Thursday, April 4, 2013
Flights at community events and the 2013 Thunderbirds' season have been canceled, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Detroit Tigers fans can keep their eyes on the field Friday during opening day. That's because Selfridge Air National Guard Base will not be participating this year in the annual flyover at Comerica Park. Potential federal sequester cuts have not only affected the beloved baseball flyover, they have also grounded goodwill flights during community events, including parades, trade shows, F-22 demonstration flights and more for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, according to the U.S. Air Force. "Given the current federal budget environment, the Air Force has stopped all aviation support to community events, to include our traditional fly-over of the Tigers' home opener," Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, 127th Wing spokesman at Selfridge Air …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Local fashion company releases “Detroit Diehard” bracelets at John D Bistro on Thursday to support Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit and battle unemployment in southeast Michigan.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit has announced a partnership with Ink Detroit – a Detroit-based fashion and merchandise company dedicated to creating enthusiasm and positivity about the city. The company has unveiled its Detroit Diehard bracelet, inspired by Goodwill’s mission to provide job training, education and placement services to Metro Detroiters. A portion of every Detroit Diehard bracelet sold will benefit Goodwill. “Our brand celebrates the toughness and resilience of Metro Detroiters. As Detroiters, we excel at turning adversity and challenges into new opportunities,” said Steven Mansour, co-founder, Ink Detroit. “With a focus on creating job opportunities for our neighbors and rebuilding communities one person at a time, …
Friday, October 5, 2012
Hold on to your brains, as Metro Detroit gets made up for zombie walks, parties, blood drives and other walking-dead-themed events October.
Zombies are taking to the streets in droves this October. Zombie events are planned all over the Detroit Metro area. You can join the drooling, brain-eating masses, too. Here's how. Did we miss your favorite zombie-themed event? Add it in comments or email email@example.com.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Bradley Zucker scored a hat trick as Berkley-Ferndale stayed perfect in the Oakland Activities Association White with 4-0 win in Detroit Sunday.
DETROIT – Luc Hammerle and Bradley Zucker heated up the ice at Clark Park on Sunday afternoon. In an outdoor hockey game, the duo shrugged off the cold temperatures and windy conditions to help Berkley-Ferndale Unified win a key Oakland Activities Association White game over West Bloomfield, 4-0. It didn’t take long for Hammerle to put the Lakers in a hole. The senior defenseman scored in the first minute (:35) from a pass by Danny Fryc. “It’s always a good way to start,” Berkley-Ferndale Unified coach Jeff Fleming said. “It got them on their heels right away and out of their game.” Zucker took over from there. He had a two-goal second period (3:17 and 9:38) and then completed a hat trick in the third on a goal (6:35) assisted by …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
A group of private investors has 90 days to convince government officials that the project along Woodward Avenue in Detroit is feasible.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Ferndale took 65 percent of the vote in the finals against Detroit's Lafayette Park.
The results are official and Ferndale is Curbed Detroit's neighborhood of the year. Curbed Detroit, a website dedicated to snarky real estate posts and other things of interest, hosted its first Curbed Cup challenge for best neighborhood. Eight 'hoods were nominated by readers and each one was seeded. The breakdown looked like this: Corktown (1), Downtown (2), Midtown (3), Hamtramck (4), The Villages (5), Lafayette Park (6), Royal Oak (7), and, finally, listed as an eighth seed, Ferndale. So we dropped in as an eighth seed and beat everyone, pretty handily. Ferndale beat Corktown, Hamtramck and, finally, Lafayette Park, to take home the fake gold, as Curbed said. Congrats Ferndale on the big win!
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Here is what Patch readers around Michigan had to say in response to a blog post by Huffington Post Detroit blogger Toby Barlow on Thursday.
Do the suburbs know Detroit? Not according to HuffPost Detroit blogger and author Toby Barlow, who argues that the suburbs don’t know the real Detroit and that they should embrace the city. "But you can't have a region without a center," Barlow said. "If you're from Detroit, you've got to know it and be a part of it, embracing all of its opportunities, its troubles and its beauty. Barlow argued that many suburbanites say they are from Detroit without really knowing what the city is like. The blog generated heated response on Facebook, Twitter and in the comments on some Patch sites, including this story on Rochester Patch. Some agreed with Barlow, and others disagreed vehemently. Regional editor Nancy Hanus captured much of the feedback on…
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
More than 200 people attended the Michigan Film First Industry Update Tuesday in Bloomfield Hills to hear state Sen. Randy Richardville speak.
More than 200 actors, casting agents and film crew workers attended a two-hour session Tuesday evening to discuss reviving Michigan's once burgeoning film industry. State Sen. Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) told the crowd that he hopes a bill he introduced in Lansing will reinvigorate state's film industry. The bill, which is scheduled to go into committee next week, would address the need for Michigan to provide filmmakers with enough incentives to bring their film productions to the state. Senate Bill 569 is comparable to what other successful states offer, Richardville said at the Michigan Film First Film Industry Update in Bloomfield Hills. That was music to the ears of many in attendance. “I haven’t had an audition in months,” said …
Monday, September 5, 2011
What can be done to help Michigan? When Obama stopped in Detroit for his Labor Day speech, Patch talked to Michigan residents about what our national and local leadership can do to foster the state's turnaround.
DETROIT — Thousands of people from throughout Michigan gathered in downtown Detroit Monday afternoon to hear President Obama speak after the annual Labor Day parade. While the president spoke about jobs, labor and the importance of collective bargaining, Patch asked members of the audience to talk about what they would like to see our nation's leaders, as well as those in power locally, do to help the state. Obama teased the crowd about his upcoming speech on jobs, which is planned for Thursday, saying he would propose "ways to put America back to work that both parties would agree to." So what can our leaders in Washington do? Jobs, education: Those were the major themes these Michigan residents echoed. What do you think? Click through …
Here are a few of the sights from the day when President Obama visited Detroit Monday to talk about jobs. Patch will be updating throughout the day.
President Obama talked about jobs during his visit to Detroit on Monday. After a performance by Aretha Franklin, the president delivered a speech to metro Detroiters and labor leaders. "If you want to know who helped lay these cornerstones of the American middle class, you just have to look at union labor. That's the bedrock this country is built on: Hard work. Sacrifice. Looking out for one another. ...," he told the crowd gathered next to the GM headquarters. "These are tough times for working Americans, and even tougher for those looking for work. And a lot of folks have been looking for work for a long time," he said. The president then said he wants to "fully restore the middle class in America." The president's comments were pro-…