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Keeping Cool

July 1st 2012

Oakland County Health Division cautions residents to protect themselves from heat related illness such as heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Read to find out how to stay safe, healthy and cool on hot days.

New Public Art Celebrated at ARTWN – The Event (video)

June 30th 2012

“ARTWN is meant to really highlight and showcase the creative culture of downtown Ferndale,” said DDA Director Cristina Sheppard-Decius. “What we’re doing is installing more public art for everyone to enjoy as well as then bringing attention to our businesses and what they are doing

Burglars Busted Trying to Sell Laptop Back to Owner

June 28th 2012

The owner of the computer received a phone call from a man who offered to sell the victim back his computer. This man made arrangements to meet the victim in a parking lot. The victim notified the police and an officer posed as the victim to meet the suspect

Dog Loses Leg to Train, Continues Competitive Jumping

June 28th 2012

Sometimes big spirit comes in small packages. Even before the accident Zeus, a handsome blockhead chocolate lab, was a passionate and loyal dog who would compete in Ultimate Air Dog events. But when the wheels of a freighter train severed his right front leg, the Heideman family had no idea what would become of the family jumping champion.

Ferndale Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

June 27th 2012

A 29-year-old Ferndale serviceman died while in service in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Staff Sgt. Matthew Leach was serving in the US Army Reserves when he was found dead by fellow soldiers. He is survived by a young wife and newborn son, whose names are being withheld until further details are released by the Army and until the family is ready to share.

2012 Ferndale Beautification Awards Presented

June 27th 2012

Every year the Ferndale Beautification Commission presents awards to residents and businesses that make improvements to their properties. The awards encourage creativity and pride in the community.

Inside Out: DIA Artwork Comes to Ferndale

June 27th 2012

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has named participating communities for the next round of Inside|Out, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. The reproductions for this round will be on view from July 3 to Sept. 30. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is sponsoring the program for 2012 and 2013. Ferndale has six pieces up around Downtown, which is also a perfect tie-in to the on-going ARTWN theme.

Ned Staebler named Chair of Mayor’s Business Council

June 27th 2012

The Mayor’s Business Council, first announced by Mayor David Coulter in his 2012 State of the City Address as part of his mission to make Ferndale “the easiest, friendliest city to open or expand a business in Oakland County,” will be led by Mayor Coulter and…

Know Your Fireworks Code

June 27th 2012

The giant boom of fireworks could be followed by the “whoop whoop” of police sirens (or worse fire engines) if residents don’t pay attention to the rules.

Ferndale Community Foundation Announces 2012 Grants

June 26th 2012

The Ferndale Community Foundation Announced it 2012 Grants at the City Council meeting on June 25, 2012. Each year the foundation raises money to be distributed to projects throughout the city. $8,000 was awarded in total.