Jenna Stanek

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Do You Have A Story To Tell? Check Out Hey, Nice Monologue

This is a story, I mean article, about two women, Carrie Bain and Erika Devriendt, who are out to change the universe through storytelling. Bain is a self-described comedian trapped in a writer’s body. DeVriendt is just another girl and writer trapped in the world (and disclosure, she’s also contributed to Daily Detroit in the past). Together they are Hey, Nice Monologue. Hey, Nice Monologue is a new story telling series that’s first event is Thursday September 29 at Smalls Bar in Hamtramck...

All This Was Trees, And Now It May Be Again – Apple Trees, That Is

A few years ago, famous street artist Banksy painted at the Packard Plant on the east side of Detroit a piece that said, “I Remember When All This Was Trees.” Banksy was right. At one point, that’s what this area was before industrial production filled Detroit’s landscape, for a time, with factories and smokestacks. The area also had fertile soil that the French farmers in the early 1800s said was so good they didn’t even have to work to raise crops. Well, the trees may well be here again. D...

Former Synagogue, Then Church, Now Looks To Find A Third Act As A Community Center

For 21 years Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation (CDC) has been dedicated to central Detroit communities and local residents. The organization strives to empower people and create positive opportunities through multiple services and programs allowing residents in the community to reach their highest potentials. Within this last year the CDC purchased a former synagogue built in 1924 located at 1550 Taylor (just north and west of Henry Ford Hospital) for a neighborhood c...

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