T’ai Chi Classes In Ferndale Library’s Courtyard…

T’ai Chi Classes In Ferndale Library’s Courtyard on Thursdays Through July (FPL Press Release, June 29, 2014) Courtyard T’ai Chi at Ferndale Public Library with Grandmaster Johnny Dayonot Thursdays (July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31) 6:00 PM Ferndale Public Library Courtyard 222 E. Nine Mile Road, Ferndale MI 248-546-2504 Free Age group: Adults Facebook Event:…

Ferndale Celebrates Courthouse and Police Station… (video)

Ferndale Celebrates Courthouse and Police Station Renovations (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 27, 2014) Wielding the big pair of ceremonial scissors and a grin, Judge Joseph Longo took center stage Thursday evening for a ribbon-cutting over a dozen years in the making. The Ferndale courthouse and police station remodeling projects were finally complete. The $2.4…

Ferndalians Contemplate Signing on to Compassionate Cities

Ferndalians Contemplate Signing on to Compassionate Cities (Jacki Smith, June 25, 2014) On June 24th Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter hosted an informative discussion about the International Compassionate Cities Initiative and how Ferndale can become a part of this grass roots movement that is connecting cities and groups all over the world. Mayor Coulter invited Jim…

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays…

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays…

27th District State Rep. Candidates… in their First Forum (video)

27th District State Rep. Candidates Face off in their First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2014)   Candidates for the 27th State House Seat faced off in their first forum on Wednesday night, thanks to the League of Women Voters.  The District covers Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge…

Ferndale’s Best Bartenders Rock the Art of the Cocktail

Ferndale’s Best Bartenders Rock the Art of the Cocktail (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 20, 2014) Thursday night’s Art of the Cocktail event featured two things Ferndale is known for: bartenders and public art. The ARTWN fundraiser featured bartenders from several establishments competing to see who could create the most delicious drink. The event also gave…

Protesters Claim Racism in Ferndale Housing Commission Dispute

Protesters Claim Racism in Ferndale Housing Commission Dispute (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2014) A dispute over a federal housing voucher policy had protesters marching in front of the Withington Apartments on Wednesday evening, claiming racial discrimination against the Ferndale Housing Commission. The Ferndale Housing Commission is headquartered in Ferndale, although the Section 8 program…

Ferndale Man Suffers Broken Jaw from Attack on Woodward Ave.

Ferndale Man Suffers Broken Jaw from Attack on Woodward Ave. (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 17, 2014) UPDATE:  A fund has been created to help the victim with his expenses.  Learn more at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/eddie-ewing-victim-of-the-knockout-game/192461. A 54-year-old man is hospitalized with a broken jaw and a face laceration after being attacked by two men while walking along…

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video)

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  June 17, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield…

Cashier Arrested for Embezzlement at Western Market in Ferndale

Cashier Arrested for Embezzlement at Western Market in Ferndale (Ferndale Police, June 16, 2014) On June 10, 2014, Ferndale Police arrested Tracy WINDHAM for embezzlement. Officers were called to Western Market after owners noticed unusual money transactions in their records. Investigation showed that Windham had been regularly stealing money from cash registers since December of…

Ferndale Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society

Ferndale Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 16, 2014) This weekend was the annual Relay for Life event at Ferndale High School.  The event honors cancer survivors, celebrates caretakers, gives hope to those fighting the disease, and remembers lives that have been lost.  Community members raise money for…