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Special Council Meeting w/DTE Sept 28

September 21st 2011

Ferndale City Council will be holding a special City Council meeting on Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 7:00pm to discuss the power outage that occurred from July 20 to July 23, 2011. “This will be an opportunity for DTE to discuss what occurred over the summer and address the concerns our residents have,” said Mayor Dave Coulter. “Residents have been frustrated with the recent power outages and want answers.”

Transparency & Economic Vitality: City Launches Munetrix…

September 19th 2011

The Munitrix system will help meet the State’s requirements for increased transparency. “The intent here is to insure that the municipalities give access to communities and their residents exactly where their finances stand,” McGrath said.

VIDEO: SOS Helping the Homeless

September 19th 2011

The South Oakland Shelter (SOS) organizes a network of churches in the area to provide housing for homeless individuals, as well as food, care and support to help them get their lives back on track.

Elisabeth Mirer, Director of Development for SOS, was one of the people behind the organization’s new You Tube video SOS: That Could Never Be Me.

Free Acu Detox treatments to help Mollie MacAdam Reach her Goal

September 18th 2011

MacAdams is currently working towards her certification Acu Detox, which is a form of acupuncture that uses needles inserted into the flesh of the outer ear to trigger healing, relaxation and detoxification

DIY 2011

September 17th 2011

The annual DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Fair is taking place this weekend, with local artists and crafters, music, two beer tents, family activities and more. Find out more about this fabulous grass-roots festival at Check out last year’s DIY coverage at

Funky Ferndale Art Fair 2011

September 17th 2011

This weekend is the Funky Ferndale Art Fair in Downtown Ferndale. This juried competition brings in artists from around the state and even other parts of the country. For more info on the Funky Ferndale Art Fair go to See our story from last year’s event

2011 Election Information

September 16th 2011

Our Election coverage, including candidate profiles for non-contested elections, can be found here. The City of Ferndale provides a wealth of information abut voting on their website:

Council to Vote on Chicken Coops

September 15th 2011

The City of Ferndale Planning Commission voted unanimously to send a recommendation to council. The recommendation includes a permitting process and several stipulations, like that structures must be made out of durable materials and that a homeowner must pass a site inspection before receiving a permit. Coops could only be in the backyard and they must have all feed in sealed containers to discourage rodents.

Ferndale Joins Fight Against Fracking

September 13th 2011

Kaucheck shared information with Council and residents about fracking, which is a practice of drilling into the earth and pumping the ground full of high pressure water and chemicals in order to force up natural gas.

DIY & Funky Ferndale Make City Even More Artsy this Weekend

September 13th 2011

On September 16, 17 & 18 Downtown Ferndale will be full of art, music and energy as thousands will flock to the city for the DIY Streetfair and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair.