Belle Isle

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Runners, Spectators And Police All Make Final Preparations For Marathon

Detroit Police Deputy Chief of Patrol Operations Renee Hall talked about the race and how security measures have evolved for organizers after the attacks on the Boston Marathon in 2013.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/18/2014

Sarah Earley, Chairwoman of the Belle Isle Conservancy, with host Carol Cain on the "Michigan Matters' set, discusses the island park and its future. (credit: James C. Turner/CBS 62)

‘Michigan Matters’ Focus: Belle Isle’s Luster Grows Amid State Stewardship

Despite its controversial genesis of Michigan taking over Belle Isle as a state park amid Detroit’s bankruptcy last year, the end result has been positive.

09/12/2014

Detroit seniors attend a safety summit on Belle Isle. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Should Older Detroit Citizens Arm Themselves? Seniors Talk Safety Concerns At Summit

Some Detroit seniors, scared about safety in the city, are choosing to arm themselves,

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/19/2014

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Grab A Paddle And Head Downtown For The Once Around Belle Isle Festival

A 5-mile paddle race is planned around Detroit’s Belle Isle on Saturday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2014

Jon Zimmerman's hydroplane following a crash at the 2014 Gold Cup (Photo courtesy The Midnight Oil Group)

Driver Suffers Blow Over Crash Near Belle Isle In Hydroplane Gold Cup [VIDEO]

Zimmerman appeared unharmed as he walked out of the medical station at the racecourse and spoke to the crowd that had gathered.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2014

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Detroit’s Hydroplane ‘Gold Cup’ Finds Success At City’s Riverfront, New 2015 Dates

The event is now in its 98th year and features multiple races to crown a champion of the oldest active trophy in motor sports.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2014

32nd annual Metro Detroit Youth Day on Belle Isle (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ)

30,000 Kids Visit Belle Isle For ‘Metro Detroit Youth Day’

Put on by the business community each July, the popular event offers first-hand experiences and demonstrations for students of all ages.

07/09/2014

Are Fewer People Visiting Belle Isle? Detroit City Council Confronts Concerns

Some Detroit City Council members are worried about reported dwindling crowds on Belle Isle since the state takeover.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/08/2014

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Paddle Race Around Belle Isle Planned For August

Called the Once Around Bell Isle Festival, the Aug. 9 event also will include live music, craft beer, food trucks and local vendors.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/04/2014

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Belle Isle Golf Center May Need A Mulligan To Get Back On Par Since State Takeover

Belle Isle’s golf center is struggling since the takeover of the island by the State of Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2014

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