In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from The Week (May 3-7)

Detroit-native Keegan-Michael Key will host “Saturday Night Live” this month, millions of cicadas will emerge in June, Michigan eases some mask restrictions, and a co-owner of a local restaurant paints the street blue to help Detroiters avoid parking tickets
Keegan-Michael Key
Detroit native Keegan-Michael Key, pictured above during a December taping of The Kelly Clarkson Show, will appear on Saturday Night Live this month. // Photograph by Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversal

Detroit native Keegan-Michael Key is hosting Saturday Night Live.

“Dreams do come true” for the sketch comedy veteran, who will host the show on May 15. Key will be joined by singer Olivia Rodrigo as the musical guest.

Google’s philanthropic arm is building an affordable housing search tool for Detroit.

The city was chosen to participate in Google.org’s Fellowship Program. The tool will list all available housing on one platform and educate users on affordability and other criteria.

A food justice advocate is bringing healthy and equitable produce to Detroit.

In 2013, Dazmonique Carr founded Deeply Rooted Produce, a food distribution hub that grows produce and partners with chefs and organizations around the city.

A total lunar eclipse is happening this month.

If the skies are clear enough, Michigan will see a few minutes of a Blood Moon, a Super Moon, and a lunar eclipse all on May 26.

Cicadas
Millions of cicadas will emerge this summer. // Photo: IStock

Millions of cicadas will soon emerge after 17 years underground.

The insects will appear throughout Michigan around June. Here’s what to expect.

Michigan is easing up on some mask restrictions this week.

Under the new order, masks will generally not be required outdoors unless a gathering has 100 or more people. Additionally, officials with the school of public health at the University of Michigan says the state may reach its fourth vaccine milestone, at which the mask mandate would be lifted, in August.

Eastern Market Brewing Co. is gearing up for an expansion.

The Detroit brewery is taking over the former Roak Brewing Co. taproom and production facility in Royal Oak and will open a new taproom at the location by the end of 2021.

Mootz Pizzeria’s co-owner paints the street to save people from parking tickets.

Tired of people receiving a $150 ticket for parking in an unclear handicap zone near the restaurant, Tony Sacco got a bucket of blue paint and marked the street himself.

Detroit high school students can go to college debt free.

Those who live and go to school in the city are eligible to receive free tuition through the Detroit Promise program.


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