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United Way campaign starts with family meal
More than 400 people attend launch dinner at Eastern Market.        
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United Way uses family dinner to launch annual campaign
More than 400 people attend launch dinner at Eastern Market.        
96 points by Detroit Free Press | Fiat Sergio Marchionne Family Light-emitting diode Chrysler DTE Energy United Way Macomb Township Michigan
Petition: Detroit stadium roof causes light pollution
DETROIT — A petition is circulating that calls on Detroit's NFL stadium to turn off its blue nighttime roof lighting.The blue glow began last August as part of a $2 million renovation at Ford Field that added LED lighting with changeable colors and images to the roof, the Detroit Free Press ( ) reported.
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In petition, Ford Field's nightly glow is called light pollution
The Detroit Lions are lighting up Ford Field's roof and not all area residents are basking in the blue, nightly glow.        
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Ford Field getting new video boards
More upgrades are coming, according to a letter from Lions president Rod Wood sent to season ticket holders this week.        
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Public art project in Yakima delayed until spring
YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - A $450,000 public-art project in Yakima will not be lighting up the city until the spring. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports ( ) that according to city spokesman Randy Beehler there have been some challenges fabricating the project, called "Bins of Light." The delays should not incur ...
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See transformation of Akron's Lock 4 park through lighting, landscaping, music (video)
The Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition on Thursday showed off the new amenities the group is implementing at Lock 4 park as part of a $5 million Reimagining the Civic Commons grant. Watch video AKRON, Ohio - Ahead of this weekend's Downtown Akron Harvest Fest, the Ohio & Erie Canalway Coalition unveiled new year-round, multi-colored lighting at Akron's Lock 4 park and over the Route 59 bridge that brings the Towpath Trail into downtown Akron. Now, new jewel-tone LED lighting at Lock 4 shifts colors, reflecting off the Ohio & Erie Canal as it cascades over small waterfalls, and makes the old brick buildings glow with hues that deepen as darkness falls. Bright white lights twinkle from trees planted around the perimeter. For this weekend's festival, Adirondack chairs, beer garden-style tables and moveable furniture will be added to allow Akronites to relax and toast s'mores at open fire pits, while local vendors serve food and spirits. A movie will play on the side of the Civic Theatre. The Lock 4 project is one of the first the Canalway Coalition has implemented through its $5 million Reimagining the Civic Commons grant. A block away, the Route 59 bridge is also lit in vivid hues programmed to change color, creating waves and dappled effects. New cedar benches line the bridge, side-by-side with steel planters filled with colorful vegetation and signs to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, the Akron Art Museum and other areas of interest. It's all designed to make the space more inviting for downtown residents, workers, visitors and Towpath Trail users. "It's like an oasis," said Canalway Coalition President Dan Rice. "That's going to be our challenge. People are going to want to see more." To design the urban park, the Canalway Coalition is working with Groundswell Design Group, based in Philadelphia. Groundswell has led work on similar projects, designing spaces to be enjoyed in winter , along waterways and in warmer seasons. "We just gave Akron all the ingredients to make a great cake," said Groundswell president David Fierabend. Lock 4 will also offer outdoor games, such as giant Jenga, concrete ping-pong and cornhole. "People can come down here during the day and have a coffee and blow off steam," he said. Akron was selected for the grant to enable the Canalway Coalition to come up with effective ways to revitalize and connect public spaces along the Towpath Trail that bring together people from different backgrounds. The organization has reached out to the community over the past year to gather input from residents to assist in that process. Many additional projects are planned for the next three years along the Towpath Trail from downtown Akron to Summit Lake. Many of the improvements planned for the park will be showcased this weekend at the Harvest Festival. Harvest Fest to kick off public space improvements in downtown Akron
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Towson couple design athletic gear with built-in LED lights
Tim Polanowski's 2015 New Year's resolution was to follow-through with the next good idea he had. As it turns out, he came up with that idea before the month of January that year was out. He wanted to find a way to put LED lights inside athletic clothing, making a garment that is washable, lights...
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