Monday, December 01, 2008

WCO Mayoral Forum

The Warrendale Community Organization will host a forum for the various Detroit Mayoral candidates on Saturday, January 17 from noon until 3 p.m. This forum will happen in the gymnasium at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, which is located at 5780 Evergreen in Detroit's Warrendale neighborhood.

The first hour will be an informal meet and greet, where residents will have a chance to talk with all of the candidates on a casual basis. There will then be a moderated discussion of the issues beginning promptly at 1 p.m.

In the interest of time, the executive board of the WCO decided to only invite five of the eighteen candidates. A vote was taken at the WCO's annual holiday as to which five candidates should be invited. The membership decided to invite:
Each of the candidates will be asked a series of questions that were prepared by a committee of WCO members. After that, the floor will be opened for questions from attendees.

This forum is free and open to the public.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Mayoral Forum

The Warrendale Community Organization will sponsor a forum for mayoral candidates on Saturday, January 17 from noon until 3 p.m. in the gymnasium at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. The WCO will invite 5 candidates to address questions such as public safety & crime, economic development in the neighborhoods, mass transit and the City's budget problems.

Members of the WCO will vote at their holiday party on which 5 of the mayoral candidates should be invited. (See below for details on the WCO holiday party.)

More information about this event will be forthcoming on this blog.

Tip of the Week: Courville Containers

After my post about a couple in the Warrendale neighborhood who has been robbed 4 times this year alone, and who have gotten no assistance from the Detroit Police Department, I received a flood of suggestions about what can be done to minimize crime in the Warrendale neighborhood. With all of those suggestions in hand, I've decided to launch a new feature on the Warrendale (Detroit) Blog.
I call it the Tip of the Week. As much as I my schedule permits, I will endeavor to publish this one every Monday. It will include crime prevention and money saving tips as well as general information that's useful to know.

My tip this week has to do with the Courville containers that the Department of Public Works gives everyone in Detroit for their weekly trash collection. It turns out that a growing trend for criminals is to use those containers as something to stand on when they want to break into a home by entering one of its windows.

The Courville containers are widely available, which means that the criminal doesn't have to bring anything with them. Plus, they're the perfect height for a thief to use for entry through a window.

There isn't much that you can do about the City's use of Courville containers or their size. However, you can make it a lot harder for thieves to use them for illicit purposes by storing yours in a garage. The harder it is for a thief to break into your home, the more likely they will be to try.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Pony Rides in Rouge Park

The Friends of Rouge Park and the Buffalo Soldiers - Calico Troops will be giving pony rides on Saturday, August 9 starting at Noon. Please bring your family out and join them as we enjoy the outdoors and share our animals with the kids.

This event will take place at the Buffalo Soldiers Heritage Center (formerly the Detroit Police Department's horse barn) at Joy Rd. and Lahser in Rouge Park.

This is their first fundraiser!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Gracie See Pizza: Cool Warrendale Thing of the Week

The folks at Gracie See Pizza (6889 Greenfield, 313-581- 8070) recently competed in the International Pizza Challenge, which was held at the 25th Annual International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. They competed against pizza makers from around the globe and came in second place in the "Best Traditional Pizza" category.

Since the first and third place winners in this competition were both from Italy, I think we can confidently say that the best traditional pizza in America is made right here in Detroit's Warrendale neighborhood. (Take that NYC!)

Congrats to everyone at Gracie See Pizza! You are the Cool Warrendale Thing of the Week.