The awareness campaign (launching Saturday, Sept. 15 inside the Ferndale Library from 12 – 4 pm) features social networking elements, various Geek-propping paraphernalia (Geek Portraits/Geek Temporary Tattoos/personalized Geek Buttons), a What-Do-You-Geek sign-up-board and grassroots community initiatives aimed at drawing attention to the need for increased library support.
Lawton came from the Redford campus and said she’s impressed with Ferndale so far. “Look at this neighborhood, this whole area,” she said. “And people have been so welcoming. People stop in to wish us well, the Chamber, the City. It’s nice.”
Behind the scenes of the mammoth hot-rodding, classic-car-loving, traffic-jam-celebrating Woodward Dream Cruise is an activist and event enthusiast named Michael Lary. He’s been event coordinator of the Ferndale Dream Cruise since 2005, and has a long history of bringing people together
The busy wife and mother, who also volunteers for the Library Board, is the owner of Alchemy, a by appointment only apothecary-style skincare and henna design studio.
But on top of all that, Herzig has taken time to pass on her passion to young people….
City Attorney Dan Christ has been busy preparing a batch of ordinance changes which the City of Ferndale adopted at the Aug. 13, 2012 City Council Meeting. Four approved code changes involve the operation of motor vehicles, and their enactment means that the City can capture more revenue.
Ferndale police arrested a man for burglary of a residential garage and are looking for two more suspects for the crime.
Although we are lucky enough to live in a state with plenty of water it is still important to make sure to use it properly to save resources. Here are some figures on water usage that may surprise you, along with tips on how to cut down on usage:
On August 4, 2012, Detroit Tigers, Starting Pitcher, Max Scherzer and Biking for Baseball collaborated to host a baseball clinic during the 2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit Annual Summer Picnic, held at Martin Road Park for the third consecutive year.
The annual Sierra Club Green Cruise was held Aug. 11, 2012 with dozens of people coming to Downtown Ferndale to celebrate non-motorized transportation. The event is an ecofriendly alternative to the Dream Cruise event which will be the following weekend.
He said parkour “helps you get through on an everyday basis. Every time you confront an obstacle. The big question every day is ‘how do I do this?’…The self-esteem boost you get when you land a move, your self-esteem goes through the roof. I’ve been happy all week because of a new move. It feels so good. And yes you do get an adrenaline boost from it.
John Sterritt, Trustee and former President of the Ferndale Public Library Board, announced his resignation at a recent library board meeting. His resignation is effective on August 23, 2012 at 11:00, following the board’s regular August meeting.
Just in time for Go Comedy’s Detroit Improv Festival to throttle to us faster than a zop to a zap.
It’s going to be a big weekend full of big names, out of town amaze-a-tron groups, and local super stars.
In order to prepare out of towners for what they will encounter. I’ve put together a general description, otherwise called a stereotype of a Detroit improviser
Bonnie Gibson doesn’t usually “do the whole group thing,” but she did make the trek across the border from London, Ontario to attend her first Transgender Pride in the Park, which took place Aug. 4th at Geary Park in Ferndale.
The bill, H.R. 6129, titled the Ban the Use of Credit Scores in Auto Insurance Act, would amend the Fair Credit Reporting Act so that reports on consumer credit can’t be used in the underwriting process.
As each nurse entered my sister’s room it became obvious if they were just in a job or really in their element. The nurse’s comfort level in her knowledge was evident in her teaching and explanations. And I respected that. I needed the information. My sister needed it. With the facts came a pathway to change, and with the teaching the nurse lit the way.
The new hours will go into effect on Tue. Sep. 4, after the Labor Day holiday.
New Library Hours
Monday – Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday – CLOSED
The Arts Millage Passed in all three counties. In Oakland County it passed by 63.68%.
The SMART Bus millage got renewed with 79.24% voting in its favor.
Hazel Parks Schools voters passed two millages, each with about 57% of the vote.
And Helaine Zack has won the Democratic primary for County Commission. She will face Republican Steve Zimberg on November 6. …
The Annual Sierra Club Green Cruise takes place on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 with a variety of mass bicycle rides to choose from. The Green Alley is the grand finish line where bicyclists and other visitors can enjoy samples of healthy foods and talk to various vendors. There is a Green Parade celebrating human-powered modes of transportation, and there are often unusual costumes, bicycle decorations and unique pedal-powered contraptions.
Around 3pm on Friday, July 27 neighbors reported smoke coming from the transformer, which was mounted on a wooden electrical pole in a resident’s back yard. People in the surrounding homes were evacuated while Ferndale firemen monitored the situation, waiting for DTE to come.
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