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Eastern Market is Everything!

Last Saturday, I strolled through Eastern Market while on an excellent tour of the finest food vendors and establishments in the area. The tour is called, “Come Hungry, Leave Happy,” and is run by  a great company called  412 more words

Michigan Farmers

DETROIT: Woodlawn Cemetery

There’s a place in Detroit where city fathers, industrialists, bankers and politicians reside alongside social activists, writers and musicians–many of which changed the face of our country. 1,212 more words


The Stevens Thompson Norvell (S) - A Michigan Legacy

Some families have names that seem to be handed down from one generation to the next , such was Stevens Thompson Norvell. Stevens rather than Steven or Stephen might seem to be an odd first name; well there is a reason for this. 629 more words

American History

Theodore Hall's Loup Garou: The Werewolf of Grosse Pointe, Introduction

At the recent family gathering for Janet Fuger’s memorial, my son and I arrived the evening before and joined Sandy and Gretchen Lewis at the Country Club for dinner. 1,016 more words


Freeman Norvell and The Detroit Free Press

Although his time during the Civil War was marked by controversy, in the years after the war things seemed to settle down.  About 1866, my great-grandfather Colonel Freeman Norvell and his brother-in-law, Henry Nelson Walker assumed the ownership of the Detroit… 489 more words

American History

Detroit Nonprofit Working To Save City's Jazz History

DETROIT (AP) – Volunteers are working to save pieces of the city’s jazz history from a long-vacant building in downtown Detroit.

The nonprofit Detroit Sound Conservancy is trying to salvage items belonging to the former Graystone International Jazz Museum collection left abandoned inside the Book Building since 2009. 279 more words