Program participants will receive a new, empty backpack in September with the first name, sex, age and clothing size of a Ferndale Head Start student, as well as a prescribed list of items to purchase. They will then have two weeks to return the backpack filled with such items as crayons and a coloring book, a reading book, toothbrush and toothpaste, underwear and sweat clothes (estimated cost of items is approximately $30 per backpack).
“Back to the Future of Downtown Ferndale” is the topic for discussion at a community open house taking place on Wednesday, June 29 from 5-8pm at Valentine Vodka at 161 Vester. This free event (with refreshments provided) will give businesses and residents an opportunity to share in the vision of the future along with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA).
At the City Council meeting of June 27, 2011 city officials voted unanimously to continue with the City’s sidewalk replacement program – with this year’s round of repairs set to be made South of 9 Mile and East of the railroad tracks.
Weingarden was recognized by the Farmington Area Arts Commission as Artist in Residence for 1996. Weingarden’s work is available online through Astrology Café at…
At 21:54 hrs. on 6-25-2011 the Ferndale Fire Department responded to a house fire on the 1500 block of E. Chesterfield . The second floor of the one and half story bungalow was fully involved…
Local musician Dr. Z encountered an uncommon site last weekend as he spotted a horseback rider trotting through the streets of Ferndale.
…As the officer was attempting to gain control of the suspect the suspect grabbed the officer by the shirt and then attempted to disarm the officer’s holstered handgun by attempting to pull the handgun from the officer’s holster. The officer’s belt and holster were turned 90 degrees to the front of the officer from the hip area of the officer….
Recent action by Standard and Poors to review the City of Ferndale’s financial position has resulted in their affirming the City’s A+ rating and provided the City with a “stable outlook.” This comes after the recent successful millage vote and at a time when the State has further cut back the statutory revenue sharing and declining property values.
The Ferndale Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Pohjola as Library Director. She will begin her employment on August 1.
…“If it walks, flies and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck,” said Meisner. “In this case, Fannie and Freddie walk, fly and quack like private companies, right down to the multi-million dollar salaries for their CEOs. That means that they are not entitled to exemptions made for government entities.”…
Earlier today, Governor Snyder signed into law House Bill 4325, the School Aid Fund Budget. I’d like to share some thoughts as the budget process for this year closes. Most importantly, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to you and every single person who helped to fight against this budget. I would also like to answer some of the commonly asked questions about the final budget “deal” and offer my thoughts on the question I hear nearly every day: What happens now?
On 06-19-11 at 04:26 a.m. hours a Ferndale Police officer was patrolling the area of the municipal parking lot north of Nine Mile and east of Woodward when he was flagged down by a 55 year old Ferndale resident reporting that he had just been robbed by a man with a gun of his money
The Second Annual SE Michigan Dyke March took place on June 4, 2011. 500 marchers chanted for equality as they moved through Downtown Ferndale and ended at Geary Park for an afternoon of music and memories.
Nearly a dozen DPW employees convened in the SW side of Ferndale this morning after a gigantic tree fell from a yard in the 300 block of Fielding. The tree landed on the vehicle of a neighbor, and blocked the street with a mess of limbs, leaves, and a trunk that needed to be removed in sections.
Together again, local artists Steve Brook and Daniel Cascardo present their expanded custom guitar exhibit at The Rust Belt Market at an opening this Saturday, June 18 from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M.
A seventeen year old Royal Oak Township youth was arrested yesterday after he stole an Ipod from another kid’s backpack in Geary Park. School let out early yesterday, and students were playing in the park at about 1:30 when the thief was seen by a 15 year old girl…
The Motor City Bears are also a happy social circle, with frequent get togethers and even camping trips across the state. Their motto is “fun, fur and friends,” and some of their activities include movie nights, bowling, dinner parties, canoeing, Tiger baseball games, going to the zoo…(read more)
A passionate group of volunteers quickly got together to create events that celebrate Ferndale’s diversity on Pride Weekend, while not conflicting with the larger Detroit event.
Off the bat there were over 20 volunteers, led by…
Tonight the City Council of Berkley is scheduled to vote on a contract with The City of Pleasant Ridge for Fire Protection services if needed to fill a gap in coverage as the cities consider a Public Safety merger along with Huntington Woods.
The week of May 16 is Poppy Week in Ferndale, a proclamation by City Council on May 9, 2011 makes it official….The Annual Memorial Day Parade will start at 10:00am on May 30.