Gordie Howe Bridge Completion Plan and Other Top Stories

Read some Hour stories you may have missed including our 2023 events preview, details on the careers of two local musicians we lost last year, and more.
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Photograph courtesy of the Gordie Howe International Bridge

Gordie Howe International Bridge to Open Next Fall

Today, the Gordie Howe International Bridge project team announced a new completion plan and opening timeline for the bridge and have confirmed the first vehicles with travel across it in the fall of next year.

How to Make Kimchi Fried Rice

In the latest episode of My Metropolitan Kitchen, Chef Megan Lavigne visits The Brinery in Ann Arbor to speak with the owner about the origins of the business, sample products, and tour the facility. She also learned this delish kimchi fried rice recipe using The Brinery’s products while she was there.

Remembering Sixto Rodriguez and Barrett Strong

These two Detroit music figures both passed away last year at age 81. Here, we take a look back at their lives and careers to discover what these two underappreciated artists accomplished and what they should be remembered for.

2024 Metro Detroit Events Preview

Metro Detroit’s arts and entertainment scene is jam-packed with stage shows, concerts, art fairs, and more for 2024. Check out a snapshot of the biggest upcoming happenings for the year, here.

Where to Go Axe Throwing in Metro Detroit

Axe throwing isn’t just for lumberjacks anymore. Over the last couple of decades, this unique sport has been gaining popularity — and with axe throwing bars and businesses cropping up all over the metro Detroit area, including these nine locations, it’s easier than ever to it a try. 

Six Burning Questions for 2024, Answered

We spoke with experts around Michigan to make sense of the biggest issues and concerns for 2024 including the upcoming presidential election, efforts to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms, how Detroit’s sports’ teams will fare, and more.

Metro Detroit’s Top Food and Beverage News for January 2024

Metro Detroit is home to so many different and delish dining and drink options, and they are seemingly always bringing something new to their table. Here’s what some area bars and restaurants are up to this month.

Six Burning Questions for 2023, Answered

Last year wasn’t a big election year in Michigan, but there were many issues at stake. With a newly blue-majority state Legislature, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was able to make progress on key campaign promises — repairing roads, restricting gun access, and protecting abortion rights. Revisit some of those questions and find out what happened and what didn’t.


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