Meet Chad Morgan-Sterenberg, Lead Guitarist for La Dispute, and GRDC Homeowner

It all started out as a bunch of friends getting together to make music. It was pretty relaxed, always fun, and a great way to try out lyrics, new sounds, new arrangements. In 2005, the band La Dispute played for audiences all over West Michigan where the 5 members were from, and began to develop…

Oak Street Health, Grandmont Rosedale’s Welcoming Health Center for Seniors

Longtime Grandmont Rosedale resident Linda Thomas had earned her retirement after working for many years in the automotive industry. That rest turned into something a little more sustained though, a maybe a little less healthy. Linda’s granddaughter noticed this, and, according to Linda, said “’You really ought to get out.’” Linda’s granddaughter told her about…

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,…