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Puppy love

June 20th 2012

At first it was a strong two-name race, between Charlie and Walter. They duked it out. Then, out of nowhere, Maxwell entered the race as a dark horse. They remained basically in a three-way tie almost to the end.

Affirmations to host first in Michigan: LGBT Job Expo June 21

June 19th 2012

But even though the legislature has a long way to go, Affirmations Community Center wants people to know that LGBT workers are valued and sought after by companies that do work in the state. Up to twenty such employers are coming together for Michigan’s first LGBT Job Expo at Affirmations on June 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Women leaders in the Detroit bicycle movement

June 19th 2012

Detroit’s ever-growing bicycle scene is largely due to women leadership.

The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, SDBA, Midtown Detroit, Wheelhouse Detroit, Fender Bender, DECC, MTGA, Criterium Detroit City, etc.

And that influence continues to grow.

Clinton Snider: Painter Among the Ruins of Modernity

June 19th 2012

The exhibition of Clinton Snider’s new paintings runs through June 30, at Susanne Hilberry Gallery, 700 Livernois, north of 8 Mile, in Ferndale. Visit http://www.susannehilberrygallery.com/ or call 248-541-4700 for information.

Ferndale Schools Celebrate 525 Graduates in 2012

June 18th 2012

As the school year ends, so does the high school career for 525 Ferndale Schools graduates who earned their diplomas this year. Ferndale High School graduated 195 students, University High School graduated 90 students, and Adult & Alternative Education graduated 240 students.

After Years of Searching, Ferndale Father and Son Finally Meet

June 17th 2012

It wasn’t until 26 years later that Jason finally tracked down the man who helped make him, with a shot in the dark Facebook post and a group of tight-knit Ferndale alumni providing the critical piece to the puzzle.

Mackinac Bridge Jesus Reading June 21st

June 15th 2012

Local author Charlotte Fisher will be reading excerpts from her new book, Mackinac Bridge Jesus, at State of the Art Framing & Gallery June 21, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Fisher doesn’t want people to be put off by the “J” word. “There are those who might see the name ‘Jesus’ and think the book is about religion,” she said. “Instead it…

SCORE Picks Ferndale for New Office

June 15th 2012

SCORE, a nonprofit dedicated to helping small businesses, has opened a satellite office to its Detroit branch inside the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce building at 407 E. 9 Mile. The organization provides a variety of services designed to help entrepreneurs succeed, including…

Greenmen Group Gives First Scholarship, Seeks Involvement

June 14th 2012

“We want to remove as many barriers as we can. We hope that the scholarship will not only provide some much needed funds, but also some encouragement for them to continue down their path,” Hall said.

Attempt to Make DIA Funding Contingent on Other Counties Fails

June 12th 2012

Oakland County Republican Angela River tried to stop the potential new tax that could come if Oakland County voters decide to support a 10 year 0.2 mil property tax to help fund the struggling Detroit Institute of Arts, by proposing an amendment