Salute to Radio Patrol Volunteers!

On Thursday, 6th and 8th Precinct Radio Patrol volunteers gathered at the North Rosedale Park Community House to be saluted for their contributions to safe communities. This event, coordinated by the 6th and 8th Precinct Radio Patrol coordinators with assistance from GRDC community security program staff and volunteers, proved to be a success! Chief Craig,…

Grandmont Rosedale, Home to the Jim Dandy Ski Club: The Oldest African American Ski Club in the U.S.

In 1958, three young Detroit men established the first African-American ski club in the United States. These men had skied before, but wanted to include after-ski activities where African-Americans would feel welcome.  The wrote up a constitution, and named their ski club the “Jim Dandy Ski Club of Detroit” after rhythm and blues singer Lavern…

The Grand River Winter Walk Promises Holiday Shopping Cheer

Our city sidewalks will be busy sidewalks (at least the one along Grand River) this Thursday, Dec. 11 for the Grand River Winter Walk. Come shop, stroll and snack along Grand River from 5-9pm.  Several vendors will be at Always Brewing Detroit, 19180 Grand River, offering a wonderful variety of locally made gifts.  Lilacpop Art…

GRDC named Community Development Corporation of the Year!

The lively drumming of Nanou Dijapo matched the buzz of Detroit pride as hundreds working to maintain and improve Detroit neighborhoods poured into the Grand Riverview Ballroom at Cobo Center. Over a dozen Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation board members and staff attended the Annual Detroit Community Development Awards banquet to accept the honor of Community…

The Streets of Grandmont Rosedale

It is common for a city to name its streets after historic military officers or men significant in a city’s early history.  Chalfonte, for instance, was named after a French Lieutenant posted at Fort Ponchartrain during the 1750s.  Henry R. Schoolcraft is remembered as an early 1800s explorer, geographer, geologist and ethnologist whose contributions would…

The Wayne County Registrar of Deeds Recognizes GRDC’s Vacant Property Task Force

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, Bernard J. Youngblood, the Wayne County Registrar of Deeds and several representatives from city and county government arrived at the GRDC offices a few minutes before 10.  Channel 4 was there too, ready to document the honoring of GRDC’s Vacant Property Task Force volunteers for their persistence in bringing a fraudulent…