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Day of Books and Roses

April 24th 2013

The Day of Books and Roses brought Ferndale together in support of the Ferndale Public Library, and honored the legend of St. Jordi of Catalonia. On this day, lovers exchange books and roses and it is the number one day for book sales in Spain. The official day is April 23. Here in Ferndale it was celebrated on April 21, with food, wine, poetry readings and music added into the mix.

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

April 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 Below are the most recent job listings:

Man Jumps from Woodward Overpass

April 22nd 2013

It totally was surreal and horrible. I was about to turn right on Woodward from Main and I saw the guy put down his bag and get on the side rail. He just climbed on it and jumped. I was in shock for a moment and then I called 911.

The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2013 (video)

April 21st 2013

Thousands of babies around the country all got changed at 11am as part of the attempt. The stunt not only gives the families something fun to be part of, it helps raise awareness about the benefits of cloth diapers.

Poets at the Ferndale Library (video)

April 20th 2013

With sensitivity, fanciful imagery, memories put to paper and even humor, four poets shared their work at the Ferndale Public Library on April 16. Mary Jo Foirth Gillett, Dennis Hinrichsen, Christine Rhein and D’Anne Withowski kept the crowd in awe with their verses. The event was sponsored by Springfed Arts and focused on Michigan poets.

Mayor Coulter’s State of the City Address (video)

April 19th 2013

Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter gave his state of the City address on Thursday night at The Local Kitchen and Bar. Hosted by the Ferndale Area Chamber, this event brought people out to hear what’s going on around town. Coulter introduced new neighborhood programs, touted The Mayor’s Business Council, and explained some of the financial impediments facing the city.

Police Report: Carjacking Suspect and Knife Assault Suspect Wanted

April 19th 2013

On 04/04/13 at about 1:14 a.m. a 20 year old man was assaulted by a w/m suspect in the Mobile gas station located at Woodward / Ardmore. The victim reported that he was walking n.b. on Woodward after getting off a bus at State Fair. He said he was walking behind the suspect who spun around, pulled out a knife, and…

Four Firefighters get Six More Months of Work

April 17th 2013

Council members agreed to dip into the General Fund in order to retain the four firefighters through the end of the year, at a cost of $186,143.

Michael Jackson Dancing – The New Ferndale Normal? (video)

April 17th 2013

Regularly seen in walkable big cities, street performers hope for tips as they entertain passer-bys. In this case Benny Leibhan captured a performer doing a Michael Jackson routine in front of Buffalo Wild Wings

Fracking Forum Coming to Ferndale April 23

April 16th 2013

The town hall for Ferndale is April 23 from 6-8pm at Ferndale City Hall, 300 E. 9 Mile Road. Future town halls will be held around Oakland County. For more information visit the Oakland County Water Resource Commission’s website at