Thanksgiving is here, and we’re ready to help you navigate
Thanksgiving in Detroit is always a little different because of the two major traditions, America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Detroit Lions football game. This year is also unique with M-1 Rail construction running down Woodward Avenue. The city’s website is full of good information about street closures, parking information and details about free rides on the Detroit People Mover.
If you’re feeling nostalgic, My Detroit Cable has two great videos on the history of the Detroit Lions Thanksgiving Day game and a look behind the scenes of the parade.
As a reminder, all city departments are closed for normal business on Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 28 in observance of the holiday.
Deadline for applying for FEMA relief set for December 14
If you were a victim of flooding in August, there is still time to apply for relief. To register for FEMA assistance, citizens MUST DO one of the following by December 14, 2014. To apply:
Call FEMA at 1-800-621-3362
Apply ONLINE at www.DisasterAssistance.gov
Hearing or Speech impaired applicants should call 1-800-462-7585
If you use 711 or VRS call 1-800-621-3362
Both numbers are operational 7 am - 11 pm (EDT), seven days a week.
District 6 and District 7 to host Side Lot Sales Fair December 6
Purchasing the vacant lot next to your home from the City of Detroit used to take months, but for parcels that were recently transferred to the Detroit Land Bank Authority, that process has been streamlined considerably. In some cases, people attending the Side Lot Fairs in City Council Districts 6 and 7 will be walking away with the clear title to their new side lot. More information on the fair, and on the side lot program can be found at www.BuildingDetroit.org.
For more information on upcoming Recreation and Community Events, click here.
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