Belle Isle slide reopens + Detroit Jazz Festival is live

Hello everyone. It’s me, Dylan Siwicki, your host of the Detroit Daily. Here’s all the community news you need to know right now.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Partly sunny and beautiful. High: 83 Low: 62.


Here are today’s top stories in Detroit:

  1. The historic Belle Isle waterslide reopens Friday after workers made some adjustments to keep runners from bouncing all the way through, Belle Isle Park officials said. DNR officials said they scrubbed the surface of the slide and sprayed a little water on the slide between rides to help control speed. (Detroit Patch)
  2. The Detroit Jazz Festival is relive. Chris Collins appeared on “Live in the D” with host Tati Amare to talk about what to expect at the 43rd annual event. (WDIV ClickOnDetroit)
  3. The Jackson County Animal Shelter helped two kittens get adopted Monday morning after turning them into celebrities when she asked someone to adopt the “two-headed cat” on Friday afternoon. (Michigan crest)
  4. Two men were arrested on Thursday after police said they smashed a car window and stole the sterling wheel from a Dearborn parking lot. Moreover, the police believe that the two men stole many shuttlecocks in the Detroit metro, responsible for much of the rise in steering wheel thefts in the area, police said. (Dearborn patch)

Today in Detroit:

  • Moving in Webinar – Wayne State University – Events (1:30 p.m.)
  • K-2 Elementary Open House – Practice 2 (5:30 p.m.)
  • First American aviator: Harriet Quimby in person (7:00 p.m.)
  • Spirit and Truth – St. Stephen AME Church (7:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Detroit Historical Society: “On August 22, 1908, this postcard from our collection is postmarked, showing a municipal bus parked in a station with a ticket office.” (Detroit Historical Society via Facebook)
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra:Music that moves the city!” Join us for an unforgettable season featuring Beethoven & Mendelssohn, Terence Blanchard, The Music of ABBA, and more! Buy your tickets today at dso.org. (Detroit Symphony Orchestra via Facebook)
  • Detroit Public Television: “Missed Il Volo: Ten Years Yesterday? No worries, celebrate your favorite trio again TONIGHT at 9 PM ET!” (Detroit Public Television via Facebook)
  • Michigan Autism Alliance: “Thank you DTE and others for supporting the 2022 Autism Heroes Walk! The support of partners like you makes this event possible. Don’t forget to register for this year’s event at aaomwalk.com .” (Michigan Autism Alliance via Facebook)

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You are officially informed for today. See you tomorrow for another update!

Dylan Siwicki

About me: I was born and raised on the Westside of Detroit, in the hard-working Polish neighborhood of Warrendale. I am a Detroit Public School graduate who fought hard to earn my education. My aspiration to journalism came when I was young, when I started following the corruption scandal of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. My first break into the world of journalism began with the opportunity to work at the Michigan Journal, where I primarily reported on campus and local news throughout the Dearborn community. I finally worked my way to the news editor. So, with first-hand experience growing up in a close-knit neighborhood, I know the importance of delivering news and telling stories that impact local communities. And as the latest news editor at Patch for Metro Detroit, it’s my job to deliver that news. So feel free to contact me about new tips or your own unique experiences at [email protected]

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