Alvita Lozano is hosting a fundraiser for FernCare! Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Tuesday, 6 – 9 pm at Salon Rehe, 205 E. 9 Mile Rd (across from the library) in Ferndale.
The City of Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge are one step closer to continuing shared fire services. The City of Ferndale will be bringing forward a request to approve a contract with Pleasant Ridge for a continuation of the current agreement to provide fire protection and ambulance service at the Ferndale City Council meeting on Monday, February 13, 2012 and Pleasant Ridge will follow the day after on Tuesday, February 14 at their commission meeting.
On February 28, 2012 voters in the Ferndale School District will be asked to vote on a School Bond. There are still opportunities to come out and talk with neighbors about the issue.
Chapp is a member of Citizens for Fair Ferndale, an organization with a rich history of social justice and fairness-related work. At a recent get together, CFF members discussed their perspectives of fairness in the city, what they have accomplished so far, and where they might want to head.
In less than a month, Huntington Bank at 306 W. 9 Mile was robbed for the second time yesterday. The robbery occurred at about 4:40 p.m. when the same person who robbed the bank on January 13th presented a teller with a note demanding money. The teller gave the man some cash and he left through the back door into the Withington parking lot.
The report for the weekend is that Ferndale was generally quiet, but for more drunk driving arrests than usual. From the early morning hours of Saturday morning until 12:55 this morning, Ferndale Police arrested 8 people for drunk driving. Two of the arrests were for Felony Drunk driving. Both felony arrestees had extremely high blood alcohol levels and extensive driving records.
The Fifth Annual Rib Burn Off was a sizzling success, serving a record-breaking 848 people over 1,500 lbs of ribs all in the name of charity! The Rib Burn Off is part of the Ferndale Blues and Music Festival, which raises money for Michigan AIDS Coalition and Ferndale Youth Assistance.
Ann Hubbarth’s Blues Festival Pics (Feb 15, 2012 ed) The Bud Light Ferndale Blues and Music Festival goes on through Sunday, with plenty of concerts and fun, including tomorrow’s Rib Burn Out. Volunteer Ann Hubbarth took pictures of events earlier in the week. Check out the schedule, or learn more at www.ferndalebluesfestival.org. Look for more…
I heard a lot of great music that night, and it amazed me how good they were. I saw them again and then I picked up on other local music that I liked. I thought, hey, I like these songs a lot better than any national band. So I found a way to make it fit with library stuff.”
The FABulous Night of Entertainment includes performance by Go Comedy, Jere Storner and Friends, Funk Yeah (featuring FHS alumni) and other student performers. This is the third year they’ve held this fabulous event.
Levin’s book signing was held at Lawrence Street Gallery (22620 Woodward), a place that is also mentioned in the book. (see video below).
These are the most challenging two weeks of the year for Pastor Bob Luxon and his crew of volunteers at Renaissance Vineyard Church (1841 Pinecrest, formerly The First Baptist of Ferndale). For the first two weeks in January they host over 100 homeless guests a night, keeping them safe from winter weather, as part of South Oakland Warming Shelter.
Some things to look forward to for 2012 include an “art” theme to promotions, the further stabilization of finances and the potential expansion of the TIF area, and an I ♥ Downtown Ferndale campaign to include bumper stickers and viral videos.
Michigan’s lawmakers have amended the State’s Election Law to require a statewide presidential primary election on February 28, 2012. The law calls for separate ballots to be printed for Republican candidates and for Democratic candidates, just as was done in January 2008.
Below are examples of ballot options
On Jan 28, 2012 Ferndale Schools held their annual Extravaganza, which is a community-wide celebration of the learning that takes place throughout the district.
The Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit is ready to move forward with the appointment of Interim Pastor Rev. Jim Lynch. The 63 year-old Lynch has served as interim pastor for other congregations and has worked in Michigan, Florida and Illinois to make sure that MCC churches have strong transitional leadership.
Tabatha Morris of Hazel Park left with a smile on her freshly-glossed lips. “I’ve never walked away from a makeup session feeling like this,” she said, referring to the positive glow she got from being the model at the Ferndale Career Center’s “Six Steps to Fabulous” class held on Jan. 20, 2012.
Whether you want to support local charities, or enjoy some good food, Taste of Ferndale is a good choice according to Pawlica. “Ferndale is just as diverse in our food choices as we are in the people who live and work in the city. This event allows people to discover restaurants they may have never heard of before and be reintroduced to some favorites they may not have visited in a while.”
The volunteer team will be able to respond to major disasters, and also to help out the fire department in other ways such as first aid support at events and helping to secure the area around downed power lines.
The Jan. 9, 2012 Ferndale City Council meeting was packed with those wanting to see their elected officials get sworn in from their victories in November. Mayor Dave Coulter, who had been appointed by City Council for a partial first term when former Mayor Craig Covey was elected to County Commissioner, had his second swearing in by The Honorable Judge Joseph Longo.