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Career Center Class Teaches Job Seekers to Find Bliss

August 2nd 2012

She added, “Speaking from the heart, when I was looking for a job I would get down on myself. If somebody told me ten years ago I would be on the radio, I would have thought they were crazy.”

She said being positive is a habit that we build…

Ferndale Schools Addressing State Scores

August 2nd 2012

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Shirley Muldowney, First Woman Drag Racer…

August 2nd 2012

Shirley Muldowney will be signing autographs in the Michigan Gumball Rally area of [ShirleyMuldowney.2011] the 2012 Ferndale Woodward Dream Cruise. The Michigan Gumball Rally is an annual statewide road trip involving 100+ participating vehicles, traveling on over 1,000 miles of Michigan highways…

Ferndale’s New Billboard: Know Your Carman Miranda Rites

August 2nd 2012

“Everyone has a right to be beautiful.” That’s the main message of the new billboard on the side of Steven B’s Barber shop on Woodward. It’s called “Your Carmen Miranda Rites” and it’s a collaborative project between photographer Judy Eliyas and Performance Artist Sue Carman.

Good Times at 2012 Pub Crawl

August 1st 2012

The Ferndale Pub Crawl took place on July 27, 2012 with thousands of visitors doing a walking tour of 22 Downtown Ferndale venues. The event was a fundraiser for four local tax-deductible charities: the Ferndale Police Auxiliary, FernCare, Ferndale Community Foundation, and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.

Hazel Parks School District’s Two Millage Proposals

July 31st 2012

Registered voters of the Hazel Park School District have an opportunity to vote on two proposed millages. Below is the ballot language for each. For more Voter Info, check out the City of Ferndale’s official election info page at http://www.ferndale-mi.com/Services/Elections/Overview.htm. Also see our Voter Info page at http://oaklandcounty115.com/category/voter_info/.

The Power of the Public Test

July 31st 2012

Carl Weiler wore his Superman shirt on July 26 when he and Jim Whipple came to City Hall to witness the obligatory public test of election equipment. The test takes place in the weeks before every election so the public can see that the equipment works. It gives them a chance to see the safeguards that are in place to prevent problems, such as a malfunction or tampering, before election day.

Michiganders are Hungry 4 Equality

July 31st 2012

For all Michiganders who are Hungry 4 Equality, now is the time to sit down and shut your mouth. To food at least.
For the 100 days leading up to Election Day Nov. 6, Affirmations Community Center will be ground zero for a statewide hunger protest.

Lesson from Judge Longo: Most Ticket Money Goes to the State

July 31st 2012

The idea that cities make money off writing tickets is the biggest misconception Judge Joseph Longo has to face in his work at the 43rd District Court.

“People come in with this attitude like they shouldn’t have to pay because it’s some kind of conspiracy, like the City is just doing this to make money. That’s not the case.

Art is for Everyone Picks Ferndale for HQ

July 31st 2012

23233 Woodward has a new, but temporary, tenant. The building is the Oakland County Headquarters for the Art is for Everyone Campaign, whose goal is to encourage support of the Aug. 7th ballot proposal to provide taxpayer support for the Detroit Institute of Arts. The millage will cost the owner of a $150,000 home about $15 a year, and the money will be used to operate the museum and its programming.