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Giant Leprechaun Loose in Ferndale

March 17th 2011

A giant leprechaun has been spotted running around Ferndale. Dean Bach, owner of Dino’s Lounge (22747 Woodward) stars in this fun holiday promotion that showcases Downtown Ferndale and some of the Irish places here.

A Thousand Thank Yous from Ann Heler

February 18th 2011

These wonderful people saw a problem, rolled up their sleeves and solved the problem. Where else but in Ferndale? Where else would you see such support? This is so Ferndale….I am humbled, thankful and absolutely awed.

Wyckhouse Announces Demo, Shares Recipe

February 17th 2011

Local nutrition coach Gail Wyckhouse will be at Western Market on Saturday, Feb. 26 to provide samples of healthy recipes and talk about her counseling service. In her most recent newsletter, Gail shared information about the health benefits of beans and legumes, including this recipe for Easy Beans and Greens.

Rib Burn Off Results

February 6th 2011

The Annual Rib Burn Off was a huge success, with ribs running out before 4:00 despite the heavy snow and cold weather conditions. The event, part of the annual Ferndale Blues Festival, raises money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition.

Marty O’Neill Set to Defend Rib Burn-Off Title

February 1st 2011

The State Farm Hogs, led by Boss Hog Marty O’Neill, are getting them psyched up to defend their title in the fourth annual Rib Burn Off that takes place on Sat. Feb. 5, 2011, as the grand finale of the Ferndale Blues Festival.

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.

Cookie Challenge Brings Charities Some Dough

January 5th 2011

On Dec. 11, 2010 Downtown Ferndale was full of fun winter festivities for the annual Ice Festival. Businesses were decorated with holiday glitz and glam, accentuated with spectacular ice carvings in front of many local shops. Families enjoyed meeting Santa and his reindeer, ice skating in the Library parking lot, festive music, crafts and holiday sales. But one profitable tradition associated with Ice Festival is the Warm-Hearted Cookie Challenge…

Best Wines of 2010

December 28th 2010

This has been a fun and interesting year for wine. We’ve been able to hone our selection even further, sussing out good deals where there were thought to be none, fighting to get products desired but not previously available in Michigan brought in, and most importantly of all, helping the customers at Western Market find real wine that they can connect with.

Cooking for Health is Her Bag

November 1st 2010

Ferndale resident Gail Wyckhouse bounces around at her cooking classes like a butter in a mixer. She’s lean and full of energy, clear-headed and organized – all characteristics that she attributes to healthy eating and healthy living.

Seniors Host Taste Fest

November 1st 2010

The Ferndale Seniors held a Taste Fest fundraiser at the Ferndale Public Library on Oct.27, 2010 to celebrate the release of their new Senior Cook Book. There were tables of food and a chance to talk about the recipes provided by Ferndale’s most active elders.