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Ides of March Toga Party Raises Money for FEF

March 17th 2013

The Ferndale Education Foundation had its annual fundraiser on March 15, this year in the form of a toga party! Celebrating the Ides of March, supporters of student extracurricular activities and educational opportunities gathered for a feast where there wore bedsheets and leafy crowns and participated in a raffle drawing.

A Last Appeal: Onwards Towards Denver!

March 17th 2013

The National Conference for Media Reform is less than three weeks away! Thanks to advertising purchases by readers and local businesses I’ve raised almost enough money to be able to make it.

Agora Aerial Arts & Music Studio to Open April 8

March 17th 2013

Agora Arts, the newest addition to Ferndale’s creative community, will open its doors April 8 with a range of aerial and music classes for students of all ages and experience levels.

The studio will feature classes in aerial silks, trapeze and lyra, as well as Kuratomi Shindo stretching, tae kwon do, yoga, hooping and private & ensemble music instruction

Cowgirl Pubcrawl for Camp Casey March 23

March 17th 2013

Cowboy Camp Outs provide overnight mini-vacations at dude ranches in Michigan; Horsey House Calls bring a horse to the doorstep of kids too ill to attend an overnight retreat; Outlaw Outings provide family-oriented activities, like attending professional sports games, without the expense or hassle of planning.

Exposures Photography Exhibit at Lawrence Street Gallery

March 17th 2013

Lawrence Street Gallery presents their seventeenth annual photography exhibit, a juried show expected to draw submissions from approximately 100 area photographers.

Chamber Supporting the Schools: Breakfast & Scholarship Info

March 16th 2013

Another way the Chamber connects is through their annual Community Connection Breakfast at Ferndale High School. This event is a chance for local business owners to meet Ferndale Schools students and learn about their educational experiences. The event is particularly geared towards real estate professionals who may want to tout the benefits of Ferndale Schools

Transition Ferndale Talks about Detroit Future City March 20

March 16th 2013

At 7:00 pm Wednesday, March 20, Transition Ferndale will host a presentation of the “Detroit Future City” plan. We have all been hearing about Detroit’s financial crisis, population crisis, economic crisis and governance crisis. Possibly there is another crisis or two not yet named.

Sound of Music Opens this Weekend

March 16th 2013

“All the leads are fabulous vocally. The costumes are outstanding,” says producer Judy Donlin. “With two casts, people can come more than once and see a different perspective.” Nearly 100 students are taking part in the production (46 cast, 25 pit, 25 crew).

Winter Warm Up Raises Money for Charity

March 15th 2013

Ferndale Rotary teamed up with Capuchin Soup Kitchen this year for their annual Winter Warm Up Soup Contest, held at Shriner’s Silver Garden in Southfield. The grand event featured soups from several local businesses as well as gourmet desserts and a large silent auction.

FHS Mourns Loss of Standout Student

March 15th 2013

“A Ferndale High School student died on March 14 after collapsing at school following a training practice with the track team. Mario Campbell, age 16, was a junior.

‘Grief counselors were at the high school on Friday morning to support students and staff. The district’s counseling and social work staff were also asked to start their day at FHS.