Hot Weekend Breakfast Links: ‘Live Downtown’ Edition

Week of July 24-30: A pilot’s 18-hour survival ordeal in Lake Huron; what a debt-ceiling impasse could mean for hospitals; Whole Foods makes its Detroit plans official; a family remakes a Gratiot Avenue eyesore; new plans for Grand Rapids’ zoo; and beating the heat with aguas frescas and cool soup.

  • ‘Live Downtown’ can reshape city’s future (Detroit News)
  • Detroit to set services by neighborhood condition (AP)
  • U.S., Michigan, Dow Chemical form $130 million investment fund for Michigan companies (
  • Bing defends Whole Foods tax breaks (News)
  • Trying a new approach to primary care: prevention (AP)
  • How A Debt Stalement Could Squeeze Health System (NPR)
  • Michigan fruit crop expected to surpass last year’s harvest (News)
  • Cool Off With Aguas Frescas (Organic Authority)
  • Summer Fest: Creamy Cucumber and Avocado Soup (Pinch My Salt)
  • Some favorite M-22 roadside lunch stops (Midwest Guest)
  • Lions, Tigers and Bears: The Future of the John Ball Zoo (Rapid Growth)
  • The Busy Bee Garden Project, Part One (Sweet Juniper!)
  • Michael Trapp’s story a testament to his sheer determination to stay alive for love of family (Saginaw News)

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