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Extra Special Street Signs

March 15th 2012

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.

Original Tuskegee Airmen Honored by Oakland County

March 15th 2012

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.

Cowgirl Pub Crawl to Benefit Camp Casey March 24

March 15th 2012

This year’s Crawl kicks off at The Loving Touch (22634 Woodward) on Saturday, March 24, and it takes cowgirls (cowboys are welcome too!) on a tour through some of Downtown Ferndale’s most popular party spots.

TIF Extension Fuels 20 More Years of Development Downtown

March 15th 2012

“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.

Author Miriam Gershow at Ferndale Public Library March 29

March 15th 2012

Miriam Gershow is a novelist, short story writer and teacher. Her debut novel, The Local News, was published by Spiegel & Grau in February 2009. It has been called “unusually credible and precise” and “deftly heartbreaking” by The New York Times, as well as “an accomplished debut” (Publisher’s Weekly) with a “disarmingly unsentimental narrative voice,” (Kirkus Reviews).

UHS Info Session Announced, Friends of UHS Forming

March 15th 2012

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.

15 Things to Eat

March 15th 2012

Trying new things is good. Here are 15 suggestions:

Anatomy of a Criminal Case

March 15th 2012

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.

Dates Set for Budget Discussions

March 15th 2012

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’s a Woman’s World:

March 15th 2012

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.”