Thursday, April 4, 2013
Flights at community events and the 2013 Thunderbirds' season have been canceled, according to the U.S. Air Force.
Detroit Tigers fans can keep their eyes on the field Friday during opening day. That's because Selfridge Air National Guard Base will not be participating this year in the annual flyover at Comerica Park. Potential federal sequester cuts have not only affected the beloved baseball flyover, they have also grounded goodwill flights during community events, including parades, trade shows, F-22 demonstration flights and more for the remainder of the 2013 fiscal year, according to the U.S. Air Force. "Given the current federal budget environment, the Air Force has stopped all aviation support to community events, to include our traditional fly-over of the Tigers' home opener," Technical Sgt. Dan Heaton, 127th Wing spokesman at Selfridge Air …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
"Heart Soul Detroit" features photographs and interviews with 51 visionaries who came from Detroit.
We all know the stories of despair and deprivation that come out of Detroit, but one Metro Detroit native is looking to shine some light on dozens of successful and influential people who have called Detroit their home. Matt Lee, who grew up in Plymouth and Northville, is the editor of the new book Heart Soul Detroit, which profiles 51 famous people from Detroit. The book includes photos and interviews with Tim Allen, Eminem, Jack White, Nicklas Lidstrom, Al Kaline, Smokey Robinson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Barry Sanders and Bill Ford Jr.—just to name a few. "To me, it's just a celebration of the city, and I think it raises a lot of interesting questions about what it means to be from that area and what bonds the people together," Lee said. …
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Sandra Pierce, president and CEO of Charter One, was named to the board on Friday.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Sandra Pierce, of Northville, is one of two people from the suburbs named to the board on Friday by Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, according to a story in the Detroit News. Pierce is a Detroit native who is also the president and CEO of Charter One, Michigan. The board is charged with the task of carrying out the city's Financial Stability Agreement. The agreement "sets specific procedures and positions in place to avoid a Detroit bankruptcy," according to the Detroit News.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
More than 200 people attended the Michigan Film First Industry Update Tuesday in Bloomfield Hills to hear state Sen. Randy Richardville speak.
More than 200 actors, casting agents and film crew workers attended a two-hour session Tuesday evening to discuss reviving Michigan's once burgeoning film industry. State Sen. Randy Richardville (R-Monroe) told the crowd that he hopes a bill he introduced in Lansing will reinvigorate state's film industry. The bill, which is scheduled to go into committee next week, would address the need for Michigan to provide filmmakers with enough incentives to bring their film productions to the state. Senate Bill 569 is comparable to what other successful states offer, Richardville said at the Michigan Film First Film Industry Update in Bloomfield Hills. That was music to the ears of many in attendance. “I haven’t had an audition in months,” said …
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The Detroit Tigers win 5-2 against the Texas Rangers Tuesday night in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.
Just when it seemed like it might be the end of the road for the Detroit Tigers after two consecutive losses to the Texas Rangers on the road, the Tigers – who faced elimination from the American League Championship Series (ALCS) if they lost one more game – ensured they'd stay in the playoffs for at least one more day with a 5-2 win against the Rangers. And leading the charge at Comerica Park was The Queen of Soul herself, Aretha Franklin. The Grammy-winning Detroit icon belted out a heartfelt rendition of Star Spangled Banner while dozens of volunteers unfurled a massive American flag on the field. The teams will play again today at Comerica Park in Game 4 of the ALCS, which starts at 4:19 p.m. Were you at the game? Add your photos to …
Monday, September 5, 2011
What can be done to help Michigan? When Obama stopped in Detroit for his Labor Day speech, Patch talked to Michigan residents about what our national and local leadership can do to foster the state's turnaround.
DETROIT — Thousands of people from throughout Michigan gathered in downtown Detroit Monday afternoon to hear President Obama speak after the annual Labor Day parade. While the president spoke about jobs, labor and the importance of collective bargaining, Patch asked members of the audience to talk about what they would like to see our nation's leaders, as well as those in power locally, do to help the state. Obama teased the crowd about his upcoming speech on jobs, which is planned for Thursday, saying he would propose "ways to put America back to work that both parties would agree to." So what can our leaders in Washington do? Jobs, education: Those were the major themes these Michigan residents echoed. What do you think? Click through …
Here are a few of the sights from the day when President Obama visited Detroit Monday to talk about jobs. Patch will be updating throughout the day.
President Obama talked about jobs during his visit to Detroit on Monday. After a performance by Aretha Franklin, the president delivered a speech to metro Detroiters and labor leaders. "If you want to know who helped lay these cornerstones of the American middle class, you just have to look at union labor. That's the bedrock this country is built on: Hard work. Sacrifice. Looking out for one another. ...," he told the crowd gathered next to the GM headquarters. "These are tough times for working Americans, and even tougher for those looking for work. And a lot of folks have been looking for work for a long time," he said. The president then said he wants to "fully restore the middle class in America." The president's comments were pro-…