Shelby Gardeners’ Club Celebrates the Return of the Sun

The Shelby Gardeners’ Club appreciates the splendor of each season. As spring transitions into summer, we take pride in the natural beauty of our township and the surrounding communities.

The club is now searching for garden enthusiasts who reside in Shelby or neighboring cities for the 2016 Bi-Annual  Walk. Slated for mid-July, the Garden Committee is reviewing a variety of local vistas.

Are you interested in sharing your garden with the public, or would you like to recommend a garden? For consideration in our next eagerly anticipated walk, please contact Karen McCuen, President (586.786.0816), Jan Kennedy, Programming (586.781.2821) or Ivy Schwartz, Publicity (586.781.6742).

Annette Arment, left, and Kathy McInerney look at a stone pathway through Marie Still's backyard during the 2012 Shelby Gardeners Club Bi-Annual Garden Walk on July 14.
Annette Arment, left, and Kathy McInerney look at a stone pathway through Marie Still’s backyard during the 2012 Shelby Gardeners Club Bi-Annual Garden Walk on July 14.

Mark your calendar for our Bi-Annual Flower Show at the Shelby Public Library, July 9th-11th.  The 2015 theme is Fairy Tales; all flower enthusiasts from near and far are invited to our three day showcase of gardening creativity.


In addition to hosting community lectures at the Shadbush Nature Center, the club maintains the beautiful Heritage Gardens on the township’s municipal grounds. The club also engages in community service projects. This season the gardeners are making craft projects for Regency Manor nursing home in Utica.

We are actively engaged in growing our gardens and our club. If you are considering joining us, please contact Linda Wojtowicz, Membership (586.781.8361).


Paslin unveiled in Shelby Township

On May 4 Paslin Company Cherry Creek unveiled it’s 166,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Shelby Township. The property consists of 33,000 square feet of engineering office space with up to 165 work stations equipped with advanced engineering capabilities for both mechanical and controls design. Paslin expects to increase employment by adding an additional 200 team members here in Shelby Township.

Paslin is a leading designer and supplier of automated welding and assembly systems providing unique solutions to the global automotive and heavy market industries market since 1937.

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Congratulations to the new Police promotions

Shelby Township Sergeants William Wylie and Robert Trupiano were promoted to the rank of Lieutenant today. And Officers Beth Walsh and Jeff Walsh were promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

Police Chief Robert Shelide addresses the crowd.
Supervisor Rick Stathakis, Clerk Stanley Grot and Board of Trustee members Paula Filar and Doug Wozniak congratulate the officers.


Do you wanna build a snowman?

Shelby Township Parks and Recreation department has a contest for free tickets for breakfast with the Easter Bunny. All you need is snow and imagination. Everyone has plenty of at least one of those …

So why not make the best of all that snow outside! Bundle up and get creative with the kids! Build a snowman or other snow creature and send us a photo of your family with it by February 28. Tell your friends to enter too! We’ll post them on our Facebook page and pick a winner to receive 4 free tickets to our “Lunch with the Easter Bunny” event which will be held on Saturday, March 28 at the Shelby Community Center.

Send your photo through Facebook or email it to us at The winner will be announced on Facebook and contacted via email by Friday, March 6.

Shelby Township launches sledding, ice skating web site

sled bigDid you know that Shelby Township offers free ice skating and has two sledding hills? The Shelby Township Parks & Recreation Department now has a live webpage where you can go to see if the hills and rink are open.

Weather permitting, Shelby Township’s sledding hills, located at Chief Gene Shepherd Park and Woodall Neighborhood Park, are accessible during daylight hours. Safety regulations are posted at both sites, as well as access to restrooms and picnic shelters. Sledding and tobogganing is also available at Stony Creek Metropark.
For more information visit

When temperatures cooperate, Shelby Township’s ice rink, located at Mae Stecker Park, is opened to the public. Safety regulations are posted at the site, as well as access to restrooms and picnic shelters.

Skate rentals are not available. Ice skating is not permitted at Heritage Garden or Ford Field Central Park. Signs posted on the rink will be visible from 24 Mile Road and will inform residents when the rink is open. You can also visit the Parks and Recreation facebook page for information on programs.

For more information you can contact Parks and Recreation at (586) 731-0300 or visit