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DIA Millage Facts – Vote is Aug 7

July 23rd 2012

The millage vote takes place on August 7, 2012.

The millage would provide $23 million per year: $10 million in Oakland, $8 million in Wayne and $5 million in Macomb.

In 2009 the DIA reduced its workforce by nearly 20% (more than 60 full and part time positions), and reduced its total operating budget by $9 million

Help Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Fan Carry on Web Show

July 23rd 2012

The negative reaction to the series led her to create her own as a way to dispel the myths about her fandom. “I do not eat pizza every day,” she says in her introductory video to Cowabunga Corner. …And while her collection and videos may attract some haters, Ivey is past the point of caring what anybody else thinks, recognizing the power of fictional characters to inspire and bring people together.

CERT Tackles Disaster Psychology, Closer to Full Certification

July 22nd 2012

Over 50 residents have stepped forward to join the team, which is just two more lessons away from the first round of certifications.

On July 21 fourteen of them met at the fire station on Livernois to learn about disaster psychology.

Council Imposes Distance…

July 22nd 2012

Councilperson Melanie Piana, who is the council liaison to the Planning Commission, was the only “no” vote, arguing that current zoning is sufficient and pointing out the irony of In-Flight, a similar store located in Oak Park, being about 200 feet from a Ferndale church already. In-Flight and Apostolic Faith Tabernacle have peacefully co-existed since In-Flight opened in 2005.

Ferndale Seniors Donate Sign (video)

July 22nd 2012

The Ferndale Seniors have made their mark at the Kulick Community Center, the beloved place where many of their meetings and events are held. Earlier this month the group of active older citizens decided to bring the center into the 21st century with a digital welcome sign.

Library Seeks Local Visual Artists & Photographers…

July 21st 2012

Local artists and photographers seeking to make fresh connections with the community in vibrant, lively spaces will have the opportunity to exhibit at the Ferndale Public Library in its first group exhibition this coming September. The Ferndale Public Library Arts and Exhibitions Committee is seeking artists…

16th Annual Ferndale Pub Crawl – Friday July 27, 2012

July 20th 2012

This event began 16 years ago with 36 people walking to the half dozen bars in downtown Ferndale. Created then by a group called FANS of Ferndale, the event grew every year with more people and more clubs and venues, as the renaissance of Ferndale took place. This year the crowds will visit 22 establishments. All funds raised go to four local tax-deductible charities, including the Ferndale Police Auxiliary, FernCare, Ferndale Community Foundation, and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.

Can Ferndale Be Any More Civil? (video)

July 20th 2012

None of this stuff was any new to the participants, but giving them an opportunity to discuss it with changings faces at the tables should help them broach these kinds of conversations with others in the community.

County Commission Candidates Face Questions in Forum

July 20th 2012

All three candidates attended at Candidate Forum held by the League of Women Voters on July 12th. The forum took place in Ferndale City Hall, where candidates were asked about a variety of topics important to local residents, including mass transit, medical marijuana prosecution, budgeting, diversity, jails, seniors, online accessibility, and financial priorities.

City Distances Itself from Water Resource Letters

July 20th 2012

This City of Ferndale does not endorse this organization or the program.

The City Manager’s Office encourages residents who are curious about their responsibilities as a homeowner to contact their homeowners’ insurance provider for more information.