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Update from Afghanistan

May 16th 2011

…An alert reader noticed the connection, and suggested that we continue to follow Petty Officer Caswell and his experiences as he travels the world.

We asked Caswell some questions to get started, but we would like to know what things you would like to know from someone who is serving overseas. Join the discussion…

VIEW: Be an Elephant for your kids… SPEAK UP!

May 15th 2011

People, SPEAK UP!!! I just returned from the town hall meeting with my State Senator and Representative at the Ferndale Public Library and was the only teacher there. I came to the realization that regardless of what happens with my job security and respective rights, I will be okay, however I cannot say the same for my students. Today I spoke…

Affirmations Fundraising Update

May 15th 2011

After six months of managing Affirmations as the Interim Executive Director, Kevin Howley says that the organization is on track with its financial recovery process and that the search for a new Executive Director is moving along.

Fmr. FHS Clarinetist Erik S. Johnson to perform May 20

May 15th 2011

As a youth, Johnson participated in the Ferndale High School music program, the Northwestern University National High School Music Institute, Oakland Youth Orchestra, and the Detroit Symphony Civic Jazz Band. He was also the 2007 winner of the Oakland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra Solo and Concerto Competition.

An Evening Under the Poppy June 3

May 15th 2011

An Evening Under the Poppy is a fabulous celebration and author talk hosted by Blumz by JR Designs and Queer for Books, featuring author Kathe Koja that takes place June 3, 2011.

Library Events for your Brain and the Rest of Your Body

May 15th 2011

In addition to providing free access to books, DVDs and other resources about health and fitness, The Ferndale Public Library is now bringing patrons events to help them get educated and feeling great.

The events are put on by multiple sources, making May and June extra health-class heavy. There are also many other events, so check out their website at www.ferndale.lib.mi.us to view a complete calendar.

School Board’s Two Projects…

May 13th 2011

The Board of Education held a special study session on Monday, May 9, 2011 to begin exploring two significant projects, a facilities improvement bond and the possible purchase of property.

Roosevelt’s National School of Character Designation

May 13th 2011

Every year, the national organization, the Character Education Partnership recognizes schools for achieving its standard of excellence encompassing 11 Principles of Effective Character Education through its National Schools of Character program.

In 2011, Roosevelt Primary School has been recognized for being a school that brings out the best in everyone, including students, staff, parents and community members through its school-wide Brain-Smart Start program.

Festival Season Begins with Bicycle Night & Art On The Town

May 13th 2011

Downtown Ferndale will be buzzing next Third Thursday and into May’s third weekend with back to back activities that embrace two of the district’s best features – bikeability and walkability.

No Contests for Library Board so No August Election

May 13th 2011

“The filing deadline for Library Board candidates expired at 4:00pm, today,” said Ferndale City Clerk Cherilyn Tallman in a statement released on May 10, 2011. “We will have no contests for any of the five open seats. That means we will not have an August Primary.”

Here is the official candidate list,

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