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F ive-Year-old Haylee Mills knew what she liked about the puppet show: Everything.
He had no helmet, and she had no helmet. Now I thought there was a law that the child has to have a helmet."
When customers drop by Kate's Downtown cafe in Port Huron for their morning coffee or a hearty lunch, they're supporting more than just the restaurant.
People will get an extra week to walk in the Port Huron Parks and Recreation Walk Michigan program this year.
Family and friends also enjoyed a reception at the Black River Country Club. The couple toured Anna's home town and returned to their new home in New Mexico.
Registration and lunch for the four-person scramble is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and there is a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Dinner will follow at 6 p.m. Cost is $100 per individual golfer or $360 for a foursome.
It was, at once, funny and pathetic. Drivers packed their thirsty vehicles into a Port Huron gas station on a cool June afternoon to tap into gasoline selling for $3.89 a gallon.
It was a cold day in January 2009 when Joe Vushaj's Lapeer Road restaurant caught fire.
It's not the largest or the oldest festival in the Blue Water Area, but with cloudless skies and mild temperatures, Kenockee Fest was a nice place to be Saturday.
<![CDATA[CASCO TWP. - Vacation Bible School with the theme, "Tell It on The Mountain: Where Jesus is Lord," will be from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday to Friday. Children ages 3 through fifth grade are welcome, and the cost is $10 to cover materials. For reservations, call (810) 765-4858 or visit www.stpaulscasco.com. The church is 5322 Palms Road. ST. CLAIR - "Be That Person" is the new sermon series at the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. worship services Sunday. A summer basics class, offering an overview of what Christian Lutherans believe and the ministry at Immanuel, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesdays, June 18 and 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 and Aug. 6. Vacation Bible School, "Kingdom Rock," will be from 9 a.m. to noon, today through Wednesday. Children from 3 years old to those entering fifth grade are welcome. Registration is requested at the church office or visit www.faithporthuron.org. The church is at 415 Ninth St. CHINA TWP. - Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School will be offered for children ages 4 through fifth grade, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. June 23 through 26. For details, call (810) 329-5221 or visit www.crossroadscco.com. The church is at 3631 King Road. EAST CHINA TWP. - Vacation Bible School will be offered from 6:30-9 p.m. June 24 through 28. The church is at 5200 Park Road. PORT HURON TWP. - Sunday worship services are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. "ReNew," Vacation Bible School will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 24-28. It is an environmentally focused program. The community garden is ready for planting. Plots are 10 feet by 10 feet and are available for a $10 deposit, which will be returned if the participants take care of their plot in accordance with the guidelines. Participants must buy their own plants and seeds, and some basic tools will be made available for those who need them. The church received a grant from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger Program. To apply for a plot, call Don at (810) 434-2380. The barrier-free church is at 3790 W. Water St. KIMBALL TWP. - The center will have Hero Day and Seven-Year Jubilee Celebration at 6 p.m. June 22, to honor heroes of this country and worldwide and mark its seventh anniversary. The event will include speaker 1st Sgt. Shannon Brasher; honoring of heroes; concert by Walt Whitman and the Soul Children of Chicago; fireworks. The event is free. The center is at 1661 Range Road, Suite B160. CASCO TWP. - The church will have a euchre fundraiser today at the church, 9008 Meisner Road. Registration starts at 6 p.m. with play beginning at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10 and includes 10 rounds of euchre, snacks and beverages. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Reservations are requested by calling Teri at (586) 354-1255. LEXINGTON - The church will celebrate its 175th anniversary with a summer bazaar, bake sale and luncheon, open house and tour of the church from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 6. Tables are available for rental for the bazaar for $15. For registration and details, call Mary at (810) 359-8574. ALGONAC - Sunday worship is at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children is during the service. Children will be painting and should wear old clothes. The Thrift Shop will have an all-church yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. A free computer lab will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first and third Fridays of each month. The food pantry serving people in Algonac and Clay and Ira townships is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and from 6-8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. The church is at 424 Smith St. The thrift shop, at 1421 Michigan St., is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. SMITHS CREEK - Restoration Christian Community Church and Faith Christian Community Church will sponsor "Heaven on Wheels Day," with fellowship, raffles, prizes and fun, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at Skateport 2, 1080 Wadhams Road. Admission is $7 and skate rental is an additional charge. For details, call (810) 985-555 or (810) 985-7560. ST. CLAIR - The Rev. Rob Hunter will speak at the Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Nursery care and Sunday school are available during the service. Fellowship and coffee follow the service. The church is at 300 Adams St. Deacon student Sean Burke will share God's word at the 8:15 a.m. traditional service and 11 a.m. contemporary service Sunday. Communion will be celebrated at the 8:15 a.m. service. The Faith Lutheran food pantry no longer will have food giveaways on the first and third Saturdays during the summer. Instead, it will have food truck giveaways from 5-7 p.m. July 11 and Aug. 1. Vacation Bible School, "God's Backyard Bible Camp," will be from 5:30-8 p.m. June 24 through 27. A family picnic will follow the 11 a.m. service June 30. The church is at 3455 Stone St., Port Huron. "Joseph: Faithful in an Imperfect Family" will be the Rev. William Wright's sermon topic at the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. worship services Sunday. The Sanctuary and Methodaires will provide special music. Fellowship and coffee hour are after the 9:30 a.m. service. Nursery is provided for both services. "Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God's World Comes Together," is the theme of Vacation Bible School, offered by First United Methodist and First Presbyterian churches, from 5-8 p.m. Monday through Friday. The church is at 828 Lapeer Ave., Port Huron. The Rev. Schilke will preach at the 8:30 and 10 a.m. worship services Sunday. Communion will be celebrated at the 8:30 a.m. service. A senior/shut-in service and lunch will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Children from preschool age to fifth grade are welcome to attend Vacation Bible School from 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 24 to 27. The church is at 1517 10th St., Port Huron. Missionaries from China will visit and share during the 10:45 a.m. worship service Sunday. "Amazing Wonders of Aviation" will be the theme for Vacation Bible School, offered Wednesday to June 23. Times Wednesday to Friday will be from 6-8 p.m. Times on June 22 and 23 will be 10:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Children from age 4 through fifth grade are welcome. The church is at 1963 Allen Road. PORT HURON TWP. - Gerald Bailey will speak on the Bible topic, "Turn Your Eyes Away from Worthless Things!" at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Kingdom Hall, 2761 Yeager St. The Rev. Robert Diehl will lead the worship and Deacon Jane Diehl will give the homily at the 10 a.m. Sunday worship service in the church garden. Larry Babin will be the lector/Eucharistic minister, assisted by Davison Moore. A potluck picnic is after the service. The June theme for donation to the Blue Water Community Food Bank is fruit salad; suggesting donations of canned or dried fruit. The church is at 3201 Gratiot Ave., Port Huron. "God's Gift: God's Self" will the Rev. Jake Kaufman's sermon topic at the 9:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. Vacation Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with fellowship time at 10:30 a.m. The June loose change offering benefits Habitat for Humanity. The church is at 710 Pine St., Port Huron. MARYSVILLE - "Righteousness for Christ" will be the Rev. John Hitzeroth's sermon topic at services at 6 p.m. today and 10 a.m. Sunday. Communion will be celebrated at both services. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the Saturday service and be at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. "Baptized, We Live," a class for those interested in learning about Lutheranism is at 8:45 a.m. Sunday and June 23. Bible study of Galatians will be at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Contact church office for details on evening classes. There will be a picnic and outdoor worship on June 22. A potluck meal is at 5 p.m. with worship at 6 p.m. Bring a chair or blanket and a dish to pass. The church is at 1023 Michigan Ave. ST. CLAIR - The Rev. Drew Downs will celebrate Holy Eucharist at the 8 and 10 a.m. worship services Sunday. Bruce Kefgen and Alyssa Bacon will assist at the 8 a.m. service. George Roegner and Barbara Przybylski will assist at the 10 a.m. service. Fellowship and coffee hour are after the 10 a.m. service. The finance and memorial team ministries will meet at 9 a.m. Formation class begins at 9:15 a.m. The Altar Guild meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Basics class is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The church is at 115 N. Sixth St. There will be an outdoor service at 8 a.m. Sunday at Lighthouse Park in Port Huron. Bring lawn chairs. The service will move to the church in case of inclement weather. Regular Sunday worship will be at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary. The Rev. Jason Pittman will preach at both services. Fellowship and refreshments are after the 10 a.m. service. Financial gifts for the Blue Water Habitat for Humanity "Nail Sale" will be received. The church is at 811 Wall St., Port Huron. MARYSVILLE - The Rev. Tracie Loffhagen will preside at the 8 and 10 a.m. worship services Sunday. Men's cooking and Bible study is from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. A video series, "Embracing a Life of Meaning" will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday. June 23 will be Loose Change Sunday. Grief support meets at 10 a.m. June 25. The church is at 543 Michigan Ave. MARYSVILLE - "Getting Going" is the Rev. Paul Kruse's sermon topic at the 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday services. Sunday school is during the 11 a.m. worship. Bible exploration is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The church will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 13. Shoppers can take what they need and leave a donation if they are able. All proceeds will benefit Bridge Builders Counseling and Mentoring. To donate items or for details, call (810) 334-6756. The church is at 4053 Ravenswood Road. The Rev. Kathy Harwood Long will present "The good that you are seeking is seeking you" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, with coffee and fellowship afterward. The group Ruby Hill will provide special music during the service. Enjoy fun, friendship and karaoke with "Songs That Make Your Spirit Sing," at 7 p.m. Friday. A meditation time is offered from 12:30-1 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. Evening meditation sessions are at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday. The next date is June 19. The community is at 431 17th St., Port Huron. CLYDE TWP. - "Navigating the Storms of Life -- Part 3" will be the Rev. Peter Foxwell's teaching at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. A full children's service and nursery program are available during the service. The Cornerstone Cafe is open before the service. The church is at 4025 North Road. FORT GRATIOT - The Rev. Dr. William Wingrove will preach at the 10 a.m. service, with coffee afterward in Sunderman Hall. An adult Sunday school Bible study will be after the service. Deacons and Evangelism/Outreach will meet after the service. A service on the beach and picnic will be at 10 a.m. June 30 at Fort Gratiot Park. Bring a picnic lunch; beverages will be available at the park. A sign-up sheet is available for a cruise July 23 to the River Crab Restaurant on the Huron Lady II. The cost is $50. Reservation must be made to the restaurant at (810) 329-2261. Specify the Lakeshore Presbyterian Church group when making reservations. A trip to a Tigers game is being planned for Aug. 3. Anyone interested in attending can contact the church office at (810) 385-4531. The church is at 5235 Lakeshore Road. The church will have a block party with an outdoor concert featuring Exalt Brass, and hot dogs and popcorn, at 6 p.m. June 23. In the event of rain, the event will be in the church's Activity Center. The church is at 1232 Griswold St., Port Huron. The church is having Parish Family Nights in June. The combined choirs of St. Mary and Holy Trinity parishes will perform from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Activities for children will be available in the gymnasium. On June 26, a giant balloon rosary will be released from the church parking lot after the prayer of Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary at 6:45 p.m. A potluck dinner will precede each event at 5:45 p.m. The church is at 1505 Ballentine St., Port Huron. The Rev. Lydia Speller will celebrate holy communion at the 5:30 p.m. service today and 8 and 10 a.m. worship services Sunday. Coffee and fellowship are after the 10 a.m. service. Half-liter water bottles are being collected to give away at the finish line of the Blue Water Half Marathon. The church is asking people to return the bottles full of pennies to donate to Haiti for safe water. A summer family fun night with games and pizza will be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 26. The church is at 1213 Sixth St., Port Huron. CASCO TWP. - Father's Day will be celebrated at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. On June 23, during the 10:30 a.m. worship, the congregation will recognize and celebrate members who reached 60 years of church membership this year including Dale Bickley, Shirley Kenyon Clay and Frances Muggelberg Walker. They will be honored at a reception luncheon afterward. Everyone is invited to attend. The church is at 8052 Chapin St. MARINE CITY - Sunday worship and church school are at 10 a.m. Adult Bible study is at 9 a.m. Sue Schlanbusch will lead a prayer and healing service at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The church is at 527 N. William St. ST. CLAIR - The Rev. Verne Harris will lead the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday. Prayer time for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Family night is at 7 p.m. Wednesdays with Bible study for all ages. Vacation Bible School will be at 7 p.m. Wednesdays in July. The church is at 950 Wadhams Road. MARYSVILLE - Sunday worship services will be at 9:30 a.m. Children's message and nursery are available. The Youth Group will be commissioned during worship as they prepare for their July 22-30 mission trip to Minnesota. A gathering in the fellowship hall, "The River's Edge," will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. A light snack will be served. The church is at 721 W. Huron Blvd. COLUMBUS TWP. - "Kingdom Rock," Vacation Bible School will be from 10 a.m. to noon, June 17 to 21 for children age 4 through eighth grade. The church is at 1770 Palms Road. GOODELLS - The Rev. William Otten will give the sermon and celebrate Communion at the 10:30 a.m. worship service Sunday, with fellowship and refreshments afterward. The church is at 2792 Goodells Road. The church is presenting study on the mini-series, "The Bible," in five sessions beginning in late June or early July. For reservations, call (810) 982-1240. The church is at 1029 Sixth St., Port Huron. A special Father's Day Service is at 11 a.m. Sunday to recognize and celebrate all fathers. A special offering will be received for Boys and Girls Missionary Crusade. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Adult Bible study, "Secrets of the Vine," is at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The church is at 835 River St., Port Huron. WALES TWP. - Homemade baked goods, including cookies, pies, bread and other goodies, will be sold from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. todayin the church, 1209 Cove Road. PORT HURON TWP. - Vacation Bible School will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday to Friday, for children age 4 through sixth grade. The church is at 2865 Maywood Drive. ST. CLAIR - The Rev. Roland Troike will lead a casual worship service at 5 p.m. today. Sunday worship is at 9:30 a.m., with fellowship and refreshments afterward. Holy Communion will be offered at both services. Vacation Bible School, "Kingdom Rock," will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Children from age 4 to fifth grade are welcome. The church is at 123 S. Seventh St. The Rev. Sherry Young will speak at the 10 a.m. worship service Sunday. Neil Jansen, Shaina Jansen, Zoie Nicholson, Zack Nicholson and Aaron Rose will provide special music. Plans are for an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on June 30, from 9 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. A free-will offering will be accepted. The church is at 723 Court St., Port Huron. ALGONAC - Worship is at 10:45 a.m. Worship has started for the summer on Harsens Island at 9:15 a.m. in the Lion's Club. A free community supper will be served from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Vacation Bible School will be offered from 5 to 7 p.m. July 15 through 18. Registration is requested by calling (810) 794-4642. A low-impact exercise group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays. The church is at 1625 Washington St. SMITHS CREEK - "The Greatest Father's Day Gift: Eternal Life in a Crucible -- The Cross" will be the topic of the Rev. Tim Parker's sermon at the 11 a.m. worship service Sunday. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. The church is at 249 Henry St. CARSONVILLE - The church will have a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 and 22 at the church, 3954 Sheldon St. Proceeds will go toward the new roof. Sale will take place rain or shine. The Counseling Center of Colonial Woods Missionary Church offers a variety of groups including the Wounded Heart; Learning to Tell Myself the Truth; Setting Boundaries with your Adult Children; Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear and Worry; and Griefshare. For details about these programs, call (810) 984-5575. PORT HURON TWP. - The Free Store was established to help the under-employed and low-income families in the community with clothing and household items. All items are free, although donations are accepted. It is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, at 3835 Lapeer Road.
Students from St. Clair County Community College are excavating what Rob Richardson, a professor in computer information systems with an interest in archaeology, describes as a former Native American fishing camp.
Talk to me: Dave from Lenox Township: "I really enjoyed the editorial about the gas prices.
As waves from a passing freighter lightly rocked the U.S. Coast Guard Hollyhock in the St. Clair River today, a new commander was assigned to the ship.
Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 on the day of the tour; maps and directions are provided with tickets.