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 By Renee Summers    News    May 30, 2019 

Inkster Mayor Byron Nolen Puts Residents First

Inkster Mayor Byron Nolen wants to introduce his city to the rest of the region. In order to accomplish that, he has been working steadily on numerous enhancements to the city since his election to...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 23, 2019

Mental Health is the Theme at Coffee Hour with State Representative Leslie Love

Michigan State Representative Leslie Love, who represents the 10th House District, held her monthly coffee hour with her constituents on Monday, May 13. The event was held at the Redford District...

 

Jefferson Barns Reading Room is a Library Without the Strings Attached

Checking out a book from the library can satisfy your craving for a mystery novel, allow you to discover your favorite Hollywood star via an autobiography, or offer a do-it-yourself guide to training...

 

Junior Master Gardner Program Coming to Garden City

If you've been looking for a summer program to get your children or grandchildren involved in once school lets out, Garden City may have just what you're looking for. Laura Turner, Building Manager...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 16, 2019

Dearborn Heights Mayor Daniel Paletko Engages with Residents

John F. Kennedy is a hero to many, including Daniel Paletko, mayor of Dearborn Heights. The famous quote by Kennedy, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country"...

 

Dearborn Heights Library Puppet Show Fun for All Ages

The world of make-believe is a land of vast possibilities. Jim Moyer, Youth Services Librarian for the city of Dearborn Heights, knows that make-believe and education can sometimes go hand in hand. Mo...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 9, 2019

Elected Officials Discuss Auto Insurance Rates with Voters at Town Hall in Detroit

In a Town Hall Meeting to discuss auto insurance rates, legislators at the state and national level met with voters on April 24 at Focus: HOPE in Detroit. Emotions ran high as residents and...

 
 By Renee Summers    Business    May 9, 2019

Inkster Chocolate Shop is a Family Business Celebrating 100 Years and Counting

The unassuming little store front on Michigan Avenue in Inkster houses a long and storied history most know little about. The shop was built in the late 1960s by Evans Corden to house his...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    May 2, 2019

Public Forum on Gun Violence Featuring Parkland Father Held in Farmington

On April 15, the National Council of Jewish Women-Michigan held an open public discussion addressing the crisis of gun violence in the nation. The event was held at the Farmington Community Library....

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 25, 2019

Congress, Coffee and Conversation with Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib in Romulus

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Michigan's 13th District knows the importance of keeping in touch with those who elected her to serve in Washington, D.C. A native of Detroit and serving her first term...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 25, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste Requires Proper Disposal

As consumers, we often do not think about the hazardous products we keep in our homes. Under the kitchen sink we keep drain cleaners and household cleaners of all sorts. In the bathroom we keep nail...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 18, 2019

Good Things Are on the Horizon for the City of Wayne

A mayor's job can be a demanding one. John Rhaesa knows this firsthand. Rhaesa was sworn in as mayor of Wayne in November of 2018. Previously a member of Wayne's City Council for seven years, Rhaesa...

 

Norwayne Community Garden Needs More Help from Local Residents

Community gardens have been popping up all over America, especially in urban neighborhoods, in an effort to alleviate food scarcity. Often, such neighborhoods are considered "food deserts," where resi...

 

Bookstock Used Book Sale Returns to Livonia for 17th Year

Over 300,000 used books and other media will be available for sale at Bookstock, one of metro Detroit’s largest annual used book and media sales. Bookstock is being held at Laurel Park Place Mall...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 11, 2019

Westland Mayor Helps Create Progress in the City

Mayor William Wild of Westland has been actively involved in public service for 20 years. Wild began serving on the city's Planning Commission in 1999 and after two years, he was elected to City...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    April 11, 2019

Family-Friendly Alcohol Awareness Event Held in Garden City

On April 4, the Family Resource Center (FRC) hosted a community event called Stand Up, Stand Out, and Stay Sober. The free event was held at the Maplewood Community Center in Garden City. The event...

 

Detroit Dog Rescue Improving the City's Image, Four Legs at a Time

It's no secret that Detroit has a stray dog problem. Over the past 10 years, numerous media outlets have proclaimed the stray dog issue as a symptom of a city in crisis. When the city refused access...

 

Garden City Residents Can Get Food Assistance at Our H.O.M.E. Pantry

When St. Dunstan Catholic Church in Garden City closed in 2014, the food pantry it supported was moved to the Maplewood Community Center and given a new name: Our H.O.M.E. Pantry. H.O.M.E. stands for...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 28, 2019

Residents, City Leaders Converge at Town Hall Meeting in Hamtramck

Since General Motors announced the idling of five of its assembly plants late last year, residents, workers, and government officials have been crying, 'Foul!' In addition to plants in Ohio,...

 

River Rouge School District Supports Scholars and Families

As leader of the River Rouge School District, Dr. Derrick Coleman believes his role is not necessarily larger than any other in the school system. He says the successes in the district are the result...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 28, 2019

Detroit Kid City Comes to Dearborn

In this 21st century world, even children as young as four spend a good amount of time each day glued to a video screen. Technology is everywhere, and while digital devices have made life easier,...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 21, 2019

Detroit Church's Community Tutoring Program Encourages Young Scholars Broadstreet Presbyterian Church is filling a need

An old African proverb says that it takes a village to raise a child. The congregation of Broadstreet Presbyterian Church may have had that proverb in mind when they noticed a need concerning the...

 

River Rouge Home to 'The Little Shelter That Could'

The small brick building on Pleasant Street that once served as River Rouge’s City Pound is now a more gratifying operation. Having made the transition to a rescue-friendly animal shelter in 2012,...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 14, 2019

Citywide Night for Peace to be Held in Ecorse

The stated Mission of The United Communities of America (UCOA) is to reduce crime and violence through the promotion of peace and positive change. UCOA's Vision is to create a new consciousness to com...

 
 By Renee Summers    News    March 14, 2019

Westland Winter Jamboree Chases Away the Winter Doldrums

The 2019 Winter Jamboree hosted by the Norwayne Community Citizens Council was held last month. On Saturday, February 23, local families were treated to a free event held at the Jefferson Barnes Commu...

 

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