Race in These Shoes 5K race returns June 2 to help raise awareness for young adults age 16-30 that have been diagnosed with cancer connect with peer support groups to help in battling this disease.
Stony Creek Metropark
Monday, May 20, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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Tuesday proved a crisp spring day at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township. Parents took their children to programs at the park's nature center, and the sunny weather allowed everyone to explore the trails. Patch took some Instagram photos at Stony Creek, and we'd love to see your photos, too. Just tag your photos on Instagram #shelbyupatch to include them in this gallery, or add your photos straight to the site by clicking on the green "Upload Photos and Videos" icon.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
The fifth annual Pink and Blue United for a Cause 5K Walk/Run will take place May 5.
Take some steps to fight cancer by registering for the fifth annual Pink and Blue United for a Cause 5K Walk/Run at Stony Creek Metropark on Sunday, May 5. Proceeds from the event will benefit cancer patients at the St. John Providence Van Elslander and Webber Cancer Centers. The registration fee is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. Participants who sign up before April 16 will receive a complimentary T-shirt. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. To register for the event or make a donation call 313-647-3100 or go online at http://www.stjohnprovidence.org/vanelslander/pinkandbluewalk/. Sponsors include Macomb Township Parks and Recreation, Clinton Township Recreation, Maria Marino Fitness Pros, and Vince & Joe’s.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The wildlife photographs of David FitzSimmons will be on display from March 26 through April 24.
Love animals? Then you will want to check out “Curious Critters,” an art exhibit featuring the works of nature photographer David FitzSimmons, at Stony Creek Metropark Nature Center in Shelby Township. The exhibit will take place from March 26 through April 24. Based on a children’s book of the same name by FitzSimmons, “Curious Critters” will feature 24 images of animals, many of which can be found at Stony Creek. FitzSimmons’ work has appeared in Popular Photography, Professional Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, and Shutterbug.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Huron-Clinton Metroparks has released its 2013 events calendar, including dates for many of Stony Creek's most popular events.
The Fourth of July may seem ages away, but planning for Stony Creek Metropark's annual fireworks display is already underway, with the date for this and other popular events now set. Huron-Clinton Metroparks released its 2013 events calendar Wednesday, with two communitywide events set to take place at Stony Creek in the next few weeks. First up is the third annual Freeze Your Franny 5K on Jan. 26. Hosted by the Utica Education Association and Utica Paraprofessionals Association, the run/walk is held to promote wellness and raise money for local charities. This year, proceeds will benefit MCREST (Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team), the Macomb County Food Bank and 4 Paws 1 Heart. Participants can register online or by mail …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Looking for some summer fun? Check out what's on tap at Stony Creek's Nature Center.
Full Moon Canoe – Corn Moon- Thursday, August 2 at 8:30 pm, Nature Center. Join an interpreter to learn about the Corn Moon on this guided walk, followed by a themed snack. Fee: $4 per person. Preregistration required. For ages 8 and older. Friday Night Canoe- Friday, August 3 at 7:30 pm, Nature Center. The Voyageurs and the pelt of the beaver affected the course of Michigan history. Join an interpreter and paddle the 34-foot canoe to discover a bit of history and Stony Creek Lake life. Fee: $4 per person. Preregistration required. For ages 6 and older. Critter Corner- Saturday, August 4 from 2 pm to 4 pm, Nature Center. Stop in to meet a critter up close during a visit to the Nature Center. Free program, vehicle entry permit required. …
Monday, July 2, 2012
Viewers awed by last night's spectacular show over the lake.
Thousands packed Stony Creek Metropark last night for the annual fireworks display above Stony Creek lake. Didn't get to the show? Here's what you missed. If you did go to the show, upload your pictures in our media player for everyone to see.
Friday, October 21, 2011
St. Clair Shores couple uses their experience with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome to help raise awareness and funds for kids with the disease.
The Walk for Will & Hope, an annual event started by a St. Clair Shores couple to raise money for kids with Cornelia de Lange Syndrome (CdLS), will be held Sunday at Stony Creek Metropark. Maureen Feighan-Kurth and Joel Kurth, profiled in this story by C and G Newspapers, started the walk three years ago in memory of their son, Will Kurth, who was born with the CdLS and passed away in 2004. CdLS is a genetic syndrome present from birth. It ranges in severity, but all individuals with CdLS share similar characteristics, such as small stature, hands, feet, and head; joined eyebrows; long eyelashes; upturned nose; and thin, downturned lips. Physical and cognitive development is delayed. The 2011 Walk for Will & Hope, which will benefit the …
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Noah Sullivan and his mom have their third annual GOah! NOAH! Walk & Bicycle Ride to raise money for and awareness about brain cancer.
“You never think it’s going to happen to you,” said Renee Sullivan. You never think daily radiation and chemotherapy are going to happen to you. You never think two brain surgeries are going to happen to you. You never think MRIs every three months are going to happen to you. Sullivan said she certainly did not think this would happen to her until February of 2009 when her 9-year-old son was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma, a rare form of brain cancer. After months of chemotherapy, weeks of spending the night in the hospital and two surgeries that almost left Noah unable to walk or talk, Noah has “come a huge way,” said his mom. Sullivan also is working to help the research and awareness about this cancer come a long way. After learning…
Saturday, September 17, 2011
The UEA Staywell Committee sponsors its fifth annual 4K walk and run to raise funds for wellness programs in Utica Community Schools.
The Utica Education Association Staywell Committee is looking to blaze a fitness trail with their fifth annual “Trail Less Traveled” walk and run on September 25. By following this trail, the committee hopes to raise funds for Utica community schools wellness programs as all proceeds support grants for creating such programs to benefit district employees and students. The Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness recognizes this walk/run as a quality physical activity event because of its efforts to significantly contribute to the health and well-being of Michigan residents. "We want to provide an annual, premier event for our UCS community that promotes physical fitness through running and walking," said Nancy Smith, a Roberts Elementary …