Ferndale Friends Feb/March 2011

Ferndale Friends Feb/March 2011

(Crystal A. Proxmire, 3/5/2011)


The February/March Edition of Ferndale Friends hit the street just a couple weeks ago.  This local magazine features many profiles about people and businesses in our community.  Ferndale Friends is owned by Stephanie Loveless and this issue was edited by Ulises Silva.


Recently Ferndale Friends and Ferndale 115 attempted an advertising partnership wherein Loveless would be selling ads for The Ferndale 115 News.  While that aspect of the partnership did not pan out, an advertising/promotional trade remains.  While our respective editorial content remains separate, Ferndale Friends and Ferndale 115 continue to support each other as locally-owned media that deserve public support.


Ferndale Friends is available in print at many fine Ferndale area businesses.  They are also delivered to every home in the City, and to many surrounding communities.

This issue features a profile piece about yours truly, written by Jeannie Davis.  Amy Svireff has written a profile on local teacher Ryan Ennis, who wrote “The Thursday Surprise: A Story About Kids and Autism.”  Michelle Janssens Keller wrote a profile about Cantina Diablos.


“Zoom, Zoom, Zumba” is a feature about Body and Mind Fitness at 239 E. 9 Mile, written by Jack Arlan.  Ryan Ennis covered Elegance by Design. Ennis also wrote about the Ferndale Public Library’s Reading Program. Heidi Press wrote “A Slice of Heaven,” which is a profile about MiChigo Pizza which recently opened at 255 W. 9 Mile.


Bob and Mary Lenaway of Lenny’s Copy Center were profiled in a story about their Teddy Bear Ministry in another fascinating story by Rebecca Hammond.  She also wrote about the passing of Judy Bonds, who died at age 58.  Tom Gagne wrote an editorial called “Municipal Math,” and Bob Bruner said “Farewell Ferndale.”  Kat Bruner James wrote about the Good Neighbor Awards (nominations still being accepted).

A couple of my stories made it in, including Filming in Ferndale and Rib Burn Off Results.  Sherry Wells was profiled as “A Longtime Ferndale Friend,” in another piece by Hammond.  Darcie Brault wrote “Why my Kids Attend Ferndale Schools.”  Ann Heler gave a FernCare update.  Heather Coleman-Voss wrote the Career Coaches Corner.  Carol Jackson wrote about an event at AJs in a piece titled “Sending a Valentine’s Taste of Home to Our Troops.”


Kat LaTosch wrote “Affirmations Changes Lead to Opportunity.”  Jim O’Donnell wrote “Cool, Friendly, Free: Ferndale Public Library.”  Robbin Yelverton of Blumz wrote about the importance of choosing the right Valentine’s Day Gift.  Amy C. Svireff wrote “Art Therapy is for Everyone,” and Jennifer Goeddeke wrote “Where Everyone Can be a Masterpiece,” a profile about Signature Tattoo.


There are also plenty of great pictures from local photographer Bernie Laframboise.

Pick up at copy at nearly any business in Downtown Ferndale to read these great stories and more.  If you want more information about Ferndale Friends, contact Stephanie Loveless at stephanieloveless@gmail.com.




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