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Corktown Races Celebrate 35 Years
Feb01

Corktown Races Celebrate 35 Years

March 12 Event will Draw Thousands, Support Worthy Causes Each year on the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day, thousands gather in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood for the annual Corktown Races. Founded in 1983 by the Fraternal Order of United Irishmen – a Detroit organization devoted to promoting Irish heritage and supporting worthy causes – the races take place immediately before the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Michigan Ave. On...

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U.K. Festivals and Events
Nov01

U.K. Festivals and Events

By Angela, The Travel Diva As previously reported the United Kingdom (UK) decision to leave the European Union has resulted in weakening of the British pound in relation to the US dollar. This financial change in our favor may be encouraging some travelers from the US to consider the UK as a 2017 travel destination. With that in mind we have compiled a short list of festivals and events to experience when you get there. Regardless of...

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“Mum’s” The Word For May In The “D”!
May02

“Mum’s” The Word For May In The “D”!

“MUM’S” THE WORD FOR MAY IN THE “D”! March saw the Easter Bunny glad to be wearing a fur coat. Since then things have warmed up a lot. The sounds of construction have blended into spring with people on the move preparing for the coming warm weather. Along Washington Blvd things are getting a new “face-lift”.   Work is finally going to be done on a few of the apartments. Some of the Section 8 senior buildings are going to remain thanks...

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Record Store Day
Apr01

Record Store Day

Record Store Day is just around the corner, with Saturday April 16 marking the ninth year of the occasion. Vinyl sales continue to climb globally, but did they ever slow down in Detroit? Record Store Day is a notorious yearly happening around the world to celebrate the rebirth of vinyl culture. Historically there have been intimate opportunities to meet bands at in-stores, barbecues, and other unique events at record stores; not to...

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Spring Fever Arrives With A “Bang” In The “D”!
Apr01

Spring Fever Arrives With A “Bang” In The “D”!

April starts off with April Fool’s Day, sometimes called All Fool’s Day. It usually begins with light-hearted pranks like finding shaving cream in your morning cup of joe instead of whipped cream. Or arriving at work to find your desk covered in sticky notes. The origins of this day are uncertain. Some see it as a celebration related to the turn of the seasons, while others believe it stems from the adoption of a new calendar. 2016 is...

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Annual St. Pat Irish Festival Set for May 15
Mar01

Annual St. Pat Irish Festival Set for May 15

The annual St. Pat Irish Festival is set for Sunday, May 15, from 1 to 9 PM on the grounds of St Pat Senior Center.  The center is at 58 Parsons, right behind Orchestra Hall.  Admission is just $5.00 – and there’s free parking!   A Midtown tradition for 39 years, the event offers authentic Irish food and beverages, entertainment on three stages, fun for the whole family, and a chance to see old friends and make new ones.  Also...

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