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Potential Donors Get Answers from Affirmations

January 22nd 2011

Longtime Affirmations volunteer, and Board President from 2008-2010, George Westerman has taken on the task of leading the “Campaign for the Future,” a drive to raise the $1.25 million needed to give Affirmations a strong balance sheet and capital structure. Thus far the campaign has raised $540,000, although only $350,000 has been collected.

Bobby Murray Talks About the Blues

January 22nd 2011

Bobby Murray is the man on the poster for the tenth annual Ferndale Blues Festival, which takes place in Downtown Ferndale from Jan. 28-Feb. 5, 2011. He’s called Ferndale home since 1996, and has played the Blues Festival for the past three years.

A Tribute to School Food

January 20th 2011

The food revolution is on in Ferndale Schools. When Coolidge and JFK Schools got slushees in the cafeteria last week, few knew that the ever-changing sweet treat is really made from 100% fruit. Other changes have been made over the past few months which have been subtly introducing more and more healthy food into the breakfast and lunch of students in the district.

Lunar Halo Over Ferndale

January 20th 2011

Ferndalians up in the middle of a Wednesday night (working hard on news articles perhaps) might have had a chance to see a beautiful sight – a lunar halo.

Will The Rustbelt Replace Old Navy?

January 20th 2011

Word spread quickly on the web today about a new project in the planning phase for the former Old Navy building on the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward.

Water Bills and Beyond

January 19th 2011

While it’s not the most exciting topic, understanding the fundamentals of water and sewage funding is an essential part of understanding the economic challenges that affect everyone in the city.

Ferndale Blues Festival Comes Jan. 28- Feb. 5

January 18th 2011

Just ten more days until the tenth annual Ferndale Blues Festival kicks off to help raise money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition. The festival runs from Jan. 28 – Feb. 5 and takes place at nearly 20 Downtown Ferndale hot spots, with a variety of performances.

Doug Raber Stepping Down, Library Hurries to Find Replacement

January 18th 2011

Ferndale Public Library Director Doug Raber is stepping down so that he and his wife Jessica can move out of Michigan for other employment, according to a press release from Library Board President Ann Warner.

Smart Board and Super Teacher Get Kids Excited About Math

January 16th 2011

What I saw when I stopped in for a visit to Kennedy School last week shocked me. The fifth and sixth grade students of Mr. Greg Williamson’s class were…(read more)

Three Residents to be Interviewed for Mayor Position

January 16th 2011

At the council meeting of Jan. 10, 2011, the Ferndale City Council considered the applications of twelve individuals and selected three to interview for the position of Mayor, which is open since former Mayor Craig Covey became elected to County Commission and had to resign the post.