The 3rd Annual I’m Dreaming of a (No) Blight Christmas Party

Please join us Saturday, December 20th at 7:00 pm

at the Quack House

4127 Neff, Detroit, MI for

The 3rd Annual I’m Dreaming of a (No) Blight Christmas Party

Bigger and better than ever! This year it will be held in an actual blighted house! I promise there will be heat and running water by the time the party rolls around.

As usual, this is a party where people donate blighted gingerbread houses to be auctioned off Wayne County style to the highest bidder. The houses can be scary or funny. Some are even beautiful. They may be Detroit landmarks, or visions of the Detroit’s future. Some can even tell a story. Past entries included an apartment fire, The Heidelberg Project, and a future vision of a container hotel.

You can participate by donating a gingerbread house, bidding on a gingerbread house, donating to the fund, or just donating to the fun!

Proceeds from the silent auction go to benefit Cornerstone Village, Detroit’s vacant building board up fund. Food and drinks will be served. Feel free to bring a dish if you are so inclined….

Pedal to Keep Warm Followup:

Preparing for winter cold is not the same for everyone.  Waiting for the bus and walking to school in the winter cold will be warmer for some students this year.

Jim grenwick, president of the Cornerstone Village community association, presents the coats,hats, and gloves to assistant principal Pat Dennis.

Headed by Suzanne Scoville of Cornerstone Village; the coat, hat, and glove Drive was a success this October.

Please Join Us On!

Hello CSV Neighbor,

This is Cookie, The secretary of Cornerstone Village (CSV). I am writing on behalf of the CSV President, Jim G. Inviting you to join Nextdoor.

CSV Community is using a private online network called ‘Nextdoor Cornerstone Village’ on the Nextdoor site. This site is used to share community events, recommendations, items for sale, crime alerts, ideas about how to improve our neighborhood and more. This is a two way ‘Communicational freeway’ in the sense that we ALL are encouraged to post information that you wish to share as well as receive valuable community information.

Please create an account on this site. (It will ask for billing information, do NOT enter that information). The only information that is necessary to enter are your Name and Address. The address is used to identify that you are a Cornerstone Village resident. Once logged into the site, you will see posts from the CSV neighbors along with nearby communities (EEV, Grosse Pointe Farms, Denby and more).

After several days, a post card will be mailed to you. This is one way of verifying that you are in the CSV area. Once logged in, please read the help section for more info. Also review the Nextdoor guidelines (and CSV guidelines set by the CSV coordinator). The link is:

Tip: After creating your profile, you can hide your address by doing the following:
At the section that say: Show my address as: (Click button where it has Street only) This way, people will only see the street that you live on, not your full address.

Now, let’s get started so that we can welcome you to the site ;).

To those that have already joined, thank you for your support and participation!
The CSV Nextdoor link is: (Then click: Sign up located at the bottom).
If you have any problems regarding nextdoor, please feel free to contact me at
Please also see attachments (Nextdoor link and Revised Who to Call)

Happy Day to you!! J

August Community Meeting

Please join us for the August Community Meeting. This month’s meeting will NOT be at Salem Memorial Lutheran church.

Instead, the Cornerstone Village meeting will be at
4401 Conner Ave.
The office of O’Dell Tate and Toson Knight,
Department of Neighborhoods.

Agenda: Roll out of citizen web input to Property Status in our neighborhoods.

Again, the Cornerstone Village’s August 16, 2014 meeting will at
Warren Conner Development Coalition, office of District 4
Manager, O’Dell Tate 4401 Conner Ave. 48215.

Please note, The building is gated.

Balduck Park’s Opening Ceremony

Balduck Park's Opening Ceremony

According to Cookie, “Balduck Park’s opening ceremony. There was a great crowd there. The Cass Tech marching band was ‘off the hook’ . Willie Horton and some of the members from Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions made an appearance. Even Dave Bing made his presence there. Funding was provided as part of the ongoing relationship between UAW-FORD and Eagle Sports. The real honors goes to the kids that will be playing there. ‘Cheers’ to a great park.” (Photos by Jim Grenwick)

May Community Meeting (change of Location)

There will not be a meeting at Salem Memorial Lutheran church this month, we will meet instead at the

Cornerstone Village Community Garden. 

The garden is located on the corner of Hereford and Southampton.

Saturday, May 17 from 10:00a.m. – 12 Noon.

Please come prepared to assist at the garden, wearing comfortable shoes and clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty. Bring gloves, shovels, rakes (along with your positive attitudes and smiles :)). 

A light lunch will be served.

Hope to see you there!

(June’s meeting will be at our normal location – Salem Memorial Lutheran church)