Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

Rochester Hills Runners Compete at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Rochester Hills Runners Compete at Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Two Rochester Hills residents are running in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, one for Team USA and the other for Libya. Desiree Davil Linden, a California native who now lives in Rochester Hills, will run for Team USA in women’s marathon at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She also made an appearance at […]

Tours on Bicycle Built for Six Showcase Art Explored

Tours on Bicycle Built for Six Showcase Art Explored

Six-seater bikes will whoosh through downtown Royal Oak on Aug. 18 from 6 – 9 p.m.showcasing works of public art. The casually-paced cycle tours are free to the public, thanks to the Royal Oak Commission for the Arts and Detroit Cycle Pub. “The bike tours are an exciting way to spotlight Royal Oak’s public art […]

First Chevrolet Camaro added to historic list in Birmingham

First Chevrolet Camaro added to historic list in Birmingham

A 1967 Chevrolet Camaro is being added to the National Historic Vehicle Register. Historic Vehicle Association president Mark Gessler told The Detroit News (http://detne.ws/2b9kAuV ) that it’ll become the 15th car on the list during a news conference in Birmingham on Wednesday. “It’s a very big honor,” said Corey Lawson, who bought the car in […]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

Birmingham Teen Raises $17K for Forgotten Harvest for Eagle Scout Badge

Birmingham Teen Raises $17K for Forgotten Harvest for Eagle Scout Badge

A Birmingham teen raised more than $17,000 to purchase and install a greenhouse that will help Forgotten Harvest feed the hungry, but the effort also got him a step closer to his Eagle Scout badge. Kevin Cragg, 14, raised the money to buy the 30-feet-by-96-feet Rolling Thunder Greenhouse, and then teamed last month with his […]

Macomb Township boy sells lemonade to raise money for toys for kids with cancer

Macomb Township boy sells lemonade to raise money for toys for kids with cancer

A 4-year-old little boy named Conner lost a friend to cancer. Her name was Ella. She was only 3-years-old when she passed. To honor her Connor decided to run a lemonade stand to raise money to buy toys to take to kids fighting cancer. “I thought we might raise about $200,” said Diana Nicol. Instead […]

Local man battling cancer bikes in fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

Local man battling cancer bikes in fundraiser for Make-A-Wish

Oxford resident Mark Terrian recently joined approximately 900 cyclists for an exhausting and exhilarating event July 28-31, which raised more than $2 million for the granting of wishes for Michigan children who are battling daunting illnesses. An avid cyclist for the past 12 years, this was Terrian’s first time participating in the 29th Annual Wish-A-Mile […]

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

Detroit-inspired American Girl doll to be introduced this weekend

Detroit-inspired American Girl doll to be introduced this weekend

American Girl is introducing its new, historical Detroit-inspired doll Saturday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The popular doll retailer spent two to three years researching and developing Melody Ellison and its product line, seeking cultural and historical accuracy, said company spokesperson Stephanie Spanos. American Girl is a Mattel company with a new Michigan […]

Children’s book recalls Detroit Zoo’s last elephants

Children’s book recalls Detroit Zoo’s last elephants

The Detroit Zoo’s last two elephants — Wanda and Winky — made headlines in 2005 when their retirement to a sanctuary in California sparked an international conversation about how elephants fare and sometimes suffer in captivity. Winky was euthanized in 2008 at age 56 because of arthritis complications, and Wanda met the same fate in […]

Bloomfield Hills Father, Son Create Robotic Dining Device

Bloomfield Hills Father, Son Create Robotic Dining Device

A Bloomfield Hills father and his engineer son have developed a robotic dining device, called Obi, that makes dining a more dignified occasion for people who have Lou Gehrig’s Disease and other physical challenges that require them to rely on others to feed them. Jon Dekar and his father, Tom Dekar, spent six years developing […]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

Our Lady of Fatima Statue Coming to Metro Detroit Parishes

Our Lady of Fatima Statue Coming to Metro Detroit Parishes

Catholics at two parishes in Detroit and Royal Oak have already seen a statue known for miracles and healing, and more will see the Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima this week. The tour of the world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is a nation-wide call to prayer and […]

FIRST AT FOUR – SUMMER BREAK

FIRST AT FOUR – SUMMER BREAK

NO FIRST AT FOUR GATHERINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST Sponsored by Look Up Detroit – a Metro Detroit Mission & creators of JesusQuestion.com & LookUpDetroit.com.

Detroit’s unapologetic movement

Detroit’s unapologetic movement

When Reuben Sheares took the pulpit at Trinity United Church of Christ on the South Side of Chicago, the pews before him were nearly empty. The historic, and now infamous, Afrocentric church’s members were drawn to more rebellious religion in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. They became disillusioned with the notion that […]

Metro Business and Government

Birmingham Teen Raises $17K for Forgotten Harvest for Eagle Scout Badge

Birmingham Teen Raises $17K for Forgotten Harvest for Eagle Scout Badge

A Birmingham teen raised more than $17,000 to purchase and install a greenhouse that will help Forgotten Harvest feed the hungry, but the effort also got him a step closer to his Eagle Scout badge. Kevin Cragg, 14, raised the money to buy the 30-feet-by-96-feet Rolling Thunder Greenhouse, and then teamed last month with his […]

Detroit-inspired American Girl doll to be introduced this weekend

Detroit-inspired American Girl doll to be introduced this weekend

American Girl is introducing its new, historical Detroit-inspired doll Saturday at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The popular doll retailer spent two to three years researching and developing Melody Ellison and its product line, seeking cultural and historical accuracy, said company spokesperson Stephanie Spanos. American Girl is a Mattel company with a new Michigan […]

Ferndale’s Green Cruise the Antithesis to Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise

Ferndale’s Green Cruise the Antithesis to Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise

The antithesis of the gas-guzzling Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise celebrating Detroit’s role in the development of the American automobile, the 2016 Sierra Club Green Cruise, will be held in Ferndale Saturday, Aug. 13. It features bike rides, a street fair, and the grand parade of walkers, skaters, bicyclists, and others using non-motorized transportation. Begun in […]

Around Metro Detroit

Macomb Township boy sells lemonade to raise money for toys for kids with cancer

Macomb Township boy sells lemonade to raise money for toys for kids with cancer

A 4-year-old little boy named Conner lost a friend to cancer. Her name was Ella. She was only 3-years-old when she passed. To honor her Connor decided to run a lemonade stand to raise money to buy toys to take to kids fighting cancer. “I thought we might raise about $200,” said Diana Nicol. Instead […]

86-year-old Detroit veteran has time of his life skydiving

86-year-old Detroit veteran has time of his life skydiving

An 86-year-old veteran from Detroit crossed skydiving off his bucket list Sunday, and FOX 2 was there to see it. “I feel great and a little heavy — this is a lot of stuff,” Bob Harris told FOX 2’s Ron Savage, loaded up and ready to go. Harris is a U.S. veteran of WWII who […]

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Neighborly News and Events

Cultural festival to showcase southwest Detroit this month

Cultural festival to showcase southwest Detroit this month

A new cultural festival to showcase the vitality of southwest Detroit is planned this month along the Detroit River. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and Detroit-based business Ideal Group are hosting theFiesta del Rio Detroit on Aug. 27 at West Riverfront Park. There will be two stages for music and entertainment headlined by Los Angeles band […]

Royal Oak Olympic rower Grace Luczak finding success in Rio

Royal Oak Olympic rower Grace Luczak finding success in Rio

From Royal Oak to the Olympics. Grace Luczak lives in Princeton, NJ., but her roots are in Southeast Michigan. She was born in Royal Oak. “It’s so amazing to be here,” said Luczak. “It’s the Olympics so there is magic everywhere. It’s fun and really cool to be rowing with Felice (Mueller). It’s great because […]

Eastern Market looks to be 5 times bigger by 2025

Eastern Market looks to be 5 times bigger by 2025

Eastern Market, already the largest historic public market district in the country, is looking to expand its footprint to more than five times its current size, roughly 250 acres, by 2025. The growth is needed, Eastern Market believes, to give food distributors and processors a place to move into modern facilities as new federal safe […]