Green Cruise is Aug 11

August 5th 2012

The Annual Sierra Club Green Cruise takes place on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 with a variety of mass bicycle rides to choose from. The Green Alley is the grand finish line where bicyclists and other visitors can enjoy samples of healthy foods and talk to various vendors. There is a Green Parade celebrating human-powered modes of transportation, and there are often unusual costumes, bicycle decorations and unique pedal-powered contraptions.

West Drayton Wire Problem Could Have Been Avoided

August 4th 2012

Around 3pm on Friday, July 27 neighbors reported smoke coming from the transformer, which was mounted on a wooden electrical pole in a resident’s back yard. People in the surrounding homes were evacuated while Ferndale firemen monitored the situation, waiting for DTE to come.

July 2012 Beautification Awards Announced

August 2nd 2012

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.

Peggy Snow presented the July 2012 awards at the Ferndale City Council meeting of July 23, 2012.

Career Center Class Teaches Job Seekers to Find Bliss

August 2nd 2012

She added, “Speaking from the heart, when I was looking for a job I would get down on myself. If somebody told me ten years ago I would be on the radio, I would have thought they were crazy.”

She said being positive is a habit that we build…

Ferndale Schools Addressing State Scores

August 2nd 2012

For more on Ferndale Schools go to http://www.ferndaleschools.org.

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Shirley Muldowney, First Woman Drag Racer…

August 2nd 2012

Shirley Muldowney will be signing autographs in the Michigan Gumball Rally area of [ShirleyMuldowney.2011] the 2012 Ferndale Woodward Dream Cruise. The Michigan Gumball Rally is an annual statewide road trip involving 100+ participating vehicles, traveling on over 1,000 miles of Michigan highways…

Ferndale’s New Billboard: Know Your Carman Miranda Rites

August 2nd 2012

“Everyone has a right to be beautiful.” That’s the main message of the new billboard on the side of Steven B’s Barber shop on Woodward. It’s called “Your Carmen Miranda Rites” and it’s a collaborative project between photographer Judy Eliyas and Performance Artist Sue Carman.

Good Times at 2012 Pub Crawl

August 1st 2012

The Ferndale Pub Crawl took place on July 27, 2012 with thousands of visitors doing a walking tour of 22 Downtown Ferndale venues. The event was a fundraiser for four local tax-deductible charities: the Ferndale Police Auxiliary, FernCare, Ferndale Community Foundation, and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.

Hazel Parks School District’s Two Millage Proposals

July 31st 2012

Registered voters of the Hazel Park School District have an opportunity to vote on two proposed millages. Below is the ballot language for each. For more Voter Info, check out the City of Ferndale’s official election info page at http://www.ferndale-mi.com/Services/Elections/Overview.htm. Also see our Voter Info page at http://oaklandcounty115.com/category/voter_info/.

The Power of the Public Test

July 31st 2012

Carl Weiler wore his Superman shirt on July 26 when he and Jim Whipple came to City Hall to witness the obligatory public test of election equipment. The test takes place in the weeks before every election so the public can see that the equipment works. It gives them a chance to see the safeguards that are in place to prevent problems, such as a malfunction or tampering, before election day.