Ferndale

Affirmations Gets Ready for Silver Jubilee April 5

March 26th 2014

Affirmations Gets Ready for Silver Jubilee April 5 (Crystal Proxmire, orig. Between the Lines, March 26, 2014) What started as a helpline in a Detroit basement back in 1989, is now the largest LGBT community center in Michigan. Affirmations is getting ready to celebrate its 25th anniversary, kicking off a year of events with their […]

Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter’s 2014 State of the City Address (video)

March 25th 2014

Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter’s 2014 State of the City Address (video) (Dave Coulter, March 25, 2014) Thanks Jennifer for that introduction and for hosting us here at the Rust Belt Market, a true Ferndale original and certainly worthy of the all attention they have received. Chris Best and his wife Tiffany have created something very […]

“Dial-a-Prayer” Being filmed today in Downtown Ferndale

March 25th 2014

“Dial-a-Prayer” Being filmed today in Downtown Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 25, 2014) W. 9 Mile Road is blocked today due to filming taking place.  Producers for the film “Dial-a-Prayer” chose Downtown Ferndale for parts of their film, which stars William H. Macy and Brittney Snow.  The story is about a woman who has lost […]

Gangstagrass at the Magic Bag March 30

March 25th 2014

Gangstagrass at the Magic Bag March 30 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 25, 2014) Gangstagrass mixes bluegrass sounds and hip hop in a way that is unusual and  indescribably good.  The band is famous for creating the theme song to the FX TV Series Justified.  “Long Hard Times to Come,” was nominated for a Grammy in […]

State Spent $40,000 on Testimony in DeBoer Case, Plans Appeal

March 24th 2014

State Spent $40,000 on Testimony in DeBoer Case, Plans Appeal (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 24, 2014) According to the Associated Press, the State of Michigan has spent about $40,000 so far on expert testimony in the DeBoer v. Snyder trial. More bills are expected to come, said Joy Yearout, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Bill […]

Ferndale Councilman’s Kitchen Damaged by Fire

March 23rd 2014

Ferndale Councilman’s Kitchen Damaged by Fire (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 23, 2014) When a fire started in his home Saturday night, Ferndale City Councilperson Mike Lennon was grateful for the city services that he’d long been an advocate for.  The retired Ferndale Policeman and lifelong Ferndale resident contacted the Ferndale Fire Department at about 8 […]

Jewish Fund Grant Helps FernCare Expand Services

March 23rd 2014

Jewish Fund Grant Helps FernCare Expand Services (FernCare Press Release, March 23, 2014) FernCare received $21,000 in recognition of the need of people in Ferndale and surrounding communities for health care services. This grant is spread over three years. The services will be offered through FernCare and will be free to patients. FernCare will use […]

Gary Meier Announces Retirement from Ferndale Schools

March 20th 2014

Gary Meier Announces Retirement from Ferndale Schools (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 20, 2014) After 14 years as Superintendent of Ferndale Schools, Gary Meier has announced that he is retiring. In a memo to Ferndale Schools staff, Meier wrote: “It is with many mixed emotions that I write this letter to formally advise you of my […]

Preferential Polices Stricken from Ferndale Schools Contracts

March 20th 2014

Preferential Polices Stricken from Ferndale Schools Contracts (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 20, 2014) At some point in the 1970s, language giving preference to the hiring and promotion of minorities, including non-Christians, made its way into teacher contracts at Ferndale Schools.  The wording “Special consideration shall be given to women and/or minority defined as: Native American, […]

Go! Comedy is Go! Business at Ferndale DDA’s FernNet March 26

March 20th 2014

Go! Comedy is Go! Business at Ferndale DDA’s FernNet March 26 (Ferndale DDA Press Release March 20, 2014) He unexpectedly licks his phone in the commercial for Hungry Howie’s. He’s a happy dad, driving a cool car in a TV ad for one of the Big 3.  Wednesday thru Sunday nights, every week of the […]