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Budget Meeting #3 – April 6, 2011

April 9th 2011

On April 6, 2011 The Ferndale City Council held its third official budget planning session. Council meets every Wednesday starting at 6pm to discuss how to keep spending in line with revenue. One factor is that an election on May 3 will determine if residents are willing to accept a temporary property tax increase to support City services.

Hundred Dollar Bill Found & Donated

April 7th 2011

An unidentified woman found a $100 bill in the Ferndale Public Library parking lot at 11am today. Not seeing any obvious owners, the woman decided to donate the money to Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit.

Time to Talk About the Headlee

April 6th 2011

On May 3, 2011, voters in the City of Ferndale will be asked to vote on a property tax increase to help fill in where lost state revenue sharing and lost property taxes have left the City $2.3 million short. Campaigns have organized around both sides of the issue, and there are two upcoming forums where residents can hear about and discuss the vote.

OWI Arrest of Elena Ford

April 5th 2011

Ms. Ford was arrested at this time for OWI. She was transported to the Ferndale Police Station, where she was booked and given the opportunity to submit to a breath test (Datamaster). Ms. Ford consulted her attorney and submitted to the breath test without incident. She was held for several hours and released on $500.00 cash bond.

FernCare Free Health Series: Don’t Get up! Sit Down! Yoga Works!

April 4th 2011

FernCare Free Health Series: Don’t Get up! Sit Down! Yoga Works! (Crystal A. Proxmire, 4/4/2011)   As part of their on going “Let’s Talk Health” discussion series, FernCare is presenting a class on sit-down yoga, which is a healthy exercise for nearly anybody.  This fun and easy activity is presented by Dewey Ames, a certified […]

Ferndale Pride 2011 Planning Committee Going Strong

April 4th 2011

The Ferndale Pride 2011 Planning Committee is in full swing as over 20 volunteers gathered last week to flesh out details of the three day celebration. From June 3-5 Ferndale will be host to many LGBT community events designed to complement the Motor City Pride Celebration taking place in Hart Plaza. Shuttles will run between the two events.

Allies a Part of Transgender Empowerment Day

April 4th 2011

The transgender community came out in force on Saturday for the third annual Transgender Empowerment Day, held at Affirmations and organized by Transgender Detroit and Transgender Michigan. Various inclusive groups set up informational tables and presentations were done by the Department of Justice, a panel of transgender allies, and a transgender town hall meeting.

John F. Kennedy Green School Profile

April 3rd 2011

The State of Michigan began Green School certification as a grassroots initiative at Hartland High School in Livingston County in 2005. This effort resulted in Governor Jennifer Granholm signing Public Act 146 into law in May of 2006. John F. Kennedy Green School Committee was founded in 2008 by a group of parents, staff and students who wanted to see John F. Kennedy Elementary become a certified Michigan Green School. Kennedy Elementary achieved Green School status that year, and has every year since then.

3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week (April 16-22)

April 3rd 2011

In cooperation with the Ferndale DDA, the Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission (FESC) presents the 3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week – A week-long environmental celebration in Ferndale!

Green Week runs Saturday April 16th to Earth Day April 22, 2011, with events in Ferndale every day!

Annual Rotary Spaghetti Dinner (April 14)

April 3rd 2011

The Ferndale Rotary is holding their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on April 14, 2011 at 5pm at Blumz (503 E. 9 Mile). Money collected for the $10 tickets and auction item sales go to help the Rotary with various community service projects including: