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By: Jeannie Davis

Why is asking for and accepting help such a hard thing for us to do? Thing about it: we refuse to ask for direction, advice, or (God forbid) a loan. We all want to be an independent island, despite the fact that over and over we are advised that no one person can do everything themselves.

Og, we will help other all day long, running errands for sick people, mowing lawns for old people, listening to and advising trouble people. Then, we return to our lives feeling all smug and proper for “helping our fellow human.” This comes easy.

But ask for help? Nope, not unless we are totally again the wall. I suppose this is what keeps society from becoming hopelessly tangled. This reluctance to put another person out. I doubt it.

Recently, I was laid up with a really bad knee, bad enough that I made an appointment with a specialist and, if you know me at all, you know how I hate doctors. The thought of knee surgery way almost paralyzing. Just thinking of six weeks of being dependent on other was enough to send me screaming into the night.

As the day of the appointment approached, my daughter Lori expressed a desire to accompany me. YIKES! It’s just a knee, I argued, not cancer. She was adamant, stating that she needed to hear what the doctor said because my brain didn’t work all that well all the time. Yeah, Lori is not known for her tact.

Finally, I gave in, and she went with me. She went into the examining room, peering intently at the x-rays, and watched closely as he bent and swiveled my leg. I felt oddly comforted having this help, and I think she felt good giving it.

Oh, and the best news? I don’t need surgery. I just need to be cautious.

A good experience for me, and I think Lori felt good as well.

My friend Virginia, who would not ask for help if her leg fell off, recently had foot surgery, and had to ask for a few rides. I could tell she hated asked, but Joyce and I were glad to do it. Now, she is facing a different crisis with her husband in the hospital. She has had to rely on her children. Again, I know she hates this, yet is in some way comforted by this.

Why do we not allow ourselves to accept help? Is it a beholden thing? We don’t want to “owe” anybody? We want to be strong and independent? I don’t have an answer.

I do know that I am going to work on it, and if help is offered, I am going to take it. Let the other person feel good.

On the Senior calendar is the Senior “Meed the Candidate” meeting on Wednesday, September 23 at 11:00 AM at the Kulick Center. Cost is free, and cookies are generally served. This is an opportunity to meet the candidates running for mayor and council, and ask questions. All are welcome, you don’t have to be a senior to attend.

If something 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 connected to erectile dysfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What folk 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 core trouble. Causes of sexual dysfunction switch 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.

Story by Derek Lindamood | Photo by Ed Abeska

GARDEN FRESH GOURMET, which makes the number one-selling salsa in the nation, as well as chips and hummus, is being acquired by Campbell Soup Co. for $231 million.

Jack and Annette Aronson founded Garden Fresh Gourmet in 1997 after they began making salsa at their restaurant and started to package it for a local grocer.

Production at Garden Fresh’s Nine Mile and Bonner facility is expected to continue, and could even be expanded, for the nearly 500 people that are working at the facility. And those people could even see their benefits expanded under Campbell. Campbell, headquartered in Camden, N.J., plans to also build a distribution center in Ferndale.

Campbell, as well as other large conglomerates, is in the market for healthier products to put on shelves. Campbell has made acquisitions in recent years to bolster its non-soup categories, including Bolthouse Farms, which puts out various healthy vegetable and fruit juice drinks.

Garden Fresh recorded sales of over $100 million last year, up from $4.6 million in 2002, and although they apparently were not for sale, Campbell made an offer that could not be refused. According to an article in The Detroit News by Daniel Howes, Dave Zilko, the Vice Chairman of Garden Fresh said, “Campbell’s reached out to us. They made an extremely strong offer. We were not for sale. Valuations on food companies are at historic highs right now.”

Garden Fresh produces an average of 75 tons of salsa every day in Ferndale. They produce 40 tons of hummus every day, using fresh chickpeas, not canned. As long as Campbell can maintain the quality of the product, following the distinct processes and formulas that Garden Fresh has established over the last 18 years, the Garden Fresh brand could keep its reputation as a solid local employer with a quality product worth purchasing.

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 connected 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 dysfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as soul trouble. Causes of sexual dysfunction turn on injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a state called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual dysfunction. Even though this physic is not for use in women, it is not known whether this treatment passes into breast milk.

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By Ms Margo

• ARIES 3/21-4/19: Great times and a family’s never been more happy, as life is being fulfilled with you enjoying yours. Just make sure that you allow others to help you when they offer; it’s a good feeling for them, too.

• TAURUS 4/20-5/20: A test of love is in the air. This is time to speak your truth and allow others to speak their truth to you. Be honest in what you’re feeling or missing in your life. The outcome will benefit you both in the long run.

• GEMINI 5/21-6/21: Sometimes you’re overthinking things. You need to just let it go. You’re overworking your mind and you’re forgetting how to relax. Step back and enjoy life.

• CANCER 6/22-7/22: For the past few weeks you have been spending time with the wrong people. But this is help- ing you in the long run to realize who is truly your friend.

• LEO 7/23-8/22: You’re strong-minded and strong-willed. Yes, stubborn at times, too. It’s time to step forward at work and show off your great abilities. You’re gifted and talented, so take on a more. You can do it!

• VIRGO 8/23-9//22: Buffalo Wild Wings wants to kick it up a notch with you. Time to sit back and relax with some friends and good company and laughter. Do the special little buffalo wing dance and bring some laughter to the place!

• LIBRA 9/23-10/22: Stop procrastinating and sitting on your butt all day. You say you want to do things but then you hold a yourself back from doing them. It’s time to be strong. Step forward and take responsibility. Stop blaming others.

• SCORPIO 10/23-11/21: We all know that you can be extremely picky, especially when it comes dating the right person. Stop asking for the check so quickly. Take time and get to know somebody a little bit more. Take a chance and don’t base your decision on looks.

• SAGITTARIUS 11/22-12/21: You deserve a few cupcakes, because you’ve been working really hard. Stop at Cupcake Station on 9 Mile and Allen; they probably miss you there!

• CAPRICORN 12/22-1/19: You’re calm cool and collected, down to earth. You need to teach a class on this to others. You make an awesome teacher. Financial gain at the end of the month.

• AQUARIUS 1/20-2/18: It’s okay to step away and rethink whether we should trust that certain person again. Yes, sometimes forgiveness takes a while, too. Be considerate, but don’t jump too fast.

• PISCES 2/19-3/20: A road trip is needed. Time to plan a vacation, take that break, and invest in yourself. Lucky numbers: 1350 677 1453.

If some 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 impotency and other states united to erectile disfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What people 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 disfunction can be the symptom a strong health problem such as heart trouble. Causes of sexual malfunction include injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a state 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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Story & photos by Lue Banks

THE ROLE OF CHURCHES HAS BEEN CHANGING over the last decade. Previously, churches were a source of spiritual teaching and guidance along with counseling, youth programs and the conducting of weddings and funeral services. The changing needs of communities have led to progressive evangelical churches offering additional programs. Landmark Community Church in Hazel Park, Michigan, has been shifting over the last seven years to meet those fluctuating public needs.

Landmark Community Church evolved from Calvary Baptist Church. Calvary called Dr. Barry David to be their new senior pastor in 2009. Pastor Barry and his family had a keen interest in Calvary, as they invested eleven years there in lay leadership roles while em- ployed at GM from 1978 to 1989.

That was the beginning of an adventure leading to major changes to align the church with the needs of the people of Hazel Park. The name was changed from Calvary to Landmark Community Church in 2011.

Since then Landmark has changed from an introspective congregation to an outreach-focused church.

Landmark gives out about 10,000 pounds of food to over 150 families the second and fourth Thursday of each month. We believe in meeting the prac- tical needs of people while representing our religious beliefs. Our food distribution program is run in connection with

Forgotten Harvest, and has been in operation at Landmark since 2010. More recently, Landmark started a youth basketball program following the rebuilding of our full-size gymnasium. We also have Miss Dee’s Zumba exercise program, along with a new weight and exercise room.

What’s more, Landmark has been designated as a training center for Youth With A Mission (YWAM) the world’s largest independent mission organization. YWAM will be training young missionaries (18 to 25 years old) at Landmark starting in January 2016. We offer a state-licensed, reasonably-priced daycare program (Lil Rascals) at Landmark. You can get information on this program at (248) 747-2436.

Landmark cares for those who are experiencing addiction challenges and have made available a FREE program called “12 Steps to Recovery with Jesus” designed to use Christian-based principles to assist and encourage folks who need to be freed from addictions. It meets each Thursday night at h 7:00 P.M. Call us for information.

We are currently rebuilding our community hall which can accommodate up to 500 for dinners, receptions, and other needs. We will be making this room available for rent in the next month or so.

Landmark has been working with Beyond Basics, a youth-focused mentoring organization handing out coats as well as kids’ gloves each winter, along with various book drives over the last several years. We are working on space to be used by a wig-maker (cancer patients are given wigs for free) as well as Miss Lue Bank’s nail and hair salon. We recently held our first annual First Responder’s Appreciation Sunday to honor the Hazel Park fire and police departments. It was a great experience getting to know these outstanding men and women. We encourage you to come by and see for yourself what Landmark offers you and your family.

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Landmark Community Church is located at 24520 . North Chrysler Drive in Hazel Park. You can also call us at (248) 545-8800.

If slightly 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 emasculation and other states connected to erectile disfunction. 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 core trouble. Causes of sexual malfunction 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 curing passes into breast milk.

Story by Derek Lindamood | Photos by adam layne

In June of this year, Adam Owen Layne, along with co-curator Diane Irby, put on a show called INK.2 at the Tangent Gallery in Detroit. Tattoo- inspired artwork of all mediums were on display from more than 100 local, national and international artists, with special performances throughout the weekend by Metro Times’ “Best of” entertainers Satori Circus and Lushes LaMoan, extreme hoola-hooper Holly Linton, and intense fire dancing by Wingless Feuer.

INK serves to examine and celebrate the art, culture, lifestyle, history, anthropology and sociology of tattoos, tattooing, and being tattooed. The practice of permanently inking the body spans all cultures, religions and lifestyles throughout history. Adam is a photographer and Diane is a photographer/multi-media artist, and both of them act in the Metro Detroit art scene by bringing together gallery fine artists with industry tattoo artists.

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Ferndale Friends: In your opinion, what can tattooing of the body represent in our culture, today?

Adam Layne: People today get tattooed for a number of reasons: To remember someone they love or lost, to share a symbolic bond between friends, to cover up unwanted scars, and to decorate their body like a canvas of designs that represent their personality. I find that people are getting more creative with what they choose, the more I meet with tattooists and the people that get ink.

FF: What is INK2, and how did you come up with the idea?

AL: Diane is very much tattooed all over and has a story throughout her body. She broached the idea of doing a themed show on tattoos, and the more we met on it, the more we found interesting ways to appeal to those who knew little about tattoos, or had misconceptions about who has them, and why they have them. Adding so many talented fine artists and tattooists to incorporate the theme into their work opened up a lot of creativity and finished pieces that made the show better than we expected. By the time we finished the first show, many new people were asking when the next one would be so they could participate.

FF: What types of improvements or additions to INK.2 would you like to make next year?

AL: The show has grown substantially since the first event in 2013. This time around we got over 700 art submissions from around the world, which means we had to eliminate over 500 to fit the gallery. We had to choose the best that tied the rest of the event together. Next time we have discussed expanding the space to have more space for interactive demonstrations and performances, and perhaps even a “Mister INK” contest to even things up.

FF: I saw the pictures of a sort of model competition by Sergio Mazzotta. Red carpet, tattooed ladies strutting, it looked like there were judges…was this some sort of tattoo beauty pageant?

AL: Early in 2015, we decided to add a Miss INK Detroit 2015 competition to our upcoming event. We advertised and asked all over social networking sites and publications for nominations on who best represented the persona of Miss INK Detroit, and we got a lot of nominations. What we liked the most about it was that all of these women were different. No two looked alike or had the same backstory.

We took the top 14 and did a two-month online voting campaign to vote for the semi-finalists. It was amazing how many people participated and, after tabulating a few thousand votes, we brought the top six finalists to the INK.2 exhibition last June 6 for a pageant-style finals and crowning ceremony. We had guest judges from around the tattoo and art industry, and crowned pinup model Gabbey Music the winner of Miss Ink Detroit 2015.

FF: What can someone expect to see, learn, or experience when they walk into INK.2 for the first time?

AL: Creativity and a multitude of talent surrounding the venue. Painters, sculptors, illustrators, photographers, and multi-media conceptualists, along with top industry tattoo artists using years of experience to help design the INK venue. A lot of people from all walks of life came together to participate in this event.

If some 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 impotency and other states connected to erectile malfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What humanity talk about “viagra stories“? The most vital aspect you must 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 heart trouble. Causes of sexual dysfunction turn on injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a state 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.

THIS LOVELY LADY WAS SPOTTED on a Sunday afternoon outside the Rustbelt Market where she works as a manager for Lady Lazarus, one of the Rustbelt’s many fine shops.

OCCUPATION: Freelance graphic designer, prop stylist, professional model and manager at Lady Lazarus.

FASHION ADVICE: “Find what makes you feel good, and roll with it”.

FAVORITE PLACE TO SHOP: Estate sales and secondhand shops. “You never know what treasures you can find”.

STYLE ICON: I don’t have one particular person. I draw inspiration from Hollywood starlets of times past, retro pinups, and classical ballet costuming, fine art of all varieties, and also the strong, stylish working woman of today and yester year. Inspiration is everywhere.

WHAT SHE’S WEARING:

• Vintage head scarf: Estate sale, $2.00
• Sunglasses: Borrowed from my mother
• Faux pearls: Target, $10.00 • Pink floral dress: My mother made it, it’s a 1930’s reproduction
• Wicker basket purse: El Dorado, $35.00
• White canvas cork wedges: Second-hand shop, $10.00

www.madalynnebel.com

If some happened with our soundness, we believe there is a solution to any maladies in a preparation. 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 men 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 health problem such as heart trouble. Causes of sexual disfunction turn on 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 medication passes into breast milk.

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THIS YEAR MARKS THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY of the U.S. bombing in Japan of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9. Every year, Peace Action of Michigan coordinates a remembrance of these tragedies. This year about 25 people demonstrated at the corner of 11 Mile/Woodward in Royal Oak to remember the anniversaries, in support of “Wave Good-Bye to Nuclear Weapons,” as well as supporting the nuclear disarmament deal with Iran.

A program followed inside, attended by well over a 100 people, at St. John Episcopal Church. Speaking on the history of the nuclear disarmament movement was historian Fran Shor, accompanied by a discussion of the Iran Nuclear Accord by physicist Prasad Venugopal and Citizens for Peace leader Colleen Mills who stressed calling on our US Senators (Debbie Stabenow 313.961.4330 and Gary Peters 313.226.6020) to support and vote YES on the Iran Nuclear Deal.

In addition 20 peace advocates traveled afterwards from Michigan to Oak Ridge, TN. There they protested at the Y- 12 Plant that produced the highly enriched uranium that fueled the bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. Their presence was also a protest to the U.S. spending hundreds of millions of dollars to design a new multi-billion dollar plant – the Uranium Processing Facility – to continue producing components for decades to come.

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 emasculation and other states connected to erectile disfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What folk talk about “viagra stories“? The most essential aspect you should look for is “sildenafil citrate“. Such problems commonly signal other problems: low libido or erectile disfunction can be the symptom a strong soundness problem such as heart trouble. Causes of sexual disfunction switch 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.

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Story by Jill Lorie Hurst | Photos by Bernie Laframboise

Ferndale Friend’s Sherrad Glosson has packed a lot of life into his first 30 years – a life full of passion, purpose, setbacks and forward motion. First on the basketball court, playing in high school and college, until a doctor discovered that he had an enlarged heart. This glitch ended his days on the court and left him with free time to get acquainted with the streets of Detroit.

“Free time” can be a blessing or a curse. For Sherrad, it has been both. Time on the streets led to time in prison just after he turned 21. “I missed the years I was supposed to grow up.” He says this matter-of-factly, and without self-pity. “My mom burst into tears when I was sentenced, but I didn’t cry in the courtroom. I didn’t cry ‘til I got to my cell.” He vowed to learn from his experience.

Prison gave him “a chance to think and the opportunity to change.” Six years to think and change. Sherrad was moved a lot, bounced around to various facilities depending on bed space. He played basketball. He wrote his first novel: “When Water Becomes Thicker Than Blood” was self-publish-ed, with the help of his mom. “I owe her so much.”

Sherrad went to his first book- signing two days after he was released from prison. He came home with a sense of responsibility – to himself, his mom, and the guys who were still in prison. One kid’s words rang in his ears; “If you get out and come back in, we’re gonna’ feel like there ain’t no hope.”

Sherrad’s hope, his focus, energy and determination to build a life doing things he loves is inspiring. He keeps moving, selling the first book, getting ready to publish his second – working title “Life Starts When the Church Ends (The Journey of Bird.)”

Sherrad, the writer, is also a dancer. He went from “Detroit Style ballroom” to teaching at the Arthur Murray studio in Royal Oak. The studio owner, Gary Wood, saw him dance and sought him out, hiring him to do a “job he loves.” He says he does not miss basketball, and quoted friend James Valentino regarding the dance floor: “Look at this like basketball. This is our court.” The dance studio has students from 12 to 96! Sherrad especially loves working with the kids, and spoke proudly of a tango he performed with a young student at a recent showcase.

He also emcees wedding receptions and does motivational speaking. He loves his work and appreciates everyone who has helped him along the way, ready and willing to help others whenever he can.

Sherrad Glosson looks up at the stars, but keeps his feet on the ground. Unless he’s dancing… seems to me he’s got it all together. He says “I’m still figuring out life.”

He’s also helping others to figure it out, too. Sherrad was recently asked to visit Flagship Charter Academy in Detroit as a dancer/writer to empower youth about life goals and going to college.

You can find Sherrad Glosson’s “When Water Becomes Thicker Than Blood” at amazon.com

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 united to erectile dysfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What people talk about “viagra stories“? The most essential 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 soundness problem such as core trouble. Causes of sexual disfunction turn on injury to the penis. Chronic disease, several medicaments, and a state called Peyronie’s disease can also cause sexual malfunction. 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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If some 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 united to erectile dysfunction. Learn more about “sildenafil“. What humanity 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 soundness problem such as core trouble. Causes of sexual disfunction turn on 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 treatment passes into breast milk.