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First Stop Friday Recap from FPL

May 9th 2011

Once again, the talent around town astounds me. This past friday, Electric Lion Soundwave Experiment and Robin Goodfellow blew the doors off the library’s community room. Electric Lions were loud in every good way and Robin Goodfellow was poppy and so danceable, I thought I might realize my dream of a dance party in this joint. To top it all off, everyone in both bands was lovely. There are lots of good people in Detroit bands, and don’t let anyone tell you differently.

Recycle Electronics and Help Children’s Charity

May 9th 2011

An opportunity has come up to recycle stuff for free, and not only that, the recycling company is offering an amazing 65% of the proceeds to the partnered charity, the Pediatric Speech and Language Disorders Scholarship Fund at Beaumont Children’s Hospital.

Simply bring your electronic junk to the C! Tech Solutions office at 2550 Hilton Road in Ferndale from 11AM to 7PM on Wednesday, May 11th. A full list of the acceptable electronic items can be found here.

Are You Ready for Moo Poo?

May 9th 2011

It’s not every day that crowds of people stand around cheering on a cow as it decides where to take a dump. But for a lucky Moo Poo Plot owner, that cow’s pile will mean a prize of $1,000.

Valentine Vodka Celebrates Grand Opening

May 8th 2011

The long-anticipated Grand Opening of Valentine Vodka, at 161 Vester Street, has arrived. On Friday, May 20, the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce will host a public ceremony and ribbon cutting at 4:30pm for the Valentine Vodka Martini Bar and Metro Detroit’s only micro-distillery. Afterward, guests are invited to imbibe on a selection of specialty cocktails and infusions throughout the evening.

Ferndale Area Artists Right at Home in Rust Belt Market

May 8th 2011

…Oxford couple Chris and Tiffani Best have transformed the space into a year-round venue for local artists, which is now open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-7pm. There are now artsy murals on the walls, sculptured architectural features, fascinating tree-branch lights hanging from extra high ceilings, and a stage in the center of the building and live music that adds to the ambiance….

Fern Care Releases Six Month Review

May 8th 2011

So far 151 people without health insurance have been treated in the first six months of the Fern Care Free Health Clinic according to their recently released six month review…

Ferndale Teen Makes Pancakes for Peace

May 6th 2011

Knittel uses only Michigan made, real maple syrup to top his delicious flapjacks. For more information about the fundraiser, go to https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=214369501924879. It takes place from 10am-1pm at Lola’s Salon at 23908 Woodward Ave. Pancakes are $1 each.

Oak Park Puppy Missing

May 5th 2011

…If you have found a puppy matching that description, please call Lisa at 248.730.1109. Note that this picture is a couple months old and Piper is bigger now.

FERNDALE VIEW: Law Day

May 5th 2011

In 1961 Congress designated May 1 as Law Day to remind us of our commitment to the rule of law. This year, the chosen theme is, “The Legacy of John Adams, From Boston to Guantanamo.” Of course, John Adams, the first lawyer president, defended the British soldiers involved in the “Boston Massacre” in 1770 because of his belief in the rule of law, particularly when representing unpopular clients.

Cupcake Station’s Sweet Opening

May 5th 2011

On Thursday, April 21, 2011 The Cupcake Station opened at 301 W. 9 Mile. The Cupcake Station offers a large variety of specialty cupcakes made fresh each day from scratch. As part of their Grand Opening Celebration they gave away 500 free cupcakes. Thank you to Stacey Jamison and Jason Dutra for sending in pictures of Ferndalians welcoming in one of Downtown Ferndale’s newest businesses.