Grandmont Rosedale Beautification Dynamo

Submitted by Kathy Garret  For a couple of days during the first summer of GRDC’s Beautification Task Force, Vicki Holmes’ backyard looked like a wedding was about to take place.  There were 50 rose bushes and “I don’t know how many flats of flowers” waiting on her back porch.  Volunteers from all five neighborhoods came…

Accelerated Action Days in Grandmont Rosedale

The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation is no stranger to the volunteer culture of the Ford Motor Company. Ford’s Accelerated Action Days, a companywide employee volunteer program, has been supporting the Grandmont Rosedale community for years. Last year, Ford helped to install outfield fencing around the Rosedale Grandmont Little League Fields at Stoepel Park. This past…

Lessons Learned from the February Neighborhood Safety Meeting

Pictured: Muhsin Muhammad, Mary Muhammad, Renee Ferguson, Investigator Brian Fountain, Clarenda Webb, Bryan Ferguson In response to concerns about carjacking in Detroit, Detroit Police Department (DPD) Investigator Brian Fountain, US Attorney Jeanine Brunson, and DPD Sergeant Vernal Newson gave a very insightful carjacking prevention presentation at the February Neighborhood Safety Meeting. More than 100 community…

Positive Youth Development in Grandmont #1

Submitted by Kathy Garrett The First Annual Positive Youth Development Family Fun Day took place on Saturday, February 22, at the GRDC Offices.  Oliver Cole, president of the Grandmont #1 community, hopes that this is the first of many years of PYD Family Fun Day.  “The purpose of the day was to just provide an…

North Rosedale Park Community House Programming Survey

The North Rosedale Park Civic Association is currently undergoing a Capital Campaign improvement project to renovate the Community House and surrounding grounds.  One of the many goals of the project is to implement new programming and activities that will support the needs and interests of all residents of North Rosedale Park and the larger Grandmont…