News & Notes - 9/6/23 Eastsider

Roseville-Eastpointe Eastsider | Published September 7, 2023

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Learn about ‘Turkey’ Stearnes and the Detroit Stars
ROSEVILLE — Rosilyn Stearnes-Brown, of the Negro Leagues Family Alliance and daughter of Detroit Stars baseball Hall of Famer Norman “Turkey” Stearnes, will be at the Roseville Public Library 2-3 p.m. Sept. 12 to discuss her book, “Fans Called Him Turkey, I Called Him Dad.”

The program is part of Tuesdays With Roseville, the library’s series of informative and entertaining programs for adults. No registration is required for the free program. The Roseville Public Library is located at 29777 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville.


Ahoy, mateys!
ROSEVILLE — On Sept. 19, the Roseville Public Library staff invites youth to “International Talk Like a Pirate Day.”

Stop by the information desk for a map and then embark on a scavenger hunt through the library’s youth area. Finish the hunt and get a small prize.

The Roseville Public Library is located at 29777 Gratiot Ave. in Roseville. For more information call (586) 445-5407 or email


Banding together
ROSEVILLE — Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp. in Roseville will hold its annual Battle of the Bands fundraiser from 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Veterans Memorial Park, 27325 Barkman St. Tickets cost $10 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (586) 217-5899 or visit


Spice up your life
EASTPOINTE — The Spice of the Month Club will meet at noon Sept. 12 at the Eastpointe Memorial Library, located at 15875 Oak Ave.

This month’s spice is dill. Participants will receive a small packet of information about dill, and there will be a discussion about its uses in food and medicine and the other ways that it can be used.

The members will get a small jar of the spice to use. If they bring in a recipe with the spice, copies of the recipes will be distributed to the other members. Patrons can register in person at the library or call (586) 445-5096.


Phragmites treatment begins in early September
MACOMB COUNTY — The Lake St. Clair Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area and the Macomb County Department of Roads will work with a contractor to perform phragmites treatment sprays along Macomb County roads starting after Labor Day.

“This is an important public safety issue as road right of ways often provide conditions and environments for phragmites to grow,” Department of Roads Director Bryan Santo said in a statement. “The presence of the invasive species creates a visual impairment for drivers, reduces drainage, and damages pavement since it has the ability to grow through paved roads.”

Funding for the spraying comes from the Department of Roads and the communities where sprays will take place. Sprays will occur in Clinton Township, Harrison Township, Ray Township, Shelby Township, Sterling Heights and Washington Township. The department sees the invasive species as a threat to both drivers and infrastructure. The plants grow 20 feet in height in ditches and shoulders.