2014 Ferndale Restaurant Week

17 Apr

DFRWThe spring edition of Ferndale’s Restaurant Week takes place April 21st-27th, 2014 and will have a eclectic array of food offerings from twenty different restaurants
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You will tastefully discover that Ferndale Restaurant Week is not like other area restaurant weeks as it has not only menu’s for diner or lunch , but at some of the eateries, breakfast too. Another big difference is the range of price points on the menu.

You will be presented with a delicious challenge – everything from vegan to sushi, international cuisine or the best bar food in the region. Participating in the Downtown Ferndale Restaurant Week Spring Edition are Assaggi Bistro, The Blue Nile, The Bosco, Buffalo Wild Wings, Como’s, Dino’s Lounge, Easy Like Sundae, The Emory, Howe’s Bayou, Imperial, Inyo Restaurant and Lounge, John D Bistro, Local Kitchen & Bar, Om Café, One Eyed Betty’s, Public House, Rosie O’Grady’s, Sneakers Pub, Treat Dreams and Woodward Avenue Brewers.

You can try something different and visit a new (to you) restaurant or you can visit an old favorite for a special deal.

Please visit www.FerndaleRestaurantWeek.com for complete details on each restaurant’s offering and price points. 

A few other Oakland County Cities had their restaurant weeks earlier in the year:
Birmingham, Troy and Royal Oak. Hopefully you had a chance to visit them.

Let us know if you know of any in other Oakland County communities.

Farmers Markets in Oakland County (2014)

10 Apr Farmers Market

Why shop at a farmers market?

According to the MSU Extension, “The state’s food and agricultural system generates $91.4 billion in economic activity each year”.

Sounds like it’s good for the economy.

They also said that “Michigan is the leading producer of dry beans and several varieties of annual flowers, including geraniums and petunias, and Easter lilies. We’re also No. 1 in the nation in production of blueberries, cucumbers for pickles, Niagara grapes and tart cherries.  Michigan produces more than 300 commodities on a commercial basis, making the state second only to California in agricultural diversity”.

Sounds like it’s good for variety.

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9th Annual Rochester Green Festival

6 Apr

The 9th MI Earth Day Fest will offer a full weekend of events starting on Friday April 25th.

This year, the event will be held on the streets of Downtown Rochester.

earthday1The three-day festival will highlight green and healthy-living efforts of area businesses and community groups. It will feature over 150 exhibits, displays, presentations, and performances, as well as door prizes, healthy concessions and activities for all ages. There will be a ceremony recognizing winners of the USGBC-Detroit’s My Green School Art Contest.

Shop, Learn, & Celebrate! at one of the planet’s largest Earth Day events.. Admission is free and open to all ages.

Visit the MiGreenTeam website for details and special event registration.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Detroit Zoo

3 Apr

GreenFest

On April 26th & 27th 2014, the Detroit Zoo’s annual GreenFest celebration takes place. Visit the zoo between 9am & 3pm and join in on the fun that includes earth-friendly crafts, an endangered species scavenger hunt, animal enrichment activities, zookeeper talks and exhibits by local conservation groups.  All  of the GreenFest activities are free with Zoo admission. Continue reading

Bunnyville Returns to the Detroit Zoo

31 Mar

bunny3An “egg-stravaganza” of family fun is planned for the Detroit Zoo’s 23nd annual Bunnyville celebration on Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, 2014, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The two-day event features treats, games, crafts, live entertainment and animal enrichment.

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DSO Neighborhood Concerts

21 Mar

DSO1The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the fourth-oldest symphony orchestra in the United States, continues  this season of their Neighborhood Concert Series with a few spring concerts  in seven different  Southeast Michigan communities, including four right here in Oakland County.

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Cruisin’ Oakland County 2014 (and Southeast Michigan too!)

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In the 60′s we listened to the radio as the Beach Boys sang about cars & girls.

Not much has changed. The songs are still being played,  The girls have become wives, and we are still in love with our cars.

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A few weekends each summer many of us in Oakland County will gather in our own horsepower nation. From Model T’s to ???????? – it seems that just about every make, model and style of vehicle can be seen on the streets of Southeastern Michigan during the ‘Cruising Season’.

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