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Eye On Detroit - J.W. WestcottEstablished in 1874, the J.W. Westcott story actually begins December 19, 1848, when John Ward Westcott was born into a prominent Michigan shipping family. John’s father, David H. Westcott worked as a fireman. Ward also founded Ward’s Central and Pacific Lake Line and Ward’s Detroit and Lake Superior Line. Westcott’s brothers were also involved in various shipping careers. Today, J.W. Westcott continues to serve the Great Lakes marine community providing everything from the obvious to the ridiculous and everything in between.
Eye On Detroit - CBS 62 VolunteersRecently a group of volunteers from CBS 62 spent the day at Habitat For Humanity Huron Valley. They began the renovation process for a family in need.
Eye On Detroit - Avenue of Flags100 American flag line the entrance to the Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly. Maintaining those flags is a weekly duty for several volunteers.
Eye On Detroit - Tough As NailsTOUGH AS NAILS, a new CBS competition series hosted and executive produced by Emmy Award-winning producer Phil Keoghan and his long-time producing partner, Louise Keoghan, is looking for real people in real life who are real tough. The six-city casting tour is searching for the hardworking Americans who keep the country running and define what it means to be tough.
Eye On Detroit - Wave ProjectEstablished in 2018, WAVE Project (Welcoming All Valuing Everyone) is a grassroots nonprofit organization based in Macomb County. The founding 6 members of WAVE project were brought together by the common threads of faith, family, and a desire to make an impact by serving and loving the community. WAVE Project exists to build relationships. From connecting with existing organizations to mobilize and equip, to directly meeting needs within the community, WAVE Project is relational at heart. The project started with a monthly Outreach BBQ event in Mount Clemens where volunteers and people experiencing homelessness alike sit down together over a meal and share their stories. Through hearing people’s stories, it became evident that access to hygiene services is a major barrier for those in the community who are experiencing homelessness.
Eye On Detroit - Fleece and Thank YouFleece & Thank You was inspired by a friend Sophie, 4 years old and battling neuroblastoma. At a time in her life when she should be playing with dolls and meeting new friends, Sophie was taking trips to the hospital to battle one of the toughest forms of childhood cancer- this meant many rounds of difficult chemotherapy treatments involving multiple overnight stays in the hospital. Sophie had her childhood stolen from her, and it is our goal to provide hope and comfort to all children like Sophie facing the disconnection of hospital treatments. Our founder, Nicholas Kristock, saw this disconnection and needed to do something about it, and that is where Fleece & Thank You was born.
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Eye On Detroit - C.A.T.S.C.A.T.S. (Companion Animals Touching Seniors) offers seniors the opportunity to foster a cat. The program lasts two months, in which we provide all the necessary supplies to care for the cat. When the foster period ends, the senior has the chance to adopt the cat. The only fee they are asked to cover is $7.50 for the license. If you are interested in this program, please contact Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center.
Eye On Detroit - Tillson StreetTillson Street is located in Romeo, Michigan. This street is famous for their elaborate Halloween decorations during the month of October. This dedicated group of homeowners come together each year to put together a spooktacular display like none you have ever seen!
Eye On Detroit - Living Brave Through Breast CancerThe organization is based on a referral from medical facilities, family members or friends. The goal is to financially assist five individuals every year, both men and women, who are currently diagnosed or who recently overcame breast cancer, and have struggled financially, within the first five years. Living Brave TBC, along with a host of Guardian Angels, considering our founding motto "Each One Reach One", is determined to be a support.
Eye On Detroit - Just SpeakJust Speak is an advocacy for healing-centered education that provides crisis support and resiliency programming for children and youth aged 3 to 17 years. Since 2003, Just Speak has held the survivor story as the connector for a network of trained advocates from a variety of disciplines. We believe that prevention, intervention, and awareness building based in play and creative expression leads to healthy socio-emotional skills, and ultimately, to a life of resiliency.
Eye On Detroit - Empowerment PlanIn the years since founding in 2012, Empowerment Plan has evolved from an idea in a college class into an internationally recognized workforce development organization. By pairing full time employment with a wide range of supportive services, they have helped dozens of individuals achieve financial stability and independence for the whole family. Their holistic approach addresses everything from housing and childcare to transportation, education and more.
Eye On Detroit - The Ruth Ellis CenterThe mission of the Ruth Ellis Center is to provide short and long-term residential safe space and support services for runaway, homeless and at-risk lesbian, gay, bi-attractional, transgender, and questioning youth.
Eye On Detroit - Put On The Brakes CourseChief Forecaster Karen Carter experiences first-hand the "Put On The Brakes" training course on Belle Isle.
Eye On Detroit - The History of HalloweenWayne State Professor of Anthropology Andrew Newman explains the history of Halloween and how it all started.
Eye On Detroit - Nicklas LidstromMichigan Matters host Carol Cain sits down with Red Wing legend Nicklas Lidstrom to talk about his new book "The Pursuit of Perfection."
Eye On Detroit - Put On The BrakesWhen NHRA drag racing star Doug Herbert lost his two young sons, Jon and James, in a tragic car crash in January of 2008, his grief led to his resolve to create a driving program which would help to prevent other families from experiencing similar heartbreak by teaching young drivers more conscientious and confident skills behind the wheel. Herbert wasted no time in putting his mission into motion. Originally, Herbert’s intentions were to train his sons friends and to give them additional advanced behind the wheel skills and increase their decision making ability in a vehicle. In 2008, the first year of B.R.A.K.E.S., Doug focused on training Jon & James's friends and 50 teens were trained. The word soon spread and requests came to Herbert from hundreds of other parents wanting this same type of life saving training for their teen drivers, so Herbert made the decision to expand the program with the new goal of training every teen driver. With the help of Jon & James's friends, he created B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe), a 501(c)3 organization which provides free advanced driver’s education in a program entitled the B.R.A.K.E.S. Teen Pro-Active Driving Curriculum. Thousands of teenagers lose their lives each year across the country in traffic collisions. This staggering number of fatalities can be reduced through the efforts of B.R.A.K.E.S. and its Teen Pro-Active Driving Curriculum.
Eye On Detroit - Dexter Cider MillKaren Carter visits the Dexter Cider Mill which is the longest continually run Cider Mill in Michigan.
Eye On Detroit - Little Grace VillageChief Forecaster Karen Carter speaks with Pastor Kent Clark about Little Grace Village in Pontiac.
Eye On Detroit - We Run 313Lance Woods and Joe Robinson founded We Run 313. Hundreds of runners gather in Detroit each week to connect, run and build relationships.
Eye On Detroit - Motown 60th Anniversary Part 3Lisa Germani sits down with WDET's Ann Delisi to get her thoughts on the impact that Motown had in Detroit and around the world.
Eye On Detroit - Motown 60th Anniversary Part 2Lisa Germani sits down with Beth Griffith-Manley, daughter of legendary Funk Brother Johnny Griffith.
Eye On Detroit - Motown 60th Anniversary Part 1Lisa Germani sits down with Raina Baker, Program Manager at the Motown Museum and talks about the history of Motown and the future development plans.
Eye On Detroit - Price Is RightThe Price is Right Contestant search at the Greektown Casino-Hotel in Detroit.