Eggstravaganza 2011

April 11th 2011

Despite the rainy weather families turned out to Martin Road Park on April 9, 2011 for the Ferndale Recreation’s Annual Eggstravaganza. Youngsters were divided into age-appropriate groups and let loose on a park full of candy-filled plastic eggs.

Library Offers Free Storytimes for Kids of All Ages

April 11th 2011

Jillean McCommons, the Ferndale Public Library’s new Children’s Librarian, has begun offering storytime programs for kids from birth to age five, and a special storytime for families with kids of all ages.

The programs are free and require no registration. For older children there are crafts as well as stories. The following schedule will run through the end of May.

Transition Ferndale Seeks Those Who Want a Sustainable Future

April 10th 2011

Members of the newly organized group Transition Ferndale met Thursday to discuss how the group will be structured and what direction it will take in the effort to keep Ferndale moving forward in the face of depleting global resources.

The Stuff of Nightmares: Mercury Fur @ The Ringwald

April 10th 2011

Mercury Fur, Philip Ridley’s fifth play, premiered in 2005 at London’s Menier Chocolate Factory and the play was deemed so shocking that audience members walked out each night. The controversy continued as Ridley’s publishers for decades, Faber and Faber, refused to publish the text. It set critics at odds with one another with some calling it “Degraded” while others called it “A play you need to see.”

Meap Scores in the Ferndale Schools

April 9th 2011

You can view the results of Ferndale Public Schools at the Michigan Department of Education Website – https://oeaa.state.mi.us/oeaa/directory/index.asp?DCode=63020&BCode=00000

This article is from Ferndale Public Schools, originally published in the April 1, 2011 Ferndale Schools Fanout – http://www.ferndaleschools.org/districtnews/documents/Ferndale_eNews_April1_2011.pdf

Budget Meeting #3 – April 6, 2011

April 9th 2011

On April 6, 2011 The Ferndale City Council held its third official budget planning session. Council meets every Wednesday starting at 6pm to discuss how to keep spending in line with revenue. One factor is that an election on May 3 will determine if residents are willing to accept a temporary property tax increase to support City services.

Hundred Dollar Bill Found & Donated

April 7th 2011

An unidentified woman found a $100 bill in the Ferndale Public Library parking lot at 11am today. Not seeing any obvious owners, the woman decided to donate the money to Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit.

Time to Talk About the Headlee

April 6th 2011

On May 3, 2011, voters in the City of Ferndale will be asked to vote on a property tax increase to help fill in where lost state revenue sharing and lost property taxes have left the City $2.3 million short. Campaigns have organized around both sides of the issue, and there are two upcoming forums where residents can hear about and discuss the vote.

OWI Arrest of Elena Ford

April 5th 2011

Ms. Ford was arrested at this time for OWI. She was transported to the Ferndale Police Station, where she was booked and given the opportunity to submit to a breath test (Datamaster). Ms. Ford consulted her attorney and submitted to the breath test without incident. She was held for several hours and released on $500.00 cash bond.

Fire Dept Merger Study in progress, Ray Riggs Explains

April 4th 2011

The Ferndale Fire Department and the Hazel Park Fire Department have long been discussing the idea of a merger. In order to make that happen, the cities have enlisted the help of SEMCOG (South East Michigan Council of Governments) and consultant Ray Riggs.