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Interim City Manager Interviews Done, Council to Vote on Monday

January 9th 2011

The Ferndale City Council held a special meeting on Jan. 6, 2011 to interview two candidates for Interim City Manager, who is expected to work for approximately six months while a permanent City Manager can be found.

Dumpster Fire Dies Down

January 8th 2011

As the sun sets on the W. Troy Street Parking Lot in Downtown Ferndale, firemen use a portable circular saw to try and reach the smoldering debris in what’s left of a dumpster fire on the side of the Better Business Systems building. At approximately 5pm, an employee of Rosie O’Grady’s reported the fire in the shared dumpster, which is located in the City-owned lot just one block South of Nine Mile.

Cyclist Weighs in on Road Commission Choice, Ferndale View

January 7th 2011

All but Wayne and Macomb Counties operate on what’s called a “unified form of government” which is defined by state law. This law allows Michigan counties to hire a county manager to oversee departments for planning, economic development, health, environmental protection, parks, libraries, sewage, airports, garbage collection, human services, and more.

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Resident Says No to Taxes (Ferndale View, opinion)

January 7th 2011

Resident Says No to Taxes in this FERNDALE VIEWS opinion piece.

Winter Beer Tasting Jan. 8

January 6th 2011

Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) will be hosting a Winter Beer Tasting on Sat. Jan. 8, 2011 from 7-10pm at Loving Touch(22634 Woodward). Part of the proceeds from the event go to support the Southeast Michigan Group of the Sierra Club…

Chamber Night Out With A Twist, Special Event Jan. 27

January 6th 2011

As The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce starts its 75th year, it continues to grow and change with the needs of the many businesses that it serves. The trend these days among businesses is for shorter interactions – text messages instead of conversations, status updates instead of cold calls, online pokes instead of in-person handshakes. But…

Arsonist Confesses to Hazelhurst Fire

January 5th 2011

A disgruntled roommate on the verge of eviction has confessed to intentionally setting the fire that destroyed the second floor of a home on W. Hazelhurst on Jan. 3, 2011…

Cookie Challenge Brings Charities Some Dough

January 5th 2011

On Dec. 11, 2010 Downtown Ferndale was full of fun winter festivities for the annual Ice Festival. Businesses were decorated with holiday glitz and glam, accentuated with spectacular ice carvings in front of many local shops. Families enjoyed meeting Santa and his reindeer, ice skating in the Library parking lot, festive music, crafts and holiday sales. But one profitable tradition associated with Ice Festival is the Warm-Hearted Cookie Challenge…

Level One Set to Re-Open Gallery in old Paramount Bank

January 5th 2011

When Level One Bank took over Paramount Bank at 22635 Woodward on Dec. 10, 2010, the walls of the lobby, normally decorated with the work of local artists, stood bare. But now…

Hazelhurst Fire Closes Allen

January 3rd 2011

A second story house fire caused Ferndale Police and Fire Departments to close off Allen Road for about an hour on Jan. 3, 2011. The fire began in the upstairs bedroom of the home, which sits on the corner of Hazelhurst and Allen. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan said that fortunately no one was home when the fire began at approximately 2:45pm.