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Police Report: Suspected Bank Robber Arrested

January 4th 2012

A man has been arrested for the bank robbery that occurred in Ferndale at the Charter One bank on December 6, 2011. John Lee WESTPFAHL (w/m, 44 yrs, former Warren resident) was arrested Monday morning (January 2nd). Westpfahl is suspected of committing the Ferndale bank robbery as well as two bank robberies in Birmingham and another bank robbery in Clinton Township.

Ferndale Business Recycling Grows as New Year Begins

January 2nd 2012

The new year is off to a great start recycling-wise as SOCRRA (Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) is working with a record number of Ferndale businesses and increasing revenue brought into the City through recycling programs.

Colette Farris spent the last two months of 2011 amping up efforts to reach the business community.

Tell the DDA What you want in Downtown Ferndale

January 2nd 2012

If you were king or queen for a day, what would you wish for Downtown Ferndale? That is just one of a few interesting questions that the DDA is asking the public in their online survey which will help determine DDA projects and goals for the coming year.

Cities Could Lose Inclusive Ordinances if HB5039 Passes

January 1st 2012

Over a dozen Michigan Cities, including Ferndale, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit, could be stripped of their local human rights ordinances if Michigan HB 5039 passes.

Obligatory New Years Bubbly Report

December 31st 2011

This is the time of year for people to ask about Champagne. We gladly show them to our selection here at Western Market (447 W. 9 Mile):

Cyber Safety Class for Parents Jan 11th

December 30th 2011

Want to learn what the State Attorney General has to say about Internet Safety? Checkout the upcoming presentation by Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative, which will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Coolidge Intermediate School (2521 Bermuda).

New Years Eve in Ferndale is Inexpensive and Charitable

December 30th 2011

With many New Year’s Eve options in Ferndale, it can be hard to decide what to do. Thankfully the DDA (Downtown Development Authority) has organized a night of fun and charity that involves several local watering holes. Plus there is only a $5 charge to participate, and the money raised goes to help the Make a Wish foundation.

Ferndale Library Boasts Kids Book Clubs for Every Age

December 30th 2011

What could be better than reading? Sharing the reading experience! Kids in every age group from Kindergarteners to Teenagers have a book club of their very own at Ferndale Public Library. The clubs meet once a month, with discussions led by a librarian. Participants can pick up a copy of the month’s selection at the front desk of the library and check it out with their valid library card. The clubs are free and no registration is required.

Goodfellows Christmas Success

December 26th 2011

The Ferndale Goodfellows took in 75 applications for assistance this holiday season. Some were from seniors who just needed food, and others were from families with children. Ferndale Fire Sergeant Ken Kronner said that each applicant received a food certificate to Ferndale Foods located at Nine Mile and Livernois as well as a voucher to 1 of 3 restaurants in the city: Hambo’s, Sam’s Ferndale Grill or Hilton Cafe. The amount was determined by the size of the family. Each child received a $30 gift card to Target.

Weather Poster Contest, Savings Bond Prize

December 26th 2011

The National Weather Service is having a contest for fourth and fifth graders in Michigan. First Prize is a $200 US Savings Bond.