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Art is for Everyone Picks Ferndale for HQ

July 31st 2012

23233 Woodward has a new, but temporary, tenant. The building is the Oakland County Headquarters for the Art is for Everyone Campaign, whose goal is to encourage support of the Aug. 7th ballot proposal to provide taxpayer support for the Detroit Institute of Arts. The millage will cost the owner of a $150,000 home about $15 a year, and the money will be used to operate the museum and its programming.

Suspected Heart Attack Takes Life…

July 31st 2012

The community is in mourning as news spreads that Donald Gattes, a longtime member of the Department of Public Works, passed away on Sunday in a medical crisis that Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan says was most likely a heart attack.

Garden Club Looking for Growth – Event Aug 4

July 31st 2012

Since 1931 the Ferndale Garden Club has been connecting people through the love of horticulture. The long-standing group met on July 28 for a membership drive meet and greet, and they will be busy again on August 4 as they host their annual Plant Exchange.

Helen Hicks Departs MAC to Run Macomb County Habitat for Humanity

July 30th 2012

“In spite of my efforts and those of my team, few too many people in metro Detroit understand the challenges facing AIDS-service organizations such as MAC, HELP, CHAG, APM and others. As I depart, I hope the folks reading this article will consider making a donation to any of these charities so that prevention work can continue and more young people especially, can be educated.

Chris Hughes Talks About ARTWN on Art Design Show

July 30th 2012

Ferndale Downtown Development Authority Communications Manager Chris Hughes did a half-hour long interview about the ARTWN project for the regional public television show Art Design, hosted by artist and curator John Sauvé.

Sarah Sudol Lights Path for FernCare Patients

July 29th 2012

Sudol, who moved to Ferndale from Clinton Township two years ago, always knew that she wanted to help people and feel good about her work. She went to Western Michigan University for pre-med, but an Alternative Spring Break in Colorado sent her on a slightly different course.

Easy Like Sundae Opens in Downtown Ferndale (video)

July 28th 2012

You can sit inside, in a spacious tropical blue and green room with sunshine-colored accents and whitewashed beach-furniture tables. Or relax outside under spring green umbrellas in the sidewalk-seating area in front of the store. Either way there is a generous view of W. 9 Mile, with Java Hutt and the Library Bookstore across the street.

Ferndale Increases Recycling Rates, Huntington Woods Tops 21%

July 28th 2012

According to Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, Ferndale’s rate of recycling increased to 9.03% from last years’ 8.55%. Huntington Woods residents had the highest rate, with 21.87%.

Oakland County Public Transportation Millage… Aug. 7

July 24th 2012

Residents of some Oakland County communities, including Ferndale and Hazel Park, will be able to vote on the Oakland County Public Transportation Millage Renewal on Aug. 7, 2012.

Senator Gregory Presents FHS Graduate Natalie Berger…

July 24th 2012

“My inspiration for the video is what the face of a young person’s mind might look like—putting together images, music and colors that come to mind when I think of the embodiment of a young, starry-eyed mind with dreams for the future,” said Ferndale High School graduate