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Bikes Abound in 2012 Green Cruise (w/video)

August 13th 2012

The annual Sierra Club Green Cruise was held Aug. 11, 2012 with dozens of people coming to Downtown Ferndale to celebrate non-motorized transportation. The event is an ecofriendly alternative to the Dream Cruise event which will be the following weekend.

Ferndale’s Parkour Ninja (w/video)

August 11th 2012

He said parkour “helps you get through on an everyday basis. Every time you confront an obstacle. The big question every day is ‘how do I do this?’…The self-esteem boost you get when you land a move, your self-esteem goes through the roof. I’ve been happy all week because of a new move. It feels so good. And yes you do get an adrenaline boost from it.

Library Trustee John Sterritt Resigns, Board Seeks Applicants…

August 10th 2012

John Sterritt, Trustee and former President of the Ferndale Public Library Board, announced his resignation at a recent library board meeting. His resignation is effective on August 23, 2012 at 11:00, following the board’s regular August meeting.

Primer for the Improv Festival

August 9th 2012

Just in time for Go Comedy’s Detroit Improv Festival to throttle to us faster than a zop to a zap.

It’s going to be a big weekend full of big names, out of town amaze-a-tron groups, and local super stars.

In order to prepare out of towners for what they will encounter. I’ve put together a general description, otherwise called a stereotype of a Detroit improviser

Struggles, Pride and Support all shared at Trans Pride

August 9th 2012

Bonnie Gibson doesn’t usually “do the whole group thing,” but she did make the trek across the border from London, Ontario to attend her first Transgender Pride in the Park, which took place Aug. 4th at Geary Park in Ferndale.

Credit scores and car insurance: if you don’t succeed, try again

August 9th 2012

The bill, H.R. 6129, titled the Ban the Use of Credit Scores in Auto Insurance Act, would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act so that reports on consumer credit can’t be used in the underwriting process.

Bedside Nurses, Value Yourselves

August 9th 2012

As each nurse entered my sister’s room it became obvious if they were just in a job or really in their element. The nurse’s comfort level in her knowledge was evident in her teaching and explanations. And I respected that. I needed the information. My sister needed it. With the facts came a pathway to change, and with the teaching the nurse lit the way.

Library Changes Hours Starting Sept. 4

August 9th 2012

The new hours will go into effect on Tue. Sep. 4, after the Labor Day holiday.

New Library Hours

Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday – CLOSED

Primary Election Results

August 8th 2012

Election Results:

The Arts Millage Passed in all three counties. In Oakland County it passed by 63.68%.

The SMART Bus millage got renewed with 79.24% voting in its favor.

Hazel Parks Schools voters passed two millages, each with about 57% of the vote.

And Helaine Zack has won the Democratic primary for County Commission. She will face Republican Steve Zimberg on November 6. …

Green Cruise is Aug 11

August 5th 2012

The Annual Sierra Club Green Cruise takes place on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 with a variety of mass bicycle rides to choose from. The Green Alley is the grand finish line where bicyclists and other visitors can enjoy samples of healthy foods and talk to various vendors. There is a Green Parade celebrating human-powered modes of transportation, and there are often unusual costumes, bicycle decorations and unique pedal-powered contraptions.