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Devoted Teacher Bess Hysni Passes Away

November 12th 2012

She went on to have a remarkable teaching career at Ferndale High School that spanned 48 years. She is truly a teaching legacy at that school. She was the former head of the National Honor Society and former member of the Rotary Club.

Veterans Day in Ferndale 2012 (video)

November 12th 2012

Each year on Nov. 11 at 11:11am members of the Ferndale Memorial Association, Ferndale Elks, Hangin’ with the Heroes and other residents gather at the Memorial Mall on Livernois to pay homage to United States Veterans, and those of allied nations as well.

Gary Meier Cancels Controversial Contract

November 10th 2012

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Gary Meier announced at the Monday Nov. 5, 2012 Policy Committee meeting that he had cancelled the contract between his own private consulting firm ICE and the school district.

Ferndale Area Chamber Gives 2012 Awards (video)

November 10th 2012

The Ferndale Area Chamber held its 2012 Annual Awards and Recognition Gala at Shriners Silver Garden on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. The elegant event featured a strolling dinner, a vast silent auction, an “art concert,” and of course the presentation of several awards.

Ferndale Recognized for Environmental Leadership

November 8th 2012

The Challenge launched in 2009 and emphasized energy efficiency projects in an effort to help local governments prepare for and make the best use of federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funds. Over the last year, a team of graduate students from the University of Michigan worked with Challenge participants and the staff of partner organizations to update the program.

Police Report: Woman on Stolen Motorcycle

November 8th 2012

On 11/05/12 at about 11:50 p.m. a Ferndale officer made a traffic stop on a motorcycle and found the woman rider was on a stolen bike.

Election Results

November 7th 2012

There are several places where one can get more detailed election information. Find out more at:

City of Ferndale Election Results (keep in mind this shows only Ferndale’s numbers, not the entire vote for offices that extend beyond Ferndale) – http://www.ferndale-mi.com/Services/Elections/ElectionResults_121106.pdf

Industrial Vacancy Down to 10%

November 5th 2012

And thanks to the City’s investment in Economic Development, Ferndale’s industrial districts are now 90% full. Mayor Dave Coulter, who created a Mayor’s Business Council to focus on issues like industrial vacancy, announced the low rate at the recent Ferndale Seniors State of the City Address.

Beyond Ferndale: Angela Davis Visits Detroit (video)

November 5th 2012

Forty years ago when Angela Davis visited Detroit, she addressed a crowd at the Michigan State Fair Grounds from behind a pane of bulletproof glass. The outspoken, big-haired, black, female activist for social justice was there to celebrate her release from jail after being acquitted of kidnapping, conspiracy and murder. Though she was free…

Seniors Promote Cookbook at Taste Fest 2

November 4th 2012

The Ferndale Seniors really know how to cook, and on Monday, Oct. 29 they showed off their talent at a Senior Taste Fest held at the Ferndale Public Library. The Taste Fest was to help promote their cookbook and the most recent addendum.