Our Sledding Story

January 21st 2012

On January 21, 2012, Ferndale had it’s first beautiful sunny day with snow on the ground this year. Neighbors came together at the hill at Martin Road Park for some good old fashioned sledding. Here are some pictures.

Ready for the Rib Burn Out Feb. 4? Dino’s is.

January 21st 2012

Here’s how it works: People go to the big tent set up in the parking lot between Dino’s and the Library, pay $10, and sample ribs from eight different teams. Then they vote on which they like the best. The money raised goes to support the Michigan AIDS Coalition and the Ferndale Youth Assistance. The Burn Out takes place Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 starting at noon and rocking on past sunset.

Huntington Bank Robber also Hit CVS in November

January 18th 2012

Surveillance photos show that the same person who robbed the Huntington Bank on Jan. 13th also attempted to rob the CVS at 900 West 9 Mile and Pinecrest on November. Attached are the best photos I have, from each robbery.

Wire Down at 9 and Hilton, 1713 Without Power

January 17th 2012

DTE Crews are on the scene at E. 9 Mile and Hilton where a downed wire has knocked out power to approximately 1713 customers. Crews are working quickly to get power turned back on as quickly as possible, but an official estimate has not been obtained. (ie, after half an hour of getting nowhere on DTE’s website or phone line we gave up. Seriously though, it looks like they’ve got it under control.)

Bud Light Ferndale Blues and Music Festival Schedule

January 15th 2012

The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival gives the community a chance to have fun and get introduced to multiple bars, restaurants and gathering places, while still raising money for charity. Michigan AIDS Coalition and Ferndale Youth Assistance benefit from this annual event. The Schedule for the event is as follows, with updates available on the official Blues and Music Festival website http://www.ferndalebluesfestival.org/.

Spotlight on Ferndale Youth Assistance

January 15th 2012

George Feld is another FYA Board Member, serving as the group’s Treasurer. “In the early 90’s I was Accounting Supervisor for the Schools and the Superintendent asked me to get involved. I retired in 2003, but I still do the accounting for FYA as my way of giving back,” Feld said.

M-1 Studios: Makin’ Money Makin’ Movies

January 15th 2012

But what you may not realize is that it’s yet another Ferndale company working behind the scenes to make those clips happen. From concept to upload, M-1 Studios know how to give small business owners the medium for their message to shine. Plus they have a story all of their own.

Pioneer Gets Historical Marker, More to Get Theirs Soon

January 15th 2012

It is currently owned by Pearlman, who has his property management office there. Now known as the Ferndale Arts Building, its home to creative Ferndale businesses like Candle Wick Shop, Boston Tea Room, Digital Lane Photography, and Peace Action Michigan.

Ferndale Career Center Teaches about Timeline

January 15th 2012

“We find more and more that HR [human resource] managers are going online and finding out all sorts of information about potential employees that they aren’t supposed to know, like race or religion. But it’s all there, out in the public for anyone to see, and the people doing the hiring do look,” she said. “Other people are going to have a hard time getting a job because of things they posted in the past.”

New Rules Allow for Backyard Chickens

January 15th 2012

Last summer’s chicken coop discussions finally came to a vote at Monday night’s City Council meeting, with council voting unanimously to change the regulations and give potential chicken owners a framework to legally keep and house fowl on their property