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New DPW Director Makes Himself at Home

December 5th 2012

If there was something in the water, Loyd Cureton would know about it. The new Department of Public Works Director cannot explain exactly what causes it, but he can see from his experiences as interim DPW Director that there is something special about the community.

Clear your plate

December 5th 2012

It’s about making room for what you value. Year end is a good time to take stock of what you want, and don’t want, in your personal and business life. Are there some things you may want to let go of to make room for something else that will better serve you? There are many ways we can utilize this principle

Motown Macdown Tonight

December 5th 2012

Motown Macdown is a macaroni and cheese throwdown amongst Detroit’s finest chefs benefiting Justin’s Vision.

Set amidst the front room of One-Eyed Betty’s in Ferndale on the evening of Wednesday, December 5th, seven of Detroit’s legendary chefs will demonstrate their culinary prowess…

Police Report: Potential Parking Meter Break Ins

December 4th 2012

Parking meters in Ferndale have had the money stolen from them at least four times so far this year. Other local communities have been experiencing the same problem. Early on Sunday morning (12/02/12) at about 5:00 a.m. Ferndale Patrol Sgt. Daniel Simon noticed a suspicious person…

Residents Push for Better Animal Control

December 4th 2012

Since September a group of Oakland County residents has been coming to the Oakland County Commission meetings and speaking about changes they would like to see in the Animal Control Program. The core group is called Oakland Pet Advocates (OPA) and their goal is to increase rates of return to owner and adoptions, and to decrease the rates of euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals.

Top Ten Reasons to Support Local Business

December 3rd 2012

Top Ten Reasons to Support Local Business

The following comes from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (, a national nonprofit organization working to strengthen independent businesses and local economies, and is reprinted here with permission.

4th Annual Ferndale Rotary Pancake Breakfast December 8th

December 3rd 2012

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, 8:00 AM TO 11:00 AM


$8.00 Adults

$5.00 Children

Under 3—-FREE!

Thanks to Dino’s Lounge and Howe’s Bayou for their generous donation of food for our event!

Former Senator Philip O. Mastin, Jr Passes Away

December 2nd 2012

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday December 15, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Leroy Street, Fenton, Michigan 48430. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mental Health Association in Michigan.

Public Invited to Learn about Transit Options for Woodward Avenue

November 30th 2012

These events are aimed at giving local residents, business owners, and community, government, and agency leaders opportunities to learn about, and give their input on, possible mass transit options for the Woodward Avenue corridor.

Historic Homes and Buildings Tour – Saturday, December 8

November 30th 2012

A tour of historic Ferndale homes and buildings, decked out in their holiday finest decorations, is set for Saturday, December 8th beginning at 3pm at the Ferndale Historical Museum.