Blog Archives

Craig Covey’s Blog on Ferndale Pride 2012 June 14 through 17

June 6th 2012

The Gay community will once again celebrate its heritage and pride across Ferndale next week as thousands are expected for the annual street festival, a “Light the Night Against Hate” educational event, the annual “Dyke March”, a 5 K run, and multiple concerts, bar and club parties from June 14 through Sunday June 17th.

Party Politics Sours State of the County Address

February 15th 2012

The Democrat’s rouge address and Patterson’s official one give wildly different views of Oakland County and the quality of life residents experience.

Patterson’s speech painted a positive picture of a thriving Oakland County.

Oakland County Democrats Hold Press Conference on PA 5187 (video)

December 15th 2011

HB 5187 has passed both the State House and State Senate, and now only needs Governor Rick Snyder’s signature to become law. If Snyder signs, the bill would reduce the number of County Commissioners in Oakland County from 25 to 21, and remove the authority to draw electoral districts from the current committee to give it to the commission as a whole, putting control in the hands of the majority party.

Occupy Detroit Gains Momentum, Occupy Ferndale Date Set (video)

October 11th 2011

As the Occupy Wall Street protests continue to grow, movements are springing up all over the country including Occupy Detroit and Occupy Ferndale.

Two Mayors in a Row Have Homes Broken Into

October 9th 2011

As if the string of coincidences in Dave Coulter’s life with those of former Mayor Craig Covey’s are not enough, the current Mayor can now add the unsettling experience of being victim of a home invasion to the list. Covey was burglarized just over two years ago when he was serving as Mayor, and Coulter’s home was similarly trespassed upon last week.

Hazel Park Pub Crawl Planned for Aug 26

July 1st 2011

The spirit of Ferndale is moving eastward as organizers come together for the first Annual Hazel Park Pub Crawl. The event, scheduled for August 26, 2011, will take participants on a drinking tour of the city. The Hazel Park Pub Crawl will raise money for the Hazel Park Promise Zone, an initiative that hopes to provide every eligible Hazel Park student with money to go to college.

We Are Family March Kicks off Pride Weekend in Ferndale

June 4th 2011

Marsack and Winslow were among about 200 individuals who came together to further mark Ferndale’s place in history as a city where everyone is welcome, regardless of gender expression or sexual preference.

Former Mayors See Coulter into Center Seat

February 15th 2011

Dave Coulter was sworn in as the 17th Mayor of the City of Ferndale at the City Council meeting of Feb. 14, 2011. He was surrounded by supporters from throughout the community, including previous Mayors Pamela McCullough (1994-1996), Charles (Chuck) Goedert (1996-2002), Robert (Bob) Porter (2002-2008), Craig Covey (2008-2010), and Kate Baker who served as Mayor Pro Tem during the weeks following Covey’s resignation.

Announcement of Mayor’s Reception Tonight

February 14th 2011

Announcement of Mayor’s Reception Tonight
(Dave Coulter, in-coming Mayor of Ferndale, 2/14/2011)

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.