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Grey seal Georgie joins other rescued seals at Arctic Ring of Life

Great information on Detroit and Belle Isle Zoo:

The Woodward Spine

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Things are looking a little less grey for a seal that has arrived from the Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center at the University of New England to her new, permanent home at the Detroit Zoo’s Arctic Ring of Life.

The female grey seal pup – estimated to be less than a year old – was found stranded on the coast of Georgetown, Maine, by Marine Mammals of Maine. She was deemed non-releasable to the wild by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) due to severely compromised eyesight.

The seal has been named Georgie after the Maine coastal city where she was found. Weighing only 87 pounds at the time of her arrival in June, Georgie is thriving under the Zoo’s care and now weighs about 140 pounds. She joins grey seal Kiinaq, harp seal Pequot and harbor seals Sidney and Freita, all of which were rescued.

“Since…

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Detroit On Fire! At Least In Terms Of House Price Growth (Detroit Casinos Target In Bankruptcy)

Notorious 313 True Crime / Ghost “Bus” Tour

Check this out!!!

HOMETOWN HISTORY TOURS

Notorious 313 True Crime / Ghost “Bus” Tour

Where the real crime is not taking this tour!

Sunday, October 27 / 1 – 5 PM / $39

Discount Code: HALLOWEEN saves you $10 off ticket price. Use discount code when ordering tickets online or mention it when ordering by phone.

Tours depart promptly from The Park Shelton lobby located at 15 E. Kirby (Kirby at Woodward), Detroit, MI 48202. The Park Shelton offers secure parking for $5 inside the adjacent parking structure (Woodward Avenue entrance). Additional public parking available in nearby lots. For tour information, contact  Hometown History Tours at 734.642.5712, not the Park Shelton.

Book tour now

Ripped from the headlines of Detroit’s past, and not so distant past, this chilling look at the city’s sinister side reveals a reality that’s much more frightening than fiction.

Check out short video on Notorious 313 here

Join us…

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Detroit Doughnut Shop To Honor Producer J Dilla

Former Avalon baker starting a doughnut shop in Harmonie Park using all-natural and organic ingredients?!? AWESOME!!

Preparing Your Child for a Big Move (Book Giveaway!)

I love the ideas posted here. It’s not just about moving, but ANY stage/transition in your child’s life.

1. Welcoming a new sibling
2. Potty Training
3. Bed time routine
4. Starting daycare/preschool

The Science of Mom

So, we’re moving this summer. At least, we think we are. The deal isn’t done yet, and we’re not even sure of our exact closing date, which is maddening. But probably, by the end of the summer, our little family will move to our first-ever, very-own home, just about a mile away from our current rental.

Talking about a move with Cee has been interesting. She’s been coming to look at houses with us from the beginning, starting in February. We struggled to explain to her why we were spending so much time dragging her through empty houses. We talked about moving to a new house, and she just looked confused. “Why, Mama?” Why, indeed, would we want to leave the only home she likely remembers? (We moved from Arizona to Oregon when she was 7 months.) What could be better than this house, the place of warm memories…

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A Girls Guide to Detroit [short film]

Absolutely worth your time to watch this short film. Phenomenal content, top of the line cinematography and featuring Detroiters being awesome!

GWOP MAGAZINE

Detroit is a place that attracts a certain type of individual. Someone that’s both tough and independent.

That’s especially true for the women who have chosen to stake their claim in one of the nation’s most complicated cities. Fearless, talented, and ambitious, these women are shaping Detroit’s future.

EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR:
Toby Barlow

PRODUCED BY:
4exit4

DIRECTED BY:
Amanda LeClaire & Andrew Miller

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And the Heavy Fireworks Start…..

And the Heavy Fireworks Start…...

PD9: Township Jazz Project

PD9: Township Jazz Project.

Happy 4th of July!!

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Westland Splash Pad
Closest cross street: Ford Rd. & Venoy

Free family splash fun all summer long!

Restroom: Port-a-potty only (eek!)

Play: Great playscape for little ones (2-4) and a GIANT playscape for the older kiddos.

Eat:
Picnic tables are sparsely scattered but I would recommend bringing a picnic blanket and possibly a beach umbrella or tent for shade. Lots of open green space and thick mulch under the play structures but not many trees.

BONUS: We found a festival in full swing quite by accident on Wednesday July 3rd. It had carnival rides, a petting farm, pony rides and fried food. Uniquely it had exotic animals to get photos with. A capuchin monkey even had his own little show. There was a stage set up for music acts to jam through the night. FREE to enter, rides and everything else were all separate fees.

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Cruisin’

Cruisin'

Ahhh, there’s nothing better than the feeling of the wind in your hair when the rubber meets the road, especially in these cool trikes!

Elizabeth Park, Trenton, MI

closest main corner: West Rd. & Jefferson

We took our bikes and trikes for a lovely loop around the park (approx. 1/2 mile) then played for over an hour on their handicap accessible play structure. B and his friends (ages 2-4) were able to safely manage the climbing and sliding leaving the adults to enjoy the day on the nearby shaded picnic tables. Delightful!

Restroom: Inside the main new brick structure at the crest of the loop. Clean with baby changing table.

Extras: Beautiful water views, lots of photo opportunities. Mature shade trees. Mulched hiking path through the center with a woodsy feel.

Funsies:
*bring food for the ducks and geese
*skateboards welcome inside the skate park

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