To get involved with Light the Night, contact Cary Watkins at email@example.com. For more information on Ferndale Pride, check out www.ferndalepride.com.
A new sign was added to the park this year, this one in commemoration of Ferndale being a Tree City USA for ten years. 2012 marks the tenth consecutive year for Ferndale, though in the 1970s Ferndale was among the first cities to recognize Arbor Day
FHS Class of 1981 is seeking donations in support of the family, to assist them with the cost of the funeral, which is Saturday at 3pm
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And if the multiple galleries, murals, sculptures, festivals, and art-related stores and activities are not enough, the next two years are going to be even more full of art as the Ferndale Downtown Development Authority launches ARTWN.
Over a dozen students were honored for their hard work and dedication towards good citizenship with a reception by the Ferndale Rotary on May 24, 2012. Three students, Tirzah Ashmore, Jonah Meltzer and Jade McCord were also rewarded with $2,000 scholarships.
As a former entrepreneur myself, I know how hard each of them work to make their business not only a success for themselves, but also for their families and any employees they may have. These men and women take on many risks and play such an integral role in our region’s economic development.
The incident inspired Ferndale songwriter Kris McLonis and fellow writer David Moody from Detroit to write a song about Bath and the lives that were lost there. Together with John Sase of Royal Oak and producer Mike Canjar, Michigan Minstrel Music created a song and music video that she says “reminds people that there was always evil in the world, and this generation was not the first to face violence.”
The millage is similar to one approved by voters in 2008, giving the three Counties authority and support to the Detroit Zoo. Other regional arts and education attractions have folded in recent years without stable public support, including the Detroit Science Center and the Bell Isle Aquarium.
Scott Wright’s father created the dragon for his son a decade ago. He also made an alligator, which is less prominently guarding the opposite side of the front lawn, poking out from the hedges.
Ferndale Public Library has won the Metro Detroit Book and Author Society’s $2,000 James C. Dance Grant for the purchase of books and related items about art and the business of art.
Two Department Life Saving Awards were presented at the Ferndale City Council Meeting of May 29, 2012. Officers Jason White and Andrew Wurm were honored for their bravery and quick-thinking when rescuing a suicidal man from the Eight Mile express lane overpass above Woodward.
She and others shared their stories on May 10, 2012 at the “It’s Not an Easy Choice” program put on by Oakland/MacombNOW in partnership with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan and Northland Family Planning Centers. “If you don’t pay attention, we will go back,” she said. “The mainstream media isn’t telling you about what’s happening.”
Other exciting news included the changes that have happened over the past year, plus the plans in place for future growth. The center is now open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., six days a week with special programing on Sundays. Several smaller organizations are now calling Affirmations home
The 2012 GPS will kick off on Friday, June 15 at 8:00 PM with a special one-night only performance of Ronnie Larsen’s classic play, Making Porn. The rollicking, side-splittingly funny comedy roared onto the scene in 1995 and took off-Broadway by storm
Metro Health Foundation specifically funds health care initiatives with an emphasis on primary health care for people in metro Detroit, and more specifically, for people at risk within the metro area.
For the 94th year in a row, Ferndale’s Memorial Day Parade showcased the tremendous pride and care that makes the Ferndale community great. The parade was led by Parade Marshal Tim Brennan and Honorary Parade Marshal George Williams
Kennedy students got a special tour of Downtown Ferndale as part of learning about history from a hands-on approach. The second and third graders took a bus to the Ferndale Public Library where they did research about historic locations in Ferndale and Detroit.
To browse the 46 entries from 28 different communities, visit: http://letssavemichigan.com/placemaking-contest/. For more information on the rules, judges, and criteria, visit: http://www.letssavemichigan.com/placemaking-contest/about-the-contest.
Kindergarteners and first graders from Roosevelt Primary said the Pledge of Allegiance. The flag was lowered to half mast while two older Eagles (band members) played TAPS. Then rifles were fired in salute.