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Marijuana Ordinance Petitioner Arrested on Drug Charges

September 14th 2013

Marijuana Ordinance Petitioner Arrested on Drug Charges (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2013) Andrew Cissell, the main person responsible for putting marijuana decriminalization on the ballot for the November 5 election, has been arrested and charged with several drug-related felonies following an Oakland Narcotics Enforcement Team sting operation. According to Undersheriff Mike McCabe of the […]

Friday Fuzzy: This Beast Just Needs Some Love

September 13th 2013

This week’s featured fuzzy is a cat named Beast. Beast is a small, full grown cat with all his shots who is looking for a good home without any dogs around.

Ferndale DPW Responds to Flooding Basements (video)

September 13th 2013

“Most of this system is over 100 years old,” Cureton said. “It’s amazing how well it’s held up.” He presented the engineering findings at the Sept. 9 council meeting, showing what he had suspected from the beginning. The culprit:…

Ferndale DPW Responds to Flooding Basements (video)

September 13th 2013

Ferndale DPW Responds to Flooding Basements (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 13, 2013) There is a saying that when it rains, it pours. For some Ferndale residents that can be changed to “when it rains, it floods.” With summer storms hitting hard and fast this year, multiple residents have had to deal with repeated basement […]

Ferndale Good Neighbors Group Wants You to Sign the Civility Pledge at DIY

September 12th 2013

Ferndale Good Neighbors Group Wants You to Sign the Civility Pledge at DIY (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2013) There are many cool things to do this weekend at the DIY Festival, but one of the nicest things is to share “How will you be a good neighbor?” and sign the Ferndale Good Neighbors Civility […]

Ferndale Good Neighbors Group Wants You to Sign the Civility Pledge at DIY

September 12th 2013

While we can observe how this trend has stymied our national political process, we recognize that we can’t sit idly by if this trend slows progress in our own neighborhoods. We recognized the need …

Senate Passes Anti-Gas Chamber Bill for Animal Shelters

September 12th 2013

…gas chambers are still in use in four SE Michigan County-run shelters: Branch, Berrien, Cass and Van Buren counties. Most shelters use lethal injection to put down sick or unadoptable dogs and cats.

The bill will now move on to the House of Representatives for a vote.

Clinical Relief Case Continues: Charges Reinstated

September 12th 2013

The charges had been dismissed, but Oakland County Clerk Jessica Cooper appealed. The Court of Appeals issued their determination Sept. 10, reinstating charges and sending the case back to the Circuit Court level. Charges are related to possession and intent to distribute marijuana.

Annual Perennial Exchange Saturday

September 12th 2013

There aren’t many places where Mother Nature has a good return policy, but here in Ferndale the annual Perennial Exchange gives residents a chance to dig up the plants they don’t want and trade them with other gardeners for some they may like better. The annual event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14.

10th Annual Funky Ferndale Art Fair, Sept 13-15

September 11th 2013

What is Funky Art? Art that doesn’t just sit there and look pretty. Yes, there will be traditional paintings but the focus of this show is on work you may not see at other events. The festival is a juried show, over 300 artists from across the country applied for the 120 open spots.