Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop

February 2, 2011

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“Ferndale’s an awesome town for riding bikes,” says Jon Hughes, owner of the Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop. “In the middle of summer there’s fifteen, twenty bikes locked up in front of the bar. You just don’t see that in other places… everyone’s real laid back and really nice. It’s just a great environment to be […]

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The Bell Beat

January 26, 2011

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The Bell Beat’s debut The Carrot Chase (released as Sh! the Octopus), largely conceived by vocalist/guitarist Randy Bishop and hurriedly home-recorded into an iBook, could heartily be considered a modern folk record. Its followup Our Manderley presents the efforts of years of growing collaboration, and comfortably shifts from breathy and modest ballads, to jaunting and […]

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McGivney School pt. 3

January 19, 2011

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The third and final part of a series on education in Detroit. Read part one and part two. Rachel Cunningham, Saquita Clark, and Demetrius Rouse each came to McGivney School under different circumstances. Saquita was court-referred and hopes to become a veterinarian. Demetrius was court-ordered, is currently student council president and wants to be an […]

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McGivney School pt. 2

January 12, 2011

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Part two of a three-part series on education in Detroit. Read part one. “Coach is the man when it comes to knowing how to talk to the kids, knowing how to kind of bring them back down to Earth when they get off in their own world and want to kill people and stuff,” says […]

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McGivney School pt. 1

January 5, 2011

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Part one of a three-part series on education in Detroit. “Every day is different,” says Mr. Looney, principal of McGivney School, a strict disciplinary academy (grades 7-12) in Detroit. “You come in one day, there could be a frickin’ brawl in the hallway. I mean like, fifty kids, and you’re just like, 911? Yep. You […]

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Haute to Death/Macho City

December 29, 2010

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The heavily art-damaged, new wave, post-punk dance party DJ duo Jon Dones and Ash Nowak will once again be bringing their three-year-running, monthly Haute to Death series together with the Italo-disco-proto-house DJ pair Mike Trombley and Scott Zacharias, aka Macho City, for their second annual New Year’s Eve bash, Precious Little Diamonds, at the Park […]

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Capuchin Soup Kitchen

December 22, 2010

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The services of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen are produced wholly by the hearts of donors and volunteers, and its mission is to provide more than simple sustenance. In addition to the two thousand meals per day that are served between two kitchens, the Connor kitchen offers family services, after-school tutoring and art therapy for children, […]

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