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Deadline approaches for Knight Arts Challenge

Community info and Q&A sessions are being held in Hamtramck, Southwest Detroit, Northwest Detroit, Midtown and downtown March 24-28. Deadline for applications is April 7.   

This week in Detroit, love is all you need

This is a healthy sign: we can't remember a Valentine's Day in Detroit proper (and Hamtramck) filled with so many events, from music to skating to indie retail fun in a long, long time. Kelli Kavanaugh puts together a hot list of cool things to do this week. 

UIX: Raquel Castaneda-Lopez of Council District Six

Raquel Castaneda-Lopez is the first person to represent District Six on Detroit City Council, and the first Latina ever elected to the council. Matthew Lewis makes the introduction for the Urban Innovation Exchange.

Belle Isle to 8 Mile: Day of the Dead

Southwest Detroit is where the action is this week, when neighborhood folks roll out a variety of Halloween and Dia de los Muertos activities. Great food and good times assured, say our authors, the deadly Linn siblings from City Bird and Nest. 

Green Grocer: Fresh food aplenty in Southwest Detroit

Everyone knows that heading to Southwest Detroit for restaurant food is a smart thing to do. But fresh produce and meats at neighborhood grocers? You bet, says Nicole Rupersburg, who profiles five of the area's best in this report. 

UIX: Andrea Scobie and Matrix Theatre Company

The company, on Bagley in the heart of Mexicantown, is a stage for both youth and adults in Detroit, offering innovative programs aimed at educating youth in the arts, building community and fostering social justice.

Global Detroit: Let's celebrate National Welcoming Week

U.S.-born residents join with immigrants and refugees in a spirit of unity across Michigan and the rest of the country for National Welcoming Week. Christine Sauvé of Welcoming Michigan teams up with Global Detroit for this report.

Youth Transit Alliance: Pilot program gets kids where they need to go

The lack of functional public transit in Detroit hits kids hard, especially when there is no bus to get them to and from youth programs. Nina Ignazak tells us about a new partnership, launched by the Skillman Foundation and the Detroit Bus Company, that is meeting this critical demand.

Belle Isle to 8 Mile: Our guide to Detroit pizza

The city's savory saucy pies come in all shapes and sizes, some made from recipes originating in Sicily others inspired by the cuisine of Bangladesh. There are some mighty crazy-tasty edible creations out there, say our authors, the fabulous Linn kids. 

Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An insider's guide to ice cream parlors

No doubt frozen treats are good year round, but they are especially tasty when the sun and air are hottest. Just in time for the coming summer heat, our authors the Linn sibs show us some of the best places to get your ice cream fix in Detroit.

Rainwater man of Southwest Detroit

Meet Jeff Klein, whose business, Detroit Farm and Garden in Southwest Detroit, was opened with a mission to provide quality gardening, farming and landscape resources to the community. Matthew Lewis ties it all to the region's blue-green movement.

Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An insider's guide to Southwest edibles

Food reigns supreme in the city's most ethnic neighborhood, where full service restaurants, mercados and taco trucks are plentiful. Here are a few of the best recommended by our authors, the fab Linn siblings. Don't forget the hot sauce.  

City kids: Southwest comes alive with arts education

One of the city's most vibrant neighborhoods, Southwest Detroit attracts people with its ethnic food options, its early 20th century residential architecture and, increasingly, for innovative learning projects. Amy Kuras reports from the classroom.    

People places: Getting neighborly in Southwest Detroit bars

We asked our wet goods expert Nicole Rupersberg to dive into some choice neighborhood joints for her first roundup of classic Detroit bars. She headed southwest for her first taste and came back with some real gems. More to come, we promise.

City kids: Academic rigor, commitment make Cristo Rey tick

This Catholic college prep high school in Southwest Detroit stresses an eight year educational arc -- four at Cristo Rey and four more at the university level -- as its measure of success. Amy Kuras finds a story built on a foundation of hard work. 
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