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Curling has rich history in Detroit
Dec01

Curling has rich history in Detroit

By Jane Peterson Special to Detroit City Limits   Like many in metro Detroit, Maryanne Wessels grew up watching curling on the CBC network. She loved sitting with her dad and taking in all the competitive action happing on Canadian television.   At the time she never imagined that one day she would be in the middle of all the action herself. However, as president of the Detroit Curling Club, that is exactly where she is...

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Kick Off the Holiday Season at Fifth Third Turkey Trot
Nov01

Kick Off the Holiday Season at Fifth Third Turkey Trot

While many people are up at the crack of dawn on Thanksgiving Day basting the turkey, preparing a pumpkin pie or peeling potatoes, for thousands of runners, there’s no other way to start off turkey day then at the Fifth Third Turkey Trot, an annual race tradition in Detroit. “Lots of families and friends run together as a group,” said Tony Michaels, president and CEO of The Parade Company. “It’s just a fantastic morning. It’s an...

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Fall Season the Perfect Time to get Outside to Explore Detroit, View Colors
Oct01

Fall Season the Perfect Time to get Outside to Explore Detroit, View Colors

By Jane Peterson Special to Detroit City Limits Step outside and it’s clear that autumn is in the air. From the cooler, brisk temperatures to the changing colors on the trees, fall is a beautiful time to be in Detroit. It is a myth to think that you have to travel on rural roads to view nature’s color show. The fact is there is plenty to enjoy along the busy backdrop of Detroit: Taking a walk in one the city’s parks, strolling along...

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Beat The Heat at Detroit Waterpark
Aug01

Beat The Heat at Detroit Waterpark

When the summer sun is scorching outside and you feel like you can’t take it anymore – don’t! Gather up the family or a group of friends and cool off at the Wayne County Family Aquatic Center in Chandler Park. The waterpark is an oasis for people looking to beat the heat by spending the day in the water. However, swimming and splashing around aren’t the only activities the waterpark has to offer. Visitors of all ages, ranging from...

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Kayaking Tour a Great Way to Enjoy the Detroit River on a Summer Day
Jul01

Kayaking Tour a Great Way to Enjoy the Detroit River on a Summer Day

When many people think about the qualities that make Detroit unique, the first thing that comes to mind is cars. Detroit is, after all, known for being the Motor City. However, another mode of transportation is taking the city by storm: Kayaks. “Most people don’t think of it (the Detroit River) as a recreational spot,” said Tiffany VanDeHey, who owns Riverside Kayak Connection in Wyandotte with her husband, Patrick. She said paddling...

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YES Program Prepares, Inspires Future Female Business Leaders
Jun01

YES Program Prepares, Inspires Future Female Business Leaders

Women are a driving force in today’s business world, so organizations such as the Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs are working hard to prepare teen girls for the challenges of the future. Through conferences, classes, seminars, field trips, business tours, community involvement efforts and roundtable discussions, young women ages 14-18 from Detroit and surrounding areas learn about communication, building business...

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