News & Notes - 11/8/23 Chronicles

C&G Newspapers | Published November 9, 2023

Photo provided


Volunteers sought to give others a merrier Christmas
METRO DETROIT — The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is seeking volunteer bell ringers for the 2023 Red Kettle Christmas Campaign. Shifts are available in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties.

Individuals and families can sign up for two-hour sessions in person at a red kettle site, or participate in a virtual bell ringing shift from home online. To register, visit  Virtual bell ringers can sign up and begin raising funds at any time. The traditional bell ringing begins Nov. 10 and runs through Christmas Eve, excluding Thanksgiving and Sundays.

The Salvation Army provides after-school programs, food, shelter, emergency disaster services, substance abuse treatment and free legal aid for families and individuals throughout metro Detroit. Donations from the red kettle campaign help fund those programs.

To support the nonprofit organization through a monetary donation, visit


Roads department asks residents to shake mailboxes
MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Department of Roads is asking residents to make sure their mailboxes are winter-ready by shaking them down in the fall.

The location, stability and durability of a mailbox matters when plow trucks shower it with snow this winter. Making sure your mailbox is in solid condition means it is more likely to withstand the cold months.

If you have questions regarding mailbox maintenance, please call the Macomb County Department of Roads at (586) 463-8671 or email


Sheriff’s Office looks out for pedestrian safety violations
MACOMB COUNTY — From Monday, Oct. 30, to Friday, Nov. 3, the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office set out on an enforcement initiative aiming to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities on county roads and raise awareness about the safety of vulnerable road users.

“Between 2018-2022 Macomb County had 60 Pedestrian deaths and was ranked No. 3 in State fatalities,” Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said in a press release. “It is not only important to enforce our pedestrian safety laws; we must also educate drivers and pedestrians about the laws.”

During the weeklong enforcement period, officers focused on laws applying to pedestrian safety such as failing to yield for pedestrians in a crosswalk or failing to stop at a signal or sign before a crosswalk. Pedestrian-centered laws officers focused on include not using a sidewalk when available, not crossing streets at intersections and not walking facing traffic.