Ford-Volkswagen alliance update ๐Ÿค | Weekend full of food and fun! ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ

๐ŸŒ… "Itโ€™s a 'crystal ball' sunset on Middle Straits Lake tonight!" -- FitForeverPhotography/StormPins

Weather: High 83ยฐ, Low 65ยฐ

We're hoping to get away from the humidity today with temperatures in the 70s and 80s. That sounds great! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Warmer air is expected to return this weekend. We'll keep you posted! There is so much to do outsid, so let's hope the weather cooperates. ๐Ÿคž

Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.


๐Ÿš— Traffic: I-94 ramp closures โ›”

Look out this weekend if you're planning to drive I-94 to I-75 in Detoit:

  • EB I-94 ramp to SB I-75 closed for construction
  • WB I-94 ramp to SB I-75 closed for construction
  • EB I-94 Ramp ramp to I-75 closed for construction
  • WB I-94 Ramp ramp to I-75 closed for construction

Always check the live Traffic Map here.

Ford-Volkswagen update ๐Ÿค

Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG will provide an update this morning on their global alliance, which was announced in January. Details about their collaboration are expected to be revealed.ย Jim Hackett, Ford President and CEO, and Dr. Herbert Diess, Volkswagen AG CEO, will be there. Watch the event live here. ย  ย ย 

Long overdue Purple Heart awarded ๐ŸŽ–๏ธ

It's about time! U.S. Marine and World War II Veteran Anthony Joseph (Tony) Procassini, 98, willย  be presented with the long-overdue Purple Heart he earned as a result of the combat-related injuries he received nearly 75 years ago in Japan.

Democratic presidential candidate in town

Presidential Candidate and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be in Oakland County today on the "Trump Broken Promises Tour." We're trying keep track of all the candidates who decide to come through SE Michigan. Gillibrand is speaking at a town hall this morning at Birmingham Unitarian Church.

Festa Italiana opens at Freedom Hill ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น ๐Ÿ

Over in Macomb County, Festa Italiana is back at the Freedom Hill County Park. This three-day event celebrates Italian Heritage and is FREE for everyone to attend. It features live music, delicious food and tons of fun! "Everyone's Italian at Festa Italiana!"

๐Ÿ—“๏ธ Here's what's on the calendar:

  • July 16 -- ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒ• Apollo 11 launches 50 years ago
  • July 18-21 -- ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ ๐ŸŽจ Ann Arbor Art Fair -- here's what to know
  • July 20 -- ๐ŸŽถ Jeff Lynne's ELO at Little Caesars Arena
  • July 20 -- ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒ• Apollo 11 first Moon Landing 50th anniversary
  • July 21 -- ๐ŸŒฎ Taco Showdown Detroit 2019 at Eastern Market
  • July 22 -- Taste Fest 2019 at Jimmy Johns Field
  • July 23 -- NAACP National Convention Diversity Career Fair at Cobo Center
  • July 26 -- ๐Ÿบ Ypsilanti Summer Beer Festival
  • July 27-28 -- MO POP Festival 2019

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own.ย 

Plymouth Art in the Park this weekend ๐Ÿ–ผ๏ธ ๐ŸŽจ

This is THE weekend to head to downtown Plymouth if you want to stroll streets and streets of booths featuring local artists. Art In The Park is welcoming more than 400 artists and an expected 300,000 visitors to downtown Plymouth to celebrate 40 years of history. It is billed as the second largest art festival in Michigan! Expect a busy weekend in Plymouth, so get out of town if this doesn't sound like your thing. It pretty much takes over the city.

Swimming for a good cause! ๐ŸŠ

The Motor City Mile is happening on the beach at Belle Isle beginning at 8 a.m. The event is a cancer research fundraiser as part of the Swim Across America series. Participants swim various distances under the guidance of volunteers. Details: swimacrossamerica.org.


SPONSORED

50% off tickets toย Renaissance Festival โš”๏ธโ™ž

The Michigan Renaissance Festival is back for 2019, and once again, Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit have an exclusive half-off deal for you!

It's available for a limited-time - you can only buy these tickets for a 50% discount through Aug. 17.

Here's a link to learn more about the 2019 Renaissance Festival. This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29. The fun all happens at 12600 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442.

Adventure awaits! Purchase your half-off tickets here!

๐Ÿ“ท Today's Featured Photo: "Itโ€™s a 'crystal ball' sunset on Middle Straits Lake tonight!" -- FitForeverPhotography/StormPins

We've been getting a lot of gorgeous sunset images, and this one had a special flair to it. Well done.

Submit your photo:

Send us a News Tip here.ย 


About the Author:

Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.