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Tools of the Trade in the Ferndale Fire Department

January 12th 2011

When Dennis Warrilow began working at the Ferndale Fire Department nearly 25 years ago, some of the equipment for rescuing people and putting out fires was not as advanced as it is today. But yet, many of the tools of the firefighter’s trade are basics that have saved lives for over a hundred years. At the FPD they use a combination of old school gear, new technology, manpower and a whole lot of water to keep homes and people safe.

Book Clubs Abound in Ferndale

January 12th 2011

While the Library’s ‘Tween Book Club and The Science Fiction Book Club have taken a temporary break, community book discussion continues. Book Parties at the Emory, a regular extra-library activity, is back on Thursday, Jan. 20. There is also the Nerdy Book Club at Detroit Comics on Jan. 21.And a new tradition is forming with the emergence of the GLBT Book Club which will meet at Como’s on Tuesday, Jan. 25.

Holiday Light Awards Announced

January 11th 2011

Ferndale Beautification Commission President Peggy Snow announced the winners of the 2010-2011 Holiday Light Awards. These awards are given each year to homes and businesses that have the most spectacular displays.

Extreme Fundraiser for an Extremely Hurting Haiti

January 10th 2011

On Tues, Jan 11, 2011 the Extreme Evening of Fun will take place at Boogie Fever. There will be a DJ, food, dancing and a cash bar. Just Baked will be providing the dessert. The event runs from 5pm – 10pm and costs just $10. Every penny collected will go directly to MMC for relief in Haiti.

Ferndalian of the Year Nominations Revealed

January 10th 2011

At the end of 2010 we asked those of us who follow The Ferndale 115 News on Facebook and Twitter to give their suggestions for Ferndalian of the Year.

Interim City Manager Interviews Done, Council to Vote on Monday

January 9th 2011

The Ferndale City Council held a special meeting on Jan. 6, 2011 to interview two candidates for Interim City Manager, who is expected to work for approximately six months while a permanent City Manager can be found.

Dumpster Fire Dies Down

January 8th 2011

As the sun sets on the W. Troy Street Parking Lot in Downtown Ferndale, firemen use a portable circular saw to try and reach the smoldering debris in what’s left of a dumpster fire on the side of the Better Business Systems building. At approximately 5pm, an employee of Rosie O’Grady’s reported the fire in the shared dumpster, which is located in the City-owned lot just one block South of Nine Mile.

Cyclist Weighs in on Road Commission Choice, Ferndale View

January 7th 2011

All but Wayne and Macomb Counties operate on what’s called a “unified form of government” which is defined by state law. This law allows Michigan counties to hire a county manager to oversee departments for planning, economic development, health, environmental protection, parks, libraries, sewage, airports, garbage collection, human services, and more.

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Resident Says No to Taxes (Ferndale View, opinion)

January 7th 2011

Resident Says No to Taxes in this FERNDALE VIEWS opinion piece.

Winter Beer Tasting Jan. 8

January 6th 2011

Woodward Avenue Brewers (WAB) will be hosting a Winter Beer Tasting on Sat. Jan. 8, 2011 from 7-10pm at Loving Touch(22634 Woodward). Part of the proceeds from the event go to support the Southeast Michigan Group of the Sierra Club…