News & Notes - 11/8/23 St. Clair Shores Sentinel

St. Clair Shores Sentinel | Published November 9, 2023

 Allyson Nash

Allyson Nash


Nash receives St. Clair Shores Community Chorus scholarship
Allyson Nash will receive the St. Clair Shores Community Chorus Macomb Community College scholarship, according to an email.

Nash is a graduate from Dakota High School. There, she was involved in show choir and multiple musicals, including “Footloose” and “Les Misérables.”

After completing her studies at Macomb Community College, she wants to participate in the Disney College Program and then transfer to a university to complete her degree, the email stated. Her goal is to become a full-time music teacher.


Optimist Club to host ‘no sew’ blanket-making parties
The Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores invites the community to join them for no sew blanket-making parties from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 26 and Nov. 28 at Lake Shore Public Schools’ Taylor Building, at 30401 Taylor Street.

Those interested should bring a good pair of scissors and a fleece “no sew” blanket-making kit. These kits should include two sides of flannel material and are available at JOANN fabric stores or vendors such as Amazon.

According to a press release, all blankets made will be donated to the Macomb Foster Closet. All community members and students are welcome.

Please RSVP to Maureen Wark by phone at (586) 246-2559 or by email at Light refreshments will be served.


City Council, mayor recognize outgoing council member
At the Oct. 16 City Council meeting, members of the council, staff and attendees recognized Councilman Peter Accica as he served at his last meeting.

Mayor Kip Walby said he wanted to thank him for his service and said Accica served his community well. He said he also appreciates how well he’s handled himself during his service.

“I’ve always thought when you walk away from these jobs here what you want to leave with is that the community is financially stronger, he’s leaving with that,” Walby said. “That you have made the community better, he’s leaving with that. And that you walk out of here with the most important thing that we all desire, is you walk out with your integrity, and Mr. Accica walks out with his integrity.”

Council members, attendees and staff gave Accica a standing ovation, and during council comments, the council members present thanked him for his eight years of service.

Walby said there will be a proclamation for Accica read at the next council meeting.


St. Clair Shores receives ‘The President’s Plaque’ for Blossom Heath Activity Pier
The city of St. Clair Shores was awarded with The President’s Plaque for their Blossom Heath Activity Pier on Oct. 20.

According to an email, the award was presented by Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc. based out of Lansing. According to the Keep Michigan Beautiful website, The President’s Plaque is the group’s highest award.

“Keep Michigan Beautiful, Inc., annually recognizes programs and activities that substantially contribute to environmental improvement, clean up, beautification, site restoration and historical preservation,” the website indicated.


Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores to host collection drive
The Optimist Club of St. Clair Shores is happy to announce they will host a one-week collection drive of gently used and new clothing, and other items for children, from 8:30 a.m. to noon from Nov. 27 to Dec. 1.

The drop off area is Lake Shore Public Schools’ Taylor Building located at 30401 Taylor Street. They will also accept donations on the days of the “no sew” blanket-making parties from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 and Nov. 28.

Clothing items should be for children, from newborn to age 18. Donation ideas include new socks and underwear, winter coats, hats and gloves, shoes, books, toys, school supplies, hygiene items, diapers, twin sheet sets, crib sheets, gift cards for teens and backpacks. Items will be donated to the Macomb Foster Closet which serves over 900 foster children in the county, according to a press release.

For more information, email or call Debbie DePape at or (586) 291-1271, or email Maureen Wark at


Investigation into vehicle larcenies continues
St. Clair Shores police detectives followed a lead that yielded results in response to a recent “wave of larcenies from automobiles,” according to a Facebook post by the St. Clair Shores Police Department.

The lead took detectives to an address in Detroit where they made contact with the homeowner and three juveniles, according to the post. After a search, they found multiple pieces of property relating to the larcenies. Items recovered included four stolen firearms, numerous stolen credit cards and key fobs for multiple vehicles, according to the post.

“The juveniles were turned over to their guardians,” police said in the post. “The SCSPD Detective Bureau will present the information to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office for review.”