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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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Urban Eden: Farming in Detroit

According to the 2010 US Census, about 80 percent of the population lives in what is considered an “urban” area, meaning only approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population lives rurally. Historically, it tends to be more difficult to find fresh fruits and veggies…

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VIDEO: Metro Detroit Youth Day

What started as a way to bring the community together during a time of turmoil has grown into one of the most anticipated events of the summer. Now in it’s 33rd year, Metro Detroit Youth Day’s mission is to inspire children to…

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Discover Michigan-Made Products Near You

The phrase ‘home is where the heart is’, is familiar to most of us. Michiganders take pride in calling this beautiful and unique state their home. Many of us have had the chance to see what Michigan has to offer, but…

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5 Awesome Things You Didn’t Know Were Found at the CHASS Mercado Until Now

Just when you thought Southwest Detroit was famous enough for its great food selections, this summer it took its reputation to a whole new level! In case you haven’t already heard,  Community Health and Social Services Center, better known to Metro Detroiters as CHASS, set up shop last month for their…

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3 Ways to Avoid Injury at Detroit’s New Fit Park

  Want to get active outside while using what looks like a playscape for adults? That dream is now possible if you live or work in Detroit. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s Live the Riverfront partnership with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy…

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