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Elves Surprise Kindergartners at Roosevelt

December 17th 2011

Elf Crumpet, as the kids know him, was joined by Elf Tiffany for the visit to Roosevelt. Operation Kid Equip has a roster of over 145 volunteers who donate time throughout the year. It takes 7,500 volunteer hours a year to make the program a success.

New Members Learn what the Chamber Can Do

December 17th 2011

“Even members who are really active don’t take advantage of all our services,” Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Roosenberg said. That’s why they host the monthly orientation. In January it will be held on the 13th at 9am.

Police Report: Bogus Robbery Reports Were Drug Deals Gone Bad

December 17th 2011

Investigation revealed that two of the three crimes did not happen as they were reported. One person was arrested for the two robberies. It turned out that the victims were not robbed, but were scammed out of money while attempting to purchase marijuana from the suspect.

Oakland County Democrats Hold Press Conference on PA 5187 (video)

December 15th 2011

HB 5187 has passed both the State House and State Senate, and now only needs Governor Rick Snyder’s signature to become law. If Snyder signs, the bill would reduce the number of County Commissioners in Oakland County from 25 to 21, and remove the authority to draw electoral districts from the current committee to give it to the commission as a whole, putting control in the hands of the majority party.

Police Report: Increased Robberies

December 15th 2011

Unfortunately we have reports of three recent robberies other than the Charter One bank robbery and the Taft School shooting.

Plumbing Issues Close Ferndale Public Library, Reopening Tomorrow

December 15th 2011

The Ferndale Public Library is closed while a crew of workers makes repairs to the Library’s plumbing system. Library Director Kate Pohjola said that an official statement will be released later this afternoon updating the press and the public about what happened.

FESC’s Green Tips for December

December 14th 2011

Former Ferndale Mayor and current County Commissioner Craig Covey delivered the Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission’s (FESC) Green Tips to the public and City Council on Dec. 12, 2011.

Videos Show Ferndale’s Winter Fun

December 14th 2011

This month has been chock full of winter activities, with more still to come. The Ferndale 115 News and Keith Dalton of The Dalton Group are among those who have been documenting the fun. Check out the videos below to see some of the fabulous events we’ve experienced.

Nail Necessities: Lessons from a First Time Manicure

December 14th 2011

Rouge offers manicures and pedicures, which include plenty of pampering and care. They also have gift certificates. Appointments can be made for individuals, or groups can come in for small pedicure parties. There is also make-up by Eve Organics, eyebrow tweezing, and jewelry available for sale.

Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping w/ Merry Midnight Madness!

December 14th 2011

Downtown Ferndale businesses will be open late this Third Thursday, December 15 for Merry Midnight Madness. Take advantage of the late night shopping opportunity by taking advantage of the coupons below. In addition to late night shopping, gift givers can have their purchases wrapped by the Relay-for-Life team, stationed at Rosie O’Grady’s.