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Kyle Larson uses late race dramatics to win FireKeepers Casino 400

TweetBROOKLYN, Mich. — Kyle Larson made the perfect restart when it mattered the most to win the FireKeepers Casino 400. It marked his second consecutive victory at Michigan International Speedway. On the final restart with five laps to go, Larson started on the outside and Denny Hamlin on the inside. The two drivers went into turn one side-by-side, but Larson was able to pull away to take the checkered flag. “The Cars 3 Chevy was really, really fast,” Larson said. “And it was cool to win it. What a great Father’sRead More

U-M unveils tuition guarantee for Michigan students with need

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan will launch a new financial aid program for in-state students that offers a “Go Blue Guarantee” of free tuition for up to four years for students with family income of up to $65,000. The new program — which includes families earning up to what is roughly the state’s median income — will launch Jan. 1, 2018. It was approved Thursday by the Board of Regents as part of the fiscal year 2018 general fund budget for the Ann Arbor campus. “Today, ourRead More

OpenTable Reveals 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America

Tweet SAN FRANCISCO  — As we look forward to the start of summer and prime travel season, OpenTable, the world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today unveiled the 100 Best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 10 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 25,000 restaurants in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Showcasing winners in major metropolitan areas as well as resort towns, theRead More to attempt to build Guinness World’s Longest Pizza at Auto Club Speedway

TweetFONTANA, Calif. — and sponsors will attempt to break the record for the  Longest Pizza at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana by making a 7,000′ (1.3 miles) pizza on Saturday, June 10, 2017. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is free to the public. Pizza assembly will begin from outside of turn 3 of the legendary NASCAR oval track along the tram route to the fan zone where a designated area will be sectioned off for the public to watch the pizza cook. LiveRead More

Canton’s 26th Annual Liberty Fest Returns to Heritage Park June 15-17, 2017

TweetCANTON, Mich. — Canton Liberty Fest returns celebrating its 26th Anniversary with three action-packed fun-filled days from Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17 in Canton’s beautiful Heritage Park, adjacent to the Canton Administration Building, located at 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI 48188. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, June 15 from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday, June 16 from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. and on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Major sponsors for this annual community event, include: AmericanRead More

The Henry Ford Celebrates House Industries: A Type of Learning With Opening Party on June 8

Tweet DEARBORN, Mich. –  Join The Henry Ford and House Industries to celebrate the opening of the new limited-engagement exhibition House Industries: A Type of Learning. The evening kicks-off at 6:30 p.m. on June 8 at Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation with short presentations from House Industries co-founders Andy Cruz and Rich Roat plus their longtime co-conspirator Ken Barber. Tickets include a signed copy of their newly-published book House Industries: The Process is the Inspiration (Watson-Guptill/Penguin Random House). The Mattson 2, a surf jazz rock duo from Southern CaliforniaRead More

New Lion TJ Lang Named Grand Marshal for Detroit Grand Prix

TweetDETROIT – Native Michigander, Super Bowl champion and one of the newest members of the Detroit Lions has been named Grand Marshal of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear on Saturday, June 3.  TJ Lang, the former Eastern Michigan Eagle and Birmingham Brother Rice graduate, will participate in activities throughout the day on Saturday at the Grand Prix, including giving the famous command, “Drivers, Start Your Engines,” before the start of the first Chevrolet Dual in Detroit Verizon IndyCar Series race that afternoon (3:30 pm on ABC andRead More

The District Detroit Announces Detroit’s Largest Residential Development Initiative in More Than 20 Years

TweetDETROIT  — Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for hundreds of new affordable and market-rate rental housing units across six buildings in The District Detroit’s initial phase of residential developments. Four existing buildings – The Alhambra, The American, The Eddystone and 150 Bagley – and two new-construction buildings will create an exciting mix of urban lofts and apartments in The District Detroit. This initial phase of residential development includes 686 units, 139 of which will be designated as affordable at no more than 80 percent of the Area MedianRead More

Enhanced Viewing and Access Options Highlight Changes at the 2017 Detroit Grand Prix

TweetDETROIT – As the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear draws closer, there are many new opportunities for fans to connect and enjoy the three-day motorsports festival on Belle Isle, June 2-4, 2017. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets and learning more about the event can access the new mobile-friendly Grand Prix website –  The fresh look for allows for easier usage both on desktop and mobile devices, and fans can easily access all of the great content the Grand Prix has to offer. This includes news fromRead More

46th annual St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair Returns in 2017 with New Interactive Sports Tent, Musical Acts and Online Ticket Purchasing Feature

TweetORCHARD LAKE, Mich. – The official kick-off to summer begins with the 46th annual St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair during Memorial Day Weekend in Orchard Lake, Mich. Hosted and sponsored by the St. Mary’s Preparatory Moms and Dads Club, the fair takes place Friday, May 26 through Monday, May 29, and benefits the students at the more than 130-year-old high school. The St. Mary’s Polish Country Fair is the nation’s largest high school fair, attracting more than 100,000 visitors each year. It is the kick-start to summer fun and sun,Read More