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#MIKidsCan Turkey Day VIP: Conner Smith

  Instead of tuning in to watch America’s Thanksgiving Parade floats make their way down Woodward Avenue this Thanksgiving, 10-year-old Conner Smith will get to ride on one. The Commerce Township resident will also deliver the commemorative game ball to Ford Field, participate…

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Thanksgiving in Detroit: A Behind the Scenes Look

Each November, Detroit takes the national stage as the Motor City plays host to America’s Thanksgiving Parade® presented by Art Van. The event has been part of Detroit’s history for 89 years. But just what does it take to put on this…

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A Brief History of American Football and Reasons We Love It

Football is arguably America’s favorite sport, but do you know how it got started and why it’s the powerhouse pastime it is today? Early American football has its origins in rugby football and soccer. The game evolved and eventually became…

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TEDxDetroit Preview: Bat Myths and Facts, and Why Bats Matter to Michigan

Of all of the things Michiganders have to appreciate about fall, bats probably don’t top the list for most people. But that’s exactly what Rob Mies and the Organization for Bat Conservation are hoping to change. An ecologist and field-researcher by training, Mies…

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“Let’s Talk Health” Event Coming to Southwest Detroit Oct. 3

There’s always something going on in Detroit and this weekend is no exception. This Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, Western International High School will double as a hub for all things healthy in the heart of southwest Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield…

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Exercise Man is on a Mission to Make His Community Healthier

Editor’s Note: Burrell Solomon (aka “Exercise Man”) is a paid spokesperson for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. When it comes to starting a new workout regimen, there’s one thing Exercise Man says is key to getting started on the right path: “Don’t be…

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New Fit Park Latest Step in Revitalization of Dequindre Cut Greenway

What is now known as the Dequindre Cut Greenway is an interesting chapter in Detroit’s history. After a long process of revitalization, in recent years this strip of land has produced many great attractions for Detroit residents, such as the…

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Making Sure No Kid Goes Hungry in Southeast Michigan this Summer

Far too many kiddos in the greater Detroit area miss healthy meals every day while they’re on summer break. That’s why a huge network of Michigan companies, schools and recreation centers are working together to make sure no kid goes hungry in Southeast Michigan. The…

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If You Miss the Man, You Owe it to Yourself to See ‘Ernie’

Admit it. You miss him. You miss his enthusiasm, his grace, his stories, his voice. You miss the phrases that rolled off his tongue for four decades of summers – “Looooong gone!” and “He stood there like the house by…

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