News & Notes - 12/20/23 Eastsider

Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published December 19, 2023


Merry Christmas
ROSEVILLE — Green Elementary School fourth grade student Malia Phenizy knows how to spread Christmas cheer.

Her artwork was chosen as the winning entry to be the official holiday card in Roseville Community Schools for 2023. Phenizy was recognized at the Dec. 4 Board of Education meeting. She received a certificate of appreciation, $25 and a stack of cards.

Pictured from left are Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction Dave Rice, Green Principal Donna Ambrose, Phenizy and school board President Theresa Genest. According to Rice, the district has held the holiday card program for 32 years.


Ringing in the ‘Noon’ Year
ROSEVILLE — A “Noon” Year’s Eve celebration for families will be held from 11 a.m. until noon Dec. 29 at the Roseville Public Library, 29777 Gratiot Ave. The fun will include a balloon drop, photo opportunities, refreshments and more. The party will be in the library’s Erin Meeting Room. To register or for more information, call (586) 445-5407.


Scrapbooking event scheduled
EASTPOINTE — Residents are welcome to attend a scrapbooking program at 2 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Eastpointe Memorial Library, located at 15875 Oak Ave. Library staff will provide the pages and embellishments, and patrons should bring their photos. For more information, call (586) 445-5096.


’Tis the season to shop
STATEWIDE — A report released Nov. 29 by BetOhio has broken down the spending habits of Americans leading up to Christmas 2023.

According to the report, 74% of Michigan residents typically start Christmas shopping before Dec. 1, with 26% starting earlier than Oct. 1. The data also reported that the average Michigander spends an average of $492.14 on gifts per year.


Looking for Pistons fans
DETROIT — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Detroit Pistons have kicked off the fifth annual #MIKidsCan Pistons Kids Day Sweepstakes. A total of 25 Michigan kids ages 7-12 will be selected to spend the day as a Detroit Piston during Kids Day at the Pistons game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Jan. 20, 2024.

The sweepstakes offers kids an opportunity to get an in-depth look into various front office roles and responsibilities, and experience working with a staff member for the day. Parents can enter their children in the #MIKidsCan Pistons Kids Day Sweepstakes until Jan. 5 at


Enjoy a glass of eggnog
STATEWIDE — Get that eggnog ready. According to the website, Michigan residents will drink 37.3 million eggnog drinks this Christmas season.

The website also states that 2:42 p.m. is considered an acceptable time to drink the first eggnog of the day. Some people prefer their eggnog plain, while others add nutmeg, vanilla extract or even their favorite rums, bourbons and brandies.