Friday, May 24, 2013
Berkley High School graduate Nate Fridson will perform this weekend at the Royal Oak venue.
Huntington Woods native and Berkley High School graduate Nate Fridson will perform this weekend at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. The New York-based comedian kicked off his headline gig Thursday, along with emcee Cory Latarski and featured act Amaru, and will do more shows Friday and Saturday. “I talk about my life, some observational things, some personal, and things I’ve noticed and things that have happened to me,” Fridson told The Woodward Talk. “I play on my interest in music and sports and touch on relationships, as well as people in my generation and what it is like to have friends that aren’t comics."
Patch readers discuss a 'Dream Cruise for Bikes.'
Great conversations happen everyday on Patch. We love to promote community conversation on topics that are important to you. Each Friday we will share some of the best comments and conversations from the week. This week, Patch reported Gran Fondo Aims to be 'Dream Cruise for Bikes.' Jeanne Sarnacki commented, "There is no reason our Woodward Ave communities can't make this happen. It really is a lack of vision and creativity on the part of city leadership. Glad this is still moving forward." How do you feel about a Dream Cruise for Bikes? Tell us in the comments.
Are you looking for a job and don't mind traveling a bit from home? We've found a dozen jobs available from around Oakland County.
Job hunting? You're in luck. We've compiled a list of recent job openings from around Oakland County, as posted on Oakland County Patch sites this week. Make sure to check out the link for more details and more jobs from Rochester, Novi and more. Job listings courtesy of careerbuilder.com and indeed.com. ROCHESTER HILLS: Sr. Robotic Instructor NOVI: Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) FARMINGTON HILLS: Software Developer IV (Agile) ROYAL OAK: Account Executive 3, Enterprise Direct Sales TROY: Beauty Specialist LAKE ORION: Restaurant Manager BLOOMFIELD HILLS: Health Care Coordinator | RN BIRMINGHAM: Dining Room Manager CLAWSON: Salon Manager BERKLEY: Teller FERNDALE: Day Camp Counselor NORTHVILLE: Studio Sales Associate Editor’s note: Patch …
Check out these local homes currently available for lease.
Are you interested in leasing a home in Berkley? Or maybe you just want to know what's out there? Here's a look at several rental homes currently on the market. 2040 Kipling Avenue, Berkley 2175 Cambridge Road, Berkley Information courtesy of MoveInMichigan.com.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
"We've taken the food trucks and brought them inside," said owner Kerry Johnson, whose new venue will include the Sideshow Sandwich Emporium, Nacho Ordinary Tacos and Air-stream Coffee.
The food trucks are coming! The food trucks are coming! And, then, they're staying. The Foodtruck Cafe is slated to open during the third week of June at the former Coffee Beanery location on Woodward Avenue in Berkley. The venue will embrace the growing popularity of food trucks with the following three options under one roof. "We've taken the food trucks and brought them inside," owner Kerry Johnson said. "We'll offer fast, casual, gourmet food." The environment will be family-friendly, with games for kids, and an outdoor vibe in the dining room, including picnic tables and strands of twinkly lights, he said. "We're just looking for a fun atmosphere," Johnson said. "We want people to walk down there with their family and just hang out …
As our armed forces come home from the Middle East, the Detroit Veterans Affairs benefits office is being stretched.
Our veterans are now facing a new enemy at home--long wait times for their disability claims. The waiting times started increasing in 2010 when U.S. troops were withdrawn from Iraq causing a dramatic uptick in first-time filers, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. The data found that in most regional VA offices, not only did waiting times increase, but they vary dramatically with location: about a year and five months in Baltimore compared to four months in Fargo, ND. The national average now stands at about a year and one month, which is dramatically higher than in 2009 when it was four months. In Detroit, the current average wait time is 377 days, compared with 119 days in 2010. The backlog has also partly been blamed on…
Participants in the June 30 bike rally along the Woodward Avenue corridor from Detroit to Pontiac and back will have the opportunity to win raffle prizes, including a Shinola bicycle valued at $3,000.
Organizers of the Gran Fondo, undeterred by skeptics and impending road work, say the event will go on June 30 with a revamped bike rally format. The Gran Fondo originally was conceived as a race, but without full support from all of the communities along the route, organizers opted instead for the more casual road rally format that lets participants join in at the most convenient point for them and ride all 54 miles or just pedal to a couple venues. "It's about getting a lot of people out there so next year is a bigger event so that all of the cities are running to us saying we want to be a part of it," said Downtown Ferndale Bike Shop owner Jon Hughes, whose dad Dale Hughes conceived of the event. "We're really doing it from a grass-…
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Event will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pontiac Academy of Excellence.
A Patch blogger made the hourslong trip from Chicago to Novi to attend the comic book convention.
The drive might have taken a few hours, but two friends said they couldn't have enjoyed their recent trip to Michigan any better. John Wroblewski and Cuzz Gekas traveled to Novi from Chicago last weekend for Motor City Comic Con, Michigan’s original comic convention held at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. "(We) spent the weekend enjoying celebrities, comics and other pop culture fun," Wroblewski wrote on his blog. "I have read criticism concerning various aspects of the convention. Perhaps we were just very lucky, but the problems we encountered were minimal and the fun we had was maximum." Wroblewski, who runs JohngysBeat.com, met sports and TV celebrities, in addition to other pop culture icons during the weekend trip. To watch …