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QLINE Streetcar

Trips to the big city rarely require a rental car and now the same can be said for Detroit, America's great comeback city. With the addition of the QLine and Detroit Bike Share program, The D has been deemed a spot for car-free vacations for the urban traveler by The New York Times.

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Eldorado General Store Chris Miele
Michigan Avenue begins in downtown Detroit but its history offers a tale all its own. What we see as a mighty path through Corktown and west dates back to the 1820s. Before it was designated as U.S. 12, this route for pioneers had earned the name Old Chicago Road. Let's take Michigan Avenue block by block and see what it holds today.

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This year, Feb. 28 is Fat Tuesday, the last day before the season of Lent where many Christians refrain from indulgent treats. For Detroiters it’s better known as Paczki Day, when local bakeries serve up dozens of traditional Polish pastries as a last chance to enjoy a sweet treat. Whether or not you observe Lent, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to try a “paczek,” as a single Paczki is called.

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Horizon League Felder Oakland University Athletics

The Little Caesars Horizon League Basketball Championships, better known to Detroiters as "Motor City Madness," will take place this year at Joe Louis Arena March 3-7. Both male and female teams from Horizon League's ten colleges – including Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy, Green Bay, Milwaukee, Northern Kentucky, Oakland, UIC, Valparaiso, Wright State and Youngstown State – will compete that weekend for the championship title.

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After you take in the shiny new models and futuristic concept cars this month at the North American International Auto Show, mark your calendar for a taste of car culture from the other side of the spectrum at Detroit Autorama Feb. 24-26.

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