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Welcome to Trenton! A Publication of The Trenton Trib

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Community offers a wide range of things to see and do


he end of the War of 1812 and the signing of the peace treaty signaled the development of the settlements along the southern Detroit River, including the present-day Trenton, a 7.25square-mile city with a population of 18,138 people. Trenton’s founder was Major Abram Caleb Truax. After the War of 1812, Major Truax decided to stay in this area. Truax acquired a large tract of land, the highest ground along the Detroit River, and upon which he erected a saw mill, church and store. It was first laid out to be Truax in 1834, and was then called Truaxton, and later Truago. In 1850, a new plat was recorded under the name of Trenton. It was again incorporated in February of 1855. There were new ventures, and the first dock was built in 1834, by Giles Slocum. Slocum would later marry Major Truax's daughter, Sophia. Together, they would make their home on Slocum's Island. It is this island that would later become Elizabeth Park. With the building of the dock, steamboats would make Trenton a regular stop. Business flourished and new settlers arrived. The population steadily increased until, in 1922, approximately 4,000 citizens resided in Trenton. The post-war boom drove the city’s population up to a peak of nearly 25,000 by the early 1970s. Trenton has many amenities that could be of interest to both visitors and prospective new residents. Along with numerous outdoor recreational offerings, Trenton also has many dining and entertainment options. Some of our “must see” facilities available for group and visitor activities include The Trenton Cultural Center, The Trenton Veterans Memorial Library, The Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge, Elizabeth Park and Marina, Kennedy Recreation Center and Aquatic Center, and a second boat launch facility at Rotary Park. The community has various festivals and events throughout the year, including the annual Trenton Summer Festival the last weekend of June, held in the “downtown” area on West Jefferson, an annual Fireworks celebration on July 4, the PNC Roar on the River power boat races the third week in July, Country Fest on the River the last weekend in July, and Jazz on the River the first weekend in August. Activities are scheduled throughout the summer especially for children, so make sure to check the city’s website,, for concerts and outdoor movie showings, at the Cultural Center.

In the fall guests can stroll back in time at the annual Somewhere in Time and Taste of Trenton at Elizabeth Park, held the third Sunday in September. On Good Friday before Easter guests can enjoy the Great marshmallow drop at Elizabeth Park. The city holds three annual parades including a Memorial Day, Christmas and High School Homecoming parades. A stroll through the Cultural Center, located at the corner of West and Edsel roads, can be a delight at many points throughout the year. Each season brings with it a variety of great traditions, including a seasonal community garden, perennial plant exchange, children’s cooking classes, movement and dance, art and craft classes, concerts and movies. The holiday season is especially festive at the Cultural Center, where visitors have access to holiday teas, shopping in the craft barn, theme parties in the historic Emily Frank homestead, and visits with Santa. Even his reindeer are known to stop by this time of year. Make sure to check out the Trenton Veterans Memorial Municipal Library —

A cool splash in the Kennedy Pool is a leading summer attraction, as is the four-decade Trenton Summer Festival tradition. The fall features one of the state’s largest band invitationals at Trenton High School. The Fourth of July fireworks draw a huge crowd from throughout the region.

File photos located right across from the Kennedy while you are here. Along with plenty of activities, visitors can rent a favorite

movie or book while in town with a valid library card. The Kennedy Recreation Center is the home to the aquatic center, a 13,000square-foot, state-of-the-art outdoor swimming facility that offers many attractions to keep visitors occupied! A concession stand, lounge chairs and large shade umbrellas add to the fun. The City of Trenton has recently partnered with Oakwood Southshore Hospital to further a healthy community initiative. This partnership was the result of a Community Health Needs Assessment that was recently completed by Oakwood Healthcare. These goals include: Promoting an Active Community through Health and Wellness Opportunities, Developing and Cultivating Partnerships and Fostering Human Development by Expanding Diversified Recreation Opportunities. Details will be available on the City webSee Page 7


PRC Roar on the River, July 18-20, Elizabeth Park File photos

JANUARY Jan. 2-4 — AAU Mite Hockey Jamboree at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road. Jan. 16-19 — Martin Luther King Hockey Tournament at Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road. Jan. 30 — The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber newest event, the “Business-to-Business Expo,” will run from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Crystal Gardens and feature keynote speaker Josh Linkner during lunch. Luncheon tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door, if available. The luncheon also is included in the cost of vendor booths, sponsorships and the $45 full-conference admission. Crystal Gardens is located at 16703 Fort St., Southgate; to register for the event or for more information, visit or call (734) 284-6000. Jan. 30 — The Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber’s new Business-to-Business Expo will conclude with the “Best of Downriver Black Tie,” to be held from 6-9 p.m. at Crystal Gardens, 16703 Fort St., Southgate. The event will feature cocktails and culinary masterpieces from more than 25 of the area’s finest chefs. Official afterglow from 9 p.m. to midnight includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar; $65 a person members, $75 a person non-members. Jan. 30- Feb. 1 — Victory Honda/Belle Tire Hockey Tournament at the Kennedy Recreation Center 3101 West Road. FEBRUARY Feb. 6-8 — High Performance Mite Minor through Midget Major Playoffs at Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road. Feb. 12-14 — Michigan Interscholastic Hockey League Hockey Showcase at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road. Feb. 6-8 — Motown Winter Blast, in Downtown Detroit at Campus Martius Park; visit website:; big snow slide, public ice skating, music, Taste of Detroit, warm comfort zones, more. Feb. 14-22 — 57th Annual Detroit Boat Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit; known as the premier annual boat show in Michigan; for info visit . Feb. 21 — The eighth annual Trenton Rotary Winter Beach Blast, 6-12 p.m., Crystal Gardens in Southgate A beach-themed fundraiser that includes tropical drinks, dancing and a huge selection of auction items, games and more; $45 ticket includes dinner and open premium bar. All proceeds benefit Rotary charitable activities; visit for more MARCH March 6-8 — Little Caesar Hockey Playoffs at the Kennedy Recreation Center 3101 West Road. March 6-8 — 63rd Annual Detroit AutoRama, Cobo Center in downtown Detroit; annual vehicle show featuring hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles. Event features celebrity appearances, annual Toy-ARama, Miss Autorama Pinup Girl Contest, live entertainment, Pedal Car Challenge, charity auction and more; visit March 13-18 — Woodhaven FIRST Robotics District Competition, 2015 Season, Woodhaven High School, 24787 Van Horn Road, Brownstown; details at http:// March 15 — 57th Detroit St. Patrick's Parade in Detroit; held on Michigan Avenue, a little west of downtown; visit March 26-28 — Jamboree on Ice, an annual skate show at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road. A great variety of skating and dancing on ice; call (734) 675-7300 for more information. APRIL April 11 — Michigan Walleye Council Fishing tournament at Elizabeth Park Marina, Trenton.

Christmas Parade, Dec. 5, West Jefferson

MIHL Hockey Showcase, Feb. 12-14, Kennedy April 18 — West Michigan Walleye Club fishing tournament at Elizabeth Park Marina, Trenton. April 24-25 — Cabella National Walleye Fishing Tournament at Elizabeth Park Trenton Marina. April 29-30 — Trenton Firefighter Charity Hockey Tournament at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road.

Collection Showplace in Novi; Michigan's No. 1 comic event; more than 1 million comics and collectables for sale and trade; comic books, writers, artists, anime, gaming, special guests and more; visit and May 29-31 — Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Belle Isle; features the cars of the Verizon Indy Car Series, the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship, the Pirelli World Challenge Series and the trucks of the SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Truck Series. The weekend collectively is referred to as the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix and it will feature the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans Indy Car doubleheader; tickets, schedule, comSee Page 7

MAY May 8-9 — Spring Fling in Wyandotte; Yack Arena, 3131 Third St.; live entertainment, rides, Vegas night, crafts, games, food, raffles, bungee, more; visit May 8-10 — Belle Tire Hockey end of school Classic at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road. May 15-17 — Motor City Comic Con at Suburban


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Lodging Best Western Greenfield Inn 3000 Enterprise Dr., Allen Park, MI 48101 (313) 271-1600 Bishop Bed & Breakfast 2709 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI 48192 (734) 284-7309 Comfort Suites Southgate 18950 Northline, Southgate, MI 48195 (734) 287-9200 Grosse Ile Pilot House 9645 Groh, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 (734) 395-5195 Hampton Inn Southgate 13555 Prechter, Southgate, MI 48195 (734) 574-4000 Holiday Inn Express Woodhaven 21500 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 362-0933 Holiday Inn Southgate 17201 Northline, Southgate, MI 48195 (734) 283-4400 Sleep Inn Gibraltar 29101 Commerce Dr., Flat Rock, MI 48134 (734) 782-9898

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(734) 692-1730 George’s Family Restaurant 1721 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-8680 Happy’s Pizza 3300 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 362-0000 Hawaiian Island Restaurant 3102 Van Horn, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-8980 Herb Garden Café 1943 King Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 775-7345 Jerzey’s Sports Bar and Grill 2385 Fort Street, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-2300 Jet’s Pizza 2301 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 671-5387

Little Caesar’s Pizza 2340 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 362-1900 McDonald’s 3355 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-2940 McDonald’s 1581 Van Horn Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 692-8032 Mom’s Family Restaurant 2691 Fort Street, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 671-7667

Bishop’s Cottage Café 7573 Macomb, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 (734) 671-9191

Mr. Nick’s 1926 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 671-0990

Hungry Howies Pizza 8535 Macomb, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 (734) 675-5800

Ramsey’s Coney Island 2747 W. Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-5772

Kathy’s Café 9105 Macomb, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 (734) 671-5900

Round House BBQ 2760 W. Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 671-6100

Lloyd’s Bar and Grill 8961 Macomb, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 (734) 675-3117

Savannah’s Restaurant 2156 W. Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 692-5888

Perdino’s 8875 Macomb, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 (734) 676-8100

Shong Hey Restaurant 2480 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-0686

Sharkey’s Riverfront 25555 West River Rd, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 (734) 362-0042

Sibley Gardens 916 W. Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 285-1707

Vitale’s Restaurant & Pizzeria 8905 Macomb, Grosse Ile, MI 48138 (734) 675-7888

Subway 3060 Van Horn, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 692-3339

Boston Market 3555 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 692-8300 Buster’s Place 5784 W. Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-4292 Café West 2775 W. Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-2233 Classics Tavern/10 Pins of Trenton 2591 Fort Street, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-2695 Del’s Pizzeria & Restaurant 2833 W. Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-2155 Elliott’s Bakery 2636 W. Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-1940 Fratello’s Restaurant 4501 Fort Street, Trenton, MI 48183

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Bob Evans 23100 Allen Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 671-5488

Casa Del Vino King Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 692-3564

Buffalo Wild Wings 20990 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 676-9464

The Framery & Gallery 2621 W Jefferson Ave., Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 671-0130

Firehouse Subs 19265 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 671-2100

The Lighthouse of Trenton (lighting) 1595 West Rd Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-7922

Habachi Buffet 19103 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 671-8899

The Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center stages several shows at Trenton Village Theatre throughout the year.

IHop 21055 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 675-4982

Churches, cont. Entertainment

Jersey Giant Sub Shop 23112 Allen Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 362-0575

Southpointe Community Christian Church 5699 Fort Street, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-7575

Jimmy Johns 22211 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 675-6000

St. Joseph Catholic Church 2565 3rd Street, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-3082

Olgas 23404 Allen Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 675-0500

St. Paul Luthern Church 2550 Edsel, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-1565

Panera 23061 Allen Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 675-3500

St. Philip Lutheran Church 1790 Fort St. (734) 676-7141

Pizza Hut 19275 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 676-4433

St. Thomas Episcopal Church 2441 Nichols, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-3122

PT Christoff’s 22900 Allen Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 675-4626

St. Timothy Catholic Church 2901 Manning Street, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-5115

Shish Garden 22673 Allen Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 362-6600

Trenton Assembly of God 239 Cherry (734) 675-1938

Wild Coney 18737 West Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 671-1115

Trenton Church of Christ 2650 Grange 676-1797

Churches Beth Isaac Synagogue 2730 Edsel St. (734) 675-0355 Christian Science Society 3029 Van Horn 671-4058 /churches/trenton Faith Bible Presbyterian Church 3001 Marian Dr. (734) 676-2344 Community Bible Church 3700 Benson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 362-7300 Faith United Methodist Church 2530 Charlton, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 671-5211 First Baptist Church 4094 Longmeadow (734) 676-6262 First Presbyterian Church 2799 West Road (734) 676-1594

Trenton Church of God 35 Roehrig (734) 479-5270 Trenton Missionary Baptist 407 Sibley (734) 479-2320

Downriver Youth Performing Arts Center Trenton Village Theatre 2447 W. Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 362-8153

Meijer 22600 Allen Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 692-8100 Target 23555 Allen Rd, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 672-0005

Kennedy Recreation Center 3131 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-7300 MJR Movie Theatre 15651 Trenton Road Southgate, MI 48195 (734) 284-8083 Southgate-Digital-Cinema-20 Emagine Theatre – Movie Theatre 21720 Allen Rd Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 561-1060

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MGM Grand Detroit Casino 1777 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48226 877-888-2121 Portofino Comedy Room 3455 Biddle, Wyandotte, MI 48192 (734) 281-6700 The Kayak Connection Elizabeth Park May-Ootober Trenton Cultural Center West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-7300 10 Pins of Trenton Bowling 2591 Fort Street, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-2695 Woodhaven Lanes Bowling 20000 Van Horn Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 675-3554

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Shopping, cont. 3 Coins Coin Shop 2745 West Jefferson Ave. Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-4215 Walmart 23800 Allen Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 675-4360 Tractor Supply 3000 Van Horn, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-1398

Health Care Concentra Urgent Care 19200 West Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 287-3415 CVS Pharmacy - West 3575 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 362-0441 CVS Pharmacy - King 1625 King Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 671-4302 Henry Ford Health Center-Brownstown 23050 West Road Brownstown Township, MI 48183

Auto Value Trenton 2431 Fort Street, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-6060

Page 6 Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital 2333 Biddle Ave., Wyandotte, MI 48192 (734) 246-6000

Belle Tire 23901 Allen Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 720-9081

Jackson, Snider, Parker, DDS 254 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 671-2273

Budget Tire 19800 Allen Road, Brownstown, MI 48183 (734) 479-1520

Oakwood Hospital-Southshore 5450 Fort Street, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 671-3800

Carol Bollo Realty-Randy Conflitti (734) 671-1150 or (734) 771-5488 Colors By Kim – Day Spa and Salon 3259 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 671-4247

Riverside Sav-Mor Pharmacy 2920 West Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-3784

The River Urgent Care 3645 West Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 671-4900

Detroit Limo Cars 24957 Brest Rd., Taylor, MI 48180 (313) 215-6249

Walgreens 1700 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-2997 West Grange Pharmacy 3390 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-6620

Services A & M Autobody 1310 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-4231 Alterations and Sew Much More 2142 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 675-4520

Discount Tire 22160 Allen Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 362-0970 Edible Arrangements 19117 West Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 671-9200

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Services, cont. Gibraltar Boat Yard 28731 N. Gibraltar Road, Rockwood, MI 48173 (734) 676-3177 Gorno Ford 22025 Allen Avenue, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 676-0031 Great Lakes Marine Transport 2595 Will Carleton, Flat Rock, MI 48134 (734) 789-0116 Keck Hardware 2132 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-2282 Lyon’s Towing and Service Center 16130 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-6333 McInerny Chrsyler 23940 Allen Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183 (734) 362-3100 N A Mans 3300 West Jefferson, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-3000 NuVision Realty 3277 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 341-4099 Playmaker Pro-Shop At Kennedy Recreation Center 3101 West Rd, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 362-6200 Porter’s Towing 18759 Krause St, Riverview, MI 48193 (734) 215-5775 Rite-Way Auto & Truck Repair 3637 Fort Street, Wyandotte, MI 48192 (734) 283-7109 Salon Baci – Hair Salon 252 West Road, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 671-9600 Trenton Lighthouse (bait and tackle shop) 3021 West Jefferson Ave. (734) 675-7080 Trenton Transmission 2401 Fort Street, Trenton, MI 48183 (734) 676-0108


Health care leader a key resource for city One of the major assets of visiting or living in Trenton is the easy accessibility to one of the region’s leading healthcare facilities: Oakwood Hospital-Southshore. In fact, over the past decade, the facility has blossomed, expanding and enhancing its commitment to increasing the longevity and quality of life for Downriver residents. Officials for the hospital said that, through the implementation of the “Southshore Promise” in 2004, Oakwood’s attention was focused on turning the facility into a respected, award-winning, regional leader in high-quality, compassionate, personalized inpatient and outpatient health care. “We were determined to elevate the quality and services provided by the hospital and we put all of our effort and resources behind making that vision become reality,” said Edith Hughes, division president of Oakwood Hospital-Southshore. The first phases of the promise allowed for the opening of a gleaming new pavilion, which was followed by significant technology, services and facilities enhancements to insure the highest level of patient care and satisfaction, such as: Five fully-integrated, world-class surgical suites; state-of-the-art Emergency Department and an advanced trauma designation; updated and expanded Imaging Department, completed in 2009, with 64-Slice CT scanner, open MRI and PET/CT; digital mammography and breast care center; advanced heart catheterization lab, including life-saving emergency; and angioplasty procedures. Supporting community health care needs in the areas of cancer, stroke and heart disease, obstetrics, orthopedics, neurosurgery and many other specialty fields of medicine, subsequent phases of the promise have included: ● $5 million renovation in 2013 allowed for a new fifth floor with all-private room orthopedic unit, 14 bed intensive care unit, 15 bed orthopedic unit beds and nine medical surgical beds. ● Emergency Room technology and process enhancements have meant patients are cared for faster. Patients who drive to emergency bypass the waiting room. A nurse immediately assesses severity of condition and quickly assigns a bed. For patients who call 9-1-1, Oakwood has equipped Downriver ambulances with special Bluetooth technology which allows EMS to transmit patient vitals. While enroute to the hospital, EMS and emergency physicians begin care immediately to achieve the best outcomes. “Whether it is the ER nurse or EMS crew in the ambulance, Oakwood begins immediate, lifesaving care more quickly and efficiently,” said Troy Adamen, director of Laboratory Services and Emergency Services. “Competitors offer a wait guarantee or average ER wait time but we have demonstrated a median triage and beginning care time within 20 minutes.” Technology and procedure innovations have created new patient options for treating life-threatening conditions. One such procedure, EKOS, treats pulmonary embolisms with ultrasound technology. Ultrasound creates a pressure wave directly to the clot that is the pulmonary embolism. Necessary medication is delivered faster and more directly to the clot, producing better outcomes and faster recovery for clot dissolution, sometimes as soon as 12 hours. “This is one more way Oakwood Hospital-Southshore is striving to bring the latest technology and quality to our patients," said Denise

Guffey, director of the Catheter Lab. New patient care techniques in surgical processes have produced quicker recovery. For example, Dr. James Eberhardt, orthopedic surgeon, uses a medication “cocktail” of specialized non-narcotic drugs during total hip replacements. The medication dramatically reduces post procedure pain, and allows the patient to sit and even walk within hours of the anesthetic. “Moving about faster and with greater control returns the patient to an active lifestyle, as soon as possible, which is the ultimate goal with every patient,” Eberhard said. Within the Southshore Promise, engaged, dedicated employees and physicians, many who live in the community, provide personalized care to patients and their families. Through their care, plus the site’s years of continual enhancements and innovations, the community has responded positively. Patient volumes were up last year by about 20 percent and patient satisfaction has made Oakwood Hospital-Southshore a national Press Ganey winner for patient satisfaction. With state-of-the-art technology, a specialized staff, a high treatment success rate and exceptional standards of patient care and quality, this one time neighborhood hospital has transformed into a medical destination of choice for people across the region. Despite its growth and success, Oakwood Hospital-Southshore continues to keep the promise made to the community to continue Oakwood’s mission to provide excellence in care, healing and health to the individuals and community served.


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From Page 2 plete information at May 29-31 — Downtown Hoedown WYCD Country Music Fest at Comerica Park in Detroit; visit May 29-31 — Grosse Ile Island Fest kicks off summer on the Island; carnival rides, games, art and crafters, food and beverage tents and live entertainment; free admission; held at Grosse Ile Airport, 9601 Groh. May 24- Sept. 4 — Pool is open at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road. JUNE June 26-28 — The 40th Trenton Summer Festival has live entertainment noon-11 p.m. daily; many crafters, rides and games for the kids; schedules and updates at or the Facebook Page, June 27 — Cruisin’ Downriver annual car cruise; held along Fort Street through the cities of Lincoln Park, Riverview, Southgate, and Wyandotte; more than 500,000 car buffs and enthusiasts are expected; visit JULY July 4 — Independence Day Fireworks, Rotary Park on Riverside Drive, 8 p.m. for music and festivities, fireworks at dusk. July 8-11 — The 54th Annual Wyandotte Street Art Fair will be held throughout downtown, showcasing 250 jury selected fine artists representing 30 states and Canada; offers a variety of fine art, music, food and activities for all ages. The art fair runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily with the entertainment area running from noon until 11 p.m.; visit July 10-13 — The sixth annual Uncle Sam Jam in Civic Center Park in Woodhaven, near 1-75 and West Road; family fun-oriented event includes Friday night fireworks, Saturday night Laser Show, carnival rides and games, interactive displays and attractions, petting zoo and pony rides and free concerts all weekend long; visit July 11 — Walmart Bass Fishing Tournament at Elizabeth Park Marina, Trenton. July 18-20 — PNC Roar on The River all weekend at Elizabeth Park, featuring outboard power boat racing both days, evening concerts, Jet Ski shows and the Boy Scout pancake breakfast. A $5 donation is being requested for parking inside the park; visit

AUGUST Aug. 1-2 — The 20th Annual Jazz on the River, one of the largest and highly-regarded outdoor jazz festivals in the Great Lakes Region, is open to the public with no admission charge at Wayne County’s Elizabeth Park. Aug. 1-2 — Allen Park Street Fair offers many crafters, rides and games for the kids; schedules and updates at Aug. 15 — Walmart Bass Fishing at Elizabeth Park Marina, Trenton. Aug. 23 — Fishing League West Michigan tournament at Elizabeth Park Marina, Trenton. SEPTEMBER Sept. 5 — Dog Days of Summer Swim at Kennedy Pool, noon-3 p.m.; dogs get to enjoy the last splash of summer at the Kennedy pool accompanied by their owner; call (734) 675-7300. Sept. 12 — Professional Bass Fisherman tournament at Elizabeth Park Marina. Sept. 19 — Walmart Bass Fishing Tournament at Elizabeth Park Marina, Trenton. Sept. 20 –Somewhere in Time and Taste of Trenton and Beyond, Elizabeth Park, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; joint effort between the city of Trenton, Wayne County Parks and the Taste of Trenton Committee features a walk back in time and the best offerings of approximately 20 area restaurants; restaurants interested in reserving a space can call Meg Butkowski, 676-3145. Sept. 18-20 — Flat Rock Riverfest at Huron Park in Flat Rock; parade, beer tent, monster truck, millionaire’s tent, splatz paint ball, hot dog contest, electric bull ride, arts and crafts, pony rides, kiddie korner, performing music artists and much more; visit Sept. 25-27 — Belle Tire Hockey Back to School Tournament at Kennedy Recreation Center 3101 West Road. OCTOBER Oct. 2-4 — 14th Annual Scarecrow Festival, downtown Trenton; carnival rides, scarecrow contest, music entertainment including a Battle of the Bands, Scarecrow Idol singing contest plus hayrides, a pumpkin toss, pizza eating challenge, arts and crafts, dog costume contest, cat costume contest, children’s games, pony rides; visit Oct. 2-4 — Huron Applefest in New Boston; parade, apple pie contest, Old-Time Fiddlers Contest, 5k Run, entertainment; Oct. 16-18 — Warrior Invitational, the second largest

Community provides a rich mix of events and activities year round From Page 1 site. The Detroit River offers some of Michigan's finest fishing and Elizabeth Park Marina puts you right in the action. Elizabeth Park Marina and Boat Launch provides four launching, four loading wells and a 52-slip mooring facility. The facility has utility hookup, pump station and a new shower facility. This award -winning transient marina was built in 1993 through an Urban Waterways Grant. Improvements at the marina include a new shower facility and parking lot enhancement. The marina is open 24 hours a day from April 1 to Oct. 31. The entrance to the Elizabeth Park Marina is located on Grosse Ile Parkway, just before the entrance to the toll-free bridge to Grosse Ile. At Elizabeth Park visitors also can rent kayaks at Riverside Kayak Connection on Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day, weather permitting. Kayak fishing boats are also available. For info contact Riverside Kayak Connection at (734) 285-2925 or online at, Facebook, Twitter and blog. In 2001, the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge was established as a result of bi-national efforts from politicians, conservation leaders and local communities to build a sustainable future for the Detroit River and western Lake Erie ecosystems. Because of this collaboration, international status was given to the refuge, making it the first of its kind in North America. Located along the lower Detroit River and western shoreline of Lake Erie, this international gem is situated just 20 miles south of Detroit and 50 miles north of Toledo, Ohio in Wayne and Monroe counties. The refuge’s nearly 6,000 acres consist of unique habitat, including islands, coastal wetlands, marshes, shoals, and waterfront lands within an authorized boundary extending along 48 miles of shoreline. In 2004, the Detroit River Refuge acquired Humbug Marsh, a 410-acre unit situated in Trenton and the neighboring riverfront city of Gibraltar. The parcel represents the last mile of undeveloped shoreline along the U.S. mainland of the Detroit River and contains critical habitat for many rare fish and wildlife species. The site has also been designated as Michigan’s only “Wetland of International Importance” by the 1971 Ramsar Convention. Plans to begin building a new, gold LEED-certified Refuge Visitor Center at the Refuge Gateway property, a former industrial manufacturing site that has been remediated and restored located adjacent to Humbug Marsh are currently underway, and construction is slated to be completed in fall 2015. For info visit On Facebook you can find more information about the Kennedy Recreation Center, Trenton Summer Festival, the Wildlife Refuge, the Library and Trenton Parks and Recreation. Historical information cited in this article was provided courtesy of the City of Trenton. The article was compiled and written by Kathy Kane.

NOVEMBER Nov. TBA — Bauer Invitation Hockey Tournament, featuring Girls Hockey at its finest at Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road. Nov. TBA — Turkey Bowling at Kennedy Recreation Center, 3101 West Road. DECEMBER Dec. 5 — Trenton’s annual Christmas parade begins at 6 p.m. downtown; luminary ornament sale at City Hall afterward. Dec. TBA — Skating with Santa at Kennedy Recreation Center; call 675-7300 for info. TBA = To Be Announced

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