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Crashing in Ferndale: Report Shows Accident Rates, Causes and More

February 6th 2013

In the three-year reporting period, there was a total of 1065 accidents. These included one reported fatality and 16 incapacitating injuries. There were 25 accidents involving bicyclists and 19 involving pedestrians

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

February 5th 2013

The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website at Below are the most recent job listings:

Citizens for Fair Ferndale Seek Good Neighbor Award Nominees

February 5th 2013

Please join Citizens for a Fair Ferndale in celebrating the ongoing efforts of those who live, work and attend school in Ferndale who value the fair and equal treatment of others and are engaged in making this happen on a daily basis. The Good Neighbor Awards program identifies and honors individuals, organizations and businesses in our community who are outstanding examples of “good neighbors,”

2013 Rib Burn Off Rocks the Big Tent (video)

February 4th 2013

The Annual Rib Burn Off took place Feb. 2 with well over 1,000 people making their way to the big heated tent set up behind Dino’s Lounge. The event raised money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition. Eight teams of local business people competed for the hearts and taste buds of the crowd, serving up their own style of meaty BBQ ribs. Attendees paid $10 to sample ribs from each team, and voted for their favorite

Opening of The Body Eclectic at Lawrence St. Gallery (video)

February 2nd 2013

Lawrence St. Gallery was packed for the opening reception of their annual juried exhibition The Body Eclectic. This is the 13th year for the show, and there were 80 pieces selected out of over 150 submitted. The collection was juried by artist Edee Joppich, who selected works based on diversity in interpretation…

Ferndale 115 News Founder’s Interview on Art & Design

February 1st 2013

In this program, Proxmire explains why The Ferndale 115 News is important, not just to Ferndale, but to the overall profession of journalism. She discusses the risk of a corporate news monopoly, and how news has changed in the past three decades. Plus she talks about how the Ferndale community has been supportive of her work.

Ferndale Schools Move Ahead with Strategic Planning

February 1st 2013

Stakeholders included administration, school board members past and present, teachers, parents and others in the community.

“We’ve found that there are four central themes that came up over and over,” Fleetham said. Those topics, which are now the focus of the planning moving forward, are enrollment, race, trust and collaboration and achievement gaps between student groups.

Coolidge Honors Assembly Gives Over 150 Awards

February 1st 2013

On Jan. 29 over 150 students were honored at the Coolidge Honors Assembly. Each quarter parents get to see their youngsters honored for Citizenship, Honors (getting As and Bs), Writing and being Noble.

DDA Prepares for Future with Personnel Changes and Additions

February 1st 2013

Martha Potere joins the DDA staff as the organization’s Program Manager and will be responsible for business development, design initiatives and fund development, along with serving as staff liaison to the DDA’s Business Development (Biz Dev) Committee and staff assistance to the Design Committee.

Ferndale 115 News Founder’s Interview on Art & Design Program

February 1st 2013

Ferndale 115 News Founder’s Interview on Art & Design Program (Feb. 1, 2013) The work of the Ferndale 115 News is growing beyond the city’s four square miles, and recently Editor & Publisher Crystal Proxmire had the opportunity to talk about that work on the Art & Design Show out of Bloomfield Township. The show […]