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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.

Josh Gracin Set To Rock Camp Casey ~ Fest Oct. 15

September 13th 2011

Camp Casey Fest is set to rock downtown Ferndale on Saturday, October 15, 2011, with 12 hours of live music capped off by a headlining performance by Josh Gracin.

City Manager Gets Warm Ferndale Welcome

September 13th 2011

Though she’s only been at the helm less than two months, McGrath has already faced some interesting challenges – including damaging storms with power outages and navigating the State of Michigan’s new policies for revenue sharing.

Gas Leak Closes Troy and Paxton

September 12th 2011

“It’s going to be a couple hours at least before they get out here and get down to the problem,” the fireman said. “They’ll probably be working at it into the night.” He said that he expects the street to re-open by morning.

Ferndale TimeBank Update

September 9th 2011

I would encourage anyone who is interested in either the DIY Street Fair or joining the Ferndale Time Bank to look into volunteering during the event.

New Watchdog Group Faces Challenges

September 9th 2011

“Once the Board has a chance to have their meeting we will know more about how this will work. It’s a new kind of group and we’ve never done anything like this before. There are still bugs to work out,” Fredericks said. In the meantime, those who want more information can contact Ferndale Watchdogs at