Minock Park’s Renaissance Man

Minock Park resident Anthony Cheatham, 16, is a thinking young man, a young man who pays quiet attention and then, seemingly effortlessly, figures stuff out.  Last summer Anthony participated in the GRDC’s Youth Summer Arts Program.  This was not Anthony’s first venture into art:  “I’ve done art since I was a little kid.  I’m good…

Grandmont’s Youngest Entrepreneur

Spend just a few minutes with 12 year old Grandmont resident Marcedes-Antoniya Preston and you’ll be convinced there’s nothing this girl can’t do.  Soon after moving to Grandmont in 2012, she looked for a way to be on the Grandmont Community Association Board.  “I noticed in the Grandmonitor that there was a board, so I…

Leaving a Legacy in Grandmont

Grandmont resident Kevin Johnson is a busy man.  As the Grandmont historian, Kevin stores and keeps track of his neighborhood’s newsletters, The Grandmonitor.  Kevin doesn’t just store them though, he reads them.  He reads them because he believes that “history is important.  It’s important to leave a legacy, and that’s what I find in the…

Retirement Inspires Neighborhood Involvement – Ms. Annie Mae Holt

Submitted by Kathy Garrett When Grandmont #1 resident Annie Mae Holt retired three years ago from her position as an eighth grade English Language Arts teacher in the Detroit Public Schools, she “was concerned that there wouldn’t be enough to do.”  Today, her days are filled with volunteering with the Wayne County Health Care Authority…

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…

From Neighborhood City Hall to District 1 Manager

Submitted by Kathy Garrett Rosedale Park resident Stephanie Young has been appointed by Mayor Mike Duggan to the position of District Manager for Council District 1.   The District Managers are part of a newly-created Department of Neighborhoods and serve as the City’s community liaison in each of the seven council districts. Stephanie is no stranger…

North Rosedale’s President

Submitted by Kathy Garrett One of Hubert Sawyers’ earliest memories is of his fifth birthday party at his parents’ house on Warwick. Soon, Hubert was getting up early to make it to Cooke School, then Murphy Middle School, then Cass Tech. Inspired by a trip to Japan in 1995, Hubert majored in International Studies at MSU.…