Reports from the ‘High Times’ Medical Marijuana Cup in Clio

July 27, 2014
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Reports from the ‘High Times’ Medical Marijuana Cup in Clio

On Saturday we set out to check out the High Times Medical Marijuana Cup in Clio, Mich. — High Times did hold a Cannabis Cup in the Motor City back in 2011, but Detroit police flexing their muscles and making arrests at that event may have been to blame, at least partially, for the...
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ICYMI: Forbes rates Detroit #9 on its “America’s Most Creative Cities” list

July 27, 2014
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Yes, it’s true. Forbes says Detroit is one of America’s most creative cities: “We ranked these places based on four metrics: activity per capita on project-funding platforms Kickstarter and Indiegogo and music sites Bandcamp and ReverbNation. The goal was to capture organic creativity, since many artistic and musical types have “day jobs” outside of creative pursuits.” The Forbes...
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Food trucks go to the dogs

July 27, 2014
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Today, starting at 10am, Milo’s Kitchen Treat Truck will be swinging by the  Cherry Hill Village at Preservation Park on  N. Roosevelt St. in Canton. They’ll be serving the pups (“gour-mutts,” as Milo’s calls them) treats and the dog parents the opportunity of “family portraits.” Milo’s is on a cross-country food truck trip, promoting their “grilled burger...
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Former Tigers Dave Rozema and Ike Blessitt to honor Mark “The Bird” Fidrych

July 26, 2014
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Former Tigers Dave Rozema and Ike Blessitt to honor Mark “The Bird” Fidrych

Coming up on August 16, former Detroit Tigers Dave Rozema and Ike Blessitt will team up with the Navin Field Grounds Crew and Metro Times‘ own Dave Mesrey to honor legend Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. The festivities, known as the annual “Bird Bash,” will be held at the infamous Nemo’s Bar & Grill, and will benefit The...
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First Little League game at Navin Field today

July 26, 2014
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First Little League game at Navin Field today

Today Navin Field (the Old Tiger Stadium) hosts its first Little League game on a new field made just to host the youngsters! Here’s a photo of the game happening right now, courtesy Tom Derry and Metro Times‘ copy editor extraordinaire, Dave Mesrey: Stop by the site (corner of Michigan and Trumbull) today to watch...
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Poll shows Bob Ficano behind in Wayne County Executive race

July 25, 2014
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Poll shows Bob Ficano behind in Wayne County Executive race

If a poll released this week is any indication of how the August 5 primary election will turn out, current Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano has reason to worry, Fox 2 reports. Ficano, who’s seeking a third term, polled in fourth place — behind former Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans, Westland Mayor Bill Wild...
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48 to film — behind the scenes at the 48 Hour Film Project

July 24, 2014
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(From left to right) Kris Wood checking lighting for a shot, Jason Smith and Kris Smith writing the script.

By Amanda Mooney There’s a lot that goes into producing a film, and unless you are a filmmaker you really have no idea. Writing, casting, finding a location, shooting, and editing; each step of the process can take days, months, and sometimes years to complete. Can you imagine doing it ALL in just 48...
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PETA offers to pay overdue water bills for Detroiters willing to go vegan

July 24, 2014
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#150207742 / gettyimages.com As locals continue to flood Detroit streets to protest the city’s ongoing water debacle, one national organization is hoping to be part of the solution — that is, for a dietary price. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA as the organization is more commonly known, has offered to...
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Dinner Club Does Brunch

July 24, 2014
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Dinner Club Does Brunch

Sure, The Dinner Club, a regularly occurring pop-up that takes places at the Storefront Gallery  in Ferndale (and other locations, occasionally), usually happens around dinner time, but this Sunday, July 27, there will be a special edition: Brunch Chef Matthew Baldridge, who’s resume includes stints at such Detroit greats as Cliff Bell’s, The Rattlesnake Club,...
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Detroit Riverwalk west extension opens from Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks

July 24, 2014
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Detroit Riverwalk west extension opens from Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks

Dogs of Detroit have new territory to trot: Yesterday, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy held a soft opening for a 20-acre westward extension of the Riverwalk. Part of a planned two-mile track of the West Riverwalk, the new span runs from the Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks Boulevard, says Mark Pasco, director of communications for the conservancy. “It’s...
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