News & Notes - 6/7/23 Sterling Heights Sentry

Sterling Heights Sentry | Published June 7, 2023

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Dodge Park pavilion to hold morning concerts
STERLING HEIGHTS — The Dodge Park Farmers Market Pavilion, 40620 Utica Road, will host free concerts at 10:30 a.m. on the following Wednesdays:

• June 14, Steve Floyd.

• July 12, Matthew Ball, The Boogie Woogie Kid.

• Aug. 23, The Ramblers Band.

Learn more by calling the Sterling Heights Parks and Recreation Department at (586) 446-2700.


Nature Center to hold family campout
The Sterling Heights Nature Center, 42700 Utica Road, will host a Great Outdoor Backyard Campout from 6 p.m. July 15 to 9 a.m. July 16. The family-oriented overnight event will offer participants activities such as archery, a campfire, trail walking, star chart crafts and more.

Admission costs $14 for each Sterling Heights resident who is camping or $20 per nonresident. All children younger than 4 years old get free admission. Learn more by visiting


Polish festival returns
The American Polish Festival and Craft Show is returning to the American-Polish Century Club, 33204 Maple Lane Drive, June 23-25. The event will have Polish and American food, music, dancers, arts and crafts, and a pierogi-eating contest.

General admission costs $5, though guests ages 17 and younger attend for free. Parking and shuttles are free at the Sterling Heights High School Career Prep Center. Learn more by visiting


County to repair concrete on 14 Mile, 18 Mile
In May, the Macomb County Department of Roads listed over 30 main and local road projects it had, countywide, to preserve asphalt and concrete pavement through maintenance and rehab.

“Performing preventative maintenance work on roads that are in good to fair condition is a strategic and cost-effective way to improve and extend the service life of our roadways,” said MCDR Director Bryan Santo in a statement. “Identifying and addressing minor issues before they turn into significant problems reduces the need for reconstruction work and the high costs associated with major projects.”

The list of projects includes concrete crack sealing for 18 Mile Road between Dequindre and Mound roads; 14 Mile Road between Dequindre to Ryan roads; and 14 Mile between Mound and Van Dyke Avenue. Road officials say those roads will still be open, with lane closures, during the work.

Learn more about the Macomb County Department of Roads by visiting