Produce Vendors Speak on the Benefits of Shopping at Farmers’ Markets

With access to produce in every grocery store, it is important not to overlook the many benefits of shopping at a farmers’ market. Fresh Produce The produce at a farmers’ market is not quite the same as what is found at the grocery store. Longtime Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market vendor Norris Stephens from Good Medicine…

June Neighborhood Safety Meeting Focuses on Summer Safety

We all have a stake in the safety of our community. So, on Thursday, June 27 community members from Grandmont Rosedale and beyond gathered for a Neighborhood Safety Meeting at the North Rosedale Park Community House to discuss just that – neighborhood safety. The meeting was hosted by GRDC’s Crime Prevention Task Force, a group…

Marsha Bruhn Steps Down after 12 Years as a GRDC Board Member

Since 2007, Marsha Bruhn has gathered monthly with GRDC board members to strategize ways to make Grandmont Rosedale stable, safe, and sustainable. Marsha served on the board because she “considered GRDC such an asset to the neighborhoods and to the neighbors.” Marsha has been one of those neighbors since 1975 when she and her then…

James and Andrew Martin, Two Grandmont Rosedale Musicians

Along with manners and self-sufficiency, one of the most important things a parent can teach their child is a love of music. Once a child reaches a certain age though, just which musicians to love is out of a parent’s hands. Grandmont Rosedale resident Andrew Martin has developed his own taste in music that differs…

Brightmoor Flower Farm and its Owner Lisa Rivera, Favorites at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market

“I love pulling weeds!” is not something you hear too often, but Lisa Rivera swears it’s true, and one look at Lisa’s booth at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market and you know that Lisa has mastered growing flowers. You’ll also notice that she has a gift for arranging them. Much of Lisa’s skill was self-taught,…

Great Art! Great Park! Great Opportunity!!

North Rosedale Park Civic Association (NRPCA) “went live” on August 7, to raise the remaining match for a $76,000 Knight Arts Challenge Grant to fund a 25-foot metal sculpture by celebrated artist Charles McGee on the grounds of the Community House, and a large tile mosaic by master muralist Hubert Massey on the façade of…

Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs Awards Funds for NRPCA Parking Lot Improvements

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) has again supported renovation efforts for the North Rosedale Park Community House and park grounds with a $33,991 award towards replacement of the parking lot. As anyone knows who has visited the Community House recently, the parking lot is badly deteriorated from age and the recently…

Drifter Coffee, a New Vendor at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market

Alleah Webb, self-described “head honcho” of Drifter Coffee, parks her mobile coffee truck at the far south end of the parking lot at the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, opens the side window, and puts on a pot of terrific coffee. Launched just over a month ago, Drifter Coffee often draws people who’d like a closer…

Rain Garden to be Installed at the North Rosedale Park Community House

With help from volunteers from the Ford Accelerated Action Day and Grandmont Rosedale residents, GRDC will be installing a rain garden on the south end of the parking lot at the North Rosedale Park Community House on June 5. The Michigan native plants will help alleviate parking lot water run-off and add beauty to the…

Special Assessment District Discussed at Neighborhood Safety Meeting

The well-attended Neighborhood Safety Meeting of April 23 was focused on the initiative to designate the five Grandmont Rosedale neighborhoods as a Special Assessment District (SAD). Karen Johnson Moore, GRDC’s Community Security Program Manager, provided the history of the effort and what the next steps would be required. Special Assessment Districts are an innovative tool…