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…

Community Connections Breakfast, a Celebration of Community

Over 175 civic leaders, community leaders, philanthropists, business leaders, and residents were in attendance at the Community Connections breakfast on October 14th. This annual event is a celebration of GRDC’s recent accomplishments and an opportunity to say “thank you” to the many volunteers, partners, and supporters who make our work possible. Grandmont Rosedale resident and…

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…

Detroit Partnership Day, Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Grandmont Rosedale community will team up with University of Michigan students on Saturday, March 28th from 10 – 3 PM for the 16th Annual Detroit Partnership Day, (DP Day for short). DP Day is a student-run organization that pairs student volunteers from Ann Arbor with schools and non-profit organizations in Detroit. DP Day is their…

News from GRDC’s Community Security Program!

January has been an exciting month for GRDC’s Community Security Program! The Neighborhood Safety Meeting, hosted by the Crime Prevention Task Force with support from GRDC, took place January 22nd. Residents gathered at the North Rosedale Park Community House to hear presentations about accurately reporting suspicious activity to the police and to hear news about…

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…