April / May 2015

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By: Jeannie Davis

A QUESTION I AM ASKED most often is, “What do you seniors do?” Aside from our trips, and occasional special meetings, most people have no idea of who we are, and what we really do. You all think of us as a group of old people who appear to be slightly out of touch with the real world. You see us out at restaurants, or at an event, and you chat politely, as you would do with your grandmother or favorite aunt, and that is it. We are a group to you, not individuals. In some portion of your mind, we play bingo, compare illnesses, and sell cook- ies. Yeah, right!

We may get on our short bus as a group, but look closer, and really see us as we tour Ikea. See how Valerie and Betsy tour the store, chatting, looking at everything, and buying little, just happy to be out with friends. Jean Russell is seri- ous, she came with a mental list, and is sticking to it.

We attend every special exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Joyce Littlejohn and I can be counted on to take the longest, reading each explanation, and carefully gazing at all the images. Nancy Johns can be counted to hit the gift store first, never leaving empty-handed. Then, we all do lunch in the cafeteria.

Most summers we do the Riverwalk, strolling by the water and chatting. Even our bus driver, Greg, gets in on this, lead- ing the pack. Virginia and Joyce and I are second, with Sheila and Peggy not far behind. A few of the others sit on the benches and enjoy the sunshine.

Our meetings are either informative or entertaining. We have speakers like Garry Taylor from the Ferndale Historic Muse- um, who is coming on Wednesday, April 22 to talk about an interesting aspect of Ferndale’s history. At other times, we are just silly and have fun. On Wednesday, April 8, we will have an Easter egg hunt! I know, it’s after Easter, but, who cares? We are going to hide plastic eggs containing gift certificates, lottery tickets, and candy, and then let the members search. I love watching the ladies spread out and hunt. Even the quiet ones like Joyce Williams and Eva join in and find a prize.

In June, we will go to the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the DIA.

To further enhance this experience, we are hosting a docent from the DIA at the May 27 meeting to show slides and speak about Frida and Diego Rivera and their year in Detroit.

Virginia has a particular love of dive bar hamburgers, and she has arranged a tour of Ferndale’s shot and a beer bars, complete with burgers.

In the summer, one of our meetings is a pot luck barbeque, with everyone bringing a dish. I always bring my butter- milk pie, Joyce brings her spaghetti salad, Katie swoops in with her famous baked beans. At Thanksgiving time, we do another pot luck, with the turkey catered, and we bring all the fixings, potatoes, salads, and desserts.

Joyce Bannon helps knitters and crochet people on Tuesdays, as well as helping in the kitchen. She brings us food when we are sick, and is a perfect moth- er hen.

So, I hope I have helped you see us in a somewhat different light, and I hope you will join us for future trips and events. You don’t have to be a senior to drop in for our meetings, and go on some of our trips. That said, you only have to be 55 years old to join us, and I am sure a lot of you are at least that old.

Our meetings are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 11:00 A.M. at the Kulick Center.

Now go enjoy spring!

If something happened with our soundness, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a medicament. What medicines do patients purchase online? Viagra which is used to treat impotence and other states connected to erectile dysfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What folk talk about “viagra stories“? The most essential aspect you must look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile dysfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as core trouble. Causes of sexual disfunction turn on injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a condition called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual disfunction. Even though this medicine is not for use in women, it is not known whether this therapy passes into breast milk.

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By: Blake Prewitt, Superintendent, Ferndale Public Schools

Last month the Ferndale Schools Board of Education approved a plan to move our district into the future. This process started back in 2012 with the strategic planning process that identified a need to restructure the school district. The plan approved by the Board last month is the product of a comprehensive analysis of our buildings, an extensive engagement to determine the needs of the community, and a review of the most efficient and effective use of the School District’s resources.

This is an exciting time to be an Eagle! The positive changes coming to the district will allow Ferndale Schools to continue our tradition of the Open Class- room Program while introducing the rigorous Cambridge International curric- ulum at our elementary schools. This means that every child in our district will now have the opportunity to benefit from the Open Classroom philosophy combin- ed with a renowned international curriculum.

The plan approved by the school board is split into two phases, the first taking place at start of next school year (2015- 2016), and the second slated to be implemented in the 2016-2017 school year. Changes to be made in the 2015- 2016 school year include consolidating the Ferndale Schools Administrative offices from the Warren G. Harding Building to Ferndale High School. All district preschool programs will be moved to Harding, creating a single preschool building for all of Ferndale Schools’ outstanding early childhood education programs.

The Thomas Jefferson Center, which currently houses the Adult Education Program and the Digital Learning Center (Ferndale’s Alternative high school,) will be closed at the end of the current school year, and the two programs will move to a leased space starting next year. The William Taft Building, which most recently housed the DLC earlier this school year, will also be closed permanently over the summer.

Starting in the 2016-2017 school year, Ferndale Schools will begin the reinven- tion of its current elementary school model. This will result in a single unified elementary school utilizing Open Class- room principles and the rigorous and pioneering Cambridge International curriculum. This preserves strong parent volunteerism, student-directed learning, project-based education, outdoor educa- tion, focused learning, student-peer mentoring, and similar principles of the Open Classroom.

What else are we gaining in our elementary schools with this new school model?

– Return of Spanish K-5
– More opportunities for advanced coursework
– Individualized focus studies
– Service learning
– Individual computers or tablets available for students (grades 3-5)
– Systematic interventions to help all students when they struggle.

When your friends ask you what is so special about a Ferndale Elementary education, you can tell them that it is a globally-focused curriculum with a local heart.

The new elementary school will utilize two buildings which will house a lower elementary and an upper elementary campus. The lower elementary campus will be housed at the current Theodore Roosevelt Primary School and will be for students in kindergarten through second grade. The upper elementary campus will be located at the current John F. Kennedy Elementary School and will be for students in third through fifth grade.

Also as part of this phase, sixth grade students will be moved to Ferndale Middle School starting in the 2016-2017 school year. This move allows for our sixth graders to have access to the new Cambridge International Honors Program a year early. It also opens the door to the incredible world of opportunities that exist at Ferndale Middle School. Sixth-graders will now have more programmatic offer- ings than ever before, from expanded arts, athletics, and clubs to access to our new programs like Cambridge Interna- tional Honors, a Project Lead the Way STEM class, and our new Shark Tank business class.

The final piece of the 2016-2017 phase will be the movement of University High School from its current location at the Woodrow Wilson building to its new home at the Calvin Coolidge building. The Wilson building would then join Jefferson and Taft as buildings that would be closed permanently within the next two years. The proceeds from the sale of these properties will go directly back into the school district. This will allow us to purchase additional technol- ogy, renovate existing spaces, and pursue other possibilities to further education.

Starting in April we will begin holding monthly meetings with the community to update them on the progress that is being made on the transition. These meetings will be at the Ferndale High School Media Center on April 22 and May 26, with sessions at 9:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M. I hope to see you all there!

If something happened with our health, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a medicament. What medicines do patients purchase online? Viagra which is used to treat impotency and other states coupled to erectile disfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What men talk about “viagra stories“? The most substantial aspect you should look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile dysfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as core trouble. Causes of sexual disfunction include injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a condition called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual dysfunction. Even though this medicine is not for use in women, it is not known whether this curing passes into breast milk.

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By: Jeff Milo, Circulation Specialist

Funny how many people think the library got left back behind in the 20th Century. Not only can you download an eBook from home with your library card, but you can check out MP3 files of audiobooks onto an iPod or smartphone. Forget loaning and late fees; Ferndale Area District Library is evolving into more of a community center, hosting book clubs, live rock concerts, and even archery lessons.

“I love the library’s Book Party,” said Kricket Hoekstra of the popular reading club that partners with the Emory restaurant. “It’s so much more relaxed than a book club.” The Book Party is a bi-monthly club that reads cutting edge contemporary fiction, with readers holding court in a bar setting, dishing on appetizers as they scrutinize the twist endings. “Sure, we discuss awesome books, but it’s also an opportunity to make new friends with people who enjoy reading in general,“ Hoekstra added.

“I’ve met some lovely, interesting, diverse and thoughtful members of the community through (FADL Book Parties),” said local patron Christina Rogers. “I usually have at least one book, eBook, movie or CD checked out from FADL because they constantly have new releases or staff recommendations that I end up loving.”

EBook Popularity Rising: Ferndale Library is essentially your download destination; in fact, the staff like to think of the library not as a building of books, but as an “access hub” for everyone in need of a digital connection, be that to the Inter- net via the computer labs and free wi-fi or streaming video documentaries.

Ferndale Library staff recorded an 80% increase in eBook checkouts by their patrons over the last five years along with nearly 70,000 virtual visits to the online catalog. With the Overdrive Media app, it’s like Netflix for books. Patrons use their library cards to digitally check-out eBooks and Audiobooks (i.e., downloading them), storing them on their personal devices for up to 3 weeks.

The Social Library: FADL has also established an outstanding social media presence (on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest and with its own blog, The FADL Observer), averaging 400 engagements per day and tweeting to nearly 1,200 followers, while also building relation- ships through supporting, liking, re-tweet- ing and linking to other organizations, institutions and community members. #LocalLibraryLove

And Then There’s The Rock Concerts: In Ferndale, “Libraries Rock!” isn’t just another cute bookwormy rallying call, it’s made manifest through loud amps, full drum kits and lighting rigs!

START HERE: Saturday is just one face that “shows how much ‘hipper’ and cooler the Ferndale Library is,” said Dan McKernan of Desolation Angels, who recently performed at FADL. “One great thing was the atmosphere; our band loves to play in loud, rocking clubs and bars as much as anyone, but it was a special kind of cool to play in such a different environment, where people could actually hear the notes we played and words that we were singing.”

Celebrate National Library Week 2015 (April 12-18, 2015): A time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and its librarians. Consider promoting the unlimited possibilities accessible within these walls, on every shelf and through our computer labs. Who says it should only be one week, though?

http://ferndalepubliclibrary.org

If something happened with our soundness, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a medicament. What medicines do patients purchase online? Viagra which is used to treat impotence and other states connected to erectile dysfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What people talk about “viagra stories“? The most vital aspect you have to look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile dysfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as heart trouble. Causes of sexual disfunction include injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a state called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual malfunction. Even though this physic is not for use in women, it is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk.

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September 25-27, 2015

Story by Sherrad Glosson

Ingenuity, according to the dictionary, is defined as “the quality of being clever, original, and inventive.” Its synonyms are imaginative, genius, talent, skill, mastery, artistry, and innovation. All of these qualities, and their presence in our city, are the reasons behind the creation of the annual event known as the DIY (Do It Yourself) Fest.

The DIY fest was started back in 2008 by Chris Johnston and his now-wife, Krista Johnston. When
the economy wasn’t doing too well, and job availability was at low ebb, some families were left without employment and were wondering how long the down economy would last. It all came down to choices. Do I wait until things get better? Or do I go and find a part-time or temporary job through a temp agency just to make ends meet? There is an old saying, still relevant to today’s society, that goes “when life gives you lemons, just make lemonade” and that’s what many people had to do (and did) in the city of Ferndale. People were forced to become entrepreneurs and rely on whatever skills that they had to make a living for themselves.

The DIY Fest was conceived just to aid that do-it-yourself spirit. It’s a celebration of creativity giving people an avenue to rise from the worries that life may bring to live a fulfilling life. Vendors from all over come together to show their skills and sell their wares. DIY Fest features handmade t-shirts, home goods, toys, hygiene products, art, crafts, jewelry, music, and some of the best homemade cooking and beer you could ever find, in Michigan or anywhere else.

The DIY is a great outlet to help local artists make names for themselves, as well as showing everyone what the city of Ferndale has to offer as a community. You wouldn’t believe that your neighbor from around the corner was so crafty until you see them at the DIY fest.

This festival is an absolutely free event that will be held September 25 to 27, 2015 at and around the intersection of Woodward and Nine Mile in the downtown area. Kid zones, free Ferris wheel rides, awesome food and live entertainment, and of course the artisans and their wares, are ready for you to experience down at the festival. DIY Fest will not only let you rub elbows with some of the most creative beings who live in your area, but it just might also inspire you to take a leap of faith.

Maybe you, too, will be challenged to dig deep inside and unleash those ideas that have been brewing within. Maybe you’ll gain the courage to also take the initiative to DO IT YOURSELF.

For more info on this event, including registering as a vendor, go to www.facebook.com/diystreetfair or www.ferndalediy.com

If slightly happened with our soundness, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a cure. What medicines do patients purchase online? Viagra which is used to treat impotence and other states coupled to erectile dysfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What people talk about “viagra stories“? The most substantial aspect you must look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile dysfunction can be the symptom a strong soundness problem such as soul trouble. Causes of sexual dysfunction turn on injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a condition called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual dysfunction. Even though this medicine is not for use in women, it is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk.

By Jill Lorie Hurst

Saturday, August 8

ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, WALKERS, cyclists and folks who want to celebrate the planet Earth will come together on Nine Mile in Ferndale for the 11th annual Green Cruise.

From the Sierra Club website: “Join us in celebrating the many forms of human-powered transit that keep you and the earth healthy.”

I’m in. I love the fact that Ferndale is a walkable town, and that people bike, even in the dead of winter. Walking and cycling around town in August? Wonderful…

This is Jerry Haspenger’s first year as Green Cruise Chairman. He started with the group several years ago, organizing the various bike rides. “I got a good bike and found someone to help me with the routes.” There are several rides. The 40 mile and the 22 mile rides require registration and an entry fee. Ten dollars if you register ahead of time, fifteen dollars the day of the event. Everything else, including the family ride and the walks, is free. Low-key music is a part of the day, including a flamenco guitarist. Sponsored by the Sierra Club, vendors from “for profit” and “non- profit” organizations participate.

The goal of the Green Cruise is to explore (through bicycling), enjoy (have a great, fun day) and protect the planet. Vendors give out educational, environmentally-friendly information.

Jerry told me that The Green Cruise was created by Shirley Bavonese, who now lives in Ann Arbor. She gathered together a few neighbors and started the event as an alternative to the Dream Cruise. What started as a few neighbors biking has grown every year. In 2014 there were 220 cyclists. There is an award given to “Green Cruiser of the Year,” someone who is not only devoted to being a bicyclist, but also promotes cycling.

Jerry shared news that will hopefully bring out a whole new group of walkers. This year there will be a dog walk as part of the Green Cruise. Dogs and their people can do a one or a two mile walk. Lucy (my dog) and I will meet you on Nine Mile and Woodward at 11:00 A.M.

The Cruise Committee needs volunteers to help set up the morning of August 8. Many things go into planning these events. I peeked at Jerry’s carefully organized list and was overwhelmed by the details that need to be checked off so that we can enjoy a fun, relaxing day, learn something we can incorporate into making our daily lives healthier, and become more mindful of our part in the earth’s future.

“It’s important to be good stewards of the Earth,” says Jerry with calm conviction.

Ride or walk on August 8. Learn what you can do to help sustain the planet. Meet my girl Lucy and all the other four-legged Ferndalians. Be a part of the 11th Annual Ferndale Green Cruise!

For information about registering, becoming a vendor, or volunteering, go to go.green.cruise@gmail.com or www.sierraclub.org/greencruise

If something happened with our health, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a preparation. What medicines do patients purchase online? Viagra which is used to treat impotence and other states connected to erectile disfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What men talk about “viagra stories“? The most substantial aspect you should look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile malfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as heart trouble. Causes of sexual disfunction include injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a status called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual disfunction. Even though this medicine is not for use in women, it is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk.

By Jill Lorie Hurst

August 15, 2015

WHEN DO WE ROLL? The third Saturday in August, which this year means August 15. But Ferndale’s party actually starts on August 13 and ends with the amazing Saturday Cruise that starts in Ferndale and travels through nine host cities up Woodward. No fee to drive in the Cruise! No fee to watch! Ferndale’s events include the Emergency Vehicle Show, The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony / Lights & Sirens Cruise, the sexy Mustang Alley and finally, the Cruise itself.

The Woodward Dream Cruise was born in Ferndale in 1995 to raise funds to build a local soccer field. Over the years it has become the world’s most popular one-day automotive event. Michael Lary, Ferndale’s Events Director, sat with me to chat about the evolution of the Cruise. When he signed on in 2005, he was determined to get the focus back to Ferndale, where the Dream Cruise started. “Ferndale is a great host town. People are very welcoming, and the residents (for the most part) really enjoy all of the special events.” People travel in from all over the world to attend the Cruise and all of the events that have become a part of the annual tradition.

The live soundtrack of classic rock played by local talent accompanies the cars as they roll through Ferndale. The decision to make music an important part of the celebration elevated the Dream Cruise to a new level. Lary says they book “really wonderful bands” every year, some that perform on the Rockin’ Live Entertainment Stage annually, some new.

The planning team is mindful of the fact that it is important for local restaurants and businesses to benefit from the influx of car and music lovers, so they are careful about how many outside vendors participate, but they try to make sure there is something for everyone!

When the Ford Foundation stepped in to fund Mustang Alley, that event grew. Generations of Mustang owners come out with their prized cars. You’ll now see about 1,000 Mustangs in the event. Lary admits to an affection for the Mustang’s personality. “It’s like they’re growling at you when you look at them.” The Emergency Vehicle Show is a favorite of the kids, who love going up in the fire engine lifts.

Is the Dream Cruise a huge planning nightmare? No. Lary’s been working with the same team since he took on the job. “We know what the Dream Cruise is supposed to be and we don’t try to reinvent the wheel,” he smiles. His only worry is Mother Nature. “She will do what she wants.”

“The Woodward Dream Cruise is about community, cars and music… three things that the Detroit area is known for.” We talked about the people, both participants and onlookers. “You ask someone a question, and they share a memory about their car, or the song that’s playing, or both”.

Music, cars, memories… Sounds like a Detroit area summer to me. See you there! For more information on The Woodward Dream Cruise go to www.woodwarddreamdruise.com or dreamcruise@ferndalemi.gov.

If something happened with our health, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a preparation. What medicines do patients purchase online? Viagra which is used to treat impotence and other states connected to erectile malfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What men talk about “viagra stories“? The most vital aspect you should look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile dysfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as heart trouble. Causes of sexual dysfunction turn on injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a condition called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual dysfunction. Even though this medicine is not for use in women, it is not known whether this treatment passes into breast milk.

By Adam O’Connor

Fri.-Sun.; July 17 to 19

PIG & WHISKEY, BROUGHT TO YOU by Metro Times and the WAB (Woodward Avenue Brewers), is an annual outdoor event in downtown Ferndale that celebrates everyone’s favorite summer themes – BBQ, whiskey, and entertainment. From July 17 to 19, a variety of Southeast Michigan’s best barbecue joints and restaurants will showcase unique and delicious pork, beef and barbecue dishes for purchase. Add craft beer, whiskey, live music and family fun to the roster, and you have a pretty versatile event.

For more information, please visit the Pig and Whiskey Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PigandWhiskey

If something happened with our soundness, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a medicament. What medicines do patients purchase online? Viagra which is used to treat impotence and other states connected to erectile dysfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What people talk about “viagra stories“? The most substantial aspect you must look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile malfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as soul trouble. Causes of sexual malfunction turn on injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a condition called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual dysfunction. Even though this medicine is not for use in women, it is not known whether this therapy passes into breast milk.

Story by Malissa Martin

Friday, July 31

WOULD YOU RATHER DRINK just because, or drink for a cause?

Ferndale’s Pub Crawl has donated more than $150,000 to local charities such as the Michigan AIDS Coalition, the Ferndale Community Foundation, Fern Care and many more for more than a decade. “Different years, different charities.” says Craig Covey, founder and coordinator of Pub Crawl.

Covey started Pub Crawl in 1996. “We had formed a gay residents association in Ferndale called F.A.N.S.,” says Covey. “In addition to political work and civil engagement, we wanted to do social activities. So I came up with the idea of a Pub Crawl.”

The first Pub Crawl included a few bars and 36 people attended. Covey said everyone had such a great time they decided to make it an annual event. The Pub Crawl was opened to the entire community in its third year. “It started off as a gay community social event. Everyone was welcomed, but it was predominantly gay the first couple of years.” says Covey. In its fifth and sixth years, tourists started attending the event. “As the city grew, as downtown grew, we kept adding clubs and bars.” says Covey. Some of the venues have partnered with Pub Crawl since the beginning such as Danny’s Irish Pub, Como’s, SOHO, Rosie O’Grady’s, and Sneakers. Covey and his team are inviting all the new bars in Ferndale to participate in the 2015 Pub Crawl, such as The Fly Trap and Zeke’s Rock and Roll BBQ.

According to Covey, there has never been an arrest of a Pub Crawl attendee since its inception. He credits this success to educating bar hoppers on the dangers of drunk driving and by partnering with companies to drive people home. “Over the years we found different companies to provide rides. We also encourage people to stay in Ferndale and stay with a friend. We’ve had people camp out in back yards in tents.” Planning an event of this scale every year can wear on a person, but Covey said it’s the sense of community that makes it worthwhile. “The most fun part is the people. They have a blast and they meet new people. They’re very friendly, so there’s a lot of bonding.”

The 19th Annual Ferndale Pub Crawl is Friday, July 31 at Twist Night Club located at 22901 Woodward Avenue. Registration is from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and all participants must be 21-years-old to register. Covey invites companies to sponsor this community event. Registered sponsors for the 19th Annual Pub Crawl so far are Garden Fresh Gourmet, Rosie O’Grady’s, Pearl Vodka, Thursdays, Twisted Tavern,

Uber, and Between The Lines Newspaper. For more information about the 19th Annual Ferndale Pub Crawl visit www.ferndalepubcrawl.org. The website will be updated daily with new details. To sponsor this event or become a vendor contact Craig Covey at coveyc@oakgov.com or Monica Mills at mmills@michiganaidscoalition.org.

If some happened with our health, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a medicament. What medicines do patients purchase online? Viagra which is used to treat emasculation and other states coupled to erectile disfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What men talk about “viagra stories“? The most substantial aspect you have to look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile disfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as core trouble. Causes of sexual dysfunction include injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a state called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual disfunction. Even though this medicine is not for use in women, it is not known whether this curing passes into breast milk.

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By Irenita Goedert

For the past five years Paula Cardelli has put together a flower fundraiser for Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters (FSFAB.) Proceeds from the flower sale go directly to the fine arts programs in the Ferndale School District.

Ferndale Schools are known for their strong fine arts programs. With the help of dedicated staff and parents, FSFAB continues to support the choir, dance, visual arts, marching band, concert band, Ferndale Independent Percussion(FIP) and orchestra. Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters help purchase equipment, bring in clinicians, support summer camps, concert attire, and classroom assistance, to name a few. Why not buy a beautiful plant to support the arts in Ferndale schools?

To Order: Email igoedert@wideopenwest.com or pcardelli@ferndaleschools.org for an order form. Also, LIKE the Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Facebook page. Orders are due by April 28, and payment needs to accompany your order.

Pick Up: May 9 at Ferndale High School between 9:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M.

Also, FSFAB is looking for members, especially people to serve on the board. If you love the arts, community, and helping students, this is the board for you. Please contact a board member through the school website’s fine arts tab.

If some happened with our heartiness, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a medicament. What medicines do patients purchase online? Viagra which is used to treat impotency and other states united to erectile dysfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What folk talk about “viagra stories“? The most vital aspect you should look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile dysfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as core trouble. Causes of sexual dysfunction include injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a status called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual dysfunction. Even though this medicine is not for use in women, it is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk.

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By Susan Rowe, Ferndale Beautification Commission

Sat. May 16

Ferndale’s Beautification Commission has been sponsoring the Perennial Exchange for the last seven years. Formerly held at Kulick Center, the event has always been a blast. Rain or shine it is a good time – and advantageous, too.

“Bring a Plant / Take a Plant,” that’s the deal. Last year we upped the ante to include a raffle with prizes and a 50/50 drawing. Art projects of all sorts (handcrafted by locals) and rain barrels are for sale. We offer free gardening books and information. The City graciously donates free mulch, and Dan from DPW has been kind enough to bring his shovel and dig!

“Bring a Plant / Take a Plant” is our mantra. But stay long enough to enjoy the event, and never mind the “bring.” The event can be downright dirty (pun intended)! Seriously, what’s most uplifting is the opportunity for neighbors to share the fruits of their labor.

FBC members voted last Winter in favor of the idea of a Spring Exchange. Spring

brings renewed energy and motivation. Rebirth!

This year we are pleased to announce that we are adding guest speakers to share their expertise. Featured guest/expert will be Jan of “Two Women and a Hoe.” Check out her web site: www.twowomenandahoe.com

The Commission welcomes everyone to come and share this good time (with benefits). Young or old, beginner to veteran, there is always something to be gained. It takes effort and desire to make an urban neighborhood shine. We invite all to share your experience and your bounty. We are a Commission of seven members, and our desire is to be an influencing factor in the blooming and greening of our hometown. Please come May 16, 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. to Blumz by JRDesign on East Nine, our gracious host.

Further details of this year’s event will be posted on Ferndale Forum and “Ferndale Beautification” on Facebook

If something happened with our health, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a medicament. What medicines do patients purchase online? Viagra which is used to treat emasculation and other states united to erectile malfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What men talk about “viagra stories“? The most substantial aspect you should look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile malfunction can be the symptom a strong soundness problem such as heart trouble. Causes of sexual disfunction include injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a status called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual dysfunction. Even though this medicine is not for use in women, it is not known whether this curing passes into breast milk.