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Poets at the Ferndale Library (video)

April 20th 2013

With sensitivity, fanciful imagery, memories put to paper and even humor, four poets shared their work at the Ferndale Public Library on April 16. Mary Jo Foirth Gillett, Dennis Hinrichsen, Christine Rhein and D’Anne Withowski kept the crowd in awe with their verses. The event was sponsored by Springfed Arts and focused on Michigan poets.

Mayor Coulter’s State of the City Address (video)

April 19th 2013

Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter gave his state of the City address on Thursday night at The Local Kitchen and Bar. Hosted by the Ferndale Area Chamber, this event brought people out to hear what’s going on around town. Coulter introduced new neighborhood programs, touted The Mayor’s Business Council, and explained some of the financial impediments facing the city.

Police Report: Carjacking Suspect and Knife Assault Suspect Wanted

April 19th 2013

On 04/04/13 at about 1:14 a.m. a 20 year old man was assaulted by a w/m suspect in the Mobile gas station located at Woodward / Ardmore. The victim reported that he was walking n.b. on Woodward after getting off a bus at State Fair. He said he was walking behind the suspect who spun around, pulled out a knife, and…

Four Firefighters get Six More Months of Work

April 17th 2013

Council members agreed to dip into the General Fund in order to retain the four firefighters through the end of the year, at a cost of $186,143.

Michael Jackson Dancing – The New Ferndale Normal? (video)

April 17th 2013

Regularly seen in walkable big cities, street performers hope for tips as they entertain passer-bys. In this case Benny Leibhan captured a performer doing a Michael Jackson routine in front of Buffalo Wild Wings

Fracking Forum Coming to Ferndale April 23

April 16th 2013

The town hall for Ferndale is April 23 from 6-8pm at Ferndale City Hall, 300 E. 9 Mile Road. Future town halls will be held around Oakland County. For more information visit the Oakland County Water Resource Commission’s website at

Woodward Ave. Complete Streets Forums April 17-19

April 16th 2013

The Complete Streets Initiative for the Woodward corridor was first announced in August, 2011 when the WA3 received a $752,000 Federal Highway Administration Grant to help Transform Woodward and prepare a Complete Streets Master Plan for the 27-mile Woodward Avenue.

Mike Nesmith of Monkees Fame and the Sold Out Magic Bag Show

April 16th 2013

Nesmith later posted a note about his visit to Ferndale on his Facebook page:

“Fun in Ferndale.

‘The present owner of the Monkeemobile parked it in front of the theater much to the delight of the fans and the confusion of the residents.

OC Commissioners to Introduce “No Kill” Resolutions for Shelter

April 15th 2013

The first resolution would have the Oakland County Animal Shelter save all healthy and treatable homeless cats and dogs by the end of 2014.
The second resolution would require the shelter to post monthly statistics on the county website showing what happened to the cats and dogs that entered the shelter – adopted, returned to owner, euthanized.
The third resolution would require the shelter to first offer an animal to a rescue organization before they euthanize it.

Mayor to Give State of the City Address Thursday April 18

April 15th 2013

Then stay for the State of the City Address by Mayor Coulter, which will be open to the public. The State of the City Address will begin promptly at 7:00 pm with doors opening to the public at 6:45 pm.