George H.W. Bush Downriver Residency

George H.W. Bush Downriver Residency By Bethany Newton Grosse Ile used to be home to a Naval Air Station Base that former President George H.W. Bush was once stationed at. The base opened in 1927 and operated until 1969. During the…

Laurie Pawlaczyk

Laurie Pawlaczyk is our Recipe Contributor offering healthy and fun dishes that are adaptable to your choice of food genre. You can find Laurie's recipes on our Recipe Page.

Kevin Harrison – Hometown Hero

Downriver History Compiled by Local Man By Bethany Newton We have a different spin on this month’s Hometown Hero.  This historical hero has a true commitment and passion for the Downriver community, especially to preserve the rich…

Notable People From Downriver

Notable People From Downriver STEVE AVERY, former MLB pitcher, Trenton, MI JOE C., rapper and groupie for Kid Rock, Taylor, MI LLOYD CARR, former U of M football coach, Riverview, MI ARCHIE CLARK, former NBA guard,…

Registered Downriver Historic Places

Columbia Steamer (Boblo Boat) LOCATION:  Currently in New York State INDUCTION:  1979 NOTES:  Moved from its port outside River Rouge in the autumn of 2015. St. James Episcopal Church LOCATION:  Grosse Ile Township…

Vintage Downriver Businesses

Downriver has always been a mecca for mom-and-pop restaurants. Many "big-box" stores and restaurants have also called Downriver their home. For whatever reasons, these establishments have left the area or the entire commercial market but…