Belle Isle officially becomes a state park on February 10th, 2014. That same day, the gradual phase-in of the Recreation Passport for access to the island begins.
The $11 Passport offers access to all Michigan state parks and recreation areas.
This year, St. Francis d’Assisi Parish on Detroit’s southwest side will be celebrating its 125th anniversary. The parish is looking to get in touch with alumni of the church or school. A celebration of the founding of the Church community is set for this October.
We’ve heard from many of you who enjoyed our Detroit 2020 special, Detroit Gems. Detroit 2020 showcased some of the Detroit Gems we told you about during 2013.
Detroit’s historic St. Josaphat Catholic Church remains closed while a fund-raising effort to repair the iconic main steeple continues.
Kevin Piotrowski, parish council president, told Detroit 2020 that approximately $25,000 has been raised since the Save our Steeples campaign was launched Dec. 2.
Demolition work is continuing on the Brewster-Douglass project, the massive and historic public housing complex where Motown star Diana Ross grew up.
We’ve heard from many of you who enjoyed our Detroit 2020 special, Detroit Gems.
Detroit 2020 showcased some of the Detroit Gems we told you about during 2013. We’re happy to tell you there will be an encore showing of the Detroit Gems special on Saturday, December 28th at from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Channel 7.
Preliminary work is underway in downtown Detroit on the M-1 Rail. Crews began utility relocation work along Woodward Avenue on Friday. It’s the first step toward construction of the 3.3 mile streetcar system. Public access to businesses will not be prevented by the work.
Ford Field is home to the Detroit Lions and soon a major advertising agency will join the football team as tenants in the stadium.
This week’s “Made in America” segment on ABC World News With Diane Sawyer featured Detroit’s own Shinola Watch company. You may remember that we featured Shinola in a Detroit 2020 report back in February.
People lined up by the dozens on Detroit’s west side for a free turkey and thanksgiving fixings. Comedian Mike Epps, Rapper Big Sean and boxing champion Thomas Hearns were among the celebrities handing out the food.