Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market Vendor and Second Generation Farmer

Norris Stephens of Good Medicine Farm has been a vendor with the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market since its beginning nine years ago. Norris is a second generation farmer who grew up in Romulus.   As a kid, during the harvest season, Norris stayed at the farm in Hillsdale County where his parents farmed soybeans, wheat, and…

A Wonderful Demonstration of Community at GRDC’s 25th Anniversary Picnic

On Monday, July 7th Becki Kenderes, GRDC’s Sustainable Communities Program Manager, was worried – very worried.  “Have you seen the weather forecast for Saturday?”  The GRDC 25th Anniversary Picnic was scheduled for Saturday, and the forecast called for thunderstorms.  As the week went on and preparations for the anniversary picnic neared completion, the thunderstorms changed…

North Rosedale Park’s 84th June Day

“A Day at the Fair,” “Summer in the Park,” “Countdown to the Millennium”.  For 84 years North Rosedale Park residents have come up with a theme around which the annual June Day is organized.  This year’s theme was “A Bright Future in North Rosedale Park.” Judging from the long history of this festive neighborhood gathering,…

Traffic Calming Initiative Continues to Draw Support

On Tuesday, May 27, residents from the Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods gathered at the North Rosedale Park Community House to hear about the progression of the Traffic Calming initiative for Grandmont Rosedale.  Stacy Pugh, president of the Rosedale Park Improvement Association, welcomed the attendees as well as the Traffic Calming committee members representing all five Grandmont…

The Formidable Fan Base of a 200 Year Old Tree

Early this week a familiar friend’s life was saved by the attentive and vocal community of Grandmont Rosedale.  A 200 year old white oak, with the circumference of 144” was scheduled to be cut down for the repaving of Verne Street between Warwick and Shaftsbury.  Word quickly got out that “the tree in the road”…