The Best HoliDates Are Happening Here!

December 9th 2011

The biggest celebration of the season happens this weekend with the MotorCity Casino Hotel Holiday Ice & Winterfest Market, Friday, Dec. 10 thru Sunday, Dec. 11. Santa Claus, ice sculptures, a 5-story ferris wheel, kid-size choo choo train, holiday hayride, live reindeer and more than 80 merry merchants are just some of many reasons to make a visit to Downtown Ferndale a holiday “DO.”

Fire at Chazzano Coffee

December 9th 2011

The Ferndale Fire Department confirms that there was a small a fire at Chazzano Coffee at 1737 E 9 Mile. Details are not yet available, but owner Frank Lanzkron-Tamarazo posted on the company’s Facebook Page “Friends, we had a fire, just a few hours ago Chazzano Coffee Roasters and we will be closed until I have further information. Everyone is okay- the building is fine. I’m just not sure about the roaster, yet. I’ll keep everyone updated.-Frank.”

Fire Safety for the Wintertime

December 8th 2011

When getting ready to deck your halls, don’t forget about Fire Safety. Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan says that the biggest worry for the FFD come Christmastime is people who aren’t careful with their decorations.

State House Passes Unusually Specific Redistricting Bill

December 8th 2011

The State House of Representatives passed HB 5187 today. If the bill progresses through the Senate and is signed by the Governor, it would cap the number of County Commissioners in any county to 21. It would also take away the authority of the current body to draw the new district lines. If passed, Oakland County would then have 30 days to jettison four elected officials and re-draw the District lines.

Books that make a difference…

December 8th 2011

To purchase these and other LGBT-inclusive titles from a local, independent bookstore, visit Book Beat at 26010 Greenfield in Oak Park or online at http://www.thebookbeat.com.

Town Hall to Discuss Heating Assistance Funding

December 8th 2011

State Rep Ellen Cogen Lipton will be hosting a town hall meeting to discuss changes to home heating assistance programs on Friday, Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency (OLHSA) in Ferndale. She and Congressman Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak) and Gilda Jacobs, President and CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services will be on hand to talk about these programs and proposed changes at the State level that will affect funding.

Occupy Detroit to Talk at Transition Ferndale Meeting

December 8th 2011

Those with questions about the Occupy Movement will have a chance to talk with organizers from Occupy Detroit at the Thursday, December 15, 2011, Transition Ferndale Meeting, held at the Ferndale Public Library, 222 E. Nine Mile Road. The meeting starts at 7pm, and will also be a potluck, so attendees are encouraged to bring a dish to share. Jarret Schlaff, representing the outreach working group of Occupy Detroit, will be the featured speaker.

Student Shot at Taft, Gunman at Large

December 8th 2011

The police confirm a youth male was shot in the leg outside the school at approximately 3pm at the Taft Adult Education Center at Allen and Fielding. He was alive and taken by ambulance.

Ferndale Secondary PTSA Sponsors Southeast Oakland Holiday Bazaar

December 7th 2011

The Ferndale Secondary PTSA is pleased to be hosting the Southeast Oakland (SEO) HOLIDAY BAZAAR Arts & Crafts Fair on the campus of Ferndale High School on Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 10 am-4 pm.

City Commissions Have Open Seats

December 6th 2011

Do you have a passion that could help move the city forward? Ferndale’s Boards and Commissions offer a variety of ways to put your skills and knowledge to work for the common good, and several have openings at this time.