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2012 Memorial Day Parade

June 1st 2012

For the 94th year in a row, Ferndale’s Memorial Day Parade showcased the tremendous pride and care that makes the Ferndale community great. The parade was led by Parade Marshal Tim Brennan and Honorary Parade Marshal George Williams

Kennedy Kids Take Historical Tour

May 23rd 2012

Kennedy students got a special tour of Downtown Ferndale as part of learning about history from a hands-on approach. The second and third graders took a bus to the Ferndale Public Library where they did research about historic locations in Ferndale and Detroit.

Ferndale and HP Among 46 Projects from 28 Cities Vying for Funding

May 21st 2012

To browse the 46 entries from 28 different communities, visit: For more information on the rules, judges, and criteria, visit:

Police Week Ceremony Honors Those Who Protect the Community

May 18th 2012

Kindergarteners and first graders from Roosevelt Primary said the Pledge of Allegiance. The flag was lowered to half mast while two older Eagles (band members) played TAPS. Then rifles were fired in salute.

Ferndale’s First (Legal) Chicken Coop

May 18th 2012

The six week old Buff Orpingtons strut around their sandy front yard, playing like sister chickens do: nudging, pecking, cuddling, running, rolling around in the sand and darting back up the wooden ramp to their luxury penthouse, aka Ferndale’s first legal chicken coop.

Meijer, Gateway Marketplace and 900 jobs come to Detroit

May 18th 2012

Not only Meijer will be located at this 36 acre plaza. Stores that have already signed leases or contracts to locate at the new development include a Marshall’s, K&G Fashion Superstore, Dots (a clothing store), McDonalds, and a PNC Bank branch

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