Monday, July 9, 2012
Here's your chance to watch Fenton's Fourth of July parade in just more than two minutes.
Hot and steamy weather didn't stop thousands from seeking fun at the Fenton Freedom Festival parade last week. Whether you made it out in the sun or not, here is a look at the Fenton parade in a time-lapse video, lasting two minutes and 20 seconds.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Here is a look at what you might have missed.
The Fenton area mourned two drowning victims this week, an 11-year-old boy from Fenton who lost his life in Marl Lake and a 25-year-old man from Flat Rock who was visiting friends when he disappeared in Lake Fenton. Area residents celebrated the Fourth of July on Wednesday and learned on Friday that a Fenton resident, Ronnie Duke, 45, pleaded guilty in a large mortgage fraud scheme. Fenton Patch told you about the tragic death of West Frescura, 11, of Fenton, who was playing in Marl Lake when he disappeared into the water on Sunday. Fenton City Council observed a moment of silence for the boy. We shared the story of Cory Shotton of Fenton, who brewed 13 different beers for his upcoming wedding to Rachel Bosley. We also reported that the …
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Here is a look at five news stories that occurred around Fenton this week.
Here are five of the top stories this week in the areas surrounding Fenton. 1. The Detroit News reported on a Fenton man who pleaded guilty in federal court regarding a large mortgage fraud ring. Ronnie Duke, 45, and his co-defendents generated as much as $100 million in losses from fake loans, FBI agents said. 2. Wind, rain and even hail pummeled the metro Detroit area, and thousands of residents were left without electricity, the Livingston Daily reported. Area residents also dealt with record-setting heat. 3. Fenton Patch reported on two drownings that occurred this week, at Marl Lake and Lake Fenton. An 11-year-old Fenton boy and a 25-year-old Flat Rock man lost their lives after each disappeared in the water. 4. Americans celebrated …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Spirits were still high as the mercury rose; thousands celebrate Independence Day.
A high of 98 degrees at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday didn't stop thousands from seeking fun at the Fenton Freedom Festival. Possibly the warmest temperatures belonged to the mascots for businesses, dressed in their colorful suits. The Jets Pizza character walked by with a sign that read, "Yes, it is hot in here," on one side, and "Thanks for thinking of me," on the other. Rivaling the mascots for warmth were a few Fenton firefighters walking the parade route in their boots, helmets and other gear, carrying bottled water in hand. The firefighters and trucks brought up the end of the parade, which marched off with a Fenton Police Department Chevrolet Tahoe leading it. Brothers Luke Lauersen and Cole Lauersen, 10 and 12, had fun riding in military …
Don't miss out on weather, events and other important information.
The National Weather Service forecast for today is a high of 96, with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Tonight's forecast is partly cloudy with a low of 72. The least expensive gas in Fenton, listed on Mapquest Wednesday night cost $3.49 per gallon, at Speedway #8405, 3245 Owen Rd.; Sunoco, 3325 Owen Rd.; Speedway #5509, 3340 Owen Rd.; Fenton Marathon, 402 W. Silver Lake Rd.; and Clark #0824, 436 N. Leroy St. Today's Fenton Patch has photos, a video clip and a story about the Fenton Freedom Festival. If you couldn't attend, we've got you covered! For children 6 to 14 years old who are serious about gymnastics, intermediate and advanced intermediate classes will be at 5 p.m. at 325 Stan Eaton Drive, in Linden. Gym Stars is holding …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
New Firecracker Fun Run, parade, and activities at the Fenton Community and Cultural Center are highlights.
Despite the heat, people are busy celebrating Independence Day at the Fenton Freedom Festival. So far, the day has included the new Firecracker Fun Run, the big parade and activities at the Fenton Community and Cultural Center. And there's more to come, ending with the fireworks at 10 p.m., which people can see from along Silver Parkway. Check out a couple of scenes from the heart of the action today, and remember to visit Fenton Patch tomorrow for more photos and a story about the Fenton Freedom Festival! Happy Fourth of July; have fun and stay safe.
Reception takes place at The Fenton Hotel Tavern and Grille.
Roger Sharp, this year's Fenton Freedom Festival Grand Marshal, was on vacation in Florida when he received the news. Festival Chairperson Pat Lockwood called and asked Sharp whether he would like to provide the car for the grand marshal to ride in, as he has for 25 years. "I said yes, I would," Sharp said. "She said, 'You're going to ride in it.'" He feels undeserving of the honor, but it's wonderful, said Sharp, executive director and founder of Sharp Funeral Homes. His son, R. J. Sharp II, will be driving the black Corvette convertible. "We are looking forward to it," Sharp said. Fenton Freedom Festival, a nonprofit, selected Sharp as grand marshal at its first meeting in January. It was a unanimous decision, Lockwood said. Although …
Don't miss out on weather, events and other important information for your Fourth of July holiday.
1. Fourth of July Weather The National Weather Service forecast for Independence Day is a high of 95, with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Tonight's forecast is partly cloudy with a low of 71. 2. Filling the Tank Mapquest lists the least expensive gas in Fenton on Tuesday night, $3.49 per gallon, at Fenton Marathon, 402 W. Silver Lake Rd., and Clark #0824, 436 N. Leroy St. 3. News for You Today's Fenton Patch has a story about Roger Sharp, founder and executive director of Sharp Funeral Homes -- and this year's Fenton Freedom Festival Grand Marshal. 4. Events The Fenton Freedom Festival schedule of events for today begins with the American Legion #38's pancake breakfast, from 7-10 a.m. at the Fenton Community Center. It ends with the…
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Here is a list of activities happening in Fenton to celebrate the Fourth of July and some other Independence Day tips.
Time to celebrate Independence Day and you can do it in Fenton with the Fenton Annual Freedom Festival! Thursday, June 28 Tuesday, July 2 Wednesday, July 4 While fireworks that leave the ground and make loud noises are now legal in Michigan, the city of Fenton passed ordinance in which those fireworks can also be used July 3, 4 and 5 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Fireworks safety The American Pyrotechnics Association website also offers several fireworks safety tips from the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Council on Fireworks Safety, which recommend that consumers: Mushroom Pizza Burgers (makes 4 servings and can easily be doubled) For the sauce: Cooking spray 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup diced onion 1/2…
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Watch as 2,500 little rubber ducks race down the Shiawassee River.
Scott Taraleson, president of the Fenton Rotary Club, talks about the Rubber Ducky Regatta event held July 4 at the Fenton Freedom Festival. The event began with the singing of the National Anthem, then approximately 2,500 little rubber ducks went down the river to the finish line. After 25 minutes the lucky winner emerged. Take a Look. You can view video of the Fenton Freedom Festival parade here. Or watch video of the fireworks here. Or check out nearly 50 pictures from the Fenton Freedom Festival here.