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4 Seasons in Detroit

Spring Things to do in Detroit

Spring is a great time in the area. The winter is over, and people are coming outdoors again. Right around April and May is when more outdoor events and activities start being held. Also, the Red Wings are usually in the playoffs and the Tigers will just be starting their baseball season. Heading to Eastern Market is also a good idea to get the new flowers from many of the vendors down there.

Summertime Things to do in Detroit

Summertime is my favorite month to do activities and things around the area. The weather is nice (although we can get the occasional heat wave). Places like Campus Martius, Chene Park, the Public Library, and more, offer many summertime concert. Many of which are free (with the exception of Chene Park). Also, the summer is the primetime for festivals at Hart Plaza during the weekends. There's usually a festival going on every other weekend. Minus the major attractions, it's just nice to go out and relax and enjoy the weather. Also, if you are a golfer, there are plenty of golf courses around the area. Biking is also a great thing to do in the warm weather.

Fall Things to do in Detroit

The fall is also a good time in the D. In the early fall, the weather hasn't gotten terribly cold yet, and there are still outdoor events, concerts, and festivals. There are also some good day trips you can take to apple orchards around the area. One of my favorite things about this time of the year are the sports teams. During this time you have basketball (Pistons), football (Lions, Michigan, MSU), baseball (Tigers), and of course hockey (Red Wings). People do love their sports teams around here so check em out!

Winter Things to do in Detroit

Winter usually keeps everyone indoors, but don't let that stop you from being active and out and about. You can still check out Pistons, Lions, or Red Wings games, head to Great Lakes Crossing, or even see how good you are at ice skating down at Campus Martius. Also, if the winter blues have got you down, checking out the Belle Isle Conservatory. might bring your spirits up. There are also concerts all over the area, and great Michigan Ski Resorts are only a short trip away. They make for nice getaways.

About Grand Blanc

The City of Grand Blanc is located in southeast Genesee County 10 miles south of Flint and 60 miles north of Detroit. The City occupies an area of approximately four (4) square miles.

"Grand Blanc", which literally means "Great White", was originally settled by Chippewa Indians. French traders arrived before 1800 and gave the town its name. By 1823, pioneer families began setting up trading posts and settling on the abundant farmland which sold for $1.25 an acre. The railroad added more work and growth to the small community in 1862. The village of Grand Blanc was the first in the state to consolidate its schools in 1904. Grand Blanc adopted its City Charter on March 4, 1930.

Today, residents of Grand Blanc are fortunate to have many services and programs available to them. Parks and Recreation activities, Senior Citizen services, McFarlen Public Library programs, and Community Education courses are available to satisfy many diverse interests. The Heritage Museum preserves the history of the area. The school system is one of the best in the State of Michigan. Opportunities for shopping and dining are available in the City, as well as medical and dental facilities. Churches of all denominations are present throughout the area. Bus, train and air transportation are easily accessible.

The name "Grand Blanc" is synonymous with "Golf"! Located within the Grand Blanc community are many fine public and private golf courses. Warwick Hills Country Club, situated just south of the City limits, was host to the annual Buick Open Golf Tournament, the first corporate sponsored PGA tour and the only PGA tour event held in the State of Michigan, for 50 years. Debuting in 1958, the Buick Open became one of the PGA Tour's most prestigious events. In 2009, Buick announced that it would no longer sponsor the Open. The final tournament was won by Tiger Woods.

Grand Blanc, priding itself on its small town atmosphere and friendliness, is an excellent community in which to work and live.


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