State police: ‘We’re not out to write tickets’ on Belle Isle

June 3, 2014
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State police: ‘We’re not out to write tickets’ on Belle Isle

City officials asked the Michigan State Police today to increase efforts to ensure Detroit residents feel welcome on Belle Isle after numerous complaints of heavy-handed policing by troopers in recent months. State Police Captain Monica Yesh told Detroit City Council that 671 traffic stops have been performed from Feb. 1 to May 25 on the island, of...
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The Michigan Glass Project brings “functional glass art” to Belle Isle

May 30, 2014
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The Michigan Glass Project kicks off at Belle Isle on June 5 with a cocktail party at the aquarium followed by three days of music, food, and “functional glass art” blowing  and vendors. Funds go toward supporting the Belle Isle Aquarium (and a local food bank to be announced). The event has managed to raise $24,000 each...
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Would a vineyard on Belle Isle work?

April 3, 2014
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Would a vineyard on Belle Isle work?

By Ayana Bryant-Weekes The giant slide, conservatory, aquarium, museum, casino, and brand new Indy Car racetrack – attractions that make Belle Isle a classic Detroiter’s get-away. In the land of Lions, Tigers and Coney Dogs, two local businessmen are planning to add a vineyard and winery to that Belle Isle Park experience. The initial...
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Belle Isle to Require $11 Recreation Passport Starting Feb. 10

January 30, 2014
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Belle Isle is set to become Michigan’s 102nd state park, and will begin requiring an $11 Recreation Passport for car access starting Feb. 10. The requirement will be introduced gradually and will not be enforced until the owner’s next registration renewal date. From michigan/gov: “This gradual introduction mirrors the initial 2010 introduction of the...
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Disc Golf Course Rises on Belle Isle

July 25, 2013
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Disc Golf Course Rises on Belle Isle

This week, the finishing touches were put on a new disc golf course, which has been quietly established on Belle Isle. Finished July 23, it’s the result of hard work from Detroit Disc Golf co-founder Chris Haag and Up in the Air Disc Golf’s Andrew Frazier, as well as several other dedicated course administrators....
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Behind the Scenes of Invincible+Waajeed Detroit Summer/Emergence Music Video

August 5, 2010
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Invincible + Waajeed – The Making of the Detroit Summer Video from Waajeed on Vimeo. As of today, Pershing High School graduate, original Slum Village member, and the brainchild behind the Platinum Pied Pipers, Robert “Waajeed” O’Bryant, released some captivating and hilarious behind-the-scenes footage for his new project with Invincible. As MT alluded to...
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