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Bedside Nurses, Value Yourselves

August 9th 2012

As each nurse entered my sister’s room it became obvious if they were just in a job or really in their element. The nurse’s comfort level in her knowledge was evident in her teaching and explanations. And I respected that. I needed the information. My sister needed it. With the facts came a pathway to change, and with the teaching the nurse lit the way.

Library Changes Hours Starting Sept. 4

August 9th 2012

The new hours will go into effect on Tue. Sep. 4, after the Labor Day holiday.

New Library Hours

Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday – CLOSED

Primary Election Results

August 8th 2012

Election Results:

The Arts Millage Passed in all three counties. In Oakland County it passed by 63.68%.

The SMART Bus millage got renewed with 79.24% voting in its favor.

Hazel Parks Schools voters passed two millages, each with about 57% of the vote.

And Helaine Zack has won the Democratic primary for County Commission. She will face Republican Steve Zimberg on November 6. …

Green Cruise is Aug 11

August 5th 2012

The Annual Sierra Club Green Cruise takes place on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 with a variety of mass bicycle rides to choose from. The Green Alley is the grand finish line where bicyclists and other visitors can enjoy samples of healthy foods and talk to various vendors. There is a Green Parade celebrating human-powered modes of transportation, and there are often unusual costumes, bicycle decorations and unique pedal-powered contraptions.

West Drayton Wire Problem Could Have Been Avoided

August 4th 2012

Around 3pm on Friday, July 27 neighbors reported smoke coming from the transformer, which was mounted on a wooden electrical pole in a resident’s back yard. People in the surrounding homes were evacuated while Ferndale firemen monitored the situation, waiting for DTE to come.

July 2012 Beautification Awards Announced

August 2nd 2012

The Ferndale Beautification Commission presents awards to residents and businesses that make improvements to their properties. The awards encourage creativity and pride in the community.

Peggy Snow presented the July 2012 awards at the Ferndale City Council meeting of July 23, 2012.

Career Center Class Teaches Job Seekers to Find Bliss

August 2nd 2012

She added, “Speaking from the heart, when I was looking for a job I would get down on myself. If somebody told me ten years ago I would be on the radio, I would have thought they were crazy.”

She said being positive is a habit that we build…

Ferndale Schools Addressing State Scores

August 2nd 2012

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Shirley Muldowney, First Woman Drag Racer…

August 2nd 2012

Shirley Muldowney will be signing autographs in the Michigan Gumball Rally area of [ShirleyMuldowney.2011] the 2012 Ferndale Woodward Dream Cruise. The Michigan Gumball Rally is an annual statewide road trip involving 100+ participating vehicles, traveling on over 1,000 miles of Michigan highways…

Ferndale’s New Billboard: Know Your Carman Miranda Rites

August 2nd 2012

“Everyone has a right to be beautiful.” That’s the main message of the new billboard on the side of Steven B’s Barber shop on Woodward. It’s called “Your Carmen Miranda Rites” and it’s a collaborative project between photographer Judy Eliyas and Performance Artist Sue Carman.