Monthly Archives: October 2009

Royal Oak Candidates Irritating Emails

There Are Far More Important Issues at Hand So, It is Election Season, at least locally, and the arrows are flying in Royal Oak. Somehow I made it onto a distribution list for local PR for potential posts here at the Urbane Life. We sometimes float certain political posts across this blog, particular the ones…

Tech: Redbox Scaring the Bejesus Out of Hollywood

I wanted to watch a movie last night with a friend of mine.  It was cold and rainy, so we decided to skip a trek out to the theater to see Where the Wild Things Are.  The only Netflix DVD I had was from the year of my high school graduation, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. …

Liquor License Lockdown in the Royal

Q: What’s scarier than Halloween? A: The prospect of no new bars, restaurants, bowling alleys, or hotels in Royal Oak for another two years. This Nov. 3, there will be a surprising option on your voting ballots–a two year moratorium on all new liquor licenses in Royal Oak. How did this happen? Well, Royal Oak’s…

Bikes and Ferndale Elections

Our friends over at m-bike.org recently posted the below article on their blog titled Ferndale City Council Elections: Yes-No, and we thought you may find value in what they had to say and their position on bike friendly communities. Many city council seats are up for election this November 3rd. This is a great opportunity…

Slows BBQ is Expanding

Great news for barbecue lovers!  One of Detroit’s most popular eateries, Slows, is expanding by opening up a takeout and catering business in Midtown Detroit.  Slows originally opened about four years ago in a smartly renovated building near the old Tiger Stadium.  It serves a wide variety of southern-inspired, slow-comfort food — including ribs, mac…

LGBT: National Equality March

I had the chance to attend the National Equality March in Washington, DC this past Sunday.  Around 150,000 gay, lesbian, and transgendered people (along with numerous straight allies) marched from the White House to the Capitol in support of equal rights for all Americans.  The March came a day after a passionate speech by the…

The Guv’s Got Some Common Sense

A couple weeks ago we wrote about the Michigan Department of Human Services’ bizarre decision to go after Lisa Snyder of Middleville for watching a few neighbors’ kids as they waited for their school bus for fifteen to forty minutes. DHS decided to send her a letter demanding that she get a daycare license or…

Rustbelt Studios Spinnin’ Live at The Study Thursday Night

On Thursday October 15th, the musical minds of Rustbelt Studios will be putting on their DJ hats… spinning their favorite records & giving us a peek at their one-of-a-kind playlists. $5 big cans of icy cold Sapporo and $5 chilled Gekkeikan Sake too! 10pm-2am If you haven’t been to Ronin yet, you must not like…

Detroit’s Best (And Only) Film Music Radio Show

Although I just posted a list of great places to hear film scores and soundtracks over on mergemovies.com, I thought I would focus on a local Detroit show for my post here. Detroit’s public radio station, WRCJ 90.9-FM Detroit, is unique among the public radio stations in the area in that it is almost entirely…

We are throwing a party at Urbane!

Hey Friends, We are throwing a party at Urbane, and you are all invited! Introducing Urbane on Adams and our newest features…CO-WORK SPACE! This space is designed for small-medium sized companies needing a trendy office space as well as ANY Urbane Residents wanting to use office machines and desk space! Come watch artistic personalities compete…

Danny Brown special virtual guest at Tweetea

Hello Tweetea community! From Nikki Stephan Just a quick heads up to let everyone know that Danny Brown (@dannybrown) will be our special virtual guest at Tweetea next Tuesday, Oct. 13. He’ll join the conversation around 8:30 p.m. and will stick around for about 20 minutes…or as long as we keep him entertained! If you…

Raise Money for the CdLS Foundation

Looking for something to do on this sunny Sunday afternoon;Bring your tennis Shoes and Checkbook, Join us for an informal 2-mile walk at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township to honor Will & Hope and raise money for the CdLS Foundation. The CdLS Foundation is a Connecticut-based nonprofit that provides invaluable resources and information to…