Painting with a Purpose will take place on Sunday, February 27 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $45, with up to 60 percent of class proceeds to CCSS. Participants will leave with a work of art done on a quality canvas, done well thanks to the help of step-by-step instructions. The featured painting is called “The Prayer” and has dark figures praying amid beautiful green foliage.
The mission of do1thing is to move individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and communities to prepare for all hazards and become disaster resilient.
Ferndale Public Library Wins Green Construction Honorable Mention (John Sterritt, 2/7/2011) At this year’s Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) annual meeting, held in Detroit on February 2, the Ferndale Public Library expansion and renovation project was awarded an Honorable Mention in their “Green Project of the Year” award category. There were just five other projects…
Joe Bailey returns to Ferndale’s Ringwald Theatre as Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy, opening February 18th and playing for an exclusive 4 week run through Monday, March 14th. Fatal Attraction: A Greek Tragedy, a parody of the quintessential ’80s film, is co-written by Alana McNair and Kate Wilkinson and is full of boiling bunnies, big hair, a dream ballet, and even a Greek chorus!
Time To Nominate Good Neighbors Who Make Our Community Strong ( Kat Bruner James, CFF, 2/7/2011) Do you know someone who embraces diversity in their everyday life? Do you have a neighbor who takes the time to get to know other members of our community who are different from them? If so, you should nominate…
Brown is excited and grateful to be part of COLAGE. That’s why by February 12, her 25th birthday, she hopes to raise $250 to go towards the program. Through the Cause Application on Facebook, anyone who wants to contribute can do so by going to Brown’s Birthday Wish page at http://apps.facebook.com/causes/activists/1839233 and making a donation.
…The girls were also invited by organizer Dean Bach to set up a table and sell dog toys that they had made to raise money for K9 Club Cares. There were multi-colored chew toys made of fleece, and ceramic dogs tags available. Over 100 items were sold during the four-hour event. They expected sales to be $200, but a generous anonymous donor made their till double by the end of the day…
After a six month hiatus, Downtown Ferndale’s entrepreneur initiative is back on the front burner. Downtown Ferndale IGNITE re-launches Thursday, Feb. 10 at Go! Comedy Improv Theatre. Scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the night’s presentation will focus on planning for your business, whether it is already open or still a dream.
But for those that live on the Northwest corner of town, snow days are a lot easier thanks to The Woodland Park Improvement Association (WPIA). And also to Clinton Rasch, the kind neighbor who gets up bright and early with his monster snow blower to clear the walkways of W. Oakridge, W. Drayton, W. Woodland, W. Maplehurst and part of W. Lewiston as part of a low-cost agreement with the WPIA.
Ferndale Schools host an annual breakfast for realtors and members of the business community. This year, the district partnered with the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce to co-host the event and welcomed the largest number of guests, more than 60, in attendance since the event began nearly a decade ago.
The Annual Rib Burn Off was a huge success, with ribs running out before 4:00 despite the heavy snow and cold weather conditions. The event, part of the annual Ferndale Blues Festival, raises money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition.
At approximately 9am on Feb. 4 an employee at Western Market was severely injured when her arms became trapped in a cardboard baler. The employee is alive and has undergone surgery that may save her badly damaged arms. The injured woman has asked for her privacy in this matter, although other media outlets have written about it
The deadline to register for Sweetheart Date Night is Feb. 10. Sign up online at http://www.ferndalerecreation.org/Search.aspx?search=sweetheart&cn=4009&mode=all, or stop by The Kulick Community Center at 1201 Livernois between 10am and 3pm, Monday through Thursday.
I am leaving Ferndale on February 11, the day before my fourth employment
anniversary, to become Birmingham’s City Manager.
Last November the Ferndale Film Festival attracted thousands of visitors to Downtown Ferndale to view 36 independent films at multiple venues along Woodward Ave. and 9 Mile Road. In addition to attracting customers into the restaurants, bars, and stores, The Ferndale Film Festival raised $3,000 for neighborhood charities.
Admission for the event is $10 cover charge at the door. All funds raised at the event (admission and silent auction) will benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS and Ferndale’s John F Kennedy Elementary School PTA.
Waggs and Wishes Animal Rescue, located at 521 E. Cambourne, has many dogs and cats that need fostering and/or permanent adoption.
2011 State of the County Address
(L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive)
This is the speech given by L. Brooks Patterson on Feb. 1, 2011.
Several news outlets are reporting dramatic snow stories. We’ll spare you the drama and give you the facts:
ON FEBRUARY 14, 2011 from 6 – 10pm, Chef Stef and the Asiatic Acoustic Mobile Dinner Theatre will host a three-course dinner complete with live jazz music at Elegance By Design, 231 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale to benefit the FernCare free health clinic.