Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

Detroit Bikes gearing up for expansion

Detroit Bikes gearing up for expansion

Detroit, the city whose auto industry put the world on wheels more than a century ago, is also hoping to become a hub of bike manufacturing. Last month, Detroit Bikes took a major step in that regard by starting work on a 3,000-bike contract with Motivate, America’s largest bike-share company. The new work not only […]

Not afraid of heights? Adventurous can rappel downtown

Not afraid of heights? Adventurous can rappel downtown

Daredevils can experience the thrill of rapelling from the top of a 341-foot downtown skyscraper Friday and Saturday to help raise money for children in Detroit and Nepal. For $1,000, participants can use ropes to get from the top of the First National Building on Woodward to the street below. Money raised goes to American […]

How Detroit plans to turn design into dollars

How Detroit plans to turn design into dollars

Detroit’s designation last year as a UNESCO city of design could result in partnerships with designers in other UNESCO cities such as Berlin; Graz, Austria; or Bilbao, Spain. “This designation means Detroit will have a stronger international relationship with its peers around the globe, and that could result in possible joint ventures that would drive […]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

Moross Greenway Project working hard to clean up Detroit neighborhood

Moross Greenway Project working hard to clean up Detroit neighborhood

A Detroit neighborhood is looking a lot greener these days thanks to the work of some volunteers. The goal of the Moross Greenway Project is to clean up the seven islands on Moross between I-94 and St. John Hospital on Detroit’s east side.  The project raises money to mow the lawns, plant trees and re-landscape […]

March of Dimes funds to be used to help Detroit families

March of Dimes funds to be used to help Detroit families

The annual March of Dimes was held in Detroit on Saturday, with the money dedicated to staying in Detroit to help the families affected by premature births and birth defections. “It does not care how much you make, it doesn’t care who you are, it doesn’t care what you do — it affects everyone,” said […]

Pink elevators raise money for breast cancer in downtown Detroit

Pink elevators raise money for breast cancer in downtown Detroit

The color pink and construction don’t typically go hand in hand, but one company thought it was the perfect fit for a good cause. Walbridge Construction marked a special occasion this week at ‘The Griswold’ project at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Griswold Street in downtown Detroit, by unveiling two massive, pink elevators at […]

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

Detroit high school seniors receive 100% college acceptance, fifth consecutive year for Cristo Rey

Detroit high school seniors receive 100% college acceptance, fifth consecutive year for Cristo Rey

  For the fifth consecutive year, seniors at l have received 100% college acceptance. “That actually makes me proud to be a part of the school,” says Jazmine Ellis, senior. “A lot of people give Detroit a bad rep, but it’s making a comeback with this generations,” adds Tyson Green, 17-years-old. The president of Cristo […]

Detroit Cass Tech student earns full-ride scholarship to Juilliard

Detroit Cass Tech student earns full-ride scholarship to Juilliard

If you’ve ever wondered where world-class talent comes from, their stories don’t all begin in Rome, Vienna or New York City. For some – the journey begins in downtown Detroit. Javon Jones already won a Young Visionary Award, and now the 16-year-old from Cass Tech has achieved the pinnacle of dreams –  attending Juilliard this fall […]

Zoo’s penguin center is marvel of high-tech design

Zoo’s penguin center is marvel of high-tech design

The Detroit Zoo’s new home for penguins is billed as the world’s largest zoo display of these zany aquatic birds. Visitors can see more than 80 penguins — waddling, swimming and staring back — from a stunning range of viewpoints. What penguin fans can’t see is the equally stunning effort it took to conceive, design and build this center, […]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

Tuskegee Airman, 94, awarded Bronze Star at Detroit NAACP dinner

Tuskegee Airman, 94, awarded Bronze Star at Detroit NAACP dinner

A 94-year-old Detroit native has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic service and meritorious achievement during World War II. Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson was presented the award by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Sunday at the 61st Annual Detroit NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. Stabenow says Jefferson is one of the few remaining Tuskegee […]

Sunday Concert – First At Four – May 1st

Sunday Concert – First At Four – May 1st

First at Four – a monthly gathering of Performance, Praise & Local Harmony in Jesus Join with us on Sunday 4:00 pm – May 1st Al Bettis, is our guest performer Held at: Beautiful Savior Lutheran Chapel 5631 N. Adams Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 (between Long Lake (18 mile) and Square Lake (19 mile) Click […]

$6.1M project creates housing for veterans in Detroit

$6.1M project creates housing for veterans in Detroit

A slow smile crept across the face of Detroit veteran Charles Montague as he peered around his new apartment in the heart of the Cass Corridor, just blocks from bustling redevelopment in Midtown. After more than a decade of tumultuous times, Montague has finally landed on his feet. Montague, who was homeless and lived on the streets of Detroit […]

Metro Business and Government

‘Ideas City’ proposes reinventing Detroit through art

‘Ideas City’ proposes reinventing Detroit through art

Imagine a single permit that Detroit artists could easily get from the city that would cut through the red tape that can prohibit creative neighborhood initiatives like festivals and other ideas from getting off the ground. Imagine a curated refrigerator stocked with flavorful and healthy food choices and placed in Detroit gas stations and liquor stores, where so many residents end up buying processed junk […]

Former Hudson’s site in downtown Detroit slated for high-rise development

Former Hudson’s site in downtown Detroit slated for high-rise development

An iconic spot in downtown Detroit is one step closer redevelopment. The former Hudson’s department store has been a city-owned underground parking garage since the Hudson’s building was demolished in 1998. But officials with Detroit’s Downtown Development Authority gave the tentative go-ahead for a new high-rise development there Wednesday. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said the […]

Abilene barbers seek to be a cut above at Detroit barber expo

Abilene barbers seek to be a cut above at Detroit barber expo

On Sunday, local barbers Chris Maldonado and Roberto Maldonado hope to make the cut as they test their skills against some of the best barbers in America at the Motor City Barber Expo at the Garden Theater in Detroit. The barbers Maldonado aren’t related by blood, but they are kindred spirits when it comes to […]

Around Metro Detroit

Detroit is home to the most Knight Cities Challenge winners

Detroit is home to the most Knight Cities Challenge winners

Creative thinking is right up there with sheer stubbornness as a driving force behind Detroit’s resurgence. That spirit of innovation was recognized this week with the announcement of the 2016 class of Knight Cities Challenge winners. Detroit is home to more winning projects than any other city. The challenge solicits ideas from local organizations and […]

Come ‘Dance!’ with the newest exhibit at the DIA

Come ‘Dance!’ with the newest exhibit at the DIA

The most daring idea behind “Dance! American Art 1830-1960,” which opens Sunday at the Detroit Institute of Arts, was pairing great art with life-sized videos of dancers in action. You might think this a recipe for distraction, but you’d be wrong. The seven videos that annotate “Dance!” are deeply absorbing, fun to watch, and offer […]

CREATING SPACES FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN STEM:

CREATING SPACES FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN STEM:

AN EVENT OF THE STEMinista PROJECT Driving Detroit to Become a Leader in STEM Workforce Development As Michigan’s economy and labor market continues to recover, it has become apparent the state needs to focus on building its talent pipeline, specifically in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. According to a recent study conducted by […]

Neighborly News and Events

Gathering seeks ways to improve health of Detroit residents

Gathering seeks ways to improve health of Detroit residents

Health problems that disproportionally affect Detroit residents are the focus of a gathering at Wayne State University. The inaugural Mayor’s Summit on Health Equity is Monday and Tuesday at the Detroit university. Health disparity researchers will gather with officials from Detroit’s department of public health, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and key […]

Little Caesars Arena is name of new Detroit Red Wings venue

Little Caesars Arena is name of new Detroit Red Wings venue

Little Caesars Arena is the name of the new Detroit Red Wings arena that’s been rising along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit. Olympia Entertainment announced the name at an event Thursday morning. The naming rights are part of a 20-year, $125 million deal. Christopher Ilitch, president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings, said the naming rights […]

Detroit All-Girls Team Wins Top Prize At Prestigious Chess Tournament

Detroit All-Girls Team Wins Top Prize At Prestigious Chess Tournament

A group of eighth-grade girls hailing from Detroit, Michigan, won a battle of the minds on Sunday when they took home the gold at a national chess tournament. Led by 13-year-old Jada Hamilton, the five-member University Prep Science and Math team earned first place in the “Under 14” category at the 13th annual KCF All-Girls […]