The state’s MI Prevention community risk reduction program has provided 1,000 carbon monoxide (CO) detectors for an installation blitz going on now in the city of Detroit — through early August. Families are urged to protect themselves from CO, a silent killer. To register for an in-home safety assessment, Detroit City residents can leave a message at (248) 906-8026.More
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Pontiac, Michigan Oakland County Executive David Coulter has appointed April McGrath Lynch deputy county executive. McGrath, who has served as associate vice president of human resources and payroll at the University of Detroit Mercy since March, is the third woman in Oakland County history to be appointed to the role. She will oversee human resources among other duties.More
Join USGBC at this event embracing smart infrastructure and equitable communities.
The urban environment is a space of experimentation with new approaches and technologies. As centers of activity and innovation, cities provide lessons that shape how programs, policies and investments are made across the United States and the world.More
If you’re currently planning a renovation for an older property, it’s understandable that you might be in a rush to get started and get it over with. After all, if the property has been sitting without a renovation for that long then chances are it probably looks and feels pretty outdated on the inside. While you might be tempted to run through the halls with a sledgehammer and replace everything that’s removable, it’s important to understand that there are certain hazards to be aware of during the renovation process. More specifically, here are four critical precautions you should try to take before you start renovating any home that was built more than a couple of decades agoMore
When it comes to buying a car, we have a limited amount of choice about the motor. But when it comes to buying the right outboard motor for a boat, there are all sorts of brands, features, and options to consider. Buying a new small outboard motor can be almost as hard as choosing a boat. Whether you are wanting more power or replacing a broken motor, here are some of the top things to consider when buying an outboard motor.More
So you’ve moved to a new neighborhood: such an exciting experience! There’s nothing like that sense of pride that comes with being a new homeowner and having a place to put down roots. But whether you’ve been there a few months or even a few years, it can take a while to feel like you belong in your new home. What’s the best way to feel at home sooner? Believe it or not, it has less to do with fixing up what’s inside your four walls and more about what surrounds them: your community.More
Chinese-based mobile app developer Cheetah Mobile, Inc. has asked a federal court in New York to dismiss a purposed class action lawsuit brought by the company’s investors. Cheetah boasts hundreds of millions of monthly active users of its apps, including Clean Master, Cheetah Keyboard, Piano Tiles 2 and Live Me.More
Leslie Science & Nature Center creates moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration and respect for STEM and the natural world. We deliver programs with schools, scouts, senior centers, camps and family workshops, both on site in Ann Arbor, MI and offsite in community spaces across Southeast Michigan. Together, we envision a world where curiosity today leads to more purposeful lives tomorrow.
Last month, Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) announced a comprehensive neighborhood-by-neighborhood approach to begin to upgrade the city’s water and sewer systems through a five-year, $500 million program. Most of Detroit’s water and sewer pipes are more than 80 years old and there has not been a massive infrastructure upgrade since 1930.More
Ferndale’s Youth Services Librarians are excited to start up a new Open Mic program for teens. Three summertime events will be hosted by Detroit-based veteran spoken word artist Natasha ‘Beautiful Thought’ Anée, starting June 28. Anée will be bringing teens who want to explore their creative sides and express themselves into the Ferndale Library on Friday evenings for an intimate experience where they’ll be encouraged to share their talents. The program is open to ages 13-20, and no registration is required. Future events will be hosted on July 26 and August 23.
Teens can benefit from an opportunity to let their guard down and interact with their peers in an encouraging, safe space where they can (creatively) blow off some steam. Being able to share their passion and talents through the craft of music, poetry, and spoken-word can build their self-confidence. Plus, a University of Virginia study has shown that children and teens who are allowed to verbally express themselves were less likely or prone to using drugs and alcohol. Creatively expressing themselves can also advance conversations or address subjects that they might not otherwise know how to approach. It also provides catharsis, and an opportunity to process their emotions.
Natasha ‘Beautiful Thought’ Anée is a poet, producer, and host of “The Peaceful Poetic Place,” as well as a member of the “Paul Dean & Beautiful Thought Collective.” She recently released a CD, Spoken Soul I: Perfect Imperfections, and has worked with NSO Youth Initiative Project providing youth leadership and focusing on preventing violence and substance abuse. One of the many passions of this multifaceted artist is helping teens find strength through finding their own voice. Since 1997, she has been actively using social work and community resources to empower children and families in the Detroit area.
For more info, follow Ferndale’s Youth Services on Facebook & Instagram