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City seeks CERT volunteers to help in emergencies

July 21st 2011

The Ferndale Fire Department is working on putting together a CERT Team to help in the event of natural disasters, downed power lines, and other emergency situations. The Citizens Emergency Response Team can also be used in other situations to help with injuries, searches, having a presence at events in case help is needed, and possibly training other residents about safety and emergency preparedness.

Ferndale Schools Activities Cancelled for Thursday

July 20th 2011

All Ferndale Schools activities are cancelled for Thursday, July 21, 2011, due to power outages and the extreme heat advisory. This includes all summer school programs; all sports practices and activities, and summer band/orchestra. All activities will resume on Friday, July 22.

Firemen Get First Feel of New Truck

July 20th 2011

The training is another important element that must be completed before it can be feasibly used in an emergency. The department’s former ladder truck was built in the 1980s….

Power Outage Could Last Until Thursday Night

July 20th 2011

Power is out for over 5,000 area residents as heat and over-use has overloaded the electrical grid in the area. Outages have been reported in patches throughtout Metro Detroit, with areas along Woodward Ave. being most affected in our city. According to the DTE Website: “Based on crew availability, the number of customers out and current weather conditions, we anticipate that your power should be restored between Thu Jul 21 2011 09:30 PM , and Thu Jul 21 2011 11:30 PM. ”

19 Suspensions and 14 Convictions for Drunk Driver Caught Again

July 19th 2011

At about 12:30 a.m. a Ferndale officer arrested KEVIN GRAVES ( w/m, 31, Ferndale resident) for OWI 3rd. The officer observed Graves run a red light at Wanda/ Jarvis while driving a Chevrolet Cheyenne. The vehicle plate …

Go to Kulick to Keep Cool

July 19th 2011

The City of Fendale has declared the Kulick Community Center at 1201 Livernois as a “Cooling Center.”

When a “Heat Advisory” or “Action Ozone Day” has been declared, Ferndale residents may come to the Community Center to cool off.

The Cooling Center hours will be Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Participants will have access to specific rooms at the Center. Tables and chairs, board games and TV will be available for use. Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for $3 for individuals 55 years and older. All others are $6.

Volunteers Needed ASAP for Food Pantry on Tuesday

July 18th 2011

The Zion Lutheran Church (143 Albany at Woodward) is seeking volunteers – teens or adults – to carry loaded grocery bags from the basement of the church out to people’s cars. A notice put out by volunteer coordinator Carol Wunderlich states “We really could use/would appreciate some volunteers to carry loaded grocery bags (2-3 /ea) for Tuesday, July 19-9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. !! The Food Pantry is supplying food for 52 households this month. MANY folks are elderly & struggle just to walk, let alone carry heavy bags up stairs to their vehicles.”

Robbery at 711

July 18th 2011

On 07/18/2011 at approximately 12:30 a.m. Ferndale officers responded to 1040 W 9 Mile (711) for an armed robbery. A man armed with a handgun entered the store and then victimized two women. When the clerk tried to run, he struck the her in the head with his gun. This knocked her to the ground and disabled her. The robber then threatened a woman customer at gunpoint and stole her purse.

Lots to Learn at Live Green Fair

July 17th 2011

The weather was sunny and hot on Saturday, but there were many information booths showing you the way to keep cool and take care of the planet at the same time at the Ferndale Live Green Fair…

Hazel Park Author’s “Band Fags” Among Queer for Books Selections

July 17th 2011

The quickly growing Queer for Books Book Club has announced their book picks for July and August. On Saturday, July 23, the group will be discussing Band Fags! By Frank Anthony Polito, a book following Jack, a boy discovering the complicated nature of sexuality, through 1980s Hazel Park, Mich., as he grows up amidst Atari, Dallas and life in the school band…

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