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Former Ferndale Teacher Passes Away

July 20th 2012

Al taught at Ferndale Public Schools for over 40 years until his retirement in 2008 and had attended the First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh. In his youth, he was involved with the Boy Scouts and 4H then in college Al was a member of the fencing team and the Tri Beta Science Honorary.

Pig & Whiskey Gets Ferndale Full!

July 18th 2012

With the lure of great local bands, multiple styles of BBQ, and plenty of booze to wash it down, The Pig & Whiskey festival brought over 10,000 people to Downtown Ferndale on Saturday alone. Sizable crowds attended Friday and Sunday as well. The massive event, put on by Metro Times, The Woodward Avenue Brewers and The Emory, took place July 13, 14, and 15, 2012.

It’s Okay to Fail…

July 18th 2012

By celebrating failures rather than criticizing them, we encourage more people to try new things, learn from their mistakes, and try again. So, how do we turn failure into a badge of honor rather than a mark of shame? That’s the hard part.

Police Reports: Shots Fired Outside 711, Suspects at Large

July 11th 2012

On Sunday July 8, 2012 at about 2:40 a.m. men armed with a semi-automatic rifle fired shots at two men outside of the 7/11 Store located at 1040 W. 9 Mile road in Ferndale, at Pinecrest.

2012 County Commission: Craig Covey

July 11th 2012

Name: Craig Covey

Website(s): www.coveyforoakland.com

Pig and Whiskey Returns

July 11th 2012

Pig & Whiskey will showcase 10 or more of Southeast Michigan’s best barbecue restaurants while highlighting unique and delicious pork, beef and barbecue dishes. Furthermore, there will be over 40 varieties of bourbon, scotch, and whiskey brands available to sample. There will also be a beer tent for those seeking an alternative to whiskey. Food and beverage will be available for cash purchase.

Residents Seek Help Rescuing Maltese in Pleasant Ridge/Ferndale

July 10th 2012

The search is one for a small white Maltese that has been wandering around Pleasant Ridge since late last week. The dog is afraid of humans who have been trying to help, and residents suspect that it may be a dog featured in a Craig’s List ad looking for one that was taken in a burglary.

Former Hazel Park Teacher Dies in Car-Bike Crash

July 10th 2012

A beloved retired Hazel Park High school teacher was struck by a car while riding his bike in Burns Township, and did not survive. 62-year-old Clyde Baker, who often went by CJ, had revved up his interest in both bicycle riding and country singing since taking early retirement from Hazel Park High School in 2003.

Meet the New Lady in Charge: FHS Principal Lisa Williams

July 9th 2012

Ferndale High School’s new Principal Lisa Williams knows the value of a good education. She grew up in an inner city home with four siblings and limited resources, attending Detroit Public Schools and getting pregnant at age 18.

CFF’s “Civility Project” Kick Off – July 10

July 9th 2012

Citizens for Fair Ferndale has received funding to sponsor The Civility Project – a community wide conversation to consider how to best create and promote our own culture of civility. The goal is to strengthen the capacity of our community to engage in fair, honest, inclusive, and constructive conversations.

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