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City opts out of May School Board Election, County to take over at extra cost

September 28th 2010

The School Board, which is an independent governing body, has not moved the election to November, so City Council has turned over responsibility for administering the election to the County – which is expected double the cost to the District, but eliminate the cost to the City.

Seniors learn what it means when the “f” is up

September 27th 2010

…Maybe there are a lot of former teachers in this group. A balanced ‘f’ is a rare thing,” said handwriting expert Gina Glassgold at the Sept. 22, 2010 Ferndale Seniors meeting….(read more)

Art is Normal says Steven Gamburd

September 26th 2010

“I think my art is about dreams, spirituality and existence – you know, life,” says Oak Park artist Steven Gamburd whose paintings have graced the walls of the Pittman-Puckett Gallery at Affirmations (290 W. 9 Mile) since August 13, 2010. (read more)

A Last Taste of Summer: Strawberry and Goat Cheese Chicken

September 17th 2010

…In the meantime, try this strawberry and goat cheese chicken recipe. It’s an unusual, but amazing dish that is hearty enough for the cooling fall weather, yet still reminds the tastebuds of the sweetness of summer fruits. …(read more)

YEP Awards Turn Teens Into Stars

September 15th 2010

…The young people involved in Affirmations’ Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) were treated like divas Saturday night as they walked a red carpet lined with photo-hungry paparazzi on their way to a glitzy awards program in honor of the brightest stars at the community center – them!…(read more)

Bob Segar manager talks about life on the road

August 23rd 2010

The Woodward Dream Cruise brought thousands into Downtown Ferndale to enjoy classic cars and oldies music. Along that tune was a book signing at Elegance by Design (231 W. 9 Mile) of the Wayne State University Press release “Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger (2009).” Authors Tom Weschler and Gary Graff were on hand to talk about the memoir of Weschler’s time as Seger’s manager from 1969-1974.

Remodeling City Hall

August 1st 2010

In order to efficiently serve residents and business owners while working with significantly less staff, the Ferndale City Council voted Monday (7/26/2010) to move forward with remodeling plans for City Hall.

Pamphlets from the Past: Historical Society website shows…

July 7th 2010

Pamphlets from the Past: Historical Society website shows what was, and what could have been (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 13, 2010)   Can you imagine a Ferndale Mall, centered in the middle of a “Ring Road” alternative to 9 Mile?  Or what City Hall must have been like in the 40s and 50s when city […]

Couple Finds Tombstone in Backyard, Possible Grave

June 11th 2010

Couple Finds Tombstone in Backyard, Possible Grave (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 11, 2010) When Wayne and Sarah Maki purchased their house at 1527 Pearson they had no idea that their 1929-built home came with a 200-year-old mystery buried in the back yard. “We were roto-tilling our backyard to lay down new grass seed, and it […]

Magic at the Ferndale Public Library

April 20th 2010

Magic at the Ferndale Public Library By, Crystal A. Proxmire   About a dozen families came together at the Ferndale Public Library’s temporary location on Saturday, April 17, 2010 to literally share in the magic of reading.  Ferndale’s resident magician Gordon Russ guided the youngsters through the mystery of the missing library card, a show […]