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Ferndale Library Boasts Kids Book Clubs for Every Age

December 30th 2011

What could be better than reading? Sharing the reading experience! Kids in every age group from Kindergarteners to Teenagers have a book club of their very own at Ferndale Public Library. The clubs meet once a month, with discussions led by a librarian. Participants can pick up a copy of the month’s selection at the front desk of the library and check it out with their valid library card. The clubs are free and no registration is required.

Goodfellows Christmas Success

December 26th 2011

The Ferndale Goodfellows took in 75 applications for assistance this holiday season. Some were from seniors who just needed food, and others were from families with children. Ferndale Fire Sergeant Ken Kronner said that each applicant received a food certificate to Ferndale Foods located at Nine Mile and Livernois as well as a voucher to 1 of 3 restaurants in the city: Hambo’s, Sam’s Ferndale Grill or Hilton Cafe. The amount was determined by the size of the family. Each child received a $30 gift card to Target.

Weather Poster Contest, Savings Bond Prize

December 26th 2011

The National Weather Service is having a contest for fourth and fifth graders in Michigan. First Prize is a $200 US Savings Bond.

Self-Enhancement Day at the Ferndale Career Center

December 26th 2011

On Self-Enhancement Day, clients are provided with free salon and spa treatments as well as interview clothing. Additionally, local business leaders and speakers present motivational seminars.

Medical Emergency Blocks W. 9 Mile

December 22nd 2011

Medical Emergency Blocks W. 9 Mile (Crystal A. Proxmire, 12/22/2011) West 9 Mile was blocked for about 20 minutes as a fire engine, a police car, and an ambulance responded to reports of a man passed out in the back of a gray Dodge Durango.  The rescue happened at about 4:30 in the evening. Traffic […]

Police Report: Man on Roof was not Santa

December 22nd 2011

Ofcs. met with the caller who explained what he heard and the approximate area where he heard it. While searching the area, an officer heard the sound of someone moving on the roof of 504 Livernois (Ken’s Market)

Joe Reilly Sings for the Solstice at FPL (video)

December 22nd 2011

Sing-a-long star Joe Reilly helped welcome the Winter Solstice on Dec. 20, 2011 with a special performance at the Ferndale Public Library along with Jillean McCommons (better known to the kids as Ms. Jillean). The Library was packed with kids and parents singing songs that got them moving, singing, and learning.

Blues Festival Looking for Sponsors and Venues

December 22nd 2011

The 11th Annual Ferndale Blues & Music Festival is in the planning stages, and organizers are seeking venues and sponsors to make this year’s event better than ever.

Max Fisher shares stories of being AIDS activist’s son

December 22nd 2011

Max Fischer is now all grown up, and running his own film company called Fish Soup Films. He came to Michigan last Wednesday as the keynote speaker for a luncheon at Michigan AIDS Coalition to help attract attention and funding to the cause. He shared news of a documentary that he has been working on for the past year, his way of carrying his mother’s work forward.

Kate Baker Ends Term on Council

December 22nd 2011

Baker’s last City Council meeting was Dec. 19, 2011. In her four years on City Council, Baker was involved in many aspects of the Ferndale life and politics