Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

Music helps singer forget about her pain

Music helps singer forget about her pain

AUBURN HILLS —Throughout her life, Ali McManus has used music as a healing outlet. “While my friends and family are outside running around, I am inside playing music,” she said. “Playing takes my mind to another place and helps me forget all the pain and struggles I have had to experience in my life.” The […]

2016 America’s Thanksgiving Parade

2016 America’s Thanksgiving Parade

America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van is one of the country’s largest and most spectacular Parades in the United States! Every November something magical happens on Detroit’s historic Woodward Avenue, a holiday tradition that dates back to 1924. This year, we are celebrating 90 Years Together full of sparkles and magic that have captured […]

Detroit-based and Filmed Comedy, THE PICKLE RECIPE, Showing at The Maple Theater!

Detroit-based and Filmed Comedy, THE PICKLE RECIPE, Showing at The Maple Theater!

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the Detroit-based and filmed comedy, THE PICKLE RECIPE at The Maple Theater! The Maple Theater Show times: Wednesday, November 16 – 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:15 PM, 7:00 PM Thursday, November 17 – 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:15 PM, 7:00 PM Friday, November 18 – 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, […]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

Volunteer pilots needed to deliver ‘Good Cheer’ to children in need

Volunteer pilots needed to deliver ‘Good Cheer’ to children in need

PONTIAC — A volunteer gift-giving program is calling for pilots to give needy children to help fulfill wishes this holiday season. To help make Christmas memorable, Operation Good Cheer, an annual program sponsored by Child and Family Services of Michigan, is in need of pilots to volunteer their time and aircraft to drop off presents […]

THE TAPESTRY: A MUSICIAN’S JOURNEY

THE TAPESTRY: A MUSICIAN’S JOURNEY

SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 3 PM, ORCHESTRA HALL IN DETROIT DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND YOUTH ORCHESTRA A BENEFIT FOR SPAULDING FOR CHILDREN CELEBRATING NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH ADOPTED MUSICAL BIRTH SISTERS AND COUSINS TO MEET ON NATIONAL ADOPTION DAY The Guerra Family: Ramiro, Alison, and composers, Olivia and John Guerra The Strubler Family: Front Row: Dr. David […]

The Salvation Army to kick off 2016 Red Kettle Campaign in conjunction with the city of Detroit Christmas tree lighting

The Salvation Army to kick off 2016 Red Kettle Campaign in conjunction with the city of Detroit Christmas tree lighting

The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit will host a merry ceremony at Campus Martius Park in Detroit to formally begin the 2016 Red Kettle Campaign immediately prior to the city’s lighting of the grand holiday tree. The nonprofit will officially light the world’s tallest red kettle – approximately 56 feet tall and 24 feet wide, […]

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

JCC’s Pitt Child Development Center and Day Camps Earn National Accreditation

JCC’s Pitt Child Development Center and Day Camps Earn National Accreditation

Programs recognized among the top in the nation by earning accreditation The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s Sarah & Irving Pitt Child Development Center (Pitt CDC) and JCC Day Camps have again been honored with accreditation from two of the country’s leading organizations that advocate on behalf of children. The Pitt CDC received accreditation […]

Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth by Robert A. Lytle

Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth by Robert A. Lytle

Rochester’s local pharmacist, story teller and author, Robert Lytle, has been a hit among the area’s schools. The following is a synopsis of his latest book, “Mr. Blair’s Labyrinth.” In this adventure into the the present, past and future, two teenage brothers visit Grampa at his newly purchased, historical home. Grampa is recreating a labyrinth in […]

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 […]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

“President Washington”  Last Year Arrived in Metro Detroit from Philadelphia

“President Washington” Last Year Arrived in Metro Detroit from Philadelphia

Join Us in Remembering Our Heritage and the Real Purpose of Thanksgiving Day – print up some rich American History to share with others A local minister joined by both Presidents “George Washington” and “Abraham Lincoln” wanted Metro Detroiters to recall the National Proclamations of both presidents regarding Thanksgiving Day. Rev. Richard Dalton, Hospice Chaplain and […]

Oil may be lurking under Word of Faith church property in Southfield

Oil may be lurking under Word of Faith church property in Southfield

A controversial exploratory well on a Southfield church’s property has uncovered an underground rock formation that bodes well for oil and gas production at the site that could go on for years. Jordan Development, the Traverse City-based company that installed the well on Word of Faith Christian Center’s property off West 9 Mile and Evergreen, […]

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 […]

Metro Business and Government

What can $150K buy you in Detroit?

What can $150K buy you in Detroit?

It can get you a lot of house Today we’re taking a look at four different properties in four different neighborhoods around Detroit. From a condo in Lafayette Park, a massive home just outside Boston Edison, and move-in ready homes in East English Village and Bagley, here are a few different places we found for […]

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 […]

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Winter Water Safety Tips

Winter Water Safety Tips

By Chris McCuiston, CEO & Co-Founder, Goldfish Swim School As the cool weather arrives this fall and winter season, water safety may not be the first thing that comes to mind for many parents. The reality is, freezing temperatures pose a great deal of safety risks for young children. These five tips from Goldfish Swim […]

Detroit-based and Filmed Comedy, THE PICKLE RECIPE, Showing at The Maple Theater!

Detroit-based and Filmed Comedy, THE PICKLE RECIPE, Showing at The Maple Theater!

Don’t miss your opportunity to see the Detroit-based and filmed comedy, THE PICKLE RECIPE at The Maple Theater! The Maple Theater Show times: Wednesday, November 16 – 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:15 PM, 7:00 PM Thursday, November 17 – 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:15 PM, 7:00 PM Friday, November 18 – 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, […]

Neighborly News and Events

7th Annual Comedy for KAT Kickoff

7th Annual Comedy for KAT Kickoff

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit will present the 7th Annual Comedy for KAT Kickoff, featuring Ross Bennett, on Thursday, December 8 at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle. The evening raises funds for Kids All Together (KAT), an award-winning inclusion program that offers children with special needs the opportunity to participate fully in summer programming […]

Michigan Opera Theatre to Present Silent Night Based on Christmas Truce of World War I

Michigan Opera Theatre to Present Silent Night Based on Christmas Truce of World War I

Michigan Opera Theatre to Present Pulitzer Prize-Winning Silent Night Based on Christmas Truce of World War I Opera complemented by period concert, film screening and history lecture Nov. 12-20 at the Detroit Opera House Michigan Opera Theatre’s 2016-17 season, celebrating founder David DiChiera’s legacy, continues with American Composer Kevin Puts’s Pulitzer Prize-winning contemporary opera, Silent […]

Karmanos Cancer Institute named Screening Center of Excellence

Karmanos Cancer Institute named Screening Center of Excellence

Karmanos locations in Detroit and Farmington Hills among Michigan’s eight designated screening centers that follow best practices outlined by Lung Cancer Alliance. “We are proud and honored to be working with the Karmanos Cancer Institute as a Lung Cancer Alliance Screening Center of Excellence. Their commitment to practice responsible lung cancer screening will lead to […]

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