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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 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 at airport throughout the […]

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 […]

Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlour serves community

Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlour serves community

  I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream at Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlour. For 51 years and counting, part owners Paul Scott and Tino Orozco have continued to serve the community. It all started in 1964, when Scott and his brother-in-law turned a fun idea to open their very own ice cream parlour […]

Toasted Oak celebrates fifth anniversary

Toasted Oak celebrates fifth anniversary

Last week, Toasted Oak Grill and Market in Novi hosted a celebration to recognize five years of serving the community gourmet, regional cuisine. On their special night, they pulled all the stops in an effort to benefit Greening of Detroit. The evening featured a strolling dinner created by award-winning Toasted Oak Executive Chef Brian Kanak. In addition, […]

Detroit Mass Mob brings new life to churches

Detroit Mass Mob brings new life to churches

As a toddler, Jeff Stawasz used to gaze up at Detroit’s cathedrals in awe of their sheer size and stunning architecture on the way to mass. Those days are long gone. Now on his way to mass, Stawasz sees abandoned, rundown churches, making him sick to his stomach. “I feel sad and have a heavy heart because […]

2015 Auto Show shines light on Detroit

2015 Auto Show shines light on Detroit

Detroit is shifting into top gear for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. 2015 is all about performance, luxury and speed. Ford and Acura are stealing the spotlight at this year’s NAIAS with their eye-catching super cars, the Ford GT and the Acura NSX. “The style and flare of the vehicles are over the top,” […]

Shinola keeps Detroit ticking by making watches

Shinola keeps Detroit ticking by making watches

Remember when Americans made stuff by hand in America? Today, one company has kept that tradition alive since 2011 by hand making watches in the watch-making capitol of America, Detroit. In a time when people would rather dodge Detroit, Shinola embraced the Motor City with open arms. While exploring Detroit for a place to set […]

12 ways to have fun under the sun in Detroit

12 ways to have fun under the sun in Detroit

Summer is officially here in Detroit and there are lots of events and fun things to do for the whole family, from firework shows to concerts and beer tastings to the renaissance festival. Set aside a date, and circle it on the calendar, for these 12 fun activities. Go to the Detroit Institute of Arts […]

Veronika Scott empowers Detroit with a jacket

Veronika Scott empowers Detroit with a jacket

If it weren’t for Veronika Scott, Eljeana Lee would still be one of the more than 20,000 homeless men and women in the streets of Detroit who face the freezing cold every year without shelter or warmth. Lee never thought she would be homeless. In 2006, she said her life changed drastically. Faster than she could […]

Relive Detroit’s history with The Gem Theatre

Relive Detroit’s history with The Gem Theatre

Detroit has a rich history of music and entertainment. Folks nowadays can relive their city’s historic past through its beautiful theaters. On the Corner of Madison St. and Brush St. is The Gem Theatre, a theatre known for breaking and setting records.  History Before a single brick was even laid, the Twentieth Century Club of […]

The North American International Auto Show Drives Detroit In the Right Direction

The North American International Auto Show Drives Detroit In the Right Direction

January means three things to petrol-heads in the Motor City: cold weather, a new year and the North American International Auto Show on Friday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 26 at Cobo Center. Car enthusiasts around the world travel to Detroit every January to see what automobile companies have in store down the road. Detroit […]

Entrepreneurs Start Online Company In Detroit

Entrepreneurs Start Online Company In Detroit

Let’s face it: Detroit has seen better days. To support the city in its time of need, more and more entrepreneurs are starting the engines of their new businesses and putting them in drive. Custom shirts by Down with Detroit. Photo from downwithdetroit.com Michigan natives Matthew Zebari and Patrick Duggan did so in 2006 by […]

Stop by the Franklin Cider Mill

Stop by the Franklin Cider Mill

The smell of apple cider and cinnamon spice doughnuts has been welcoming customers to the Franklin Cider Mill for 181 years. The mill opened its doors in 1832. Since then, people of all shapes and sizes have flocked to the cider mill to watch the making of apple cider, eat a doughnut made from an […]

The first Whole Foods Market in Detroit makes an impact

The first Whole Foods Market in Detroit makes an impact

The clock is ticking as Detroit waits eagerly for the grand opening of the first Whole Foods Market in Detroit. At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, the Whole Foods Market in Detroit will open its doors to the public. On opening day, there will be 70 tents selling local products and merchandise. Construction of the […]

Rochester Heritage Festival

Rochester Heritage Festival

The city of Rochester celebrated the 36th annual Greater Rochester Heritage Days Festival at Rochester Municipal Park Friday, May 25-26, in honor of the city’s history, tradition and culture. There was something for everyone and of all ages at the festival, including the popular and rib-tickling “Great Lake Timber Show,” presented by Bruce Belanger from […]

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