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Library Trustee John Sterritt Resigns, Board Seeks Applicants…

August 10th 2012

John Sterritt, Trustee and former President of the Ferndale Public Library Board, announced his resignation at a recent library board meeting. His resignation is effective on August 23, 2012 at 11:00, following the board’s regular August meeting.

Primer for the Improv Festival

August 9th 2012

Just in time for Go Comedy’s Detroit Improv Festival to throttle to us faster than a zop to a zap.

It’s going to be a big weekend full of big names, out of town amaze-a-tron groups, and local super stars.

In order to prepare out of towners for what they will encounter. I’ve put together a general description, otherwise called a stereotype of a Detroit improviser

Struggles, Pride and Support all shared at Trans Pride

August 9th 2012

Bonnie Gibson doesn’t usually “do the whole group thing,” but she did make the trek across the border from London, Ontario to attend her first Transgender Pride in the Park, which took place Aug. 4th at Geary Park in Ferndale.

Credit scores and car insurance: if you don’t succeed, try again

August 9th 2012

The bill, H.R. 6129, titled the Ban the Use of Credit Scores in Auto Insurance Act, would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act so that reports on consumer credit can’t be used in the underwriting process.

Bedside Nurses, Value Yourselves

August 9th 2012

As each nurse entered my sister’s room it became obvious if they were just in a job or really in their element. The nurse’s comfort level in her knowledge was evident in her teaching and explanations. And I respected that. I needed the information. My sister needed it. With the facts came a pathway to change, and with the teaching the nurse lit the way.

Library Changes Hours Starting Sept. 4

August 9th 2012

The new hours will go into effect on Tue. Sep. 4, after the Labor Day holiday.

New Library Hours

Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday – CLOSED

Primary Election Results

August 8th 2012

Election Results:

The Arts Millage Passed in all three counties. In Oakland County it passed by 63.68%.

The SMART Bus millage got renewed with 79.24% voting in its favor.

Hazel Parks Schools voters passed two millages, each with about 57% of the vote.

And Helaine Zack has won the Democratic primary for County Commission. She will face Republican Steve Zimberg on November 6. …

Green Cruise is Aug 11

August 5th 2012

The Annual Sierra Club Green Cruise takes place on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 with a variety of mass bicycle rides to choose from. The Green Alley is the grand finish line where bicyclists and other visitors can enjoy samples of healthy foods and talk to various vendors. There is a Green Parade celebrating human-powered modes of transportation, and there are often unusual costumes, bicycle decorations and unique pedal-powered contraptions.

West Drayton Wire Problem Could Have Been Avoided

August 4th 2012

Around 3pm on Friday, July 27 neighbors reported smoke coming from the transformer, which was mounted on a wooden electrical pole in a resident’s back yard. People in the surrounding homes were evacuated while Ferndale firemen monitored the situation, waiting for DTE to come.

July 2012 Beautification Awards Announced

August 2nd 2012

The Ferndale Beautification Commission presents awards to residents and businesses that make improvements to their properties. The awards encourage creativity and pride in the community.

Peggy Snow presented the July 2012 awards at the Ferndale City Council meeting of July 23, 2012.