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ASPCA Releases Halloween Safety Tips for Pet Parents

October 22nd 2012

Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1.

Speaking of Open Meetings:

October 21st 2012

The public has a right to attend public meetings and to have their voices heard. This can be an intimidating prospect for some people, especially if the rules are not clear or the public body is less welcoming of public input.

Understanding your rights is the first step in making sure you are able to take part in the democratic process. It is also a tool for public officials…

Fido Does Ferndale 2012 (video)

October 19th 2012

Fido Does Ferndale took place on Thursday in Downtown Ferndale. The event kicked off with a musical set by local musician Ryan Dillaha, who was happy to hear the doggies singing along. Then Councilperson Dan Martin and Jerome Raska introduced the event and helped corral the dogs and their leash-holders into formation for the Pooch Parade.

Mom who learned English in Ferndale Honored…

October 19th 2012

The Mui family moved to the US from Hong Kong in 1968, and have been residents of Ferndale for the past 38 years. Karen Fung Ping Mui was a very intelligent, hard working woman who raised six children who adored her.

Shots fired on Edgewood Place (video)

October 19th 2012

So far the suspect(s) remain at large. Police are asking residents in Ferndale and surrounding cities to keep their eyes open for a silver Ford Ranger pick-up with an Oxbow logo on the side of it. There may be bullet holes in it.

JFK All-District Fall Festival Saturday at Kennedy

October 19th 2012

This year’s event, sponsored by the JFK PTA, is scheduled for Saturday, October 20, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm at John F. Kennedy Elementary School.

The festival will again feature activities and games for kids, including a rock-climbing wall (weather permitting), inflatable bounce house, slides, carnival games, and the popular Haunted Hallway. Arts and crafts, a Boo-tique (featuring face painting) and bake sale will round out the afternoon.

Flash Mob Brings Attention to Hunger Strike

October 19th 2012

When two people seemed to randomly break out in a dance routine, people started to gather around. Music pumped out through speakers from Affirmations and suddenly people in solid red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple shirts emerged from the clusters of onlookers and began dancing as well.

New Weekly Career Club for Jobseekers

October 19th 2012

Michigan Works! Career Center has formed a new group designed to specifically address the unique needs of the 21st Century Worker. The groups will meet at Ferndale, Royal Oak, Clawson, and Madison Heights Public Libraries (see schedule) and the objective of the free two-hour meetings is to help workers focus on a career.

Toy Gun Gives False Alarm at Roosevelt

October 19th 2012

Roosevelt Principal Dina Rocheleau spoke to her students about the importance of reporting concerns like this to an adult, and never handling dangerous objects. She said: “I’m proud of our student for reporting his concerns to the teacher, and I treated him to lunch in the cafeteria to show my appreciation.”

Ferndale Veteran Receives Purple Heart (video)

October 15th 2012

A lifelong Ferndale resident who was severely injured during the Vietnam War has finally been given his rightfully earned Purple Heart. With an audience of about one hundred friends, family and fellow vets and servicemen, Army Sgt. Tom Ducharme received the medal from Senator Carl Levin on Oct. 5, 2012. His wife Jeanmarie and sons Matt and Jack looked on with pride.