Thursday, May 24, 2007

idUnited has new Detroit tees!

What's better than a Detroit-inspired t-shirt? A Detroit-inspired t-shirt for a cause. That's the idea behind idUnited's new short-sleeved tees.

Designed by local artists Ric Breeze and AJ, the 100% cotton American Apparel tees come in two styles: Detroit Rose for men and Detroit Evolve for women. Men can snag a tee in black or white. Ladies, your version is available in purple, red, baby blue, or my personal fave, chocolate brown with blue.

The hip tees run $25 each, with 15% of the profits benefitting Detroit's 555 Gallery/Studio, a non-profit organization that aims to enrich and diversify Metro Detroit through art.

idUnited understands the importance of standing out in a crowd, which is why it makes just enough shirts to meet demand (read: no extras will be printed). If you'd like to showcase some new Detroit threads, you have until June 3 to place your order. After that, idUnited will introduce a new product, new designers and a new charity, and the Rose and Evolve tees will be no more. Get yours before it's too late.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Michigan Markers in Detroit

As part of Michigan Week 2007, which runs from May 19 to May 25 this year, today is Michigan Historical Marker Awareness Day.

The Michigan Marker program began in 1955. It is a privately-funded program administered by the State Historic Preservation Office for the purpose of identifying and protecting historic properties.

To see more historic markers in Wayne County and across the state, visit James Brennan's cool Michigan Historical Marker Website or Michigan's Historic Sites Online.

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Eastern Market gets creative

Normally, Detroit's Eastern Market is associated with its array of fresh foods at bargain prices. But attendees of LAUNCH, the big bash this Friday at the market's FD Lofts, won't be talking produce or shucking peanuts. Instead, they'll be enjoying a fusion of Detroit artwork, fashion and music.

Presented by The Loft Warehouse, Wound menswear, Six Degrees and Camilo Pardo, LAUNCH aims to bring the region's fashionistas, club kids, sophisticates and artists together for an exclusive night of food, drinks, culture and entertainment.

Highlights include:

- Wound menswear fashion show;
- Camilo Pardo's Ford GT40 and artwork;
- Tasty eats from 20 Detroit restaurants;
- Techno and house by mix-masters DJ Captn 20, Mike Anthony and Scott Zacharias.

Tickets to LAUNCH are $25 in advance, $35 at the door. Proceeds from the event benefit the Children's Center, one of the country's first child guidance centers and one of the largest and most diverse child-serving agencies in Michigan today.

LAUNCH is made possible by Cintron, LaSalle Bank, Model D, Hubbell Group Development, FD Lofts, the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, Fusion, Achatz Catering, Italmoda and 6 Salon.

The nearly-completed 10,000 square foot FD Lofts are located at
3434 Russell in Detroit. For more on LAUNCH, click here or call 313.658.6400.

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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Detroit Deputy Receives Special Honor

Deputy Jody D. Nidiffer of the U.S. Marshals Service in Detroit was one of 15 law enforcement officials across the U.S and Canada honored today by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

U.S. Representative Nick Lampson of Texas recommended Nidiffer and Detective Sergeant David Wurtz of the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for the award for their work in the recovery of Genevieve Nielsen.

Nielsen was abducted on Mother's Day weekend in 1976 by her non-custodial father and reunited with her mother on Mother's Day weekend in 2006. Genevieve was found living in Arizona under an alias. Her father had led her to believe that her mother was killed in a car accident.

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