While it’s not the most exciting topic, understanding the fundamentals of water and sewage funding is an essential part of understanding the economic challenges that affect everyone in the city.
Ferndale Public Library Director Doug Raber is stepping down so that he and his wife Jessica can move out of Michigan for other employment, according to a press release from Library Board President Ann Warner.
What I saw when I stopped in for a visit to Kennedy School last week shocked me. The fifth and sixth grade students of Mr. Greg Williamson’s class were…(read more)
At the council meeting of Jan. 10, 2011, the Ferndale City Council considered the applications of twelve individuals and selected three to interview for the position of Mayor, which is open since former Mayor Craig Covey became elected to County Commission and had to resign the post.
Fitz and The Tantrums drop by the Magic Bag for a night of greasy down home soul goodness on Friday, February 4. Admission is free! Check out http://www.themagicbag.com for more info!
After a weeklong jury trial in Oakland County Circuit Court before Judge Sosnick, the jury came back convicting the murderer who used a shotgun at a “Sweet 16” birthday party for two girls at the Ferndale VFW Hall.
The Ferndale TimeBank is all about people coming together in the community to help each out. Less than a year after the service-swapping group formed, they are up to over 30 members who routinely take advantage of being able to do tasks that others need help with.
City Council will vote Jan. 24 if they will be placing a Headlee Override on the ballot for May. The Committee report provides language for limiting the tax increase:
When Dennis Warrilow began working at the Ferndale Fire Department nearly 25 years ago, some of the equipment for rescuing people and putting out fires was not as advanced as it is today. But yet, many of the tools of the firefighter’s trade are basics that have saved lives for over a hundred years. At the FPD they use a combination of old school gear, new technology, manpower and a whole lot of water to keep homes and people safe.
While the Library’s ‘Tween Book Club and The Science Fiction Book Club have taken a temporary break, community book discussion continues. Book Parties at the Emory, a regular extra-library activity, is back on Thursday, Jan. 20. There is also the Nerdy Book Club at Detroit Comics on Jan. 21.And a new tradition is forming with the emergence of the GLBT Book Club which will meet at Como’s on Tuesday, Jan. 25.
Ferndale Beautification Commission President Peggy Snow announced the winners of the 2010-2011 Holiday Light Awards. These awards are given each year to homes and businesses that have the most spectacular displays.
On Tues, Jan 11, 2011 the Extreme Evening of Fun will take place at Boogie Fever. There will be a DJ, food, dancing and a cash bar. Just Baked will be providing the dessert. The event runs from 5pm – 10pm and costs just $10. Every penny collected will go directly to MMC for relief in Haiti.
At the end of 2010 we asked those of us who follow The Ferndale 115 News on Facebook and Twitter to give their suggestions for Ferndalian of the Year.
The Ferndale City Council held a special meeting on Jan. 6, 2011 to interview two candidates for Interim City Manager, who is expected to work for approximately six months while a permanent City Manager can be found.
As the sun sets on the W. Troy Street Parking Lot in Downtown Ferndale, firemen use a portable circular saw to try and reach the smoldering debris in what’s left of a dumpster fire on the side of the Better Business Systems building. At approximately 5pm, an employee of Rosie O’Grady’s reported the fire in the shared dumpster, which is located in the City-owned lot just one block South of Nine Mile.
All but Wayne and Macomb Counties operate on what’s called a “unified form of government” which is defined by state law. This law allows Michigan counties to hire a county manager to oversee departments for planning, economic development, health, environmental protection, parks, libraries, sewage, airports, garbage collection, human services, and more.
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Resident Says No to Taxes in this FERNDALE VIEWS opinion piece.
A disgruntled roommate on the verge of eviction has confessed to intentionally setting the fire that destroyed the second floor of a home on W. Hazelhurst on Jan. 3, 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…
When Level One Bank took over Paramount Bank at 22635 Woodward on Dec. 10, 2010, the walls of the lobby, normally decorated with the work of local artists, stood bare. But now…