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Detroit City Limits | What's Going on in Detroit

Casinos in Detroit are filled with excitement. You have the gambling. You have the incredible food options, and the gambling, entertainment, and the gambling, exotic drinks, and the gambling, possible celebrity sightings, and of course, the gambling. My oh my the excitement. Did you ever stop and think about the hard working employees that work at the casinos that are there to serve and help customers satisfy their intense need to risk their entire paycheck and savings to see if the the fruit w...
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Recently, prior to a meeting downtown, I thought I would treat myself to breakfast at the Hudson Cafe. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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Detroit area residents can learn more about the history and architecture of the Eastern Market area during Preservation Detroit Eastern Market walking tours at 10 a.m. each Saturday May through September. The Eastern Market tours are just one of several walking tours put on by Preservation Detroit to celebrate Detroit’s history.
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Freedom House, a temporary home for survivors of persecution from around the world who are seeking asylum in the United States and Canada, was met with much uncertainty in late 2016 and early 2017. They learned that their federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding, which makes up at 60 percent of their funding, might be taken away from them due to changes in the administration.
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We are at the half-way point of the year and activity in the downtown “D” is in high gear. Schools are almost out for summer recess and graduation day are upon us. What the future holds for these countless bright young people is anyone’s guess. Only God alone knows the answer. I think they will find as the years go by, that the work-a-day world is altogether different than what they may have thought. Experience is really the best teacher.
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The 40th annual St. Pat Irish Festival on Sunday, June 11 is a great day for the entire family and a chance to support St Patrick Senior Center – Detroit’s largest activity center for people over 55. “There’s no place like St. Pat’s,” says executive director SaTrice Coleman-Betts. “And we want Detroit to know it!”
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For many years, one of my favorite midtown lunch spots has been the cafeteria at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Cafe DIA. They are located in the lower level, around the corner from the Kresge Court.
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As I write this month's installment I am sailing the Caribbean en route to Havana, Cuba. In the last week we've experienced Cienfuegos, ' La Perla del Sur (Pearl of the South)' and Santiago de Cuba, 'Birthplace of the Revolution.'
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The second Sunday in May is bright, the promise of summer is just around the corner. A great day to say “Thank you Mom!” for being so special.
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Many Detroit buildings are fascinating both for their architecture and their history, but the building at 5716 Michigan Ave., recently renamed 5716 Wellness, has an especially intriguing history, from former San Telmo cigar factory in 1910 to a home for health services today.
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