‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Riverfront, Belle Isle And Inspirational Leaders

Change is ahead for Detroit’s riverfront with more focus on recreation, a commercial district and upscale residential.

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s Mark Wallace with CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host talks about the new game plan for the riverfront. (credit: Mickie McLeod/CBS 62)

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy’s Mark Wallace with CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” Senior Producer/Host talks about the new game plan for the riverfront. (credit: Mickie McLeod/CBS 62)

Mark Wallace, CEO of Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, discusses the game plan for the riverfront on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” airing 11:30 Sunday. Wallace, who also owns a guitar creating business in Detroit, also talks about it as well.

Belle Isle Conservancy’s Michele Hodges with Carol Cain discusses the upcoming Polish the Jewel event taking place Thursday. (credit: Mickie McLeod/CBS 62)

Belle Isle Conservancy’s Michele Hodges with Carol Cain discusses the upcoming Polish the Jewel event taking place Thursday. (credit: Mickie McLeod/CBS 62)

Then, Michele Hodges, of the Belle Isle Conservancy, gives an update on the island and the upcoming “Polish the Jewel” event taking place this Thursday. The annual fundraiser will attract over 400 women wearing their Sunday best hat at the luncheon. Denise Ilitch is serving as chair of the luncheon.

Bill Haney, well known author and publisher, discusses his his newest book, “One Cup at a Time” with Carol Cain and talks a book signing event in Waterford Oct. 19. (credit: Mickie McLeod/CBS 62)

Bill Haney, well known author and publisher, discusses his his newest book, “One Cup at a Time” with Carol Cain and talks a book signing event in Waterford Oct. 19. (credit: Mickie McLeod/CBS 62)

And Bill Haney, well known author and publisher of over 400 books, will talk about his newest effort “One Cup at a Time” which highlights 11 Metro Detroiters from the World War II generation discussing their inspirational lives.

There will be a book signing event Oct. 19  at Deer Lake Athletic Club in Clarkston featuring Haney and 10 others who contributed to the book.

You can hear the conversation by watching “Michigan Matters” 11:30 Sunday on CBS 62.

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