Monthly Archives: September 2009

Department of Uncommon Sense

So, Michigan’s Department of Human Services apparently has nothing better to do than to go after moms willing to watch other moms’ kids while they’re waiting for the bus.  Lisa Snyder of Middleville recently received a letter from the DHS stating that she either needs to get a license to run a daycare or she…

Ferndale Restaurant Owner Faces Deportation

As the proprietor of a popular Ferndale restaurant, Alex Stolaj is as known for his tasty fare as his friendly nature. And now, the dozens of people who flood Sam’s Ferndale Grill on Woodward aren’t just lining up for food — they are standing up for Stolaj, who is in federal custody and slated to…

LGBT: Coming Out in Middle School

CR: Brent Humphreys, NYT The New York Times has a fascinating article this week on kids coming out in middle school — something unimaginable to gays and lesbians only a generation ago when it was more common to come out in college, or later.  The piece, by Benoit Denizet-Lewis, features several teens from across the…

Rescuing Greyhounds

A WALK FOR LIFE – to benefit the rescue and adoption of racing greyhounds — will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27, at Starr/Jaycee Park on 13 Mile Road, between Crooks and Campbell in Royal Oak. All donations are tax-deductible and benefit rescued greyhounds. For more information, call (248) 921-4041…

Is That Tom Cruise

Risky Business: Tom Cruise at Ford Field Actor Tom Cruise is on hand for today’s Lions-Redskins game at Ford Field. He’s drawing a small crowd now that he has been spotted on the visitors’ sideline during pregame warmups. Cruise is a business partner of Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, who became an investor in Cruise’s production…

Tiger Stadium Is Gone

The wonderful memories of Tiger Stadium, what a great time that used to be, (AP) — A decade after the final out at Tiger Stadium, the old ballpark has been reduced to rubble. The stadium was known as Navin Field when it opened in 1912 and hosted 6,783 baseball games. Its final game, an 8-2…

The Detroit Area…A Film Lover’s Dream?

With all the news swirling around about studios and production facilities coming soon to help people make movies in Michigan, lost in the shuffle are the new places sprouting up where people can actually watch films.  In the Detroit area alone, cinema lovers will soon have three new places to view everything from 1980s B-horror…

Berkely Front At The Top Of Your List For Places With Great Beer

Posted by Keri W. on September 24, 2009 Eating & Drinking Places The Berkley Front is a great little bar/restaurant. They have 50 different beers on tap. The second floor of the bar has live local bands playing every weekend. They have pool tables and a nice atmosphere. Their beer list is forever changing and…

It’s the making or Red Dawn — the sequel

Kim and I were on our way home last night from work, and much to our surprise there were two Humvee’s blocking main Street. just North of Main, then we saw several army looking dudes with machine guns. Little did we know at the time, it was Red Dawn being filmed. Kind of freaked us…

Stuff to Do Ladies Night Out

Hey Guys, may want to be in Royal oak for ladies Night Out!And for all teh Ladies out there, have some fun! Date: September 24, 2009 Time: 6pm – 10pm Location: Downtown Royal Oak Price: Free Ladies Night Out provides women the opportunity to experience downtown Royal Oak with friends. Special prizes, activities, beauty treatments…

Viral: Ann Minch is back . . . and she won!

Last week we wrote to you about Ann Minch, who decided to launch a one-woman revolt against Bank of America, who she believed had unfairly raised the interest rate on her credit cards to 30% (see that post here).  BOA was a recipient of funds from the government’s bank bailout and Minch claims that she…

Stuff to Do: Autumn Wine & Crepe Tasting

Two of our favorite Royal Oak businesses — Cloverleaf Wine and What Crepe? — have a lot of things in common.  They are locally owned.  They are located in cool spaces near the railroad.  They are focused on providing great products and first-rate customer service.  And now they’re teaming up to put on a charity…