How Dr. Jody Stark, Music Therapist and Longtime Grandmont Rosedale Resident is Changing Health Care through Music

Nearly everyone knows the comfort, joy, and inspiration that music offers. We use music to mark important occasions, to tell someone how we feel about them, and even to rev up or unwind. Music therapy recognizes the profound effect music has, and uses it to bring comfort, calm, and motivation to a variety of people…

Artist and Grandmother Extraordinaire Edda Nell Whitfield Dickerson Shares her Art and Fierce Grandmother Love with Grandmont Rosedale and Beyond

There’s a very long history of grandmothers loving their grandchildren. This affection is often expressed in baked goods, thick photo albums, and a firm belief that her grandchild is the cutest, sweetest, smartest, dearest little one ever. If there were a Most Devoted Grandmother Competition, Edda Nell Whitfield Dickerson would be a tough one to…

Meet Cliff G. Green, Co-Owner and CFO of Detroit Classic, Hot Sam’s

Hot Sam’s, the legendary Detroit outfitter and tailoring shop founded in 1921, is co-owned by Tony Stovall and longtime Grandmont Rosedale resident, Cliff G. Green. Cliff has worked in tailoring and retail since 1967, back when he apprenticed in the trade while attending Northeastern High School in Detroit. Since 1994, he’s been the Chief Financial…

Grandmont Rosedale Resident Que Roland Opens Seat Detroit, A Co-working Space in Eastern Market

When Grandmont Rosedale resident Que Roland started at Wayne State University, she thought she’d study mechanical engineering. She enjoyed projects, everything from landscaping to design work, and had an eye – family and friends frequently relied on her design skills. Then she thought she might be better suited to become an art curator and so…

Longtime Grandmont Rosedale Residents, the Reutters Celebrate the Life of Joan Miriam Reutter – Mathematician, Medieval Historian, Volunteer, and Mother of 13

Meg Reutter Bowker, the 10th of Joan and Clifford Reutter’s 13 children, remembers growing up in Grandmont Rosedale as a time of “climbing trees, exploring the neighborhood, going to activities at the Community House, and neighbors who looked out for all of us. I couldn’t have had a better growing up,” says Meg. Clifford and…

Meet Tre Jordan – GRDC Intern and Soon to be Master of Social Work

For 16 hours each week, Tre Jordan assists Kitty Yarbrough, GRDC’s Community Engagement Manager, with the Community Safety Program initiatives, the Northwest Detroit Farmers’ Market, and often helps out wherever needed. Tre reaches out to Grandmont Rosedale residents and business owners to collect their input on community events, and asks for their help with events.…

Kiki Louya – Meet GRDC’s Economic Development Manager

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation’s new Economic Development Manager is Kiki Louya—a chef and restauranteur who grew up in our very own Rosedale Park. From her beginnings in Rosedale Park (which she aptly describes as a “village”), Kiki’s ambition, skills, and knowledge have propelled her to non-profit organizations in New York, world-class kitchens in Chicago and,…

Spinning Crafts into Gold: The Seven Sisters of the Cloth Bring Their Homemade Magic to Small Business Saturday

Their names are Sharon, Ruth, Sue, Colleen, Carol, Nancy, and Patti. They are sisters who love to craft, sew, and quilt – hence the name “The Seven Sisters of the Cloth.” For the third year, they will participate in Shop small in GRANDmont Rosedale, the Shop Small Saturday event that will take place on Saturday,…