Animals/Pets

Festival of Frogs & Snakes in Troy on May 17

May 12th 2014

Festival of Frogs & Snakes in Troy on May 17 (press release, May 12, 2014)   Be sure to check out the Festival of Frogs & Snakes, at the Troy Nature Center (6685 Coolidge), on Saturday, May 17 from 12-4pm. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with educational & exciting activities about our scaly and slimy […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video)

May 6th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  May 6, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment consultant, […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics

April 17th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 17, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment consultant, added […]

Daryl Hannah’s Encouraging Words… 2014 VegFest (video)

April 14th 2014

Daryl Hannah’s Encouraging Words and more from 2014 VegFest (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 14, 2014) Video #1 – oc115.com exclusive interview and segment of presentation: Video #2 – full presentation When Daryl Hannah spoke at VegMichigan’s VegFest in Novi on April 13, she did not stand at a podium and lecture the crowd about what […]

White Nosed Syndrome Hurting Michigan Bats

April 12th 2014

White Nosed Syndrome Hurting Michigan Bats (DNR and Organization for Bat Conservation Press Releases, April 12, 2014) The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that the DNR survey team has discovered the presence of the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans and White-nose Syndrome in Michigan. Officials have confirmed the diagnosis in Little Brown Bats sampled at […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #2 – Field Trip! (video)

April 9th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #2 – Field Trip! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 9, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment consultant, […]

Low-Cost Vaccinations and Microchipping for Pets, April 12

April 4th 2014

Low-Cost Vaccinations and Microchipping for Pets, April 12 (Michigan Humane Society Press Release, March 18, 2014) 2014 PROTECT-A-PET CLINIC Low-cost Pet Vaccinations and Microchipping April 12, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Hazel Park DPW Yard 24211 Couzens Hazel Park, MI 48030 South of 10 Mile Road, north of Woodward Heights The Michigan Humane Society […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home

April 1st 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #1 – The Babies Are Home (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 1, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment […]

Camp Casey Cowgirl Pubcrawl March 29 in Ferndale

March 17th 2014

Camp Casey Cowgirl Pub Crawl March 29 in Ferndale (Camp Casey Press Release, March17, 2014) Camp Casey, a Michigan based nonprofit horseback riding program for children with cancer and their families, will be hosting their fifth annual Cowbell Pub Crawl from 5:30pm-11:30pm on March 29th in downtown Ferndale. The night begins at The Loving Touch […]

Running Home Author Visits Berkley Third Graders

February 14th 2014

Running Home Author Visits Berkley Third Graders (Berkley Schools, Feb. 14, 2014) Jennifer Charron Ward, a local Berkley author, visited Angell third graders this week to talk about her book, Running Home. The book is a work of fiction loosely based on two separate events in her life that she has woven together in her […]