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Citizens for Quality Schools Gears up for Feb 28 Millage Vote

January 7th 2012

On Feb 28, 2012 voters will be asked to vote for a millage that would extend the current millage rate of 7 mills in order to raise money for infrastructure improvements in the Ferndale School District. Currently the bond is set to expire in 2023, but if approved it would extend taxpayer’s obligation to 2033. The money would be used to eliminate asbestos in school buildings, repair heating systems, upgrade wiring and other technological needs, pool repairs and other repairs.

Charity of Choice: 2012 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival

January 6th 2012

The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival gives the community a chance to have fun and get introduced to multiple bars, restaurants and gathering places, while still raising money for charity.

Those who would like to support these great causes from the comfort of your own couch or work chair are encouraged to donate to The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival through our website, using the link below

Ferndale Soup is On! (Jan. 15th)

January 6th 2012

The premise is simple. A bunch of people get together and each pay $5 to enjoy some soup (and other delicious food) and listen to presentations about projects that people would like to start. Then they vote on which project gets to take home the funding.

Police Report: Fleeing and Eluding Suspect Arrested

January 4th 2012

Shortly after the chase ended, a Hazel Park officer saw the pick-up at a gas station in Hazel Park; it was now driven by a woman. Officers approached her and she told them it was her husband who fled from the police.

Officers went to Jones’ home and arrested him

Police Report: Suspected Bank Robber Arrested

January 4th 2012

A man has been arrested for the bank robbery that occurred in Ferndale at the Charter One bank on December 6, 2011. John Lee WESTPFAHL (w/m, 44 yrs, former Warren resident) was arrested Monday morning (January 2nd). Westpfahl is suspected of committing the Ferndale bank robbery as well as two bank robberies in Birmingham and another bank robbery in Clinton Township.

Ferndale Business Recycling Grows as New Year Begins

January 2nd 2012

The new year is off to a great start recycling-wise as SOCRRA (Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority) is working with a record number of Ferndale businesses and increasing revenue brought into the City through recycling programs.

Colette Farris spent the last two months of 2011 amping up efforts to reach the business community.

Tell the DDA What you want in Downtown Ferndale

January 2nd 2012

If you were king or queen for a day, what would you wish for Downtown Ferndale? That is just one of a few interesting questions that the DDA is asking the public in their online survey which will help determine DDA projects and goals for the coming year.

Cities Could Lose Inclusive Ordinances if HB5039 Passes

January 1st 2012

Over a dozen Michigan Cities, including Ferndale, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Detroit, could be stripped of their local human rights ordinances if Michigan HB 5039 passes.

Obligatory New Years Bubbly Report

December 31st 2011

This is the time of year for people to ask about Champagne. We gladly show them to our selection here at Western Market (447 W. 9 Mile):

Cyber Safety Class for Parents Jan 11th

December 30th 2011

Want to learn what the State Attorney General has to say about Internet Safety? Checkout the upcoming presentation by Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative, which will be held Wednesday, January 11, 2012 from 6:30 – 8:30 at Coolidge Intermediate School (2521 Bermuda).