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Rib Burn Off Sizzles with Success

February 5th 2012

The Fifth Annual Rib Burn Off was a sizzling success, serving a record-breaking 848 people over 1,500 lbs of ribs all in the name of charity! The Rib Burn Off is part of the Ferndale Blues and Music Festival, which raises money for Michigan AIDS Coalition and Ferndale Youth Assistance.

Ann Hubbarth’s Blues Festival Pics

February 4th 2012

Ann Hubbarth’s Blues Festival Pics (Feb 15, 2012 ed) The Bud Light Ferndale Blues and Music Festival goes on through Sunday, with plenty of concerts and fun, including tomorrow’s Rib Burn Out. Volunteer Ann Hubbarth took pictures of events earlier in the week.  Check out the schedule, or learn more at  Look for more […]

Local Music Collection Growing at Library

February 2nd 2012

I heard a lot of great music that night, and it amazed me how good they were. I saw them again and then I picked up on other local music that I liked. I thought, hey, I like these songs a lot better than any national band. So I found a way to make it fit with library stuff.”

A FABulous Night of Entertainment Returns Feb 11

February 2nd 2012

The FABulous Night of Entertainment includes performance by Go Comedy, Jere Storner and Friends, Funk Yeah (featuring FHS alumni) and other student performers. This is the third year they’ve held this fabulous event.

Author’s Ferndale Based Mystery Launched at Lawrence Street Gallery

February 2nd 2012

Levin’s book signing was held at Lawrence Street Gallery (22620 Woodward), a place that is also mentioned in the book. (see video below).

The Two Week Gift of Warmth

February 2nd 2012

These are the most challenging two weeks of the year for Pastor Bob Luxon and his crew of volunteers at Renaissance Vineyard Church (1841 Pinecrest, formerly The First Baptist of Ferndale). For the first two weeks in January they host over 100 homeless guests a night, keeping them safe from winter weather, as part of South Oakland Warming Shelter.

DDA Planning Meeting looks at Desires for Downtown Ferndale

February 2nd 2012

Some things to look forward to for 2012 include an “art” theme to promotions, the further stabilization of finances and the potential expansion of the TIF area, and an I ♥ Downtown Ferndale campaign to include bumper stickers and viral videos.

Important Voting Information

February 2nd 2012

Michigan’s lawmakers have amended the State’s Election Law to require a statewide presidential primary election on February 28, 2012. The law calls for separate ballots to be printed for Republican candidates and for Democratic candidates, just as was done in January 2008.

Below are examples of ballot options

Extravaganza Showcases Ferndale Schools(video)

February 2nd 2012

On Jan 28, 2012 Ferndale Schools held their annual Extravaganza, which is a community-wide celebration of the learning that takes place throughout the district.

Rev. Lynch comes out of retirement to shepherd MCCD

February 2nd 2012

The Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit is ready to move forward with the appointment of Interim Pastor Rev. Jim Lynch. The 63 year-old Lynch has served as interim pastor for other congregations and has worked in Michigan, Florida and Illinois to make sure that MCC churches have strong transitional leadership.