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Sep 07

A History of Labor Day

The celebration of Labor Day originated in Canada in the 1800s when a parade of support for the Typographical Union was held in Toronto in 1872. The union was striking for a 58-hour work week. Several support strikes followed, and in 1873, the Canadian Parliament passed the Trade Union Act which was designed to repeal …

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Jan 13

2014 Corvette Named Car of the Year

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  Isn’t it beautiful?!?!?!? The Corvette has always been my dream car…I AM going to get a Corvette one of these days very soon! This car was named 2014 Car of the Year at the North American International Auto Show Media Preview in Detroit MI.                     …

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Dec 26

Kwanzaa App on iTunes!

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Re-post with corrections: One of the newest Apps by Apple for the holiday season: the “Kwanzaa” App is available for the second year in a row in the “Holiday Cheer” section! You can use this app any time of the year to know more information of the Kwanzaa festivities. It is also a great way …

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Nov 26

#SmallBusinessSaturday: Detroit Institute of Bagels

Two brothers looking to quench the bagel desert of Detroit started the DIB from their Corktown flat in March of 2011. For the first few weeks, they sold their bagels as a fundraiser for the Downtown Synagogue. “Detroit’s coming back,” Levin said at the opening of Detroit Institute of Bagels, in Corktown with some help from …

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Nov 21

Annual Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting at Campus Martius Park

Join the Annual Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting at Campus Martius Park. The Detroit tree lighting ceremony, presented by DTE Energy Foundation, will begin at 6:20 p.m. The tree will come to life with the help of “IKEA D-Light!,” a 5-minute audio/visual experience featuring holiday music classics from Detroit artists synchronized with the tree’s 19,000 LED …

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Nov 19

Back this Project: Shakespeare in Detroit

Shakespeare in Detroit is a professional theater company that pioneered the first performance of “Othello” at Grand Circus Park. Shakespeare in Detroit hopes to create three more memorable shows in 2014 beginning with “Antony and Cleopatra” at the recycling center, the family favorite, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and “The Tempest” . The theater company will …

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Nov 18

#SmallBusinessSaturday: Run Detroit!

RUNdetroit is a locally owned, full-service running store in Detroit, MI. The team is committed to enhancing the local running and walking communities by offering specialty products, educational resources and training opportunities to help you achieve your goals. They are runners themselves so they draw on their own experiences, as well as their extensive knowledge of …

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Nov 05

November 5th, 1930: Charles A. Roxborough

On this day, November 4, the first black man and black woman were elected to the Michigan Senate. Charles A. Roxborough, a Republican, was elected in 1930; Cora Mae Brown, a Democrat, was elected in 1952. Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook

Oct 24

Hamtramck’s (Revolver)

Hamtramck’s concept restaurant (revolver), is officially open since October 4th, and with a very chaotic opening weekend, both Peter Dalinowski and Tunde Wey have nothing but energy and passion to make great things happen. After having the ground catch fire and realizing they had underestimated the amount of time everything would take, Peter and Tunde had …

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Oct 03

October 3rd, 2000: Fred Anderson

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On this day in 2000, Fred Anderson, better known as “Fast Freddy,” has been featured in the September issue of “GQ” magazine, according to Michigan Chroniclecolumnist Steve Holsey. Known for his impeccable sense of fashion, Freddy was a regular on “The Scene” dance show on WGPR-TV 62 and is a dance fitness instructor. Thank you to …

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