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Top Ten Reasons to Support Local Business

December 3rd 2012

Top Ten Reasons to Support Local Business

The following comes from the Institute for Local Self-Reliance (www.ilsr.org), a national nonprofit organization working to strengthen independent businesses and local economies, and is reprinted here with permission.

4th Annual Ferndale Rotary Pancake Breakfast December 8th

December 3rd 2012

Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, 8:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

CARRY-OUTS AVAILABLE

$8.00 Adults

$5.00 Children

Under 3—-FREE!

Thanks to Dino’s Lounge and Howe’s Bayou for their generous donation of food for our event!

Former Senator Philip O. Mastin, Jr Passes Away

December 2nd 2012

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday December 15, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church, 119 S. Leroy Street, Fenton, Michigan 48430. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Mental Health Association in Michigan.

Public Invited to Learn about Transit Options for Woodward Avenue

November 30th 2012

These events are aimed at giving local residents, business owners, and community, government, and agency leaders opportunities to learn about, and give their input on, possible mass transit options for the Woodward Avenue corridor.

Historic Homes and Buildings Tour – Saturday, December 8

November 30th 2012

A tour of historic Ferndale homes and buildings, decked out in their holiday finest decorations, is set for Saturday, December 8th beginning at 3pm at the Ferndale Historical Museum.

Police Report: Racing on 8 Mile with a Pistol

November 29th 2012

Officers made contact with the driver and returned to their patrol cars to run computer checks. One of the officers notices suspicious movement by Williams and watched him from outside of the car. Williams had a handgun (Smith & Wesson revolver) and tried to hide it under the car seat. The officer arrested Williams.

Great Lake State Features Michigan and Ferndale Favorites

November 29th 2012

Sean Robertson loves Michigan. And he loves acting. And writing. And producing. That’s why when filming stopped on the show Detroit 187, the ambitious actor who played a Detroit police officer, made plans for a show of his own.

Great Lake State is the result.

Karen Twomey on Education Legislation

November 28th 2012

Unfortunately the planned legislation does not end here. Early in the next year I will be asking for your help again as Lansing will be considering a draft bill replacement for the School Aid Act. The Oxford Foundation has released a draft bill for consideration most likely around February. This bill will completely replace the School Aid Act and rewrite the way we fund public education by creating a public voucher system.

Former Mayor Robert J. “Bob” Paczkowski Passes Away

November 28th 2012

Paczkowski, Robert J. “Bob”, 86, a longtime resident and former Mayor of Ferndale, died Sunday, November 25, 2012 in Waterford.

Ferndale Pride Gives $10,000 to Local Charities

November 27th 2012

In just its second year, Ferndale Pride was able to raise $10,000 to give to local charities. Michigan AIDS Coalition, Affirmations, the Dyke March and the Ferndale Community Foundation each received part of the $10,000 total.