Around the Mitten This Week: Provocative Photo in Wyandotte; Kid Rock Donates $25K; Tattoo Ban Lifted in Ferndale
Here's a look at stories from Michigan Patches this week, from the newsy to the quirky.
The week started off with many honoring the legacy civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and ended with a near-full moon beautifully captured by a Hartland reader. Check out what we and your neighbors have been up to. Here's a roundup of the top headlines and other curiosities from Patches throughout southeast Michigan:
- Wyandotte: Artist Brenda Oelbaum has created a stir with her storefront window display at a Wyandotte art gallery. She is attacking the dieting industry with a life-size photo of herself posing nude amid diet books.
- Rochester: Kid Rock donates $25,000 to The Rainbow Connection from ticket sales of his Ford Field birthday bash. "He's just a regular guy," charity officials from the Rochester-based organization said.
- Farmington Hills: Harrison High football coach is nominated for inaugural Don Shula NFL Coach of the Year Award. The winner will be announced at the Super Bowl, which will be held Feb. 6 in Dallas.
- Shelby-Utica: Shelby Township will be the first city in the state to start a monthly electronic recycling program for all residents.
- Dearborn: Nearly 600 people showed up to particpate in service projects at the University of Michigan-Dearborn in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
- Fenton: The Fenton Winery & Brewery is bucking the trend of slumping business and is looking to expand once again.
- Trenton: Police officials are assisting in a manhunt of at least three men who allegedly opened fire on a federal witness with machine guns this month, killing him in Ecorse.
- Macomb Township: A local actor got his first major TV role, playing crooked cop in Detroit 1-8-7. The episode featuring Michael Carollo, who spends time between Macomb Township and California, aired Jan. 11.
- Ferndale: The city has lifted its ban on tattoo parlors in its downtown area. Two tattoo shops opened, including one co-owned by Detroit artist Mark Heggie. Go get inked!
- Dexter: Edward James Bruner, who taught Tae Kwon Do in Dexter Township, was arrested this week and charged with first-degree sexual assault of a minor after officers arrested him on Interstate 94 near Chelsea following calls to 911 from witnesses reporting an assault in progress.
- Northville: Police are still investigating whether a 911 call reporting a gun on the Northville High School campus was a hoax. The school was on lockdown for nearly two hours as police searched for the gun.
- Hartland: A reader captured an image of a moon just past its full phase Friday morning and shared it with us.