News & Notes - 10/25/23 St. Clair Shores Sentinel

By: Alyssa Ochss | St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published October 26, 2023

 Paul Goike

Paul Goike


Lakeview Public Schools teacher passes away
Lakeview High School social studies teacher Paul Goike died on Oct. 7 after a long battle with cancer. Many people, including former students, family members and others, posted on his online tribute wall, reflecting on what Goike, 69, did for them and how he will be deeply missed.

Lakeview Public Schools Superintendent Karl Paulson said in an email he sends his condolences and prayers to the family, friends and loved ones.

“During his time at Lakeview, Paul demonstrated an exceptional commitment to academic excellence and instilled a love for learning in his students that will endure as a lasting legacy,” Paulson wrote. “His work with the Powder Puff teams for many years, kindness, patience and encouragement left an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.”

Goike’s obituary and tribute wall can be found at under obituaries.


St. Clair Shores residents experience break-ins
The St. Clair Shores Police Department recently had several calls regarding thefts from unlocked cars, Police Chief Jason Allen said in an email.

These thefts are random, Allen said in the email, and items of value are usually stolen.

To deter thefts, undercover officers and uniformed officers in unmarked police vehicles are placed in neighborhoods at night, Allen said in the email. Residents have also sent in videos showing the suspects entering vehicles.

Allen also said patterns of thefts of this type emerge a couple times a year and that other nearby cities are experiencing them as well.

“Locking all doors and windows is the most important way to avoid being victimized,” Allen said. “Outdoor lighting can help discourage criminals from entering your property.  The videos help let officers know which vehicles to watch for.”


St. Clair Shores Public Library to host Sensory Storytime
The St. Clair Shores Public Library Youth Services Department will host Sensory Storytime on Nov. 4 and on Nov. 18.

These storytime sessions were specifically designed for those who have special needs or sensitivities, but all are welcome to attend. The sessions will include reading stories, dancing, singing and participating in some engaging sensory activities.

All sessions will begin at 2 p.m. and will last around 30 minutes.

Registration is required and begins on Oct. 23. Registration can be completed online by visiting, by phone at (586) 771-9020, by email at and in person.

This is for all ages and adults must stay with their children at all times. Space is limited.


Library announces new storytime sessions
The St. Clair Shores Public Library Youth Services Department is announcing new sessions of storytime.

The sessions will start the week of Nov. 6 and run through the week of Nov. 27.

Morning Storytime for children of all ages will be on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Evening Storytime for children of all ages will be on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. or Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Storytime for children ages 0 to 18 months will only be on Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Toddler Storytime for children ages 18 to 30 months will be on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m.

Registration is required and can be completed starting Oct. 23. Registration is available online by visiting, by phone at (586) 771-9020, by email at and in person.

Adults must stay with children at all times. Space is limited.


Sands Bash charity event set for Nov. 4
The Sands Bash XXIV Annual Charity Event 2023 will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Nov. 4 at Barrister Gardens on Harper Avenue.

The proceeds from this year’s event will support the Special Olympics of Michigan.

Guests can enjoy food, music, dancing and more to support a great cause. The color scheme for this year is “red accent,” where a touch of red can go a long way, an email about the event said.

Attire for the event is classy and dressy, which means no jeans, T-shirts or sneakers. The event is for those 21 and older.

Tickets will be $50 until Oct. 28 or $60 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from Al Melfi at (586) 489-6220, Dinghy Concepts at (586) 879-3061, April Sikes Fish at (586) 405-5131 and Marty Sikes at (586) 530-4072.


Residents reminded about yard waste pickup
At the St. Clair Shores City Council meeting on Oct. 16, Councilman Dave Rubello reminded residents about yard waste pickup.

He said yard waste can be placed at the curb for collections through the second Friday in December

“Yard waste is leaves, grass clippings, garden debris, tree fruit, shrubbery or tree trimmings and brush,” Rubello said.