This is the time of year for people to ask about Champagne. We gladly show them to our selection here at Western Market (447 W. 9 Mile):
With many New Year’s Eve options in Ferndale, it can be hard to decide what to do. Thankfully the DDA (Downtown Development Authority) has organized a night of fun and charity that involves several local watering holes. Plus there is only a $5 charge to participate, and the money raised goes to help the Make a Wish foundation.
What could be better than reading? Sharing the reading experience! Kids in every age group from Kindergarteners to Teenagers have a book club of their very own at Ferndale Public Library. The clubs meet once a month, with discussions led by a librarian. Participants can pick up a copy of the month’s selection at the front desk of the library and check it out with their valid library card. The clubs are free and no registration is required.
The Ferndale Goodfellows took in 75 applications for assistance this holiday season. Some were from seniors who just needed food, and others were from families with children. Ferndale Fire Sergeant Ken Kronner said that each applicant received a food certificate to Ferndale Foods located at Nine Mile and Livernois as well as a voucher to 1 of 3 restaurants in the city: Hambo’s, Sam’s Ferndale Grill or Hilton Cafe. The amount was determined by the size of the family. Each child received a $30 gift card to Target.
On Self-Enhancement Day, clients are provided with free salon and spa treatments as well as interview clothing. Additionally, local business leaders and speakers present motivational seminars.
Medical Emergency Blocks W. 9 Mile (Crystal A. Proxmire, 12/22/2011) West 9 Mile was blocked for about 20 minutes as a fire engine, a police car, and an ambulance responded to reports of a man passed out in the back of a gray Dodge Durango. The rescue happened at about 4:30 in the evening. Traffic…
Ofcs. met with the caller who explained what he heard and the approximate area where he heard it. While searching the area, an officer heard the sound of someone moving on the roof of 504 Livernois (Ken’s Market)
Sing-a-long star Joe Reilly helped welcome the Winter Solstice on Dec. 20, 2011 with a special performance at the Ferndale Public Library along with Jillean McCommons (better known to the kids as Ms. Jillean). The Library was packed with kids and parents singing songs that got them moving, singing, and learning.
The 11th Annual Ferndale Blues & Music Festival is in the planning stages, and organizers are seeking venues and sponsors to make this year’s event better than ever.
Max Fischer is now all grown up, and running his own film company called Fish Soup Films. He came to Michigan last Wednesday as the keynote speaker for a luncheon at Michigan AIDS Coalition to help attract attention and funding to the cause. He shared news of a documentary that he has been working on for the past year, his way of carrying his mother’s work forward.
Baker’s last City Council meeting was Dec. 19, 2011. In her four years on City Council, Baker was involved in many aspects of the Ferndale life and politics
The Ferndale Area Chamber hosted it’s annual Bowling Night Out on Dec. 15, 2011 at Luxury Lanes in Ferndale. Dozens of local businesspeople gathered to share in the fun. The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce hosts many events and offers services to help small business owners and managers connect.
Last weekend he journeyed around his neighborhood to appreciate the holiday lights. “Most are from the west side of Woodward from Fielding in the south to Woodland in the north and Pinecrest in the West. A few are on the east side of Woodward but not many,” Baron said.
“Whether it’s acting, dancing or public speaking, it’s all an exercise in risk taking, and in being able to be open and present in the moment of the performance,” Tann said to the class of eight. Attendees were ladies of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds and variation in experience. Each one left with more confidence and personalized suggestions for improving the way they move and share their bodies in the space that they are in.
On Friday,Dec 16, 2011 the Ferndale 115 News was contacted by a reader named Erlean Smith, who wanted to share the following message…
Treat Dreams is offering two weeks of fun ice cream making Winter Break camps for kids. Students will learn the art of ice cream making and then work together to create two original ice cream flavors that will be sold the following day as part of Treat Dreams’ daily flavors.
A group of parents and voters in favor of the upcoming School Bond will be meeting at Drayton Avenue Presbyterian to discuss strategy for getting voters to approve a $22,825,000 bond which will be on the February 28, 2012 ballot. The meeting will be held Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 6:30pm.
Elf Crumpet, as the kids know him, was joined by Elf Tiffany for the visit to Roosevelt. Operation Kid Equip has a roster of over 145 volunteers who donate time throughout the year. It takes 7,500 volunteer hours a year to make the program a success.
“Even members who are really active don’t take advantage of all our services,” Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Roosenberg said. That’s why they host the monthly orientation. In January it will be held on the 13th at 9am.
Investigation revealed that two of the three crimes did not happen as they were reported. One person was arrested for the two robberies. It turned out that the victims were not robbed, but were scammed out of money while attempting to purchase marijuana from the suspect.