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Shots Fired Over Vehicle Dispute

March 30th 2011

A disagreement over a car trade lead to gunfire on Bertha St. in Ferndale Monday night (03/28/11) at about 9:15 p.m.

After 20 Years in Prison, Ex Con Sees Filming as a New Start

March 30th 2011

When Dez Mansell was released from prison on parole in 2008, the bright optimism of freedom was overshadowed by the fear and insecurity of figuring out how to make an honest living.

“I’ve been a liar, cheater and a thief since I was 12,” Mansell said. “I have made a very stark transformation. But still, it’s hard for people, especially employers, to trust me.”

The Oklahoma Experience

March 30th 2011

Starting out with nothing, some 65 students from FHS, FMS, Coolidge and Kennedy Schools came together to produce Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! They performed from March 12 -20, 2011.

Junior Natalie Berger played Ellen in the production, and she organized the Sound Effect Design. She and her friends had such a fun time with the show that she put together a video to remember the experience.

City Accepts Animal Control, Waggs has 30 days to find home…

March 29th 2011

After city leaders in Ferndale discovered that Oakland County had been providing animal control for free to some municipalities, while charging others for the service, the Oakland County has reshaped its Animal Control program and is now offering free service to any city.

City Council voted on March 28, 2011 to accept the service, and also to end an agreement with nonprofit group Waggs and Wishes

Transition Ferndale Hosts Film Series on Resource Depletion

March 28th 2011

A new group called Transition Ferndale is seeking to raise awareness and create discussion about the problems society and the planet face as resources become more scarce. On the third Thursday of each of the coming months, Transition Ferndale will host a film and discussion night at the Ferndale Public Library (222 E. 9 Mile) beginning at 7pm.

Purple Glove Video Shows Ferndale Getting Ready for Relay

March 27th 2011

As the weekend of June 11-12, 2011 approaches, Ferndale gears up for the 24 hour walk to raise money to fight cancer known as Relay for Life. Teams from all over the City will walk the track at Ferndale High School, with pledges going for The American Cancer Society. The event is known for it’s fun themes, performances and antics, which have started early this year thanks to the community-focused “Purple Glove” video.

New Grasshopper Pub will be Hoppin’ w/April 2nd Release Party

March 27th 2011

House Gallery will be hosting a record release party for metro Detroit based record label Soiree records on Saturday April 2nd and Grasshopper Pub in Ferndale (formerly Gracie’s Underground, 22757 Woodward). The 21+ party begins at 9pm and there is no cover to attend.

50 Years of Comos

March 27th 2011

When Sicilia Grego was just 22 years old she started the business that would allow her to raise her son George, who was just a baby back then. As Como’s (22812 Woodward) turns 50 years old on April 1st, Grego was honored with a visit from United States Congressman Sander Levin, who presented the still-vibrant entrepreneur with a flag that was flown over the US Capitol in her restaurant’s honor.

Michigan AIDS Coalition Has Auction at Via Nove! (March 26)

March 25th 2011

The Michigan AIDS Coalition (MAC) is hosting a Silent Auction evening at Via Nove (344 West Nine Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220) on Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 7:30 p.m. to midnight. All dollars raised will be used to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

Salon Owner’s Run-in with Florida Alligator

March 25th 2011

The alligator encounter is embedded below. Remember kids, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME… or in Florida. And be sure to check out Dye Salon at 262 W. 9 Mile Road in Downtown Ferndale