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Water Bills and Beyond

January 19th 2011

While it’s not the most exciting topic, understanding the fundamentals of water and sewage funding is an essential part of understanding the economic challenges that affect everyone in the city.

Ferndale Blues Festival Comes Jan. 28- Feb. 5

January 18th 2011

Just ten more days until the tenth annual Ferndale Blues Festival kicks off to help raise money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition. The festival runs from Jan. 28 – Feb. 5 and takes place at nearly 20 Downtown Ferndale hot spots, with a variety of performances.

Doug Raber Stepping Down, Library Hurries to Find Replacement

January 18th 2011

Ferndale Public Library Director Doug Raber is stepping down so that he and his wife Jessica can move out of Michigan for other employment, according to a press release from Library Board President Ann Warner.

Smart Board and Super Teacher Get Kids Excited About Math

January 16th 2011

What I saw when I stopped in for a visit to Kennedy School last week shocked me. The fifth and sixth grade students of Mr. Greg Williamson’s class were…(read more)

Three Residents to be Interviewed for Mayor Position

January 16th 2011

At the council meeting of Jan. 10, 2011, the Ferndale City Council considered the applications of twelve individuals and selected three to interview for the position of Mayor, which is open since former Mayor Craig Covey became elected to County Commission and had to resign the post.

Free Show at the Magic Bag

January 15th 2011

Fitz and The Tantrums drop by the Magic Bag for a night of greasy down home soul goodness on Friday, February 4. Admission is free! Check out http://www.themagicbag.com for more info!

VFW Hall Shooter Convicted of 1st Degree Murder

January 15th 2011

After a weeklong jury trial in Oakland County Circuit Court before Judge Sosnick, the jury came back convicting the murderer who used a shotgun at a “Sweet 16” birthday party for two girls at the Ferndale VFW Hall.

A TimeBank Tale, with upcoming events!

January 14th 2011

The Ferndale TimeBank is all about people coming together in the community to help each out. Less than a year after the service-swapping group formed, they are up to over 30 members who routinely take advantage of being able to do tasks that others need help with.

Financial Committee Makes Final Recommendations…

January 13th 2011

City Council will vote Jan. 24 if they will be placing a Headlee Override on the ballot for May. The Committee report provides language for limiting the tax increase:

Tools of the Trade in the Ferndale Fire Department

January 12th 2011

When Dennis Warrilow began working at the Ferndale Fire Department nearly 25 years ago, some of the equipment for rescuing people and putting out fires was not as advanced as it is today. But yet, many of the tools of the firefighter’s trade are basics that have saved lives for over a hundred years. At the FPD they use a combination of old school gear, new technology, manpower and a whole lot of water to keep homes and people safe.