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Ferndale Voters Approve Millage Increase

May 3rd 2011

Ferndale City Clerk Cherilyn Tallman has confirmed that Proposal A has passed with 52.83% voting Yes, and 47.17% voting No.

There were a total of 1848 Yes votes and 1650 No votes.

The voter turnout was 20.69%.

Beyond Ferndale: Mitten Movie Project

April 22nd 2011

Mitten Movie Project is a host of a celebration for independently made trailers, animations, shorts, and videos- the vast majority being based in the metro Detroit area. Perhaps my favorite thing to see, other than my stunning performance as goofy-real estate agent in “The Mystery Word”, was spotting a glimpse of Ferndale’s DIY festival used as the back drop for the cleverly named “Ménage-Detroit.”

Upcoming Fundraiser to Replace Kids’ Stolen Bikes

April 22nd 2011

Even in the quiet community of Ferndale, sometimes children have their bikes stolen. The Loving Touch and officers who work for the Ferndale Police Department have teamed up to host the Bikes for Lil’ Tykes Pool Tournament to raise money to give new bikes to ten such youngsters.

Rock Out at the Ferndale Public Library May 6th

April 22nd 2011

Who says you have to be quiet in the library? On Friday, May 6th, The Ferndale Public Library places itself firmly in the loud camp as it showcases two local bands, Computer Perfection and Electric Lion Soundwave Experiment as part of its monthly First Stop Friday concert series. This concert is free and all ages are welcome.

Budget Meeting #4, Part Two: Fire Department

April 22nd 2011

Ferndale City Council had its fourth budget planning session on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. They heard presentations from the District Court, the Police Department and the Fire Department. Each department presented a slideshow describing what their legally-mandated responsibilities are and presenting budgets reflecting cuts of 15% and 20%.

Ferndale Artists Among those at Craft Revival

April 21st 2011

The Handmade Detroit Craft Revival at The Loving Touch on April 19, 2011 kicked off Green Week in Ferndale. Over two dozen vendors sold arts, crafts, jewelry and other unique items in a fun, family-friendly setting. Crafters from all over SE Michigan gathered for the event, including several Ferndale artists.

VIEW: The CFF Good Neighbor Awards

April 21st 2011

And now, nearly two years later, I’m proud to say that The Ferndale 115 News has over 5,000 unique readers each month and a strong reputation in the community for fairness. And getting a CFF Good Neighbor Award on April 19 was a huge honor. Not just to be recognized, but also to be among so many others who embrace the same ideals and live their lives with positive energy and intent.

Giant Easter Bunny Hides Eggs Around Ferndale

April 20th 2011

The eggs contain coupons and rewards for those three establishments. There will be dozens of eggs hidden now through Easter.

Roosevelt Kids Give Green Grocery Bags to Western Market Customers

April 20th 2011

In order to spread community awareness about Earth Day, the students at Roosevelt Primary decorated paper grocery bags to give to Western Market customers. On Wednesday April 20, Western Market co-owner Steve Selvaggio went to the school to pick up the bags and talk with the youngsters about saving the planet.

Downtown Ferndale Al Fresco – Waiting for Good Weather

April 20th 2011

Approximately 25 different locations will be open (or getting ready to) for customers who want to enjoy a beverage, a bite to eat and a conversation while taking in the best of Michigan’s ever-changing weather.