Monthly Archives: July 2009

Road Trip: Catch a baseball game

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July 30, 2009
Road Trip: Catch a baseball game

There aren’t many experiences more quintessentially “summer” than sitting in a baseball stadium on a sunny day, munching on a hot dog, drinking beer and watching the action on (and sometimes off) the field. We have a beautiful ballpark and great team here in Detroit with our Detroit Tigers, but did you ever consider...
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Expanded LGBT Coverage @ the urbane life

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July 28, 2009
Expanded LGBT Coverage @ the urbane life

One of the best pieces of advice I ever received about writing was from one of my professors at Alma College, Dr. William Palmer.  I had signed up for a course entitled “Creative Writing” with Dr. Palmer because it sounded like it would be an easy elective.  I liked to write, I thought I...
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Things to Do: Down on Main Street in Clawson

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July 26, 2009
Things to Do: Down on Main Street in Clawson

Sure, everyone knows about the Woodward Dream Cruise. The cars, the crowds and a schedule of sponsored events on that third Saturday in August can make for a lot of fun. But I’ve got what I think may be an even better idea. I love admiring the lovingly restored muscle cars and other classics—face...
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Final Interviews for Royal Oak City Manager Applicants

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July 25, 2009

Frank Versagi has posted updates on his blog about the Final interviews for city manager applicants If only they had televised  CITCOM’s interviews with the final two applicants for city manager.* Then, more than the handful of citizens who sat in the audience would have seen five of their six elected officials (Ginotti was...
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Zeitgeist: Stopping the Presses in AA

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July 24, 2009
Zeitgeist:  Stopping the Presses in AA

Thursday, July 23, 2009 marked the final day that residents of Ann Arbor were able to purchase their hometown paper, the Ann Arbor News.  After a storied 174-year run, the paper will be replaced by a website. The paper’s 12-page front section was dedicated to a history of the News and the emergence of...
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Hollywood Helps Michigan Jobless

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July 23, 2009

So, What are your thoughts about the film industry coming to MI? Has or have there been any effects on you, where you work? Hollywood puts Michigan citizens back to work while taking advantage of the state’s 42% tax break. Embedded video from CNNMoney.com Video Eric BrownEric’s background is rooted in the rental and...
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Michigan-Based Delight: McClure’s Pickles

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July 22, 2009

If you frequent the Royal Oak Farmers Market, then you might be familiar with McClure’s Pickles as they have a regular space there on Saturdays. McClure’s has connections in both Detroit, MI and Brooklyn, NY as their products are made by brothers – Joe (Detroiter) and Bob (Brooklynite) McClure – in their respective cities....
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Downtown Ferndale Sidewalk Sale & Food Drive

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July 21, 2009
Downtown Ferndale Sidewalk Sale & Food Drive

We like to pass on good things that good people are doing, all of which create a better life. Our friends over at the Independent Businesses of Downtown Ferndale have organized a Sidewalk Sale and Food Drive. Perhaps you could help us spread the word, and heck hop on over to Fabulous Ferndale and...
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Woodward Dream Cruise is Aug. 15

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July 20, 2009
Woodward Dream Cruise is Aug. 15

By Rex Roy Even though temperatures might have you thinking it’s barely June 1, we’re already halfway through our precious summer. The Woodward Dream Cruise is Aug. 15. Don’t be surprised to see yellow tape and old motorhomes showing up a week earlier. Many residents who live along the Woodward corridor from Ferndale to...
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Royal Oak could nix downtown pub

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July 20, 2009

What is our City thinking here? We would love to here your comments, concerns and or support. BY BILL LAITNER • FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER • July 20, 2009 Royal Oak’s leaders are poised to do what officials elsewhere say is almost unthinkable in a sagging economy: turn down a liquor license for a...
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Good Eats: In a pickle at Packo’s

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July 19, 2009
Good Eats: In a pickle at Packo’s

I’m not much for fried food, but there are certain deep-fried delicacies I just can’t resist—like fried pickles! And I love stopping off at Toledo’s Tony Packo’s for their unique take on this crispy, sour treat in the form of a basket of fried Packo’s Pickles and Peppers. Packo’s gained fame when Toledo native...
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Macrame Tiger’s free American Apparel Rooftop Show

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July 18, 2009
Macrame Tiger’s free American Apparel Rooftop Show

Looking for something to do, this looks pretty cool, Macrame Tiger’s free American Apparel Rooftop Show Sponsored by Vitamin Water, of Royal Oak, admission is free! Playing while the sun is still up for a change, Macrame Tiger will be performing a free show from the rooftop of the American Apparel outlet on Washington...
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