephanie Mayville, 23, came to downtown Wyandotte on Friday night to enjoy the Third Friday celebration with family members and friends. The 2007 Wyandotte Roosevelt graduate had no idea, however, that it would also be the first evening she would spend engaged to her boyfriend, 23-year-old Daniel Juhasz. Juhasz, who is a 2006 Roosevelt graduate, was recently discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps, following two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. The couple, which met as students at Roosevelt, had already spent time together since he had been home, but on Friday night Juhasz didn’t accompany Mayville to downtown Wyandotte. Instead, he had worked with family and friends to coordinate a surprise marriage proposal for the evening, complete …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
The tree lighting ceremony begins at 6 p.m. Friday and the parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The holidays get into full swing this weekend with Wyanodotte’s annual tree lighting ceremony on Friday and the 69th annual Christmas Parade on Saturday morning. The tree lighting ceremony will last from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday at Sycamore and Biddle. A sing-a-long featuring the choirs of Roosevelt High School and First United Methodist Church will be a part of the event, which also coincides with the city’s monthly Third Friday celebration. Children's activities also will be available. At 10 a.m. Saturday, the parade begins near Ford and lasts about an hour as it heads down Biddle to Eureka. Those lining the sidewalks to see the parade will be treated to many displays, such as clowns, floats and marching bands. Santa will be at the end of the …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Colorful indoor play area for children 0-6, with a candy theme, is located in downtown Wyandotte.
A “sweet” new place for kids to play has opened its doors in downtown Wyandotte. Two mothers of young children, Nina Bittas, of Grosse Pointe, and Erica Regan, of Dearborn, designed the Lollipop Play Lounge for little ones infant to 6 years. “We have a perfect job. We never leave home without our kids,” Bittas said. The new business, which has a candy theme, is for boys, girls and their moms and dads, Bittas said. It’s a clean, safe, family-friendly place where adults can watch or interact with their children as the youngsters explore the different areas of the Lollipop Play Lounge. Participants should bring socks to wear in the play areas, or these are available for purchase at the Lollipop Play Lounge. There are colorful areas for …
The weekly farmers market comes to a close for another season.
It’s a taste of the country in the heart of the city. The Wyandotte Downtown Development Authority invites the community to its Farmer's Fair, from 4-7 p.m. today at the corner of First and Elm. “Last year’s event was a huge success, and people of all ages had a great time,” Wyandotte DDA Director Natalie Rankine said. “We'll have sack races, three-legged races, a tug-of-war, produce contest, bounce and other activities for the whole family.” Great American banjo player Al Allotta and his side-by-side banjos will entertain patrons beginning at 4 pm. Activities will include a corn shucking contest at 5:15 p.m., an extreme pumpkin carving demonstration at 5:30 p.m. There will be contests and activities for kids, including a 3 legged race, …
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Classic cars and models were on hand for the salon's grand opening on Friday.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Chalk & Chocolate in Wyandotte takes place in downtown Wyandotte next Friday, Aug. 31, from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
This month’s Friday After 5 event has been planned as a feast for the eyes and treat for the taste buds for those who visit downtown Wyandotte. Chalk & Chocolate in Wyandotte, sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority, will take place on Aug. 31 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and feature more than a dozen artists creating temporary sidewalk chalk displays. At the same time, many downtown businesses will be offering specials and giveaways on chocolate dishes, desserts and drinks. A complete list can be found at the bottom of this page. Overall, more than a dozen professional, emerging and student artists are scheduled to be on-hand creating chalk displays on downtown sidewalks, including staff and volunteers from the Downriver Council for the …