Detroit Sitemap - Page 4 2014-04-15

Devil's Night in Detroit - History of Devil's Night in Detroit
Devil's Night in Detroit - History of Devil's Night in Detroit on October 30th, including origins in common with Mischief Night and Cabbage Night

Eminem's 8 Mile Roots in Detroit - Profile of Eminem's 8 Mile Roots in Detroit
Eminem's 8 Mile Roots in Detroit - Profile of Eminem's 8 Mile Roots in Detroit, including background information about Marshall Bruce Mathers III, M&M and Slim Shady

Gardening in Southeast Michigan - Rules for Gardening in Southeast Michigan
Gardening in Southeast Michigan - Rules for Gardening in Southeast Michigan, including information about the best flower-bed size for beginners, climate zones, soil condition and where to get help.

Detroit Historical Figure Henry Ford - Profile of Detroit Historical Figure Henry Ford, King of the Automobile
Historical Figure Henry Ford - Profile of Detroit Historical Figure Henry Ford, King of the Automobile and inventor of the moving assembly line.

Easy-Care Bulbs for Southeast Michigan - List of Easy-Care Bulbs for Southeast Michigan and the Metro Detroit Area
Easy-Care Bulbs for Southeast Michigan - List of Easy-Care Bulbs for Southeast Michigan and the Metro Detroit Area, including Daffodils, Crocuses, Grape Hyacinth, Snowdrops, Lilies, Glory of the Snow, Allium, Squills, and Wood Anemone

Michigan Dogman - Information About the Legend of the Michigan Dogman
Michigan Dogman - Information About the Legend of the Michigan Dogman, an American werewolf legend. Encounters with and evidence of the creature have been reported throughout northern Michigan and Wisconsin, where the creature is known as the beast of bray road. Linda S. Godfrey of Weird Michigan originally reported the incidents in Elkhorn Wisconsin.

Detroit's Bill Bonds - Profile of Detroit TV Legend Bill Bonds
Detroit's Bill Bonds - Profile of Detroit Legend Bill Bonds, a respected news anchor

Detroit's Bozo the Clown - Art Cervi Was Detroit's Bozo the Clown
Detroit's Bozo the Clown - Art Cervi was Detroit's Bozo the Clown, a TV legend.

Detroit Christmas Traditions - History of Detroit Christmas Traditions
Detroit Christmas Traditions - History of Detroit Christmas Traditions, including information about the J.L. Hudson's christmas displays and Thanksgiving-Day parade, as well as the Ford Rotunda Christmas Fantasy.

Detroit Ghost Hunters - Profile of Metro Paranormal Investigations, a Detroit Ghost Hunting Organization
Detroit Ghost Hunters - Profile of Metro Paranormal Investigations, a Detroit Ghost Hunting Organization. The paranormal investigators visit haunted houses and locations in Detroit Michigan where there have been reports of ghost stories, apparitions, sightings and other paranormal activity.

April Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and April Weather in Detroit
April Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and April Weather in Detroit, including average temperature range, high and low records, average rain fall, and number of sunshine and cloudy days marking spring season.

February Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and February Weather in Detroit
February Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and February Weather in Detroit, including average temperature range, high and low records, average snowfall, and number of sunshine and cloudy days.

January Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and January Weather in Detroit
January Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and January Weather in Detroit

June Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and June Weather in Detroit
June Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and June Weather in Detroit, including average temperature range, high and low records, average rain fall, and number of sunshine and cloudy days marking the summer season.

March Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and March Weather in Detroit
March Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and March Weather in Detroit, including average temperature range, high and low records, average snowfall and/or rain, and number of sunshine and cloudy days.

May Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and May Weather in Detroit
May Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and May Weather in Detroit, including average temperature range, high and low records, average rain fall, and number of sunshine and cloudy days marking spring season.

Detroit Mayoral Candidate Reverend Nicholas Hood, III - Information About Detroit Mayoral Candidate Reverend Nicholas Hood, III
Detroit Mayoral Candidate Reverend Nicholas Hood, III - Information About Detroit Mayoral Candidate Reverend Nicholas Hood, III, including a summary of Hood's background, political history, Detroit connections, vision and priorities.

Detroit Businessman David Bing - Biography of NBA All Star and Detroit Businessman David Bing
Detroit Businessman David Bing - Biography of NBA All Star and Detroit Businessman David Bing, a possible candidate for mayor

Register to Vote Michigan - How to Register to Vote Michigan
Register to Vote Michigan - How to Register to Vote Michigan, including information about eligibility, polling places, equipment, absentee ballots and the presidential preference primary.

Michigan's Medical Marihuana (or Marijuana) Program - Information About Michigan's Medical Marihuana (or Marijuana) Act
Michigan's Medical Marihuana (or Marijuana) Act - Information About Michigan's Medical Marihuana (or Marijuana) Act, including information about the program's effective date, registry application and limitations on use.

Editorial Regarding Michigan's Primary and Delegates - Editorial Regarding Michigan's Primary and Delegates
Editorial Regarding Michigan's Primary and Delegates - Editorial Regarding Michigan's Primary and Delegates

Michigan Proposal 1: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Use - Information about Michigan Proposal 1: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Use
Michigan Proposal 1: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Use - Information about Michigan Proposal 1: Legalizing Medical Marijuana Use, arguments for and against

Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure in Michigan - Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure in Michigan
Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure in Michigan - Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure in Michigan, including proposals, legislation and recently passed acts signed by the governor

Michigan Central Depot - Editorial: Should We Demolish Detroit's Michigan Central Depot?
Michigan Central Depot - Editorial: Should We Demolish Detroit's Michigan Central Depot? Whether you raze it or partially tear down the historic building, is it time to say goodbye to Detroit's abandoned train station?

Detroit Historical Figure Rosa Parks - Profile of Detroit Historical Figure Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement
Detroit Historical Figure Rosa Parks - Profile of Detroit Historical Figure Rosa Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement

August Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and August Weather in Detroit
August Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and August Weather in Detroit, including average temperature range, high and low records, average rain fall, and number of sunshine and cloudy days marking the summer season.

December Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and December Weather in Detroit
December Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and December Weather in Detroit, Michigan, including temperature ranges, high and low records, rain and snow fall, and possibility of sunshine in the winter season.

July Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and July Weather in Detroit
July Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and July Weather in Detroit, including average temperature range, high and low records, average rain fall, and number of sunshine and cloudy days marking the summer season.

November Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and November Weather in Detroit
November Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and November Weather in Detroit, including average temperature range, high and low records, average snowfall and/or rain, and number of sunshine and cloudy days in the fall season.

October Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and October Weather in Detroit
October Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and October Weather in Detroit, including average temperature range, high and low records, average rain fall, and number of sunshine and cloudy days marking the Halloween and fall season.

September Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and September Weather in Detroit
September Weather in Detroit - Average Temperatures and September Weather in Detroit, including average temperature range, high and low records, average rain fall, and number of sunshine and cloudy days marking the summer and beginning of fall season.

Tornadoes in Detroit - Information About Tornadoes in Detroit and Southeast Michigan
Tornadoes in Detroit - Information About Tornadoes in Detroit and Southeast Michigan, including history of violent F4 and F5 tornadoes, including the Flint-Beecher F4 Tornado, for the southeast area of Michigan and general tornado season information for the state compared to other states in the nation.

Michigan Proposal 10-1: Constitutional Convention - Information About Michigan Proposal 10-1 to Convene a Constitutional Convention
Michigan Proposal 10-1: Constitutional Convention - Information About Michigan Proposal 10-1 to Convene a Constitutional Convention where elected delegates will revise the State Constition.

Border Crossings into Canada from the Metro Detroit Area - Border Crossings into Canada from the Metro Detroit Area
Border Crossings into Canada from the Metro Detroit Area - Border Crossings into Canada from the Metro Detroit Area, including Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, Ambassador Bridge and Blue Water Bridge

Cell Phone Roaming Charges in Canada - Tips to Avoid Cell Phone Roaming Charges in Canada
Cell Phone Roaming Charges in Canada - Tips to Avoid Cell Phone Roaming Charges in Canada

Currency Exchange and Banking Tips for Vacations in Canada - Currency Exchange and Banking Tips for Vacations in Canada
Currency Exchange and Banking Tips for Vacations in Canada - Currency Exchange and Banking Tips for Vacations in Canada, including information about exchange rates and debit cards.

Downtown Detroit Hotels - List of Downtown Detroit Hotels
Downtown Detroit Hotels - List of Downtown Detroit Hotels, including casino/hotel resorts, historic renovations, landmarks and new hotels.

Motown Music, Records and CDs - List of the Best Detroit Motown Music, Records and CDs
Motown Music, Records and CDs - List of the Best Detroit Motown Music, Records and CDs. The label was created by Berry Gordy. The Motown sound was a combination of soul, gospel and pop and included the sounds of Martha and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.

Swine Flu Vaccine in Detroit - Information About the Swine Flue Vaccine in Detroit Michigan
Swine Flu Vaccine in Detroit - Information About the Swine Flu Vaccine in Detroit Michigan, including city and county health department websites, locations where vaccine is available for free in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw Counties, people in high-risk groups and benefits and risks of the H1N1 vaccine.

Timeline of the Mayor Kilpatrick Scandal - Timeline of the Mayor Kilpatrick Scandal
Timeline of the Mayor Kilpatrick Scandal - Timeline of the Mayor Kilpatrick Scandal, including the alleged Manoogian party, lawsuits, charges against and removal efforts

Michigan Proposal 2: Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Information about Michigan Proposal 2: Embryonic Stem Cell Research
Michigan Proposal 2: Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Information about Michigan Proposal 2: Embryonic Stem Cell Research, including arguments for and against

Michigan Sex Offender Registry - Information About Michigan's Sex Offender Registry
Michigan Sex Offender Registry - Information About Michigan's Sex Offender Registry, including what sexual conduct crimes require registration and what information is given to the public.

Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea - Profile of Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea
Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea - Profile of Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, including information about Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo inspiration, New American Theater and Plays, Midwestern voice, Michigan actors, Greenhouse and apprenticeship programs, classes, workshops, and the history of the non-profit garage theatre. The theatre has presented plays by Detroit celebrity Mitch Albom, as well as Jeff Daniels' Escanaba in the Moonlight.

Canadian Goods and Services Tax Rebate - Information Regarding Canadian Goods and Services Tax Rebate
Canadian Goods and Services Tax Rebate - Information Regarding Canadian Goods and Services Tax Rebate When Traveling in Canada

Fall Events in Detroit - List of Festivals and Annual Fall Events in Detroit
Fall Events in Detroit - List of Festivals and Annual Fall Events in Detroit and Metro-Area Communities in September, October, November and December, including Belle Isle Grand Prix, International Jazz Festival, Arts, Beats & Eats Festival in Pontiac, MI-Fest, Dally in the Alley, Detroit Fashion Week, Funky Ferndale Art Show and DIY Street Fair, Great Lakes Regional Chili Cook-Off, Harley Davidson Motorcyle Show, Festival of Trees, Village of Holly Dickens Festival.

Review of Greektown Casino in Detroit - Review of Greektown Casino in Detroit
Review of Greektown Casino in Detroit - Review of Greektown Casino in Detroit, including information about planned hotel

Spring Events in Detroit - List of Annual Spring Events in Detroit
Spring Events in Detroit - Calendar of Annual Spring Events in Detroit-area communities, including Ann Arbor, Canton, Southfield and Ferndale. Family Things to Do include the Ann Arbor Film Festival, Festifools, Detroit Music Awards, Downtown Hoedown, Plymouth's Green Street Fair, GM River Days and the Detroit Windsor International Film Festival, as well as other things to do March, April, May and June..

Winter Events in Detroit - List of Annual Winter Events in Detroit
Winter Events in Detroit - List of Annual Winter Events in Detroit-Area Communities, including Ann Arbor, Canton, Southfield and Ferndale. Family things to do include Christmas/Holiday events, Ice Skating at Campus Martius, the Detroit Auto Show, Winter Blast!, and the St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Woodward Dream Cruise - History and Information About the Woodward Dream Cruise in 2013
Woodward Dream Cruise - History and Information About the Woodward Dream Cruise in 2013, including community events from Ferndale to Pontiac, autopalooza and Flint's Back to the Bricks Cruise Weekend.

Haunted Houses in Detroit Michigan - Where to Find Haunted Houses in Metro Detroit in 2013
Haunted Houses in Detroit Michigan - Where to Find Haunted Houses in Metro Detroit in 2013, including the City of Detroit and Wayne County. Haunted attractions include Detroit's Urban Legends by Cass Community Social Services; The Haunted Tours at Historic Fort Wayne; and Barn of Blood at Apple Charlie's in New Boston; and Woods of Darkness in Rockwood.

Strip Clubs in Windsor - List of Strip Clubs in Windsor, Ontarior, Canada, including lounges for adult entertainment
Strip Clubs in Windsor - List of Strip Clubs in Windsor, Ontarior, Canada, including lounges for adult entertainment accessible from Detroit. The information about the bars lists websites and addresses for establishments offering female or male dancers for straight or gay patrons.

Zipcars in Ann Arbor - Information About Zipcars in Ann Arbor Michigan
Zipcars in Ann Arbor - Information About Zipcars in Ann Arbor Michigan, a new concept in car sharing or rental. Membership and technology are used to simplify car travel in population-dense cities and universities.

Downtown Detroit Transportation - Information about Downtown Detroit Transportation
Downtown Detroit Transportation - Transportation information for getting around in downtown Detroit, including information about street layout, the people mover, buses and freeways.

Detroit Staycation Idea #3: Free Sailing Lessons
You think of sailing as a rich man's sport, but that's not necessarily true. If you've ever thought about learning to sail, you can test the waters, so to

Detroit Christmas Guide - 2013 Detroit Christmas Guide
Detroit Christmas Guide - 2013 Detroit Christmas Guide, including information about Hanukkah, New Year's Eve, local events, light displays and decorations, concerts, shows, shopping, community tree lighting ceremonies, history of Detroit holiday traditions, restaurants open on Christmas, Christmas Tree Farms and Lots, gift ideas, Michigan's Blue Law regarding alcohol on Christmas.

Detroit Christmas Guide - 2013 Detroit Christmas Guide
Detroit Christmas Guide - 2013 Detroit Christmas Guide, including information about Hanukkah, New Year's Eve, local events, light displays and decorations, concerts, shows, shopping, community tree lighting ceremonies, history of Detroit holiday traditions, restaurants open on Christmas, Christmas Tree Farms and Lots, gift ideas, Michigan's Blue Law regarding alcohol on Christmas.

More Holiday Events in Metro Detroit: Mt. Clemens, Taylor and Royal Oak
More Holiday Events in Metro Detroit: Mt. Clemens, Taylor and Royal Oak

Detroit New Year's Eve Parties - List of 2013/2014 Detroit New Year's Eve Parties, Events, Balls and Shows
Detroit New Year's Eve Parties - List of 2013/2014 Detroit New Year's Eve Parties, Events, Shows, concerts, celebrations, cruises, and family carnivals for 2013/2014 NYE, including a Motown Party and Rock the Boat Cruise on the Detroit Princess Riverboat; parties at Bleu, Boogie Fever Cafe, Magic Bag in Ferndale, Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills, and Laurel Park Manor in Livonia; a dinner show at the Downriver Italian-American Banquet Hall; Macomb County New Year's Eve Gala with fireworks; R. Kelly's New Year's Eve at Masonic Temple; Tryst New Year's Gala at The Met Hotel in Troy; Resolution Ball at The Fillmore, War Horse at The Fisher Theatre; Revolution NYE at the Royal Oak Music Theatre; Charlie Wilson at The Fox Theatre, and Zac Brown Band at Joe Louis Arena.

Detroit New Year's Eve Parties - List of 2013/2014 Detroit New Year's Eve Parties, Events, Balls and Shows
Detroit New Year's Eve Parties - List of 2013/2014 Detroit New Year's Eve Parties, Events, Shows, concerts, celebrations, cruises, and family carnivals for 2013/2014 NYE, including a Motown Party and Rock the Boat Cruise on the Detroit Princess Riverboat; parties at Bleu, Boogie Fever Cafe, Magic Bag in Ferndale, Callahan's Music Hall in Auburn Hills, and Laurel Park Manor in Livonia; a dinner show at the Downriver Italian-American Banquet Hall; Macomb County New Year's Eve Gala with fireworks; R. Kelly's New Year's Eve at Masonic Temple; Tryst New Year's Gala at The Met Hotel in Troy; Resolution Ball at The Fillmore, War Horse at The Fisher Theatre; Revolution NYE at the Royal Oak Music Theatre; Charlie Wilson at The Fox Theatre, and Zac Brown Band at Joe Louis Arena.

Holiday Events in Metro Detroit: Ypsilanti, Wyandotte, and St. Clair Shores
Holiday Events in Metro Detroit: Ypsilanti, Wyandotte, and St. Clair Shores

Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day in Metro Detroit
Let the shopping begin! After you're stuffed with turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, you make be looking for a way to work off all those calories. You

Thanksgiving in Detroit: Restaurants, Shows, America's Thanksgiving Parade and More
Several restaurants in and around the Metro-Detroit area are hosting special menus or buffets for Thanksgiving Day. For instance, Edison's restaurant located

Celebrating Chanukah in Metro Detroit: Events, Parties, Menorah-Lighting Ceremonies
In a few days, Detroit Jews will start celebrating the eight-day holiday of Chanukah (or Hanukkah). The holiday falls pretty early in 2013. In fact, the

Concerts Coming to Detroit
The List of Concerts and Shows Coming to the Metro-Detroit Area has been updated. Here is just a sampling of some of the concerts scheduled over the next six

Detroit and its Perfume/Fragrance Ban
Does Detroit Stink? Well, it may get a little stinky at a few downtown buildings. According to FoxNews.com, the city will be instituting a perfume/fragrance

New Wing Opens Soon in Twelve Oaks Mall
Even more stores will be vying for your consumer dollar come September when the folks in Novi -- a township already home to no fewer than five malls and

Mega Millions Jackpot is Growing
As the job market dwindles and foreclosures rise in the Detroit area, an attractive short-term solution for many Detroiters is to win the lottery. Fat chance,

Opinion: Mayor Kilpatrick Keeps the Focus Negative
The news out of Detroit is once again focused on the Mayor's alleged misconduct. He took the stand last week as a defendant in the whistleblower lawsuit brought

Halloween and Devil's Night in Detroit
Halloween in the Detroit Metro Area seems to be getting bigger and bigger, at least in terms of decorations. In addition to carved-out pumpkins and skeletons,

New Center Area and the Argonaut Building
The New Center Area does it right, never letting down the pressure to revitalize the area. When General Motors (GM) moved its headquarters to the Renaissance

Debit Cards and Overdrafts
While probably a money-making proposition for all the banks in Metro Detroit, Charter One and Chase are definitely practitioners of the rolling overdraft, a

Halloween Trick-or-Treating Alternatives
It will be an interesting Halloween this year with daylight saving time lagging a bit behind the holiday. Since we won't be setting our clocks back until

Detroit Sports Blog: A Little Restraint
By: Larry, a typical Detroit sports fan Last Saturday, I went to my first Michigan Game in about four years. The experience with my 14-year-old son on a

Weekend Getaways: Soaring Eagle Resort
Now that MGM has opened its new casino/hotel, Detroiters have several options for a weekend getaway that includes gambling. Okay, but I bet MGM is still pretty

Tuesday Vote on Berkley Nativity Scene
The controversy started after a letter from the ACLU informed the City of Berkley that their Nativity and Star of David displays were unconstitutional under the

Partridge Creek: A New Open-Air Mall in Clinton Township
Photo © Laurie Sternberg, Licensed to About.com I'm really on the fence regarding Partridge Creek. While I can certainly appreciate outside shopping in

Detroit Lions: Are You Kidding Me?
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan Let’s face it, if you heard that the score of the Lions/Broncos game was 42-7, you’d assume the Lions got

Foreclosure Help for Metro Detroiters
After months of hearing how our foreclosure rate is soaring among the highest of any city or state in the country, some of the federal and state proposals aimed

Thanksgiving Day Shopping?
I'm not a stranger to shopping over the Thanksgiving weekend. In fact, I'm kind of geeked -- some would say literally -- about the Black Friday sales this year.

Detroit Sports Blog: Lloyd Carr
University of Michigan (U of M) lost the regular season finale against Ohio State 14-3 in the Ann Arbor mud, which makes four losses in a row to the Buckeyes

MotorCity Casino Hotel Opens
MotorCity Casino HotelPhoto © Laurie Sternberg, Licensed to About.com Detroit heralds the coming of its second casino hotel with the opening of the

Detroit Sports Blog: Lions, What Now?
By Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan Okay, I was eating the cornbread a few weeks ago when the Lions were 6-2. (Thanks WDFN radio.) All the blue

Chanukah or Festival of Lights
The Jewish holiday of Chanukah got underway last evening. While 72,000 Jews reside in the Metro Detroit Area, like most holidays, not everyone celebrates the

Detroit Sports Blog: Tigers Trade Inspired
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan I love talking baseball in December. It reminds me that the warm weather will arrive some day. While starting

Detroit Sports Blog: The Nick Saban Factor
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan Recent coaching events have left me disgusted with the business of football. Bobby Petrino leaves the

More Help for Detroiters Facing Foreclosure
Whether you are currently facing foreclosure or have an adjustable rate mortgage set to go up in the coming year, Attorney General Mike Cox has some information

New Year's Eve in Metro Detroit
There is a long list of New Year's Eve events and parties in the Metro Detroit Area. In addition to dance club parties, there are several shows, dinners and

The City of Detroit Offers Free Holiday Parking
According to NEXT Detroit, the city is offering two hours of free parking during the holiday season. The intent behind the gift is to woo mall shoppers to

Detroit Sports Blog: The Lions Need to Turn the Page
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fanOkay, I admit that when the Lions were 6-2, I over valued their season. Words like “playoffs” were written on

Detroit Sports Blog: Carr's Swan Song
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan After a very disappointing 2007 season that ended in Lloyd Carr’s resignation, Michigan came out to play in

Michigan Democratic Presidential Primary
Michigan's Presidential Primary is scheduled for January 15th, 2008. In spite of the more influential date, the Democratic ballot has been reduced by party

Detroit Sports Blog: Red Wings Evolution
The Red Wings are quietly having a remarkable season. Why then isn’t there more of a buzz about the Red Wings? Why is Joe Louis not sold out? The answer is

Places to Go When Downtown for the Auto Show
Your trip downtown might be all about the cars, but there is a lot more to check out in Detroit as long as you're here. Here is just a sampling of things to

Are the Primary Results Reflective of Michigan's Choices?
All across the media, Michigan's choice of Mitt Romney in the Republican Primary is reported as a big win. Likewise, Hillary Clinton's momentum is in tact

The Detroit's Auto Show (NAIAS) Opens to the Public on Saturday
Arguably Detroit's biggest event (outside the occasional Super Bowl), the North American International Auto Show surpassed itself this year with several

The Ice Arrives at Plymouth's Ice Sculpture Spectacular
Actually, it's the Plymouth International Ice Sculpture Spectacular. We seem to be adding international to a lot of the events in Detroit these days, but

Detroit Sports Blog: Pistons
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan While football season is winding down with the Super Bowl next week, the NBA is in mid-season form. Detroit

Crossing the Canadian Border by Land
Changes to the requirements for entry into the United States from Canada have long been rumored and several times delayed. As of January 31st, however, the new

Paczki Day
Paczki DayPhoto © Laurie Sternberg, Licensed to About.com Paczki Day or Fat Tuesday may sound like an excuse to grab a dozen doughnuts, but it is so

Detroit Sports Blog: Flip Saunders, a New Era
By Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan Remember the Pistons a few years ago? They were very successful, just like this year, but there was a

Competition Makes Going to the Movies More Affordable in One Area of Metro Detroit
Megaplex movie theaters with stadium seating are the new standard in movie theaters. Slowly but surely, most existing theaters in the Metro Detroit Area either

Detroit Sports Blog: The Tigers at Spring Training
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan The Tigers opened camp last week in Lakeland, Florida. As spring training starts, there is a lot of hype

Can the Mayor Still Be Effective?
The sex-text scandal continues to eat up the time and attention of Detroit’s mayor and city council. On February 15th, Kilpatrick directed the city’s law

Detroit Sports Blog: Ben Wallace, How the Mighty Have Fallen
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan Amidst a number of high-profile trades in the NBA recently, the Cavalier’s acquisition of Ben Wallace

Foreclosure Fallout: Reduction in Property Values and Property Taxes
Detroit held various rankings nationally in the past year regarding the number of property foreclosures it was experiencing. According to a recent Associated

Hidden Gem: Shiro Restaurant in Novi
Shiro Restaurant in NoviPhoto © Laurie Sternberg, Licensed to About.com Set well back from 9 Mile Road, Shiro is located in a former manor house in an

La Shish Restaurants No More
La Shish introduced many of us in the Metro Detroit area to Lebanese cuisine. The original restaurant opened in Dearborn in 1989 but became such a favorite that

Michigan's Say: Clinton or Obama?
Michigan looms large in the contest between Clinton and Obama for the Democratic nomination. The question of whether the state's 156 delegates should be sat at

Daylight-Saving Time: Spring Forward on Sunday, March 9th
Benjamin Franklin first conceived of it and Britain was the first to implement it, but the U.S. finally tried it in 1918 during World War I as an energy-saving

Detroit's 2008 St. Patrick's Day Parade
When: 3/16/08 Where: Downtown Detroit The 50th annual parade runs along Michigan Avenue in the historic Irish enclave of Corktown. The parade covers over a

The Biggest Loser Detroit Audition
According to USAToday.com, Detroit reigned supreme as the nation's fattest city in 2004 -- a dubious honor to be sure. Help has arrived. The NBC program, The

Easter Shopping?!?
I thought Easter and Christmas were the last hold outs for the everything-closed-and-there-will-be-no-one-working holiday. Well, of course, restaurants would be

Kilpatrick Charged with Multiple Felonies
According to the Detroit Free Press, Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced Monday that Mayor Kilpatrick will be charged with eight felony charges,

Kilpatrick Scandal Gets Attention from National Media and Local Developers
From a humorous take during Jay Leno's monologue on The Tonight Show to a rundown by CNN's Lou Dobbs, the felony charges against Mayor Kilpatrick have hit the

Detroit Sports Blog: Spartan Basketball Keeps Rolling While the Wolverines Flutter
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan The NCAA Basketball Tournament is going into its second week, and, one more time, Tom Izzo takes his MSU

Tigers Opening Day 2008
Spring wasn't really in the air on Monday, but the Tigers opening-day game against the Kansas City Royals went on as planned. While the Royals ended up winning

Detroit's Abandoned and Vacant Buildings
Unsightly and depressing, Detroit's many abandoned and vacant buildings have been a problem for the city for years. The proliferation of such structures made

Tigers 2008 Blog: Slump or Something Else
The Tigers 0-7 track record this season may give fans cause to doubt, but the season is a marathon, not a sprint. There is still hope. Larry, a typical Detroit

Detroit's Mayor and City Council Need to Return to City Business
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was snubbed by the city council on Monday when he attempted to present his budget. According to a Free Press article, the snub was in

Tax Season Ends and the Greenfield Village Season Begins
The date April 15th conjures up a lot of images for people -- a harried midnight trip to the post office, a large check made out to the IRS -- but rides in

Detroit Sports Blog: April's a Big Month
Whether your pleasure is hockey, football, baseball or basketball, there is something big going on in the sport this month. Larry Sternberg's Detroit Sports

Pegasus Taverna in Detroit's Greektown
Then and now, Pegasus Taverna in Detroit's Greektown is still the metro area's go-to restaurant for authentic Greek food. While the Greektown area has literally

Smart Cars Out and About in Metro Detroit
I knew they were coming, heard on the news they'd arrived, but it wasn't until this last week that I started seeming the Smart Car out and about on streets

Reverend Wright and Bill Cosby in Detroit
Detroit plays host to several speaking events this week. On Sunday, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, notable pastor to Presidential Candidate Barack Obama, made a

Notorious Detroiters: Geoffrey Fieger
Geoffrey Fieger with Robert Turner in 2006Photo by Bill Pugliano/ Getty Images It took quite a personality to upstage his client, Jack Kevorkian, but

No Good Solution Regarding Kilpatrick
Tuesday was a day of drama in the scandal surrounding Detroit and its mayor. Facing a vote by the city council that went well beyond the hollow gestures they’ve

Revisiting Michigan's Ban on Gay Marriage
According to the Associated Press, the California Supreme Court this week overturned a state law that banned gay/lesbian marriage, thrusting the issue once

Senior Shenanigans
As the end of the high-school year nears, class trips, proms and end-of-the-year traditions result in some suspension-earning shenanigans for Metro-Detroit-area

Colleges and Universities in Detroit, Michigan
As the school year draws to a close, many high school juniors and seniors are looking forward to summer; but important cut-off dates for application to college

Detroit Sports Blog: A Tale of Two Teams
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan I haven’t blogged in a while, and now I’m back just in time for the Wings to close out the Penguins and the

DTE Energy Foundation Rewards Excellence
Termed the Academy Awards of the nonprofit community, the Achieving Excellence Awards were presented on June 3rd to 10 Michigan nonprofits out of a field of

Detroit Sports Blog: Stanley Cup in Detroit
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan Was I the only one with tears in my eyes on Wednesday night? Seeing the Stanley Cup presented to Nicholas

More Foreclosure Fallout in Detroit: Rescue Scams
When it rains it pours. Taking advantage of the struggling housing market and high-foreclosure rate in Detroit, scam artists are targeting area homeowners by

Tigers Baseball Blog: Tigers Are Alive
By: Larry Sternberg, a typical Detroit sports fan The Tigers are still breathing in the American-League Central. After an awful start, the Tigers have picked

Uniquely Detroit: Parisian Department Stores
It's funny how things work out. It was big news in the 1990s when Parisian, an Alabama-based department store, opened a store in Laurel Park Place in Livonia.

Detroit Area Museums and Historical Sites
School may be out, but a museum or historical-site visit makes a great summer activity -- it will also keep the kids learning. Detroit's museum community is

Events Surrounding the Woodward Dream Cruise
2002 Woodward Dream CruisePhoto by Bill Pugliano / Getty Images News The Woodward Dream Cruise is Detroit's premier summer event, or should I say Metro

Detroit City Government: 2009 Mayoral Election
I could be following along with each twist and turn of the FBI investigation into the city council and/or the charges against Mayor Kilpatrick. Each new

Michael Phelps: Olympic Athlete Living in Ann Arbor
Michael PhelpsPhoto by Jed Jacobsohn / Getty Images Michael Phelps, the eight-time medalist in the Athens Olympics, resides in Ann Arbor. Even so, I'm not

Downtown Detroit Construction Makes Navigation Tricky
No matter your point of origin when coming into downtown Detroit, there is likely a construction closure you should know about this summer: I-96 is closed

Uniquely Detroit: Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Although Marvin's set up these days leans more toward arcade than museum, Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum still has many coin-operated oddities and

Michigan Olympic Athlete: Allison Schmitt
Katie Hoff (L); Allison Schmitt (R) at 2008 Olympic TrialsPhoto by Donald Miralle / Getty Images Allison Schmitt will compete in the 2008 Beijing

Chocolate: An Exhibit at Henry Ford Museum
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