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This year, Feb. 9 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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The North American International Auto Show, taking place Jan. 11-24, attracts car enthusiasts from all ends of the earth, gathering to witness the debut of next-generation products and technologies. The Motor City is packed full of other automobile-related attractions, however, which is why automobiles auto-matically came to mind for this Detroit 10 list.


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Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. To prepare you for the crowds and help you find the best Black Friday shopping, we’ve compiled a list of some of the top metro Detroit malls and shopping centers.


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Detroit is one heck of a sports town. We have long traditions (did you know the Detroit Tigers as a club are older than the New York Yankees?) and loyal fans who stick with our teams through thick and thin, making for fun experiences you’re going to want to be a part of when you visit.

Whether it’s the Tigers, Lions, Wings or Pistons you're cheering on, there’s some must-have sports gear, “battle gear,” if you will, that Detroiters should collect or adorn themselves with. Here are our 10 collector's item suggestions:


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Detroit is entrepreneurship. Detroit hustles harder. Detroit is a comeback city. Detroit is where Richard Branson and the Virgin Atlantic team want to be and they made that clear by establishing a daily, direct route from London, England to Detroit, Michigan. 

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