In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (July 5-9)

Belle Isle Aquarium reopens next week, an indoor skydiving complex is coming to metro Detroit, and Stellantis plans to build the first electric muscle car
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Visitors are welcome back to the Belle Isle Aquarium — America’s oldest aquarium — next week. // Photograph by Emma Klug

The Belle Isle Aquarium will reopen on July 16.

The nation’s oldest aquarium received a $1.2 million makeover and has new fish, including garden eels and an endangered salamander species.

An indoor skydiving complex is opening in Novi.

IFly World will open on July 24. The Orlando company is known for its vertical wind tunnel, which allows folks to experience the thrill of jumping off an airplane.

NHL goalie Matiss Kivlenieks dies in Novi after fireworks incident.

Audio from 911 calls reveal details on the accident that led to the death of the Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender on Sunday night.

Stellantis plans to build the world’s first electric muscle car.

The auto company announced Thursday it will begin production of a battery-electric version of its popular Dodge Ram 1500 in 2024.

These two Michiganders are competing to win $500,000 on Big Brother.

Catch Detroit phlebotomist Xavier Pranther and Kalamazoo lawyer Tiffany Mitchell tonight during the CBS show’s season 23 premiere.

Two metro Detroit companies create recording studios from shipping containers.

GrovePods, designed by Ypsilanti’s Grove Studios and Detroit’s Three Squared Inc., are 320-square-foot mobile studios for recording music, podcasts, and more.

Local artist Tony Roko creates paintings to raise funds for restaurants.

Diners can scan QR codes to purchase prints of Roko’s artworks hanging at eateries like Grey Ghost and SheWolf. A portion of the proceeds will be given directly to the restaurant.


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