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Fire Dept Merger Study in progress, Ray Riggs Explains

April 4th 2011

The Ferndale Fire Department and the Hazel Park Fire Department have long been discussing the idea of a merger. In order to make that happen, the cities have enlisted the help of SEMCOG (South East Michigan Council of Governments) and consultant Ray Riggs.

3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week (April 16-22)

April 3rd 2011

In cooperation with the Ferndale DDA, the Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission (FESC) presents the 3rd Annual Ferndale Green Week – A week-long environmental celebration in Ferndale!

Green Week runs Saturday April 16th to Earth Day April 22, 2011, with events in Ferndale every day!

Annual Rotary Spaghetti Dinner (April 14)

April 3rd 2011

The Ferndale Rotary is holding their Annual Spaghetti Dinner on April 14, 2011 at 5pm at Blumz (503 E. 9 Mile). Money collected for the $10 tickets and auction item sales go to help the Rotary with various community service projects including:

Introductions Made at Meet the Mayor

April 1st 2011

The Ferndale Family Feud took place between the City officials and Chamber Board Members, with the two teams trying to guess what people answered to survey questions about the City. For example, when asked to name a Ferndale landmark, 61 said the Crow’s Nest, six said…

Ferndale Wrestling Club Sends 11 to State Championships

April 1st 2011

Eleven Ferndale Wrestling Club athletes traveled to Battle Creek March 25-27, 2011 to compete in the Michigan Youth Wrestling Association State Championships. The club is for boys aged 4-16 from Ferndale and surrounding cities, with 45 kids on the team this year.

Shots Fired Over Vehicle Dispute

March 30th 2011

A disagreement over a car trade lead to gunfire on Bertha St. in Ferndale Monday night (03/28/11) at about 9:15 p.m.

After 20 Years in Prison, Ex Con Sees Filming as a New Start

March 30th 2011

When Dez Mansell was released from prison on parole in 2008, the bright optimism of freedom was overshadowed by the fear and insecurity of figuring out how to make an honest living.

“I’ve been a liar, cheater and a thief since I was 12,” Mansell said. “I have made a very stark transformation. But still, it’s hard for people, especially employers, to trust me.”

Rock the Barricade: Les Miserables Benefit Concert (March 28)

March 25th 2011

Cast members of the new 25th Anniversary production of “Les Misérables” (coming to Detroit March 22 – April 3 at the Fisher Theatre) will perform in a very special concert to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the John F. Kennedy School PTA in Ferndale. The benefit takes place on Monday, March 28 , 2011

Roosevelt Students Get Guest Readers

March 24th 2011

Students at Roosevelt Primary School enjoyed guest readers on March 18, 2011 for March-is-Reading Month. Guests included Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins, Chef Jeremy Burean, Director of Technology Melissa Auchter & Coolidge Principal Dr. Kevin Brockberg.

The Budget Meetings Have Begun

March 24th 2011

On March 23, 2011, Ferndale City Council had its first official meeting to discuss the FYE 2012 and 2013 budgets. This meeting was the first in a six week process, with meetings to be held weekly on Wednesday nights (6pm at City Hall) and possibly other days if it becomes necessary