Friday, November 30, 2012
Tomek-Eastern Elementary fourth-grader, Shawn DeFina, and three friends spearhead fundraiser at their school to donate to the American Red Cross.
After hearing about the damages done by Hurricane Sandy, fourth-grader Shawn DeFina, of Fenton’s Tomek-Eastern Elementary School, wanted to help. As a result, Tomek-Eastern students had a penny drive this week, for the American Red Cross to use in aiding the hurricane victims. On Thursday morning, Shawn and fellow Tomek-Eastern students Aaron Toth, Brendan Alward, and Alex Dinstett stood inside the front of the school. At a table, they displayed plastic containers of pennies, dollars and other change. Students hurried to drop donations into the containers as they went to class. "So far, it's awesome," Brendan said. The boys predicted their classroom, teacher Sheila Best's students, would win. Each container is labeled with the name of a …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Candlelight vigil took place Saturday, on the school baseball diamond.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Late social worker, Nancy Stockham, of Fenton, began the program for families in need. The community gathered at Fenton United Methodist Church Tuesday.
Many hands made 95 Thanksgiving baskets fill quickly at the Fenton United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center on Tuesday. Volunteers from the Fenton High School National Honor Society, Fenton Educational Support Personnel, City of Fenton Fire Department, Fenton United Methodist Church, Loose Senior Center Community Angels and the community helped unload food and other necessities and fill boxes for people in need. Later in the day, families visited to collect their baskets, which contained a turkey, potatoes, milk, stuffing, fruit and other trimmings for Thanksgiving dinner, as well as other food and necessities for them. A Fenton Area Public Schools bus drove up to the church, carrying a full load of donated items for the baskets. …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Here's the scoop on when local schools and government offices will be closed this week.
City of Fenton offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Payments to the city can be made on this website and at the drop box at the Fenton Police Department. The Fenton Police Department will be open throughout the holiday. Fenton Township’s offices also will be closed on Thursday and Friday. In addition, Fenton Area Public Schools students will be on Thanksgiving break on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a half day for students in Lake Fenton Community Schools. It will not be a late start day. Lake Fenton students will be on break Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
The 2006 Fenton graduate is top vote getter among three candidates.
There will be a new face on the Fenton Board of Education soon. Drew Shapiro beat out competitors Dior Rushton and incumbent Sandra Mathews Barnes in the Fenton school board race. He tallied 3,056 votes, while Mathews-Barnes had 2,537 and Rushton had 705. "I feel really great," Shapiro said. "No one really runs a school board campaign like I did. I let people know I was serious and now I'm ready to keep my promises. If I put my name out there, I'm not going to do it halfway." Shapiro will join president Lynn Hopper, vice president Nora Kryza, treasurer Richard Des Jardins and trustees Daniel Carter Brian Horton and Tamara Valley for a four-year term. "Drew will bring a young voice," Hopper said. "He's going to have a learning curve like …
Sunday, September 30, 2012
As usual, there was plenty of news in Fenton this week.
We provided you with an opportunity to take an “It Can Wait” pledge to not text and drive. Fenton Patch readers gave their reasons for not texting and driving. Fenton Patch had the scoop on the Lake Fenton Marching Band’s Command Performance on Saturday, at the home of raffle winner Orlin Knuth. We also had the scoop on a Fenton Township woman who experienced a frightening attempted break-in at her home on Moffett Drive in the early morning hours of Sept. 22. We let you know about how Linden residents could dispose of unused, unwanted prescriptions safely. Fenton Patch provided you with an opportunity to find out how much your neighbors have contributed to 2012 presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Also on Tuesday, we had …
Friday, September 28, 2012
It's Homecoming week in Fenton, and the Tigers enjoyed their pep rally and parade on Friday.
Homecoming has come to Fenton, and Fenton High School held its pep rally on Friday morning. Then students received an early dismissal to go home for the weekend. On Friday afternoon, the Homecoming Parade wound its way through downtown Fenton, as people gathered along the streets to watch. Add your own photos by clicking the "Upload Photos and Video" button on this page.
Parade, football game and dance coming up.
Fenton is going for the gold with its Homecoming theme this week — the Olympics. The Homecoming Parade begins today at 4:30 p.m., at the Ellen Street Campus, according to the school district's website. Fenton City Council approved the parade on Monday. Students at Fenton High School will get pumped up for Homecoming weekend activities with a pep rally and early dismissal today. The parade will start at the Ellen Street Campus, head south on Adelaide to Shiawasee, east on Shiawasee to South Leroy Street, north on Leroy to Caroline to West Street and south on West, back to the Ellen Street Campus. Tonight, Fenton High School’s varsity football team will play Lapeer East in the Homecoming game, and the Homecoming queen will receive her …
Friday, September 21, 2012
Don't miss out on this important news and other information.
The National Weather Service's forecast for today is a 30 percent chance of showers, with a high of 66 degrees. Tonight's forecast is showers likely (60 percent) with a low of 46. The lowest gas price in Fenton Thursday night was $3.95 per gallon, according to Mapquest Gas Prices. The station offering this price, for credit card purchases, was Clark #0824, 436 N. Leroy St. in Fenton. Beverly Knox-Pipes, a fired Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) administrator, is accused of misusing more than $87,000 in taxpayer money for personal gain, the Flint Journal reports. Through her attorney, Knox-Pipes has denied claims of misusing funds and equipment, but has not denied allegations of an affair with retired Superintendent Tom Svitkovich…
Sunday, September 9, 2012
There was a lot of news to interest Fenton area residents this week.
Here is a list of five interesting stories for the Fenton area this week. 1. A car bomb exploded in Holly, reported the Tri-County Times. 2. The presidential election process continues, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Grosse Pointe Patch reported Thursday. Speakers at the convention included former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm. 3. 11-year-old Connor Grabowski-Cracchiolo has been found in South Dakota after begin reported missing by his mother, the Hartland Patch reported on Friday. Connor's father, Mark Grabowski, of Hartland, a former Detroit Lions defensive lineman, has been taken into custody by the FBI and arrangements are being made to return Connor to his…