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Affirmations Offers Daily Free HIV and STD Testing

February 20th 2013

“Expanding free HIV and STD testing services with our strategic Health and Wellness partners is key to our desire to commit the state’s largest LGBT community center to efforts to ending the spread of HIV/AIDS among the most vulnerable in our community”, said Johnny Jenkins, Affirmations’ Director of Programs.

HIV and Syphilis testing will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6pm-9pm and will be conducted by Michigan AIDS Coalition. They will also offer …

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

February 19th 2013

The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website at http://ferndalecareercenter.wordpress.com. Below are the most recent job listings:

Ferndale Baseball Boosters Seek Support

February 19th 2013

The Ferndale Baseball Boosters Facebook page is a great way to keep up with the latest fundraisers and team pictures. Plus it’s got some historical pictures of former proud Eagles, such as former Michigan Governor James Blanchard donning a tu tu for a talent show. Check that out at…

Opportunities to Learn About the Law

February 18th 2013

There are a few presentations these next couple of weeks to educate people on legal topics.

On Monday, Feb. 18 at the Ferndale Public Library, Attorney Lisa Schmidt will present “Straight Talk on Gun Control.” Schmidt does…

5 Bills and 1 Bonus #1 (2013)

February 17th 2013

Politics is the least popular topic for some in our community, but it’s also important. Sometimes the big corporate lobbyists and politicians like it to be dull and complicated so that you’ll be bored and apathetic. But it’s worth taking a little bit of time to understand how things are done, and speaking up when you see things you don’t like. Even just asking questions and learning more makes a difference in democracy. It’s all important.

So here are five bills that have been introduced in the State House this year. There are over 250 already introduced, and we strongly suggest you go to http://www.legislature.mi.gov/ and search around for bills that are on topics you care about

Ferndale’s MEAP Scores

February 16th 2013

Results from the Fall 2012 MEAP tests were released statewide this week. In Ferndale, the Curriculum & Instruction Team has reviewed the Ferndale School’s student results which include Grades 3-9. Ferndale’s results show significant increases in proficiency in reading, math, and science. Barbara Evoe, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction says…

Have You Noticed The StoreFront Gallery on Marshall

February 16th 2013

John teamed up with several friends and people he’d only met online to curate the “Your Instagram” exhibit. For this he chose 24 Instagram photos and put them in frames to sell. He also put together a projection show to play on the wall. Your Instagram is a two-day showing that can still be seen on Sat. Feb.16 from 3-9pm.

Vagrants and Valentine also took a corner at the show to display found art jewelry and and one-of-a kind fashion items

Public Concern Over Parking Rates and Machines Grows

February 13th 2013

The rates and the central payment stations were approved by City Council on Jan. 14, with no public comment or objection. Problems arose at the stations, including long lines, bill jams, poor lighting, machines not accepting change nor giving change, and other general confusion. At the Council meeting on Monday, Jan. 18, one person came out to complain. But outside the public meetings, there has been online buzz and multiple complaints by people at the stations themselves or when they go into the Downtown businesses.

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

February 12th 2013

The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website at http://ferndalecareercenter.wordpress.com. Below are the most recent job listings:

City Officials Discuss 2013 Goals

February 12th 2013

In the weeks leading up to the session, City Manager April Lynch gathered ideas from residents, staff from all departments, the Mayor and City Council members and compiled them into a 45 page document for Council’s review.

They then sat for several hours going through ideas category by category, discussing them and putting them in order of priority. Afterwards they put stickers up on posters that had goals listed. Here are some of the items discussed: