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A Day of Fun at the Fairmount Rock the Block!
The day couldn't have been more perfect for the Fairmount Rock the Block on Saturday July 29th. Neighbors from across Mohican Regent had a chance to visit the Detroit Public Library Mobile Library and visit with Junior Achievement! We appreciate Mike's Fresh Market for donating food for the event and we thank all of the community partners that made Rock the Block a tremendous success!
If You Missed June 25th's Rock the Block at the Garden, Don't Miss F airmount's Rock the Block on July 29th!
If you missed Rock the Block at the Community Garden last month, come on out to the Fairmount Rock the Block on July 29th. The event starts at noon and goes to 6pm. There will be food, music, raffle prizes, a bounce house and the Book Mobile for the kids and there will be a Hustle Party for the grown folks! You will also be able to become a member of the Mohican Regent Residents Association!
Fairmount Rock the Block will be held on the 13800 block of Fairmount (Between Reno/Hoyt). And as always, if you live within the boundaries of the Mohican Regent neighborhood (Shoeneherr/Gratiot/8-Mile/State Fair) and would you like to host a Rock the Block event on your street, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to seeing you around the block!
SAVE THE DATE!
JAZZ IN THE PARK, SATURDAY AUGUST 27TH, 3PM
Join us at Edmore-Marbud Park and enjoy the sounds of summer, clear your throat and join in with a little karaoke, grab a bite, and enjoy the sounds of summer at the 4th Annual Jazz in the Park!
On June 25th from noon - 6:00 pm MRRA residents are invited to come out to the garden to meet up, eat up, clean up and have some fun at Rock Block in the MRRA Community Garden at 14685 Eastburn off Gratiot Ave!
For individuals that are currently renting and may be considering homeownership, there will be representatives from the Detroit Land Bank, Fifth Third Bank Mortgage, and other homeownership professionals that can help you understand the process to getting into a home of your own from A to Z. Come by the garden at 14685 Eastburn, meet your neighbors and be a part of it all!
There will be giveaways, food,, music and a hustle session!
If you live within the boundaries of the Mohican Regent neighborhood (Shoeneherr/Gratiot/8-Mile/State Fair) and would you like to host a Rock the Block event on your street, let us know at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you around the block!
Last Session of the MRRA and Brilliant Detroit - Osborn Hub Financial Literacy Education Series - Buying a Car!
A car is one of the most important purchases most people will make, and buying and maintaining a car can be intimidating for many. The Mohican Regent Residents Association and Brilliant Detroit - Osborn Hub's final session examined the ins and outs of purchasing a car. Michael Stark of Fifth Third Bank led a lively session that provided an in depth walk through with practical and common sense steps and invaluable tips to make the most of your money on the car lot.
Each week, the sessions included refreshments and gift card raffles. This 5-week program was held each Saturday from May 7th to June 4th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm and included:
May 7th - Banking Basics
May 14th - Budgeting and Saving Money
May 21st - Credit Scores and Reports
May 28th - Buying a Car
June 4th - Preparing for Homeownership
Sessions are presented by Fifth Third Bank. bank staff. Stay tuned for our second series of financial literacy education programming beginning in October. If you would like to attend the future sessions, you can call 313-332-1069 to reserve your seat for the October sessions.
MRRA and Brilliant Detroit - Osborn Hub Financial Literacy Education Series
The Mohican Regent Residents Association and Brilliant Detroit - Osborn Hub is hosting a 5-week financial literacy education series at the Brilliant Detroit - Osborn Hub. The sessions are held each Saturday from May 7th to June 4th from 2:00 - 3:30 pm .
Topics and dates and times are:
May 7th - Banking Basics
May 14th - Budgeting and Saving Money
May 21st - Credit Scores and Reports
May 28th - Buying a Car
June 4th - Preparing for Homeownership
Sessions are presented by Financial Center Manager, Reginald Gilson, VP, Fifth Third Bank. If you would like to attend any of the sessions, you can call 313-332-1069 to reserve a seat.
Field Trip to Warrendale Community Garden!
On May 12th, the MRRA board took a trip to the Warrendale neighborhood to visit their community garden to see how they are cleaning up, planting and preparing for their spring and summer crops. The Warrendale community garden team of six have created a spectacular community garden that includes more than 30 raised beds that hold a wide variety of vegetable plantings. The garden also has flowers and a veterans memorial flower garden in the heart of the community garden.
Just a few lots down, they have installed an orchard with a nice variety of fruit trees. Directly across the street from the garden, they have installed a playscape for the neighborhood children.
Members are welcome to help themselves to all that the garden yields that includes vegetables like tomatoes, asparagus, beans, lettuce, cabbage, basil, watermelon, rosemary, garlic, onions, okra, and even corn! What remains is sold well below market price to the neighborhood and public at large. The proceeds from the sale of vegetables and fruit are used to help maintain the garden.
The field trip was a great way to collaborate and share ideas with another community organization working to make a difference in their neighborhood and in the city.
2021 Rock the Block
On Saturday, July 17, 2021, MRRA held a Rock the Block event on Edmore Drive between Regent and Anvil streets. Rock the Block is a summer revitalization project created to help bring neighbors together and help to clean up the neighborhood, one block at a time. There was music, raffles, and refreshments.
Mortgage loan officer, Michael Stark from Fifth Third Bank was on hand to provide information to residents interested in becoming first-time homeowners and also provided neighbors an opportunity to receive a free credit report.
Rock the Block was a great opportunity for neighbors to meet neighbors they've never met and have a little fun, too.
All neighbors are encouraged to participate by cleaning their yards and helping others clean theirs. Cleaning and gardening tools, and supplies were available for anyone that needed them.
There was also a homeownership education session presented by Fifth Third Bank, a MRRA membership drive, resources and information about affordable housing and down payment assistance programs, information on employment opportunities and more! Some community partners that participated were:
Fifth Third Bank
Black Family Development/My Brother's Keeper
City of Detroit
Communities First, Inc.
The Detroit Change Initiative
Mohican Regent Community Garden - We're Breaking New Ground!
There's a lot going on in the Mohican Regent neighborhood this summer but no event is more anticipated than the upcoming grand opening of the Mohican Regent Community Garden.
On Neighborhood Day, August 7t, 2021 at 11:00 am, The MRRA will be putting the finishing touches on the Mohican Regent Community Garden in anticipation of holding its grand opening.
Since 2019, the garden has been a labor of love for Mohican Regent members but, no one has dedicated more blood, sweat, tears and cash than Wendy Edwards, the brainchild behind the garden.
Wendy, along with MRRA president George Preston, vice president Tom Slone and others worked tirelessly to transform this once beaten down lot filled with trash, used needles and condoms and was once a popular hangout for drug addicts and prostitutes into a oasis in the neighborhood. She navigated through stacks of grant applications to find funding to start the project, rally volunteers to help plant trees, flowers and vegetables, paint and maintain the lawn.
Wendy, along with other MRRA board members and with the help of Camp Restore, did the bulk of the heavy lifting. Today, final touches including a foot bridge, fresh paint on the garden's shed and fresh mulch and raised beds for vegetables will be the culmination of two years of hard work. And now, the garden is almost ready to be opened for community use and enjoyment.
And, although many final aesthetic touches are till being put in place, in a garden, the work is never done. We are looking for volunteers to help maintain the garden and be available to attend teaching sessions that will be conducted by gardening experts.
If you are interested in lending a hand to help maintain the garden nd help to keep it a great space for the Mohican Regent neighborhood, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's going on in G7?
In 2019 and 2020, City leaders and residents came together to create a plan for the neighborhoods near Gratiot and 7 Mile in northeast Detroit This project is supported by the Strategic Neighborhood Fund, which is a $130 million commitment to implementing the recommendations of this plan and those in nine other areas of Detroit.
The Gratiot/7 Mile planning area includes neighborhoods bounded by East 8 Mile Road, Kelly Road, Houston-Whittier Avenue, and Schoenherr Road. The plan will look at stabilizing single family neighborhoods, multi-family housing and retail opportunities, as well as park, greenway, and streetscape improvements.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic most of the planning meetings were conducted via zoom and recordings of the meetings are available here if you missed any of the meetings or would like to reach out to the
This is your neighborhood and you have an opportunity to make your voice heard. You can provide input about improvements you would like to see in the G7 and the Mohican Regent neighborhood.
Contact for the G7 project: Khalil Ligon
Lead Urban Planner and G7 Project Manager
On Saturday November 21st, 2020, Mohican Regent neighbors took a socially distanced break from the pandemic to celebrate the end of the season with a Thanksgiving bonfire. Neighbors came together at the Mohican Regent Community Garden at Eastburn and Gratiot, to enjoy a cozy fire, a movie, hot cider, s'mores and donuts.
Thanks to MRRA Beautification Committee Chair, Wendy Edwards for coordinating the event, Wendy anticipates a bigger and better celebration next year that will be the ____ to user in the 2021 holiday season. Stay tuned for events throughout the year to benefit the community garden.
2020 Rock the Block!
On July 18, 2020, we kicked-off our first Rock the Block event for MRRA. At the Rock the Block, hosted by William Beal, neighbors came together to sign up for the 2020 U.S. Census, meet our local representatives, and find out what is going on in the neighborhood.
There was food, fun for the kids and an opportunity for residents to learn more about the MRRA aalso become a member of the MRRA.
Rock the Block is one of the MRRA's signature programs that will be held one Saturday a month from June - September. Members are encouraged to host a Rock the Block event.
Thank you for joining us on the green at Edmore-Marbud park on Thursday night. It was a cool night, with hot jazz and good company! Great performances from the Ethan Molenowski Jazz Quartet and 3/4 Step featuring Roger Tucker with special guest, Rodney Humphrey. The generous donation from Fifth Third Bank and the concert goers at our first Jazz in the Park concert will help support community programming in Mohican Regent. A portion of the proceeds will also be donated to Camp Restore. We can't wait for the 2nd Annual Jazz in the Park which promises to be bigger and better! We look forward to seeing you there!
The Mohican Regent Community Garden is a work in progress. When the MRRA purchased the lot, it was overgrown with weeds and was a dangerous eyesore littered with broken glass, syringes and other items dumped on the lot.
Over the past two years, the MRRA Beautification Committee led by Wendy Edwards transformed this Cinderella of a city lot into a beautiful space we can all be proud of and can enjoy year round.
New members are welcome to join the MRRA Beautification Committee. We are in need of three volunteers to help irrigate and the garden throughout the growing season beginning in mid-April, 2021. The community garden is located at Eastburn at Gratiot. Click here to see our work and visit this page often for up-to-date progress.
Gardening skills are not necessary. If you have the time and energy, we have the tools and supplies. Contact Wendy Edwards at email@example.com to join.
Look for the Orange Door!
Visit Brilliant House, 13800 Eastburn at Schoenherr, 313-733-7637
Brilliant Detroit is dedicated to building success in neighborhoods where families with children 0-8 have what they need to be school ready, healthy and stable. Brilliant Detroit does this by providing proven programming and support year round out of Brilliant Detroit homes.
Brilliant Detroit is a non-profit organization working in high-need Detroit neighborhoods, seeking sound answers to the state of early childhood education and literacy. The goal is to prepare their young children and families for school, work with partners, as well as the people of each neighborhood to implement evidence-based programs that address education, along with the health and development of children 0-8 and their families.
Only 14% of children read at grade level by third grade, a deeply troubling statistic with negative implications for kid success. Since third grade is the time when children begin reading to learn instead of learning to read, and given the third grade reading law going into effect next year that will hold children back if not proficient, the time is now to make a change.
Join the Mohican Regent Residents Association!
You are encouraged to attend the monthly association meetings. Each meeting is information-packed to provide Mohican Regent residents the latest news about what's going on in the community. Learn about neighborhood programs and initiatives, and come to share news about your block, and meet your neighbors.
Whether you own or rent, come share your voice! We are all stakeholders in the MRRA and these meetings are your platform to be heard, bring your ideas to improve the community, advocate for community programs and projects important to you that can lead to the improved quality of life for everyone!
Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month from March through November.
To find out what is happening in and around the community including:
Trash day and bulk trash day pick up
Local government news and announcements from your city representatives
News that directly affect Mohican Regent residents
Free programs and resources for Mohican Regent residents
You can also participate in:
Monthly prize raffles and more!
Annual membership dues are $25.00 per household. What you get for your membership:
Community safety patrol
Community and youth programming
Join the MRRA and be a part of making Mohican Regent an awesome place for you and your family! To join the MRRA, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mohican Regent Residents Association Community Garden
10am - 3pm
Thanks to a generous grant from Future City Detroit, in 2019 the MRRA Beautification Committee planted trees along the perimeter of the garden. Please come lend a hand to help continue to care for these young trees this year.
Spring - Fall
3rd Annual MRRA Jazz in the Park Fundraiser
August 21, 2021
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
14508 Edmore Drive
Bring a blanket, bring a chair! Come enjoy an evening of great entertainment at Edmore-Marbud Park with the Cass Tech Drum Line and Jazz Quartet, comedian Darryl Earl, T.H.E.M. and a jam session with 3/4 Step featuring Roger Tucker, one of Detroit's premier jazz groups. There will be a 50/50 raffle and food will be sold. A small donation of $5.00 is requested.