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Detroit Collects exhibit to open at DIA

If you've ever driven past an elegant home and wondered how it is decorated inside, you're in for a treat. There's a new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) that gives a glimpse into the homes of some prominent locals. Detroit Collects: Selections of African American Art from Private Collections, runs until March 15, 2020.

Detroit Collects exhibit to open at DIA2020-03-04T15:11:51-05:00

Which Michigan city is a magnet for millionaire millennials?

A report released earlier this month by Coldwell Banker as part of its A Look at Wealth series, examines the desires and real estate preferences of millionaire millennials. It defined the group as those Americans between the ages of 23 and 37 who have a net worth of more than $1 million. As one might expect, eight of the

Which Michigan city is a magnet for millionaire millennials?2020-03-04T15:12:12-05:00

University of Michigan returns to heart of Detroit after 180 years

Before it became a powerhouse in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan got its start through humble beginnings in the heart of Detroit. It was originally known as Catholepistemiad or University of Michigania. The cornerstone of the first building was laid on September 24, 1817, near the corner of Bates and Congress, but the school eventually moved

University of Michigan returns to heart of Detroit after 180 years2020-03-04T15:13:14-05:00

Join the credit union cash mob and lunch local on Oct 15

Credit Unions have a long history of boosting local businesses and supporting their communities. This month, in celebration of International Credit Union Week, many across our state will be at it again in the form of a lunchtime cash mob. CU Lunch Local will kick off its eighth year of grassroots economic development on October 15, 2019.

Join the credit union cash mob and lunch local on Oct 152020-03-04T15:05:29-05:00

Wayne State offers free tuition to Detroit high school grads

Wayne State University announced the establishment of the Heart of Detroit Tuition Pledge, which will provide free tuition for graduates of a Detroit high school or Detroit residents earning a high school diploma, and admitted to Wayne State University as a full-time freshman in fall 2020. The announcement was made in front of an enthusiastic group of

Wayne State offers free tuition to Detroit high school grads2020-03-04T15:06:16-05:00

Why I got into beekeeping

The origin of my business, Sunrise Side Honey, LLC, goes way back to when I was a kid, growing up spending most of my summers all across the great state of Michigan. Outdoor activities have and always will be a part of my life and because of that, beekeeping just seemed like a natural progression that could achieve

Why I got into beekeeping2020-03-04T14:57:14-05:00

What is the point of Buy Michigan Week?

We're thrilled to say that Governor Whitmer has continued a tradition we started with the help of Governor Granholm over a decade ago, of issuing a proclamation to officially designate seven consecutive summer days each year as Buy Michigan Week (July 28-Aug 4). Now around here we like every day to be about buying local throughout our state

What is the point of Buy Michigan Week?2020-03-04T14:57:45-05:00

4 Michigan artists capture national attention

The arts community in Michigan is vibrant and diverse, representing multiple genres. Every day there are talented Michiganders in recording studios, behind lenses, at rehearsals, across from canvases, and in front of laptops in coffee shops. They hone their skills and create so that the world will be nourished through art. That is why it is always

4 Michigan artists capture national attention2020-03-04T14:52:23-05:00

Meijer introduces drug return kiosks

If you were to open your medicine cabinet right now, chances are high that you would find some vitamins, over-the-counter drugs, or prescription medications that you either no longer need, or can no longer use because they are expired. You would not be alone, but what do you do with them? Grand Rapids-based Meijer, in a continuing

Meijer introduces drug return kiosks2020-03-04T14:54:20-05:00

Celebrate National Reading Month with Michigan authors

As an adult it seems like every New Year’s Day I make a plan to read more, and then life gets in the way. Fortunately, I seem to get a jump-start when March rolls around because it’s National Reading Month. Inevitably new books cross my radar screen, especially those written by Michigan authors, and I sit back

Celebrate National Reading Month with Michigan authors2020-03-04T14:54:33-05:00

Kresge celebrates 10 Years of honoring Detroit artists

Artists and patrons gathered in the Jack White Theater at Detroit's Masonic Temple yesterday to celebrate those talented souls who have been honored by the Kresge Foundation as Eminent Artists over the past ten years. There are few honors more prestigious among the city's creative community than being recognized by the Kresge Art in Detroit program. Since

Kresge celebrates 10 Years of honoring Detroit artists2020-03-04T14:56:53-05:00

Final round of Mobility Challenge grants awarded

Last July during the Mackinac Policy Conference, then governor Rick Snyder announced an $8 million Michigan Mobility Challenge. The program is designed to encourage public-private partnerships in the design and implementation of innovative mobility services utilizing emerging technologies to solve mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans. Yesterday, Governor Gretchen Whitmer was on hand at

Final round of Mobility Challenge grants awarded2020-03-04T14:47:37-05:00

Ford Introduces hybrid vehicle for police use

Speed and safety are integral when it comes to police vehicles. The latest addition to the Ford Motor Company lineup, the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility includes a variety of features to keep officers safe, yet effective, and with some cost-saving opportunities to make taxpayers happy. One of the new model’s most exciting improvements is the option of

Ford Introduces hybrid vehicle for police use2020-03-04T14:49:14-05:00

Michigan’s best elk viewing experience

Most kids love a trip to the zoo, but it’s sometimes a little less fun in the winter months Michigan. Many of the animals are keeping warm indoors, so parents may have to get a little creative with their animal viewing opportunities. Consider a trip to Thunder Bay Resort in Hillman, Michigan for an enchanting Elk experience. Much of

Michigan’s best elk viewing experience2020-03-04T14:49:32-05:00

How Lake Superior State famously became the ‘Word Police’

It all started on New Year’s Day in 1976, when Lake Superior State University (LSSU) Public Relations Director W.T. (Bill) Rabe unwittingly started an annual tradition by releasing a list of banished words. The tongue-in-cheek List of Words Banished from the Queen’s English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, began as a publicity ploy for little-known LSSU. The media response

How Lake Superior State famously became the ‘Word Police’2020-03-04T14:49:50-05:00

DNR auction of surplus public land starts Dec. 11

Eighty-one individual land parcels in Michigan, ranging in size from less than an acre to 160 acres, will be available for sale by sealed-bid auction starting Tuesday, Dec. 11. The auction is part of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ overall strategy to efficiently manage public lands while maximizing outdoor recreation opportunities. Bids will be accepted through

DNR auction of surplus public land starts Dec. 112020-03-04T14:51:31-05:00

Highlights of MSU’s 2018 Making It In Michigan Conference

Each November, the MSU Product Center, part of Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, brings together food producers, buyers, and representatives from supporting entities for Making It In Michigan. Part trade show expo and part educational conference, the Lansing event seeks to advance the success of agricultural-related endeavors in the state. The 2018 gathering is now

Highlights of MSU’s 2018 Making It In Michigan Conference2018-12-17T09:09:24-05:00

5 ways to support military heroes past and present

More than 2,000 Michiganders are actively serving in the military today, and 658,469 of our neighbors are veterans, according to the US Department of Veteran Affairs. They deserve our gratitude and support. Here are some simple ways you can express your gratitude this month and throughout the year. Schedule a Pickup Spring is an excellent time to

5 ways to support military heroes past and present2020-03-04T14:40:23-05:00

Design, innovation & manufacturing to be focus of Detroit Homecoming

Some of them lived here decades ago, for others it has just been a couple of years. Some lived right in Detroit, others grew up in the ‘burbs. They are diverse in years, backgrounds, ethnicities, yet they have three very important things in common: 1. They have become successful in their chosen professions; 2. They consider the

Design, innovation & manufacturing to be focus of Detroit Homecoming2020-03-04T14:43:57-05:00

URC contributes $18.7 billion to Michigan’s economy

"Silicon Valley" is not just a comedy on HBO, it's a term that has become synonymous with technology, research, and innovation. It's derived from the San Francisco Bay area in northern California, where a Stanford University professor encouraged his students to start their own electronics companies in the area instead of joining established firms in the east.

URC contributes $18.7 billion to Michigan’s economy2020-03-04T14:44:32-05:00

Michigan nonprofit aims to write a brighter future for teens

It’s hard to think of a time in recent memory that that has been more fraught with verbal conflict than this. Possibly the anonymity of the internet is chiefly to blame. Maybe the culprit is our deeply divided political system here in America. Perhaps fault simply lies with the endless physical and ideological battles being waged around

Michigan nonprofit aims to write a brighter future for teens2020-03-04T14:13:55-05:00

Stars help Detroit youth experience outdoor adventures

When you grow up in a city, it’s easy to become somewhat immune to the charms of the surrounding landscape. Skyline structures have often replaced towering trees. Parks are limited to small spaces between city blocks. Transportation to nearby wilderness is inaccessible or too expensive to be a viable option. Kids growing up in Detroit rarely have

Stars help Detroit youth experience outdoor adventures2020-03-04T14:07:24-05:00
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