Have we caught lightning in a bottle at Fletcher Field — or could this grassroots effort to bring former and current residents of the city together to work on problems expand well beyond the park? That’s the question being pondered by some at the paper right now. I firmly believe that we have come up … Continue Reading →
A journal on Detroit's neighborhoods.
I have heard and read a number of times that people wish we’d look into more neighborhoods, that they like what we’re doing, but wish we would go to the home they still think fondly of. Happy and I started this blog to see what we could do if we went back to where he … Continue Reading →
Four members of the Happy family, Imogene and I met in the park Tuesday to check out exactly what needs to be done this Saturday. The park is in pretty good shape, overall. The swings are up and in working order, the rest of the equipment still has a good coat of paint, there is … Continue Reading →
In our quest to revive the community around Fletcher Field, we are always looking to bring more people into our circle of friends, to find as many of the disparate parts of this community as still exist and bring them together to help in rebuilding it. Listed below are three places in Happy’s old neighborhood … Continue Reading →
Several former Holy Name parishioners have asked me in recent days what they can do to move this effort in the old neighborhood forward. Well, for one, you can help foster this budding coalition by taking part in a couple of upcoming events: a run and pancake breakfast at Mt. Olivet Cemetery on July 13, … Continue Reading →