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The Surveys are Coming

January 28th 2011

The Ferndale Public School District is working with a consultant from Oakland Schools, Dr. Lindson Feun of the Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Department, to design a statistically sound parent survey which will provide the district feedback on current elementary programming and learn about parents’ interests in future programs.

Free Prostate Cancer Screening Tests Jan. 29

January 28th 2011

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center and Kroger are teaming up to promote prostate cancer awareness and early detection with free prostate cancer screening tests from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the Kroger store at 8920 Eight Mile Road in Ferndale. The event also includes free giveaways and prizes.

Two Transgender Days in the Works, Ideas and Volunteers Needed

January 28th 2011

Organizers for two Transgender-themed events are working together to give the trans community a “visible” ending to their March and an “empowering” way to begin April. They are looking for transpeople and allies to come to a planning meeting Feb 8 to share ideas and get involved.

Canadian Favorite Sandi Wheaton Exhibit Jan 28

January 28th 2011

The opening reception of “Out to Dry: Flow and Ebb of the Salton Sea by Sandi Wheaton” takes place this Friday night, Jan. 28, 2001, at State of the Art Framing & Gallery in Ferndale at 918 W. 9 Mile.

Ferndale Library Charges Ahead with Ferndale Reads Program this March

January 28th 2011

The Ferndale Public Library is getting back to its roots by doing what they do best. Promoting reading! This March, the library is putting on a month-long program of events that will be centered around a favorite book among the staff: John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things.

Go Comedy! Holds Auditions Sunday, January 30

January 28th 2011

Go Comedy! Improv Theatre will be holding general auditions Sunday, January 30 from 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM at Go Comedy! Improv Theatre, 261 East Nine Mile Road in Ferndale.

VIEW: Reader Video Captures Sadness…

January 28th 2011

Hello Keith Dalton here. This is the video from the Balloon Launch @ the Dollar Club Plus Store. The music is my singing. So If you could share it, we all would appreciate it.

Shooter Still at Large, Balloons Released in Memory…

January 27th 2011

Khamarko’s family gathered on the two-month anniversary of the shooting to give a 200+ balloon salute to the slain man, who often brought balloons from his store for the little ones in the family on visits. Friends and loyal customers from the surrounding neighborhood came out, along with a slew of reporters to spread awareness about the shooting, and to ask the public if there is any information out there.

FERNDALE VIEW: Corporations are not People

January 27th 2011

Corporations aren’t people. We all know that. But in last year’s Citizens
United decision, the Supreme Court gave corporations the same First
Amendment rights as you and me. The result was record breaking spending by
giant corporations to try to buy our elections.

SOAR Meeting to Help People “Get A Job”

January 27th 2011

The South Oakland Area Republicans (SOAR) is opening their Feb. 3, 2011 meeting up to anyone who would like to come and learn more improving their chances of finding employment. Their “Get a Job” Workshop will feature experts in the area of job hunting, including Ferndale Career Center Career Workforce Development Counselor David Straka.