ICYMI: USPBL’s 2024 Season & Other Top Stories

Get caught up on breaking news and more most-read stories from ‘Hour Detroit’ this week.
Photograph courtesy of USPBL

United Shore Professional Baseball League’s Ninth Season Starts Today

United Shore Professional Baseball League (USPBL) is starting its ninth season on May 17 at Jimmy John’s Field in Utica. The league is made up of four teams —the Birmingham Bloomfield Beavers, Eastside Diamond Hoppers, Utica Unicorns, and Westside Woolly Mammoths — that play against each other every weekend throughout the summer, totaling about 70 games.

Restaurant Report: Coeur in Ferndale

At Coeur, a Culinary Institute of America-trained chef-owner Jordan Smith brings metro Detroiters a Californian, New American menu deeply rooted in classical French technique. Here, we offer our thoughts on the food, atmosphere and more at this new fine dining destination.

Hour Detroit Wins Five Excellence in Journalism Awards

Hour Detroit magazine’s contributors received five awards on May 15 at the 2023 Excellence in Journalism Awards, which is held annually by the Society of Professional Journalists — Detroit Chapter and recognizes entries from the prior year that exemplify outstanding achievement in print, digital, radio, and television journalism. Four Hour Detroitjournalists, two photographers, and a designer were honored. 

The College for Creative Studies Presented Over 100 Looks at its Runway Show

The College for Creative Studies transformed the Cadieux Stage in Detroit into a fashion runway where over 130 designs created by 23 fashion students, guest designers from other departments, and an international student were presented on May 4, 2024. Over 200 guests attended CCS’ fourth iteration of The Show, including talent acquisitors from Bottega Veneta, Louis Vuitton, and Tapestry.

Independent Filmmaker Roger Corman Dies at 98

American film director Roger Corman died surrounded by family in his Santa Monica home on Thursday, May 9, according to a statement posted on his official Instagram. A cause of death was not mentioned. He was 98 years old. Corman was born in Detroit on April 5, 1926, and is known for making hundreds of low-budget B-list movies including Piranha and The Little Shop of Horrors.

Cedar Point Guide

A trip to Sandusky, Ohio, and a stop at Cedar Point is on the summer bucket lists of many people in metro Detroit. If you find yourself wondering how much tickets will set you back this year, when the park is open on the date you’re wanting to go, what the newest rides are, or anything else about 154-year-old amusement park, look no further than this handy guide.

The Life and Legacy of Architect Minoru Yamasaki

In honor of Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, we look back at the Detroit legacy of world-renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki, the man who built The World Trade Center Twin Towers, Lambert Airport in St. Louis, and more iconic structures, including four Wayne State University buildings and several others in the Motor City.

24 Metro Detroit Brunch Spots

Whether you go out to brunch for major celebrations or it’s part of your weekend routine, these 24 metro Detroit brunch spots are serving up savory and sweet dishes to satisfy your cravings.

Gorjana to Open First Location in Michigan

Gorjana, a Southern California jewelry brand, has announced it will open its first store in Michigan on June 12 at Somerset Collection, introducing its effortless and laid-back styles designed with diamonds, opals, sapphires, and more to metro Detroit.

Detroit’s Best Commercial Tiki Bars

Can’t get an invite to a basement tiki bar? No problem. Don Peterka, the owner of Detroit Tiki Co. and supplier to many of Detroit’s tiki bars, shares details on two of his favorite tiki bars in metro Detroit.

Want more reads delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for Hour Detroit’s newsletters today