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John F. Kennedy Green School Profile

April 3rd 2011

The State of Michigan began Green School certification as a grassroots initiative at Hartland High School in Livingston County in 2005. This effort resulted in Governor Jennifer Granholm signing Public Act 146 into law in May of 2006. John F. Kennedy Green School Committee was founded in 2008 by a group of parents, staff and students who wanted to see John F. Kennedy Elementary become a certified Michigan Green School. Kennedy Elementary achieved Green School status that year, and has every year since then.

3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week (April 16-22)

April 3rd 2011

In cooperation with the Ferndale DDA, the Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission (FESC) presents the 3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week – A week-long environmental celebration in Ferndale!

Green Week runs Saturday April 16th to Earth Day April 22, 2011, with events in Ferndale every day!

Annual Rotary Spaghetti Dinner (April 14)

April 3rd 2011

The Ferndale Rotary is holding their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on April 14, 2011 at 5pm at Blumz (503 E. 9 Mile). Money collected for the $10 tickets and auction item sales go to help the Rotary with various community service projects including:

Author Talk: John Connolly

April 2nd 2011

The Book of Lost Things was originally rejected by a publisher because they disliked the description of Little Red Riding Hood being intimate with The Big Bad Wolf.

Author John Connolly read the controversial passage to a room full of fans at the Ferndale Public Library’s Author Talk held March 29, 2011. The talk was part of a month-long celebration of reading that is becoming a Ferndale Library Tradition.

Ferndale Wrestling Club Sends 11 to State Championships

April 1st 2011

Eleven Ferndale Wrestling Club athletes traveled to Battle Creek March 25-27, 2011 to compete in the Michigan Youth Wrestling Association State Championships. The club is for boys aged 4-16 from Ferndale and surrounding cities, with 45 kids on the team this year.

Budget Meeting #2 Council Discusses Principles & Internal Funds

March 31st 2011

Ferndale City Council met March 30, 2011 to move forward with the City budget for 2012 and 2013.

Shots Fired Over Vehicle Dispute

March 30th 2011

A disagreement over a car trade lead to gunfire on Bertha St. in Ferndale Monday night (03/28/11) at about 9:15 p.m.

After 20 Years in Prison, Ex Con Sees Filming as a New Start

March 30th 2011

When Dez Mansell was released from prison on parole in 2008, the bright optimism of freedom was overshadowed by the fear and insecurity of figuring out how to make an honest living.

“I’ve been a liar, cheater and a thief since I was 12,” Mansell said. “I have made a very stark transformation. But still, it’s hard for people, especially employers, to trust me.”

The Oklahoma Experience

March 30th 2011

Starting out with nothing, some 65 students from FHS, FMS, Coolidge and Kennedy Schools came together to produce Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! They performed from March 12 -20, 2011.

Junior Natalie Berger played Ellen in the production, and she organized the Sound Effect Design. She and her friends had such a fun time with the show that she put together a video to remember the experience.

City Accepts Animal Control, Waggs has 30 days to find home…

March 29th 2011

After city leaders in Ferndale discovered that Oakland County had been providing animal control for free to some municipalities, while charging others for the service, the Oakland County has reshaped its Animal Control program and is now offering free service to any city.

City Council voted on March 28, 2011 to accept the service, and also to end an agreement with nonprofit group Waggs and Wishes