Monthly Archives: August 2009

Things To Do: Ferndale Film Festival opens its first season Sept. 3-7

By BONNIE CAPRARA Special to The Oakland Press Staycationers will get another entertainment extravaganza this Labor Day weekend as the Ferndale Film Festival opens its first season Sept. 3-7. What started as an idea for a film night has turned into a four-day citywide event showcasing 55 local, national and international films ranging from 300-second…

Universal Socialized Health Insurance

Another angle in this on going debate; Why We Need Government-Run Universal Socialized Health Insurance This Blog Post brought to you by your friends at Urbane Apartments, with Hip and Cool Apartments in Birmingham MI, Apartments in Ferndale MI and Apartments in Royal Oak MI Eric BrownEric’s background is rooted in the rental and real…

How One Couple Generates Income From Pies

We meet the most interesting people as we scramble in and around Royal Oak, and when we do, we like to highlight them here at the Urbane Life Blog. One such couple came through our office this week that we would like to introduce you too. Not only did we find their overall story interesting,…

Guest Post On Health Care Reform

Former Oakland County GOP Chairman Paul Welday of Farmington Hills, running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Michigan’s 9th Congressional District has posted the below Guest Post. We hope you enjoy it, and perhaps we can engage a spirited conversation and debate. FIVE FUNDAMENTAL REFORMS TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE America provides the best health…

Stuff To Do; “Walk on the Wild Side”

Join All About Animals Rescue from 8-10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 30, for the annual “Walk on the Wild Side” fund raiser walk at the Detroit Zoo. All proceeds will benefit the nonprofit organization’s “No More Homeless Pets” programs, which include a community outreach program, adoption and low-cost spay/neuter and wellness services. Donations to walk include…

Get Healthy; Substitute Squash for Pasta!

We saw this great looking recipe over at Lifehacker Blog and thought you may like to try it out. Let us know how it turns out, Heck, invite your neighbor over dinner this week! Vegans, low-carbers, gluten-free dieters, and nearly all individuals trying to shed a few pounds face the tough task of cutting pasta…

A Movement to Stop Auto DM

Hi Friends, We saw this article over on Tech Crunch and thought you might find some value. Let us know your thoughts about Auto Direct Messages, Happy Tweeting! Brought to you by your friends at the Urbane Life by Daniel Brusilovsky on August 21, 2009 Most of us are pretty annoyed with auto direct messages…

Michigan Recess Rally

The default time and location for each of the Recess Rallies is Noon local time out in front of each of the 1000+ congressional offices. If you are unsure, you can just show up at the location. In the event there is a different location and time set for the event, that information will be…

Things to Do; TED Coming to Detroit

Our hats go off to our friend Charlie Wollborg of Curve Detroit for being behind this and pulling off a TED Event here in the D, WOW Charlie, That is Pretty Cool, Thank You! We owe another ice cream cone next time you are around the office! TED coming to Detroit by Jonathan Oosting |…

Guest Post From The Mom Biz Coach

We are featuring a Guest Post today from Lara Galloway, The Mom Biz Coach about the upcoming Twitter Workshop being offered in Royal Oak by the MomGYB trio of mompreneurs. There’s some debate going on about how and whether to use Social Media tools like Twitter for business. My seven-year-old had some insight into how…

Cool iPhone App From A MI Company

Hey, Our own Henry Balanon gets some well deserved ink from the MI Great Lakes IT Report! Congratulations Henry! Now, Lets go hit some balls and golf! A metro Detroiter has developed another cool little iPhone application. Fresh from the mind of Henry Balanon and his Bickbot.com comes Stroke, a golf scorecard keeper that lets…