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The Unwanteds is Wanted Here: Oct 15

October 6th 2011

McMann, who is originally from Holland Michigan, will be signing books and reading to the youngsters. Boot Beat, an independent bookseller in Oak Park, is co-sponsoring the event and will have copies of The Unwanted available for purchase.

FernCare’s Biggest Losers

October 6th 2011

“No Jaegermeister. No late night meals. Eat healthier food. Lots of riding my bike, 10 mile ride 5 days a week. Walk, walk, walk every chance I got.” That’s Bach’s secret for slimming down.

Career Center Workshop Can Help Felons Find Jobs

October 5th 2011

“Once you check that box, it doesn’t matter how long it’s been.” The biggest fear of many with a criminal record is that once they admit having been convicted of a crime they are automatically over-looked as potential employees. “I’ve been free for twenty years, and I’ve done my best to be a good citizen. I coach sports. I have a family. I work hard. But it doesn’t matter. If there is a stack of people to choose from, why pick someone with a record?”

Conscious Discipline, Free Class for Parents

October 4th 2011

On Wednesday, Oct. 12 Rocheleau will be presenting a free parenting workshop called “Conscious Disciple” at Roosevelt Primary (2610 Pinecrest) from 6:30pm-8:30pm. The workshop is geared towards parents of elementary school aged children

Commissioner Covey Introduces Resolution Against Fracking

October 4th 2011

And on Sept. 22, 2011 County Commissioner Craig Covey, representing the 25th District introduced a resolution to the Oakland County Board of Commissioners calling for a moratorium “until…

Candidates Have First Forum

October 4th 2011

There will be one Mayor elected between Willis and Coulter. Among Wells, Martin and Lennon, two will be elected to Council. The election will be held November 8, and there are several more opportunities to meet the candidates before the election. See Candidate Forums to get you Informed for all the dates and locations. Complete 2011 Election coverage can be found at…

Homecoming 2011 ~ A Film by Natalie Berger

October 4th 2011

The 2011 Ferndale High School Homecoming Dance was memorialized by student filmmaker Natalie Berger, who manages her own brand PyxisFILMS. Berger previously created a film about the student production of Oalahoma!, as well as several other videos about things she and her friends get to experience as Ferndale High School students.

The Face of Detroit at Affirmations

October 1st 2011

Those stories were shared on Sept. 8, 2011 as Giffin’s collection “The Face of Detroit” opened at the Pittman-Puckett Gallery inside Affirmations (290 W. 9 Mile). A packed house enjoyed an alcohol-free evening and a short speech from Giffin about the message behind his work.

Candidate Forums to Get You Informed

October 1st 2011

With the November 8, 2011 elections fast approaching, there are several ways you can find the information you need in order to learn about the candidates for Mayor, City Council and Library Board in Ferndale.

Feminism in Ferndale and Beyond: NOW’s New Discussion Group

October 1st 2011

The Love Your Mind discussion centered around a Huffington Post article called “Gloria to Liz Lemon: How Pop Culture is Producing Today’s Feminist Icons.” The article praised the author’s picks for contemporary feminist icons – including Tina Fey, Christina Aguilera, Katie Couric and Diane Sawyer, Gwen Stefani, Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres and Michelle Obama. NOW members and guests debated the writer’s choices.