Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Here is a look at some of the celebrations around Dexter for the Fourth of July holiday.
With the 4th of July here at last, we are calling on all talented photographers to take their best shot at capturing the splendor of a local fireworks show and posting them here for the world to see. Even though the big show was last night at Hudson Mills Metropark, there are more shows in the area throughout the week. So if you've got some shots already from this year or last year, feel free to post them - to do so, simply select 'Upload Your Photos and Video.' We'll keep the link active even after tonight, so anyone who wants a photography challenge can take a shot at getting a good photo and posting it tomorrow or later this week. Enjoy those fireworks and if you are not sure where to go to watch them, check out our list of events …
We've got barbecue recipes, side dishes, desserts and more.
Looking for a last-minute dish to whip up for your neighborhood picnic or barbecue this 4th of July? Patch has you covered with our collection of summer recipes.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Capturing fireworks on camera is a challenge that can be mastered easily with the right equipment and settings on your camera. Here is a short tutorial to help you capture the rockets' red glare this Fourth of July. Equipment needed:
Loud noises such as fireworks and thunderstorms can adversely affect a dog's behavior over time.
The Fourth of July is around the corner, along with the fireworks that inevitably come with the holiday. Almost all humans with canines in the United States declare this day the worst day of the year for their dogs. Veterinarians at the Village Animal Clinic in Dexter say that July 3 is one of the most trafficked days in their office, with clients seeking out drugs to help with canine anxiety. With a few tips, however, owners can help their four-legged friends conquer the fear of loud noises. "Believe it or not, anxiety is a learned behavior in dogs," Kelly Lucas, vet tech at Village Animal Clinic said. "When we tell a dog 'oh everything is OK' and try to comfort it when it is anxious, it reinforces the negative behavior, which can develop…
Here is a look at what's going on today around the Dexter area.
The daily 5 has the weather forecast, gas prices, and some suggestions on how to spend your day. 1. The weather The National Weather Service predicts a chance of showers and thunderstorms today, with partly sunny skies and a high near 94 degrees. Tuesday night will be partly cloudy, with a low around 72 degrees. 2. Fireworks at Hudson Mills Metropark A DJ provides music from 7-11 p.m. at the Activity Center with a break for fireworks at 10 p.m. Plan to arrive early for this popular fireworks event. $10 special event daily vehicle permit required after 5 p.m. 3. Dexter Farmers' Market The Dexter Farmers' Market will be open on Alpine Street today from 3-7 p.m. The market is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Come patronize local farmers in the…
Monday, July 2, 2012
The average cost for a gallon of regular gas in Metro Detroit was $3.47 on Monday morning, according to AAA.
Fourth of July travelers are getting a break this year with gas prices taking a dip before the holiday. According to AAA Insurance, the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Metro Detroit was $3.47 on Monday morning, down from $3.57 a week ago and $3.77 one year ago. That's good news for drivers who plan to hit the road over the holiday travel period, which AAA defines as Tuesday through Sunday. "AAA projects 42.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Independence Day holiday weekend, a 4.9 percent increase over the 40.3 million people who traveled last year," an AAA press release said. "The expected 2012 Independence Day holiday travel volume will tie the past decade’s previous high mark set in 2007 …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges parents, children to enjoy the pool but ‘pool safely’ during the Fourth of July holiday.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
As the Independence Day holiday approaches and families enjoy time together in pools across the country, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is sharing some sobering statistics on the number of drownings during previous July 4th holidays. CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum is reminding parents and caregivers to pool safely during upcoming pool parties and celebrations with family and friends. “Along with fireworks, spending time in the pool is a traditional July 4th activity for many families,” Tenenbaum said. “Child drownings are a preventable tragedy, so we encourage all families who are planning to spend time in pools and spas over the Independence Day holiday and all summer to adopt as many safety steps as possible. You never know …