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DDA Addresses Parking Problems

February 9th 2013

Changes to the parking system have been creating confusion and frustration throughout Ferndale’s parking lots. The new central pay stations went live last week, leaving some visitors literally out in the cold as people waited in line to figure out how to use the multi-space kiosks. The new machines come along with higher parking rates, further upsetting visitors are used to putting a quarter in at their respective space and walking away.

Snow Day: Hazel Park and Ferndale Schools Closed Due to Weather

February 8th 2013

Both of the School Districts that serve our community are closed on Feb. 8 due to snow.

Residents are encouraged to review our “Stuff to Know for the Snow” article, which reminds people to keep their sidewalks shoveled and to move cars from the street for snow plows. It also

Ferndale Public Library to Launch “Lucky Day” Collection

February 7th 2013

To celebrate the launch of the Lucky Day collection, each person who checks out a Lucky Day book on February 14th will be entered into the raffle to win fun prizes. The library will also be giving away tasty treats to enjoy while you devour your book. Librarian Darlene Hellenberg is very excited to reveal the Lucky Day collection to the public.

Generations Concert Moves Kulick Center (video)

February 7th 2013

The bands performed several songs for the Seniors and the others who came to watch. Check out our other Blues Festival story and videos at

Christian Mueller Recognized as School Superhero (video)

February 6th 2013

A school superhero is someone who spends their days reaching out to young people and helping them lean and succeed. The United Way and General Motors recently partnered with the Madison Heights School District, and as part of their grant they are recognizing “School Superheros” like Madison High Assistant Principal Christian Mueller.

TIA Membership Renewed: What They Do For You

February 6th 2013

At the Jan. 14, 2013 City Council meeting, elected officials voted to renew membership in the Traffic Improvement Association with dues of $5,900 for the year. The renewal came highly recommend by the Police and the Department of Public Works, though the public may not realize what the organization does for the City.

TIA Executive Director Jim Santilli came to the meeting…

Crashing in Ferndale: Report Shows Accident Rates, Causes and More

February 6th 2013

In the three-year reporting period, there was a total of 1065 accidents. These included one reported fatality and 16 incapacitating injuries. There were 25 accidents involving bicyclists and 19 involving pedestrians

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash!

February 5th 2013

The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website at Below are the most recent job listings:

Citizens for Fair Ferndale Seek Good Neighbor Award Nominees

February 5th 2013

Please join Citizens for a Fair Ferndale in celebrating the ongoing efforts of those who live, work and attend school in Ferndale who value the fair and equal treatment of others and are engaged in making this happen on a daily basis. The Good Neighbor Awards program identifies and honors individuals, organizations and businesses in our community who are outstanding examples of “good neighbors,”

2013 Rib Burn Off Rocks the Big Tent (video)

February 4th 2013

The Annual Rib Burn Off took place Feb. 2 with well over 1,000 people making their way to the big heated tent set up behind Dino’s Lounge. The event raised money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition. Eight teams of local business people competed for the hearts and taste buds of the crowd, serving up their own style of meaty BBQ ribs. Attendees paid $10 to sample ribs from each team, and voted for their favorite