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On April 13, the Fair Lane Dinner Dance celebrated its 30th anniversary celebration. Started by Edsel and Cynthia Ford, the formal event took place in the Dearborn Inn. Guests were served a gourmet dinner, cocktails, and more. The celebration included an afterglow and raised funds for the restoration of the Fair Lane Estate.
Celebrate your refund (or at least the end of tax season) at one of these metro Detroit events
How the Belle Isle Conservancy is preserving the island’s natural beauty
MOCAD Teen Council implores youth artists to depict the importance of self-empowerment
Spring has sprung and so has the Detroit food scene
On April 7, Elegance Fashion hosted its 40th annual fashion show at the Intramural Sports Building in Ann Arbor. Models made their way down the runway in clothing by local, up-and-coming, and independent designers. In addition to the fashion show, attendees took part in giveaways and enjoyed special performances. Proceeds from the event benefited Living Arts Detroit, a non-profit focused on promoting art education in Southwest Detroit.
Keith Williams’ inherent knack for landscaping blossomed from his Bloomfield Hills yard
Troy’s Polka Restaurant is a thoroughly modern take on Polish traditions
SimMan 3G is improving health care one mannequin at a time
Don't let superstition keep you indoors this Friday the 13th weekend
The Detroit Club, 1937
Adults with developmental disabilities often struggle to get dental care — but not at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
Manny Torres on music, faith, and his recovery from testicular cancer
According to a local court ruling, overpowering fragrances are an infraction of the Americans with Disabilities Act
This year’s event will include the largest lineup to date
An emergency training workshop, healthcare for Detroit’s homeless, and the aftermath of Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria
The tropical blend is the first installment in the brand’s Kinder Cider Series
A list of green, earth-loving activities to enjoy throughout April
Check out these adoptable animals waiting for their forever homes in metro Detroit
On March 21, the Women's Division for Project HOPE held its annual Hats Off to New Members tea service at the Townsend in Birmingham. The elegant gathering welcomed newcomers with live harp entertainment, mini makeovers by Dior, a fashion show, and more. Proceeds of the event beneftted the worldwide health initiatives of Project HOPE, which has been providing help and solutions to health crises since 1958.
From ingredients to packaging, this sweet treat offers a healthy twist on snacking
Chief Medical Officer, Michigan Department of Corrections
The Detroit Zoo gala aims to support endangered animals
April showers bring waterproof makeup, wardrobe essentials in glossy finishes
From animal shelters to river clean-up efforts, there are plenty of ways to get active in your community
A closer look at advanced technology’s effect on kids' vision
Detroit gets a taste of New York with the bakery's first Midwest expansion
Michigan voters are seeing more female candidates on the ballot than ever before
The Brightmoor native discusses the meaning behind her jewelry, her journey to Paris Fashion Week, and beyond
April doesn't just bring showers - it also brings concerts, plays, ventriloquist acts, and more to metro Detroit
Once shunned by savvy palates, the ‘middle ground’ hued wine is gaining fans
On March 8, Paws with a Cause held its annual fundraising event PAWS Together at the Burton Manor in Livonia. Guests heard stories about how assistance dogs have changed lives and enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and drinks. The hour-long event encouraged guests to donate to Paws with a Cause to help continue its mission of training and providing assistance dogs to those with disabilities.
On March 10, the Rochester Junior Women's Club held its 11th annual Diva's Day Out at the Palazzo Grande in Shelby Township. Attendees were treated to a spring fashion show, boutique shopping at over 40 shops, lunch, and a complimentary tote bag full of goodies. Proceeds benefited four organizations: Career Dress, OU Cares, the Professional Law Enforcement Association Foundation, and Sew Much Comfort.
On March 28, Alternatives for Girls held its annual Role Model Dinner at Cobo Center in Detroit. Guests enjoyed live and silent auctions, a plated dinner, and an awards program. The 2018 event honored this year's Role Models, including Alicia Boler Davis, Deborah LaBelle, and Monica L. Martinez. Proceeds from the dinner benefited the AFG programs, which provide resources, shelter, and support to at-risk and homeless girls.
A Detroit metalsmith and jewelry designer is transforming greenery into accessories
Producer Alyonka Larionov and plus-size model Leah Vernon discuss their struggles with eating disorders
On March 2, Power 88.3 and A Beautiful Me co-hosted its original event, Bloom with A Beautiful Me, at the McMorran Theatre in Port Huron. The self-confidence and self-empowerment event brought over 750 middle and high school girls together to celebrate and discover their self-worth and beauty.
Founder and President, Living and Learning Enrichment Center
Going vegetarian as a teen led to this favorite from Gather’s Jessi Patuano
The cafe and laundromat will serve as a community center for Detroit’s Islandview neighborhood
Recipe: Hoisin Lettuce Cups
On March 24, Charlotte’s Wings celebrated its 11th annual fundraising gala at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester. This year's event included an all-new March Madness Lounge, as well as a cash bar, dinner, live and silent auctions, dancing, and live music from SpaceCat. Proceeds benefited the organization, which donates new books to Michigan children in hospital and hospice care who have serious illnesses and health crises.
A local doctor weighs in on a trendy ingredient
Letter from the Editor, Steve Wilke, April 2018
Letter from the Heath Guide Editor, Lyndsay Green
A local instructor on Crohn’s disease and her path to healing
Flint boxer Claressa Shields may have Olympic gold medals under her belt, but she’s just getting started
Get the look with the season’s best dresses, tops, accessories, and more
From the arts to the Detroit Zoo, here are some must-see area attractions and events
A local herbalist on plants grown in southeast Michigan and their health benefits
Peabody Ice Climbing in Fenton offers enthusiasts the rush of the summit
Enjoy award-winning films and shorts straight from the home of the Renaissance
A local allergist and a community herbalist offer their tips for weathering allergy season
Featuring Easter events, concerts, comedy shows, musicals, and more
Meet the artist and designer connecting arts, culture, and neighborhood development in Banglatown
Restaurant veteran Molly Abraham noshes around town, tracking down some top spots
The brasserie-meets-beer garden is another bright spot on the Detroit dining scene
The most common cause of dizziness is not as scary as you think
Curtis Sullivan, owner and operator of Vault of Midnight stores in Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, wants to be known as more than just a local comic book shop.
As Marche Du Nain Rouge approaches, check out these other local folklores
Hour Detroit's Health Guide editor on the uplifting way the Brain Injury Association of Michigan assists grieving caretakers for survivors of traumatic brain injuries
Celebrate the first official weekend of Spring with the Nain Rouge, Pink, Dan Savage, and others
Metro Detroiters will join the international movement on March 24
Skipping the semi-dry whites? You’re missing out
Meet a fierce advocate championing inclusion and equity for Detroit’s future
The new season brings Easter brunches, baking competitions, pop-up bars, and more
On March 10, the Detroit Boat Club Crew held its second annual Historic Night on the Water at the Belle Isle Boathouse in Detroit. The Monte Carlo-themed event featured cocktails, casino games, and more. Proceeds from the event benefited the restoration of the 1902 Boathouse and other programming.
On March 9, Empty Bowls Detroit held its annual fundraiser at Eastern Market in Detroit. Detroit musicians performed while attendees enjoyed a strolling dinner featuring homemade soups, bread, cheese, and dessert. Proceeds benefitted Cass Community Social Services.
On March 11, Detroit Dog Rescue hosted its annual fundraising event, Canines and Couture, at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Attendees were treated to a fashion show starring DDR's adoptable dogs and some of metro Detroit's media personalities, a strolling lunch, and more. Proceeds benefited the nonprofit in its mission to humanely rescue homeless and stray dogs.
Including March Madness events, classic films, comedy shows, dance troupes, and more
Celebrate National Berries and Cherries month with these sweet and spicy picks
Meet the social justice activist who embraces being a happy troublemaker
Offerings include special pies from Achatz, Grand Traverse, Zingerman’s, and more
The Old Redford restaurant is the first of its kind in the city
This season, stow your home goods in these chic boxes, baskets, and bins
Former Shark Tank contestants discuss their brand and offer fashion tips
The vegan and vegetarian restaurant takes the spot of the former Yemans Street pop-up
A Southfield wife and husband put their business chops to the test with a natural bath and body product line
Nina Innsted of the Already Gone podcast discusses why she thinks true crime is such an obsession
Lovers Only restaurant’s hamburgers feature pasture-raised Michigan beef in a fast-casual setting
Detroit City Airport, 1970
Spring forward with concerts, Broadway performances, fundraising events, and more
Meet the founders of The Farmer’s Hand, Detroit’s fresh food and artisan product destination
On March 3, Eton Academy held its annual "Lights! Camera! Auction!" gala and fundraiser in Birmingham. As the academy's largest fundraising event of the year, the evening included a formal, sit-down dinner prepared by Forte Belanger, raffles, auctions, and more. Proceeds from the event benefited the school in its mission to support and educate students with learning challenges.
The effect of politics on consumers and brewers
Hour Media evaluates five local favorites on the basis of texture, taste, and tang
Take a walk down memory lane for National Cereal Day
Author and Founder, Shady Ladies Literary Society
On Feb. 24, the Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund held its 13th annual Dinner, Dance, and Auction event at MGM Grand Detroit. Guests enjoyed live and silent auctions, entertainment from Mainstreet Soul, and more. Proceeds benefited the organization, which supports injured soldiers by paying their living expenses and provides assistance to the families of the fallen.
Including quizzes from Sporcle, Quizzo, My Trivia Live, and more