LittleGuide’s Top 10 events for Detroit families in June

LittleGuide’s Top 10 events for Detroit families in June

by Carrie Budzinski  There’s nothing like summer Detroit. Festivals, fairs and lots of outdoor activities are everywhere. LittleGuide Detroit is a comprehensive resource for families looking for classes, events and activities to do in the city and out. You’ll find everything from free things to do in Detroit to guides to summer festivals and splash […]

Reducing food waste: Good for the planet and your budget

Reducing food waste: Good for the planet and your budget

Food waste. It’s something we might only think about when cleaning up from dinner or maybe we don’t think about it at all. The awful truth is America leads the world in food waste. According to the USDA, 30 to 40 percent of food is wasted every year in the United States, and the estimated […]

Oakland County leaders give voters bad directions on RTA

Oakland County leaders give voters bad directions on RTA

“Transit myths,” Deputy Oakland County Executive Gerald Poisson’s recent guest column in the Daily Tribune, excoriating Warren Evans’ regional transit millage proposal, raises some interesting questions – and should raise some eyebrows when we consider Southeast Michigan’s future. Poisson mocks the idea of spending money on transit, as his boss L. Brooks Patterson has in […]

Does code enforcement = blight removal?

Does code enforcement = blight removal?

Commentary by Bill Johnson Detroit’s campaign to bring the nearly 40,000 rental properties into compliance with the city housing code by 2020 defies logic. These codes were intended to prevent neighborhood deterioration. This blitz, however, will accelerate abandonment and decimate both low-income and middle-class communities. Rental property owners will have six months to register their […]

Be your own Valentine

Be your own Valentine

If cupid doesn’t shoot the arrow of love your way and you find yourself without that special someone this Valentine’s Day, here’s your opportunity to be creative. Try something different. I want you to be your OWN Valentine! Shower yourself with love. Stop criticizing yourself. Praise yourself instead: “I am a work of art” Give yourself […]