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David Michael Smith Scholarship Winners

June 24th 2012

The scholarship is a way for the Smith’s to encourage other young people in the community, a way to remind young people to not play around train tracks, and a way to honor their son. This year Jillian Rossman and Darious Alvis, Jr. were the selected recipients.

Ferndale Man Dead After Motorcycle Accident

June 24th 2012

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that a Ferndale man is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on I-696 this morning. The man was not wearing a helmet. His companion, a woman from Georgia, was wearing a helmet. She survived and is being treated for scrapes and bruises. For more on the accident, check out this Detroit Free Press article

A sunny Rainbow Run, then rain for Ferndale Pride

June 23rd 2012

The theme of family love was evident in the Ferndale Pride planning. The kids’ tent was run by local moms and dads, and the Rainbow Run had a short family “run” where kids could join their parents and get paint thrown on them too. And in the afternoon a local family spoke about their experience adopting a gay teenager.

Status Sexy Graces Affirmations Windows

June 22nd 2012

AIDS Partnership Michigan offers HIV counseling & testing at Affirmations in Ferndale every Thursday 5:30pm-8:00pm and Saturday 1:00pm-3:30pm; and offers Youth-only HIV counseling & testing on the 2nd & 4th Fridays 5:30-8:00pm.

Library Announces Summer Reading Events & More

June 22nd 2012

Grown-ups missing the fun of Summer Reading can now relive their youth at the Ferndale Public Library. This summer, through Aug. 11, readers 18 and up can enter a weekly prize drawing –each book checked out gets you…

Allen Road Tapering to be Done by July 4

June 22nd 2012

The goals of the Streetscape Improvement are economic growth, quality environment, consistency and connectivity, adhering with Complete Streets (multi-modal transportation being a priority), pedestrian safety, walk-ability, accessibility, making it ADA Compliant, bike-ability, and to improve traffic flow and safety for cars and trucks.

Police Report: Burglar Goes in Through Window, Takes Computer

June 21st 2012

On 06/20/12 Ferndale Police investigated a report of an apartment that was burglarized on the 400 Block of W. Marshall. The point of entry on the burglary appeared to have been through a window that faced a porch area common to multiple apartments.

Two in One Day: Fire Department Keeping Busy

June 21st 2012

June 20 was a busy day for Ferndale Firefighters as they responded to two different minor fires that “could have been worse,” had residents not called 911 quickly.

2012 Dyke March

June 20th 2012

Events like Ferndale Pride and the SE Michigan Dyke March give young people a chance to be around other LGBT people in a safe and affirming environment. Without stable families, and often without stable job opportunities due to discrimination, knowing there is a broader community of support can make a huge difference in the lives of individuals.

Break In at Mae’s

June 20th 2012

Just before 2:30 am Sunday someone kicked in the front door to Mae’s at 24060 Woodward Pleasant Ridge, just north of Ferndale. The thief took the cash register, which was later found