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Eye On Detroit - Parker's AlleyLisa Germani visits Parker's Alley directly behind the new Shinola Hotel in Detroit. Lisa stops by Drought, The Velvet Tower and The Lip Stick Bar. 3 businesses owned and operated by women in Detroit.
Eye On Detroit - Women Build 2019Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley kicking off their 2019 Women Build campaign in Ypsilanti. Volunteers are helping renovate a home for Michelle Wilson and her family.
Eye On Detroit Oakland County Better with Breakfast ProgramOakland County Schools "Better with Breakfast Program".
Eye On Detroit - Zeal Credit UnionZeal Credit Union employees volunteering at Forgotten Harvest.
Eye On Detroit - Detroit Cookie CompanyLisa Germani visits the Detroit Cookie Company in Ferndale.
Eye On Detroit - The SOAP ProjectS.O.A.P. stands for “Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution” and is a hands-on outreach to fight sex trafficking at large events and in communities. S.O.A.P. was founded by author, advocate and survivor, Theresa Flores. On her worst night, after being auctioned off to nearly two dozen men in a dingy, dirty, inner city Detroit motel, Theresa recalled the only item that would have reached out to her, a bar of soap. With that in mind, she created S.O.A.P. — Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution — to help reach out to other victims.
Eye On Detroit - Pet-A-PetPet-A-Pet Club, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization providing pet therapy to hospitals, nursing homes and convalescent centers in the metro Detroit area.
Eye On Detroit - Dilla Youth DayDilla Youth Day at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History.
Eye On Detroit - Quicken Loans Winter Blast WeekendThis is the last weekend to enjoy the Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend in downtown Detroit. Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends has an exciting history here in Detroit. In January 2005 Winter Blast, the festival known as Motown Winter Blast, kicked off as the official countdown to Super Bowl XL in Detroit. The festival attracted more than one million people to Detroit during the Super Bowl in 2006! For the past 14 years Winter Blast has continued to attract Metro-Detroit residents to the exciting revitalized Downtown Detroit area.
Eye On Detroit - Invisible Ink Tattoo RemoversDid you know that 3 in 10 Americans have a tattoo? Having that love one's name or image on your body may have seemed like a good idea at the time. What if you changed your mind? Thanks to Invisible Ink Tattoo Removers, that decision no longer has to be a permanent one.
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.