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Detroit was once a talent pool for top gymnasts. A hometown champion wants to bring that back. foleya@detroitmi.gov Mon, 03/18/2019 - 05:04

Here at Kemeny Recreation Center, two dozen or so girls ages five to seven —and one lone boy, probably about three — are spending their Saturday morning tumbling, tucking, swinging and attempting to memorize a brief but complex dance routine set to Taylor Swift.

In a bright, kid-friendly voice ready for Nick Jr., barefoot coach Wendy Hilliard somehow remains authoritative. “Touch your knees! Now your toes! Face forward!” Almost all are in unison, and even the youngest boy, barely out of diapers, keeps up. All of them, except for one.

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Mary Wilson's Detroit story, unfiltered

Mary Wilson was not supposed to do a Friday morning photo shoot at the former Brewster Recreation Center, the second abandoned building she had been in those last 48 hours she was back in her hometown. In town for Detroit Homecoming, Wilson had had dinner in Michigan Central Depot, spruced up just enough for all the other fellow ex-pats invited back to the city. And then she had done a panel discussion at a still-under-renovation loft in Corktown, also abandoned not too long ago.

LA SED to host DACA legal forum this weekend foleya@detroitmi.gov Fri, 09/08/2017 - 13:22

LA SED (Latin Americans for Social and Economic Development), the Southwest Detroit nonprofit that assists with social programs for Detroit’s Latino residents, is hosting a legal forum on Saturday, September 9, for residents with questions about President Trump’s rollback of the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act.

A black family legacy on the floor of a roller rink hernandezd@det… Tue, 08/29/2017 - 10:33

The last time I was on roller skates, I specifically remember having an argument with an eighth-grade classmate about which version — the remix or the original? — of Jon B.’s “They Don’t Know” was better*. That was almost 20 years ago at Northland Roller Rink, one of a handful of iconic roller rinks in Detroit.

Share Your Story Edgar Mon, 08/28/2017 - 13:41

At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.

Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.

Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.

Share your story now

Tri-City Community Watchers Edgar Wed, 07/26/2017 - 17:15
Marion Park-Ethel St. Block Cllub Edgar Wed, 07/26/2017 - 15:05
Greater Deacon Street Block Club Edgar Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:55
Dartmouth Unity Block Club Edgar Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:52
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