Observant Ferndale residents and visitors may have noticed the new street sign at Allen and W. Troy and wondered just how it got the name “Cupples Corner.” The white sign with blue lettering is affixed above the traditional green street signs that are standard throughout the city. Only in a few locations can the special white and blue ones be found.
Hatchett did some research and found that many of the original Tuskegee Airmen are from the Metro Detroit Area. She then teamed up with Oakland County Commissioners Liaison Julia Ruffin to prepare a resolution in their honor and to host a reception for the heroes before the March 7, 2012 County Commission meeting.
“The City is making an investment in our Downtown…and the results have spoken for themselves,” said Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter when he and members of City Council voted 4-0 to lengthen the term of the TIF [Tax Increment Financing] District which allocates tax revenue to the DDA [Downtown Development Authority] for another 20 years.
Among their many accomplishments since UHS opened in 2004, students have won Robotics competition trophies, participated in an award-winning Innovative Vehicle Design (IVD) competitions through the Convergence Education Foundation, and recently received state and national recognition for DECA marketing club competitions.
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Schmidt gave examples of three types of cases, and explained the basics of each. Attendees learned about civil infractions, misdemeanors and felonies – and what to do if caught up in any of them.
Creating a balanced budget for the year is an essential responsibility of City Council. Each year they meet in a series of special sessions to go over the specifics of the budget, which includes revenues and expenditures from each department. The meetings are public, but they are not recorded or broadcast.
It is only a few 100 years ago that women were permitted to perform onstage. We follow in the tradition of women in male roles: Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet (1900’s) and more recently Pat Carroll portrayed Falstaff to critical acclaim (1990’s). So too, our production breaks with theatre’s long standing history: women are cast in the roles depicted by men, Hollywood producers.”
FernCare, the community-created free health clinic, has finalized it’s numbers for 2011, and the results show that people are benefiting from this massive grassroots project. They saw 226 patients, 94% of whom thought the clinic was helpful.
Live Sod, Red Balloons, Fashion and Art (Alvita Lozano-Frankie, orig. Freestyle in Detroit, Ferndale 115 News, March 15, 2012 ed) Photo by Britta Brookes: “Sod Walk” installed in the gallery @ Salon Rehe Space, also included a 3D Assemblage piece by Artist Toni Nunn “Bird Cage Muse” in the forefront. The red balloon hovered happily…
So far about a dozen people have participated, and the project is growing quickly. The workshop is free to attend, and organizers are hoping for people to donate items.
Organizing has begun for this year’s Relay for Life. The annual 24-hour event has teams from all over Ferndale and beyond taking pledges and all night to remind people that cancer never sleeps.
For the third year in a row, Go Comedy! is joining the Ferndale Library to celebrate Ferndale Reads with an original improvised production based on the library’s selected book, “The Local News” by Miriam Gershow.
Original Tuskegee Airmen Honored by Oakland County (Crystal A. Proxmire, Ferndale 115 News, March 15, 2012 ed.) When Oakland County Commissioner Mattie Hatchett (D -10 , Pontiac) saw the movie Red Tails, it inspired her to learn more about the Tuskegee Airmen, the elite team of African American fighter pilots who flew special missions during…