Sports & Recreation

SPRING FILM SERIES: FASTBALL

SPRING FILM SERIES: FASTBALL

The mysteries and memories of baseball’s greatest heroes are revealed in Fastball, as it features interviews with dozens of former players, from legendary Hall-of-Famers to up-and-coming All-Stars, including Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, and Derek Jeter, with narration by Kevin Costner. Fastball is peppered with archival footage of baseball’s greatest moments, plus original highspeed 4K footage and motion graphics that unlock the secrets hidden within […]

Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life

Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life

The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is hosting free activities at the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning Arctic Ring of Life to celebrate International Polar Bear Day and raise awareness of the conservation concerns facing this iconic species. Two events – one on Sunday, Feb. 26, and another on Monday, Feb. 27 – will include zookeeper talks, educational […]

Glide into Winter on the Detroit Zoo’s New Skating Rink

Glide into Winter on the Detroit Zoo’s New Skating Rink

Detroit Zoo visitors can execute an Axel, complete a camel spin or simply float freestyle this winter on a new skating rink located in front of the frozen façade of the Polk Penguin Conservation Center. The 1,548-square-foot Winter Rink, which can accommodate 31 skaters, is open now through February 2017.  Guests ages 4 and older […]

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 […]

Michigan Senior Olympics

Michigan Senior Olympics

MICHIGAN SENIOR OLYMPICS,  AGES 50+ Registration for the 2017 Michigan Senior Olympic Winter Games is now open.  The events will take place at various locations throughout Southeast Michigan February 8-13, 2017. Events include: badminton, billiards, bocce ball, basketball skills competition, dancesport, ice hockey, pickleball, powerlifting, racquetball, table tennis, and co-ed volleyball (NEW). In addition to […]

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 […]

Through Dan Gilbert, Detroit gets its moment in Cleveland’s NBA championship

Through Dan Gilbert, Detroit gets its moment in Cleveland’s NBA championship

Moments after the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, one of Detroit’s most important players took center stage in Oakland, Calif. Dan Gilbert — the 54-year-old Quicken Loans Inc. chairman, Detroit real estate mogul and majority owner of Jack Casino locations (including Greektown Casino Hotel in Detroit) and […]

Public service Tuesday for Gordie Howe in Detroit

Public service Tuesday for Gordie Howe in Detroit

You have a chance to pay tribute to Gordie Howe. The man known as Mr. Hockey died Friday at the age of 88. The Detroit Red Wings and the Howe family are holding a public visitation Tuesday, June 14 at Joe Louis Area in Detroit. The visitation runs from 9:00am- 9:00pm at the arena. Fans […]

Michigan Humane Society names new center in honor of Dresner Foundation

Michigan Humane Society names new center in honor of Dresner Foundation

The Dresner Foundation has made a $3.5 million gift to the Michigan Humane Society to support operations at its new animal care campus in Detroit. To recognize the gift, the Michigan Humane Society said it has named the $15.5 million center the Dresner Foundation Animal Care Campus. Opened in March, about a year and a […]

Red Wings arena update

Red Wings arena update

The Sense of Success – Marika Vorosmarty-Blumerick, 71 Shelby Township, Michigan

The Sense of Success – Marika Vorosmarty-Blumerick, 71 Shelby Township, Michigan

While all Senior Games athletes strive to perform at their best, the reasons vary as to what motivates them. Some still have the burning desire to win and earn medals, while others seek to maintain health and vitality, to set goals, to measure and compete against themselves over time, or simply to enjoy participating in […]

Video Compilation Detroit Red Wings February 2016

Video Compilation Detroit Red Wings February 2016

Meridian Winter Blast – 12th Year of Fun

Meridian Winter Blast – 12th Year of Fun

Detroit’s premier winter festival, Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans, returns to Campus Martius Park for its 12th year, Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14, with its sights set on a making a positive impact for Flint children. The festival’s hours are Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 […]

Farewell Season at The Joe

Farewell Season at The Joe

By Alex DiFilippo  – Detroit Red Wings Communications Coordinator The Detroit Red Wings and Olympia Entertainment announced details surrounding the “Farewell Season at The Joe” campaign as the organizations prepare to embark on their final season (2016-17) at Joe Louis Arena. The campaign will celebrate many of the historic Red Wings games and entertainment acts that have […]

A Clever Use for Awkwardly Sized Vacant Lots: Outdoor Gyms

A Clever Use for Awkwardly Sized Vacant Lots: Outdoor Gyms

Free workout spots could help tackle the obesity epidemic, too. JESSICA LEIGH HESTER Many urban parks become de facto fitness spaces. Joggers dart around kids teetering on bikes. It’s not uncommon to see someone lunging across asphalt, breaking into squats or burpees, or enlisting a bench for standing push-ups. But some parks are specifically designed […]

Detroit Tigers acquire Justin Wilson from New York Yankees

Detroit Tigers acquire Justin Wilson from New York Yankees

  The Detroit Tigers announced today that the club has acquired lefthanded pitcher Justin Wilson from the New York Yankees in exchange for righthanded pitchers Luis Cessa and Chad Green. “Justin provides us with a power lefthanded arm who has the ability to pitch towards the back end of our bullpen,” said Al Avila, Executive […]

TRICK-OR-TREAT!  AND SOMETHING GOOD TO EAT!

TRICK-OR-TREAT! AND SOMETHING GOOD TO EAT!

Trick-or-Treat Downtown, Costume Parade, Spaghetti Dinner, Kid’s Craft, and Movie Oct. 9, 2015– On Oct. 24, join your friends and neighbors in downtown Rochester for Trick-or-Treat Downtown, a costume parade, a spaghetti dinner and more! Kids are encouraged to dress-up and Trick-or-Treat Downtown from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Over 50 businesses will participate in […]

Woodward Dream Cruise

Woodward Dream Cruise

Annual World Famous Car Cruise on Woodward Ave just north of Detroit, MI. The Woodward Dream Cruise – WDC – is the World’s Most Popular Car Cruise and largest one-day automotive event. It is held annually the 3rd Saturday of August on Woodward Avenue just north of Detroit in Michigan, USA. Official Date: August 15, […]

A Guide to Biking in Detroit

A Guide to Biking in Detroit

While better known for cars and music, Detroit is slowly and surely leaving its mark on the world of bicycles. Cyclists are flocking to the city’s flat, wide streets that, to folks used to denser spaces, seem almost deserted of traffic. There is a visible and concerted investment in cycling infrastructure including more than 150 miles […]

Royal Oak Cowbell Classic

Royal Oak Cowbell Classic

  ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit suburb of Royal Oak wants to hear a lot more cowbell. The Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1HRTkuH ) the “more cowbell” line from a 2000 “Saturday Night Live” TV sketch is part of the inspiration for an effort to break the Guinness World Recordsmark for the most people […]

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