All Stories

Affirmations Selects Antonio David Garcia as Next Executive Director

June 29th 2011

On June 27, 2011, Affirmations announced the selection of its next Executive Director, Antonio David Garcia. Garcia, who currently serves as the Executive Director at the Kalamazoo Gay and Lesbian Resource Center, will take over for Interim CEO Kevin Howley and starts his position August 15th.

Pre-School Backpack Program Seeks Caring Donors

June 29th 2011

Program participants will receive a new, empty backpack in September with the first name, sex, age and clothing size of a Ferndale Head Start student, as well as a prescribed list of items to purchase. They will then have two weeks to return the backpack filled with such items as crayons and a coloring book, a reading book, toothbrush and toothpaste, underwear and sweat clothes (estimated cost of items is approximately $30 per backpack).

“Back to the Future” of Downtown Ferndale (Event)

June 28th 2011

“Back to the Future of Downtown Ferndale” is the topic for discussion at a community open house taking place on Wednesday, June 29 from 5-8pm at Valentine Vodka at 161 Vester. This free event (with refreshments provided) will give businesses and residents an opportunity to share in the vision of the future along with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA).

Sidewalk Replacement Program Stirs Questions

June 28th 2011

At the City Council meeting of June 27, 2011 city officials voted unanimously to continue with the City’s sidewalk replacement program – with this year’s round of repairs set to be made South of 9 Mile and East of the railroad tracks.

June Beautification Awards Announced

June 27th 2011

The June 2011 Beautification Awards were announced at the City Council meeting of June 27. The Ferndale Beautification Commission presents awards through the summer as part of their efforts to encourage a pleasant, proud community.

The winners for June are…

Ferndale Artist Howard Weingarden Passes at 67

June 26th 2011

Weingarden was recognized by the Farmington Area Arts Commission as Artist in Residence for 1996. Weingarden’s work is available online through Astrology Café at…

Fire on E. Chesterfield, Two Cats Rescued

June 26th 2011

At 21:54 hrs. on 6-25-2011 the Ferndale Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 1500 block of E. Chesterfield . The second floor of the one and half story bungalow was fully involved…

Galloping Around Ferndale (VIDEO)

June 26th 2011

Local musician Dr. Z encountered an uncommon site last weekend as he spotted a horseback rider trotting through the streets of Ferndale.

Scuffle as Man Attempts to Take Police Officer’s Gun

June 24th 2011

…As the officer was attempting to gain control of the suspect the suspect grabbed the officer by the shirt and then attempted to disarm the officer’s holstered handgun by attempting to pull the handgun from the officer’s holster. The officer’s belt and holster were turned 90 degrees to the front of the officer from the hip area of the officer….

Standard and Poors Gives Ferndale A+ Rating

June 24th 2011

Recent action by Standard and Poors to review the City of Ferndale’s financial position has resulted in their affirming the City’s A+ rating and provided the City with a “stable outlook.” This comes after the recent successful millage vote and at a time when the State has further cut back the statutory revenue sharing and declining property values.