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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…

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.

SEOC’s New Chairperson Hosting Open House July 31

July 13th 2011

The SE Oakland Coalition will be hosting an open house on July 31 to introduce the community to their drug and alcohol prevention programs and their new Chairperson of the Board Mishelle Y. Kennedy. The SEOC works to…

FernCare Building Underway, Seeking New Director

July 11th 2011

Volunteers are pushing hard for a late summer opening of the FernCare Free Clinic’s long-term home at 459 E. Nine Mile, with renovation work going on daily. FernCare Board Member Dick Willcock is…

AmeriCorps Team Celebrates Year of Service

July 10th 2011

“Every team takes on a collaborative personality,” Ryan said. “This team of all the teams I remember has required the least training and direction. They banded together from the beginning and I admire their long term vision.”

Ferndale Schools Offers FREE Summer Food Program

July 3rd 2011

Ferndale Public Schools is pleased to announce a Summer 2011 in-school food service program. Working with the USDA, United Way, and the Michigan Dept. of Education, Ferndale Public Schools will be providing every child 18 years and under, a free nutritious breakfast and lunch throughout the summer.

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.

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/)….

Fern Care Releases Six Month Review

May 8th 2011

So far 151 people without health insurance have been treated in the first six months of the Fern Care Free Health Clinic according to their recently released six month review…

Grandparents Seek Understanding

April 19th 2011

The grandmothers who met on April 11, 2011to hear from Dr. Donald Deering may not fit into the stereotypical role of grandparent, but their stories of frustration (and ultimately of love) are more common than people might think. Throughout Oakland County there are grandparents who have taken on responsibility of raising their grandchildren.