Editorial and Update on Western Market Accident

February 9th 2011

On Friday a horrific accident left a co-worker severely injured. I have been in the unfortunate position of being on both ends of the story – torn between wanting to share the story and also having to read and deal with the many inaccurate accounts of what happened and trying to correct wrongs that the media is doing to this poor family and my work family.

Painting with a Twist Gives Back to Detroit

February 8th 2011

Painting with a Purpose will take place on Sunday, February 27 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45, with up to 60 percent of class proceeds to CCSS. Participants will leave with a work of art done on a quality canvas, done well thanks to the help of step-by-step instructions. The featured painting is called “The Prayer” and has dark figures praying amid beautiful green foliage.

Ferndale Fire Dept. Says Do 1 Thing

February 8th 2011

The mission of do1thing is to move individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities to prepare for all hazards and become disaster resilient.

Library Wins Green Construction Honorable Mention

February 8th 2011

Ferndale Public Library Wins Green Construction Honorable Mention (John Sterritt, 2/7/2011) At this year’s Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) annual meeting, held in Detroit on February 2, the Ferndale Public Library expansion and renovation project was awarded an Honorable Mention in their “Green Project of the Year” award category. There were just five other projects […]


February 7th 2011

Joe Bailey returns to Ferndale’s Ringwald Theatre as Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy, opening February 18th and playing for an exclusive 4 week run through Monday, March 14th. Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy, a parody of the quintessential ’80s film, is co-written by Alana McNair and Kate Wilkinson and is full of boiling bunnies, big hair, a dream ballet, and even a Greek chorus!

Time To Nominate Good Neighbors

February 7th 2011

Time To Nominate Good Neighbors Who Make Our Community Strong ( Kat Bruner James, CFF,  2/7/2011) Do you know someone who embraces diversity in their everyday life? Do you have a neighbor who takes the time to get to know other members of our community who are different from them? If so, you should nominate […]

Could Birthday Wish Raise Money for COLAGE?

February 7th 2011

Brown is excited and grateful to be part of COLAGE. That’s why by February 12, her 25th birthday, she hopes to raise $250 to go towards the program. Through the Cause Application on Facebook, anyone who wants to contribute can do so by going to Brown’s Birthday Wish page at http://apps.facebook.com/causes/activists/1839233 and making a donation.

Fourth Graders’ Charity Makes it Big Time…

February 7th 2011

…The girls were also invited by organizer Dean Bach to set up a table and sell dog toys that they had made to raise money for K9 Club Cares. There were multi-colored chew toys made of fleece, and ceramic dogs tags available. Over 100 items were sold during the four-hour event. They expected sales to be $200, but a generous anonymous donor made their till double by the end of the day…

Downtown Ferndale IGNITE Heats Up Entrepreneurial Spirit

February 7th 2011

After a six month hiatus, Downtown Ferndale’s entrepreneur initiative is back on the front burner. Downtown Ferndale IGNITE re-launches Thursday, Feb. 10 at Go! Comedy Improv Theatre. Scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the night’s presentation will focus on planning for your business, whether it is already open or still a dream.

The Neighborly Way

February 6th 2011

But for those that live on the Northwest corner of town, snow days are a lot easier thanks to The Woodland Park Improvement Association (WPIA). And also to Clinton Rasch, the kind neighbor who gets up bright and early with his monster snow blower to clear the walkways of W. Oakridge, W. Drayton, W. Woodland, W. Maplehurst and part of W. Lewiston as part of a low-cost agreement with the WPIA.