Thursday, May 17, 2012
Old Fenton fire hall, Cornerstone Project could make Fenton a destination, but for now we are left waiting.
It seems like with every town I've spent a lot of time in, I'm left wondering what it could be instead of what it is. I'm disappointed in trips to Detroit because of a lack of connection between hot spots, and wish it was more like Chicago or Toronto. I lived in Port Huron for two years wondering why the city couldn't capitalize on a gorgeous shoreline, other than a stretch of high-priced condos, one nice, but old and musty-smelling hotel and one sailboat race. Lately, I've been left feeling the same way about Fenton. I was more than happy to move back to the area about a year and half ago after growing up in the area. There is no longer a case for "There's nothing to do in Fenton." I'm not a skater or snowboarder, but I have heard …
Friday, April 6, 2012
Writers says what they're producing is nothing short of outstanding.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Here are five ways you can save money.
We're all watching our family budgets these days. Whether shopping with coupons or looking for two-for-one deals, we're taking advantage of all sorts of offers and savings that help us stretch our dollars. This column is dedicated to giving you five great local deals each week in and around Fenton that will help your family’s bottom line, and since we do the scouting for you, you can save time as well as money. You are a big part of this column. Let us hear about the deals you've seen. Just add them to our comment box. Then come back each week and see what we've uncovered together. 1. French Laundry The deal: $18.50 for strawberry-raspberry crumb top, yum! Good through: Feb. 29. 2. LaBeau Salon Day Spa The deal: Offering $50 highlights …
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
New bakery serves up bread, pastries.
It might be worth a trip just for the smell. The owners of The French Laundry opened a new bakery, Crust, at 7 a.m. Wednesday. A steady stream of customers visited in the morning and afternoon. "Today is a big day for us," co-owner Chad Brennan said. "We are very pleased with the way things have started out." The business specializes in artisan breads and pastries. Judi Baum, of Fenton, wasted no time in sampling the goods. "It was delicious," she said of her toast with brie, carmelized onions and apples. After spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on bread each year, the bakery will provide all of the bread for The French Laundry. However, owners want the business to be able to stand on its own. Customers will be able to purchase …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Homegrown businesses contribute to Fenton's economy.
When Kathy Shouse decided to take her passion for baking from her kitchen to a business, the Fenton resident didn’t look far from home. She knew the community would be supportive and welcoming for her bakery and dessert shop, Kathy’s Patisserie Specialty Cakes & Bakes. She hasn't been disappointed. Marjie Andrejciw, a holistic nutritional counselor, was also seeking a local location close to home for her business, Marjie’s Gluten Free Pantry. “I wanted to ride my bike to work,” said the Fenton resident. And when Matt Cooper was looking for a home for his ice sculpture and design company, Icon Ice, he said Fenton chose him. Fenton has become a place where you can find many niche items, from gluten-free pancakes to a customized ice sculpture…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Many residents cheesed off as popular restaurant plans to focus on dinner.
The French Laundry has been one of Fenton’s most popular hot-spots for a long time, but a recent policy change has some regular customers shouting “Bologna!” The restaurant, located at 125 West Shiawassee Street, put a wrap on serving signature sandwiches after 4 p.m. “We want to focus more on dinner at dinner,” manager Steven Wittenkeller said. “We felt we wanted to get away from the café/market feel at night. We want to have a dinner atmosphere.” Those dinners range from $14.95 Quinoa and Lentil Stuffed Roast Pepper to a $28.95 Spice Rubbed New York Strip Steak. They also offer many dinner specials for $15.95. However, many customers crave the nearly 75 creatively-named sandwiches such as the “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in…
Monday, October 17, 2011
New event will feature the Fenton library this week.
Monday, October 17, 2011
A new Downtown Fenton adventure is about to begin. The monthly Fenton 3rd Thursdays event series begins this week with in-store features throughout the city and an exciting fundraiser to support the Fenton Winegarden Library. “Fenton is going to be simply full of fun on the third Thursday of each month,” said Fenton DDA chairman Craig Schmidt. “We have so much entertainment, so many great shopping and dining options, and they’re all going to be doing something special at the same time.” The inaugural 3rd Thursday will take place on October 20 and will include 3rd Thursday Features in 18 Fenton businesses. The Fenton Library will be the 3rd Thursday Featured Non-Profit, raising funds through a painted pumpkin raffle throughout Downtown …