Leadership in the City of Ferndale has taken an interesting twist. Craig Covey (former Mayor, now County Commissioner) has seemingly switched spots with Dave Coulter (former County Commissioner, just appointed Mayor). The switch-a-roo, which came about after a series of steps that could not have been planned if they tried, is only one of many coincidences in the lives of these two community leaders.
When Dennis Warrilow began working at the Ferndale Fire Department nearly 25 years ago, some of the equipment for rescuing people and putting out fires was not as advanced as it is today. But yet, many of the tools of the firefighter’s trade are basics that have saved lives for over a hundred years. At the FPD they use a combination of old school gear, new technology, manpower and a whole lot of water to keep homes and people safe.
Ferndale is a town well-known for its numerous community groups and nonprofits. But for those who are struggling to make ends meet in this tough economy, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Here are some of the resources available in the city for those in need. If you know of more we can add to the list, please e mail us at email@example.com.
But for the team of City employees and poll workers behind the scenes, Election Day means two and a half months of meticulous planning and work, all building up to a dawn-to long after dusk in day full of dealing with people, machines, bureaucracy and immense pressure to do everything right.
Ferndale Mayor Craig Covey continued his annual tradition of joining The Ferndale Seniors for a Town Hall Meeting and luncheon on Oct. 27, 2010.
Blogging for business was the topic of an enrichment class earlier this month at the Ferndale Career Center. Job seekers, entrepreneurs and those considering the places they already work got together to talk about how posting online content can help them with their goals.
…The Story of Olive and Oliver…(read more)
On October 6, 2010 I decided to try out a new Ferndale experience – Painting with a Twist…..(read more)
Members of the University of Michigan Dearborn Gay Straight Alliance wanted to know everything they could about Craig Covey’s experience as the first openly gay Mayor in Michigan. That’s why they invited him to speak at their Oct. 7, 2010 meeting…. (read more)
…“Monitor Landscapes” opened Oct. 1, 2010 at Lemberg Gallery, and was also featured as part of the Art Detroit Now’s North Woodward Gallery Crawl the following day. The paintings, which vary in size and shape, were inspired by computer consoles where “visions of other worlds are stripped of information to simplify form or enhanced by adding layers of detail around areas of interest.”… (read more)
…In MC5: Sonically Speaking, Callwood follows the band from it’s 1960s beginnings in Detroit, to their 1972 break up and more recent reunion. The book was released in London in 2007, but has just been re-released through Wayne State University Press. (http://wsupress.wayne.edu/books/1180/MC5).
The book launch party was held at New Way Bar (23130 Woodward) in Ferndale on Friday, October 1st. …(read more)
…Goedert began hearing cases September 13, but his official investiture ceremony is later this month. As District Court Judge he makes rulings in civil and criminal cases, as well as ruling in traffic court. …(read more)
…Now the work has returned to Michigan as O’Neil and other friends have come up with the perfect outlet for the paintings – a benefit showcasing of the work in the Pittman-Puckett Gallery inside Affirmations (290 W. 9 Mile). Many of Whitehead’s paintings will be available for sale at a low cost, with the money being used to help support the LGBT community center…(read more)
…The Way finding project includes designs for many levels of signage throughout the city, but mainly in the Downtown area…(read more)
The School Board, which is an independent governing body, has not moved the election to November, so City Council has turned over responsibility for administering the election to the County – which is expected double the cost to the District, but eliminate the cost to the City.
…Maybe there are a lot of former teachers in this group. A balanced ‘f’ is a rare thing,” said handwriting expert Gina Glassgold at the Sept. 22, 2010 Ferndale Seniors meeting….(read more)
“I think my art is about dreams, spirituality and existence – you know, life,” says Oak Park artist Steven Gamburd whose paintings have graced the walls of the Pittman-Puckett Gallery at Affirmations (290 W. 9 Mile) since August 13, 2010. (read more)
…In the meantime, try this strawberry and goat cheese chicken recipe. It’s an unusual, but amazing dish that is hearty enough for the cooling fall weather, yet still reminds the tastebuds of the sweetness of summer fruits. …(read more)
…The young people involved in Affirmations’ Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) were treated like divas Saturday night as they walked a red carpet lined with photo-hungry paparazzi on their way to a glitzy awards program in honor of the brightest stars at the community center – them!…(read more)
The Woodward Dream Cruise brought thousands into Downtown Ferndale to enjoy classic cars and oldies music. Along that tune was a book signing at Elegance by Design (231 W. 9 Mile) of the Wayne State University Press release “Travelin’ Man: On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger (2009).” Authors Tom Weschler and Gary Graff were on hand to talk about the memoir of Weschler’s time as Seger’s manager from 1969-1974.