Thursday, December 6, 2012
Eric Szczepanski, a member of Fenton High School’s Class of 2006, would like to see a film come to Fenton someday, he says.
Fenton grad Eric Szczepanski has had some neat experiences during his career in the film industry, including an introduction to Henry Winkler and helping film a music video of Nikki Minaj and BOB in Detroit. His first feature film, ‘Meltdown,’ in which Szczepanski was associate producer, has been released on DVD. Meltdown, an action thriller, is by Cinema Vision Pictures LLC in association with ITN Distribution. Written and directed by Christopher J. Martin, it’s described as an action thriller film about a federal agent who goes deep undercover to bring down a crime syndicate. When the agent’s cover is blown and he gets burned by the FBI, his only hope is a female agent who’s willing to break all of the rules. Outnumbered and outgunned, …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
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 …
Monday, September 19, 2011
The weekend was full of rides, games, apple pie, fun and surprises.
The St. John Applefest came to a close on Sunday. There was plenty of excitement with rides and games, food and even a surprise performance from the Fenton School of Dance. Jayson Doggett, of Fenton, won the St. John Applefest 10K Run, while Lisa Veneziano, of Fenton, won the female 10K run. What was your favorite part? Let us know. Also, we want to see your Applefest photos! Click below to add them to our gallery!
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Applefest opened Thursday with rides, games, apple pie and more.
The St. John Applefest kicked off at 3 p.m. Thursday in a children-smiling, pie-eating, bargain-hunting kind of way. Take a look at the action with our photo gallery and video. Also, be sure to check out our quick guide to the festival.
Don't miss out on any fun this weekend. We have the highlights you shouldn't miss!
The St. John Parish Applefest has been a part of Fenton for 39 years. Here is a quick guide for the big event. Opening Day is Thursday at 3 p.m. with midway games, carnival rides, cake walk, farmer's market, doll booth, apple tree, attic treasures, bounce house and food tent daily. Your choice: Applefest parking is adjacent to Bush Park, and accessed by turning onto Jefferson Street from North Adelaide Street. Volunteer parking attendants will guide you to a parking place. Handicap parking is available (see below). Handicap Parking Handicap Parking is available in the convent parking lot, in the main parking area south of the parish grounds (follow Handicapped Parking signs) and outside the Knights of Columbus Bingo entrance. Golf Cart …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sept. 17 event will include road closures; St. John Church will reimburse city $1,000 for police overtime if race turns a profit.
The St. John Applefest Road Race is a go. Fenton City Council approved the event, with the church to reimburse the city $1,000 for police overtime expenditures, if the race is profitable for St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. More than 1,200 runners participated in 2010 without incident, Chief of Police Rick Aro stated in his memo to City Manager Lynn Markland. This year's race, the 32nd annual one for Applefest, will be Saturday, Sept. 17. The 10K race begins at 9 a.m, and the races will conclude by 11 a.m. Races also include a 5K run/walk, Apple Core 1 mile and kids Core-ter (one-fourth) mile. Overtime staffing for the police department, in connection with the race, will be approximately $1,000. Mayor Sue Osborn said St. John …