DDA Awards Presented

November 3rd 2012

The Downtown Development Authority hosted its annual Appreciation Awards on Oct. 29, recognizing volunteers, business owners and others work to keep the community thriving. These awards, given for 2011, were voted on via an on-line survey of Downtown Ferndale businesses, residents and visitors. The Awards ceremony was held at the new Local Kitchen and Bar.

Library Announces New Director: Jessica Keyser

November 3rd 2012

Ms. Keyser comments, “I’ve lived in Ferndale for nearly ten years, and have seen the library grow and change dramatically. The Ferndale library is known throughout the area for its unique programming and distinct character. The city has so much momentum right now, and the library is really a destination in the heart of our thriving downtown. I hope to foster the library’s continued growth…

CFF School Board Candidate Forum Recorded by Keith Dalton (video)

November 2nd 2012

On October 28, 2012, Citizens for Fair Ferndale hosted a candidate forum for the eight people running for the Ferndale School Board. The event, which took place at the Ferndale Public Library, was recorded by local videographer Keith Dalton of the Dalton Group.

Voters in the Ferndale School District will have the opportunity on Nov. 6 to vote for up to four representatives to the School Board. There are four open seats on the board, and eight candidates running.

Internet Safety Presentation Nov. 5

November 1st 2012

Parents and adults will learn important information including how to access the Michigan Sex Offender Registry and sign up to receive e-mail updates as well as how to obtain reliable information on parental control software.

Turkey Vulture Visits Ferndale (video)

October 31st 2012

When Claudia Lee Ivey and her son were driving down Burdette on Oct. 10, they were surprised to see a special visitor – a turkey vulture!

Cristiana Sheppard-Decius Talks about ARTWN on Art Design Show

October 31st 2012

In the interview, Sheppard-Decius talks about her twelve years as Executive Director of the DDA, and about their most visible project of 2012 – ARTWN.

What’s New at the Historical Museum?

October 29th 2012

There’s always lots to explore at the Ferndale Historical Museum, located at 1651 Livernois. And now there are some new items worth stopping in to take a look at.

Tree Planting Tips and a Future Tree Plan

October 27th 2012

The big question was what types of trees would be appropriate for Ferndale. Cooley said that Maples are by far the most common tree in Ferndale, and that it’s a good idea to diversify. Trees have been lost through entire regions due to things like the Emerald Ash Boar, Gypsy Moth infestations, and Dutch Elm disease and Maples will likely be the next

Mayor Coulter’s Speech for Seniors (video)

October 25th 2012

Mayor Dave Coulter visited the Ferndale Seniors on Oct 24, where he gave them an update on what’s going on around town.

Six People Arrested in Fight at Taft (DLC)

October 25th 2012

Officers had to subdue one student by use of a TASER. Eventually six people were arrested for their involvement in the incident. Five of the males (three 18 years old, two 17 years old) are still in custody and a female (18) has been released pending further investigation.