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Fern Care Releases Six Month Review

May 8th 2011

So far 151 people without health insurance have been treated in the first six months of the Fern Care Free Health Clinic according to their recently released six month review…

Ferndale Teen Makes Pancakes for Peace

May 6th 2011

Knittel uses only Michigan made, real maple syrup to top his delicious flapjacks. For more information about the fundraiser, go to It takes place from 10am-1pm at Lola’s Salon at 23908 Woodward Ave. Pancakes are $1 each.

Oak Park Puppy Missing

May 5th 2011

…If you have found a puppy matching that description, please call Lisa at 248.730.1109. Note that this picture is a couple months old and Piper is bigger now.


May 5th 2011

In 1961 Congress designated May 1 as Law Day to remind us of our commitment to the rule of law. This year, the chosen theme is, “The Legacy of John Adams, From Boston to Guantanamo.” Of course, John Adams, the first lawyer president, defended the British soldiers involved in the “Boston Massacre” in 1770 because of his belief in the rule of law, particularly when representing unpopular clients.

Cupcake Station’s Sweet Opening

May 5th 2011

On Thursday, April 21, 2011 The Cupcake Station opened at 301 W. 9 Mile. The Cupcake Station offers a large variety of specialty cupcakes made fresh each day from scratch. As part of their Grand Opening Celebration they gave away 500 free cupcakes. Thank you to Stacey Jamison and Jason Dutra for sending in pictures of Ferndalians welcoming in one of Downtown Ferndale’s newest businesses.

Ferndale Voters Approve Millage Increase

May 3rd 2011

Ferndale City Clerk Cherilyn Tallman has confirmed that Proposal A has passed with 52.83% voting Yes, and 47.17% voting No.

There were a total of 1848 Yes votes and 1650 No votes.

The voter turnout was 20.69%.

Beyond Ferndale: Mitten Movie Project

April 22nd 2011

Mitten Movie Project is a host of a celebration for independently made trailers, animations, shorts, and videos- the vast majority being based in the metro Detroit area. Perhaps my favorite thing to see, other than my stunning performance as goofy-real estate agent in “The Mystery Word”, was spotting a glimpse of Ferndale’s DIY festival used as the back drop for the cleverly named “Ménage-Detroit.”

Upcoming Fundraiser to Replace Kids’ Stolen Bikes

April 22nd 2011

Even in the quiet community of Ferndale, sometimes children have their bikes stolen. The Loving Touch and officers who work for the Ferndale Police Department have teamed up to host the Bikes for Lil’ Tykes Pool Tournament to raise money to give new bikes to ten such youngsters.

Rock Out at the Ferndale Public Library May 6th

April 22nd 2011

Who says you have to be quiet in the library? On Friday, May 6th, The Ferndale Public Library places itself firmly in the loud camp as it showcases two local bands, Computer Perfection and Electric Lion Soundwave Experiment as part of its monthly First Stop Friday concert series. This concert is free and all ages are welcome.

Budget Meeting #4, Part Two: Fire Department

April 22nd 2011

Ferndale City Council had its fourth budget planning session on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. They heard presentations from the District Court, the Police Department and the Fire Department. Each department presented a slideshow describing what their legally-mandated responsibilities are and presenting budgets reflecting cuts of 15% and 20%.