News & Notes - 6/21/23 Journal

Mount Clemens-Clinton-Harrison Journal | Published June 21, 2023

Photo by Patricia O’Blene


‘Partners in Public Art’
MOUNT CLEMENS — Work has begun at the Mount Clemens Fire Department on a mural. Part of the DIA’s Partners in Public Art program, the mural is by local artists and mother-daughter duo Alana and Angelika Wynes.

“The Anton Art Center is excited to partner with the DIA and City of Mount Clemens to bring this new mural to the side of our local fire station,” said Phil Gilchrist, executive director of the Anton Art Center and treasurer of the Macomb County Art Institute Authority, in a statement. “Public art like this can help a community develop a sense of pride in place and build community through creative expression, and we are proud to play a part here in our hometown.” 

The Partners in Public Art program works with communities to create art in highly visible places in order for residents to form a stronger sense of community through the experience of engaging with art in their area. 


CMPL hosting Vision Network meetings
CLINTON TOWNSHIP — The Macomb Library for the Blind and Print Disabled will host Vision Network meetings this summer at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library. These informal and informational sessions are for those who are blind or have low vision and their caretakers. Meetings will take place on second and fourth Tuesdays at the Main Library at 40900 Romeo Plank Road in Clinton Township from 10 a.m. to noon.

The first meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 27, with a discussion on transportation with Leslie Verstraete from the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation. Mike Powell will discuss technical vs nontechnical low vision solutions on Tuesday, July 11. On Tuesday, July 25, the Macomb Library for the Blind and Print Disabled will present an audio-described showing of “Where the Crawdads Sing.” New technology to help browse the library will be showcased on Tuesday, Aug. 8, and a discussion about alternative phone solutions will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Registration is not required to attend the Vision Network events. For more information about Macomb Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, visit or call (586) 286-1580.


Prosecutor’s Office takes seven awards
MACOMB COUNTY — The office of Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido has won seven Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo).

This is the second year in a row the office has taken seven NACo awards.

“This national recognition shows remarkable progress is taking place in the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office where significant and positive changes continue,” Macomb County Board of Commissioners Chairman Don Brown said in a statement.

The NACo Achievement Awards honor county programs aimed at improving services for residents. The seven awards won by the Prosecutor’s Office were for:

• Death case dashboard for improving administration of cases involving death.

• Paperless victim rights requests.

• Payment processing technology for improving criminal case “discovery digital media fee” processing.

• Converting the digital evidence platform to staff training platform.

• Electronic victim advocate assistance requests.

• Streamlining information transfers with instant warrant and courtroom manual updates to assistant prosecutors.

• Improved weekend warrant authorization with jail duty tracker.

“Together, we celebrate these achievements as a reflection of our collective commitment to serving and protecting the residents of our county,” Lucido said in a statement. “These accolades stand as a testament to the remarkable efforts and dedication of our assistant prosecutors and staff. We are in an environment conducive to innovation and excellence, allowing us to implement groundbreaking programs and initiatives that positively impact our community.”


Crocker House to host doll-making presentation
MOUNT CLEMENS — The Crocker House Museum is hosting doll makers Linda Paton and Nancy Zionkowski for a presentation about the history and art of doll making. Taking place on Saturday, June 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., the presentation will be paired with a number of historical dolls from the Crocker House Museum’s collection. Tickets are $10 for museum members and $12 for nonmembers. Refreshments will be provided. The presentation is intended for those 12 and older.