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.…

The Elm Tree that Survived Dutch Elm Disease

Submitted by Amy Kuras Decades ago, the Grandmont-Rosedale neighborhoods were known for arching canopies of trees lining the streets, creating tunnels of green and dappled light on many blocks where tree branches touched high above the street. Then Dutch Elm Disease hit, devastating the tree cover and leading to clear-cutting of city streets. While maples…

Community Development Awards Banquet Honors Grandmont Rosedale Efforts

The Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation (GRDC) and area resident Marsha Bruhn were each recognized with awards at the 2013 Community Development Awards Banquet on November 19th.   The banquet was sponsored by the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD). GRDC was recognized for Outstanding Community Safety Program for its…

The Detroit Vacant Property Coalition honors GRDC’s Becki Kenderes

Michigan Community Resources’ Janai Gilmore honored GRDC Sustainable Communities Program Manager, Becki Kenderes, for her work as a member of the Detroit Vacant Property Coalition’s Planning Committee at a recent Thank You Dinner on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Other committee members present at the dinner included: Mary Jo Smith (University District), Pat Dixon (Barton MacFarland),…

Congratulations Karen Moore!

Karen Moore, Community Security Program Manager with the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation, received special recognition for her exemplary work in leading public safety initiatives in the Grandmont Rosedale community at the Neighborhood Safety Meeting held on Thursday, May 9th.  The well-deserved recognition included a Spirit of Detroit Award from the Detroit City Council, a Resolution…

Resident Spotlight: Renee Hill

Submitted by Jennifer Russell Watching out for her neighbors is something Renee Hill feels called to do. “To be honest,” said Hill, “the reason I do this is the spirit of the Lord.” Her faith is something that keeps her going and has given her strength through the years. It’s also been her inspiration. For…