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Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys

October 4th 2010

…Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony riding the air of a nightclub room, removed from amplification, within the audience….(read more)

DDA Goes to Lansing to Lobby for Main Street Oakland County

October 4th 2010

…Members of the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) went to Lansing last month to lobby for state support of projects that help improve Downtown areas….(read more)

Former Mayor Goedert Appointed to Hazel Park Court

October 4th 2010

…Goedert began hearing cases September 13, but his official investiture ceremony is later this month. As District Court Judge he makes rulings in civil and criminal cases, as well as ruling in traffic court. …(read more)

Save Money and Stay Warm this Winter

October 3rd 2010

…The Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission’s Green Tuesday Seminar Series is aimed at providing local residents with the information they need to become better stewards of the environment. The seminars are held the second Tuesday of the month at the Kulick Community Center in Ferndale (1201 Livernois) from 6:30pm-8:00pm. The seminars are FREE and open to public (you need not be a Ferndale resident to attend)….(read more)

First Stop Friday October: Recaps and Pictures

October 3rd 2010

…First Stop Friday is a monthly concert series at the Ferndale Public Library featuring two local bands on the first Friday of each month. The concerts are free for all ages and run from 6:30 -9:00 PM. For more information: visit http://780s.blogspot.com or contact Kelly Bennett at k.d.bennett79@gmail.com or 248-546-2504….(read more)

District Students Practice Bus Safety Drills

October 3rd 2010

…Ferndale Schools students grades K-8 practiced proper bus safety with bus drivers this week. The District Transportation Department makes sure students go through these drills once a year, as a precautionary measure, to ensure our students know how to respond in case of a bus crisis. …(read more)

Commercial Property Showcase Attracts Potential New Businesses to Ferndale

October 2nd 2010

The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the Fourth Annual Ferndale Commercial Property Showcase on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 in the pedestrian alley behind Dino’s (22740 Woodward) to introduce potential buyers or renters to spaces that are available in the City….(read more)

The Beat Goes On: Noise issue not over

October 2nd 2010

City Hall was packed on Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 as residents came out to speak against the sound ordinance petition being circulated by W. Troy Street resident Sherry Wells. Wells and ten of her neighbors. The neighbors had been attempting to get an ordinance on the ballot that would lower decibels throughout the City to 65 and ban outside amplified music… (read more)

Peace Action Heads to DC

September 30th 2010

…Area peace and human rights activists are joining labor union members and other activists in Michigan leaving on buses to be part of “One Nation Working Together” this weekend in Washington, DC…(read more)

In Celebration of Jack Whitehead

September 30th 2010

…Now the work has returned to Michigan as O’Neil and other friends have come up with the perfect outlet for the paintings – a benefit showcasing of the work in the Pittman-Puckett Gallery inside Affirmations (290 W. 9 Mile). Many of Whitehead’s paintings will be available for sale at a low cost, with the money being used to help support the LGBT community center…(read more)