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A Ferndale Man’s Petition to End Referendum-Proof Legislation

March 23rd 2013

“How many more times will we get something from our legislature that we can’t undo?” That’s the main question posed by Ferndale resident Bill Lucas. Lucas has started a petition to amend the State Constitution by striking out language that allows legislation to be referendum-proof if there are appropriations attached.

Affirmations Hosts ‘Mission Possible’ April 13

March 23rd 2013

Playing with the pop-culture theme of James Bond’s 50th Anniversary, Affirmations is preparing for their large annual black-tie affair, the Spring Bash. This year’s theme is “Mission Possible” and their goal is to raise up to 10 percent of their general fund budget with ticket sales, auction items and other sponsorships.

School Board Reduces Enrollment of Out of District Students

March 23rd 2013

The decrease in students comes with a $259,000 loss in revenue to the District. However, if district-based students could be wooed in, the loss could be reduced.

Conference Addresses LGBT Issues in Education – SOGI 2013

March 21st 2013

Conference Addresses LGBT Issues in Education – SOGI 2013 (Crystal A. Proxmire, orig. Between the Lines, March 21, 2013) Oakland University’s conference area was packed with counselors, teachers and school administrators for the second annual SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Issues in Education Conference earlier this month. The daylong series of speeches and workshops […]

Downtown Ferndale Audio & Video Tours Now Available

March 21st 2013

The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has come out with a new way to explore and enjoy Downtown Ferndale. Their new Downtown Ferndale Tours page of their website features three tours that visitors can view online, watch and listen to on their mobile devices, or print in pdf. form

…Best Communities for Music Education, Again

March 20th 2013

Ferndale Schools were named one of the 2013 Best Communities in the Nation for Music Education for the third year in a row by the NAMM Foundation. Ferndale is one of 11 communities in Michigan to receive this designation.

Welcoming The Heart of Darkness & More: Schramm’s Mead…

March 20th 2013

The opening is dependent on the complex licensing process, including having bottling labels approved, but they are aiming for Memorial Day. City Council approved a resolution in support of Schramm’s license at their March 11th council meeting.

From Ferndale Schools: Helping children cope with grief

March 20th 2013

Remember, although these are tips geared toward young people, all of us, especially the adults who taught and coached Mario throughout his years in the Ferndale Schools, will benefit from these support strategies.

Hazel Park High School Drama Presents Cinderella, March 21-23

March 20th 2013

Hazel Park High School Drama students will be presenting Rogers And Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Performances are March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd at Hazel Park High (23400 Hughes).

The Voice of The Eagles Passes On: Joe Mahan

March 20th 2013

It was just on Feb. 15 that Joe Mahan was honored at a Ferndale basketball game with the dedication of a scoreboard in his honor. “Joe Mahan, Voice of the Eagles,” reads the board, honoring over 60 years of youth mentorship and support of local sports programs.

On March 19, at age 86, Mahan passed away…