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Green Schools: JFK and Roosevelt Recognized

April 30th 2013

Each school is awarded points based on the following criteria: percentage of school population involved in green activities, green issues addressed, the quality of the work, the impact activities have on a variety of groups (grade levels, staff, parents, community), and uniqueness.

Run 4 A Reason Benefits LGBT Charities May 11

April 30th 2013

The run starts at Affirmations Community Center on May 11 at 10:30 A.M. and has a $25 registration fee, which includes a t shirt and backpack. The run is approximately 5 miles long and people can run or walk to the finish line.

9 and Hilton Closed Due to Oversize Load Truck Problem

April 30th 2013

The intersection of 9 and Hilton was closed for several hours on April 30 when an oversize load truck bottomed out and the cab became detached as it traveled South on Hilton. The truck had not made it far from it’s starting point at Universal Press and Machinery at 955 Hilton.

Water Bill Worries Explained

April 29th 2013

The increasing cost of water, along with complications from a recent water meter reader change, have got Ferndale residents worried about their water bills. Some have reported bills increasing to over $1,000, while rumors and speculations have flooded social media sites.

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

April 29th 2013

The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website at Below are the most recent job listings:

Memorial for Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Leach Unveiled

April 29th 2013

Family, friends and supporters of Army Staff Sgt. Matthew Leach gathered in Berkley on April 27 to honor his service by unveiling a memorial for him and a bench named for his son Jack. The memorials are at Berkley Legion at 2079 W. 12 Mile Road.

Women Walking Woodward For Peace May 12

April 28th 2013

Women Walking Woodward for Peace is a walk from Detroit to Ferndale in honor of pacifism. Even organizers said “This is not an Anti-War march, we have signs and banners with a pro-peace message. Acoustic instruments are welcome.

Metro Times Blowout Comes to FPL May 2-4

April 28th 2013

The Ferndale Public Library has joined forces with Metro Times for this year’s revamped Metro Times Blowout. The library, which hosts a monthly rock concert series, will serve as one of ten Ferndale venues featuring music by local artists May 2-4. The Friends of the Ferndale Library will be selling beverages, including beer, as a fund-raiser for the library’s programs, materials and special events. Attendees will need to purchase wristbands in order to enter the library for the event.

Transgender Day of Empowerment at Affirmations April 27

April 27th 2013

The event takes place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Affirmations Community Center in Ferndale. The Gender Identity Network Alliance (GINA) organizes the event. Various panel discussions, speakers, and a room full of tables with resources for transgender people, gender variant people, parents, doctors, teachers, activists, allies and people who simply want to learn more will be available. There will even be cupcakes from Cupcake Station and other food from Buffalo Wild Wings and Como’s.

Youth in Government Day (video)

April 26th 2013

Four Ferndale students were among those who visited the County Complex on April 22 to learn about County Government through many activities including a demonstration from County Sheriff Mike Bouchard and words of advice from elected officials like Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Youth in Government Day is a 33 year tradition.