Friday, June 22, 2012
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel promotes Lake St. Clair while sharing possibilities for its 31-1/2 miles of coastline.
Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel dreams of making Lake St. Clair a popular recreation destination and tourist attraction. Waterfront campgrounds and more beach fronts were among the ideas Hackel proposed during the Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce Business by the Bay luncheon Thursday in downtown New Baltimore. "How come we don't have a Navy Pier like we see in Chicago?" he asked the crowd of professionals and community leaders. After all, Hackel says, the county boasts 31-1/2 miles of coastline that is even drawing the likes of a nationally televised Bass tournament. He criticized the media for focusing on negative aspects of the lake known for having contaminants or beach closings due to E. coli. "This lake is, without a question, a …
Friday, July 8, 2011
Saturday classes set through Aug. 27 at Eastwood Beach.
Picture an early summer morning yoga session at the beach. The sun warms your skin while you stretch, pose as a bridge, or even work on your warrior stance. Such is the scene every Saturday at 8 a.m. through Aug. 27 at Stony Creek Metropark’s Eastwood beach during Registered Yoga Teacher Kathy Vesprini’s sessions. Classes, geared for adults, are open to new participants and cost $7 per session or $30 for seven classes. “Most of us have (stress) in our lives with the economy, work, or all types of things in your life. Yoga is one of the best ways to let that go,” Vesprini said at the July 2 class, where she led five women in various stretches and poses for about an hour. Vesprini rakes the sand to clear a flat surface for participants, …
Monday, July 4, 2011
Shelby-Utica Patch asked people what their favorite activities are at Stony Creek.
Stony Creek Metropark offers plenty of things for people to do, from hiking to swimming to biking. Shelby-Utica Patch asked people this week: What is your favorite summertime activity at Stony Creek Metropark? Let us know what you think, too, by leaving a comment below.