Entries by DTE Social Media Team

Fourth of July Celebrations across Michigan

Did you know July 4th wasn’t made a federal holiday until 1941? Today Americans celebrate our independence with friends, families and neighbors – with fireworks! Whether you’re planning a road trip or staying local, we’ve got a breakdown of Fourth of July celebrations happening across the state that will ensure family-friendly fun. Novi: Stars & Stripes […]

Why young people should gain some STEAM

Our world is ever-changing. A once booming industrial economy has evolved into one driven by science and technology with no signs of slowing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s projected that careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will increase by 9 million between 2012 and 2022. In recent years, educators […]

Things you never knew about Detroit’s “Big Three”

It’s a well-known fact that the “Big Three” are made up by General Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, and Ford Motor Company. It’s also known that these three companies started in Detroit. But what things are not as well-known about Michigan’s automotive history? Here’s a timeline we’ve put together: Henry Ford unveils his first car in […]

Safety with fireworks

Between Independence Day, BBQs and the general magic of summertime in Michigan, there’s so much to celebrate during the warm weather months in the Great Lakes State. And while setting off fireworks is a fun and beautiful way to celebrate the season, it’s important to understand how to be safe when using them. Read on […]

Weddings gone green: environmentally-friendly celebrations

With the progression of time, weddings have evolved from simple celebrations to elaborate ceremonies. While the focus of celebrating the union of two people in holy matrimony remains the same, couples have a wide array of options on how to commemorate this special day. Traditional. Rustic. Destination. Vintage. What’s one theme that gaining in popularity? […]

Michigan’s many trail systems

Tucked among the natural beauty of Michigan is a vast network of trails covering all corners of the state. Whether it be biking, hiking, riding or boating, these trails are perfect for quick getaways or week-long adventures across the state. Read more on just a few of the many trail systems to explore across Michigan. […]

City spotlight: Hamtramck, Michigan

Hamtramck (pronounced ham-TRAM-ik) may only cover 2.1 square miles, but for what it lacks in size, it makes up for in culture. Surrounded by neighboring city Detroit, and sharing a small border with Highland Park, Hamtramck has cemented itself as a historically rich city. Established as a township in 1798 by Colonel Jean Francois Hamtramck, […]

This month in Michigan history: June

Last month, we shared some fascinating events that took place in our state’s history and now we’re back again. From the opening of Michigan’s first hospital to the first Michigander in space, there’s been a lot to celebrate in the month of June. Read on for some interesting facts that took place in Michigan during […]