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The Ferndale Blues Festival has Begun (videos)

January 27th 2013

The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival is off to a grand start. With ten days of concerts at 27 venues there is more than enough music to chase away the winter blues. The festival raises money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition. For a complete schedule and more information…

Ferndale Recreation Newsletter

January 27th 2013

Here are some of the events and services offered through Ferndale Recreation, including the Sweetheart Date Night, Princess Party and Spring Soccer registration. Learn more at http://www.ferndalerecreation.org/.

2013 Extravaganza Showcased Student Skills (video)

January 26th 2013

Ferndale High School was packed as students, teachers, parents and supporters in the community for the annual All-City Extravaganza. This event showcased the talents of youth from all grades in the district. There was a district-wide choir, band and orchestra concert as well as multiple presentations and information booths.

Council to Set Goals & Objectives for 2013 ~ Feb. 4

January 25th 2013

“This is a great opportunity for staff and City Council to come together to discuss what our focus should be in 2013”, said City Manager April Lynch. The City will move on to budget workshops in March with a final budget presentation in April. “This is a busy time of year for the City, both the goals and the budget are extremely important for setting the tone for 2013.”

DNR Hunting Incidents & Fatalities for 2012 & Prior

January 25th 2013

“We continue to emphasize the importance of the hunter orange law, knowing your target and safe firearm handling, and how they all are key factors in having a safe season,” said DNR Law Enforcement Division Chief Gary Hagler. “We also continue to encourage mentors to work closely with youth hunters to teach them safe firearm handling skills. One incident this year involved a hunter under the age of 10.”

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

January 24th 2013

The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website at http://ferndalecareercenter.wordpress.com. Below are the most recent job listings:

Fifth Republican Appointed to Zoo Authority

January 23rd 2013

Bipartisan spirit did not prevail at the Jan. 9, 2013 County Commission meeting when Republican Commissioners refused to consider discussion on the appointment of a new member to the Oakland County Zoological Authority, and instead approved a fifth Republican to hold the seat.

Take Precautions During Cold Weather

January 23rd 2013

“While anyone can be affected by extreme cold, infants and elderly are particularly at risk, as are people with diabetes because of impaired circulation,” said Kathy Forzley, Health Division manager/health officer. “Proper precautions need to be taken to avoid serious health problems caused by cold weather.”

FernCare’s Resources for Low Income Healthcare

January 23rd 2013

FernCare has updated their list of places where people can get health care and other assistance. Currently the Ferndale-based free health clinic is operating at capacity and is not accepting new clients at this time. However, they are dedicated to providing information to help connect people with the care they need. The list below is shared off of their Resources Page at http://ferncare.org/resources/.

Ferndale Public Library to Begin Using Collection Agency

January 23rd 2013

This new policy was developed with fairness to all library patrons in mind. Materials not returned are not available for others to use or borrow. Also, if materials are not returned, in most cases, money from the library budget is used to replace them. This same money could much better be used to purchase new items for patron use instead of replacing non-returned items.