Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Girl Gets Hitched

Maui, Hawaii

I am delighted to announce that I became Mrs. Girl in the D at the Detroit Yacht Club on Sunday, May 28.

I will be on my honeymoon through Sunday, June 11, but will be back with more Detroit news and adventures when I return.


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Monday, May 22, 2006

The Detroit Demolition

I love learning trivia tidbits and history about Detroit, so after I read this story about the Detroit Demolition in last week's issue of The Urban Flavor, I couldn't wait to pass it along.

If you aren't familiar with the
Demolition, they're Detroit's semi-professional women's football team.

And they're getting quite a bit of notice.

The Demolition - who sprang onto the full-tackle female football scene in 2002 as the Detroit Danger - are quickly gaining popularity for their strong work ethic and drive, two characteristics that have made the 55+-person team one of the most consistent in all of sports.

So consistent, in fact, that the Demolition have lost just one game in their entire four-year history - they fell 7-6 to Cleveland in 2003 - and are the four-time, back-to-back champions of the National Women's Football Association.

At 45-1, the Demolition joined the Independent Women's Football League in 2006 and it's clear they have no plans of slowing down: in their season opener, they beat the Iowa Crush 60-8.

For more on the Demolition, check out Lester Holmes' Urban Flavor story here, or head over to the team's website for team and player information, stats and more.

The record-breaking Demolition take on the Kansas City Storm at Detroit's Redford High School on Saturday, May 27.

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Saturday, May 06, 2006

Bookies offers up burgers and beers for a good cause

Looking for a fun spot downtown to watch the Detroit Pistons this Sunday as they begin round two of the NBA playoffs?

Look no further than Bookies Tavern.

The 1920s-themed bar is the perfect setting to cheer on Chauncey, Rip and the rest of the Detroit basketball crew.

And, there's more - head over to Bookies this Sunday for a pre-game BBQ that can't be beat - all you can eat burgers and hot dogs and all you drink for the super-low price of $20.

Located on the ground floor of the historic Book Tower, Bookies' special $20 event is being held this Sunday, May 7, from 2 - 4 pm.

All proceeds will be donated to Matthew Boyle, a 26-year-old father of two that was struck by a drunk driver last Sunday and badly injured.

With a crushed pelvis, broken femur, broken ribs, lacerated bladder and punctured lung, Matthew's doctors are estimating it will take at least three months before he can stand again.

To complicate matters, Boyle was recently laid off from his job and his wife is a stay-at-home mom that cares for their two children, Courtney, 9 months, and Trevor, 5, and, although Matthew's medical bills and therapy will be covered by his previous medical insurance, the family is currently without income to cover everyday needs and bills.

Bookies-owner John Lambrecht hopes to lessen the family's burden by raising some money for them on Sunday.

"It's a tragic thing that could have happened to any one of us," Lambrecht says. "I'm more than happy to use Bookies to help raise money for a great cause like this."

Please visit Bookies or call them at 313.963.2589 for more information.

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Monday, May 01, 2006

Nation's largest pet adoption event this weekend at the Detroit Zoo

It may be best known for its Arctic Ring of Life, a state-of-the-art exhibit that simulates life on the North Pole, but housing the world's largest polar bear exhibit isn't the only thing on the Detroit Zoo's bragging-rights list.

There's also "Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo" - the nation's largest off-site pet adoption program.

The semi-annual event, which seeks to place dogs, cats, birds and rabbits in the loving homes of area residents, is in its 14th year and continues to grow in popularity.

The next round of Meet Your Best Friend is this weekend, May 5 and 6, in the small parking lot of the zoo.

The event runs from 10 am - 5 pm on both days. There is no cost for admission.

Visit the Detroit Zoo or the Michigan Humane Society for more information.

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