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Animal Fat on Fire in Factory on Wordsworth

May 17th 2012

Ferndale Fire Department being assisted by Royal Oak Fire Department are currently fighting a fire at 1285 Wordsworth in Ferndale.

The building on fire is Van industries.

There is no special danger due to any poisonous smoke. The building contains animal fat which caught fire.

Nearly 100 Volunteers Clean the Ferndale Up

May 15th 2012

With nearly 100 volunteers, the Ferndale Community Foundation orchestrated a massive city-wide cleanup day on May 12, 2012.

2012 Congressional Art Competition Awards (video)

May 15th 2012

The Rust Belt Market has special guests on May 6, 2012 as Congressman Sander Levin hosted the 31st annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the 12th District.

Ferndale Public Library to Hold Special Strategic Planning Sessions

May 15th 2012

Following both meetings, the library board will hold a open board retreat to finalize the goals. From there, staff will produce a working strategic plan

Honor Michigan’s Fallen in Memorial Day Parade

May 15th 2012

Those who want to walk in the parade as part of the foot float should meet at the corner of W. Maplehurst and Livernois on Monday, May 28 at 8:30am. They should wear red, white and/or blue clothing without political, commercial or religious slogans or statements.

Bike Night is May 17th

May 15th 2012

Thursday, May 17 with the official launch of its first on-street bike parking rack. The rack, designed and created by sculptor Richard Gage, will transform space to park one car into parking for 14 two-wheeled vehicles. It will be the first of six on-street racks the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority plans to install throughout the district.

Ferndale Police Talk Transgender

May 15th 2012

This story was quick on the minds of the women who met with a member of the Ferndale Police Department as part of Transgender Day of Empowerment on April 14.

Oakland County to Issue Veteran’s ID Cards

May 15th 2012

The new program that has Flores excited is the Oakland County Veteran’s ID Card. For just $10 a vet can get a plastic identification card indicating that they served in the military. Before the ID cards, vets would be required to show their DD214 paperwork and state-issued identification or driver’s license to take advantage of services for veterans, including government programs and store discounts.

Who Let the Dogs Out… and took them for their walks?

May 15th 2012

When Michael Murray and his son Michael go to the Humane Society each week, the doggies who are up for adoption wag their tales in anticipation. The Murrays are volunteer dog-walkers, a job that helps out the adoption agency and is a lot of fun for the father-son team.

Transition Ferndale Meets Wednesday to Discuss Co-ops

May 15th 2012

The speaker will be Deborah Olson, executive director of the Center for Community Based Enterprise in Detroit. She’ll be talking partly about the history of cooperatives, and partly about the nuts and bolts of setting up a cooperative and making it successful.