Mackinac Bridge is a Top Tourist Attraction, Michigan Fish Loaded with PFAS & More

Plus, other Metro Detroit headlines including Carhartt’s new resale program, Detroit cats in need of new homes, and much more.
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Mackinac Bridge is ranked the third most popular tourist attraction in the U.S.

To create their listings, Family Destinations Guide looked at the country’s tourist attractions with the highest percentage of five-star or excellent reviews on Tripadvisor.

Fish in two Michigan bodies of water are loaded with PFAS.

Fish in Ford and Kent lakes have concentrations of toxic PFAS chemicals. Both bodies of water are impoundments of the Huron River, which recently underwent new testing by the Ecology Center, an Ann Arbor-based nonprofit. The center found that high pollutant concentrations remain in Huron River fish, particularly their liver, eggs, and guts.

Carhartt debuts a resale program to reduce clothing waste.

Carhartt Reworked aims to extend the life of the brand’s products by accepting trade-ins of select products. Eligible items must be condition standards, be less than 10 years old, and are required to have had an original MSRP cost of $50 or more.

An auto-themed restaurant opens in Novi.

Ford’s Garage, a classic American diner franchise, has opened its second restaurant in metro Detroit. The eatery is known for its 1920s service station decor, vintage memorabilia, and more.

Sixteen cats are looking for a home after a Detroit shelter closes.

The Detroit Community Cat Rescue, the city’s first cats-only shelter, is shutting its doors after allegations of negligence and mismanagement. Ten cats are currently being held at the shelter and six are in foster homes.

The first female director of the U.S. Census Bureau dies at 96 in Ann Arbor.

Barbara Everitt Bryant died on March 3 of natural causes. She was appointed as the director of the Census Bureau in 1989. After leaving the bureau in 1993, Bryant worked at the University of Michigan, where she designed the data collection methodology for the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

Gladys Knight and Patti LaBelle will perform a Mother’s Day concert in Detroit.

The two legends will perform at a Salute to Mother’s Day concert on May 14 at Fox Theatre. Tickets go on sale March 11.

Local chef Amanda Saab will host a Ramadan iftar feast at Frame in Hazel Park.

Saab, a Dearborn-based chef, baker, and food influencer, will host the meal on March 25. She’ll prepare dishes including kibbe nayeh, stuffed grape leaves, Moroccan-spiced cod, and more.

A new tour company focused on the history of Detroit will launch on 313 Day.

Distinctively Detroit Tours aims to provide unique tours of the city for residents and out-of-towners alike. Some of the tours lined up will discuss 8 Mile, Eminem, Motown, and more.

The Cure to play is first Michigan concert in 20 years.

As part of their just-announced Songs of a Lost World Tour, The English rock band will take the Pine Knob stage on June 13.

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