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3 home-cooked meals daily plus healthy snacks Housekeeping and laundry service Cable TV, WIFI, phone service and all utilities Medication reminders Emergency call system

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CLASSES H PLEASURE H ADVENTURE H COMPETITION

SAILING FOR LIFE MULTI-GENERATIONAL SPORT A SAFE, NON-CONTACT SPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS, TEAMS, BOYS AND GIRLS

”I alwa ys wa n ted to Sail”

JR. SAILING - BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE Bodies of water are everywhere. Here is a way for kids to learn how to safely enjoy the water and respect it while learning to sail. Taught by US Sailing certified instructors in club boats at the Grosse Ile Yacht Club, the programs are open to the local communities for kids 8 to 18. Our mission is for the students to HAVE FUN while learning the essentials of boat handling, seamanship, and water safety in a SAFE, learn-at-your-own-pace environment. Half day sessions, morning or afternoon, are available Monday through Wednesday for three weeks with Session 1 starting in June and Session 2 starting in July. As with any sport, multiple sessions will improve competence and the exposure to varying weather conditions builds confidence and knowledge. Sailing is really a fun way to apply the STEM learning process. What shape are sails and why? How does geometry affect my sailing? Life Lessons Learned from Sailing are fitting for kids and adults alike. Sailing teaches us: to be prepared, teamwork, patience, decision-making, communication, confidence, and responsibility. Sailing teaches honesty and the importance of playing by the rules. Sailing teaches us how to deal with the unknown and to operate in a constantly changing environment.

ADULT OR FAMILY CLASSES

JR. RACE TEAM

Join other individuals; bring a friend or your family to learn basic sailing techniques taught both on the water and ashore. 12 hours of evening lessons or condensed daytime lessons available May thru August.

Jr. Race Team sailors can take the basic skills they have learned in Jr. Sailing and hone them against their peers throughout Metro Detroit and Western Lake Erie.

INTRODUCTORY FIRST SAIL Bring family or friends on an introductory two hour evening or daytime pleasure sail to see local island views. Boats are stable 20 foot keelboats with large cockpits able to hold 4-5 adults.

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY SAILING TEAM Grosse Ile Yacht Club and the Jr. Sailing program congratulate the Grosse Ile High School Varsity Sailing Team - the 2018 Michigan High School State Champions. See your school’s Athletic Department for more information.

INFO & REGISTER AT: www.giyc.com/sailing-programs or scan qr code to print out application form


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PHOTOS BY JANE FIJAL

CONTENTS

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GROSSE ILE REC DEPT Listings of commissions, staff, and contacts

EVENTS/TO DO Featured items for your calendar

WATER’S EDGE Pool and Golf Course info/rates/hours

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YOUTH ACTIVITY Art, music, fitness, camps, and Karate

SENIOR ACTIVITY Luncheons, transportation, social, and more

ACTIVE ADULTS

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Island Walkers, Zumba, Pickleball, indoor rowing

FACILITIES/VENUES Water’s Edge Complex, Centenial Farm, Marina

COMMUNITY PARTNERS Island organizations share upcoming events

ISLANDFEST Grosse Ile’s premier event is fun for the whole family

Spring/Summer 2019

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GROSSE ILE TWP. BOARD Brian Loftus Supervisor Ute O’Connor Clerk Ted Van Os Treasurer Trustees Carl Bloetscher, James Budny, Thomas Malvesto, Jim Nelson

RECREATION STAFF Kim O’Farrell Annette Pelts Mark Tissot Gene Kowalski Gayle Haeger Brian Payette Susan Pociask Larry Davis

Recreation Director Enrichment Coordinator Maintenance & Grounds Maintenance & Grounds Office Support Support Staff Meals on Wheels and Senior Transportation Golf Course Manager

CLASS/CAMP REGISTRATION REGISTER EARLY! Nothing eliminates a program quicker than everyone waiting to the last minute to register. If there aren’t enough registrations by a certain date, the program may be cancelled.

AM I IN? Please assume the course will be held at the time and place indicated unless you hear differently from the Recreation Department.

REFUNDS Events with non-refundable tickets are noted in program guide. Only canceled classes will be refunded in full. Refunds for class withdrawal will be made only before the second class meeting, regardless of attendance. Drop-in fees/rates available. Sorry, no pro-rating.

EASY WAYS TO REGISTER

RECREATION COMMISSION

ONLINE at www.GrosseIleRecreation.com - under the Community Recreation tab

Kim O’Farrell Recreation Director Chad Novak Commission Chairman Jim Nelson Board Liaison Wendy Kearney Secretary Commissioners Greg Meyring, Ethel Yops, Rich Brower, Brandon Antosh, Kevin Naso, Kyle Alexander DeBeausset

- 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week!

FESTIVAL AND COMMUNITY EVENTS COMMISSION Kim O’Farrell Recreation Director Chad Novak Festival Chairman Jim Nelson Board Liaison Wendy Kearney Secretary Commissioners Bridget Hurst, George Fulmer, John Burgan, Kathleen Altenburg, Scott Rhind, Kevin Lizyness, Karen Olinek, Trish Eblin

IN PERSON at the Recreation Office: 25215 West River Road Grosse Ile, MI 48138 Hours: 9 am-5 pm Monday through Friday

MAIL completed form with your check to: Grosse Ile Recreation Department P.O. Box 185 Grosse Ile, MI 48138 Make checks payable to: Grosse Ile Recreation Department

QUESTIONS Please call 734-675-2364

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NOTE Grosse Ile Twp. and Recreation Dept. offices will be closed: May 27th, July 4th, Sept. 2nd To discover a wealth of information about the Rec. Dept. and Grosse Ile Twp., go to: grosseile.com


Issue No. 6

ABOUT US

Mom to Mom

SALE! SATURDAY JUNE 22 10 AM - 2 PM This event is an opportunity for individuals from the community to rent a table to sell their gently used infant, children’s, and maternity items. Many great deals can be found on clothing, toys, strollers, furniture, and more. Location: Centennial Farm Activity Room Fee: $10 to rent a table (6 foot )

ISLAND-WIDE

GARAGE SALE Bringing our community together one page at a time Publisher, CCO Rod Leighton President, CMO Robbin Moyer Senior Editor Sundra Hilsinger Contributors Jackie Kilbride, Susanna Redmer, A.J. Reilly Director of Photography Jane Fijal

CONTACT Phone 734-282-4640 ext 1 Email info@grosseilemag.com Website www.grosseilemag.com FOLLOW US AT @GROSSEILEMAG

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FRI & SAT AUG 16 & 17 9 AM - 4 PM

MOVIE NIGHT

For further info, please contact Margie Gape at 734-676-4422, ext. 210, margie@grosseile.com

AUG 2ND

Please register by Tuesday, Aug. 9th, at www.grosseile.com


Water’s Edge 2-PERSON

GOLF

SCRAMBLE

SATURDAY JUNE 22 8 AM Enjoy competing on Water’s Edge Golf Course in our annual 2-person scramble. Prizes will be awarded for Closest to the Pin and for Longest Drive! Location: Water’s Edge Golf Course Date: Scramble starts at 8 AM Fee: $40 per person (golf, cart, light lunch on the turn) *Please contact the Grosse Ile Rec. Dept. to participate

HISTORY on

WHEELS Gearheads Custom and Classic L.L.C. Car Show Each week participants will battle for points for the best car in town! Judging will include participation, quality of the vehicle, and originality. Prizes will be awarded at the end of the season for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Weather permitting.

TUESDAYS • 5 PM-8 PM MAY 21, JUNE 18, JULY 23, AUGUST 20 Location: Water’s Edge Complex/Smokies on the Water Fee: $1.00 registration fee each month on site

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

POOL PARTY THURSDAY JUNE 13 1-4 PM

This is a family event. Come celebrate the last day of school and the beginning of summer vacation! Price includes: DJ entertainment, hot dog, chips, drink and swimming time. Please note: Food will be served from 2:00-3:00 PM Location: Water’s Edge Pool/Pavilion Fee: $6 per person (ages 10 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult )

Grosse Ile YOUTH

SUMMER CAMP

JUN 17-AUG 16 9 AM-5 PM* Fill your Summer with Arts & Crafts, Nature and Games: Golf, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Pickelball, Swimming. Camp Director: Danielle West Location: Mon., Wed. & Fri. will be at Centennial Farm; Tues. & Thurs. will be at Water’s Edge Complex NOTE: Call Kim O’Farrell if a later pick-up time is needed.

Fee: Residents Mon-Fri. $140; 3 days per week $100 Non-Residents Mon-Fri $155; 3 days per week $115 3 days per week minimum; 4 days requires full payment. $30 non-refundable registration fee is due by May 24 to secure your child’s spot. Receive 10% OFF if you register and pay for all 9 weeks (refunds not permitted). Weekly registrations: registration and payment must be made by Wednesday at 5 p.m.

*Parent/child orientation will be June 4 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.


3V3

Street Hockey Cup

High Energy! 3v3 w/Goalie Street Hockey Games Cup Championship Skills Competition & more! 3v3 Hockey Cup

Everyone welcome!

CHRISTMAS in JULY WED JULY 24 7-9 PM Happy Holidays at Water’s Edge Pool! Come enjoy our after-hours pool party with Christmas carols, water balloon snowball fight, visit with Santa and much more! Location: Water’s Edge Pool/Pavilion Fee: $6 per person (ages 10 and

Boys/Men JUNE 29 • 9 AM - 6 PM Girls/Women JULY 20 • 9 AM - 6 PM Location: Water’s Edge Community Rink Ages: 5 - Open Divisions Fee: $150 per team $165 after 6/22 (Boys/Men); after 7/13 (Girls/Women)

Peace, Love & Skate Retro Roller

DISCO PARTY

under must be accompanied by a paying adult)

MOVIE NIGHT at the

POOL

SATURDAY JULY 27 7-11 PM Join us for a night where the outdoor rink is aglow with lights and great music is playing. Performances by: Downriver Roller Dolls at 7 PM; DJ Chad at 8 PM; and A Hot Summer Night at 10 PM Location: Outdoor all-season rink at Water’s Edge Fee: FREE event! Hot dogs, chips, soda, and lemonade. Bring your own skates and roll the night away with music and fun!

FRIDAY AUGUST 2 at Dusk Come and enjoy our after-hours pool party with a movie! Location: Water’s Edge Pool/Pavilion Fee: FREE event!


WATER’S EDGE POOL REGULAR HOURS MON., TUES., WED., & FRI.: 1- 7 PM THURS.: 1 PM - 8:30 PM SAT. AND SUN.: 12 - 7 PM Begins Thurs., June 13

DAILY RATES

Adults . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 Senior/Child . . . . . . . . $4 Under 2 years . . . . . FREE Adults (18-54); Seniors (55+); Youth (3-17)

POOL PASSES

Individual . . . . . . . . . . $80 Family Pass (5) . . . . $140 Family passes are valid for up to 5 family members living at the same address. Additional members are $5 each.

POOL INFO: 734-675-0811

WATER AEROBICS This shallow water workout includes a variety of upper and lower body movements that create resistance without weights. NOTE: Dates and times to be determined

WATER’S EDGE SWIM CLUB COMPETITIVE SWIM For ages 7-18 Competitive swimming with a focus on stroke and strength development. This is for students who can swim 25 yards without stopping. Must be level 3 or higher and have knowledge in all 4 strokes. Endurance workouts will be part of this program. Session 1

Days

Dates

Times

M-F

6/17-7/26

9 -10 AM

Fee: $80* No Class on July 4 WMinimum 10 swimmers; Maximum 25 swimmers

PRIVATE LESSONS Private and semi-private lessons are one-half hour in length and are created to meet goals set by you and your instructor. Register in the pool bathhouse with your choice of instructor. Fee: $30 per lesson; $145 for 5 lesson pack

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SWIM LESSONS PRE-SCHOOL 1

AQUATIC SKILLS - LEVEL 2

AGE: 3-5, without parental assistance

The primary focus is comfort and independence in the water through multiple fun activities. Parents must be present but will not interact in class.

Session 1

Days

Dates

Times

T TH

6/18-7/2

11:30 AM -12:15 PM

Fee: $35 per session Session 2

T TH

7/9 -7/25

11:30 AM -12:15 PM

Session 3

M-F

7/29-8/7

11:30 AM -12:15 PM

Fee: $40 per session

No Class on July 4

PRE-SCHOOL 2 The primary focus is to gain comfort in the water while introducing and practicing fundamental swimming skills. This course is a continuation of Pre-School 1.

Session 1

The student will move towards solidifying fundamental water skills to become a competent swimmer. To move beyond Level 2, the student will make progress on front and back and independently retrieve submerged items. Days

Dates

Times

Session 1

MWF

6/17-7/5

11:30 AM -12:15 PM

Session 2

MWF

7/8-7/26

11:30 AM -12:15 PM

Session 3

M-F

7/29-8/7

9:45 -10:30 AM

Fee: $40 per session

No Class on July 4

AQUATIC SKILLS - LEVEL 3 The student will move towards solidifying fundamental water skills to become a competent swimmer. To move beyond Level 3, the student must show competence in freestyle and backstroke and independently retrieve submerged items. Days

Dates

Times

Days

Dates

Times

Session 1

MWF

6/17-7/5

10:45 -11:30 AM

T TH

6/18-7/2

10:45 -11:30 AM

Session 2

MWF

7/8-7/26

10:45 -11:30 AM

Session 3

M-F

7/29-8/7

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Fee: $35 per session Session 2

T TH

7/9-7/25

10:45 -11:30 AM

Fee: $40 per session

Session 3

M-F

7/29-8/7

11:30 AM -12:15 PM

STROKE DEVELOPMENT - LEVEL 4

Fee: $40 per session

No Class on July 4

INTRO TO WATER SKILLS - LEVEL 1 The student will continue to gain comfort in the water and will learn water safety. The goal of Level 1 is independence the ability to function in the water with minimal assistance. To move beyond Level 1, the student must be able to float on front and back.

Session 1

Days

Dates

Times

T TH

6/18-7/2

10 -10:45 AM

Fee: $35 per session T TH

7/9-7/25

10 -10:45 AM

Session 3

M-F

7/29-8/7

10:45 -11:30 AM

Fee: $40 per session

Objective is to build confidence in the strokes learned in previous levels and to improve other aquatic skills. By the end of Level 4, the student will have been introduced to all strokes and will work toward mastery of front and back crawl. To move beyond Level 4, the student must show competence in butterfly, breaststroke, side-stroke, elementary back crawl. Days

Dates

Times

Session 1

MWF

6/17-7/5

10:00 -10:45 AM

Session 2

MWF

7/8-7/26

10:00 -10:45 AM

Session 3

M-F

7/29-8/7

9:00 - 9:45 AM

Fee: $40 per session

Session 2

No Class on July 4

No Class on July 4

NOTE: LEVELS 1-4 ARE FOR AGES 5 AND UP

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JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM

GREAT GOLF, CLOSE TO HOME Water’s Edge is located on 55 acres at the intersection of Bellevue and West River Roads. This unique community owned facility overlooks the Detroit River and is home to a regulation nine-hole golf course, driving range, putting, and chipping greens.

LARRY DAVIS Golf Course Manager Contact: 734-675-0777 proshop@grosseile.com

2019 GOLF RATES Regular Golfer . . . . . . . . . $12 for 9-Holes or $16 for 18-Holes Junior/Senior . . . . . . . . . . $10 for 9-Holes or $14 for 18-Holes Power Cart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5 PER PERSON Power Cart Pass . . . . . . . . . . $50 for 11 round pass SAVE $5! Footgolf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $8 for 9-Holes NOTE: Junior status is 17 and under; Senior status is 55+

Option Passes Regular Regular Senior Senior

Option 10 Option 20 Option 10 Option 20

$125 /10 rounds $248 /20 rounds $105 /10 rounds $210 /20 rounds

plus 1 bonus round plus 2 bonus rounds plus 1 bonus round plus 2 bonus rounds

NOTE: Buy an Option 10 Pass and get 1 FREE round Buy an Option 20 Pass and get 2 FREE rounds

Unlimited Golf Pass Includes Power Cart for Golf Play PLUS FootGolf

The Junior Golf Program offers aspiring golfers, grouped according to age and ability. Instruction will be provided on the fundamentals of a golf swing, golf etiquette, putting and chipping. Following the instructional portion of the program, junior golfers will attend a course orientation session to become familiar with the course and to review aspects of the game such as etiquette, pace of play, ball mark repair and more. After successfully completing the orientation, junior golfers will be placed into groups and play a mini-scramble golf round of 2 to 3 holes. NOTE: Attendance at all sessions is encouraged (there are no make-up sessions for missed classes). To receive the Certificate of Completion, junior golfers must attend all sessions and/or pass a skill and competency test. Junior golfers are required to adhere to all junior golf program rules and code of conduct. Pizza party to follow tournament! Must have properly sized clubs. Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Tourney

M W TH F

6/17- 21

8:30 -10 AM

7-10

F 6/21

M W TH F

6/17- 21

11-12:30 PM 11-14

F 6/21

Days

Dates

Times

Tourney

M W TH F

6/24-28

8:30 -10 AM

7-10

F 6/28

M W TH F

6/24-28

11-12:30 PM 11-14

F 6/28

Days

Dates

Times

Tourney

M W TH F

7/8 -12

4:30 - 6 PM

Session 2 Ages

Session 3 Ages 7-14

F 7/12

Unlimited Golf – Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $525 Unlimited Golf – Couple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $700

Location:

Water’s Edge Golf Course

Unlimited Golf & Pool Pass

Instructor:

Charlie Butler, Grosse Ile High School – Head Golf Coach

Fee:

$125 per session

Includes Power Cart for Golf Play PLUS FootGolf Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $800

Driving Range Hours / Rates Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Sat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 AM - 10 PM Wed., Sun.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM $6.00/TOKEN per bucket (approx. 35 balls) Limit 3 token purchases. Available at pro shop. Driving Range also accepts credit cards: $5.25/BUCKET, swipe at machine.

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WATER’S EDGE GOLF LEAGUE INFO Please consider joining a league or starting a new one! Contact Larry Davis at 734-675-0777 or via email at proshop@grosseile.com


EXPERIENCED GOLFERS

LITTLE CHIPPERS PROGRAM

A youth summer golf league is offered on mornings throughout the summer. The league includes six rounds of golf, prizes for contests such as longest putt, longest drive, closest to pin and low score.

Come join the fun! Little Chippers is designed to introduce our youngest juniors to the game of golf. Juniors, along with parents will become familiar with Water’s Edge Golf Course. Our qualified instructors will cover the basics of putting, chipping and the full swing using age appropriate equipment. We will instruct juniors along with their parents, ways to understand rules and etiquette necessary for successful learning in a very fun environment.

NOTE: This league is for intermediate or advanced players. All sessions include green fees, 3 clinics, and daily prizes plus pizza party at the completion of the last session! Participants must provide own clubs and golf balls. Session 1

Parent participation is required. Session 1

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

MON

7/8,15, 22

10 AM

10 -16

WED

7/10, 17, 24

9 AM

10 -16

Days MON

Dates

Times

6/10 - 7/8 6:15-7 PM

Ages 4-7

( No class July 1st)

Session 2

Session 2 Days

Dates

Times

Ages

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

MON

8/5, 12,19

10 AM

10 -16

MON

7/15- 8/5

6:15-7 PM

4-7

WED

8/7, 14, 21

9 AM

10 -16

Location:

Water’s Edge Golf Course

Instructor:

Charlie Butler, Grosse Ile High School – Head Golf Coach

Fee:

$50 per session

Location:

Water’s Edge Golf Course

Instructor:

Charlie Butler, Grosse Ile High School – Head Golf Coach

Fee:

$150 per session

W Minimum 10 students

W Minimum 10 students

GOLF SPECIALS FOR 2019 Tuesdays after 4 p.m. at Water’s Edge Golf Course: Students (17 and under) and Women golfers play at 1/2 price. Come out and play a relaxing round of golf!

WATER’S EDGE 2-PERSON SCRAMBLE Enjoy competing on Water’s Edge Golf Course in our annual 2-Person Scramble. Prizes for Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive contests.

Date:

Saturday, June 22nd

Time:

Scramble starts at 8:00 a.m.

Fee:

$40 per person; Includes golf, cart, and light lunch on the turn

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Safety Town

Experience Fine Art

(For children entering Kindergarten in Fall '19) Safety Town is an educational program that introduces safety awareness and preventative procedures to preschool children in the setting of a miniature village complete with small-scale buildings, intersections, crosswalks, safety signs and traffic signals. Children learn by doing as well as through guests who visit, show videos, and speak to our children about safety. All activities under the guidance of a trained teacher and volunteer assistants, with frequent visits from police and fire officials. NOTE: Parents are asked to stay for the first fifteen minutes on the first day for a short orientation. Days

Dates

Times

Wks

Ages

M-F

6/17- 6/28

1-3 PM

2

5-6

Location:

Parke Lane Elementary School Cafe

Instructor: Michelle Kirk, School Administrator, Certified Teacher, Degree in Educational Leadership Fee:

$65 per student

W Please bring own snack and bike helmet each day W Minimum 25 students

You will use many different art forms including: painting, drawing, sculpting, working with clay and more. You will learn about techniques, artist and design principles. Days

Dates

Times

Ages

M-TH

7/8- 7/11

1- 3 PM

11-14

Location: Fee:

$80 per student (supplies included)

W Wear old clothes, bring a paint shirt, snack and drink

Pre-School Music Families will learn approximately 20 songs and receive a CD and download code. 45 minute classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrument play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance-oriented musical experiences – developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers – regardless of their musical ability. Session 1 Days

VOLUNTEER!

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor: Donna Hinson, Art Teacher

THURS

Dates

Times

Wks

Ages

6/20-7/18

10:15-11 AM

4

0-5 yrs

( No class July 4th)

Volunteers who are Middle School age or older assist leaders in in this safety program.

Session 2 Days

Dates

Times

Wks

Ages

Please e-mail AnnL@grosseile.com to sign up

THURS

7/25-8/15

10:15-11 AM

4

0-5 yrs

Location:

Discovery Art Camp

Instructor: Lisa Lucka, Music Together Teaching Director

You will try many different art forms in this fine art camp including: painting, drawing, sculpting, working with clay and more! Study the work of famous artist and use some of their methods. You will have fun creating your own art and using your own ideas. Days

Dates

Times

Ages

M-TH

7/8- 7/11

10:30 AM -12:30 PM

6 -10

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor: Donna Hinson, Art Teacher Fee:

$80 per student (supplies included)

W Wear old clothes, bring a paint shirt, snack and drink

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$59 per child; $19 for 2nd sibling; FREE for 3rd sibling; siblings under 9 months are FREE

Pre-School Fit Mix This class includes a combination of gymnastics, yoga, pilates, and strength training through body calisthenics. NOTE: Parent participation required. Days

Dates

Times

Wks

Ages

TUES

6/18 - 7/30

10:15-11 AM

7

3-5

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor: Amanda Teets, Personal Trainer Fee:

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Centennial Farm Activity Room

$70 per student


Walkover Wednesdays

Little Ninjas Karate

Ready to master your walkovers, back handspring or tuck? Join us for a 6-week intensive, but fun tumbling clinic this summer. Leave feeling confident and ready for your next level of gymnastics or cheer!

The Little Ninjas Karate program is an introductory karate class specifically designed for children 4 and 5. It focuses on teaching children 8 important main life skills. Focus, Memory, Teamwork, Discipline, Self-Control, Fitness, Balance and Coordination. All this is achieved through exciting and fun games and activities.

Days WED

Dates

Times

Wks

Ages

6/19- 7/31

5- 6:30 PM

6

5-13

( No class July 3rd)

Location:

NOTE: A responsible adult must remain in attendance.

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor: Tiny Tumblers Gymnastics

Session 5

Fee:

Days

Dates

Times

Ages

THURS

5/9-6/13

6-6:30 PM

4-5

$95 per student; Register by June 1st

Kids Mobile Fitness (Ages 6-8) This class includes a combination of gymnastics, yoga, sports, obstacle course fit games with music and themed classes. Days

Dates

Times

Wks

Ages

MON

6/17- 7/29

5-5:45 PM

7

6-8

MON

6/17- 7/29

5:45-6:30 PM

7

9+

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor: Amanda Teets, Personal Trainer Fee:

$70 per student

W Please bring a water bottle

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$40 per session

Contact:

Call 734-931-0454 with questions or send e-mail to pksagrosseile@gmail.com

W Wear loose fitting clothes W Optional uniforms will be available for purchase W Optional belt testing will be offered - $20 fee

Youth Karate Previous Martial Arts students, regardless of rank or age, should take this class to be assessed and assigned the proper rank in Tang Soo Do. The Youth Karate program offers traditional martial arts training to children ages 6 through 12 and emphasizes self-defense, physical fitness, conflict resolution, team work and anti-kidnapping techniques. Wear loose fitting clothes. NOTE: A responsible adult must remain in attendance. Session 5 Days

Dates

Times

Ages

THURS

5/9-6/13

6:45-7:30 PM

6-12

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$40 per session

Contact:

Call 734-931-0456 with questions or send e-mail to pksagrosseile@gmail.com

W Wear loose fitting clothes W Optional uniforms will be available for purchase

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Grosse Ile Youth Summer Camp (Ages 6-12) Fill your summer with arts and crafts, games, nature, and recreational activities. Youth Summer Camp activities will be held at Centennial Farm (25797 Third St.) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Activities on Tuesdays and Thursdays will be held at Water’s Edge Recreation Complex (25215 West River Rd.). All campers will participate in golf, volleyball, pickelball, tennis, basketball and swimming in the afternoon. Parents will drop off and pick up at this location. If you need a later pick-up time, please contact Director Kim O’Farrell. NOTE: Parent/child orientation will be held on Tuesday, June 4th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. We encourage all parents and children to attend. Days M-F

Dates

Times

Ages

6/17- 8/16

9 AM -5 PM

6-12

( No class July 4th)

Location:

Centennial Farm, 25797 Third St. Water’s Edge Complex, 25215 West River Rd.

Instructor: Danielle West Fee:

Residents: Mon-Fri. . . . . . . . . . . . . . $140 Non-Residents: Mon-Fri. . . . . . . . . . $155 Residents: 3 days per week . . . . . . . $100 Non-Residents: 3 days per week . . . $115

W 3 day a week minimun; 4 days will require full payment. W $30 non-refundable registration fee will be due by May 24 to secure your child’s spot. W Receive 10% off if your register and prepay for all 9 weeks (refunds not permitted). W Weekly registrations: registrations and payment must be made by Wednesday at 5 p.m.

Girls Volleyball Camp The focus will be on volleyball fundamentals. Players will be learning through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, drills and actual game play. Days

Dates

Times

Grades

M-TH

7/8-7/11

8 -10 AM

5th-6th

M-TH

7/8-7/11

10 AM - NOON

7th-8th

Location:

Middle School Gym

Instructor: Coach Sammons, GIHS Fee:

20

$55 per participant

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Girls Basketball Camp Have fun while improving your skills. Learn through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, drills, contests, and actual game situations. Participants will receive personal instruction. Days

Dates

Times

Grades

M-TH

6/17- 6/20

9 -11 AM

3rd-8th

Location:

Middle School Gym

Instructor: Coach Fleming, GIHS Women’s Varsity Coach Fee:

$55 per student

Boys and Girls Soccer Camp The focus of the camp is on kids having fun, soccer fundamentals, and enjoying their experience with the game of soccer. Players will be learning through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, drills, contests and actual play. Days

Dates

Times

Grades

M-TH

6/24- 6/27

9 -11 AM

1st -8th

Location:

Middle School Fields

Instructor: Coach Evans, GIHS Fee:

$55 per student

Boys Basketball Camp Have fun while improving your skills. Learn through a combination of lectures, demonstrations, drills, contests, and actual game situations. Join us for some fun while improving your skills. Days

Dates

Times

Grades

M-TH

6/17- 6/20

5:30 -7:30 PM

3rd-8th

Location:

High School Gym

Instructor: Coach Elhaj, GIHS Men’s Varsity Coach Fee:

$55 per student


Meals on Wheels

Senior Luncheons

Wayne County Office of Nutrition offers home delivered meals.

Come and enjoy time with good friends and food, live entertainment and a chance to win a variety of raffle prizes.

W Call 1-800-851-1454 to apply for this program. W Holiday meals may also be provided by completing the paperwork given to you by our driver.

Van Transportation The Grosse Ile Recreation Department is pleased to provide transportation service for residents who are senior citizens, low income or disabled. This “essential errands” service is for those who do not own a vehicle or are unable to drive due to medical reasons.

Fee:

$5/on island; $6 off island (round trip)

W Transportation is available Monday through Friday 1-5 p.m. W Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, with 2 to 4 days preferable. W For reservations/info call 734-675-2364 or 734-216-4905. W Van service boundaries are East to West Jefferson Ave., West to Allen Rd., North to Northline Rd., and South to Vreeland Rd.

Grosse Ile Senior Citizen Club The club is a social club for men and women ages 55 and up living on Grosse Ile. This club meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month throughout the year. Activities include games, trivia, show and tell, and bingo. Days

Dates

Times

2ND & 4TH TUES

Year-round

11:30 AM

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

W For more info please call 734-675-2364

Downriver Senior Olympics Residents 50 years and older can play!

Stars & Stripes Luncheon Days

Dates

Times

TUES

7/2

12:30 PM

Summer Picnic Luncheon Days

Dates

Times

THURS

8/15

12:30 PM

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

$10 per luncheon

W Advanced tickets only.

FREE! Concerts on the Commons Bring a picnic, chairs and your family and enjoy free concerts!

Location:

Gazebo at corner of Macomb and Meridian

Date:

Sundays, 7-8 pm, June 23 - August 25

W In case of rain, go to St. Thomas Lutheran Church at 9393 Church Rd. W Sponsored by Grosse Ile Alliance for the Arts, the Rosie Meyer Family, and Downtown Development Authority.

Focused K-9 Dog Obedience classes This class will cover basic commands that include sit, stay, down, come, and heel. As class progresses and dog and owner become proficient, more advanced skills will be introduced. This class is sure to offer bonding time between pet owner and exercise for both! Session 1 Days SAT

Dates

Times

Wks

5/25-7/6

11 AM-NOON

6

Downriver Senior Olympic games in Southeast Michigan brings fun and friends together for a week of competition, ending in a Unity Awards banquet.

Session 2

Location:

Southgate, MI

Days

Dates

Times

Wks

Date:

July 22 - July 26, 2019

SAT

7/27- 8/31

11 AM-NOON

6

Fee:

$7 to register, each additional event is $2

W There are a few games that require an additional cost; Golf and Bowling, Paddle & Peddle equipment W Deadline for registration for participation is June 30th.

( No class June 22nd)

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor: Alanna Scott, Owner and Lead Trainer Fee:

$180 per session

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Get into the Flow!

Cross Training

Discover the restorative and physical benefits of YOGA. This zero intimidation yoga series allows you to achieve the strength, balance and stress relief of yoga at your own pace. Modifications will be provided for those poses you can’t quite do just yet. Encouragement to go a little further for more advanced students. This is your practice and will be centered around what feels right for your body.

Blast out of your old routine. Varying your workouts is better for you. By using different muscles groups, you reach a higher level of fitness. Keeping things interesting also helps you stick with it. Monday-Kettlebells, Wednesday-Tabata or trainer’s choice, Friday-Circuit or student’s request. Never the same class twice. All levels welcome and all movements can be modified to your specific needs.

Session 6

(M W F)

Session 5

Days

Dates

Times

TUES

5/21- 6/25 7:15-8:15 PM ( No class 5/28)

Wks

Days

Dates

Times

5

MWF

5/6-6/21 8-9 AM ( No classes 5/27)

Classes 21

Session 7

Location:

Days

Dates

Instructor: Kathy Board, Certified Instructor

TUES

7/9-8/13 7:15-8:15 PM ( No class 8/6)

Location:

Times

Wks 5

Fee:

Centennial Farm Activity Room $108 per session; $10 Drop-in

Cross Training

Centennial Farm Activity Room

(T TH)

Instructor: Dawn Marshall

Session 5

Fee:

Days

Dates

Times

Classes

T TH

5/7- 6/20

7:45-8:30 AM

14

$45 per session

W Recommended but not required: Water bottle, two yoga blocks, a yoga strap and small (throw) blanket

Location:

W Yoga Mat required

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor: Kathy Board, Certified Instructor

Cardio Drumming

Fee:

(For men and women ages 13 and older) Cardio Drumming is a fun energetic workout that combines dance, rhythm and drumming. Great for teens and adults of all ages. Those unable to withstand a standing workout are encouraged to still participate. You will find the upper body movement, cardio conditioning and upbeat tempo to be quite a workout! NOTE: All minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Session 5 Days

Dates

Times

Age

MON

5/6- 6/17

7:45-8:30 PM 13+ ( No class 5/27 )

Days

Dates

Times

Age

MON

6/24-7/29

7:45-8:30 PM ( No class 7/1)

13+

Session 6

$72 per session; $10 Drop-in

Cross Training

(T W TH)

SUMMER Session 1 Days

Dates

Times

Classes

T W TH

7/9- 8/22

8-9 AM

21

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor:

Kathy Board, Certified Instructor

Fee:

$108 per session; $10 Drop-in

Island Walkers

Aerobic walking to music

This is group walking activity in the Centennial Farm Activity Room. Join us for 3-4 miles each weekday. You will learn four basic steps with a warm-up, cool down, and stretches. Music makes this a fun way to get aerobic walking in before your day starts. NOTE: Please come 5 minutes early to register your first day, which is FREE!

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Days

Dates

Times

Fee:

$40 per session

M -F

Year-round

6:45-7:45 AM

Info:

Call 734-931-0456 with questions or send e-mail to pksagrosseile@gmail.com

W All fitness levels are welcome

Location:

Instructors: Chris Mathews, Program Attendant, cmmathewssd@gmail.com Fee:

Special on Cross Training & Senior Fitness! Take both sessions (M/W/F and TU/TH) and save 10%!

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Centennial Farm Activity Room

$1 daily; $5 weekly; $25/8 weeks

W Wear comfortable clothes, walking shoes, and bring water W Dates may be scheduled off and participants will be notified in advance by flyer, e-mail and/or phone call.


Senior Fitness

Fix Mix Bootcamp for Adults

This workout incorporates low impact cardio moves including large muscle strength training using hand weights. Exercise incorporates use of a chair if necessary. NOTE: Multi-level class, beginner to intermediate

Freshen up your workout with a series of workout stations, calisthenics, strength training, static stretching and more (squats, lunges, push ups etc.)! Every exercise can be modified. NOTE: This class is for beginner to advanced students.

Session 5 (M W F) Days

Dates

MWF

5/6- 6/21 9:15-10 AM ( No classes 5/27 )

Location:

(For adults 18 +)

Times

# of classes 21

Days

Dates

THURS

6/20-8/8 7:15-8:15 PM ( No classes 7/4 )

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Times

Wks

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor: Kathy Board, Certified Instructor

Instructor: Amanda Teets, Personal Trainer

Fee:

Fee:

$90 per session; $7 drop-in

Session 5 (TU TH) Days

Dates

Times

T TH

5/7- 6/20

8:45-9:30 AM

Location:

# of classes 14

$85

W Wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Bring water bottle. W All fitness levels are welcome.

Open Table Tennis for Adults (For adults 18 +)

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Instructor: Kathy Board, Certified Instructor

Days

Dates

Times

Fee:

MWF

Through 6/14

3:30-5:30 PM

T TH

Starting 6/17

3:30-5:30 PM

FRI

Starting 6/17

5-7 PM

$60 per session; $7 drop-in

Session 1 (SUMMER) Days

Dates

Times

T W TH

7/9- 8/22

9 :15-10 AM

Location:

# of classes 21

Centennial Farm Activity Room $90 per session; $7 drop-in

Class introduces adults to the low-impact, full body, health and wellness benefits of indoor rowing. Sessions include warmup, instruction and long and short interval workouts. Dates

Times

T TH 6/18-7/30 6 - 7 PM ( No class 7/4; no class 7/16)

Location:

Classes

Centennial Farm Activity Room $120; Limited to 10 students

Zumba Zumba involves dance and aerobic movements performed to energetic music. Incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. Squats and lunges are also included. Session 3 Days

Dates

WED 6/5-7/17 ( No classes 7/3)

Fee:

FREE

(For adults 18 +) Enjoy the popular paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players then use solid paddles made of wood to hit a ball similar to a Wiffle Ball over a net.

12

Instructor: Scott Sitek, GIHS Rowing Coach Fee:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Open Pickleball Play for Adults

Adult Indoor Rowing Class

Days

Location:

W Schedule may vary due to rentals and special activities W Call 734-675-2364 for updates

Instructor: Kathy Board, Certified Instructor Fee:

7

Times 6:30-7:20 PM

INDOORS Days

Dates

Times

T TH

Through 5/23

6:30-8:30 PM

Location:

Meridian Elementary School Gym

Fee:

$3 drop-ins

W Schedule may vary due to events and activities W Call 734-675-2364 for updates OUTDOORS Days

Dates

Times

TUES

Starting 5/28

6:30 - 9 PM

Location:

Water’s Edge Complex (outdoor basketball court) $3 drop-ins

Location:

Centennial Farm Activity Room

Fee:

Instructor:

Katelynn Jacques, Certified Fitness Instructor

Fee:

$45 per session

W Schedule may vary due to events and activities W Call 734-675-2364 for updates

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WATER’S EDGE RECREATION COMPLEX

RENTALS

Rental applications must be submitted 14 days in advance of the rental to secure reservation. (First come, first served.) The pool is available for rentals on Saturday or Sunday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and Monday thru Sunday from 7-9 p.m. (Available rental hours are subject to programming schedule.) W Rentals require one adult for every 10 children W All pool rules are in effect during rentals FACILITY

NUMBER

RESIDENT

Pool Rental

1-50 people 51-150 people

$125 per hour $150 per hour

Basketball Court

$50 per 2 hours

$50 per 2 hours

Volleyball Court

$50 per 2 hours

$50 per 2 hours

FootGolf Parties

$100 per hour / 10 participants (Includes pavilion rental for 1 hour)

Multi-Season Rink

$50 per hour; $25 each additional 1/2 hour

WATER’S EDGE MUNICIPAL MARINA

DOCKING AND STORAGE

Our marina is a conveniently located deep water facility that offers many benefits and services including: W Deep water wells with immediate access to Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair via the Detroit River W Walking distance to Smokies on the River restaurant, Water’s Edge Complex: golf course, driving range, swimming pool, plus sand volleyball and basketball courts

Summer Dockage . . . $43.75/ lineal foot (boat or dock whichever is longer) Transient Dockage . . $5.00 up to 4 hours; $50.00 up to 24 hours (water and electric) Winter Storage . . . . . . $1.65 / Sq. Ft. (Summer patron); $2.00 / Sq. Ft. (Winter store only)

SUMMER SEASON April 1 - September 31 (6 months) WINTER SEASON October 1 - March 31 (6 months)

SPECIAL

2019 Summer Dock holders will receive 10% OFF the following Water’s Edge amenities: W Pool Membership W Option 10 or 20 Golf passes W Unlimited Golf and Pool passes PLEASE NOTE: Discounts are only valid for official dock holder that has contracted at the Water’s Edge Marina. Non-transferable/non-refundable. Identification will be required at the time of purchase.

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MARINA INFO Lift Operator, Gregg Phillips Business hours: M-F 9 a.m.-3p.m. Phone: 513-383-5478

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CENTENNIAL FARM

RECREATION BUILDING ACTIVITY ROOM RENTALS

Rental Fees are for 5 hours (including 1 hour of set-up and 1 hour of clean up); $25 for each additional hour and must be pre-arranged. The security deposit is due at the time of rental and must be in the form of a check or cash. All other rental fees must be paid in full 30 days prior to the rental date. The security deposit is not included as part of the rental fees. W Security Deposit is non-refundable if a cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the event. FACILITY

RESIDENT

NON-RESIDENT

NON-PROFIT GROUPS

Activity Room

$325 rental fee $165 security deposit

$415 rental fee $165 security deposit

$75 (Fri., Sat., Sun.) $25 (Mon. - Thurs.) up to 5 hrs per event *Non-profit groups will be limited to two weekend rentals per year

$550 rental fee $200 security deposit

$660 rental fee $200 security deposit

$550 rental fee $200 security deposit

$660 rental fee $200 security deposit

(150 capacity)

All Day Rental (10 a.m. to Midnight)

Overnight Package (Fri. or Sat. 7 p.m. to 9 a.m.)

PAVILIONS

CENTENNIAL FARM / WATER’S EDGE RECREATION COMPLEX RENTALS

W Security Deposit is non-refundable if a cancellation is made less than 30 days prior to the event. FACILITY

RESIDENT

NON-RESIDENT

Centennial Farm or the Water’s Edge Recreation Complex

$40 rental fee $25 security deposit

$60 rental fee $25 security deposit

(50 capacity)

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CENTENNIAL FARM

25797 Third St. Grosse Ile, MI 48138

734-675-2364

WATER’S EDGE RECREATION COMPLEX

25215 West River Rd. Grosse Ile, MI 48138 734-675-2364 or 734-675-0777

GO TO:

www.GrosseIle.com Discover a wealth of information about Grosse Ile Township and the Rec. Dept. TUNE IN: GI-TV; Comcast - Channel 12; WOW- Channel 10; AT&T- Channel 99 We keep you updated on community events and recreation programs!

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!

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

@ WATER’S EDGE/SMOKIES ON THE WATER

sponsored by

GROSSE ILE REC. DEPT.

Concert times: 7-9

PM

sponsored by

Concert times: 7-10 PM

JUN 20 . . DANIEL HARRISON

JUL 25

Country/Rock - nationally known party band

AUG 1

AND THE $2 HIGHWAY

JUN 27 . . REMINGTON TAYLOR Easy Listening - pop, oldies, jazz, Motown, more

JUL 4 . . . . T.J. MONTE Professional DJs production

JUL 11

. . CRUZIN’ JUPITER Cover Band - hits from the last five decades

JUL 18

. . THE HIGHBALLS Interactive British Invasion - mid 60’s and 70’s favorites and more

SMOKIES ON THE WATER

. . WISTERIA Dance, pop, rock . . . PHOENIX THEORY Dance, pop, rock

AUG 8

. . . TOPPERMOST Beatles tribute music

Concert times: 6:30-9:30 PM

AUG 15 . . CATEGORY 5 Classic and modern rock

AUG 22 . . BACKDRAFT Classic and modern rock

GROSSE ILE REC. DEPT. WATER’S EDGE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES Grosse Ile Recreation is proud to announce the 2019 summer concert series at Water’s Edge. There will be five concerts lined up on Thursday’s starting June 20, 2019 at 7 p.m. Consider a sponsorship for your community group/organization, business, or just a fun night out with friends! Contact Kim O’Farrell at 734-675-2364 / kofarrell@grosseile.com

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:

GOLD

AMT: $500

8' X 10' tent; special seating for 15 during concert; 15 drink tickets AND 4' X 6' banner

SILVER

AMT: $300

8' X 10' tent; special seating for 10 during concert; 10 drink tickets OR 3' X 5' banner

BRONZE

AMT: $100

8' X 10' tent; special seating for 10 during concert Once sponsorship is established it will be first come first served on choice of concert/band. Banners will be placed on the fence near the marina facing West River Rd. for 1 year. Sponsorship includes one concert in the series.


GROSSE ILE TOWNSHIP

GROSSE ILE YOUTH RECREATION P.O. Box 41 Grosse Ile, MI 48138

www.giyrasports.com FOOTBALL Joe Pizzo President joepizzo53@yahoo.com

CHEERLEADING Ryan Christie Cheer Director rchristie@cmactrans.com

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL

Brian Loftus Supervisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 215 Dale L. Reaume Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 236 Timothy O’Donnell Assessor . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 221 Ute O’Connor Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 235 Bryan Friel Office Mgr./Deputy Clerk . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 241 Alaina Farmer Records/Elections . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 234 Ted Van Os Treasurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 223 Annette Wurtsmith Deputy Treasurer . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 232 Clerk and Treasurer’s Office . . . . . . 734-692-9682 ( DIRECT FAX ) Ann Darzniek Finance Director . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 224 Lorinda S. Beneteau DPS Director . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 228 Permits Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 226 Zoning and Code Enforcement . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 240 Ted Fournier Communication Manager . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 238 Julie Cortis Animal Control Officer . . . . . . . . acocortis@hotmail.com

RECREATION DEPARTMENT 25215 East River Rd. | grosseilerecreation.com

Kim O’Farrell Recreation Director kofarrell@grosseile.com OFFICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-2364 PRO-SHOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-0777 FAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-692-9691

Melissa Boehing President baseball@giyrasports.com

GROSSE ILE MUNICIPAL AIRPORT

BASKETBALL

Michael Duker Airport Manager mduker@grosseileairport.com

Bridgette Botten President bridgette.botten@gmail.com

PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-0155 FAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-675-0932

WRESTLING

9601 Groh Rd. | grosseileairport.com

GROSSE ILE ANIMAL SHELTER

Jeni Vesperman jenivesperman@gmail.com

25799 Third St. | grosseile.com PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-469-7145 FAX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 743-469-7140

GROSSE ILE SOCCER

GROSSE ILE POLICE DEPARTMENT

P.O. Box 23 Grosse Ile, MI 48138

Mark Warnick Chief of Police

www.chaossoccer.net Becky Arndt President dewey524@gmail.com Stephanie LeMoine Secretary steph1328@gmail.com

GROSSE ILE HOCKEY www.grosseilehockey.com

24525 Meridian Rd. | grosseile.com DISPATCH DESK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-7100

GROSSE ILE FIRE DEPARTMENT 24525 Meridian Rd. | grosseile.com

Duncan F. Murdock Fire Chief NON-EMERGENCY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-7157

GROSSE ILE DDA 9601 Groh Rd. | facebook.com/macombstreet

Angela Sukockas DDA Director angelas@grosseile.com PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 734-676-4422 Ext. 253


– DPS –

PET WASTE Healthy practices for you, your pet and the community. Contributed by ALLIANCE OF DOWNRIVER WATERSHEDS

TIPS

EASY STEPS TO PROTECT OUR WATER Over three million people depend on our lakes and streams for their drinking water. Here are several simple steps you can take in your home and yard to protect our lakes and streams. Contributed by SEMCOG

TIPS DID YOU KNOW that over three million people depend on our lakes and streams for their drinking water? And that in Southeast Michigan there are over 300,000 registered boaters and 3.5 million people visit a local park each year? With this many people depending on our lakes and streams for drinking water and recreation, we need to be careful how we treat our water. You might not be able to see the stream or lake from your house, but it’s there! It might be a small stream or ditch or even a storm drain in the street. All of these lead directly to our lakes and streams. So, what we do at home affects our water! Here are seven simple steps you can take in your home and yard to protect our lakes and streams. Help keep pollution out of storm drains.   Storm drains lead directly to our lakes and streams. So, never dump oil, pet waste, leaves, dirty water, or anything down a storm drain. Remember, only rain in the drain. Fertilize caringly and sparingly. Excess fertilizer that gets into storm drains pollutes our lakes by causing large algae blooms and using up oxygen fish need to survive. Sweep excess fertilizer back onto your lawn, use a low or no phosphorus fertilizer, and have your soil tested to see what, if any, fertilizer is needed.

Carefully store and dispose of household cleaners, chemicals, and oil.  Instead of putting hazardous products like antifreeze, motor oil, and pesticides in the trash, down the storm drain, or on the ground, take them to a local hazardous waste collection day. Clean up after your pet.   Whether on a walk or in your yard, promptly clean up after your pet. Not only will be you a good neighbor, you will also protect our water from harmful bacteria. Practice good car care.   Consider taking your car to a car wash or washing your car on the grass. Choose earth friendly landscaping. Protect your pets, kids, and the environment by using pesticides sparingly. Also, water your lawn only when it needs it and choose plants native to Michigan. Save water. Over watering our lawns can easily carry pollution to the storm drains and to our lakes and streams. Consider using a broom instead of a hose to clean sidewalks and driveways. Direct hoses and sprinklers on the lawn, not the driveway. This will help save our lakes and streams and save you money.

For more easy steps on protecting our lakes and streams, visit semcog.org Remember, our water is our future – and it’s ours to protect!

SCOOP IT. BAG IT. PITCH IT IN THE TRASH.

PET MEDICATIONS & SHARPS.

Is it important to scoop poop?   Picking up pet waste and disposing of it in the trash keeps our sidewalks clean and our neighbors happy. But it also protects water quality, keeping our water resources safe for drinking and swimming. Why is poop a problem? There are currently 72.8 million dogs in the United States – their waste is not suitable for compost or fertilizer. It can carry diseases and bacteria, which are unsafe for humans. When it rains, bacteria from pet waste left on the ground can wash directly into storm drains and drainage ditches and eventually into our waterways… unfiltered and untreated.

Research shows that sewer systems do not remove remove flushed medicines completely. Improperly discarded sharps can end up in places where they are a danger. Don’t put medications down the toilet or sink.   Safely dispose of unwanted pet medications through drug take-back programs offered by pharmacies and police departments. Safely dispose of sharps.   Place sharp items in a hard plastic or metal container with a screw-on or tightly secured lid and taking them to a household hazardous waste collection event or drop off location in your county.

The ADW and its 24 member communities are partnering with over 150 local veterinarians, pet supply retailers and service providers to protect water quality by promoting the importance of proper pet waste disposal. For “H2O Heroes Scoop Poop” campaign information, please contact Pam Labadie, campaign coordinator at 734-769-5123 ext. 602 or plabadie@hrwc.org

STORM DRAINS , It s important to monitor and clean storm drains. Contributed by GROSSE ILE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES

NEWS THE STORM DRAINS (sometimes referred to as catch basins) that you see on county roads allow rain water to drain from the roads. They are particularly important during storms when the high volume of water falling on roads would otherwise cause flooding. Storm drains have grids to prevent large objects from falling into the storm sewer system. It’s important to monitor and clean storm drains to prevent road flooding, property damage and hazards to the public while driving. You can help by using a rake to clear leaves, limbs and debris from the catch basin. Place leaves and twigs in a paper

bag for recycling. Do not attempt to remove the grate, only the debris on top of the grate. When the forecast calls for heavy rainfall or snow and ice, remove debris from the catch basin before a storm. After a storm, maintain the openings to catch basins by clearing away any snow or ice. Create a 10 to 12-inch path along the curb or edge of the road for melting snow and ice to drain to the catch basin. So, if you have a storm drain in your neighborhood, please inspect it regularly and remove the debris to help keep our roads safe and storm drains clear and clean.

If you find a catch basin filled with debris below the grate or you have trouble removing the debris on the grate – please contact the Grosse Ile DPS at 734-676-4422 ext. 228 or 734-676-5959.


RIDE LIKE A CHAMPION Luton Riding Academy and Grosse Ile Equestrian Club are offering: Riding lessons, horse training, clinics, boarding, guided trail rides, pony parties and day camps. From beginner to national champ. W Please visit lutonperformancehorses.com or call 734-552-1592 for info

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Ride each day of camp, plus learn equine care, grooming, games, crafts plus pizza party. Days Dates

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8/5-8/7

9 AM -1 PM

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9 AM -1 PM

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Location:

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Instructor: Luton Riding Academy and Grosse Ile Equestrian Club

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Landscape practices can affect the environment, especially streams and rivers. Contributed by GROSSE ILE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SERVICES

FA C T S HOMEOWNERS TEND TO use an over-abundance of fertilizers and pesticides on their lawn. It is estimated that some homeowners use ten times more pesticides per acre than farmers. The excess chemicals can run off the property into storm drains,

which in turn will affect nearby creeks and streams. It is important to choose a fertilizer that contains the right amount of nitrogen and potassium, as phosphorus is a major pollutant within the Rouge River Watershed.

TIPS TO PROTECT WATER quality, it is recommended that you choose a slow-release fertilizer that contains no phosphorus. Also, spring applications can actually harm lawns by promoting more blade growth than root growth, making the lawn more susceptible to drought.

Apply the fertilizers in the fall to promote deep, healthy root systems and to minimize weed and disease problems. Using the correct ingredients and the right timing, our community can have healthy lawns while still protecting our water quality!

Please contact the Grosse Ile DPS at 734-676-4422 ext. 228 or 734-6765959 for further information.

BICYCLING SKILLS PROGRAM This class is designed to teach cyclists the skills AND SAFETY needed to ride independently on Grosse Ile Paths and roads, and how to travel to island destinations such as the Macomb Street Business District, Water’s Edge Pool and Golf Course, Centennial Farm, Grosse Ile Schools, or a friend’s house. It is especially geared towards casual and occasional bicyclists of all ages who want to feel safe biking around the island. Days Dates

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5/9, 16, 23

Location:

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$20 per person

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• Community Partners • Rotary Club of Grosse Ile is a service organization that joins leaders, exchanges ideas, and takes action. GROSSEILEROTARY.ORG

Educational programs for families, friends, and community members.

Striving to enhance the understanding of our Island’s past and its connection to the present.

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TAKE IT OUTSIDE - NATURE & WILDLIFE PHOTO CONTEST Open to all high school students. Enter photos captured locally that inspire appreciation and stewardship of our environment. Categories: Creatures, Critter and Crawly Things; Amazing Moments; and Patterns & Textures. Enter at ginlc.org. Click on “Photo Contest” for entry form. Entry deadline is Thursday, May 9.

FROG SURVEY May 10th • 8:30 pm

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GHOST HUNT May 18th • 5:30 am and 8:00 pm The Grosse Ile Historical Society is partnering with the Paranormal Seekers Society of Michigan to present this adult Ghost Hunt. $25 ticket price donation includes investigation of the GIHS’s buildings and assist in preserving Grosse Ile history. Participants must be 18 years or older (with valid photo identification). A light snack will be provided. 1873 Custom House & 1904 Railroad Depot

MIGRANTS ON THE MOVE May 19th • 10 am

KID’S EXPLORATION: WONDERFUL WETLANDS

May 4th • 9 am -1 pm Protect your personal information and destroy your private/confidential documents at our free paper shredding event. Location: Perdino’s – 8575 Macomb St.

MEET ‘N’ GREET May 16th • 6:30 pm If you are a person of action that wants to work together to improve our community, end polio, clean the environment, and accomplish many extraordinary things every single day, then come check us out! Location: Perdino’s – 8575 Macomb St.

17TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING June 17th • 8:30 am

A fun filled frog themed night and learn about the species that live in our area! During the frog survey we’ll cover frog ID, calls and discover why participating in citizen science projects is important to the scientific community. Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge – Gibraltar Bay Unit – 28820 East River Rd.

Walk through the GBU as we discover the birds that call Southeast Michigan home during the spring and summer! We’ll learn the benefits of this long flight north and their importance in the natural world. Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge – Gibraltar Bay Unit – 28820 East River Rd.

FREE SHRED EVENT

Located at the Grosse Ile Centennial Farm, the 2019 HerbFest is a great place to meet fellow plant hobbyists. FACEBOOK: GROSSEILEHERBSOC

June 9th • 1 pm

HERBFEST 2019

Explore the GBU to discover what makes wetlands so great! We’ll learn about the different plants and animals that live in the area and their importance for humans as well! Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge – Gibraltar Bay Unit – 28820 East River Rd.

This special event, hosted by the Grosse Ile Herb Society features a giant herb plant sale; perennials, fresh bake goods, herbal spices, and condiments; children’s garden activities. Centennial Farm – 25797 Third St.

May 18th • 9 -2 pm

The Grosse Ile Rotary Club of Grosse Ile will host its annual golf outing at the West Shore Golf & Country Club on Monday, June 17th. Registration and Continental Breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. There will be bonus ‘on course games’ to add to the day’s enjoyment! Price is $125 per golfer. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund charitable organizations that the Grosse Ile Rotary supports. Please contact Joyce Reedy at 734-775-5505 or joycereedy@hotmail.com to register.

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR May 23rd • 6 pm Grosse Ile Rotary Club announcement and celebration of their Citizen of the Year will be held at the Grosse Ile Yacht Club on May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. This honor is awarded to a citizen that exemplifies the Rotary ideals of Service Above Self and the Rotary 4-Way Test: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? Please contact the Grosse Ile Yacht Club General Manager at 734-676-0211 to RSVP.

For sponsorship info see page 13 and contact the Grosse Ile Rec. Dept. at 734-675-2364 or kofarrell@grosseile.com


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Fireworks Saturday Carnival Vendors / Crafters Petting Zoo

Foam Party Helicopter Rides Beer / Spirits Classic Car Show

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Grosse Ile We would like you to join the 1.2 million of us! We are a service organization that joins leaders, exchanges ideas, and takes action. If you are a person of action that wants to work together to improve our communities, end polio, clean the environment, and accomplish many extraordinary things every single day, then come check us out!

DATE/TIME Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 6:30 p.m. LOCATION Perdino’s of Grosse Ile SPECIAL!

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Studio G Performing Arts Center Presents

July 8-12, 2019 Come Learn a New Dance Style Each Day Monday: Elsa Ballet Tuesday: Tinkerbelle Tap Wednesday: Ariel Jazz Thursday: Moana Hula Friday: Cinderella Review

All Students Enjoy a Snack and Special Prize Each Day!!! Ages 3-4 10:00AM - 11:00AM $ 60.00

Ages 5-8 11:30AM - 1:00PM $75.00

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Story Times SEPT - APRIL TODDLER (Ages 0-3 / with parent/caregiver): Join us for Toddler story time, scheduled Wednesdays at 10 a.m., September - mid-December; mid-January April. Registration is NOT required. PRE-SCHOOL (Ages 3-5 / parent must remain in library during the program): Join us for Pre-school story time, Wednesdays at 11 a.m., September - mid-December; mid-January - April. Registration required at Library. FAMILY PAJAMA (All Ages / parent must remain in library during the program): Join us this Family evening story time while wearing your PJ’s. Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., September - mid-December; mid-January - April. Registration is NOT required.

Friends of the Library Looking to participate in your community in a meaningful way? Consider joining the Friends of the Trenton Veterans Memorial Library. Check our Events Calendar for the next Friends meeting (usually the 3rd Wednesday, every other month) at 7:00 p.m.

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NEWS and Views

Out& about 2019

Islandfest We spoke to Chairman of the Grosse Ile Festival Commission, Chad Novak, who shares details about the upcoming 2019 Islandfest. EDIT SUNDRA HILLSINGER  •  PHOTOS JANE FIJAL

The 2019 Islandfest will be held on May 31st through June 2nd. For additional information on the event, and band schedule, please visit grosseileislandfest.com

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Q: What is Islandfest? A: It’s a three-day celebration to showcase our beautiful island community and all that we have to offer. What started as the Azalea Festival in 1984 at Westcroft Gardens, moved to the Grosse Ile Municipal Airport on the south end of the island in the year 2002. Now, it’s become a huge three-day event with over 20,000 visitors. Q: Is it open to more than Grosse Ile residents? A: Absolutely, it’s become one of the biggest and most attended festivals in the Southeast Michigan area. We get people from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and all over Michigan. The Grosse Ile Soccer Association (GISA) is in its

fifth year and that brings in thousands of people. GISA also has players that come from the tri-state area who attend the festival. Q: Do you see growth in Grosse Ile businesses? A: We get many nonprofit organizations who come and set up their booth at the festival, which is one of their biggest fundraisers. One annual favorite is the TAILS auction. It also benefits the local restaurants that aren’t at the festival, and the community as a whole. Our marinas and yacht clubs are all filled to capacity with people coming down to hop off and call one of our car companies to get over to the festival. It benefits everybody in the community. Q: What is the cost to get in? A: It’s free. There is no cost to get into the event and parking is free. There is a cost for the carnival rides and helicopter rides. A: What other attractions will be there? We have helicopter rides and 18 carnival rides. We also have a petting zoo, fireworks on Saturday night, a foam party on both Friday and Saturday night, all of which are free. Q: How is it able to be free? A: We’re a small commission doing big things. All of the funds for this event are brought in from private donors, sponsorships, and vendors/crafters. A list of sponsors can be found on our website. Q: Are there any changes from 2018? A: The petting zoo is new this year, we extended the foam party to two nights, and moved the fireworks to Saturday night. We’re also getting a new carnival ride geared towards teens and adults to add to the wonderful lineup. So we're adding new things, but keeping the classic favorites. Q: What about the band lineup? A: Friday Night we have Atomic Radio, Saturday we have The DR5 opening for Wisteria, and Sundays bands are to be announced. Q: Where can people find more information? A: Our website is grosseileislandfest.com, and it’s updated weekly. They can also follow us on Facebook. Our recreation number is 734-6752364 for any information they can’t find on the site. Q: Any other information? A: We need volunteers because we start cleaning up the hanger the day after Memorial Day, and we need people all the way through June 2nd. Our site even has a breakdown of the times we need people for and what kind of job it is.

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WE KAYAK - 7TH SEASON Tuesdays • 6:00 pm

WE Kayak is the ONLY organized weekly paddle available to the general public. Water’s Edge Marina – 25215 West River Rd.

FIRST LAUNCH

May 28th • 6:00 - 8:00 pm

“STINKY CAT (MENKA THE SPYHNX) TRYING TO INVADE MY SPACE” AND NEW BOATING PAL TOO!

WE Kayak is the ONLY organized weekly paddle available to the general public - available each Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Water’s Edge Marina – 25215 West River Rd.

Summer will soon be in full swing! MY MILKSHAKE BRINGS all the boys to my yard, darn right its better than yours. Amor, Amor, spring and love is in the air. These dog gone good looking fellas are a few of my buddies, Mr. Chubzz Mazzola is actually a dweller in a the city of Detroit but comes and visits his grandparents on the island, Ms. Audrey and Mr. Larry. My big black lab buddy, Zeek Milkins visits almost daily. His mom Ms. Diane and Mr. Bruce are awesome neighbors. Mr. Bruce always has a milk cookie in his pocket and sometimes this metal can that says, “Beer”. I loooooove when the sunshine is streaming through the windows even when stinky cat (Menka the Spyhnx) is trying to invade my space, doesn’t that silly feline know that she will get sun burn with all her nakedness… Well my first pup cup at the Island Tasty Freeze was a wonderful experience; their outdoor patio is very pooch friendly. But a fashionable collar and a matching leash are highly recommended especially for our frisky friends. Obviously whoever has the most epic bandanna accessory wins. Accessories of any kind, if needed, can be purchased along with cotton candy, a carnival ride, grrrrreat music and fireworks at Island Fest, May 31, June 1,2, 2019. My daddy “C” has been endlessly putting in long

hours since last year’s festival, along with his awesome commissioners and Director Mzz. Kim. Visit grosseileislandfest.com for all the dogtails, oops, I mean details. Summer will soon be in full swing, so please keep us pups in check when boating. While most of us “not me I sink like a rock”, enjoy being with our water loving families, we need to always pay attention. Currents can be swift and water’s deep and we all just want to have a wonderful season. Don’t forget to show a little pride in the month of June for me and my dad’s. So may all of you have an amazing summer and if you see me out and about at the Thursday night summer concerts at Water’s Edge or on Macomb street enjoying a stroll, even over at Centennial Farm at the dog park, sampling the seasonal scents or hanging my drooling head out the car window. Say hello with a big paw up! As the visions of sugar plums fade into the distance, we look forward to the spring crocus and daffodils to start popping through the ground.

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Your Health

Life is a movement journey, here’s how physical therapy can help – VELI SIPILA PT, OMT, FAAOMPT ORTHOSPORT PHYSICAL THERAPY

Now that spring has arrived, temperatures are starting to rise in many parts of the country. And that means the transition from heating our homes to cooling our homes is right around the corner. No matter what method you use to cool your home during the warm spring and summer months (central air conditioning, window units, or fans and dehumidifiers), each spring you cross your fingers that your approach still works. If not, you might be calling an expert for a tune-up, or in extreme circumstances, you might need a complete overhaul. Just like an AC system that has probably been dormant for many months of the year, a body that hasn’t been physically engaged on a regular basis may have trouble getting started again. And yet, this time of year, the warm temps draw many people to city and suburban streets, tracks and trails, ready to take that first run of the season. A good percentage of these spring runners haven’t kept up their strides throughout the winter. It should come as no surprise that a 4-mile run for a previously inactive person is going to stir up a few aches and pains. Especially as we age, our ability to move undergoes changes. But whether we’re talking about a college student or a retiree, returning to an activity without proper planning is a recipe for disaster. That’s where physical therapy comes in. Physical therapists are trained to treat injuries and ease pain, but they can also help their paContinued on page 40


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tients prevent injuries and safely prepare to participate in new activities. Think of physical therapists as “movement consultants” who can ensure that your body is physically ready to tackle a new challenge–or resume a favorite leisure activity. Here’s another example to illustrate what we’re talking about: Let’s say that you play in an adult soccer league and you’re preparing to play in your first game of the season in a few weeks. You probably hung up your cleats when the last season ended months ago, but expect to pick up just where you left off. But it’s simply too much to ask for your 2019 debut on the field to be on the same level as the last game of the previous season, when you likely had reached peak performance. This is a good time for your PT to step in and help you shake off the rust. The rehab professional can customize an exercise plan to help you slowly return to sport and avoid an injury that could sideline you for the whole season. Or like cleaning the filters before firing up your air conditioner for the first time this year, the rehab expert can help to ensure that your body is prepared to return to its former activity level following a hiatus.

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After moving to the United States 27 years ago, Physical Therapists Veli Sipila and his wife “S.P.” have put their expertise into practice. Based in Canton, OrthoSport Physical Therapy opened in 2005, attracting clients from various walks of life. Their success allowed them to open a second location in Grosse Ile in 2015. In addition to manual therapy and exercise training, the clinic employs Integrative dry needling to treat injuries related to spine, joints, nerves and ligaments. Whether you’re an injured athlete, suffering from neck and back problems, or looking to strengthen your athletic performance, the staff at OrthoSport Physical Therapy can help. With their specialization of manual therapy, stressing the importance of one-on-one care, and dry needling, you’ll be sure to get a comprehensive approach to treating the whole person. orthosportonline.com


WOA: JANE FIJAL RIGHT: JANE FIJAL ON BIKE EXCURSION. BELOW (L TO R): THREE GENERATIONS OF AMAZING WOMEN - JANE’S MOTHER, GAIL ALBIN; JANE; AND JANE’S DAUGHTER, CHRISTINA.

Woman of Achievement: Jane Fijal

JANE WITH HER HUSBAND RICHARD

JANE FIJAL IS a busy woman. With such a full plate, you might be surprised to learn that Jane is also profoundly deaf. Jane’s education growing up was a mixture of mainstream schooling and dedicated practice with her mother, Gail Albin. When Jane was seven, her father’s job transferred him to Australia and the entire family moved with him.

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Even now, Jane enjoys traveling and has visited all 50 states as well as many places across the world. After Jane’s family moved back to Michigan, she attended Central Michigan, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in therapeutic recreation, then a master’s degree in health services administration. She went on to work with the Methodist Children's Home Society, leaving there to work at the Wyandotte Hospital. It wasn’t until after entering the workforce that Jane met the man she would marry. “He walked into the room, and I did a double take,” she says. “There was something I couldn’t put my finger on.” They hit it off and have now been married 27 years. Mr. Fijal is also deaf. For folks that don’t know anyone who is deaf, Jane says, “Don’t be afraid of us. There are different types of deaf people. If they are oral, look at them while they are talking. Offer to write notes or use text on your phone. Body gestures are also helpful.” To Jane, being deaf is a different ability, not a disability. “This person can do anything but hear, but they can do anything.”

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UPDATE Today, Jane wears many hats. She’s a mother to a 16-year-old, lead photographer for the Grosse Ile Profile, Vice President and General Manager for GILIFT, Commissioner for BPAC (where she helps organize and participates in activities such as Glow Roll), Vice President for the Deaf Arts Festival, and she volunteers at the Grosse Ile animal shelter. These responsibilities are more than just a way to keep boredom at bay. Jane says, “I lead such a good life, so volunteering is my way to give back.” ONLINE Please visit us at grosseilemag.com to read more about Jane.


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