Fountain Court Cooperative celebrates 50 years in Detroit’s housing community

Fountain Court Cooperative celebrates 50 years in Detroit’s housing community

Few people have called Fountain Court home as long as Robyn Ussery has. Her parents Roger and Blanche Ussery have lived for decades at what board members say is the largest black-owned cooperative in Detroit, even watching some of their grand- and great-grandchildren raised there. Concern and determination by residents and leadership, including board President […]

$2.5 million gift from Yaker family will help revitalize Southwest Detroit neighborhood

$2.5 million gift from Yaker family will help revitalize Southwest Detroit neighborhood

The Newberry Homes revitalization project in the Southwest Detroit’s Chadsey-Condon neighborhood just got a $2.5 million leg up. The gift is from Judith Yaker, widow real estate developer Sam Yaker, will establish the Sam L. and Judith Yaker Fund. It will help more people become homeowners and revitalize an eight block area of the neighborhood. […]

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 […]

Hungry Harvest launching doorstep fruits, vegetables delivery service in Detroit

Hungry Harvest launching doorstep fruits, vegetables delivery service in Detroit

It will soon be easier to fresh fruits and vegetable in Detroit. Hungry Harvest will launch its doorstep fruit and vegetable delivery service across the city in June. It is also launching the service in Ann Arbor. The company rescues fruits and vegetables that would otherwise go to waste due to cosmetic imperfections or surpluses, puts the […]

More than hugs and handshakes, Sherwood Forest residents share lessons of living in Detroit neighborhoods

More than hugs and handshakes, Sherwood Forest residents share lessons of living in Detroit neighborhoods

For Gail Rodwan and Shirley Jackson sharing a neighborhood involves more than neighborly gestures. As long-time residents of Sherwood Forest, their families have formed bonds – but communities aren’t built on hugs and handshakes. The Story of Sherwood Forest: One Hundred Years a Detroit Neighborhood documents some of the initiatives and organizing the Rodwans, Jacksons […]

Land Bank could determine if $1 billion State Fairgrounds vision moves forward

Land Bank could determine if $1 billion State Fairgrounds vision moves forward

Detroiters wondering about the future of the long-vacant State Fairgrounds might have a better idea after March 21. A Wednesday meeting of the Michigan Land Bank Authority in Lansing will determine if the Magic Plus, LLC investment group, which won a proposal to transform the site into commercial property, moves forward after years of little […]

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