Sunday, July 21, 2019

Warrendale heat wave

Iced tea - Stockphoto from Pixabay

As the heat index continues to climb to 100+ degrees, I wish to remind everyone in the Warrendale neighborhood that days like today are the reason why the Good Lord invent iced tea, lawn chairs, and shade trees.

Stay safe out there, Warrendale. I hope everyone enjoys the day.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Happy anniversary

Happy anniversary, everyone! It was 50 years ago today that humanity walked on the Moon for the first time.

I hope and pray that the success of the Apollo missions, as well as NASA's upcoming Artemis missions returning us to the Moon and pushing us onward to Mars, will continue to inspire Americans for generations to come. It is the destiny of humanity, I believe, to push our boundaries and go where we have never gone before.

Again, happy anniversary to everyone.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

It must be Wednesday

Wednesday the Warrendale Camel - Photo by Frank Nemecek

My dear readers, today simply has to be a Wednesday.

I say this because earlier today I saw a very happy looking camel walking along Whitlock St. in Warrendale. I have named this camel Wednesday. Wednesday the Warrendale Camel, that is.

I'm confident that Wednesday will soon be one of the more popular tourist attractions in Detroit

Please feel free to share any photos that you happen to catch of Wednesday in the comments section of this blog.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Detroit is the most stressed city in USA

Alone - Image by Grae Dickason/Pixabay

According to a report that was released earlier today by WalletHub, Detroit is the most stressed city in the United States. The three key driving factors in our stress levels according to their research is our poverty and divorce rates as well as Detroiters not getting enough sleep. A below average amount of job security in the Detroit area also plays a role in our stress as does traffic congestion in the region.

As part of my Tip of the Week feature, therefore, I would like to pass along some advice from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control on healthy ways one can better deal with stress.

  • Take care of yourself. This includes eating healthy, well-balanced meals, exercising on a regular basis, and getting plenty of sleep.
  • Talk to others. The CDC recommends sharing your problems and how you are feeling and coping with a parent, friend, counselor, doctor, or pastor.
  • Avoid drugs and alcohol. These may seem like they are helping with stress. However, in the long run, they are creating more problems and increase the stress you are already feeling.
  • Take a break. If news events are causing your stress then take a break from listening or watching the news.
Readers may find additional advice on dealing with stress in a healthy manner - including advice specifically for parents, young people, and school personnel by visiting their website here.

With this advice, I can only hope that Detroit will not be the most stressed city in the United States in 2020.

These tips are brought to you by the Warrendale (Detroit) Blog as part of our semi-regular Tip of the Week feature. Please check back every Monday for more advice on your home, money, and life.

Also, be sure to follow the author, Frank Nemecek, on Twitter and Instagram as @fnemecek for more great information.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Anyone want a free boat?

Abandoned boat in Warrendale - Photo by Frank Nemecek
If anyone would like a free boat, there is an abandoned one available on Warwick, just north of W. Warren Ave. It even comes with a trailer.

The boat obviously needs some work. However, it's free and its trailer is in very good condition.

The Detroit Police Department tagged this boat for removal almost a month ago. However, as of this afternoon, it's still there.

Abandoned vehicle notice on the boat - Photo by Frank Nemecek
If you can get to this boat before the Detroit Police Department does, I don't think anyone will complain as you haul it away.

Happy sailing, Detroit.

Expanding Project Greenlight

I would like everyone's opinion on the proposed expansion of Project Greenlight.

For those who aren't already aware, since January of 2016 more than 500 businesses in Detroit have voluntarily installed high-definition video cameras on their property that are monitored by the Detroit Police Department. This program was expanded to include such cameras in public housing facilities last year.

There is now a plan to expand it again to include cameras on our traffic lights. Some people believe this is an unnecessary intrusion into our privacy. Other residents counter that it helps the police and lowers crime.

I would like to know how my readers feel about this. I've posted a survey form below. I also have a similar one on Facebook. I look forward to hearing thoughts from all of my readers.

With that said, do you support Project Greenlight as it currently is? How do you feel about expanding it to include video cameras on traffic lights?

Please let me know what your thoughts are. I'll report the results from these polls in another week.

Monday, July 01, 2019

Detroit police arrest man for reckless driving in Rouge Park

Tire marks in Rouge Park left by doing donuts - Photo by Detroit Police Department
A 25-year old male decided that it would be a cool idea to speed through Rouge Park and do donuts in the street. All of this happened on Saturday, June 29 near the Brennan Pools.

The Detroit Police Department, however, wasn't having it. He was arrested for reckless driving and his car was impounded. Police chief James Craig said in a statement on Twitter, "We are not going to tolerate this blatant disregard for public safety in our city. More to come."

The car being impounded - Photo by Detroit Police Department
I would like to thank the Detroit Police Department for their response. The Warrendale and surrounding neighborhoods are safer with this idiot off our streets.