Cowabunga: Dairy Industry Celebrates Michigan Dairy Foods Awareness Day

Cowabunga: Dairy Industry Celebrates Michigan Dairy Foods Awareness Day

Moo. Michigan’s dairy cows produce more than 11.2 billion pounds of milk annually, making our dairy industry the nation’s 6th largest. “Michigan’s dairy industry is one of the largest agricultural industries in our state with an annual economic impact of $15.7 billion,” says Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “Ninety-seven percent of Michigan’s dairy farms are family owned, many […]

Kresge awards record $2.4 million to 25 community projects across Detroit

Kresge awards record $2.4 million to 25 community projects across Detroit

The Kresge Foundation has awarded a record $2.4 million in grants to 25 nonprofit community organizations across Detroit. These grants bring the total of planning and implementation grants to 99 and the total dollars awarded to $9.2 million since 2015. The implementation projects include new pathways and arts programming in Brightmoor’s Eliza Howell Park, a […]

Detroit raises rainbow flag in Spirit Plaza to honor LGBTQ Pride Month

Detroit raises rainbow flag in Spirit Plaza to honor LGBTQ Pride Month

The rainbow pride flag is flying high over Spirit Plaza to honor LGBTQ Pride Month. Flying the flag for LGBTQ Pride Month is part of the City of Detroit’s ongoing support of an inclusive, welcoming city for all. This year’s flag-raising, led by Police Chief James Craig, city officials and LGBT leaders in Detroit coincides […]

Piet Oudolf public garden on Belle Isle receives $1 million grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Piet Oudolf public garden on Belle Isle receives $1 million grant from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

Oudolf Garden Detroit (OGD) has received a $1 million grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for the Oudolf public garden on Belle Isle, which is scheduled to begin construction this summer. The grant puts the project within about $350,000 of the OGD’s $4 million overall funding goal, depending on final construction costs. It supports an […]

FCA plant approved by Detroit City Council, will bring jobs to many residents

FCA plant approved by Detroit City Council, will bring jobs to many residents

The Detroit City Council’s approval of a land swamp and other steps gave the green light to the new $2.5 million Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Jeep Assembly Plant and an upgrade to its Jefferson North Assembly Plant. The project is expected to bring a total of 4,950 new middle class union to the city. The Jeep plant on Mack Ave. […]

Housing and public amenity improvements coming to Detroit’s Regent Park neighborhood

Housing and public amenity improvements coming to Detroit’s Regent Park neighborhood

LifeBUILDERS, a nonprofit organization working to reclaim, empower and build in Detroit’s Regent Park neighborhood, has been awarded a $50,000 Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) grant for high-impact projects geared toward stabilizing and improving the area. LifeBUILDERS will use the funds this summer to focus on a variety of improvements to owner occupied homes and the […]

Check out historic architecture at Huntington Woods home tour June 2

Check out historic architecture at Huntington Woods home tour June 2

If you looking to take in some of the most diverse and historic architecture in Detroit, and perhaps Michigan, check out the Huntington Woods 27th annual Home Tour June 2. Sponsored by the Huntington Woods Women’s League, this year’s tour features five spectacular houses. All of them have been uniquely restored to showcase the home’s […]