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School Board Picks New President, Appoints Other Positions

July 11th 2011

After over ten years, Chuck Moeser has stepped aside as President of the Ferndale Board of Education, with Keith Warnick stepping in. They also set the dates for future meetings, made appointments to Board committees and external committees, and handled other routine annual decisions.

Council to Vote: Cell phone payments for parking

July 10th 2011

On Monday, July 11, 2011’s City Council consent agenda is a plan to contract with Parkmobile to allow a person parking in Downtown Ferndale to use their cell phones to pay for their spots instead of having to fumble for quarters to feed the meter.

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.”

Bike Safety a Must in the City

July 4th 2011

…Incidents like this are easily avoidable if bicyclists follow the traffic laws, and if drivers learn to keep their eyes open for pedestrians and bicyclists…

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…

Meisner Suing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

June 24th 2011

…“If it walks, flies and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck,” said Meisner. “In this case, Fannie and Freddie walk, fly and quack like private companies, right down to the multi-million dollar salaries for their CEOs. That means that they are not entitled to exemptions made for government entities.”…

Honoring the Car Wash Bears

June 6th 2011

The Motor City Bears are also a happy social circle, with frequent get togethers and even camping trips across the state. Their motto is “fun, fur and friends,” and some of their activities include movie nights, bowling, dinner parties, canoeing, Tiger baseball games, going to the zoo…(read more)

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.

See the Love at Ferndale Pride this Weekend

June 2nd 2011

A passionate group of volunteers quickly got together to create events that celebrate Ferndale’s diversity on Pride Weekend, while not conflicting with the larger Detroit event.

Off the bat there were over 20 volunteers, led by…

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/)….