Every Friday during Lent starting on March 3 through April 14, hungry customers can enjoy the Knights of Columbus Lenten fish dinners at the Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 21599 Parke Lane on Grosse Ile (just south of Church Street) from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
Offered are a variety of fish dishes, including hand battered fried or broiled cod, fried lake perch or shrimp, and broiled salmon. Dinners include baked Idaho potatoes or French fries, homemade cold slaw, and fresh baked rolls. For a little extra, side dishes are homemade soups that vary weekly from onion, fish or clam chowder, and lobster bisque. Children can order fresh baked pizza or mac and cheese.
In addition to all that good food, there are separate stations for drinks and fresh baked desserts as well as live music to enjoy while dining. Fish dinners can also be ordered for take-out.
This popular way to celebrate the Lenten season is in its third year at the Parish Hall. Proceeds not only updated much of the equipment in the kitchen, but have allowed the Knights of Columbus to donate to several charities. In 2016, approximately 2,800 dinners were served with 450-500 meals prepared their last Friday night before Easter.
BY FRANK KOOTSILLAS
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By Ethel Yops
Grosse Ile Recreation Commission
March is the month of usually ever-changing weather — sunshine, wind, rain, some snow, more sunshine — as we look forward to the season of SPRING. According to the calendar, spring begins March 22. March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day, a day commemorating Saint Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. In America a day of joyous celebration with parades, corned beef and cabbage and pub crawls hold reign. And don’t forget — Daylight Savings Time begins March 12. (read more…)
BY SAMANTHA ELLIOTT
Playing soccer at the collegiate level has been a longtime goal for Grosse Ile’s Kyle DeSana. On Feb. 1, the Red Devil senior made his dream a reality when he signed letter of intent to continue his career at Ohio Northern University. While he’ll head off to a new opportunity in just a few short months, his career spans back many years. (read more…)
BY TONY KRUKOWSKI
“When a man becomes a fireman his greatest act of bravery has been accomplished. What he does after that is all in the line of work.” — Edward F. Croker
The latest interview gives us an insight into the life of Grosse Ile resident and Fire Chief, Duncan Murdock.
How long have you been a resident of Grosse Ile?
I am 59 years old, and I have been a resident of Grosse Ile since my family relocated from Wyandotte to the Island in 1969. During that span of time I have lived in five different houses built either by my father or by me. (read more…)
With second semester starting, it’s been a busy month for the Grosse Ile High School Student Council.
Fundraisers, dances and conferences are just a few things that have been on the council’s
agenda. Alongside this, Student Council members have been planning their biggest event yet; a
charity week to benefit the Rock CF Foundation.
Rock CF Foundation was founded by Emily Schaller, a Grosse Ile alumnus. The organization works to improve the quality of life for Cystic Fibrosis patients. Schaller is very involved in the Grosse Ile community, hosting the annual Rock CF run in April, and various fundraisers with high school organizations throughout the year. (read more…)
By Pamela A. Frucci
Local writers showcase work in new book
The Creative Writing Club, which I co-chair under the sponsorship of the Grosse Ile Alliance for the Arts, has been meeting regularly the first Monday of the month since December 2009 at Victorian Place on Macomb Street. We’ve published two chapter books of our writings. Island Voices II (2016) is on sale for only $5 at the Trenton Trib office, the Grosse Ile Hardware, and at St. Thomas Lutheran Church on the Island. (read more…)
BY HALEY EBLIN
When interviewed by the local newspaper on the occasion of her retirement from Grosse Ile Public Schools, a reluctant Ina Llewelyn stated that she had “no story to tell.”
But ask anyone who has worked with Llewelyn over her almost 32 years with the school district’s transportation department, and they’ll tell you otherwise.
Llewelyn’s kind heart and work ethic have left a lasting impression on her co-workers and the Grosse Ile community. (read more…)
By David Dyer
As chairman of the VFW Post 7310 annual Patriot’s Pen essay writing contest, it is my pleasure to nominate and highly recommend Mrs. Susan Dusute, sixth, seventh and eighth grade English teacher at Grosse Ile Middle School, as a candidate for the title of VFW’s teacher of the year.
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BY SAMANTHA ELLIOTT
The Grosse Ile wrestling team may be a young one, but it seems to be working on for the Red Devils as the young guys are the ones leading the way.
Jacob Lanzini may be just a sophomore, but he is already making great strides for his wrestling squad.
As a freshman, Lanzini was ranked 15th in the state and finished Huron League champion with a 13-6 decision over his Carleton Airport opponent. He also advanced to the regional round following his runner-up finish at districts; a match that went to overtime.
Lanzini is back to the mats this year at 135 and has sights set on another successful season.
In December he finished fifth at the Wayne County Championships and in early January was third at the Wyandotte Invitational.
While Lanzini may be young, his wrestling career spans most of his life. (read more…)