Budget Meeting #4, Part One: Court

April 14th 2011

Ferndale City Council had its fourth budget planning session on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. They heard presentations from the District Court, the Police Department and the Fire Department. Each department presented a slideshow describing what their legally-mandated responsibilities are and presenting budgets reflecting cuts of 15% and 20%.

Fire Destroys Over 50% of Home

April 13th 2011

A fire occurred at approximately 6:30pm in the 600 block of Livernois. According to Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan the fire began in the kitchen.

New Fire Truck Arrives Safely

April 13th 2011

On Monday, April 11, 2011, Ferndale City Council approved the purchase of a new aerial fire truck. On Wednesday the engine arrived safely and firefighters were able to begin testing it out.

Dyke March Steps up for a Second Year (June 4)

April 12th 2011

Between 250-300 people came to the inaugural march, which moved down W. 9 Mile through Downtown Ferndale, and finally ended with a rally in Geary Park. This year’s march will take place June 4, 2011 at 2pm, following last year’s course.

Chamber Hosts Headlee Forum

April 12th 2011

The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce held a forum for business owners and residents to discuss Proposal A. Representatives from local and County government were there, as well as a representative from each of the citizens campaigns. Dennis Whittie spoke on behalf of Yes to Ferndale’s Future. Sean House represented FACT (Ferndale Against Council’s Tax).

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