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An author’s ‘love letter’ to the City of Detroit

An author’s ‘love letter’ to the City of Detroit

  By Alan Madlane Elisa Sinnett is a teacher with the Hamtramck Public Schools, who also happens to be a writer. Her newest book is called “Detroit Fairy Tales,” and,…

Videographer focuses his lens on his home city – Hamtramck

Videographer focuses his lens on his home city – Hamtramck

  By Alan Madlane Syed A. Khair is a fan of his adopted town, Hamtramck. Luckily, it turns out that he is also a skilled video creator. One with a…

Police department is prepared for aiding those with autism

Police department is prepared for aiding those with autism

  By Alan Madlane The Hamtramck Police Department has a new program to help the department engage, in a positive manner, with persons on the autism spectrum that they may…

What parents should know about sending their child to kindergarten

What parents should know about sending their child to kindergarten

  By Charles Sercombe Enrollment for preschool and kindergarten is underway in the Hamtramck Public School District. We asked the district’s Coordinator of Pupil Services, George Blankenbaker, to talk about…

HPS students once again shine in oratory competition

HPS students once again shine in oratory competition

      By Charles Sercombe As usual, the students in the Hamtramck Public School District’s oratory program racked up another impressive year. District teacher Rahiel Housey-Johnson has been the…

HHS graduate aims high in her college education

HHS graduate aims high in her college education

  By Alan Madlane We got a press release recently, alerting us to the fact that a local and recent Hamtramck grad, specifically from Hamtramck High School, was making waves…

Hamtramck historical author takes aim at crime and murder

Hamtramck historical author takes aim at crime and murder

  By Alan Madlane Greg Kowalski, Executive Director of the Hamtramck Historical Museum and a prolific author sometimes fondly referred to as “The Hemingway of Hamtramck,” has yet another city-themed…

Paczki Day carries on despite the pandemic — just not the same

Paczki Day carries on despite the pandemic — just not the same

By Charles Sercombe Paczki Day this year got a one-two punch in its jelly gut. First, there is the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that has crippled social contacting and hours of…

Now here’s a drink to celebrate Paczki Day …

Now here’s a drink to celebrate Paczki Day …

  By Alan Madlane It’s no secret that the alcohol market has blown up in the past 20 or more years. It started with a lot of small, or “micro-,”…

Ukrainian Museum features works by local Ukrainian artists

Ukrainian Museum features works by local Ukrainian artists

By Alan Madlane There’s still some time to catch the latest exhibit at the Ukrainian Museum here in Hamtramck. Dubbed “A Winter Exhibit: Ukrainian American Artists,” the exhibit continues until…