Wednesday, July 25, 2012
West Bloomfield man leading petition effort, saying the danger is not worth the additional revenue.
Thousands in Michigan this summer are still making noise about the additional noise as a result to easier access to fireworks. West Bloomfield resident Brad Lang is among them and is soliciting support from residents across the state to repeal the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, which was designed to increase revenue to the state and encourage citizens to buy consumer fireworks in Michigan rather than in neighboring states. "The result has been a drastic increase in the amount and violence of private fireworks displays all over the state of Michigan, thereby endangering people, pets and property. It is not worth the additional revenue," Lang wrote in a letter to members of the Michigan civic action group, MoveOn, adding that is why he …
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.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The annual fireworks show starts at dusk Tuesday, unless the weather doesn't cooperate.
Updated 6:45 p.m.: The Birmingham fireworks display has been postponed until Thursday due to inclement weather. Neither Bloomfield Hills or Bloomfield Township host fireworks shows, but residents can enjoy them in nearby Birmingham, which will celebrate the Fourth of July with a bang tonight. Will you be setting off your own fireworks this year? Make sure you stay safe doing it. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), thousands of children and teens are injured while using consumer fireworks and the risk of fireworks injury is more than twice as high for kids ages 10-14. Under a new state law, residents are allowed to shoot off various consumer-grade fireworks — including bottle rockets and firecrackers — on church, …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
These recipes take standard barbecue dishes to a new level for any Fourth of July 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 …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
There are plenty of options to catch some fireworks in and around our Patch communities.
Though neither Bloomfield Township or Bloomfield Hills organize their own fireworks show during Independence Day weekend, there are plenty of 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 of the Hills When: Family games and live entertainment start at 6 p.m., fireworks start at 10:06 p.m. Where: Borden Park, 1400 E. Hamlin Rd., Rochester Hills More information: Call 248-841-BOOM or visit www.rochesterhills.org Red …