Sunday, January 27, 2013
The annual Polar Bear Plunge capped off the three-day New Baltimore Lions Club Winterfest fundraiser in downtown New Baltimore.
Late January cold and ice didn't stop Polar Bear Plungers from braving frigid Anchor Bay waters Sunday for charity. Defying reason and comfortable body temperatures, teams of plungers eased onto the icy lake to dip into a makeshift pool for the New Baltimore Lions Club Winterfest fundraiser. The annual event drew a large crowd that spilled onto the pier and shoreline at Burke Park. See our photo gallery and video here. Did you participate in the Polar Bear Plunge? Tell us about your experience in the comments' section below.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
View the lineup for the three-day event in downtown New Baltimore.
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Thursday, January 24
The 20th Annual New Baltimore Lions Club Winterfest is a three-day fundraiser that takes place in downtown New Baltimore, most prominently along Washington Street overlooking Anchor Bay. For more information, visit www.newbaltimorelions.com or call 586-873-9160. Tell us in the comments' section: What winter event do you look forward to most?
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
The varsity Dakota girls' basketball team defeated Anchor Bay 71-26 Jan. 31.
The Dakota varsity girls' basketball team continued its winning streak Jan. 31, bringing home its seventh consecutive win and taking its season record to 11-2 overall. The Cougars defeated the Anchor Bay Tars 71-26. Dakota's Erica Manduzzi led the scoring with five 3-pointers, or 15 points. Other point scorers for the Cougars included: The Cougars next face Grosse Pointe North on Feb. 3.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
The annual dip into Anchor Bay took place Sunday during the New Baltimore Lions' Club three-day Winterfest in downtown New Baltimore.
Some brave souls rushed the lake Sunday for a good cause during the annual Polar Bear Plunge in New Baltimore. With snow falling, roughly 200 plungers charged Anchor Bay from Burke Park during the 19th annual Winterfest in the city's downtown. "It only hurts for a little while," said seasoned plunger Earl Dunn, 49 of Chesterfield Township. His wife, Theresa Dunn, 44, admitted nerves were settling in before the plunge. But she said they subsided in time for her to join her husband and 17-year-old son, Robert, an Anchor Bay High student on the Air Force Junior ROTC plunge team spearheaded by Col. Jeff Carrothers. "He only has one year left of high school, so I wanted to do something with him," said Dunn, adding her son has participated …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham spoke Thursday during Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Business by the Bay Luncheon in downtown New Baltimore.
With a growing population in Macomb County, the Sheriff’s Office is working to deter crime, cut costs associated with the county jail and use more technology, Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said Thursday in New Baltimore. Population and business growth in the past decade have also brought more crime to the county, Wickersham said during Anchor Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Business by the Bay luncheon in Burke Park. “We do still see an increase in larcenies; it’s still plaguing us,” he said. “Don’t leave anything of value in your car. If you have to leave your car outside, leave those items in your house.” He added that the Sheriff’s Office continues to see a rise in drug use, especially in teenagers and young adults. Wickersham noted the …