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Eye On Detroit - A Veteran's JourneyOakland County Veterans’ Services recently deployed "A Veteran's Journey", a marketing campaign encouraging veterans to take advantage of the services and benefits available to them. The campaign is being paid for by grant dollars received from the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Eye On Detroit - Andiamo Pasta LadiesLisa Germani visits Andiamo in Warren and speaks with CEO Joe Vicari about their 30th Anniversary. Lisa also heads back in the kitchen where the original pasta ladies make all of the Andiamo pastas and bread sticks. The pasta ladies have been making their pasta for over 30 years.
Eye On Detroit - On Track To End HungerForgotten Harvest announces its first-ever “On Track to End Hunger” event on Saturday, August 24, 2019, to raise money for metro Detroit’s food-insecure, while providing guests with an exclusive opportunity to experience the M1 Concourse performance track in Pontiac, Mich.
Eye On Detroit - 4th Annual Kirk Gibson Golf ClassicKirk Gibson held his 4th annual golf classic to benefit the Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson's. The event was held at the Wyndgate Country Club. Former Tiger players Dave Rozema, Alan Trammell and David Wells were in attendance. In addition to help fund the foundation, Kirk was also promoting the EvsP.org gala that will be held at the Motor City Casino on October 19th.
Eye On Detroit - Buckets of RainBuckets of Rain's primary effort is focused on growing produce in their "Big Glen" garden in Highland Park, a neighborhood in Detroit. It is less than a mile from 4 large homeless shelters. Since 2012, "Big Glen" has produced hundreds-of-thousands of servings of fresh produce for the rescue missions and residents within the local community. By 2020, they aim to produce 500 thousand servings of fresh vegetables per season. This will require about 5 acres in continuous production and 5 full time seasonal employees.
Eye On Detroit - Building HuggerAmy Swift is the CEO & Founder of Building Hugger, a Detroit-based woman-owned construction company specializing in historic window restoration. Since the launch of Building Hugger, Amy has led the company through a dramatic growth phase that has included three shop expansions, an aggressive hiring strategy, and a tenfold increase in revenue. In each stage of business and professional growth she continues to prove herself as one of Detroit’s emerging powerhouse entrepreneurs, and a vocal advocate for historic neighborhood development and opportunities for women to enter into the trades.
Eye On Detroit - Art Van Charity ChallengeThe 11th annual Art Van Charity Challenge is underway where Midwest organizations raise money, awareness, and donors through a friendly fundraising competition. Focusing on organizations committed to women, children and human services in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and St. Louis. Participating organizations are vying for $250,000 in grand prizes to help further their missions.
Eye On Detroit AndiamoThe Joe Vicari Restaurant Group is celebrating 30 years of Metro Detroit's signature brand Andiamo's. Jackie Paige and Lisa Germani interview Rosalie and Dominic Vicari about their family and giving back to the community.
Eye On Detroit - Michigan Urban Farming InitiativeThe Michigan Urban Farming Initiative is based in Detroit's North End community. Their mission is to use urban agriculture as a platform to promote education, sustainability, and community in an effort to empower urban communities, solve many social problems facing Detroit, and potentially develop a broader model for redevelopment for other urban communities.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Horse PowerDetroit Horse Power uniquely addresses two persistent problems facing the Motor City: the shortage of opportunities for metro Detroit’s vulnerable populations (especially children) and the abundance of vacant land. Through riding and caring for horses in a safe and enriching space, program participants learn valuable skills that set them up for future success.
Eye On Detroit - St. Clair County Rising Water LevelsFirst Forecaster April Moss reports on the rising water levels along the St. Clair River in St. Clair County.
Eye On Detroit - Seedlings Braille Books For ChildrenSeedlings Braille Books for Children is an organization dedicated to increasing the opportunity for literacy by providing high quality, free and low cost braille books for children.
Eye On Detroit - Rocket Mortgage ClassicThe Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club in Detroit kicks off its inaugural year. We speak with Tournament Director Rob Croll about what this tournament means to Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - WKBD Tower ClimbFirst Forecaster Karen Carter experiences first-hand what it is like to be a TV Tower Technician.
Eye On Detroit - Survivor Casting CallSurvivor Casting Call at the Value City Furniture in Novi, Michgian.
Eye On Detroit - Candice TarterCandice Tarter was only 16 when rheumatic fever led to serious heart issues, and four open-heart surgeries over the next 12 years. It was a devastating blow. Tarter had dreamed of taking her high school basketball talent to the college level, and several schools had been actively pursuing her. And although her life took an unexpected path, today Tarter is living another dream. The strong, determined 28-year-old woman is a teacher at Detroit’s Marion Law Academy, where she encourages her 5th-grade students to be responsible for their own actions, education and life — lessons she herself has learned the hard way.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit PAL 50th AnniversaryPAL’s 50th Anniversary event is a celebration of building character in young kids. Since 1969, PAL has served hundreds of thousands of young people through a variety of athletic, academic, and leadership development programs. Last year alone, each PAL kid spent an average of 65 hours in one or more of PAL’s programs developing the lifelong character building skills of teamwork, sportsmanship, discipline, and perseverance! In celebration of 50 years of service to PAL children this memorable event is raising funds to provide at least an additional 50,000 hours worth of character building opportunity for the future of young children in the community!
Eye On Detroit - First Green5th grade students from St. Joseph's of Lake Orion turned the Pine Lake Country Club into a learning lab. The 32 students rotated through individual learning stations on soil, water, area measurement and a putting contest.
Eye On Detroit - Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education FoundationGrosse Pointe Youth Nautical Education Foundation is a community outreach program dedicated to promoting national and international amateur sailing, maritime arts, education, water safety and community improvements. The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club will be celebrating the 31st annual Great Lakes Boating Festival from May 17th to the 19th. The public is welcome to attend this free event.
Eye On Detroit - Rapper Kid JayRapper Kid Jay raps about positivity and does not use profanity. Kid Jay has performed in more than 50 shows at venues in Detroit, New York and Atlanta.
Eye On Detroit - The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson'sLisa Germani sits down with former Detroit Tiger Kirk Gibson to talk about his battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Eye On Detroit - dPOP and City YearHome to a treehouse nook, innovative maps and comfortable furniture, this space will be used as a base for City Year AmeriCorps members to mentor students, collaborate and innovate together. City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools to provide research-based support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate while becoming ready for college and career success. In 2018-2019, 91 City Year AmeriCorps members are serving in 10 schools in Detroit, reaching more than 6,500 elementary, middle and high school students during the school year. Since 2013, dPOP has been transforming workplaces across the country into authentically creative, collaborative and culture-focused environments. Exercising an elevated understanding of office functionality, sustainability and wellness, dPOP designers leverage analytics and research to deliver immersive brand experiences while optimizing operations and productivity.
Eye On Detroit - The Lego GuyBuildup Mobile is a robotics studio designed to promote hands on play and STEAM education through customized programs. CEO John McInerney works in various environments with a variety of skill levels. Whether it's one child in a hospital or 30 in a classroom, Buildup Mobile is ready for any scenario. John strives to inspire creative and positive thinking by building an environment of encouragement and healing.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Music AwardsCo-Founder and Co-Producer talks about the 2019 Detroit Music Awards at the Fillmore in Detroit.