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Eye On Detroit - Guilt ChocolatesLike a lot of us, we give chocolates to love ones on Valentine's Day. And if you've been down to the Winter Blast in downtown Detroit, you may have seen Guilt Chocolates. They make handmade, small-batch treats right here in Redford.
Eye On Detroit - WW II Veteran Bill BrownToday we meet a special man from Canton. He is 97-years-old and a Veteran of World War II. For decades after the war, he owned and operated an auto repair shop. While Bill was in the military, he was issued a coffee cup. Bill kept that coffee cup and still owns it to this day. The cup is a great reminder of his time in the military. What is inscribed on the cup is where Bill's story begins.
Eye On Detroit - XenithXenith was founded in 2006 by Vin Ferrara, a former Harvard quarterback and Columbia University MD. After several head injuries during his football career, he believed that there had to be a better way to make a football helmet. After spending three years on research and development, Xenith launched its first helmet in 2009 and is now worn by hundreds of thousands of players across the globe – from the youth level to the pros. Xenith’s headquarters and production facility are located in Detroit, Michigan. The 66,000-square-foot facility houses an impact testing lab, custom paint booth, reconditioning operation, showroom and warehouse.
Eye On Detroit - The Drone Science CompanyDr. Kyla Berry shares her drone expertise with young students at Ecotek Labs in Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - PLANTeDPlanted was born from a desire to help create equity and improve access to fresh produce in Detroit. Utilizing indoor hydroponic technology, our farm grows sustainable food that fuels our communities. Controlled environment agriculture – like hydroponics – is ground-breaking technology, and they also view it as a necessary component of bringing fresh, locally sourced produce to the Detroit community on a consistent, year-round basis. Changing the way Detroiters access produce is what Planted is all about.
Eye On Detroit - Shinola HotelLisa Germani takes a tour of the Shinola Hotel in downtown Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - The Shoe DoctorJames Reynolds, known as "The Shoe Doctor" to many, has been shining shoes in downtown Detroit for decades. James takes great pride in his art. For the last 15 years James has set up shop inside One Campus Martius in Detroit. Over the years James has heard thousands of stories and has made life-long friends.
Eye On Detroit Moonbeams For Sweet Dreams“Moonbeams for Sweet Dreams,” is a program created by the Beaumont Children’s Pediatric Family Advisory Council at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. At 8 p.m. every evening in December, pediatric patients shined flashlights from the hospital windows and look for community members standing outside the hospital to flash them back.
Eye On Detroit Alie WardHosted by Alie Ward, Did I Mention Invention? brings viewers fascinating stories of invention while shining a light on everyday innovators. With each episode, Alie will present reports of human ingenuity and inspiration from around the United States– and in some cases, around the world. Viewers will learn about innovators young and old, what it takes to bring their vision to life, and little-known facts about the history and process of invention and innovation. Did I Mention Invention? will ignite a spark within the hearts and minds of audiences, encouraging viewers to try their own hand at creating something new.
Edsel and Eleanor Ford HouseThis holiday season, Ford House will be decorated as it was during the holiday receptions Mrs. Ford hosted to honor her granddaughters from 1959 through the ‘60s. The tour of the main floor also features stories and photos of the Ford family’s Christmas traditions and other grand receptions and parties held at the estate, while the tour of the second floor allows visitors to explore the personal spaces of the home.
Wreaths Across AmericaEach December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad including The Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly.
Brillilant DetroitBrilliant Detroit is dedicated to building kid success families and neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. We do this by providing proven programming and support year round out of Brilliant Detroit homes in high-need neighborhoods.
Drama KidsIn 1985, Helen O’ Grady, a popular TV actress in Australia, decided to create a completely new way to develop children and created a children’s drama program using various fun and fast paced drama activities to build children’s speaking, acting and social skills. Parents saw the remarkable benefits of class participation and classes built quickly throughout Australia. In 1989, the program was launched into other countries as The Helen O’Grady Children’s Drama Academy. Today her children’s drama program has proved so successful that there are over 50,000 students currently attending classes in over 1,500 locations throughout the United States, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Drama Kids International, Inc. is both proud and excited to be the exclusive U.S. provider of the Helen O’Grady Children’s Drama Program, the most popular after-school children’s drama program in the world offering acting classes for toddlers, kids, tweens and teens.
Detroit Zoo Wild LightsFor 24 nights, more than five million LED lights will illuminate trees, buildings and 265 sculptures – more than 220 of which are animals – throughout the front half of the Zoo. Experience the magic of the Detroit Zoo in winter as you take in the lights and the sights and enjoy holiday entertainment and special activities for guests of all ages.
Eye On Detroit PNC Bank Reading ProgramRic DeVore, PNC Bank Regional President for Detroit and Southeast Michigan, spends time reading to preschool children at the Schulze Academy in Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - The SheHiveVideographer Tim Brown visits The SheHive in Detroit. The SheHive exists to facilitate connection and growth for women seeking to live a life on the other side of should.
Eye On Detroit - Rob AtteberryLisa Germani visits Rob Atteberry. Rob has battled Cancer not once, but twice. Now Rob is competing in Triathlons. "Go! Go! Go!” is a phrase that has shaped his life.
Eye On Detroit - CARE House of Oakland CountyVideographer Tim Brown vistis CARE House of Oakland County. CARE House of Oakland County is a children’s advocacy center, providing first rate services to victims of child abuse and neglect.
Eye On Detroit - Alexandra BourqueAlexandra Bourque made a dress composed of 300+ hand dyed butterflies each representing a sister survivor. Alexandra was abused by Larry Nassar when she was in gymnastics. She wants to acknowledge the sheer force of will it took to come out of her cocoon to achieve this beauty.
Eye On Detroit - Dutton FarmDutton Farm is a non-profit organization that serves individuals with mental, physical and emotional impairments in Rochester. They are on a mission to celebrate, educate, and employ people with special needs.
Eye On Detroit - Zinn Street ArtDavid Zinn Street Art and Illustration in downtown Ann Arbor.
Eye On Detroit - Storm ReadySeveral major sports and entertainment venues in Detroit have been classified as "Storm Ready" by the National Weather Service. First Forecaster April Moss talks to a representative from Ilitch Holdings about what this means for Metro-Detroiter's.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit School for Digital TechnologyDetroit School for Digital Technology trains Metro-Detroiter's Film Production and IT. They encourage employment in the city of Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - Artisan CornerThe Work Skills Corporation Art program “Artisan Corner”, is an art program that provides program participants and others they serve the opportunity to express artistic skills by producing artwork, some of which will be displayed and offered for sale at Studio West, and throughout the community. Artisan Corner artists work in a variety of forms, including painting and drawing, ceramics and fiber arts which can be purchased at Studio West Gallery.