Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The life-saving devices, collected at Red Wings games, will be distributed to low income families, seniors and people with disabilities.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, February 5
Yolanda Serra, Comerica Bank vice president and banking center manager, recently presented Farmington Hills Fire Dept. Lt. Michael Kish with smoke detectors collected during the Detroit Red Wings’ 11th annual Smoke Detector Drive presented by Comerica Bank. The donated smoke detectors will benefit low-income families as well as elderly and disabled members of the community. Collection boxes were stationed at southeast Michigan Comerica Bank locations during the 11th annual Detroit Red Wings Smoke Detector Drive. Additional in-game collections will be held before the Wings take on the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 9 and before the Wings face the Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 10, on home ice at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Source: Comerica Bank press …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Memorial services for the late Detroit Red Wings announcer, 95, are Friday and Saturday.
A neighbor of the late Budd Lynch, Tonia Rosalee Deliz, remembers him as a wonderful, funny man who called her Liz. Lynch, a longtime announcer for the Detroit Red Wings, passed away at age 95 on Tuesday. His funeral service is open to the public, and memorial contributions can be made to support children through The Guidance Center in Southgate. Lynch’s funeral service is likely to be very well-attended, Deliz said, because so many people knew and liked him. “He was so friendly and down to earth,” she said. “He was very independent.” Despite the loss of his arm (during World War II shortly after the D-Day Invasion at Normandy), Lynch would golf and drive in winter snowstorms, Deliz said. And he would never let her help him take out his …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Community members knew Lynch as a friendly gentleman who helped many charitable causes including The Guidance Center, which has set up an endowment fund in his honor.
With the passing of longtime Detroit Red Wings announcer Budd Lynch, 95, of Wyandotte, many in the community remember him as a great man who was never too busy to say hello or help a charitable cause. Mayor Joseph Peterson said he knew Lynch for more than 35 years. They met when Lynch was a customer at a Mobil gas station at Northline and Biddle, where Peterson worked when he came home from the Vietnam War. Lynch also was a military veteran, who served in the Canadian Armed Forces during World War II, his obituary said. He survived the amputation of his right arm. And Peterson knew Lynch from when he coached hockey for 27 years, Peterson said. Lynch’s late wife, Thelma, worked for municipal services. “Budd was a top-notch guy,” Peterson …
Monday, July 9, 2012
View photos of the former Detroit Red Wing's house.
Former Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom's house at 47725 Bellagio Drive in Novi has been sold, according to Realtor John Goodman. The house, which was built in 2004, was listed for $2.9 million, but Goodman said the house was not sold for the full listing price. The home had been on the market for 21 days, according to AOL Real Estate. Goodman could not release the name of the person who bought the house, who he said made a cash offer and is filling out the paperwork Tuesday. Goodman said the sale was the highest sale in Bellagio, but could not release the purchase price. The house in Bellagio is 6,956 square feet and is in the Northville School District. It has five bedrooms with five full bathrooms and three half-bathrooms. The house has a four…
Friday, June 22, 2012
Hughes said he will continue his connection with a team that just bid farewell to its captain.
As veteran Detroit Red Wings team captain Nicklas Lidstrom announced his retirement late last month, Farmington Hills firefighter Lt. Denny Hughes made an announcement of his own. After more than 30 years with the department, Hughes is leaving a career that has fit him like a glove since 1981, when he answered an advertisement about training for future firefighters in the Farmington Observer. "Within about a week of being in that class, I knew that was going to be my thing," said Hughes, who thought he would follow in his father's footsteps as a Detroit police officer. The unity, brotherhood and excitement of the fire service attracted him, along with the team atmosphere, he said. Hughes started working with a group of firefighters who …
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
The Red Wings have called for an announcement at 11 a.m.
The Detroit Red Wings announced they will be holding a press conference Thursday morning with defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom and general manager Ken Holland. So the big question on everyone's mind is, is Lidstrom retiring? Lidstrom, 42, lives in Novi with his family during the hockey season and has been debating whether to retire after playing for 20 seasons in the NHL. He has won four Stanley Cups and seven Norris trophies, which recognize the top defensive player in the NHL each year. What do you think - will Lidstrom be retiring? How will the Red Wings handle the loss?
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Diane Pieknik, a resident of Fox Run retirement community in Novi, shows you're never too old to try something new.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Back in February, Novi Patch told you about Diane Pieknik, a 65-year-old woman who decided to turn her lifelong love for hockey into her newest hobby by joining an adult women's hockey league. Now Pieknik tells her own story in a video by Erickson Living. Pieknik said part of her was hesitant to try playing the sport at first, but the other part of her was sure she wanted to give it a shot. "I want try it, just to say I can do it," she said. Pieknik is from Farmington Hills but now lives at Fox Run retirement community in Novi. Pieknik, who is also big fan of the Detroit Red Wings, said her team was very excited for her when she scored her first goal. Now she sends her game summaries to her children and is proud to show others that you're …
Friday, October 14, 2011
The Red Wings forward distributes 5,000 devices to metro departments.
Farmington Hills Fire Dept. representatives were on hand Wednesday as Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg distributed more than 5,000 smoke detectors to local fire departments, following the team’s 11 a.m. practice. The departments, in turn, donate and install the smoke alarms to low-income residents who could otherwise not afford one. During the team’s 10th annual Smoke Detector Collection presented by Comerica, fans donated 315 smoke detectors and more than $8,700 when attending a Zetterberg autograph signing on Sept. 26, as well as pre-season games on Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. In his sixth season as the team spokesman for this initiative, Zetterberg personally matched the fans’ donations with a $10,321 donation to purchase additional…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Services for Brad McCrimmon will be held at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic church.