North Bergen flea market expands


The North Bergen flea market and collectible fair returned to Bergenline Avenue on Saturday, June 4. And it was massive.

The monthly market first kicked off the season to much success on May 7. Since its launch in 2018, the flea market has been a month-to-month staple in the township.

This month, the market saw even more many people come out to take advantage of the expanded vendors as well as their available deals and purchasable wares. Tables lined the avenue for almost the entire length of Braddock Park, sometimes in two rows.

Everything under the warm summer sun was available for sale. An array of vendors sold a myriad of items, from clothing to kitchen accessories, jewelry to tools, music and movies, games and antiques, and much more, all for a bargain price.

The flea market takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month. Following the market’s success, the township has expanded the dates to now include the third Saturday of each month as well.


Bangor Flea Market damaged during Sunday fire

BANGOR TWP., Mich. (WNEM) – The Bay Area Indoor Flea Market was damaged during a fire Sunday evening.

The Bangor Township Fire Department responded to the structure fire at 3787 E. Wilder Road about 6 p.m. on May 29.

When crews arrived, they reported a structure fire with smoke and flames at the entrance of the market. No one was inside the building at the time of the fire, according to Bangor Township Fire Assistant Chief Jim Starkey.

The damage from the fire was contained to the flea market, Starkey said, adding the spaces on either side of the market sustained smoke damage.

No one was injured in the fire, which remains under investigation.

The Bangor Township Fire Department was assisted at the scene by the Bay City Department of Public Safety, the Michigan State Police, and MedStar EMS.



Dunrea Flea Market returning in September

​​The Boissevain Fairgrounds will be bustling with activity Sunday, September 4th with vendors and patrons taking part in the annual Dunrea Flea Market.

The pandemic has had an impact on the past two markets with the 2020 market canceled and last year’s event drawing fewer vendors and patrons.

The Dunrea Flea Market is hosted by the Kinette and Kinsmen Clubs of Boissevain. Brandt Bessant is a member and part of the organizing committee and he wants people to know this year’s market will return and be bigger and better than ever.

“We’re planning for the first Sunday in September. Like other clubs we’re constantly trying to raise money for the community. This is a community project and we do all this for free and we turn the money back into worthy causes around us. So if we can get more patrons and people to attend it turns into more money for those who can benefit to move the community forward.”

Prior to the pandemic the flea market would attract over 100 vendors and about 2,000 people. “We’re trying to get back to that number and last year we were slightly down because of people being cautious with covid restriction and we understand and respect that. Now that we’re moving through this we hope to see more happy faces” said Brandt Bessant.

News from around the country