Spring is here! At my house, daffodils bloom and tulips push up through the dirt next to the asparagus. But spring doesn’t just mean flowers - it means a clean-up from winter’s leftovers and outside sports coming to life again. And there’s a lot of life in St. Clair Shores in the spring.
Speaking of new life, the Blossom Heath Pier re-opens on May 6 with its remarkable transformation. I’ve seen many of you wandering down there already, and who could blame you? A huge thank you to the TIFA team for their hard work in completing this project.
There’s more happening over there, too. There’s talk of a new culvert to keep the Blossom Heath beach area in better shape, and I also heard the volleyball nets will go up soon. That means kayaking should be ready, and one of our biggest sports, spring FISHING, casts off! Keep an eye out for kid fishing classes from Parks and Rec.
I already see signs for St. Clair Shores Baseball Softball Association and Lac St. Claire Little League baseball registrations. So many kids take to the diamonds this time of year to play America’s favorite pastime, and our staff ensures the fields are playable and safe. You can catch SCSBSA’s opening day at Kyte Monroe on Saturday, May 20, at 11 a.m. This group always does cool stuff for the kids at their ceremony, and you might see me there with a microphone.
Don’t forget soccer will be in full swing as the weather warms. The golf course looks ready for play on Michigan’s good days, and cross your fingers for the pool to stay on track to open with a new slide. It’s also a great time to try disc golf at Brys Park - it’s a blast!
Plus, watch for all the folks waiting to return to our new pickleball courts at the Civic Arena. The seniors will have the bocci and shuffleboard ready, with the Community Garden right around the back of the arena. If you like horseshoes, get with Parks and Rec to see how you can get involved in the league.
St. Clair Shores is doing great with new and current restaurants, new developments, and a lot of events!
There’s Nautical Clean-up on May 21 at Jefferson Beach and car shows at the VFW Bruce Post on Fridays. These groups are looking for volunteers, and what a great way to meet new friends.
The Saturday Social District gatherings begin in May, along with the Blossom Heath Farmers Markets. Everyone’s already gearing up for the 70th annual Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 28. And Wednesday concerts are almost here - they start June 7 at Veterans Memorial Park, sponsored once again by Petitprin.
All these and more are listed on our calendar. You’ll find it’s newly designed and easier to use. Plus, it’s much more mobile-friendly, so you won’t miss a single event.
Wow, St. Clair Shores is truly a great place to live, work, shop and play! Thanks for reading, and have some fun out there.
I am Ron Frederick, your St. Clair Shores City Council member. You can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 586-808-3478.