In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (Feb. 28-March 4)

Stellantis launches an initiative to support Ukrainian refugees and civilians, and a local photographer talks capturing Detroit protests against Russia’s invasion of the country.Plus, ‘Rehab Addict’ star Nicole Curtis offers consultations for charity, and the Michigan Opera Theatre debuts a new name.
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A local photographer of Ukrainian descent talks Detroit’s response to Russia’s invasion.

Michael Hnatiuk captured the Detroit protests against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Here, he talks with Metromode about how the community is responding and ways to support.

Stellantis will provide $1.1 million in aid to Ukrainian refugees and civilians.

The auto company will work with a local non-governmental organization on the initiative. Stellantis also has a task force monitoring the safety of its Ukraine employees.

Black Women Rock is back this month after a nearly two-year hiatus.

The show, executive produced by poet jessica Care moore, will take place March 26 at the Charles H. Wright Museum and include a tribute to late funk singer Betty Davis.

A new axe-throwing venue is coming to Westland.

The Legendary Axe opens March 12. Designed to resemble a remote jungle sea-plane hangar, the space features axe throwing ranges, a full bar, lounge, and a kitchen.

The inaugural Detroit Concours d’Elegance is headed for the DIA in September.

Taking place Sept. 16-18, the event will include new vehicle showcases, ride and drive opportunities, seminars, and more at the museum and other venues.

Rehab Addict’s Nicole Curtis is offering Zoom consults for charity.

For each $150 donation to Love, Team Tessa, a foundation honoring the late daughter of one of Curtis’ team members, the Lake Orion native will do a 30-minute personalized consultation.

A judge orders the Oxford shooting suspect to remain in Oakland County Jail.  

In addition to the ruling by Oakland County Circuit Judge Kwame Rowe, new details about the 15-year-old suspect were disclosed.

Détroit is the New Black permanently closes its store.

The Black-owned business, which became a fashion staple in downtown Detroit over the course of six years, closed on Feb. 27. The brand is still available to shop online.

The Michigan Opera Theatre has changed its name.

The theater company will now be known as Detroit Opera. It will premiere its first production under its new name in April.

A 130-year-old shipwreck has been found in Lake Superior

The Atlanta was a schooner-barge that sank on May 4, 1891. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society found its remains 35 miles off the coast of Deer Park.


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