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Treat Dreams Announces 115th Flavor

February 20th 2011

To try The Ferndale 115 Brain Freeze, or any of their other crazy ice cream flavors, stop in at 22965 Woodward. You can also find them online at http://www.treatdreams.com.

Understanding the Salton Sea

February 17th 2011

The Salton Sea, an ecologically troubled and culturally abandoned region in Southern California inspired Wheaton to work in color. From rust-red water, to orange and purple sunsets over murky gray-muck beaches crusted with white salt crystals, to the subtle brown and silver tones of rotting fish carcasses, her work reflects the beauty and tragedy of a place that humanity has forgotten.

Music, Art & Love at AJs Café

February 14th 2011

The paintings on the wall at AJ’s Café through the month of February don’t stand out as Valentine-specific, however the details put into them by artist Karianne Spens-Hanna, and the story of how her work got there, is enough to give visitors to the café the warm fuzzy feelings of love.

Legal Observer Training…

February 14th 2011

On Feb. 12, 2011 the NLG hosted a Legal Observer Training class at the Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. Law students and citizens from around SE Michigan, including several from Ferndale, learned the ins and outs of this important volunteer job.

Women in Black March Through Ferndale

February 12th 2011

The weather was crisp but sunny as two dozen activists – known as Women in Black Detroit – gathered in front of The Ferndale Public Library to organize for a silent march through Downtown Ferndale to bring attention to war and violence supported by America in other parts of the world.

Downtown Ferndale IGNITE Heats Up Entrepreneurial Spirit

February 7th 2011

After a six month hiatus, Downtown Ferndale’s entrepreneur initiative is back on the front burner. Downtown Ferndale IGNITE re-launches Thursday, Feb. 10 at Go! Comedy Improv Theatre. Scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the night’s presentation will focus on planning for your business, whether it is already open or still a dream.

Filming in Ferndale

February 3rd 2011

Last November the Ferndale Film Festival attracted thousands of visitors to Downtown Ferndale to view 36 independent films at multiple venues along Woodward Ave. and 9 Mile Road. In addition to attracting customers into the restaurants, bars, and stores, The Ferndale Film Festival raised $3,000 for neighborhood charities.

Downtown Ferndale by the Numbers

January 30th 2011

Christina Sheppard-Decius presented “Downtown Ferndale by the Numbers” to let council and residents know about the projects and developments over the past year.

Switch-a-roo: Coulter & Covey…

January 25th 2011

Leadership in the City of Ferndale has taken an interesting twist. Craig Covey (former Mayor, now County Commissioner) has seemingly switched spots with Dave Coulter (former County Commissioner, just appointed Mayor). The switch-a-roo, which came about after a series of steps that could not have been planned if they tried, is only one of many coincidences in the lives of these two community leaders.

Tools of the Trade in the Ferndale Fire Department

January 12th 2011

When Dennis Warrilow began working at the Ferndale Fire Department nearly 25 years ago, some of the equipment for rescuing people and putting out fires was not as advanced as it is today. But yet, many of the tools of the firefighter’s trade are basics that have saved lives for over a hundred years. At the FPD they use a combination of old school gear, new technology, manpower and a whole lot of water to keep homes and people safe.