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Stanisz, Rigato, and Van Til

Forthcoming Mabel Gray signals new cool for Hazel Park

Hazel Park is "under construction," says chef James Rigato. And, thanks in no small part to his forthcoming second restaurant Mabel Gray, it stands to become the next cool metro Detroit neighborhood.

Teach for America Detroit Danielle Stringer, Peter Grace, Kammy Webb, Latoya Asaya

Why teacher diversity matters in Michigan

Of the roughly 100,000 teachers in Michigan, 91 percent are white, 6.5 percent are African American, and 1 percent are Hispanic. Compare this to a student population that's 68 percent white, 18 percent African American, and nearly 7 percent Hispanic. But does a teacher’s race matter when it comes to effective teaching and student success? And what’s being done to address the lack of racial diversity in Michigan’s teaching workforce?

The set of Invasive Species

"Invasive Species," a cautionary tale about non-native wildlife, takes over Northville theater

"Invasive Species" imagines a scenario in which the horrifying snakehead fish, which can breathe air and walk across land, invades our lakes.

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A remarkable tale of slavery and opportunity in early Detroit

The history of an old church on Grosse Ile is a remarkable tale of slavery and opportunity in early Detroit. Here's the story of the church's founder, Elizabeth Denison Forth, an ex-slave who became the first black woman to own property in Michigan.

Mt. Biking (Arcadia Bluffs)

Vacationing in the trees: How forests are helping to grow Michigan's tourism economy

Sandy beaches and boating may be the quintessential tourist attractions in Michigan, but forests are driving a growing segment of the state's tourism economy. Here's why healthy trees matter for growing jobs and local economies in Michigan. 

Maia Crown Williams, organizer of MECCAcon

The changing face of the comics industry is on display in Detroit

This fall in Detroit, two new conventions will bring the work of women and people of color to the forefront of the comics industry.

Bridget Russo, CMO of Shinola

Join us for High Growth Happy Hour, happening August 19 at Shinola

High Growth Happy Hour is a series of casual gatherings where successful leaders and entrepreneurs share their stories to help you scale your business. The first will take place August 19 at Shinola's Midtown store and feature Bridget Russo, Shinola's CMO.

168 Asian Mart

Metro Detroit is now home to the largest Asian supermarket in the Midwest

Madison Heights' 168 Asian Mart is 38,000 square feet of Asian specialty food items.

Sarah LeSage

What We've Lost: The community impact of invasive species

Invasive species are costly to Michigan cities and their residents, negatively affecting everyone's quality of life. Here's some of what we've lost to invasive species and how we can prevent future invasives from causing similar damage.

Trailer Estates modular home.

The return of the pre-fab home

Millennials looking to buy their first homes and Boomers looking to downsize find factory-built or manufactured housing to be a good alternative that offers affordable, sturdy and green living. 

Maker Faire Detroit 2015

Maker Faire Detroit 2015 in pictures

On July 25 and 26 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, the sixth-annual Maker Faire Detroit featured around 300 makers who interacted with thousands of attendees through exhibits, events, and talks. Photographer Doug Coombe was present to document the happenings.

An ore carrier pushes into Marquette.

Michiganders have a voice when it comes to the protection and strategy regarding the state's water

What does Michigan's water mean to us? Everything. You can meet up with the Office of the Great Lakes' director and staff in your city to have your comments, questions and concerns heard and answered. 

Mt. Elliott Maker Space

Why you should be excited for Maker Faire Detroit (and how you can win tickets)

Maker Faire Detroit is happening July 25 and 26 at the Henry Ford in Dearborn. Here's what to expect and how you can win free tickets.

Annette May, founder of Know Beer

So you think you know beer?

Just because you hang out at HopCat and have been to every brewery in metro Detroit doesn't make you a beer expert. But taking a class by Know Beer will.

Girls Rock Detroit

Girls Rock Detroit empowers local girls to get loud

Girls Rock Detroit co-founder Melissa Coppola describes the new summer camp for local girls as "a fusion of activism and feminism and music education."
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