Meet Mike Sabbagh and Emily Clancy, Two New Grandmont #1 Residents Who were Looking for Community

Like perhaps most people, when Mike and Emily started looking for a home, they had a list of things they were looking for. After living in “tiny apartment in Hamtramck,” they wanted space “inside and out” for themselves and their dogs Clark and Lola. They wanted a house that didn’t need much repair, and that…

COVID-19 Resources

As we reorganize our lives to protect ourselves and our families during the COVID-19 pandemic, we should also note the importance of community in these uncertain times. The Center for Disease Control notes that this is a good time to “get to know your neighbors”: to use any organizational and communicative resources on hand to…

Alexander Jones, Executive Director of United Horizons and Grand River WorkPlace Member

Alexander Jones’ business, United Horizons, was outgrowing his home office and he needed a larger space to meet clients and to have meetings with his employees. He also needed wifi, a copier, and having a kitchenette would be nice too. Alexander chose the Grand River WorkPlace, 19120 Grand River, as his new place to do…

Grandmont #1’s Annual Picnic Celebrates Community

On Saturday June 14, from 12-4pm, the Grandmont #1 neighborhood will celebrate its community with an annual picnic at Acacia Park at Rosemont, affectionately known as Flintstone Park.  Chaired by Vice President Alexander Jones and his wife Shonda Jones, Chair of the Grandmont #1 Youth Development Program, the Annual Picnic promises to be a grand…

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…

Positive Youth Development in Grandmont #1

Submitted by Kathy Garrett The First Annual Positive Youth Development Family Fun Day took place on Saturday, February 22, at the GRDC Offices.  Oliver Cole, president of the Grandmont #1 community, hopes that this is the first of many years of PYD Family Fun Day.  “The purpose of the day was to just provide an…