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Recall Petitions Filed

February 25th 2011

Ferndale Resident Robert Sinclair has filed a recall petitions against four members of City Council, for what he says is “financial mismanagement.” The petitions said only that, and gave no further details or explanations.

FAB Hosts Music O’ the Green, Feb 24

February 23rd 2011

On Thursday, February 24, 2011, guests will enjoy a taste of Ireland with performances by dance groups The Leim Irish Dancers (Ferndale High School Alumni) and The Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, and musical groups Bill Grogan’s Goat and Seacht.

95 More Efficient Ferndale Homes

February 23rd 2011

A pilot energy savings program has wrapped up in a Ferndale test neighborhood, with 20% of the eligible homeowners taking advantage of grant-funded home upgrades. Homes located W. 9 Mile Road to Pearson and Pinecrest to Allen were eligible to participate.

VIEW: State Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton Says Budget Cuts Hurt

February 23rd 2011

Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder met with both chambers of the Michigan Legislature to announce massive cuts to our cities, schools and our most vulnerable citizens. I am against this budget proposal — which would give more than $1 billion in tax credits to the business community while unfairly cutting benefits to our seniors — because it unfairly imposes the burden on those that need our help the most: children, seniors and the working poor.

VIEW: Andy Meisner’s Response to Budget

February 22nd 2011

“Along with some real bloopers, there are positive elements of Governor Rick Snyder’s proposed budget, and to the approach he and his team have used in developing their proposal. I compliment the Governor for this approach, which appears almost devoid of political calculation in favor of ‘spreading the pain’ – irrespective of lobbying influence.”

A Taste of the Community Foundation

February 22nd 2011

Palmer is one of a dozen citizens who serve on the Board of the Community Foundation as they prepare for their grand annual fundraising spectacular The Taste of Ferndale. The taste-fest takes place on March 8, 2011 from 6-9pm at Via Nove Restaurant. Tickets are $30 and include samples from many local businesses, live music from The Metro Jazz Voices, and a large silent auction. The event is presented this year by Garden Fresh Gourmet

2 Joes, 2 Jamies & a Melissa

February 22nd 2011

The Ringwald is managed by a board of five, that ultimately hopes the theatre can become a nonprofit organization. “We’ve got two Joes, two Jamies, and a Melissa,” Plambeck said. Jamie Richards, Jamie Warrow, and Melissa Beckwith take turns acting and directing the various shows…

Steven Says Get Tickets to FEF Party

February 22nd 2011

Steven Says Get Tickets to FEF Party (A Ferndale View by, Steven Schoenknecht, 2/21/2011) As a trustee on the Ferndale Education Foundation I would like to invite you to join me at this year’s Annual Fundraising Party, Thursday, March 24 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at Boogie Fever. Tickets for the event are $30 […]

More Ferndale Restaurants Go Green, To Go!

February 21st 2011

Ferndale has proven to be a strong consumer of environmentally-conscious products, according to local food service products business Michigan Green Safe Products. Matt Naimi, General Manager of Michigan Green Safe, says that Ferndale is one of the best places to do business in, with Royal Oak, Ann Arbor and Midtown in Detroit also providing them with a good base of customers.

Perspectives on the Pride Move

February 21st 2011

Within a week of the announcement that Motor City Pride is moving from Downtown Ferndale to Hart Plaza in Detroit, Ferndalians are engaging in constructive dialogue about the move. Some hope for alternative events in Ferndale, some are calling for a boycott of the event, while others speak of ways to share the Pride throughout the area. Event organizers and City Leaders have come forward with their explanations of the change as they take in the reactions of those who are affected in the community.