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In the midst of World Series Game 4, while many Detroit fans may have felt a little dejected, there was a commercial designed to make Detroiters — and the world — look at our city in a new and positive light. A 60-second commercial, “Opportunity Made in Detroit” debuted during the game.  The commercial features the music and voice of… Read more »

29 October 2012 | no comments | Featured, Issues

Over the last 58 years the Dime bank building has had three name changes and hundreds of different tenants, but only one barber–Sam Zeolla. “You come here, you relax, you talk to Sam, and he remembers you,” said Bill Swor, who’s been getting his hair cut by Sam for nearly 30 years. “When I first started in this building, haircuts… Read more »

26 October 2012 | no comments | Featured, People, Person of the Week

D:hive is offering a series of free tours throughout the World Series this weekend in Detroit.  It’s a way for people from the city, and from out of town, to see what Detroit has to offer. The tours are free but space is limited so you should register to make sure you get a spot.  Click here to register. Here’s… Read more »

26 October 2012 | no comments | Events, Places

Today fewer than 3,000 people live in the Delray section of southwest Detroit.  That’s down from about 23,000 in the 1930s. Reverend Steven Archer has been a pastor in Delray for 14 years.  He told us, “Delray is an old part of the city.  It’s an area that’s had its heyday.  It’s now had a number of difficulties.  One of… Read more »

26 October 2012 | no comments | Featured, Issues

Again this year, the Motor City Blight Busters are organizing for a three-night patrol and are welcoming anyone who is interested to join them. The Blight Busters was one of the first groups to organize a coordinated effort to patrol the streets of Detroit the night before Halloween. “This is a chance for us and for everyone who can make… Read more »

25 October 2012 | no comments | Events, You

Willie Horton occupies a special place in Tigers’ postseason history. His perfect strike to Bill Freehan in game 5 of the 1968 World Series—nailing Lou Brock—was a turning point as the Tigers rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals in seven games. 44 years later—the memories remain vivid for Horton. As the 2012 Tigers begin World Series play tonight in… Read more »

24 October 2012 | no comments | Featured, People

  The Spirit of Detroit is showing Tigers spirit, as the team gets set for Game 1 of the World Series tonight against the San Francisco Giants. The statue, located outside of the Coleman A. Young Municipal Building at 2 Woodward Avenue, was fitted with an official Detroit Tigers jersey this morning. The oversized jersey measures 16 feet tall and… Read more »

24 October 2012 | no comments | Events, Featured, Places

The Detroit Regional Chamber is encouraging all downtown Detroit businesses at the request of the Detroit Tigers to leave the lights on during the nationally televised World Series games this week. Games will take place in Detroit on Saturday, October 27th and Sunday, October 28th, with an additional game on Monday, October 29th if necessary.

23 October 2012 | 1 comment | Events, Featured

The Tigers will be playing the San Francisco Giants in the World Series. The World Series will open on Wednesday night in San Francisco.  Detroit will host Games 3 and 4 at Comerica Park on Saturday and Sunday night, with Game 5, if necessary, scheduled for Monday, October 29th. The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau and Detroit Sports Commission… Read more »

22 October 2012 | no comments | Events, Featured

Many people who are inspired to help others aren’t looking for a pat on the back, but our Detroit 2020 Persons of the Week certainly deserve it. They truly embody Detroit 2020’s “Unify, Inspire, Act” motto. Whether it’s helping tear down an abandoned house or building walls for a new home, Kenn Sheats and Dave LaFramboise have become fixtures at… Read more »

19 October 2012 | no comments | Featured, Person of the Week