3 historic Michigan lighthouses awarded grants to aid restoration
Three Michigan lighthouses are being awarded grants to help repair and preserve their historic structures. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced Friday that three historic lighthouses across the state have been selected to split more than $126,000 in grants from the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program operated by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office. Historic Crisp Point Lighthouse near Newberry, Michigan. (Michigan Economic Development Corporation)A total of $50,000 will go toward renovating the watch deck of the North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse near Leland Township. The historic North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse near Leland Township, Michigan.
5 Detroit sites recognized as historic for role in Civil Rights Movement
DETROIT – Five places in Detroit have been officially deemed historic for their role in the Civil Rights Movement. The Civil Rights Movement sought to demand equality for African Americans in the North as much as in the South,” said Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer Martha MacFarlane-Faes. “By listing these sites, the National Register recognizes Detroit’s significant role in the growth of the movement. Officials say these five sites now join nearly 2,000 existing historic sites in Michigan that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The newly-selected sites were chosen by a 14-person Civil Rights advisory committee comprised of local historians familiar with Detroit’s Black history, as well as staff members from the State Historic Preservation Office and Detroit’s Historic Designation Advisory Board, officials said.
Red Wings historically bad season officially cut short -- heres whats next
DETROIT The Detroit Red Wings will not play another game this season after the NHL announced its return-to-play plan this week. The 2019-20 season will go down as one of the worst in the Red Wings illustrious club history that dates back to 1926. Read more: A step toward normalcy - NHL shapes a return to play planHow the 2020 NHL draft lottery will workThe league says the draft lottery will determine the first 15 picks in the 2020 NHL Draft based on 3-6 drawings over one or two phases. Here are the draft lottery odds:Detroit Red Wings -- (.275) 18.5 percent chance for No. Were trying to rebuild the team," Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman said after the trade deadline in February.
This “Shoe Doctor” is good for the sole
When James Reynolds was around 10 years old he would watch an older man shine shoes at the barbershop. One day the man noticed Reynolds observing him and invited him to practice shining shoes. While it’s rare to find a place to shine shoes, you can find James showcasing his shoe shine skills at Campus Martius, located in Downtown Detroit. People from around the world come to have their shoes shined by the “Shoe Doctor” himself. To learn more about the Shoe Doctor click on the video above.