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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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. …
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.
Around 3pm on Friday, July 27 neighbors reported smoke coming from the transformer, which was mounted on a wooden electrical pole in a resident’s back yard. People in the surrounding homes were evacuated while Ferndale firemen monitored the situation, waiting for DTE to come.
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Shirley Muldowney will be signing autographs in the Michigan Gumball Rally area of [ShirleyMuldowney.2011] the 2012 Ferndale Woodward Dream Cruise. The Michigan Gumball Rally is an annual statewide road trip involving 100+ participating vehicles, traveling on over 1,000 miles of Michigan highways…
“Everyone has a right to be beautiful.” That’s the main message of the new billboard on the side of Steven B’s Barber shop on Woodward. It’s called “Your Carmen Miranda Rites” and it’s a collaborative project between photographer Judy Eliyas and Performance Artist Sue Carman.
The Ferndale Pub Crawl took place on July 27, 2012 with thousands of visitors doing a walking tour of 22 Downtown Ferndale venues. The event was a fundraiser for four local tax-deductible charities: the Ferndale Police Auxiliary, FernCare, Ferndale Community Foundation, and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.
Registered voters of the Hazel Park School District have an opportunity to vote on two proposed millages. Below is the ballot language for each. For more Voter Info, check out the City of Ferndale’s official election info page at http://www.ferndale-mi.com/Services/Elections/Overview.htm. Also see our Voter Info page at https://oaklandcounty115.com/category/voter_info/.
Carl Weiler wore his Superman shirt on July 26 when he and Jim Whipple came to City Hall to witness the obligatory public test of election equipment. The test takes place in the weeks before every election so the public can see that the equipment works. It gives them a chance to see the safeguards that are in place to prevent problems, such as a malfunction or tampering, before election day.
For all Michiganders who are Hungry 4 Equality, now is the time to sit down and shut your mouth. To food at least.
For the 100 days leading up to Election Day Nov. 6, Affirmations Community Center will be ground zero for a statewide hunger protest.
The idea that cities make money off writing tickets is the biggest misconception Judge Joseph Longo has to face in his work at the 43rd District Court.
“People come in with this attitude like they shouldn’t have to pay because it’s some kind of conspiracy, like the City is just doing this to make money. That’s not the case.
23233 Woodward has a new, but temporary, tenant. The building is the Oakland County Headquarters for the Art is for Everyone Campaign, whose goal is to encourage support of the Aug. 7th ballot proposal to provide taxpayer support for the Detroit Institute of Arts. The millage will cost the owner of a $150,000 home about $15 a year, and the money will be used to operate the museum and its programming.
The community is in mourning as news spreads that Donald Gattes, a longtime member of the Department of Public Works, passed away on Sunday in a medical crisis that Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan says was most likely a heart attack.