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  • Michigan could be making $122,065,853 a year in marijuana tax

    Detroit Metro Times
    Valerie Vande Panne
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Michigan could be making $122,065,853 a year in marijuana tax, according to a new report by Nerd Wallet. But, as you already know, it's not. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Weather forecast: No end in sight?

    Click On Detroit News
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Tonight, expect clear skies once again, but it won’t be quite as cool as last night.
  • Jolly Pumpkin is latest craft beer bar opening in Midtown Detroit

    Detroit News
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    Jolly Pumpkin is opening a craft beer, spirits and wine bar in a 5,000-square-foot space at 441 W. Canfield in Midtown Detroit, the Northern United Brewing Company brand announced Tuesday. Opening in early 2015, Jolly Pumpkin will be in the same retail space as Shinola, Willys Detroit, RUNdetroit and Fellow Barber.
  • Camp Qs: How high will KCP fly after his breakout Summer League effort?

    Detroit Pistons
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    (Editor’s note: Pistons.com today continues a five-part series on the key questions to be addressed in Pistons training camp with a lo
  • What if the Detroit Pistons wore soccer kits?

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    Matt Watson
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Emilio Sansolini, a graphic design artist, re-imagined every NBA jersey as a soccer kit, posting his work at Behance.net. Here's the Detroit Pistons version: Emilio describes his motivation behind the project: I've read that we should be ready to see sponsors' logos on NBA jerseys in a few years and I decided to make a quick experiment. What if NBA teams were football clubs? I really like it -- in fact, I like it a lot more than the mockup of the "Motor City" sleeved jersey the Pistons will reportedly wear this year. Hey NBA, just hire Emilio, OK? Take a look at the complete collection and…
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  • Michigan could be making $122,065,853 a year in marijuana tax

    Valerie Vande Panne
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    Michigan could be making $122,065,853 a year in marijuana tax, according to a new report by Nerd Wallet. But, as you already know, it's not. … [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • And the signature food of Michigan is...

    Alaina McConnell
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    A Michigan pasty!… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Happy birthday, John Coltrane

    Johnny Drop
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    Today, would have been the jazz legend's 88th birthday. Unfortunately, John Coltrane lost his battle with liver cancer in 1967, at the age of 40.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Red Bull Music Academy looks at the untold stories of Detroit techno

    Lee DeVito
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    Today, Red Bull Music Academy published "Detroit to NYC: Underground Resistance at New Music Seminar," which takes a look at the debut of Underground Resistance. The Detroit music collective made their debut as UR at New York's New Music Seminar, the conference where acts like Nirvana, Oasis, My Bloody Valentine, and the Smashing Pumpkins all made early breakout performances. The story features plenty of archival photos and anecdotes from the key players.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
  • Detroit Design Festival kicks off tonight

    Alysa Offman
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:48 am
    Last week we talked to Matt Clayson of the Detroit Creative Corridor about the Detroit Design Festival. Tonight the festival kicks off with a party at 485 W. Milwaukee, Detroit, a building that houses many things, including a CCS campus, and Shinola headquarters.  The party will include special exhibits, student shows, interactive design experiences, music, dancing, food, and drink.  The kick-off is free, but an RSVP is required.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
 
 
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  • What if the Detroit Pistons wore soccer kits?

    Matt Watson
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Emilio Sansolini, a graphic design artist, re-imagined every NBA jersey as a soccer kit, posting his work at Behance.net. Here's the Detroit Pistons version: Emilio describes his motivation behind the project: I've read that we should be ready to see sponsors' logos on NBA jerseys in a few years and I decided to make a quick experiment. What if NBA teams were football clubs? I really like it -- in fact, I like it a lot more than the mockup of the "Motor City" sleeved jersey the Pistons will reportedly wear this year. Hey NBA, just hire Emilio, OK? Take a look at the complete collection and…
  • A look at the Pistons' salary cap situation and roster constraints

    Sean_Corp
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:34 am
    The Pistons are under the cap and over the roster limit. The Detroit Pistons went into the offseason with a healthy dose of cap space and a specific plan -- get quality, affordable veterans in free agency and lock up Greg Monroe into a long-term contract while still leaving the team with enough flexibility to continue adding talent and to lock up Andre Drummond to an expected maximum contract a year from now. The first part of the equation went about as well as planned if you ask president Stan Van Gundy and GM Jeff Bower. The Pistons added Jodie Meeks, Caron Butler, DJ Augustin, Cartier…
  • Darko Milicic is a professional kickboxer now

    Sean_Corp
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Because, of course. Darko Milicic was not a good NBA player. That's not entirely his fault. He didn't force the Detroit Pistons to draft him No. 2 overall in 2003. And while he's not the first second-overall pick to be an NBA bust (hello, Hasheem), he did have the misfortune of busting out in the same draft class as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and several other really good players. Milicic hasn't played since being released by the Boston Celtics in 2012. Since then he has competed in the World Carp Classic, but that apparently hasn't sated his appetite for…
  • Previewing the 2014-15 Pistons: Jonas Jerebko

    revken
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    Can the first Swedish-born player to start an NBA game make an impact once more for Detroit in his contract year? When you are picked in the second round of the NBA Draft, but nevertheless start 73 games as a rookie, it seems reasonable to expect that you are well on the way to a productive career. But it’s basically been all downhill for Jonas Jerebko ever since that surprising 2009-10 season. Entering the final year of a four-year, $18 million contract that he signed in 2011, his current path to playing time looks as difficult as a winter’s trek through Lappland. Jerebko became the…
  • Previewing the 2014-15 Pistons roster

    Matt Watson
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Detroit Bad Boys is preparing for the 2014-15 season by examining the past and projecting the future for each player on the Detroit Pistons roster. Cartier Martin was one of the more intriguing signings of the offseason - not because of his impact on the court but because he was signed early in free agency. That's not usually the case for a player who has survived mostly on 10-day contracts. But Stan Van Gundy had a list of targets and among the guys expecting to accept the minimum and Martin was at the top of his list. To make sure he didn't field any other offers Van Gundy even added a…
 
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  • Highlights of Monday's MLB games (Reuters)

    23 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    (Adds late games) Sep 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's Major League Baseball Games. A's 8, Angels 4 Right-hander Jeff Samardzija pitched seven strong innings, and Oakland continued its push for an American League wild-card playoff berth with a 8-4 victory over Los Angeles. The A's increased their lead in the American League wild-card race to one game over the Kansas City Royals and are now three games ahead of the Seattle Mariners. ...
  • Royals-Indians Preview (The Associated Press)

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:42 pm
    After failing to move in front of first-place Detroit over the weekend, the Kansas City Royals got some help to remain close in the race for the AL Central crown. Trailing the Tigers by just one game, the Royals will also look to push the fading Indians to the brink as the two clubs continue a key series Tuesday in Cleveland. Kansas City (85-71) lost Monday in the completion of a suspended game from Aug. 31 before Danny Duffy pitched six strong innings for his first win in more than a month, leading the Royals to a 2-0 victory over Cleveland in the regularly scheduled game. It was a badly…
  • White Sox-Tigers Preview (The Associated Press)

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    If David Price's previous five outings are any indication, the left-hander should be in for a strong performance this time out. Looking to again bounce back from another rough start, Price will try to help the Detroit Tigers maintain sole possession of the AL Central lead by avoiding a third straight defeat Tuesday night against the visiting Chicago White Sox. With its division lead over Kansas City down to one game, Detroit (86-70) needs Price (14-12, 3.37 ERA) to be at his best in the first of possibly two starts this week. "We're hoping that with the importance of the next couple of starts…
  • Bassitt and White Sox slow down Tigers, 2-0 (The Associated Press)

    22 Sep 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Brad Ausmus pointed out Monday afternoon that no one is going to roll over and hand his Detroit Tigers the AL Central title. Hours later, rookie Chris Bassitt and the White Sox proved the manager right. Bassitt pitched into the eighth inning for his first major league win, Tyler Flowers hit a two-run homer and Chicago slowed Detroit's playoff push with a 2-0 victory. We're going to have to win these last games on our own.'' Detroit is one game ahead of the second-place Royals, who beat Cleveland 2-0 in their regularly scheduled game Monday night.
  • Royals beat Indians 2-0, gain on Tigers (The Associated Press)

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Danny Duffy pushed the Royals a little closer to the top in the AL Central and nearer their first playoff appearance in 29 years. Duffy pitched six shutout innings for his first win in more than a month as Kansas City moved within one game of first-place Detroit and kept some distance over Cleveland in the wild-card race, beating the Indians 2-0 on Monday night. Duffy (9-11), who had thrown just one pitch in September before the start, escaped a bases-loaded jam in the first and held the Indians to six hits. ''I wasn't feeling any pressure,'' Duffy said.
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  • Shafer reflects on watching Notre Dame growing up in Midwest

    sports
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:11 am
    A young Scott Shafer spent his weekends watching football in Painesville, Ohio. No cable, just the broadcasts of Ohio State, Michigan, whoever they were playing and Syracuse’s (2-1) Saturday 8 p.m. opponent, No. 8 Notre Dame (3-0). In his Tuesday teleconference, Shafer said Ohio State, Michigan and the Fighting Irish, in that order, were his favorite teams to root for growing up. From 1967, the year Shafer was born, to 1985, Notre Dame finished in the top 25 12 times, had an average year-end ranking of 6.7 and won seven of the 11 bowl games it played in. “We’d always watch the…
  • Shafer, Syracuse prep for Golson, Notre Dame after struggles against dual-threat quarterbacks

    sports
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:42 am
    Syracuse nearly lost to Villanova and did lose to Maryland — the two times it’s faced teams led by dual-threat quarterbacks this season. No. 8 Notre Dame and its quarterback, Everett Golson, are likely to be the Orange’s toughest such test of the season to date. SU (2-1) faces the Fighting Irish (3-0) at 8 p.m. Saturday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. And in his Tuesday teleconference, Orange head coach Scott Shafer talked about the need to contain Golson, who led UND to an undefeated regular season and the 2013 national title game, which it lost to Alabama. “I…
  • Shafer: Replacing Broyld means outside receivers going in at H-back

    sports
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:32 am
    With Ashton Broyld out, Syracuse  will mix perimeter receivers into Broyld’s H-back role, head coach Scott Shafer said in his weekly teleconference on Tuesday. “It’ll be by committee and some of the guys that were playing solely outside have to be ready to play inside as well,” Shafer said. Broyld came up limping in the middle of a route against Maryland on Saturday before falling to the turf. He then pounded the turf in frustration as medical staff began to work on his already heavily wrapped right leg at the UMD 5-yard line. Shafer announced in a Cuse.com interview on…
  • I’ll drink to that: Pulp’s guide to drinking your favorite fall flavors

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:58 pm
    It’s getting colder, and from here on out drinks are going to need a little more kick.  Featuring warm, crisp flavors like apple, pumpkin and the seasonal spices of nutmeg and cinnamon, autumn couldn’t have come any sooner. Here are some drinks that are going to get your taste buds familiar with the mood and flavors of the fall season. 1. Beak & Skiff 1911 Vodka Beak & Skiff Apple Orchard’s premium vodka is distilled from apples in the orchard that is about 30 minutes away from Syracuse University’s campus. The caramel and fruity flavors of the vodka give it a smooth taste.
  • Personal responsibility can help combat climate change

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:05 pm
    The Sunday climate change march and Monday climate change protest, which were both held in New York City, have brought environmental issues to the forefront of the media. This is positive, as it can raise awareness for a global issue. But participating in a march or in a protest will accomplish nothing unless every single person involved takes personal responsibility for combating climate change. The People’s Climate March gathered over 400,000 people on Sunday to protest climate change. And Monday’s Flood Wall Street protest, involved 3,000 activists at its peak who staged a massive…
 
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    Handmade Detroit

  • Time is Running Out – Apply for DUCF Today!

    Bethany
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:59 am
    Just a friendly reminder – applications for Detroit Urban Craft Fair close this Thursday! What are you waiting for? Go read our FAQ and apply now! We can’t wait to see what you are making!
  • Nine years in the making…

    Amy
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
      We’ve never really had an official Detroit Urban Craft Fair logo UNTIL NOW!!!  Marcy Davy of  All Things Grow  and DIYpsi designed this beauty for us, and we couldn’t be happier with it!  Look for it to make its debut all over the interwebs over the coming days, and as a t-shirt at this years Detroit Urban Craft Fair. Speaking of, there are only 10 days left to apply to be a vendor this year, don’t miss out on the fun!  You can find out all about it and apply here.  Applications close at midnight, September 25th, and late entries will not be accepted.
  • DIY Street Fair is Here!

    Bethany
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:15 pm
    A welcome sign of the arrival of fall, the DIY Street Fair begins tomorrow (Friday, September 12th) with a killer line up of crafters, artists, bands, craft food and beer for the 3 day festival. Plan your weekend with the help of the music lineup and vendor map, and stop by booths F1 and F2 and say hi to Handmade Detroit’s Carey (Glass Action!) and Bethany (Reware Vintage).
  • Maker’s Mart Call for Entries

    Bethany
    4 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Our pals over at Handmade Toledo are hosting their holiday show, Maker’s Mart, on November 22nd at the new Handmade Toledo space, and are now calling for entries from crafters and makers of artisanal food. Read all about it and apply at HandmadeToledo.com. *This event is not affiliated with Handmade Detroit, we just thought we’d share it you. Please contact the folks in charge via the links above with any questions you may have.
  • Stitch n’ Pitch Returns to Detroit Sept. 28

    Lish
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:47 am
    Calling all knitters, crocheters and anyone who crafts with a needle! Stitch n’ Pitch is returning to Detroit Sept. 28 for a crafty meetup at Comerica Park. Returning for the seventh year, Stitch n’ Pitch not only brings together craft lovers at the ball park, but collects new mittens for the Michigan Veterans Foundation, located in Detroit. Whether you make them yourself or purchase a new pair, this donation goes to help a great charity. Sponsored by The Black Sheep Knitting Guild and Mittens for Detroit, attendees may purchase a ticket to this special game here. Your admission…
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    A Healthier Michigan

  • How Family Dinners Can Help Kids Avoid Drugs and Alcohol

    Julie Bitely
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    Having regular family dinners can do a lot more for your kids than simply keeping them healthy and well nourished. National research shows sitting down and sharing a meal can help kids and teens resist the temptations of drugs and alcohol. “There’s power in family meal time,” said Shannon Cohen, Coordinator and Chair of the Kent County Prevention Coalition (KCPC). In a report from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (CASA Columbia), teens who have infrequent family dinners (fewer than three per week) are almost four times more likely to use…
  • Hop Happenings: 12 Places to Celebrate the Great Beer State in West/SW Michigan

    Julie Bitely
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Michigan’s beer economy continues to grow and flourish, with new breweries popping up and established breweries expanding or opening second locations. Here’s a quick guide for some options you may not have tried yet in West Michigan, which will open or have opened in the past year or so. Big Lake Brewing (Holland): Specializing in handcrafted beer and wine, this Holland offering was opened in summer 2013 by three engineers. Boatyard Brewing Company (Kalamazoo): Just a few blocks north of beer granddaddy Bell’s, Boatyard Brewing Co. opened in late 2013. “Boatyard Brewing Company is on…
  • #HealthyMe: Don’t Let Stress Get in the Way of a Good Workout

    Helen Battersby
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    AHM team member Adriane Davis and Jeri Mommaerts, director for the Marquette Marathon bike riding through the half-marathon route. I was fortunate enough to spend a week in the Upper Peninsula with my co-workers at the beginning of August. We explored parts of Michigan I had not been to before and it was beautiful. One day we took a bike ride on the Marquette Half Marathon route with Jeri Mommaerts, director of the Marquette Marathon. The route winded through a peaceful forest, through downtown Marquette and onto the shores of Lake Superior. A lot of the trails we rode were only accessible…
  • A Guide to National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

    A Healthier Michigan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    Illegal drug abuse gets a lot of attention, but rates of prescription drug abuse are also alarmingly high. In the U.S., 6.8 million people have abused prescription drugs.  And many people are getting their pills through friends or relatives, often by raiding the family medicine cabinet. These very serious trends prompted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to create National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day in 2010. The idea: Offer a safe and anonymous way for people to get rid of expired or unwanted medications. The program has led to the collection of more than 4.1 million pounds of…
  • #MiKidsCan Monday: 4 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe Online

    Adriane Davis
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:01 pm
    In this day and age, the internet has, in many ways, made our lives much easier. You can do anything online from shopping to managing your bank accounts and even keep in contact with old friends. For kids, it makes doing homework much easier because any information they need is only a few clicks away. With the internet dominating how kids learn and what they learn, how can you be certain that your child is staying safe on the internet? Here are four ways to make sure your child is taking proper internet safety precautions. Implement time limits. Putting a time limit on how long your child…
 
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