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Budget Meeting #4, Part Two: Fire Department

April 22nd 2011

Ferndale City Council had its fourth budget planning session on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. They heard presentations from the District Court, the Police Department and the Fire Department. Each department presented a slideshow describing what their legally-mandated responsibilities are and presenting budgets reflecting cuts of 15% and 20%.

Ferndale Artists Among those at Craft Revival

April 21st 2011

The Handmade Detroit Craft Revival at The Loving Touch on April 19, 2011 kicked off Green Week in Ferndale. Over two dozen vendors sold arts, crafts, jewelry and other unique items in a fun, family-friendly setting. Crafters from all over SE Michigan gathered for the event, including several Ferndale artists.

VIEW: The CFF Good Neighbor Awards

April 21st 2011

And now, nearly two years later, I’m proud to say that The Ferndale 115 News has over 5,000 unique readers each month and a strong reputation in the community for fairness. And getting a CFF Good Neighbor Award on April 19 was a huge honor. Not just to be recognized, but also to be among so many others who embrace the same ideals and live their lives with positive energy and intent.

Giant Easter Bunny Hides Eggs Around Ferndale

April 20th 2011

The eggs contain coupons and rewards for those three establishments. There will be dozens of eggs hidden now through Easter.

Roosevelt Kids Give Green Grocery Bags to Western Market Customers

April 20th 2011

In order to spread community awareness about Earth Day, the students at Roosevelt Primary decorated paper grocery bags to give to Western Market customers. On Wednesday April 20, Western Market co-owner Steve Selvaggio went to the school to pick up the bags and talk with the youngsters about saving the planet.

Downtown Ferndale Al Fresco – Waiting for Good Weather

April 20th 2011

Approximately 25 different locations will be open (or getting ready to) for customers who want to enjoy a beverage, a bite to eat and a conversation while taking in the best of Michigan’s ever-changing weather.

Cupcakes are Coming! (500 FREE April 21)

April 20th 2011

…Their grand opening in Ferndale will be Thursday, April 21 at 11am. The first 500 customers will get a free cupcake.

The Cupcake Station offers a large variety of specialty cupcakes made fresh each day from scratch. Some of the unique flavors…

Sing-a-long with Joe Reilly(April 20)

April 20th 2011

The middle of Earth Week 2011 peaks with a sing-a-long concert at the Ferndale Public Library with environmental songwriter Joe Reilly. Reilly has traveled around Michigan and beyond singing about the Earth, and he will be at the Library on Wed. April 20 from 6:15pm-7pm for a FREE show…

Chicken Coops in Ferndale

April 20th 2011

Mikulski has researched backyard chicken movements across the county and in the area, and put together the website www.ferndalechickens.com to explain why she feels the City should change its policy. The site addresses common concerns such as smell, noise and safety. It also gives examples of major cities already allowing chicken coops,

Grandparents Seek Understanding

April 19th 2011

The grandmothers who met on April 11, 2011to hear from Dr. Donald Deering may not fit into the stereotypical role of grandparent, but their stories of frustration (and ultimately of love) are more common than people might think. Throughout Oakland County there are grandparents who have taken on responsibility of raising their grandchildren.