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DDA Planning Meeting looks at Desires for Downtown Ferndale

February 2nd 2012

Some things to look forward to for 2012 include an “art” theme to promotions, the further stabilization of finances and the potential expansion of the TIF area, and an I ♥ Downtown Ferndale campaign to include bumper stickers and viral videos.

Important Voting Information

February 2nd 2012

Michigan’s lawmakers have amended the State’s Election Law to require a statewide presidential primary election on February 28, 2012. The law calls for separate ballots to be printed for Republican candidates and for Democratic candidates, just as was done in January 2008.

Below are examples of ballot options

Extravaganza Showcases Ferndale Schools(video)

February 2nd 2012

On Jan 28, 2012 Ferndale Schools held their annual Extravaganza, which is a community-wide celebration of the learning that takes place throughout the district.

Rev. Lynch comes out of retirement to shepherd MCCD

February 2nd 2012

The Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit is ready to move forward with the appointment of Interim Pastor Rev. Jim Lynch. The 63 year-old Lynch has served as interim pastor for other congregations and has worked in Michigan, Florida and Illinois to make sure that MCC churches have strong transitional leadership.

Six Steps to Fabulous

February 1st 2012

Tabatha Morris of Hazel Park left with a smile on her freshly-glossed lips. “I’ve never walked away from a makeup session feeling like this,” she said, referring to the positive glow she got from being the model at the Ferndale Career Center’s “Six Steps to Fabulous” class held on Jan. 20, 2012.

It’s Taste of Ferndale Time – Feb 21

February 1st 2012

Whether you want to support local charities, or enjoy some good food, Taste of Ferndale is a good choice according to Pawlica. “Ferndale is just as diverse in our food choices as we are in the people who live and work in the city. This event allows people to discover restaurants they may have never heard of before and be reintroduced to some favorites they may not have visited in a while.”

CERT Training Beginning, Volunteer Rescue Workers Still Wanted

February 1st 2012

The volunteer team will be able to respond to major disasters, and also to help out the fire department in other ways such as first aid support at events and helping to secure the area around downed power lines.

Council Gets Sworn In, Appointments Get Made

February 1st 2012

The Jan. 9, 2012 Ferndale City Council meeting was packed with those wanting to see their elected officials get sworn in from their victories in November. Mayor Dave Coulter, who had been appointed by City Council for a partial first term when former Mayor Craig Covey was elected to County Commissioner, had his second swearing in by The Honorable Judge Joseph Longo.

Community Wide Read for March 2012

February 1st 2012

After months of deliberating, Project Coordinator Darlene Hellenberg has finally settled on the gripping tale of a missing boy told through the eyes of his teenage sister. “I wanted a book with a strong female lead,” says Hellenberg. “Lydia is definitely a compelling character. The fact that the story is set in Michigan is an added bonus.”

Clothing Swap to Benefit John F Kennedy Elementary School’s PTA

February 1st 2012

Guests bring currently fashionable, slightly used ladies clothing, accessories, shoes, purses, jewelry, belts (no undergarments please) to The Loving Touch on Saturday, Feb 4th.