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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…

Andrea Johns takes the Leash for Thursday’s Fido Does Ferndale

July 17th 2011

The proceeds from this year’s Fido Does Ferndale event will be used to install a doggie drinking fountain in Schiffer Park. For more information visit the Fido Does Ferndale Facebook Page.

What Can ELAvated Sundays Do?

July 16th 2011

…The next ELAvated Sunday will be at AJ’s Music Café MI (240 W 9 Mile Road) from 4pm-7pm on August 14, 2011.

Coral Reefer Mac McAnally & Ilo to Play Rare Benefit

July 16th 2011

…To show his support for the troops, he has pledged his artist royalties from the hit single to the Wounded Warriors Project, whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

Cape Verde artist Ilo will join Mac on the Dino’s stage. Ilo was discovered by Buffet and signed to Buffett’s Mailboat Records…

Ferndale Adoption Network Grows with Family Potluck

July 16th 2011

…There are couples who have open adoptions where the birth mother is involved in the child’s life. There are those whose children come from overseas, and those from closer to home. There are families with same-sex parents, families with single parents and parents-to-be who are in various stages in the adoption process…

Bond Committee Gets Tour of FHS Troubles

July 14th 2011

Troubles lurk above and below at Ferndale High School, as multiple repairs and projects have the School District exploring the possibility of asking voters to approve a 7 mil bond extension. The public vote is expected to be in February 2012. If approved it would extend the taxpayers’ obligation from 2023 through 2033, and would generate approximately $26.5 million for the District to use on multiple infrastructure projects.