Weekend Hot Links: the War of 1812 and the battle of Detroit

Week of Aug. 12-18:

Fresh off becoming the first U.S. woman to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal in boxing, a documentary about 17 year-old Flint resident Claressa “T-Rex” Shields is in production after reaching its fundraising goal on Kickstarter. (Indiewire)

Former Saginaw High and University of Michigan football star LaMarr Woodley is donating $60,000 to the Saginaw Public Schools’ athletic department to cover pay-to-play expenses for student athletes. The gift would pay for 800 students who want to play on school sports teams starting this fall. (MLive)

“There’s a palpable difference in the look, feel and culture” of downtown Detroit, thanks to the move of 10,000 employees from various companies into the central business district and the Live Downtown and Live Midtown residency incentive programs. (Freep)

Look out, Whole Foods: A native Detroiter is preparing to open an online grocery delivery business specializing in Michigan produce and products in an abandoned liquor store in the underserved city. (100 Urban Entrepreneurs)

A tense situation between the British and American forces over Detroit and the entire Northwest Territory finally broke as cannon blasts fell upon a table where a family sat and knocked a pipe from the mouth of one of the city’s French citizens. Maybe. One thing’s for sure: Detroit was surrendered to the British 200 years ago during the War of 1812. (The Night Train)

This summer’s scorching temperatures may lead to greater snowfall around the Great Lakes. That’s because the lakes are going into fall at unusually high temperatures, one factor that plays into lake-effect snow. (Great Lakes Echo)

Photo by Maia C

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