Southeast Michigan

Amazing Autumn scenery, forests with lake, Fall colors, Aerial view.
Southeast Michigan

Peak Times for Fall Color Across Michigan

The beautiful orange, red, and yellow leaves of fall are almost here! Find out when you should plan your color tour to make the most of the autumn splendor.

Carlos and Cindi
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Mentoring Tips from a Big Brothers Big Sisters Volunteer

Cindi Neaves had an unofficial mentor as a child and knows the value of that relationship. She pays it forward as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Dune grass at Sleeping Bear Dunes
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Protect Our National Parks

As the National Parks System celebrates it’s centennial, it’s important for visitors to know a few rules when visiting them.

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Hiking in Michigan: Where to Go and How to Start 

Hiking in Michigan? This comprehensive guide includes tips on what to pack, how much food and drink you’ll need and how to stay safe on the trail.

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Michigan Water and Boating: Summer Safety

Whether you’re on the water for a short period of time or the whole day, make sure you are practicing safe practices and are aware of your surroundings.

Turkey Trots in Michigan
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Run for Your Dinner: Sign Up for Michigan Turkey Day Races

Make a dent in the caloric damage you’ll do on Thanksgiving with one of these fun community turkey runs.

Michigan Halloween
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Tricks and Treats: Halloween Events for the Entire Family

Whether you are more of a trick or a treat person, these Halloween events across Michigan are certain to be fun for the entire family.

Elizabeth holding Maryn
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“Detroit Mom” Founder Candid About Breastfeeding Challenges

Elizabeth Lewis runs “Detroit Mom”, a website designed to support parents. She said pressure on moms makes them question their infant feeding choices.

Image of the site in Detroit where abolitionist Frederick Douglass met John Brown.
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A Detroit Connection: When Frederick Douglass Met John Brown

Detroit has been a stomping ground for some of the most influential figures in American history, including abolitionists Frederick Douglass and John Brown.

Bowl of bone broth with a bone and bread
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The Big Benefits of a Basic Broth

Emmele Herrold, co-owner and Executive Chef at Hazel, Ravines and Downtown in Birmingham, serves bone broth to customers daily.

Blue Cross employees ready to take a barre class.
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Raising the Barre to Empower Women

Read this take on the empowering fitness options available at Royal Oak’s The Barre Code.

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8 Places to Ring in 2019 Across Michigan

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are eight fun ways to ring in 2019 across Michigan.

Toy Shop float with people dressed as elves at Thanksgiving Parade
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8 Facts About America’s Thanksgiving Parade

Get into the holiday spirit by recounting the long and storied history of America’s Thanksgiving Parade.

Electronic Scooters
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Riding a Trend: Tips for Using Electric Scooters

With electric scooters popping up in cities across the country, including Detroit, we decided to scoot out of the office on a lunch break to give them a try.

Brian Peterson-Roest of Bees in the D with Grace Derocha (both in beesuits) checking on a honeybee hive.
Southeast Michigan

Bees in the D: Increasing Urban Honeybee Hives

Non-profit organization Bees in the D has made it their mission to increase the population of honeybees in the region and their efforts are working. In two years, the group has introduced more than six million bees to southeast Michigan.

Best hikes in Michigan
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Tales from the Trail: Favorite Michigan Hikes

There is something about “unplugging” from busy day-to-day lives and then recharging in the Michigan backcountry.

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Your New Favorite Healthy Hangouts in Southeast Michigan

Check out these new or newly renovated public spaces in Michigan to get you in a healthy mindset for spring.

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Baseball is Back! Where to Find Healthy Food in Comerica Park

The Detroit Tigers stadium is full of surprisingly healthy fare–you just have to know where to look.

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How to Start Ice Climbing in Michigan

Ice climbing is a great way to get outdoors, be active and enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery a Michigan winter can offer.

Two kids coming down a water slide
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Make a Splash at Michigan’s Indoor Water Parks

Michigan is beautiful, but beach season is short. If you’re craving warmth and water, you’re only a road trip away from one of these indoor water parks.

Yoga mats are stretched out in front of rowing machines in a gym studio.
Southeast Michigan

Row-Ga: Fusion Workout Combines Intensity with Namasté

Have you heard of Row-Ga? Turns out the class combining rowing and yoga makes for a well-rounded workout you should try!

Picture of Jumanji stars Nick Jonas, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Karen Gillan, Jack Black and Kevin Hart.
Southeast Michigan

Jumanji Film Premiers to Benefit Michigan Children’s Hospice Programs

Simultaneous premiers of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 19 in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids. Money raised will benefit Hospice of Michigan and Arbor Hospice Pediatric Care.

Front porch decorated for fall
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DIY Michigan Crafts to Decorate Your Home for Fall

Try these Michigan themed crafts to bring the beauty of the fall season into your home!

Southeast Michigan

Haunted Michigan: Make Supernatural Plans for a Memorable Halloween

Looking to up your Halloween game? Check out these real-life haunted destinations.

night time scene with string lights and a red arrow with a sign attached to it.
Southeast Michigan

Beyond the Pumpkin Patch: Fall and Halloween Activities to Explore Across Michigan

Michigan offers many unique excursions during the fall and Halloween season. Try one of these suggestions!

shops in frankenmuth, michigan
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Your Guide to Visiting Frankenmuth

Looking for a weekend getaway? Experience German culture and much more by planning a trip to Frankenmuth.

Southeast Michigan

Take a Hike in Southeast Michigan

Need hiking ideas near southeast Michigan? Here you go.

Southeast Michigan

Eat Healthier at Food Trucks with These Choices

Eating fresh, local ingredients is important for a healthy diet. Find out how Michigan food trucks can be part of yours.

Sky view of Grass Lake parks.
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Grass Lake Michigan: A Healthy Place to Call Home

Grass Lake Michigan is a town that goes above and beyond for its citizens when it comes to health and wellness.

Biyakathon participants heading into the water to start the kayaking portion of the race.
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The Biyakathon: Harbor Beach’s Unique Outdoor Race

If you think triathlons aren’t your thing, think again. Harbor Beach might just have your ideal race.

Local high school Football team runs through through the Beacon Park grand opening banner to officially open the park to the public.
Southeast Michigan

City’s New Beacon Park Shines in Downtown Detroit

With a spectacular grand opening, what else does Detroit's new Beacon Park have in store this summer?

Southeast Michigan

A Photographer’s Mission: Showing Detroit From a Fresh Perspective

Michigan-made photographer Zach Elwart tells his own unique story of the Motor City.

Southeast Michigan

Books and Boxing: One Man’s Mission to Keep Detroit Students Safe

One native Detroiter is doing everything he can to make sure local students have a different childhood than he did.

Southeast Michigan

Want More Adventurous Friends? Try MiTribe

If the friends you keep aren’t always up for the adventure you crave, a new Michigan social community aims to connect members with adventure and each other.

Hammocraft on a lake.
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What’s a Hammocraft?

Hammocks aren’t just for trees anymore. Enjoy hanging out in a new and improved way this summer.

Southeast Michigan

Detroit RiverFront to Host 7th Annual Give and Get Fit Wellness Event

Looking for a fun way to get active while enjoying the beauty of Detroit? Participate in the 7th annual Give and Get Fit on the Detroit Riverfront July 30.

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High-Tech Fitness: Area45 High Intensity Training

Metro Detroit's new Area45 Fitness is revolutionizing workouts with a fun, interactive environment.

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Detroit: Swim 1922 to Host Free Family Swim Day July 15

Join Swim 1922 for a free family swimming event in Detroit to help increase awareness about water safety and skills.

Three Cass Community Social Services Tiny Homes.
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Detroit Tiny Homes Provide Big Home Ownership Opportunities

Cass Community Social Services is making its main campus a home to many others with tiny houses, growing community wellness in Detroit.

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2017 Movies in the Park Roundup

Check out one of these park locations for free outdoor movie screenings this summer.

Southeast Michigan

June #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month: Lilly Groth

Meet Blue Cross' June #MIKidsCan Champion of the Month, 13-year-old Lilly Groth.

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Hidden Gems: Six Michigan State Parks to Visit This Summer

If you're looking to explore Michigan's state parks this summer but want to avoid the crowds, here are six hidden gems to check out.

A man watches the sunset on a lake
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#MIBigGreenGym: Michigan Outdoors Twitter Chat June 27

Do you love Michigan's great outdoors? Got questions about camping, hiking, biking or more? Join the #MIBigGreenGym Twitter chat June 27 at 11 a.m.

Southeast Michigan

Why You Should Give Disc Golfing a Spin

Throw away some stress and get a low-impact workout in with a round of disc golf.

Southeast Michigan

Detroiters Cycle Into Summer with MoGo Bike Share

Detroit's wheels keep turning with the launch of the MoGo Bike Share program.

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2017 Detroit Riverfront Summer Event Lineup

The annual Live the Riverfront summer programming offers a variety of weekly events to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.

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Mission in the Making: Slow Roll Detroit Looks to Expand Reach, Impact  

It’s a growth year for Slow Roll Detroit as they work to connect their massive audience with Detroit non-profits and causes.

Explore Michigan
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Best Summer Ever: Explore Michigan Art, History, Adventure and More

Experience more Michigan destinations this summer without spending a lot of money through the Michigan Activity Pass program.

man and a woman rolling gnocchi
Southeast Michigan

Learning How to Make Homemade Gnocchi {GALLERY}

Curious to know the magic behind this staple Italian dish? See photos from our experience making our own with the help of Andiamo.

Renaissance Center
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Detroit’s Iconic Renaissance Center Celebrates 40 Years

Did you know the GMRENCEN has its own ZIP code? Celebrate its 40th anniversary with 40 fun facts about this iconic Detroit building.

Team Joseph
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Jammin’ for Joseph: Music for a Cure

Jammmin’ for Joseph is a fundraiser with a mission to find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Namesake Joseph Penrod was diagnosed at the age of five.

Lumin at the DIA
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Experience Augmented Reality with Lumin at the DIA

Lumin is an augmented reality (AR) tour that allows users to visit the Detroit Institute of Arts in a whole new way.

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C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital Needs Help Sending Valentines To Patients

C.S Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor is asking people to send patients virtual Valentine’s Day cards so that every patient feels the love.

have a valentine's day adventure
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Cancel Your Reservations: Plan for Adventure this Valentine’s Day

Chocolates and flowers? Yawn. Be adventurous as you plan this year’s big date.

Michigan's best quiet winter recreation spots
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Tahquamenon and Beyond: Michigan’s Best Quiet Winter Recreation Spots

Want to get away from it all? Bundle up and find your new favorite quiet winter recreation spot in Michigan.

Healthy Food Picks in Detroit
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Detroit Named Top Food City: Where to Find Healthy Picks

While most of the world knows Detroit for its automotive prowess, Detroit’s revival is bringing with it an array of must-try restaurants.

detroit restaurant week
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Detroit Restaurant Week Returns

Detroit Restaurant Week runs Feb. 3-12, with plenty of mouth-watering options. Which restaurants are you hoping to experience during the 10-night celebration?

10 reasons we love michigan
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Happy 180th Birthday, Michigan!

Ten reasons we love Michigan, in celebration of our state’s 180th birthday.

the farmers hand in corktown michigan
Southeast Michigan

The Farmer’s Hand: All-Local Market Finds Home in Corktown

Take a look inside The Farmer’s Hand, Detroit’s first neighborhood market featuring 100 percent locally grown and produced goods.

Plan a Michigan vacation
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Don’t Waste Your Time Off this Year

Take back your vacation time this year by planning a getaway closer to home. These tips will get you started.

celebrate new years in michigan
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Hello, 2017! Ways to Celebrate the New Year in Michigan

From Marquette to Detroit, Michiganders have no shortage of festive community events to choose from as they ring in the New Year.

grow a healthy beard this winter
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4 Tips for a Healthy Beard and Skin This Winter

In this guest post, Michael Haddad of Michigan-based Detroit Grooming Co. shares tips for maintaining a healthy beard and skin this winter.

Michigan cyclists pushing for safer laws
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Cyclists Pushing to Make Michigan Roads Safer

Michigan cyclists are pushing for expanded laws to keep them safe on the road. Here’s what they’re doing and how you can help.

Michigan Wolverines Michigan State Spartans Healthy Tailgating Foods
Southeast Michigan

Michigan vs MSU: The Battle of Local Gameday Eats

In this year’s battle for the Paul Bunyan Trophy, the Michigan-MSU rivalry could also be settled in the best tailgating foods each campus has to offer.

tedx detroit
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Fel3000ft: TEDx Detroit 2016 Artist in Residence {360 Photos Inside}

Fel3000ft is one Detroit’s preeminent artists and this year’s Artist in Residence for TEDx Detroit. Take a 360 degree at some of his work.

healthy town everywhere
Southeast Michigan

HealthyTown-Everywhere Program Returns to Royal Oak

This fall, shoppers at Holiday Market in Royal Oak can participate in a free HealthyTown-Everywhere program to learn how to make healthy choices.

Jazz Cafe - Music Hall Detroit
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Jazz Café – Music Hall Detroit: An Inside Look

Go inside Jazz Café at Music Hall and learn more about how the venue provides a space for young musicians to share ideas, compete, and challenge themselves.

How to camp
Southeast Michigan

Camping 101: What You Need to Know

Check out these tips and tricks so you’re not really “roughing it” before your first big camping trip.

JA Finance Park
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JA Finance Park Celebrates 10 Years of Helping Students Begin to Budget

Celebrating 10 years, the Quicken Loans JA Finance Park empowers young people to find economic independence and better understand the complex world of finance.

100th anniversary of national parks
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Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service!

Find out how you can celebrate the National Parks’ centennial right here in Michigan.

3fifty Terrace - Music Hall Detroit
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3Fifty Terrace – Music Hall Detroit: An Inside Look

Located on the rooftop of Detroit’s historic Music Hall, 3Fifty Terrace features 10,000 square feet of open air space to host your night out or special event.

Music Hall Detroit
Southeast Michigan

Music Hall – Detroit: An Inside Look

Situated on 350 Madison Ave, Music Hall is in the heart of the best-selling entertainment district, together with two stadiums and six other theaters.

Michigan bike races
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Michigan August Bicycle Races You Need To Know About

Hundreds of bicycle races are taking place this summer, but ones in August look particularly interesting.

Hammocks in Michigan
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Hangin’ in Hammocks: A Michigan Guide

The new millennial trend, hanging a hammock between two trees, is changing the way Michiganders relax, camp and sleep. Have you tried one yet?

Belle Isle State Park events
Southeast Michigan

Free Fitness Event at Belle Isle State Park

Free fitness event combining a 6-mile bike ride followed by a 45-minute yoga class.

Southeast Michigan

Outdoor Yoga Might Be For You, Too

Some of our team spent their lunch trying outdoor yoga at the Renaissance Center. Here is what each of them thought about the experience!

Carlson Family
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Michigan dad hopes to inspire kids and family to live healthier

One dad’s healthy lifestyle is now a full family affair. They will be at the Riverfront Run, will you? Registration discount code inside.

Detroit Grand Prix
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Detroit Grand Prix Volunteers Ready for Race Day

The Motor City brings back the hot wheels for another metal and pedal pushing showdown at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

Detroit's Pulse Fitness
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Detroit-Style Aerobics with Pulse Fitness

What do you get when you mix a little Detroit attitude with high intensity cardio? A workout class unlike any other.

Saginaw Men’s Health Fair
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Saginaw Men’s Health Fair to Feature Greg Kelser

The Kappa Alpha Psi Men’s Health Fair takes place Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the St. Mary’s of Michigan Health Education Center in Saginaw.

a world without blood cancers
Southeast Michigan

Working Toward a World Without Blood Cancers

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s esteemed Man & Woman of the Year campaign is working to raise funds in honor of two Michigan blood cancer survivors.

top st patricks day spots in detroit
Southeast Michigan

Top 5 Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Spots to Visit

With the arrival of March, people gather around in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood, Corktown, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Here are the spots to visit.

michigan ski resorts
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5 Michigan Ski Locations to Hit the Slopes at this Winter

Here are five unique Michigan downhill ski locations to hit the slopes at and enjoy the snow before the weather takes a turn for the warmth of spring.

michigan sea life aquarium
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Dive In at the Michigan Sea Life Aquarium {Video}

This video from the A Healthier Michigan team lets you dive in at the Michigan Sea Life aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills.

Black History Month in Michigan
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Black History Month: Explore One of These 5 Southeast Michigan Sites

February is the perfect time to visit one of these five places in Michigan. You’ll all come away with a better understanding of African American History.

Macomb Dancer Prepares for UDA Nationals
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Macomb Dancer Prepares for UDA Nationals

Anna Ciechanowski talks about what its like being a part of a dance team and her journey to UDA Nationals in Orlando.

Downtown Ambassadors in Michigan
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Downtown Ambassadors Work to Make GR and Detroit Friendlier

They don’t wear capes, but ambassadors working the downtowns of Grand Rapids and Detroit sure know how to save the day.

Get festive in Michigan
Southeast Michigan

Wrap Up December with These 5 Holiday-Filled Michigan Activities

Christmas is coming, but there’s still time to take advantage of these super festive events happening around Michigan.

What makes Michigan unique
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5 Fun Facts About Michigan

From our Petoskey stones to the Mighty Mac, Michiganders take pride in the many things that make our state so unique. Here are some you may not know about.

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Shop Local for Holiday Gifts

The Healthier Michigan team shares some small business favorites in this roundup of Michigan shops and companies to consider for your holiday gift list.

Historic Ypsilanti
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Ypsilanti: Why You Should Spend the Day in this Cute, Quirky Town

The Healthier Michigan team recently spent a day in historic Ypsilanti and we were blown away by the cute, quirky town.

the art of Michigan
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The Art of Michigan: Public Displays of Creativity Around the State

Travel around Michigan and you’ll come across example after example of amazing public art. Here are six you shouldn’t miss.

Inside the Organization for Bat Conservation
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Podcast: Inside the Organization for Bat Conservation

This podcast will take you inside the “bat cave” to get up close with the biggest bat in the world, a Malayan flying fox, and so much more.

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Southeast Michigan

Public Steps Up in Support of Capuchin Soup Kitchen at Annual Fundraiser Dinner

Our largest fundraising event, the SOCK dinner, was an evening of compassion and understanding for others. It was also full of incredible generosity.

Michigan distilleries
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7 Michigan Distilleries to Lift Your Spirits

Michigan isn’t just home to lost of great craft beer. These local distilleries create unique made-in-the-Mitten-state whiskey, gin, vodka and more.

Let’s Talk Health: Latino Detroit Community Health Event
Southeast Michigan

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

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan teamed up with the Latino Community Roundtable for the Let’s Talk Health: Latino Detroit Community Health Event.

168 Asian Mart
Southeast Michigan

Hungry? Visit Michigan’s Largest Asian Grocery

Walk through the doors of 168 Asian Mart and you’ll realize you aren’t in any normal supermarket. Here’s a glimpse at some of the tasty foods you’ll find there.

Senior day at the Detroit zoo
Southeast Michigan

Senior Day at the Detroit Zoo Returns on April 24th

Every year the Detroit Zoo hosts a senior day, with fun events and free admission for qualifying seniors. This year’s is on September 9th–don’t miss it!

Dequindre Cut Greenway
Southeast Michigan

New Fit Park Latest Step in Revitalization of Dequindre Cut Greenway

There’s a new fit park that’s beginning to bring lots of people to the city and showcases a portion of the true beauty Detroit has to offer.

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