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Community Wide Read for March 2012

February 1st 2012

After months of deliberating, Project Coordinator Darlene Hellenberg has finally settled on the gripping tale of a missing boy told through the eyes of his teenage sister. “I wanted a book with a strong female lead,” says Hellenberg. “Lydia is definitely a compelling character. The fact that the story is set in Michigan is an added bonus.”

Clothing Swap to Benefit John F Kennedy Elementary School’s PTA

February 1st 2012

Guests bring currently fashionable, slightly used ladies clothing, accessories, shoes, purses, jewelry, belts (no undergarments please) to The Loving Touch on Saturday, Feb 4th.

Free Dental Day for Kids Feb 11th

February 1st 2012

Royal Oak Family Dentistry is hosting a Give Kids a Smile event on Feb. 11, 2012 in partnership with the American dental Association. Youngsters aged 3-17 can have their teeth checked up, cleaned and possibly some restorative work at no cost.

Faith Initiative Launches to a Full House at Affirmations

February 1st 2012

“If I don’t stand up for my God-given right, by any means necessary, then I can’t expect someone else to stand up for me,” Darlene Franklin said to the packed community room at Affirmations community center. “You need gay people to stand up in their own churches and say ‘no more.’”

Charity of Choice: Ferndale Soup

February 1st 2012

This month’s Charity is Ferndale Soup. The premise of Ferndale Soup is simple. On the third Sunday of each month, a bunch of people get together and each pay $5 to enjoy some soup (and other delicious food) and listen to presentations about projects that people would like to start. Then they vote on which project gets to take home the funding.

Police Arrest Suspects in Taft School Shooting

February 1st 2012

One of the two has been released pending further investigation. Another remains in custody and is suspected of being the gunman in the incident.

Big Bands are Part of this year’s Blues & Music Festival

January 24th 2012

The Bud Light Ferndale Blues & Music Festival will be bigger and better this year, and one show will trump them all in terms of the sheer volume of musical talent in one place.

The Bridge Project and the Grosse Pointe Jazz Band, each with over 15 members, will showcase big band jazz at its finest at the Ferndale Elks Club (22856 Woodward Ave) on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 from 7-9 pm as part of the City-wide festival.

Our Sledding Story

January 21st 2012

On January 21, 2012, Ferndale had it’s first beautiful sunny day with snow on the ground this year. Neighbors came together at the hill at Martin Road Park for some good old fashioned sledding. Here are some pictures.

Ready for the Rib Burn Out Feb. 4? Dino’s is.

January 21st 2012

Here’s how it works: People go to the big tent set up in the parking lot between Dino’s and the Library, pay $10, and sample ribs from eight different teams. Then they vote on which they like the best. The money raised goes to support the Michigan AIDS Coalition and the Ferndale Youth Assistance. The Burn Out takes place Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 starting at noon and rocking on past sunset.

Huntington Bank Robber also Hit CVS in November

January 18th 2012

Surveillance photos show that the same person who robbed the Huntington Bank on Jan. 13th also attempted to rob the CVS at 900 West 9 Mile and Pinecrest on November. Attached are the best photos I have, from each robbery.