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2014-08-14 12:25:22

- The 11th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic raised more than $500,000 net for Detroit PAL bringing the total to more than $4.5 M net DETROIT, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The 11th Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic on Monday, August 11 raised more than $500,000 in net proceeds for Detroit PAL. It brings the total amount raised from the event to more than $4.5M net over the last 11 years. The event, held at the historic Detroit Golf Club, is considered one of the most...

2014-08-12 23:12:46

For some of the busiest professionals in Detroit – the physicians, nurses and health care teams at Henry Ford Hospital – it’s now easier to find work life balance with support from Midtown Concierge. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 For some of the busiest professionals in Detroit – the physicians, nurses and health care teams at Henry Ford Hospital – it’s now easier to find work life balance with support to schedule an oil change, make dinner plans, buy gifts, get...

2014-08-08 12:24:04

Children's Leukemia Foundation, Cass Community Social Services to receive retailer's Award Of Hope WARREN, Mich., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two great events...one fun night! On Friday, August 15 from 6 to 8 p.m., Art Van Furniture will hand out nearly $200,000 in grant checks to six deserving metro Detroit nonprofits at a Woodward Dream Cruise Bash at the retailer's Royal Oak store (32301 Woodward Avenue). Charities in four states rocked around the clock for five consecutive weeks to raise...

2014-08-06 08:21:58

DETROIT, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) announced today that Toyota Motor North America pledged $1 million toward the DIA's commitment to raise $100 million as part of a "grand bargain" that will help the City of Detroit emerge from bankruptcy, support city pensioners and protect the museum's art collection for the public. "Toyota has demonstrated its commitment to Detroit and Michigan by doing its part to secure the DIA's future while helping...

2014-07-30 12:21:36

WINDSOR, ON, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Canada's Minister of Transport and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced appointments to the International Authority which will oversee the construction of the new publicly-owned bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. Mrs. Kristine Burr and Mrs. Geneviève Gagnon have been appointed by Canada and Mr. Michael D. Hayes, Mrs. Birgit, M. Klohs and Mr. Matt Rizik have been appointed by Michigan. Mrs. Burr will...

2014-07-28 16:21:32

M-1 RAIL Officials and Detroit Mayor Review Construction Site DETROIT, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction crews took to Woodward Avenue (M-1) in Detroit today to start construction activities on the city's new 3.3 mile modern streetcar line. M-1 RAIL is the first public streetcar line in the United States being supported by a public-private partnership comprised of foundations, corporations, and local, county, state and federal governments....

2014-07-23 23:10:21

The headquarters of a federally funded, $148 million high-tech advanced manufacturing research institute operated by ALMMII will open its doors in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit this fall. Detroit, MI (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 The new $148 million lightweight metals manufacturing institute announced in February by President Obama will locate in the city of Detroit, officials from the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) and the city announced today....

2014-07-20 08:20:35

- Ilitch organization expands its investment to include tens of millions of dollars in public infrastructure improvements such as lighting, sidewalks, green spaces and streets concurrently with arena construction DETROIT, July 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for a sweeping transformation of dozens of underutilized blocks between downtown and midtown Detroit into a world-class Sports and Entertainment District. The project will connect existing...

2014-07-17 23:01:29

Cardelli Lanfear, PC promises $100,000 to The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Oakland County over the next 10 years. Royal Oak, MI (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Cardelli Lanfear, PC is pleased to announce the firm has committed $100,000 to The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Oakland County over the next 10 years. In addition to the monetary commitment, the firm is also encouraging its employees to volunteer their free time to mentoring children. The firm is also in their third year of sponsoring...

2014-07-16 23:08:23

More than 100 new makers to take over Henry Ford Museum for two days of unbridled creativity and fun. Dearborn, Mich. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The Henry Ford will celebrate its fifth year of hosting Maker Faire Detroit by showcasing more than 100 new tinkerers, hackers and inventors on July 26-27. New this year guests can expect to take part in the Official Nerdy Derby, see live demonstrations from Pewabic Pottery’s Education Studio, hear live performances by Detroit’s Dear Darkness and...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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