Category Archives: News

It’s Christmas for bird watchers

A mountain bluebird was observed during last year’s annual Anchor Bay Area Christmas Bird Count. (Photo by Andrea Rose Meldrum) BY ANDREA ROSE MELDRUM White-breasted Nuthatch (Photo by Andrea Rose Meldrum) It’s an exciting time of year for bird watchers as the 118th Annual Christmas Bird Count draws near. On (more…)

Major master plan revision

Here is the general location of the recreation core district. (Map courtesy of Washington Twp.) BY LARRY SOBCZAK EDITOR The northeast corner of Washington Township could become a recreational mecca if a change is adopted to the community’s master plan. For the past three years, Washington Township planners have been (more…)

He’s an authentic Santa Claus

Pictured from left to right are graduate David Symes, Holly Valent, and Tom Valent, Dean of the Charles W. Howard Santa School in Midland. (Photo courtesy of David Symes) BY STACY SOBOTKA Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus…and he lives in Armada. Armada native David Symes graduated Magna Cum (more…)

Visit with Santa Claus

Santa’s helpers tell us that he will be at the following upcoming events: Thursday, Dec. 14—Annual Kezar Christmas Celebration, Kezar Branch – Romeo District Library, 107 Church Street, Romeo. Friday, Dec. 15—Heritage Holidays, 6-9 p.m., Wolcott Mill Metropark – Historic Center, 64162 Kunstman Road, Ray Township. Saturday, Dec. 16—Heritage Holidays, (more…)

Toys for Tots wraps up Dec. 15

The Marine Corps Reserve 2017 Toys for Tots Toy Drive climaxes with Guard Dog Week at Romeo High School. The Romeo High School Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball teams will promote the Toys for Tots Toy Collection through Dec. 15 during Romeo Guard Dog Week. Romeo High School students and (more…)


Last week’s super moon helped created this eerie scene along the Macomb Orchard Trail in Armada Township. A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size (more…)

EMMA Awards honor leaders

BY STACY SOBOTKA The Greater Romeo-Washington Chamber of Commerce honored several of their members and community residents at the 15th annual EMMA Awards Thursday, Dec. 7. EMMA stands for Extraordinary Member Merit and Achievement. The awards took place at Greystone Golf Club and Banquet Center. Nine were presented, recognizing outstanding (more…)


Capac officials are making strides toward allowing medical marijuana facilities. On Dec. 4, the council voted to have their attorney Al Francis draft an ordinance allowing for growing and processing facilities. The draft document will then go before the planning commission for their review in January before returning to the (more…)