Robert Jones: Blues Man, Storyteller, Historian, Reverend, and Grandmont Rosedale Resident

Grandmont Rosedale resident Robert Jones’ business card reads “Musician and Storyteller,” but, as he attests, it’s pretty hard to separate the two. Robert believes that storytelling is as important to music as music is to storytelling. His performances include large amounts of both, simultaneously. Robert seeks to teach and show people that knowing the stories…

Long Time GRDC Board Member Richard Berlin Steps Down

Richard Berlin, a founding member of GRDC, is stepping down after decades of service to the Grandmont Rosedale communities. Richard began his community activism in Grandmont Rosedale when he moved in to Grandmont in 1975. Richard’s first involvement in the neighborhood was as a block captain. Over the years Richard served on the Grandmont Community…

A Detroit Party Marching Band’s Saxophonist and Grandmont Rosedale Resident Emily Dieppa

One Saturday morning last September a group of about a dozen musicians on horns and drums rehearsed in a Grandmont Rosedale backyard for a couple of upcoming performances at two nursing homes. The musicians arrived impressively promptly at 10, wearing their own versions of the band “uniform” – anything they could find that was black…

Wanda Bynum’s Spa A Peel: A Wonderful Way to Relax in Grandmont Rosedale

Wanda Bynum, Grandmont Rosedale resident and owner of Spa A Peel at 19025 Grand River, offers a wide variety of services that encourage self-care. If you just need to stop in for a manicure, or if you plan to spend the day getting a mani-pedi, massage, facial, and several other services, Spa A Peel offers…

Grandmont Rosedale Bids a Very Fond Farewell to GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager Chelsea Neblett

For those who know Chelsea Neblett, GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager for the past four years, it will come as no surprise that when she ran for class president in the 5th grade, complete with a campaign manager and a catchy slogan (“Be a Smartie! Vote for Chelsea!”), she won. Even as an 11 year old,…

LeeAnne’s Luxury Bridal Boutique Joins the Grand River Business Community

Grandmont Rosedale resident Lori Conerly is the lead stylist and owner of LeeAnne’s Luxury Bridal Boutique at 18724 Grand River. Lori didn’t set out to be the lead stylist and owner of a bridal shop. In fact, she majored in Communications Studies and Advertising with a concentration in Public Relations from Grand Valley State University.…

Impact Community Health Partners Latrice McClendon and Emily Parks Call the Grand River WorkPlace their Place to do Business

Having a baby can be overwhelming. There’s the physical recovery for the mother, the inevitable loss of sleep, concern for the baby’s health, the seemingly endless list of new equipment babies need, and then there’s the realization that this baby, this beautiful bundle of joy is yours to look after for many years to come.…

Erin Marquis, Managing Editor, Car Enthusiast, and GRDC Homeowner

Erin Marquis spent her earliest years in Brightmoor, just a stone’s throw from where she lives now. While she’s currently not far from her original home, life has taken her to some really interesting places. It’s not all in the getting there, however. Life is also about how you get there, and Erin knows quite…