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Madewell Opens First Detroit Storefront

The womenswear brand will host an opening party to welcome the new location

Savor Detroit, Fall 2018: October 1st

From October 1-5, Hour Detroit held its biannual event Savor Detroit. The five-night series featured custom menus developed by the city’s most celebrated chefs for one-of-a-kind four-course meals complete with thoughtfully selected wine pairings. Guests also enjoyed unique art installations for the ultimate culinary experience. Monday’s meal was prepared by Chefs John Vermiglio and Joe Glacomino of Grey Ghost and Chef Jessi Patuano of Gather. A portion of the proceeds benefited dozens of local charities.

Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit Party 2018 Recap Video

On June 29, Hour Detroit brought the Best of Detroit issue to life at the 13th annual Best of Detroit Party at Eastern Market. Guests enjoyed the flavors, sounds, and fashions of Hour Detroit’s Best of Detroit winners, as well as live entertainment from Your Generation, Nuclassica and DJ CAPTN20. The evening was hosted by Evrod Cassimy from WDIV Local 4.

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (Oct. 19-21)

Get into the Halloween spirit at these spooky events

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 2018

On Oct. 13, the American Cancer Society held its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Detroit walk at Hart Plaza in Detroit. Participants included breast cancer survivors and their caregivers, and others hoping to find a cure for the disease. After walking the 5k, attendees enjoyed live music, juice samples from Beyond Juice, and more fun activities. Proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society, raising money for breast cancer research, support, and detection.

FashionSpeak 2018

On Oct. 11, Detroit Garment Group held its annual one-day conference, FashionSpeak at the One Woodward building in Detroit. Attendees enjoyed continental breakfast and lunch, fashion-focused workshops, and more. Panel speakers and special guests included costume designer, Phoenix Mellow, Chair of the Fashion Accessories Design Department at College of Creative Studies, Aki Choklat, and principal designer at Detroit Vs. Everybody, Tommey Walker Jr.

Cocktail Recipe: Casa del Cider

The Way It Was

Better Made Snack Foods, 1971

Designer Taste

A quaint Ferndale shop sells exotic cheese, chocolate, and charcuterie

AFP Interview Series: Nominee Karen Smithbauer

A career as a preschool teacher and battle with breast cancer, ground Smithbauer's philanthropic efforts

The American Cancer Society Brings Thousands Together in Detroit

The Making Strides walk honors breast cancer survivors while raising funds and awareness for the disease

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this Weekend (Oct. 12-14)

It's concerts galore in the city this weekend

An Hour with ... Faith Duede

Founder, Rocky Horror Preservation Society

Wine and Dine in the D 2018

On Oct. 4, Cure Multiple Myeloma Corp. held its annual Wine & Dine in the D event on the fourth floor of the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit. Guests enjoyed an evening of delicious gourmet food, a selection of wines, live jazz music, and more. Attendees were also invited to take part in an informative, hour-long discussion about multiple myeloma with medical experts. Proceeds from the eighth annual Wine & Dine event benefited metro Detroit's myeloma community as well as the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in its efforts to find treatment for the disease.

Dancing with the Survivors 2018

On Oct. 5, The Pink Fund hosted its Dancing with the Survivors event at the Silver Garden Events Center in Southfield. The event paired local breast cancer survivors with professional dancers from Astaire Dance Studios, teaching and performing ballroom-style dances. Guests of the fundraising event enjoyed ballroom dances, cocktails, dinner, and more. Proceeds benefited The Pink Fund in its mission to assist local breast cancer patients in active treatment.

Detroit Uncorked 2018

On Oct. 5, the Detroit Wine Organization and Kroger held its annual Detroit Uncorked event at Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit. Attendees enjoyed sampling over 300 wines from Michigan and other countries, eating food from over 20 local restaurants, live entertainment, and more. Proceeds from the 14th annual premier wine tasting benefited Gleaners Community Food Bank.

The Good

An LGBTQ+ Godsend

With a mission to educate congregations on the importance of acceptance, ReconcilingWorks establishes religious safe havens for queer Lutherans

An Hour with ... Dr. M. Roy Wilson

President, Wayne State University

Farm Friends

Barn Sanctuary is providing a second chance at life to cows, sheep, goats, and more

Growing Together

A local grassroots organization helps connect entrepreneurs and startups for the benefit of all

On Call

For volunteers at Common Ground’s resource and crisis help line, saving a life can be as simple as picking up the phone

Mending Through Metal

In crafting jewelry, women survivors of physical and sexual abuse are earning an income, finding their voice, and restoring their self-confidence

Advocacy in the New Age

A new wave of leaders on why they won't back down for the causes they believe in

Slacktivism

Social media platforms allow activists to support the causes they’re passionate about from the comfort of their own computers, tablets, or cellular devices. Can this method effect true change?

Do Good

The Greater Detroit Philanthropy Awards are back with eight new recipients

Q&A: Blue October Front Man, Justin Furstenfeld

The alternative rock band brings its U.S. tour to Royal Oak

AFP Interview Series: Nominee Tracy Utech

With over 20 years of experience, Utech and her team have championed funds that have seen benefit outside of Wayne State’s campus.

Beaumont Red Tie Ball 2018

On Oct. 6, Beaumont Hospital held its annual Red Tie Ball at the Motor City Casino in Detroit. Guests of the 13th annual ball enjoyed cocktails, silent and live auctions, dinner, entertainment by Fifty Amp Fuse, and more. Proceeds from the elegant, red-tie evening event benefited the Center for Exceptional Families (CEF) and the expansion of the autism center at Beaumont Hospital Dearborn.

Vegan Indulgence

Detroit’s first plant-based Coney Island changes the game

Wild Ride

Tom Leeper, founder of Every Linear Mile, discovers Detroit's street art

All of the Lights

Neutral-colored packaging and warm notes — fall candles make for a cozy night in

Mending Migraines

Nausea, excruciating head pain, sensitivity to light and noise: The oppressiveness of the list of symptoms for migraines has been matched only by the difficulty of treating the severe headaches. Until now.

Introducing the Piekie

These cookie-shaped pies win big on-screen and off

No Competition

East Lansing sommeliers say, “so long” to a decades-old tradition

Shared Plates: October 2018 Winner

Recipe: Apple Pie Overnight Oats

Lifestyle, Location and Accessibility Make Great Lakes Tower a Great Choice for Buyers

Saving My Hair

With cold capping, I could focus on something practical and immediate — trying not to lose my hair

Molly's Picks: Detroit Shipping Company & Station Square

Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots

Q&A: Cecile Richards

The women’s health advocate will serve as the keynote speaker for the National Council of Jewish Women Michigan’s benefit

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit This Weekend (Oct. 5-7)

The first weekend of October brings a variety of shows, autumn activities, and more

All-Day Breakfast at Troy's First Watch

Food Recipe: Chili

Michael Keys, of Red Crown in Grosse Pointe Park, shares his favorite chili recipe

Seeing Clearly

The co-founders behind Genusee on making eyewear with a mission

A Reason to Put Your Bra On

Benefiting Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit, this annual runway show supports and celebrates breast cancer survivors

Doctor's Orders

The Sixth Man

A youth basketball coach teaches lessons on and off the court

Author’s Cuisine

At M Cantina in Dearborn, Junior Merino is creating a new kind of Mexican cuisine that is uniquely his own: gourmet, Puebla-inspired, from-scratch food and drink that is also halal

Memories of Miya

Citizen Yoga founder, Kacee Must Leeb reflects on her sister’s suicide, its impact on her family, and her road to finding purpose

Seeking Support

Like many metro areas across the U.S., finding a therapist in and around Detroit can prove to be difficult. But, a change in perception, accessibility, and compatibility can make all the difference.

Contributors: October 2018

Hour Detroit, October 2018

Mental Notes

Numbers don’t lie. From being ranked as the most stressed-out city in the United States to the shortage of mental health care providers in Wayne County to Michigan’s rising suicide rate, metro Detroit lacks a clean bill of health in the matters of mental health. We’ve done the math.

Therapy in the Digital Age

New innovations that revolutionize traditional approaches to counseling

Mental Health: Let's Talk About It

Shedding light on a subject long deemed taboo

Angels of Hope

Art Foundation

At Bat

Canterbury On The Lake

Central City Integrated Health

Coalition on Temporary Shelter

Cranbrook Horizons-Upward Bound

The Detroit Capuchin Ministries

Detroit Public Schools Foundation

Evangelical Homes of Michigan Foundation

Fragile X Association of Michigan

Franklin Wright Settlements

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

Kevin’s Song

Life Directions

National Kidney Foundation of Michigan

PIME Missionaries

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Rugiero Promise Foundation

Sanctum House

Services To Enhance Potential

The Children’s Center

The Power Company Kids Club

The Rainbow Connection

U CAN-CER VIVE

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

Athletes Unlimited

Ascension Providence Foundation

Top Docs List 2018

About Bald Mountain Behavioral Medicine

Zonjic Meets Motown 2018

On Sept. 22, Sanctum House hosted Zonjic Meets Motown, a benefit concert at the Southfield Pavilion in Southfield. Guests enjoyed dinner, dessert, and musical performances by Alexander Zonjic and his band and Serieux - a Motown Temptations Review. Proceeds benefitted the Sanctum House in its mission to help survivors of human trafficking.

Karmanos Annual Partners Night 2018

On Sept. 21, Karmanos Cancer Institute held its annual Partners Event at the Michigan Building Theatre in Detroit. Attendees enjoyed an exciting night with a high-end carnival, a strolling cocktail reception and dinner, live entertainment, and more. The 25th annual Partners Night also honored Jack D. Sobel M.D., dean of Wayne State University's School of Medicine. Proceeds from the event benefitted the Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Cattle Baron's Ball 2018

On Sept. 22, the American Cancer Society held its annual Cattle Baron's Ball at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. Guests dressed in their southwestern best, and enjoyed mechanical bull riding, line dancing, and more. Proceeds from the fundraising gala benefitted the American Cancer Society, helping fund cancer research, patient services, education, and advocacy.

10 Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit (Sept. 28-30)

Comedy shows, musical performances, and more dominate the Motor City

A Lebanese Take on Classic American Favorites

Hour Detroit & Detroit Home's Downtown Living Tour

British Invasion Summer Cruise 2018

On Sept. 19, Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters held its British Invasion Summer Cruise along the Detroit River. Passengers boarded the yacht at Port Detroit Dock in Detroit and enjoyed a cruise inspired by the British boy bands of the sixties. The Beatles' cover band, Magical Mystery Groove performed a variety of the Fab Four's biggest songs. A portion of the proceeds benefited Noble Odyssey Foundation in its Great Lakes research efforts.

Arab American and Chaldean Council Civic and Humanitarian Awards Gala 2018

On Sept. 15, the Arab American and Chaldean Council held its Civic and Humanitarian Awards Gala at the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center in Detroit. Guests of the black-tie optional event enjoyed dinner and a program which honored individuals who are visionaries in their areas of work. Proceeds from the 39th annual gala benefited the ACC's educational and refugee initiatives.

New Projects at Detroit Country Day School to Develop 21st Century Leaders

10 Things to Do in Metro Detroit this Weekend (Sept. 21-23)

Here's where to spend the first official weekend of fall

A Moment in Time Gala 2018

On Sept. 14, the Junior League of Detroit's Designers' Show House held its "A Moment in Time" Gala at the Charles T. Fisher Mansion in Detroit. Guests were treated to an estate tour, a live art installation by Artist Felle and Design Core Detroit, a strolling dinner, and more. Proceeds from the celebration benefited various community programs, including Project EAT and other social service organizations.

A Night in Havana Summer Cruise 2018

On Aug. 30, Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters held its Night in Havana Summer Cruise along the Detroit River. Guests boarded the yacht at Port Detroit Dock, enjoyed cuisine inspired by Old Havana, and danced to music by Detroit musicians Grupo Escobar. The sold-out cruise was a part of the yacht charter's Summer Cruise Series.

Continents Uncorked Summer Cruise 2018

On July 25, Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters held its Continents Uncorked Summer Cruise along the Detroit River, boarding at Port Detroit Dock. Passengers enjoyed a strolling wine dinner that included an expansive wine selection from vineyards across the country and cuisine from North America, Asia, Europe, and Africa. Musical group Intrigue performed at the sold out cruise. A portion of the proceeds benefited local charity, Global Ties Detroit.

Motown Summer Cruise 2018

On Sept. 12, Infinity and Ovation Yacht Charters held its Motown Summer Cruise along the Detroit River. Passengers boarded the sold-out cruise at the Port Detroit Dock, enjoyed a Michigan-themed dinner, Detroit-inspired cocktails, and live entertainment from Motown band, Persuasion. The Motown Summer Cruise was a part of the Infinity-Ovation Yacht Charter's Summer Cruise Series.

Southwest Solutions Celebration of Impact 2018

On Sept. 14, Southwest Solutions held its inaugural Celebration of Impact gala at MGM Grand Detroit Hotel in Detroit. Guests enjoyed a lively evening featuring a VIP Honoree Reception, a three-course dinner, awards program, and an after party. The event celebrated Southwest Solutions' 47 years of social impact and service to Detroit.