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Free Animal Control Service by County…

January 24th 2011

Oakland County is in the process of revamping their Animal Control Division to account for an expected increase in cities using their services. The massive restructuring has come about due to officials in Ferndale learning that 39 communities have been enjoying service from the County for free, while 22 municipalities have been managing it themselves at their own expense.

Best-Selling Irish Author John Connolly to Speak at Ferndale Reads

January 24th 2011

The Ferndale Public Library will welcome its first international best-selling author as a keynote speaker the evening of March 29, 2011, when Irish author, John Connolly, will come to discuss his book, The Book of Lost Things.

What Will Wollenweber Do?

January 23rd 2011

Mark Wollenweber is giving up two weeks of basking in the sunshine of Florida, to temporarily handle the municipal administration of Ferndale, in what are certainly the city’s coldest months – literally and politically.

Do you recognize this house? Search for historic site…

January 23rd 2011

As the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce begins their 75th year, Executive Director Jennifer Roosenberg is searching for clues about the organization’s past. In particular she is searching for an historic home, presumably in Ferndale, that was the first official office of the business-advocacy group.

Starting the Year Off with Passion

January 22nd 2011

Jodi Knittel is the queen of passion. She has figured out her goals in life and paved the way for others to do the same. Earlier this month she launched Tangerine Road, which is her vehicle for helping others move ahead.

Potential Donors Get Answers from Affirmations

January 22nd 2011

Longtime Affirmations volunteer, and Board President from 2008-2010, George Westerman has taken on the task of leading the “Campaign for the Future,” a drive to raise the $1.25 million needed to give Affirmations a strong balance sheet and capital structure. Thus far the campaign has raised $540,000, although only $350,000 has been collected.

Bobby Murray Talks About the Blues

January 22nd 2011

Bobby Murray is the man on the poster for the tenth annual Ferndale Blues Festival, which takes place in Downtown Ferndale from Jan. 28-Feb. 5, 2011. He’s called Ferndale home since 1996, and has played the Blues Festival for the past three years.

A Tribute to School Food

January 20th 2011

The food revolution is on in Ferndale Schools. When Coolidge and JFK Schools got slushees in the cafeteria last week, few knew that the ever-changing sweet treat is really made from 100% fruit. Other changes have been made over the past few months which have been subtly introducing more and more healthy food into the breakfast and lunch of students in the district.

Lunar Halo Over Ferndale

January 20th 2011

Ferndalians up in the middle of a Wednesday night (working hard on news articles perhaps) might have had a chance to see a beautiful sight – a lunar halo.

Will The Rustbelt Replace Old Navy?

January 20th 2011

Word spread quickly on the web today about a new project in the planning phase for the former Old Navy building on the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward.