Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

The Never-Ending Adoption Story of Violinist Ann Ourada Strubler

The Never-Ending Adoption Story of Violinist Ann Ourada Strubler

  Story premieres November 20 with Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Detroit Public Television during National Adoption Month. It’s starting to have the makings of a never-ending mini- series. Thirty years ago, then DSO violinist, Ann Ourada Strubler, met her birthmother Suzanne Fisch of San Diego and discovered her […]

New Film – Young Entrepreneurs Trying to Make It in Detroit

New Film – Young Entrepreneurs Trying to Make It in Detroit

Detroit emerged from bankruptcy nearly two years ago, and now it’s downtown has undergone a transformation. An area once marred with vacancies is now booming with new businesses, luxury goods and tech start-ups. But who is this new downtown for? It’s a question that’s worried longtime residents. And it’s an issue Max Nussenbaum and Dextina Booker are navigating. Max and […]

The Never-Ending Adoption Story of Violinist Ann Ourada Strubler

The Never-Ending Adoption Story of Violinist Ann Ourada Strubler

Story premieres November 20 with Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Detroit Public Television during National Adoption Month It’s starting to have the makings of a never-ending mini- series. Thirty years ago, then DSO violinist, Ann Ourada Strubler, met her birthmother Suzanne Fisch of San Diego and discovered her musical […]

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

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 […]

Around Metro Detroit

The Never-Ending Adoption Story of Violinist Ann Ourada Strubler

The Never-Ending Adoption Story of Violinist Ann Ourada Strubler

  Story premieres November 20 with Musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Detroit Public Television during National Adoption Month. It’s starting to have the makings of a never-ending mini- series. Thirty years ago, then DSO violinist, Ann Ourada Strubler, met her birthmother Suzanne Fisch of San Diego and discovered her […]

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 […]

Neighborly News and Events

WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE

WOODWARD DREAM CRUISE

The Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day automotive event, drawing about 1.5 million people and 40,000 classic cars each year from around the globe. Spectators can see muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles dating across several decades. The majority of the cars on display are those that were available […]

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 […]