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Police Report: Woman Threatened in Foodland Parking Lot

January 17th 2013

At about 10:30 a.m. the victim was loading groceries into her vehicle when she was approached by a black male (approximately 30 years old, clean shaven and well dressed). The suspect came in a maroon colored mini-van (make or model unknown). He asked the lady for directions, went to his van, and retrieved a sign that said he had a gun. He then told the woman not to scream.

Teacher Chest-Bumped and Slapped at Webb Elementary

January 17th 2013

Catherine Kavanaugh of the Daily Tribune reported that a teacher at Webb Elementary School, which is on Woodward Heights in Ferndale located in the Hazel Park School District, was allegedly chest bumped and slapped in the face by an unruly Aunt who had come to the building on Jan. 15, 2013.

Ferndale Garden Club Scholarship Deadline March 15

January 16th 2013

The Ferndale Garden Club offers a scholarship each year to a Ferndale senior, and application information is now available by contacting Kathy Wiley…. The deadline is March 15th.

Students do not have to share the group’s love of plants, however students who are interested in biology, agriculture, horticulture, and ecology are particularly encouraged to apply.

Ferndale Blues Festival Jan 25 – Feb 2

January 16th 2013

“We do this for three reasons. One, to raise money for the two charities. The second reason we do it is to promote the cities and the Downtown and HowesLocationthe businesses in an otherwise slow time of the year. But just as important is that we are promoting music and culture and enabling people to get out. A lot of people get the blues during this time of year or they get cabin fever…

Clothing Swap To Benefit JFK PTA ~ Feb. 2

January 16th 2013

There is a $20 cover charge for those guests and a minimum of 5 fashionable clothing items are needed to enter the swap. All door funds go to JFK’s PTA. Free mini services have been generously donated by local woman-owned businesses including make-up and nail polish changes by Rouge, chair massages by Essential Massage Therapy, henna hand art by Alchemy, hair by Flip. Psychic Readings are provided by Boston Tea Room for a nominal fee. Delicious desserts are provided by Pinwheel Bakery, Treat Dreams (our one male-owned business) and The Purple Kitchen.

Sting Operations Show Which Businesses…

January 16th 2013

Considering the number of establishments that sell alcohol or tobacco, investigations have demonstrated that there relatively few violations. However, the police department plans to continue to use investigations and enforcement action to achieve an ongoing compliance rate of 100%.

Ferndale PD Gives Away Gun Locks for Safety

January 15th 2013

Some Ferndale residents own guns, and the Ferndale Police would prefer it if those guns were stored safely. That’s why they have partnered with Project Child Safe to provide free gun locks to residents who request them.

The locks have been provided to the department though Project Child Safe at no cost to the department, according to Sgt. Barron Brown. The program began several years ago, but the department has not given away very many, most likely because the public hasn’t been aware of it.

The Road to Denver, a Letter from the Publisher

January 14th 2013

In April 2013 there is a National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, where advocates for ethical journalism will gather to learn about issues affecting our profession. I am hoping to raise enough money to go to this conference, and bring whatever I learn back to Michigan, and to Ferndale.

Ferndale Schools Extravaganza is Jan. 26

January 13th 2013

The Extravaganza is an annual event that showcases many of the great things accomplished in Ferndale Schools, at all grade levels. There is a massive all-city concert with bands and choirs of all schools. Plus there is a fair where students showcase their work, and education-related nonprofits share what they do for the youth of the community.

Coal Country Showing at Transition Ferndale Jan. 16

January 13th 2013

…plenty of coal-powered plants remain. You can see some of them just by driving up M-29 from Algonac to Port Huron, where the St. Clair River makes it easy to deliver coal by barge.

Mountaintop removal may not seem like a local problem. It is certainly not the same acute problem for us that it is for someone living in West Virginia. Since some of our electricity is coming from coal mined by that process, then mountaintop removal is our problem, too