2012 Ferndale Beautification Awards Presented

June 27th 2012

Every year the Ferndale Beautification Commission presents awards to residents and businesses that make improvements to their properties. The awards encourage creativity and pride in the community.

Inside Out: DIA Artwork Comes to Ferndale

June 27th 2012

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has named participating communities for the next round of Inside|Out, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. The reproductions for this round will be on view from July 3 to Sept. 30. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is sponsoring the program for 2012 and 2013. Ferndale has six pieces up around Downtown, which is also a perfect tie-in to the on-going ARTWN theme.

Ned Staebler named Chair of Mayor’s Business Council

June 27th 2012

The Mayor’s Business Council, first announced by Mayor David Coulter in his 2012 State of the City Address as part of his mission to make Ferndale “the easiest, friendliest city to open or expand a business in Oakland County,” will be led by Mayor Coulter and…

Know Your Fireworks Code

June 27th 2012

The giant boom of fireworks could be followed by the “whoop whoop” of police sirens (or worse fire engines) if residents don’t pay attention to the rules.

Ferndale Community Foundation Announces 2012 Grants

June 26th 2012

The Ferndale Community Foundation Announced it 2012 Grants at the City Council meeting on June 25, 2012. Each year the foundation raises money to be distributed to projects throughout the city. $8,000 was awarded in total.

David Michael Smith Scholarship Winners

June 24th 2012

The scholarship is a way for the Smith’s to encourage other young people in the community, a way to remind young people to not play around train tracks, and a way to honor their son. This year Jillian Rossman and Darious Alvis, Jr. were the selected recipients.

Ferndale Man Dead After Motorcycle Accident

June 24th 2012

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that a Ferndale man is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on I-696 this morning. The man was not wearing a helmet. His companion, a woman from Georgia, was wearing a helmet. She survived and is being treated for scrapes and bruises. For more on the accident, check out this Detroit Free Press article

A sunny Rainbow Run, then rain for Ferndale Pride

June 23rd 2012

The theme of family love was evident in the Ferndale Pride planning. The kids’ tent was run by local moms and dads, and the Rainbow Run had a short family “run” where kids could join their parents and get paint thrown on them too. And in the afternoon a local family spoke about their experience adopting a gay teenager.

Status Sexy Graces Affirmations Windows

June 22nd 2012

AIDS Partnership Michigan offers HIV counseling & testing at Affirmations in Ferndale every Thursday 5:30pm-8:00pm and Saturday 1:00pm-3:30pm; and offers Youth-only HIV counseling & testing on the 2nd & 4th Fridays 5:30-8:00pm.

Library Announces Summer Reading Events & More

June 22nd 2012

Grown-ups missing the fun of Summer Reading can now relive their youth at the Ferndale Public Library. This summer, through Aug. 11, readers 18 and up can enter a weekly prize drawing –each book checked out gets you…