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2 Joes, 2 Jamies & a Melissa

February 22nd 2011

The Ringwald is managed by a board of five, that ultimately hopes the theatre can become a nonprofit organization. “We’ve got two Joes, two Jamies, and a Melissa,” Plambeck said. Jamie Richards, Jamie Warrow, and Melissa Beckwith take turns acting and directing the various shows…

Treat Dreams Announces 115th Flavor

February 20th 2011

To try The Ferndale 115 Brain Freeze, or any of their other crazy ice cream flavors, stop in at 22965 Woodward. You can also find them online at

Library Opening, Announces New Board Member

February 20th 2011

On Monday, February 21, 2011 the Ferndale Public Library will reopen at 9:00 am after being closed for repairs. “We’re truly looking forward to this event,” said Douglas Raber, the Library Director. “The new building had been open just long enough for us to see what kind of potential it had before we had to close because of the flood.”

Sweetheart Date Night Memories

February 18th 2011

Ferndale Recreation hosted this year’s Sweetheart Date Night on Friday, February 11 at the Gerry Kulick Community Center. The recreation department paired up with the Emory to offer guests a special, Sweetheart Date Night menu for a delicious dinner prior the dance. Many couples took advantage of the special and enjoyed a wonderful dinner beforehand.

Former Mayors See Coulter into Center Seat

February 15th 2011

Dave Coulter was sworn in as the 17th Mayor of the City of Ferndale at the City Council meeting of Feb. 14, 2011. He was surrounded by supporters from throughout the community, including previous Mayors Pamela McCullough (1994-1996), Charles (Chuck) Goedert (1996-2002), Robert (Bob) Porter (2002-2008), Craig Covey (2008-2010), and Kate Baker who served as Mayor Pro Tem during the weeks following Covey’s resignation.

DDA gets Ferndale re-Ignited

February 12th 2011

Ferndale is full of small business success stories, and the Downtown Development Authority is hoping to create more with the re-emergence of their Ignite program. Ignite is a series of educational programs and networking opportunities for new entrepreneurs or those who are thinking of starting their own business.

As Library Prepares to Re-Open, Tales of Lost Things Emerge

February 10th 2011

As Library Prepares to Re-Open, Tales of Lost Things Emerge (Crystal A. Proxmire, 2/10/2011) Once upon a time, Ferndale had a small Library without much space or structure for technology.  A group of friends got together, and helped pass dedicated funding to have the Library grow both in size and in services. They built a […]

Editorial and Update on Western Market Accident

February 9th 2011

On Friday a horrific accident left a co-worker severely injured. I have been in the unfortunate position of being on both ends of the story – torn between wanting to share the story and also having to read and deal with the many inaccurate accounts of what happened and trying to correct wrongs that the media is doing to this poor family and my work family.

Free Animal Control Service by County…

January 24th 2011

Oakland County is in the process of revamping their Animal Control Division to account for an expected increase in cities using their services. The massive restructuring has come about due to officials in Ferndale learning that 39 communities have been enjoying service from the County for free, while 22 municipalities have been managing it themselves at their own expense.

Bobby Murray Talks About the Blues

January 22nd 2011

Bobby Murray is the man on the poster for the tenth annual Ferndale Blues Festival, which takes place in Downtown Ferndale from Jan. 28-Feb. 5, 2011. He’s called Ferndale home since 1996, and has played the Blues Festival for the past three years.