Delrayresident trades her house for new free home in Warrendale

Delrayresident trades her house for new free home in Warrendale

It’s happening. The Gordy Howe Bridge is on its way and will link Windsor to the Detroit’s Delray neighborhood. That construction, and eventual bridge, will cause some complications for the neighborhood and its residents. Unfortunately, complications and problems are nothing new for this neighborhood, which has had to deal with health issues caused by heavy […]

Our Communities Can Thrive Through Small Business Support and Success

Our Communities Can Thrive Through Small Business Support and Success

GUEST COMMENTARY By April Boyle What makes a great entrepreneur? It’s passion for an idea,the willingness to pursue a dream, and a wish for personal, professional and financial freedom. Every day at Build Institute we see this entrepreneurial spirit in action, and a drive for success in people from all walks of life, from all […]

A greener guide to gift-giving and holiday get-togethers

A greener guide to gift-giving and holiday get-togethers

A greener outlook to the holiday season doesn’t boil down to who brings salad to the pot luck. As a matter of fact, with a fast-growing market of vegetarians and vegan food consumers throughout the country, meals designed around plates that will contain plant-based dishes aren’t as rare as they were during celebrations past. Whether […]

Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards $1.1 million to metro Detroit nonprofits helping those in financial stress

Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards $1.1 million to metro Detroit nonprofits helping those in financial stress

Metro Detroit families and individuals facing difficult financial decisions will get more help from 39 Detroit nonprofits thanks to a $1.1 million award from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The foundation celebrated its annual “Detroit Day of Giving” on Nov. 14 by distributing the dollars to the organizations that work to ensure individuals and […]

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 […]

Six Farm Tours to Do This Fall

Six Farm Tours to Do This Fall

There’s more to a glass of milk than meets the eye. Taking a gulp one of the few healthy beverages that can be enjoyed warm or cold is the final step in distribution that begins at locations throughout Michigan. A fun, family activity this fall can give milk-lovers an up-close look at life on  the […]

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