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Honor Michigan’s Fallen in Memorial Day Parade

May 15th 2012

Those who want to walk in the parade as part of the foot float should meet at the corner of W. Maplehurst and Livernois on Monday, May 28 at 8:30am. They should wear red, white and/or blue clothing without political, commercial or religious slogans or statements.

Bike Night is May 17th

May 15th 2012

Thursday, May 17 with the official launch of its first on-street bike parking rack. The rack, designed and created by sculptor Richard Gage, will transform space to park one car into parking for 14 two-wheeled vehicles. It will be the first of six on-street racks the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority plans to install throughout the district.

Ferndale Police Talk Transgender

May 15th 2012

This story was quick on the minds of the women who met with a member of the Ferndale Police Department as part of Transgender Day of Empowerment on April 14.

Oakland County to Issue Veteran’s ID Cards

May 15th 2012

The new program that has Flores excited is the Oakland County Veteran’s ID Card. For just $10 a vet can get a plastic identification card indicating that they served in the military. Before the ID cards, vets would be required to show their DD214 paperwork and state-issued identification or driver’s license to take advantage of services for veterans, including government programs and store discounts.

Who Let the Dogs Out… and took them for their walks?

May 15th 2012

When Michael Murray and his son Michael go to the Humane Society each week, the doggies who are up for adoption wag their tales in anticipation. The Murrays are volunteer dog-walkers, a job that helps out the adoption agency and is a lot of fun for the father-son team.

Transition Ferndale Meets Wednesday to Discuss Co-ops

May 15th 2012

The speaker will be Deborah Olson, executive director of the Center for Community Based Enterprise in Detroit. She’ll be talking partly about the history of cooperatives, and partly about the nuts and bolts of setting up a cooperative and making it successful.

Straight Talk on Medical Marijuana Laws: Proposed Changes

May 15th 2012

Last week, Attorney Lisa J. Schmidt of Schmidt Law Services, PLLC, presented Straight Talk on Medical Marijuana Laws at the Ferndale Public Library. In that talk she discussed recent proposals by both legislators and the public to modify the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act and the effects these modifications may have on the ability of qualified patients to use the drug

Divide and Conquer: County Republicans Draw Community Breaking Districts

May 15th 2012

The new law has given the majority, the Republicans, the opportunity to draw districts that ensure Republican control of Oakland County.

‘Gentlemen’ discuss women’s issues and sexism

May 15th 2012

They watched part of the Jean Kilbourne’s “Killing us Softly 4.” Kilbourne’s documentary shows how sexist advertising, television and media create a culture where women are constantly objectified and belittled….The film also points out that men do not live in a world where they are continuously, pervasively, judged by their looks – unlike women.

Man and Dog Skip Retirement to Help Nonprofit

May 15th 2012

These days, even though O’Donnell recently celebrated his 80th birthday, he shows no signs of slowing down. For fun, he likes to garden and one of the things he likes most is being treasurer of the Boston Terrier Club of Detroit. “Musetta has already won her championship,” he chuckled. “She is a retired volunteer just like me.”