A "sky high" look at Downtown Detroit with the sun shining. 📷 @mikeyference/Instagram
Get ready for a wet and sloggy Tuesday in Metro Detroit. We're tracking heavy rain and storms which started overnight and will last into the morning. Parts of the area could see up to three inches of rain once it's all said and done. Track radar here, if you're bored.
Check the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter.
We're in the midst of another Oakland County I-75 construction phase: Segment 3 of the project focuses on rebuilding the stretch between Eight Mile and 13 Mile roads, which is more than 5 miles long. Here are the details.
Check the live Traffic Map here.
Construction of Detroit's new assembly plant is well underway. On Tuesday, the first piece of steel for the new paint shop will be erected, marking a major milestone. We'll be there for it.
Blood drive at Little Caesars Arena 🏥
An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross, in a partnership with Little Caesars Arena and Meijer, to hold one of the largest blood drives in Michigan at LCA on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Full info here.
National Coney Island hiring fair!
Looking for a job? National Coney Island will host weekly hiring fairs every Tuesday through August at all National Coney Island locations. Interested applicants are invited to attend walk-in interviews between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for immediate available positions including servers, cashiers, bussers and cooks. For more information visit nationalconeyisland.com.
Happy Left Hander's Day ✋
In a world built for right handed people, this day was made for the lefty. International Left Hander's Day was first celebrated on August 13, 1976. History is filled with famous lefthanded people, including: Julius Caesar, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Mahatma Gandhi, Joan of Arc, Napoleon Bonaparte, Lord Baden-Powell, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles.
🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:
- Aug. 17 -- ⚔️♞ Renaissance Festival begins!
- Aug. 17 -- Woodward Dream Cruise 🚗
- Aug. 23 -- Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills at Ford Field
- Aug. 29 -- Michigan State Fair begins 🎡
- Aug. 30 -- Michigan State football opener vs. Tulsa
- Aug. 30 -- Arts, Beats and Eats weekend 🖼️ 🎶 🍔
- Aug. 31 -- Detroit Jazz Festival kicks off 🎷
- Aug. 31 -- Michigan football opener vs. Middle Tenn. State
Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own.
Today in history: Fast Times at Ridgemont High debuts 🎥
On this day in 1982, the teenage coming-of-age comedy "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" opens in theaters. The ensemble cast also featured the (then relatively unknown) future A-list actors Sean Penn, Nicolas Cage and Forest Whitaker, as well as Judge Reinhold, Eric Stoltz, Ray Walston and Anthony Edwards.
If you haven't gotten in on this Renaissance Festival tickets discount, do it now! Seriously, you can't lose here, and it's a GREAT time over at the festival. 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!
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