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Karen Twomey on Education Legislation

November 28th 2012

Unfortunately the planned legislation does not end here. Early in the next year I will be asking for your help again as Lansing will be considering a draft bill replacement for the School Aid Act. The Oxford Foundation has released a draft bill for consideration most likely around February. This bill will completely replace the School Aid Act and rewrite the way we fund public education by creating a public voucher system.

Former Mayor Robert J. “Bob” Paczkowski Passes Away

November 28th 2012

Paczkowski, Robert J. “Bob”, 86, a longtime resident and former Mayor of Ferndale, died Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Waterford.

Ferndale Pride Gives $10,000 to Local Charities

November 27th 2012

In just its second year, Ferndale Pride was able to raise $10,000 to give to local charities. Michigan AIDS Coalition, Affirmations, the Dyke March and the Ferndale Community Foundation each received part of the $10,000 total.

Stocking Hop Shops Benefit FernCare Dec 6th

November 26th 2012

Each location will have a nifty swag bag made especially for the event to fill up with great gift giving goodies. The bag is available for a donation of $2. The money collected will be donated to FernCare Free Clinic.

Transgender Detroit Transitions into GNA

November 26th 2012

The group also does a speaker’s bureau and takes place during other transgender related activities through the year. One of the goals of GNA is to incorporate more social events, like the drag shows and coming out party, into their work. They also hope to reach more …

City Sells Former Impound Space to Search Optics

November 26th 2012

With timing that Councilperson Melanie Piana called “serendipity,” Ferndale City Council agreed on Nov. 13 to sell a former impound lot to Search Optics at 1938 Burdette. The lot is right next to their current parking, in the recently remodeled building tucked away by the railroad tracks near East 9 Mile and Hilton.

End of Prohibition Party to benefit Ferndale Goodfellows ~ Dec. 1st

November 25th 2012

Ferndale’s downtown will commemorate again the anniversary of the day in December, 1933 that Congress and President Roosevelt enacted the 21st amendment ending prohibition. The annual event this year is December 1st, and funds will be raised for the Ferndale Good Fellows. Simply show up at any of the seven venues listed below on Saturday night to meet your favorite flappers, rum runners and gangsters.

Small Business Saturday Deals in Ferndale

November 23rd 2012

Come celebrate the Shop Small™ movement in Ferndale and Oak Park on Small Business Saturday, November 24th!

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Ferndale Businesses Light the Town (w/video)

November 22nd 2012

Downtown Ferndale businesses have decked their storefronts for the holidays, a season kicked off by the DDA’s Third Thursday “Light the Town” event. DDA volunteers gave away hot coco while the Chris Brass Band played carols on the West 9 Mile sidewalks.

Ferndale Recreation Newsletter

November 19th 2012

Come to the Kulick Community Center on Saturday December 1st from 9 am to 3 pm to get into the holiday season!