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Emily T Gail with Ken Jimenez, Gail and Rice about the Detroit Foundation Hotel NAIAS Charity Preview After Party Friday Jan. 18
January 17, 2019 07:07 AM PST
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This Friday evening January 18 at the Detroit Foundation Hotel Apparatus Room is the NAIAS Charity Preview After Party. Everyone is invited. No Cover. Come as you are. Starts at 8pm.

Ken Jimenez, Gail & Rice VP of Production & Entertainment, Bob Lambert GM Detroit Foundation Hotel and Jenn Life, Lifestyle Director DFH have created a evening with some Motown Music and some other fun entertainment.

I'll let you hear it from Ken. I do know Bob Lambert, GM Detroit Foundation Hotel and his team will have a warm welcome for Detroiters and visitors.

Emily T Gail w Ronnie V on LAVA 105 about Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
January 16, 2019 11:18 PM PST
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Always appreciate the support Mahalo Multi Media (LAVA 105 & KOA Country 107) give to The PGA TOUR Champions Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. aka PGA Champions MEC. There are good about doing ticket giveaways which listeners love. So I stopped by to tell the listeners more about the MEC and talk about who is playing, best way to watch, tee times... dis n dat about the MEC.

It’s starts tomorrow through Saturday Jan. 19

The MEC has been at this beautiful Four Seasons Resort Hualalai for 22 years. This is the 23rd year.

Jerry Kelly defends in a field that includes Fred Couples, John Daly, Tom Watson, Olin Browne, Rocco Mediate and many more. Over a million dollars has been raised for non profits and charities with funds going to the Rotary Club of Kona for their Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation. The wonderful 400+ volunteer effort is under the Rotary Club of Kona with Volunteer Co-Chairs Kris Hazard and Larry Webb grateful for every ones commitment. The Daniel Sayre Foundation and Big Island Junior Golf receive funds from the MEC as well. Daily $25. $45 for 3 day tournament pass. Juniors and military complementary.

There will be wonderful coverage of great golf and our beautiful Big Island and of course Four Seasons Resort Hualalai to viewers all over the world as Golf Channel will broadcast live all 3 days. For those of us lucky enough to be here I suggest go to Four Seasons watch the tournament live and then watch the replay at night on the Golf Channel.

To those of you on the mainland, we hope you will be watching and we send you aloha.

Emily T Gail with Jack Berry, fellow Detroiter and Recipient 2007 PGA Lifetime Achevement Award in Journalism
January 15, 2019 04:04 PM PST
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Who is Jack Berry? He's a long time dear friend of mine. He was a Sports Writer with the Detroit New for many years. He was awarded the 2007 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. He watched me grow up as a pretty good Junior Golfer in Michigan in the 60'-70's. Wrot some nice things about me and I love that he ran in our Emily Detroit Run's in the 70'-80'.

I took this story about Jack off the Golf Wire from 2007. What a career he has had and he is still very active with his writing and video story telling in many ways including with my good friend Art McCafferty's GLSP Michigan Golfer.

Jack Berry, the 2007 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism,was the 18th individual to be recognized with this Award. The award honors members of the media for their steadfast promotion of golf.In 1945, the year the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago Cubs in the World Series Jack Berry's father was the Detroit Tigers Traveling Secretary.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Jack Berry, of W. Bloomfield, Mich., whose five decades of reporting featured more than 70 of golf’s major Championships, as well as the promotion of the PGA Professional, has been named recipient of the 2007 PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism. Berry is the 18th individual to be recognized with this Award.

Berry, 75, will be honored April 4, 2007, at the 35th Golf Writers Association of America Annual Spring Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Augusta, Ga.

"It is with a great deal of pride that The PGA of America presents this award to Jack Berry, a professional who has enlightened us all by both his attention to detail and wit, and has captured the best in the game of golf in his work," said PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb. "Mr. Berry has spent his journalistic career covering the landmark events, but he also has been a tireless servant of the game by promoting local golf and elevating the PGA Professional’s vocation to the general public."

Born in Detroit, Berry began a lifelong love affair with sports as a baseball fan, following his father, Clair, who was the traveling secretary for the Detroit Tigers. Jack Berry picked up a golf club, his father’s wooden-shaft driver, for the first time in high school. He learned the game through the late PGA Professional Chet Jawor, who was PGA head professional for Detroit’s six municipal golf courses.

"I soon became a big fan of the PGA Professional," said Berry. "I always liked what they did for the game and all were good guys and completely different than the Tour professional. I was fortunate that the two newspapers where I worked (Detroit Free Press and Detroit News) had a good tradition of local golf coverage.

I enjoyed the opportunity to work with people in the community in covering golf. I am very honored to receive this Award, considering those who have preceded me."

Berry attended Marquette University from 1949-1951, and also served two years in the U.S. Army from 1952-54. Upon his discharge, he finished his college education and graduated from Michigan State University in 1956.

His journalism career began as a correspondent for United Press (1956-59), where he distinguished himself through his versatility, covering professional and local sports as the wire service’s sports editor for the state of Michigan.

Berry joined the Detroit Free Press in 1959, and spent the next 12 years on the sports staff. He marked his first Tour event when he covered the 1958 Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Mich.

His professional sports "beat" featured the Detroit Red Wings of the then-six-team National Hockey League; and he marked his first major Championship in 1961, at the U.S. Open at Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield Township, Mich.

Berry joined the Detroit News in 1971, and remained its premier golf writer through 1993, during which time he developed a relationship with Michigan PGA Professionals and the Free Press Junior Golf Program, which collaborated with the Detroit Recreation Department. It is a program "that was a forerunner to today’s First Tee in providing opportunities for young people to join the game," said Berry.

In 1984, Berry was named the 27th president of the Golf Writers Association of America, making him the second journalist from the Detroit News (preceded by John Walter in 1958-59) to hold that position. Berry also served as GWAA secretary-treasurer from 1990-98.

Following his Detroit News’ career, Berry became one of the most prolific golf freelance writers, with columns and features appearing in PGA Magazine, Chicagoland Golf and the Michigan Golfer. He is the recipient of the 1997 Golf Association of Michigan Distinguished Service Award. In 2003, he became the second journalist inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, joining the late Walter. Among the members of the Michigan Hall of Fame are legendary five-time PGA Champion and founding PGA member Walter Hagen, and 1953 PGA Champion Walter Burkemo.

Berry marked the 1986 Masters, when Jack Nicklaus conquered Augusta National Golf Club at age 46, as not only his most memorable golf event as a reporter, but also a defining moment in his life. Berry nearly died following the Masters. He was stricken with acute viral myocarditis two weeks earlier at the Players Championship. After enduring great pain and energy loss during the Masters, he arrived home to enter the emergency room of the local hospital.

"I arrived with heart, liver and kidney failure, and in shock," said Berry.

"I almost made the final six-footer."

Some two years later, Berry’s recovery was complete, as he competed in the New York City Marathon.

His reporting has also ventured into horse racing, where he chronicled Secretariat’s path to the 1973 Triple Crown; to Super Bowl VII, where the Miami Dolphins became the NFL’s first and only unbeaten championship team at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1973; and to Lake Placid, N.Y., where the 1980 United States Olympic Hockey Team upset the squad from the former Soviet Union in the famous "Miracle on Ice."

The PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism, first presented in 1989, honors members of the media for their steadfast promotion of golf. Past Award winners include: Dick Taylor, Herbert Warren Wind, Jim Murray, Frank Chirkinian, Bob Green, Dan Jenkins, Furman Bisher, Jack Whitaker, Dave Anderson, Ken Venturi, Jim McKay, Kaye Kessler, Nick Seitz, Renton Laidlaw, Bob Verdi, Al Barkow and Ron Green Sr.

The Award selection committee is composed of representatives from The PGA of America, PGA Tour, USGA, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, European Tour, Golf Superintendents Association of America, National Golf Course Owners Association, American Society of Golf Course Architects, National Golf Foundation and past recipients.

Emily T Gail with Kelly Fliear, Tournament Manager, PGA Champions Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai
January 06, 2019 09:34 AM PST
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I am at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai here on the Big Island of Hawaii. Doing this interview for Emily T Gail Talk Story Show with Kelly Fliear Tournament Manager PGA TOUR Champions Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. aka PGA Champions MEC.

It’s coming up January 17-19 which is a Thursday, Friday, Saturday. The MEC has been at this beautiful resort for 23 years. I am grateful for the opportunity to have worked on the MEC with the PGA Champions Tour since the first year.

Jerry Kelly defends in a field that includes Fred Couples, John Daly, Tom Watson, Olin Browne, Rocco Mediate and many more.

Over a million dollars has been raised for non profits and charities with funds going to the Rotary Club of Kona for their Rotary Club of Kona Community Foundation. The wonderful 400+ volunteer effort is under the Rotary Club of Kona with Volunteer Co-Chairs Kris Hazard and Larry Webb grateful for every ones commitment. The Daniel Sayre Foundation and Big Island Junior Golf receive funds from the MEC as well. Just $45 for 3 day tournament pass. Juniors and military complementary.

There will be wonderful coverage of great golf and our beautiful Big Island and of course Four Seasons Resort Hualalai to viewers all over the world as Golf Channel will broadcast live all 3 days. For those of us lucky enough to be here I suggest go to Four Seasons watch the tournament live and then watch the replay at night on the Golf Channel. We hope you will be watching and we send you aloha.

Emily T Gail - John & Judy Collins Co-founders Ironman Triathlon at 2018 40th Anniversary
October 20, 2018 11:51 AM PDT
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Emily met up with her long time friends John and Judy Collins Co-Founders of the Ironman back in 1978 and their daughter Kirsten while they were in Kona with the 40th Anniversary of the Ironman. Michael was not with us for the show as he was getting ready to participate in the Ironman.

We thought it would be a good time for John and Judy to get on record how the Ironman started and dispel the myth that it all started in a bar, as a challenge among a bunch of navy seals.

Thanks for watching.

Emily T Gail and Colleen Robar, Robar PR and Detroit Homecoming Program Manager
October 08, 2018 10:30 AM PDT
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Colleen and I were having a catch up conversation in her office at Robar PR on Burns and Jefferson ...

More of my reaching out to her about some of my visions for how to keep weaving and being a part of the Detroit community ...

Detroit Homecoming has been the last few years a wonderful support system for what I am doing in and for Detroit and for myself as I'm one of the small entrepreneurs/artists waking up every day working at figuring out how to be an expat who continues to contribute while creating some income for what I do in Detroit.

So I thought I would have Colleen share a few words about the 2018 Detroit Homecoming and spur of the moment turned on my voice memo to record.

While it was educational, informative which I love because I learn from the speakers and panel discussions things about Detroit I don't know and should know that would take me so much more time to learn on my own. It's a chance to meet and reconnect with expats and locals and it was also a lot of fun.

My heart is still filled with joy from the party at The Corner at Michigan and Trumbull aka Tiger Stadium on the Thursday evening. It got to do batting practice and Bettye LaVette an American soul singer-songwriter raised in Detroit whose 2005 album I've Got My Own Hell to Raise brought her deserved acclaim gave an intimate performance I'll never forget.

Colleen talks about the many new ways we were able to see neighborhoods and so many of the ways that so many are doing so much in Detroit.

Emily T Gail with Lisa Nuszkowski Founder and ED MOGO Detroit Bike Share
October 08, 2018 09:08 AM PDT
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Lisa Nuskowski who is the Founder and Executive Director of MOGO Detroit bike share arrived at the Detroit Foundation Hotel on a MOGO bike for a meeting with Darraugh Collins and Jennifer Lee, DFH and me at The Apparatus Room.

Lisa and I had time to tape this show before she headed off to a meeting a Eastern Market on .... yes a MOGO. Lisa talks about how MOGO was just an idea 6 years ago and what has gone into bring it along to the such success that it is being expanded not just to more neighbors but to the suburbs too.

I've been a huge admirer of Lisa's efforts since they rolled out MOGO Detroit which is part of Downtown Detroit Partnership whose efforts under the leadership of Eric Larson I also admire.

Thanks for listening.

Emily T Gail Talks Story with Brian Lindsay, HandleBar Detroit
August 23, 2018 11:48 AM PDT
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I have loved watching the people over the last few years on HandleBar Detroit. I see them when I am riding my bike around town. Singing, laughing and having a good time as they are going around downtown or whatever area the group chooses to pedal to ...

So finally his Sunday I've got a group going out for couple hours... related to something with the Detroit Historical Society and Detroit Foundation Hotel.

Brian Lindsey, owner with his brother Steve has been so helpful. I stopped by and met up with Brian and while we were talking I turned on my recorder and he shared how they started HandleBar Detroit and some interesting pieces to their back story.

.... what is neat is you can organize your own group or go as single ad join up with others.

Emily T Gail Talks Story with Vance Patrick, Detroit's Belle Isle Aquarium
July 23, 2018 07:45 AM PDT
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I met Vance Patrick at the farewell retirement party at the Detorit Historical Museum for Bob and Mary Ann Bury celebrating Bob's 16 years as CEO and Executive Director and their efforts as a team.

I had read about the reopening of the The Belle Isle Aquarium and when Vance Patrick who was at the helm along with others of getting the Aquarium reopened said come let me show you around I did so a few days later. As we were talking I decided to turn on my recorder and I am glad I did.

As always I record and no editing. It is what it is and I feel this was one very worthwhile conversation with Vance. I appreciate he took the time to educate me.

They get up to 5,000-6,000 people over the weekend who come enjoy the free admission and easy to walk through Belle Isle Aquarium. It was a steady stream of all ages coming through as we walked around.

Some history of the Belle Isle public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. Designed by noted architects George D. Mason and Albert Kahn,[5] it opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005.[2] The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers.[6] The 10,000-square-foot (930 m2) historic building features a single large gallery with an arched ceiling covered in green glass tile to evoke an underwater feeling.[1][7]

The aquarium was operated by the Detroit Zoological Society prior to the 2005 closure. It is currently operated by the Belle Isle Conservancy.

August 3, 2005, Detroit citizens voted to reopen the aquarium by an overwhelming margin (88% in favor, 12% opposed).[11] However, the vote was non-binding and the aquarium remained closed. In 2010, supporters of the aquarium were still trying to find donors to help defray the building's operating costs.[11]

Although the building was closed between 2005 and 2012, goldfish and koi from an outside pond were housed in the aquarium during the winter.[11] Each year in February, the aquarium opened for a day for the annual "Shiver on the River,"[11] a fund raising event to promote public support of Belle Isle non-profit groups including the Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium.[2]

On 14 August 2012, The Belle Isle Conservancy, a non-profit volunteer group established in 2011 from the merger of the Friends of Belle Isle Aquarium and other Belle Isle non-profit groups, announced the re-opening of the aquarium on a limited basis. The aquarium was reopened on 18 August 2012, the 108th anniversary of its opening.[citation needed] The aquarium is open Friday-Sunday 10am-4pm.
https://www.belleisleconservancy.org/belle-isle-aquarium

Emily T Gail Talk Story-Paul and Jennifer Eisenstein: TheDetroitBureau.com
March 29, 2018 10:43 AM PDT
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Paul and Jennifer Eisenstein and I met up at the Fish and The Hog in Waimea on Hawaii Island. I've known Paul Eisenstein, Automotive Journalist TheDetroitBureau.com since the late 1970's in Detroit when he was with WXYZ Channel 7 and a regular at Emily's Across the Street. However, we had not seen each other for 35+ years. Paul & Jennifer were on the Kona Coast for the roll out of the 2018 Hyundai Kona at the beautiful Mauna Kea Resort. I call Kona home. I call Detroit home. I feel a part of both communities and like many Detroiters who I meet up with here on Hawaii Island it was fun to learn they too have been here enough to feel very at home. So talking about Kona and the new 2018 Hyundai Kona was fun. And very interesting to hear Paul share what has to be considered when car names are being created.

I've listened on line for years to Paul's automotive related conversations from all parts of the world. It was very fun to finally reconnect in person and meet Jennifer and feel the Detroit bond while in Kona.

While they got out of the snow in Michigan to be in Hawaii and cover the roll out of the 2018 Hyundai Kona, it was winter like weather in Hawaii that week. I thought Paul shared that in a polite manner while also describing well all the different climates we have here on Hawaii Island and let it work for him while test driving the new Hyundai Kona. This is Paul's lead in to the story about the Hyundai Kona on his website TheDetroitBureau.com

by Paul Esisenstein ...

So much for palm trees swaying in a sunny, South Pacific breeze. The wind is blowing, all right, but the normally desert-like Kona Coast is anything but warm and dry as we head out for a day’s drive across the Big Island of Hawaii.

Actually, we’re just fine with that, as it gives us a chance to put the new 2019 Hyundai Kona through its paces as we explore one of the most ecologically diverse places on the planet. By the time we wrap up we’ll experience just about every sort of weather one can imagine short of snow – and at the top of Saddle Road, which cuts between the currently dormant Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes, even a blizzard is possible.

We’ve spent nearly 12 hours in the air flying to, yes, Kona, Hawaii to see just how well the new Kona crossover lives up our expectations. Hyundai was slow to recognize one of the most dramatic shifts in the automotive market, the rapid shift from sedans and coupes to SUVs and crossover-utility vehicles. As it rolls into dealer showrooms across the U.S. in the coming weeks, it becomes the Korean brand’s third utility vehicle, joining the compact Tucson and midsize Santa Fe – with an assortment of others, including the hydrogen-powered Nexo, to follow.

On a personal note:

I signed up for Paul's at the TheDetroitBureau.com. I'm new to his website. After seeing all the stories I get what he means when he says he loves what he does because he is not just talking and covering stories about cars. So many subjects and interesting people that are part of the tapestry of all the back stories related to the automotive industry he shares on the site. I love learning.

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