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Ferndale Police Honored for Stopping Suicidal Jumper

June 1st 2012

Two Department Life Saving Awards were presented at the Ferndale City Council Meeting of May 29, 2012. Officers Jason White and Andrew Wurm were honored for their bravery and quick-thinking when rescuing a suicidal man from the Eight Mile express lane overpass above Woodward.

“Someone I Know and Love Has Had an Abortion”

June 1st 2012

She and others shared their stories on May 10, 2012 at the “It’s Not an Easy Choice” program put on by Oakland/MacombNOW in partnership with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan and Northland Family Planning Centers. “If you don’t pay attention, we will go back,” she said. “The mainstream media isn’t telling you about what’s happening.”

The Changing of the Board at Affirmations

June 1st 2012

Other exciting news included the changes that have happened over the past year, plus the plans in place for future growth. The center is now open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., six days a week with special programing on Sundays. Several smaller organizations are now calling Affirmations home

Gay Play Series (GPS) Sizzles This Summer at The Ringwald

June 1st 2012

The 2012 GPS will kick off on Friday, June 15 at 8:00 PM with a special one-night only performance of Ronnie Larsen’s classic play, Making Porn. The rollicking, side-splittingly funny comedy roared onto the scene in 1995 and took off-Broadway by storm

FernCare Receives Grant from Metro Health

June 1st 2012

Metro Health Foundation specifically funds health care initiatives with an emphasis on primary health care for people in metro Detroit, and more specifically, for people at risk within the metro area.

2012 Memorial Day Parade

June 1st 2012

For the 94th year in a row, Ferndale’s Memorial Day Parade showcased the tremendous pride and care that makes the Ferndale community great. The parade was led by Parade Marshal Tim Brennan and Honorary Parade Marshal George Williams

Kennedy Kids Take Historical Tour

May 23rd 2012

Kennedy students got a special tour of Downtown Ferndale as part of learning about history from a hands-on approach. The second and third graders took a bus to the Ferndale Public Library where they did research about historic locations in Ferndale and Detroit.

Ferndale and HP Among 46 Projects from 28 Cities Vying for Funding

May 21st 2012

To browse the 46 entries from 28 different communities, visit: For more information on the rules, judges, and criteria, visit:

Police Week Ceremony Honors Those Who Protect the Community

May 18th 2012

Kindergarteners and first graders from Roosevelt Primary said the Pledge of Allegiance. The flag was lowered to half mast while two older Eagles (band members) played TAPS. Then rifles were fired in salute.

Ferndale’s First (Legal) Chicken Coop

May 18th 2012

The six week old Buff Orpingtons strut around their sandy front yard, playing like sister chickens do: nudging, pecking, cuddling, running, rolling around in the sand and darting back up the wooden ramp to their luxury penthouse, aka Ferndale’s first legal chicken coop.