Daily Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com What To Know And Where To Go In Metro Detroit Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:56:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Minor Earthquake Shakes Detroit http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/20/minor-earthquake-shakes-detroit/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/20/minor-earthquake-shakes-detroit/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:45:48 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41500
A 3.6 magnitude earthquake shook Detroit on Thursday night. The earthquake was centered near Amherstburg, Ontario according to the United States Geological Service.

Although rare, minor earthquakes do hit our region from time to time. According to Earthquaketrack.com, a couple very minor earthquakes have happened over in Canada just over the river in the past few years.

Here’s a shake map from the USGS:

via the USGS

 

As of this writing, there have been no reports of damage.

On Twitter, we sent out a call for reports of where it was felt. Here are few of the general areas.

 

We also got a great reply that were more humorous, including @DE_Gifford who said that it was just Jack White warming up.

The rocker had a show in town Thursday night at Little Caesars Arena.

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Detroit Earthquake, Chief Craig Car Cruise, Nathan Bomey’s New Book “After The Fact” & More http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/19/detroit-earthquake-chief-craig-car-cruise-nathan-bomeys-new-book-fact/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/19/detroit-earthquake-chief-craig-car-cruise-nathan-bomeys-new-book-fact/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 03:27:42 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41496

An earthquake hits Detroit and we have the details…

Our feature conversation is with author and journalist Nathan Bomey who has a book coming out, “After The Fact: The Erosion of Truth and the Inevitable Rise of Donald Trump.” If you’re interested, here’s an Amazon link for you to pick up a copy.

The FAST service by SMART Bus finds early success…

Lyft is making a splash…

You could go on a car cruise with Detroit Police Chief James Craig…

And the The Scarab Club gets shined up.

Like the show? Here are back episodes and links to subscribe wherever podcasts are found: http://www.dailydetroit.com/podcas…/daily-detroit-news-byte/

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PODCAST: Historic Affordable Housing Renovation Begins, Gordie Howe Bridge Update, GP Getting A Record Shop, Gleaners Million Meal Match http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/19/podcast-historic-affordable-housing-renovation-begins-gordie-howe-bridge-update-gp-getting-record-shop-gleaners-million-meal-match/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/19/podcast-historic-affordable-housing-renovation-begins-gordie-howe-bridge-update-gp-getting-record-shop-gleaners-million-meal-match/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 17:10:54 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41490

This is your Daily Detroit News Byte For Wednesday, April 18th, 2018.

  • Affordable apartments for seniors are being renovated in two historic buildings downtown
  • Officials say the new Gordie Howe International Bridge is on track to begin construction this year
  • Grosse Pointe Park is getting a record shop
  • And we talk with Rachelle Bonelli about Gleaners and their Million Meal Match Campaign

Thanks to the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Marketing Secrets Revealed event on May 3rd and Milo Digital for sponsoring today’s show.

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Your City 5: Fun Things To Do In Detroit For The Weekend Of April 20-22 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/18/city-5-fun-things-detroit-weekend-april-20-22/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/18/city-5-fun-things-detroit-weekend-april-20-22/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:42:43 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41476 The weekend is almost here, and I am really looking forward to it. I hear the weather is actually going to feel spring like, so that’s exciting.

This weekend is also my 6th wedding anniversary. So we will be hitting the highway for a little road trip for a few days. We were originally going to head north, but after all that snow this weekend I’m going to take a hard pass. Who know’s where we will end up, but I’m up for an adventure.

So anyway, let’s get back to this week’s City 5. There are a ton of great events happening this weekend. I had a hard time narrowing them down, so I threw in a bonus.

Let’s get down to business.

Whiskey Experience 2018

I know, I know I had another Whiskey event in City 5 last week. But you know what, I don’t care because I really like whiskey. Plus, this event is for a good cause so it deserves to be here.

The Whiskey Experience is a benefit for the Luella M. Harden Foundation. The foundation is a local organization that raises money for college scholarships and also contributes to the Leukemia Society.

This event has everything; educational whiskey sampling, industry expertise, the Whiskey Experience 2018 Guinness Record Highball glass filled with Jim Beam and Faygo Ginger Ale, and an all you can eat buffet.

If you’re not in the mood for sampling whiskey they will also have some different cocktails available.

General admission tickets are $60 per person. Want the VIP treatment? Those tickets are $80. They also have discount tickets if you are the designated driver, so pick one of those up too.  You can pick up tickets here. All proceeds will go to the Luella M. Harden Foundation.

This should also go without saying but this event is 21 and over. Get a babysitter or drop those kids off at your mother in law’s house.

When: Friday, April 20 from 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Where: Eastern Market Shed 5 2934 Russell Street Detroit, Michigan 48207

The Chug-A-Lug

Do you like running? Do you also enjoy tasty cold beers? Do you ever think that the only think that would make a 5 mile run better is to make stops along the way to have a beer?

If this sounds like you, then you should sign up for the the 5th Annual Chug-A-Lug.

This event celebrates Detroit Champions’ Week. If you want to learn more about Detroit Champions’ Day and Week head over to the News Byte. Jer spoke with the organizer of the events last week.

Anyway, back to the Chug-A-Lug.

The fun run will start out at Nancy Whiskey and will end at McShane’s.

Just a few quick things. Drinks are not provided during the race, so be sure to bring some cash. You only have a limited amount of time at each bar. So no need to get slowed up with plastic. Also, bring your ID with you because this is a 21 and over event.

It’s too late to get a shirt, but you can still sign up for this free run here.

When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Where: Nancy Whiskey 2644 Harrison Street Detroit, Michigan 48216

Record Store Day

If you are a lover of music then you should probably already know that this Saturday is Record Store Day. This annual event is a celebration of the independent record stores around the world.

There are plenty of great indie record stores in Detroit and Hamtramck, so why not check one of them out.

Many of them will be participating in Record Store Day by having specials, new records, and live performances.

Some of our favorite record stores in Detroit and Hamtramck are: Peoples Records, Hello Records, Third Man Records, and Detroit Threads.

When: Saturday, April 21 

Where: Multiple locations 

Belle Isle Park Spring Clean-Up

Hopefully this weekend is nicer than last weekend because it’s time for the Belle Isle Park Spring Clean-Up!

Come out and celebrate Earth Day by polishing up Detroit’s Jewel.

The cleanup is island wide, so they can use all the volunteers they can get. If you do go to help out be sure to bring your own rake and work gloves. The DNR will supply lawn bags, but will have limited rakes and gloves.

Have a large group of 15 or more? Want to help clean up the canals in a kayak? Have a large truck and want to help out? Email Genevieve Nowak at the Belle Isle Conservancy to let her know you’re coming.

Recreation passport requirement will be waived for Spring Clean-up volunteers.

This year the Spring Clean Up registration and hot dog lunch will be located at the Belle Isle Athletic Complex.

When: Saturday, April 21 Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. and the island-wide clean up will go between 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

Where: Belle Isle Athletic Complex on Belle Isle State Park 

Corrado Parducci-The Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful

I have had a long love affair with the work that Corrado Parducci did all over the city of Detroit.

If you love the ornamentation of the Penobscot Building, Guardian Building, Buhl Building, Masonic Temple and David Stott Building then you too are a fan of Parducci’s work.

This Sunday the you can see Jennifer Barross and Jack Johnson’s film Corrado Parducci: The Man Who Made Detroit Beautiful at the Masonic Temple.

You can check out the trailer to the film below.

As someone who has seen this film, I have to say it is pretty great.

There will be a tour before the film for people who purchase the VIP tickets.

Stick around after the film to hear the panel discussion with Barross, Jackson, and a Masonic Temple Historian. There will also be an organ performance after the panel.

General Admission tickets for the film are $10 but you can also get VIP Tickets for $25.  You can buy tickets here.

When: Sunday, April 22 the film starts at 3:00 p.m.

Where: The Detroit Masonic Temple 500 Temple Street Detroit, Michigan 48201

Bonus

Pewabic’s Member Appreciation Days

This week is the Member Appreciation Days at Pewabic. If you are a member already, I’m sure you already know this.
But if you have been toying with the idea of getting a membership to one of Detroit’s most iconic potteries I suggest getting it this week.
During the Member Appreciation Days members get up to a 20% off discount of Pewabic giftware purchases.
Pewabic’s Glaze Development Specialist Alex Thullen will be giving an artist’s lecture on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday artist Susanne Stephenson will give a gallery talk and popup at 1:00 p.m.
When: Pewabic’s Member Appreciation Days is Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22.
Where: Pewabic is located at 10125 E. Jefferson Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48214
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Event Space, “Taco Tuesdays” Planned For Six Mile In Detroit: “The Wildemere” Event Space To Open In May http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/18/event-space-taco-tuesdays-planned-six-mile-detroit-wildemere-event-space-open-may/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/18/event-space-taco-tuesdays-planned-six-mile-detroit-wildemere-event-space-open-may/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 17:35:21 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41473

A lot of attention is paid to the Greater Downtown area of the city of Detroit, but here’s more development news out of the neighborhoods.

There is a new development news on West McNichols (otherwise known as 6 Mile) and Wildemere Street on the border of the University District and Martin Park neighborhoods.

I spoke with Corey Williams who is one of the owners of Strategic Business Development, the group who bought the building in 2016.  

According to Williams, they began renovating the building right after they purchased it.

The first thing they focused on was renovating and renting out the two luxury apartments on the second floor. Both apartments have had tenants for the past 18 months.

The next thing they focused on was building out the commercial space on the ground floor.

They have turned the ground floor into an event space called The Wildemere.

The event space is 8,000 square feet with a full kitchen.

The public will be able to throw birthday parties, showers and community events at the Wildemere once it opens.

Because the space also has a full kitchen so they hope to be able to host pop up restaurants and theme nights like Taco Tuesday.

The Wildemere is expected to open sometime in May.

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Meetups: Your Networking 5 For The Week Of April 17-24 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/17/meetups-networking-5-week-april-17-24/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/17/meetups-networking-5-week-april-17-24/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 17:11:55 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41466 Hey there everyone. I hope you all survived Winter Storm Xanto (are we naming everything now? I guess so!) over the weekend. That ice storm was pretty bad, but at least we aren’t like Green Bay. Did you see how much snow they got over there?

Now that I’ve gotten done with talking about the weather, let’s look at the networking events for this week.

Let me tell you, this week is really runs the gamut with events. We’ve got a lot of bases covered that’s for sure.

Detroit Women in Digital

If you are a women who works in the digital landscape you’re going to want to go to this months Detroit Women in Digital meeting.

This months theme is Know Your Worth- Salary Negotiation.

The guest speaker for the event is Debra F. Williams the Chief Employee and Customer Experience Officer at Right Management.

You do need to be a member of Women in Digital to attend this event but it is pretty affordable to join.

When: Wednesday, April 18 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Where: Bamboo Detroit 1420 Washington Boulevard #301 Detroit, Michigan 48226

Michigan HR Masterminds

Calling all you HR professionals. This networking event is for you.

This Thursday the Michigan HR Masterminds will be holding a networking event at Andiamo Detroit Riverfront.

Total Health Care is sponsoring the event that will have cocktails, appetizers and free valet.

This event is free to attend.

When: Thursday, April 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Andiamo Detroit Riverfront 400 Renaissance Center #A-03 Detroit, Michigan 48243

Casual Networking for Metro Detroit IT Professionals

For those of you code monkeys out there it is time again for the Casual Networking for Metro Detroit IT Professionals brought to you by IT in the D.

This low key event is for those of you who work in all areas of the IT realm. There is agenda during this event. It’s just a group of people getting together to talk IT over a few beers.

This month it will be held at Falling Down Beer Company, and I hear they have some pretty great pretzels from Germany.

When: Thursday, April 19 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.

Where: Falling Down Beer Company 2270 E 10 Mile Road Warren, Michigan 48091

Engineers and Beers

We’ve got an inaugural networking event here! It’s not very often that I get to talk about a brand-new event, but here we are.

If you work in the engineering industry you should totally go check out this event.

There will be complimentary beers and appetizers thanks to Optech.

When: Thursday, April 19 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Black Lotus Brewing Co. 1 East 14 Mile Road Clawson, Michigan 48017

Open City- Getting to Yes

If you have been working to get funding for you business then you should attend this Build Institute event.

During the panel you will learn what options you have and how to prepare for the process of getting funding. You will also learn what can kill your chances of getting funded.

This event is free to attend.

When: Monday, April 23 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Where: Cliff Bell’s 2030 Park Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48226

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Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed

The Detroit Regional Chamber’s leading marketing event returns in 2018 with Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed, May 3 at Greektown Casino-Hotel. Digital marketing leaders from the Detroit region will look at the current digital marketing landscape as it pertains to cutting-edge topics such as the new Facebook algorithm, online reputation management and influencer marketing. Digital Marketing Secrets Revealed is ideal for small business owners and marketing professionals with intermediate knowledge of digital marketing techniques and strategy.

Cost: $55 for Chamber members, $99 for future members. Registration includes breakfast.

When: Friday, May 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Where: Greektown Casino-Hotel 555 E Lafayette Street Detroit, Michigan 48226

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PODCAST: Dan Dickerson On The Cold Start To The Baseball Season, The Tigers In ’68 And Now http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/17/podcast-dan-dickerson-cold-start-baseball-season-tigers-68-now/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/17/podcast-dan-dickerson-cold-start-baseball-season-tigers-68-now/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 16:37:10 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41467

The voice of the Detroit Tigers, Dan Dickerson, joined us on the Daily Detroit News Byte on Monday. You can listen on the player above. It’s cued up to where his interview starts.

Sven Gustafson caught up with Dickerson at the unveiling of the plans for celebrating the 1968 season half a century later. We talked about his memories as a kid during the ’68 season, the impact of cold weather on the MLB season and if the league should consider shortening it, and the prospects for the Tigers this season.

Of course, there’s more News Byte where this came from. Click here for back episodes and to subscribe in your favorite podcast player.

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PODCAST: Voice Of The Tigers Dan Dickerson, Why Did So Many Lose Power, Michigan Runner Wins Boston Marathon http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/16/dan-dickerson/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/16/dan-dickerson/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 03:57:13 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41463

Here’s your Daily Detroit News Byte For Monday, April 16th, 2018.

  • So why did the weather knock out power to so many people in Metro Detroit? We talked to DTE Energy’s Morgan Elliot Andahazy about why this storm hit us so hard.
  • A local runner becomes the first American woman to win the Boston Marathon in 33 years.
  • Detroit water shutoffs will continue in May and 17,000 homes are at risk of losing service
  • Construction begins —and protest follows — to prepare Belle Isle for the Grand Prix
  • And our special guest today is Dan Dickerson, the voice of the Detroit Tigers. Today kicked off a celebration of that special 1968 season fifty years ago. We talk baseball of yesterday and today.

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Gleaners Women’s Power Breakfast Kicks Off Million Meals Match Campaign On Thursday, April 19 http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/14/gleaners-womens-power-breakfast-kicks-off-million-meals-match-campaign-thursday-april-19/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/14/gleaners-womens-power-breakfast-kicks-off-million-meals-match-campaign-thursday-april-19/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:24:57 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41452 Currently one in five Michigan children face hunger. Nearly 300,000 school aged children who live in southeast Michigan are at risk of not having enough food to eat. That number is staggering and honestly heartbreaking.

Most of these school aged children are eligible for free or reduced meals during the week. However, once the weekend and summer vacation hits they often have very little to eat.

On Thursday, April 19 the Gleaners Community Food Bank will be hosting the 25th Annual Women’s Power Breakfast.

This is the kick off event for Gleaners Million Meals Match Campaign. The month-long campaign raises money to help feed children who have food insecurities at home.

For every dollar raised by PNC Bank, Delta and other generous donors will double your donations.

Normally $1 will provide three meals for those in need, but during the Million Meals Match campaign it will mean meals for six children. That means it will go twice as far.

So back to the Women’s Power Breakfast.

This event is a who’s who of Michigan’s most powerful and influential female leaders. These women get stuff done not only in the business world but in the philanthropic world.

Since the Women’s Power Breakfast was started in 1994 they have raised over $3.2 million for hungry children.

This is a great opportunity to network and to learn about Gleaners and the work that they do to help with food insecurity.

Tickets for the event are $125 per person and $85 if you are under 35.

The 25th Annual Gleaners Women’s Power Breakfast will be on Thursday, April 19 from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m.

The event will take place at Little Caesars Arena 2645 Woodward Avenue Detroit 48201.

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Happy Hour Podcast: Fighting Hunger In Metro Detroit With Gleaners http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/14/happy-hour-podcast-fighting-hunger-metro-detroit-gleaners/ http://www.dailydetroit.com/2018/04/14/happy-hour-podcast-fighting-hunger-metro-detroit-gleaners/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2018 20:20:06 +0000 http://www.dailydetroit.com/?p=41456 Hunger is a real challenge throughout metro Detroit, and an organization at the front of dealing with that challenge is Gleaners.

Sven Gustafson has Children’s Hospital of Michigan CEO Luann Thomas Ewald and Bridget Brown from Gleaners on the show to talk about the upcoming Women’s Power Breakfast, Women’s Power Happy Hour, and their Million Meal Match Campaign.

Of course, if you want to know more, you can visit Gleaners here.

Don’t forget to subscribe wherever fine podcasts are found here.

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