The daring escape of the Crosswhite family

In the years before the Civil War, the Underground Railroad was key to helping slaves find their freedom. This railroad was a network of roads and homes that slaves used to reach northern states and Canada. Michigan was a key state in this route, especially for slaves coming up from Kentucky. Before the 1850s, if escaped slaves

The daring escape of the Crosswhite family2022-01-05T15:39:08-05:00

Forge Fair

Forge Fair is North America’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the forging industry. Professionals from across the globe come to Forge Fair to learn about new products, make purchasing decisions and network with each other. No other industry event offers suppliers and forgers the platform to connect with more qualified potential customers.

Forge Fair2021-07-23T06:41:52-04:00

Forge Fair

Forge Fair is North America’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the forging industry. Professionals from across the globe come to Forge Fair to learn about new products, make purchasing decisions and network with each other. No other industry event offers suppliers and forgers the platform to connect with more qualified potential customers.

Forge Fair2021-07-23T06:41:52-04:00

Forge Fair

Forge Fair is North America’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the forging industry. Professionals from across the globe come to Forge Fair to learn about new products, make purchasing decisions and network with each other. No other industry event offers suppliers and forgers the platform to connect with more qualified potential customers.

Forge Fair2021-07-23T06:41:52-04:00

Integr8 2021

The only conference bringing together technology and manufacturing leaders from across the globe to look beyond the cutting edge to influence the course of business and construct the next level of Industry 4.0. Free to attend for Michigan manufacturers, Integr8 will feature over 75 Industry 4.0 exhibitors and experts in 3D printing technology, workforce management, cobots, artificial

Integr8 20212021-07-23T06:31:45-04:00

Campus Party TechFest- Detroit

Campus Party TechFest isn’t just another event; it’s a 3-day, 24/7 festival that brings together a global community that wants to drive tech to new realms by developing products and ideas that break limits, solve problems, and build a better infrastructure for our society.

Campus Party TechFest- Detroit2021-07-22T16:44:45-04:00

10 tips for enjoying a visit to Mexicantown

When travelers cross the Ambassador Bridge into the United States, they land immediately in Mexicantown. I don’t know about you, but I find that a bit amusing. Can’t help but wonder if it has ever confused anyone to be greeted by Mexican flags when entering the U.S. Unfortunately, these days, there are less people crossing that border.

10 tips for enjoying a visit to Mexicantown2021-09-06T14:34:18-04:00

Music of Star Wars performed by D.S.O.

Experience the music of Star Wars like never before when the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) takes you to a galaxy far, far away at Meadow Brook Amphitheatre on the campus of Oakland University. Conductor Steven Reineke will lead the orchestra in a brand new program that includes music from throughout the Skywalker Saga as well as the

Music of Star Wars performed by D.S.O.2021-07-23T08:10:37-04:00

Detroit Policy Conference

You’re invited to join the Detroit Regional Chamber for its 2021 Detroit Policy Conference on Tuesday, July 13, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Conference will provide a platform to celebrate and discuss Detroit’s bright future. National and local thought leaders will share insight on Detroit’s resilience and ability to come back stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Detroit Policy Conference2021-07-10T02:25:15-04:00

Milk & Froth

Starting as a local ice cream truck in 2019, Milk & Froth, an ice cream shop is a cool new addition to Detroit's summer. The scoop shop will be serving up both vegan and classic ice cream options daily moving from the truck into its first brick-and-mortar at 535 Griswold Street.

Milk & Froth2021-08-01T00:45:41-04:00

Motor City Brewing Works

Detroit's oldest operating microbrewery has added a new location on the Avenue of Fashion in Detroit. In addition to a range of craft brews, like the popular Ghettoblaster, the new space features casual fare. It's located at 19350 Livernois Avenue.

Motor City Brewing Works2021-08-01T00:33:19-04:00

The Beer Exchange

One of Kalamazoo's most unique bar concepts has opened a new location in Detroit. Beer Exchange 1260 Washington Blvd. At The Beer Exchange guests set the beer prices based on the principle of supply and demand. The interactive drinking environment is complemented by a menu of comfort food and plant-based alternatives.

The Beer Exchange2021-08-01T00:03:46-04:00

Pigs Tail Detroit

Located above the Red Smoke Barbeque, Pigs Tail Detroit is a new Greektown cocktail lounge with an emphasis on the best whiskeys and Bourbons in an intimate space. It also has a rooftop lounge with an additional 50 seats with views of Old St. Mary’s Church, Monroe Street, and Greektown Casino-Hotel. Find it at 573 Monroe Street

Pigs Tail Detroit2021-07-31T22:35:15-04:00

Coriander Kitchen and Farm

Coriander Kitchen and Farm, one of Detroit’s most anticipated restaurants, opened March 6 for outdoor dining and takeout. Located in the former Fisherman’s Marina in Jefferson Chalmers, seating is currently first-come, first-served at picnic tables on the canal-side patio, with reserved seating around the fire pits. People can also order takeout. The restaurant is at 14601 Riverside Blvd in Detroit.

Coriander Kitchen and Farm2021-07-31T23:24:39-04:00

Metro Detroit

Amidst the big box stores and national chains, there are a growing number of local shops in the Metro Detroit area that are making a point of featuring products designed and made right here in Michigan. City Bird (Detroit) 460 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201 (313) 831-9146 https://www.citybirddetroit.com Heart of Michigan (Howell) 203 W. Grand River, Howell, MI

Metro Detroit2021-11-09T06:35:17-05:00

The life and times of Detroit’s beloved Belle Isle

Belle Isle is known to many in Michigan, especially those on the east side of the state, as a haven from the crowds of the big city. Located in the middle of the Detroit River, between the city of Detroit and Windsor, Canada, it is a 982-acre island park consisting of one main island and several surrounding

The life and times of Detroit’s beloved Belle Isle2020-05-06T15:00:59-04:00

Three winners in Ford’s $250,000 Corktown Mobility Challenge

Last year Ford Motor Company issued a challenge in Indianapolis, Austin, Mexico City, and Detroit. The idea behind the City: One Mobility Challenge was to identify new ways to make it easier for people to get around. In Detroit, three winning proposals have now been identified and the groups behind them will share $250,000 in funding to

Three winners in Ford’s $250,000 Corktown Mobility Challenge2020-03-04T13:42:31-05:00

Detroit’s TCF Center issues artist call for sculptor

The TCF Center in Detroit, formerly known as Cobo Hall, is seeking a new addition to its impressive art collection. The Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority Art Foundation, otherwise known as Art at TCF Center, has announced a call to artists for a large-scale, exterior sculpture. This aesthetic addition to the city’s landscape will reside in the middle of

Detroit’s TCF Center issues artist call for sculptor2020-03-04T13:51:31-05:00

Southern Michigan and the War of 1812

As alluded to in last month’s article regarding Mackinac Island, the War of 1812 has more than a few conundrums like being named after one year, and lasting for more than two. The primary reason for the war, impressment of American sailors, ceased to be an issue before the war officially began. Remarkably, the biggest battle occurred

Southern Michigan and the War of 18122020-01-15T15:25:53-05:00

5 places to go if you’re missing Detroit’s auto show

For more than three decades, January has meant a return of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) to Detroit. This year, the event is moving to June 13-20, and will take advantage of warmer weather to expand outside of the TCF Center, formerly Cobo Hall, to the streets of the Motor City. While the change presents

5 places to go if you’re missing Detroit’s auto show2020-03-04T13:52:50-05:00

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

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

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

Meet Detroit’s second founder: Father Gabriel Richard

Religion. Morality. Knowledge. These are precepts to which Fr. Gabriel Richard lived throughout his entire life. He is a man not often read about in the Michigan history books, which is quite a shame, as he did much to help the early settlers in Michigan. Father Gabriel is also known by some as the second founder of Detroit. If

Meet Detroit’s second founder: Father Gabriel Richard2020-03-04T15:07:30-05:00

Michigan’s first mysterious ship disappearance

Shipwrecks have been a danger to sailors, merchants and explorers since biblical times. Ships sailing on the Great Lakes are no exception. Over 6,000 have sunk to the bottom of the five lakes costing 30,000 people their lives. The Edmund Fitzgerald, which sank in 1971 may be the most famous; however, one of the first recorded shipwrecks in

Michigan’s first mysterious ship disappearance2020-03-04T15:08:20-05:00
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