An Evening Under the Poppy June 3

May 15th 2011

An Evening Under the Poppy is a fabulous celebration and author talk hosted by Blumz by JR Designs and Queer for Books, featuring author Kathe Koja that takes place June 3, 2011.

Library Events for your Brain and the Rest of Your Body

May 15th 2011

In addition to providing free access to books, DVDs and other resources about health and fitness, The Ferndale Public Library is now bringing patrons events to help them get educated and feeling great.

The events are put on by multiple sources, making May and June extra health-class heavy. There are also many other events, so check out their website at www.ferndale.lib.mi.us to view a complete calendar.

School Board’s Two Projects…

May 13th 2011

The Board of Education held a special study session on Monday, May 9, 2011 to begin exploring two significant projects, a facilities improvement bond and the possible purchase of property.

Roosevelt’s National School of Character Designation

May 13th 2011

Every year, the national organization, the Character Education Partnership recognizes schools for achieving its standard of excellence encompassing 11 Principles of Effective Character Education through its National Schools of Character program.

In 2011, Roosevelt Primary School has been recognized for being a school that brings out the best in everyone, including students, staff, parents and community members through its school-wide Brain-Smart Start program.

Festival Season Begins with Bicycle Night & Art On The Town

May 13th 2011

Downtown Ferndale will be buzzing next Third Thursday and into May’s third weekend with back to back activities that embrace two of the district’s best features – bikeability and walkability.

No Contests for Library Board so No August Election

May 13th 2011

“The filing deadline for Library Board candidates expired at 4:00pm, today,” said Ferndale City Clerk Cherilyn Tallman in a statement released on May 10, 2011. “We will have no contests for any of the five open seats. That means we will not have an August Primary.”

Here is the official candidate list,

Kids’ Stolen Bikes Replaced by Ferndale PD & Community

May 13th 2011

Sixteen year old Scott May was at school when his bike was stolen. “I was at soccer practice and I came out and it was gone,” he said. May was one of ten Ferndale youth who got to have their stolen bikes replaced thanks to a fundraiser organized by officers of the Ferndale Police Department.

The Chicken Petition

May 12th 2011

Laura Mikulski’s crusade continues. On April 19 we brought you news of a young Ferndalian hoping to raise chickens in her backyard. …Now she is asking interested residents to sign an online petition asking for a change in the ordinance which would allow coops to be built near homes. (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/support-backyard-chickens-in-ferndale/)….

District-Wide Art on the Town May 21, Gallery Night June 4

May 12th 2011

The Ferndale Schools is proud to announce a district-wide visual arts event, Art on the Town. Organized by parent volunteers and visual arts teachers, Art on the Town brings 1,000 pieces of student-created art to businesses in downtown Ferndale. On Saturday, May 21, from 12-4 pm, artwork will be on display and for sale for all to enjoy. The district invites the public, parents and friends to embark on an artistic adventure as you visit student exhibitions at local merchants along both 9 Mile and Woodward Avenue.

Retiring After 25 Years in The Ferndale PD

May 12th 2011

“If I ever get hit, don’t wait for the ambulance. Take me in your car to the hospital yourself.”

That promise, exchanged early in his career with his partner back in Houston, Texas, re-emerged years later for Brian Czajkowski’s as he and the same partner, both working for Ferndale Police, came under fire after a car chase and a shoot-out.