Guardian Martial Arts to Host An Appreciation Picnic August 15

Guardian Martial Arts to Host An Appreciation Picnic August 15

Guardian Martial Arts is inviting residents and their families to an Appreciation Picnic on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 4:30 pm.

There will be hamburgers and hot dogs and bounce houses for kids of all ages.

Guardian will also feature an American Kenpo demonstration at 3:00 pm.

While no pre-registration is necessary, Guardian said it would be easier to plan if they had some ides of who was planning to attend.

Guardian is located at 30492 Ford Road in Garden City and their telephone number is 734-266-0565. Or, visit their website, www.guardianmartialarts.com

Third Annual Garden City Flea Circus Was a Hit With the Pets and Owners

Third Annual Garden City Flea Circus Was a Hit With the Pets and Owners

Pet owners and their pets were on hand Saturday, June 13 for the third annual Garden City Flea Circus. Held at the old farmer’s Market area adjacent to the Krogers at Ford and Middlebelt, the event was sponsored by the Downtown Development Authority.

The Garden City Flea Circus is a pet adoption and awareness event where more than a dozen local pet rescue organizations with pets in need of adoption were in attendance.These included: Dog Aide, P.O.E.T Animal Rescue, Last Day Dog Rescue, Providing for Paws, Monroe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Monroe SPCA), Summer Wind Farms Sanctuary, Almost Home No Kill Shelter, Special Animal Friends and Rescue Inc. (SAFARI), Greyhound Expressions, Saving Tails Animal Rescue (S.T.A.R.) and Greyheart Greyhound Rescue. The Rainbow Feathers Bird Club and Rescue and Wonderland Rabbit Rescue were also at the event.

Sgt. Rudy, of the Garden City Police Department’s K9 Unit will be there along with his handler, Officer Bruce Shippe.

Dr. John Hermann waS on site with his mobile vet clinic, providing basic canine and feline vaccinations, along with heart worm testing, for a nominal fee. Garden City Clerk Allyson Bettis will have Garden City pet licenses available for purchase.

Photos for the Cutest Pet Contest, sponsored by Lucky Dog Luxury Daycare and Boarding in Garden City, were taken by Tiffany Rose Photography.

See the photos.

Garden City Residents Turn Out for Flag Dedication

Garden City Residents Turn Out for Flag Dedication

Residents, local leaders and dignitaries gathered on a balmy June night at the Garden City Commons to dedicate its new flagpole and flag. The ceremony included an honor guard, a Star Spangled Banner solo, and a generous amount of speeches to mark the occasion. The evening concluded with a reception and food at the Alberts on the Alley patio.

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Sports Venue Hosts Food Drive During Month of May

Sports Venue Hosts Food Drive During Month of May

The Sports Venue Bar and Grill, 6327 Middlebelt Road in Garden City, is conducting a month-long food drive during the month of May to benefit Our H.O.M.E. Food Pantry. Customers will receiveone raffle ticket per can, box or item non-perishable food item donated to the pantry. The winner of the raffle will win four tickets in the Tigers Den at Comerica Park for the June 26 Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox game, dinner at Harbor House in Greektown and limousine service 4:30-11:30 p.m. The drawing will be held on May 31, 2015. For more information about the food drive, call 734-972-5648.

The Garden City Taste Fest Has Sold Out. No More Registrations Accepted

The Garden City Taste Fest Has Sold Out. No More Registrations Accepted

The first-ever Garden City Taste Fest that will take place on May 19, 2015, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm has been sold out. No more registrations are being accepted. Hosted by the Garden City DDA and the Garden City Business Alliance, the event will provide an opportunity to sample the food at some of the best places to eat in our community.

Guests will meet at Merriman Road Baptist Church where they will be given their t-shirts, starting restaurant, and itinerary. The shirts act as the “ticket” for the event.

Buses transport guests to the participating restaurants and drop off/pick up guests throughout the evening. Guests can drive separately, if preferred.

At each restaurant, guests will sample food, enjoy entertainment (if available), and purchase drinks if they wish. The bus will be waiting to transport them to the next restaurant on the itinerary, and will drive them back to the church to retrieve their vehicles.

Tickets to the Taste Fest are $20 per person.

We hope to make this an annual event and to grow it larger each year.

Find more information about the Taste Fest at www.gardencitytastefest.com

GCBA Hosts Its Very First Holiday Mixer, and It’s a Success!

GCBA Hosts Its Very First Holiday Mixer, and It’s a Success!

The Garden City Business Alliance held its first holiday mixer at the Straight Farmhouse on Friday, December 12. The purpose of the event was to celebrate the holiday season and to meet local business owners in an informal setting. Many showed up for the mixer and became members of the GCBA.

Tony Grabanica, owner of the Garden City Cafe, supplied the food to an appreciative crowd. 

Mayor Randy Walker, Mayor Pro-Tem Jaylee Lynch, and Council member Pam King were in attendance, as well as, State Senator David Knezek and Wayne County Commissioner Richard LeBlanc.

Check out the photos from the Holiday Mixer