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Growthbusters Documentary, Thursday at Library

November 16th 2011

On Thursday, November 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm the Transition Ferndale Third Thursday Video at The Ferndale Public Library (222 E. 9 Mile) will be Growthbusters, a documentary about Dave Gardner’s campaign for city council as a candidate opposed to furthering growth.

A Little Off the Grid – Midwest Analytical Experiments…

July 24th 2011

Passing by his laboratory at 2905 Hilton it’s hard to miss the wind turbines, solar panels and tubes which are busily collecting energy to give O’Mara and his staff light and heat. The systems employed take care of…

Lots to Learn at Live Green Fair

July 17th 2011

The weather was sunny and hot on Saturday, but there were many information booths showing you the way to keep cool and take care of the planet at the same time at the Ferndale Live Green Fair…

Andrea Johns takes the Leash for Thursday’s Fido Does Ferndale

July 17th 2011

The proceeds from this year’s Fido Does Ferndale event will be used to install a doggie drinking fountain in Schiffer Park. For more information visit the Fido Does Ferndale Facebook Page.

Bond Committee Gets Tour of FHS Troubles

July 14th 2011

Troubles lurk above and below at Ferndale High School, as multiple repairs and projects have the School District exploring the possibility of asking voters to approve a 7 mil bond extension. The public vote is expected to be in February 2012. If approved it would extend the taxpayers’ obligation from 2023 through 2033, and would generate approximately $26.5 million for the District to use on multiple infrastructure projects.

Ferndale’s Upcoming Green Events

July 6th 2011

The summer is full of events to educate and celebrate environmentally-conscious living. If you know of any that aren’t on this list, please email editor@ferndale115.com to let us know!

Community Foundation Announces 2011 Grants

June 27th 2011

The Ferndale Community Foundation has announced seven grant awards for 2011. The awards go to groups and efforts that make the community better. Dan Martin, President of the Community Foundation, presented the awards along with Treasurer Helen Weber. Since 2003 the Foundation has provided over $50,000 to local causes.

June Beautification Awards Announced

June 27th 2011

The June 2011 Beautification Awards were announced at the City Council meeting of June 27. The Ferndale Beautification Commission presents awards through the summer as part of their efforts to encourage a pleasant, proud community.

The winners for June are…

The Chicken Petition

May 12th 2011

Laura Mikulski’s crusade continues. On April 19 we brought you news of a young Ferndalian hoping to raise chickens in her backyard. …Now she is asking interested residents to sign an online petition asking for a change in the ordinance which would allow coops to be built near homes. (http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/support-backyard-chickens-in-ferndale/)….

Recycle Electronics and Help Children’s Charity

May 9th 2011

An opportunity has come up to recycle stuff for free, and not only that, the recycling company is offering an amazing 65% of the proceeds to the partnered charity, the Pediatric Speech and Language Disorders Scholarship Fund at Beaumont Children’s Hospital.

Simply bring your electronic junk to the C! Tech Solutions office at 2550 Hilton Road in Ferndale from 11AM to 7PM on Wednesday, May 11th. A full list of the acceptable electronic items can be found here.