Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President (MML, Sept. 27, 2018) Grand Rapids, Ferndale, Pontiac, MI – Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana was selected as the 2018-19 president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. Piana was named board president by the 18-member board during the Michigan Municipal League’s 2018 Convention that…

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video)

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2018) Pontiac, Lake Orion, Southfield, Ferndale, MI- Groups in four Oakland County communities have taken the “Kiki Challenge” to a new level – harnessing the power of this social media trend to spread messages of positive mental health.…

Anonymous Anti-Gay Mailing Targets Ferndale Businesses

Anonymous Anti-Gay Mailing Targets Ferndale Businesses (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Several business owners received an anonymous letter in the mail over the weekend decrying the community’s prevalence of rainbow flags. “Truth, like vintage postage stamps, is valid despite the passage of time,” the letter began.  “This past June my wife…

Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center Seeks Ferndale Approval

Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center Seeks Ferndale Approval (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Prior to the State of Michigan establishing rules for medical marijuana facilities, CLDD, LLC was one of five businesses that had applied for special land use permits in Ferndale to open a medical marijuana related facility. Work being done…

Drayton Lofts Coming Back to Ferndale Planning Commission with Revised Plans

Drayton Lofts Coming Back to Ferndale Planning Commission with Revised Plans (Crystal A. Proxmire Sept. 18, 2018) Ferndale, MI – A company seeking to convert the former Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church into apartments will go before the Ferndale Planning Commission Wednesday with revisions to their concept in hopes of securing a zoning change. The 2.46…

Ferndale Group Tackles Racism, “Suspicious Person” Calls Only Part of the Problem

Ferndale Group Tackles Racism, “Suspicious Person” Calls Only Part of the Problem (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 16, 2018) Ferndale, MI- The internet is full of stories that have captured the nation’s attention around what happens when black people are singled out because of the color of their skin. Videos like that of BBQ Becky who…

Reporter Food: White Castle’s New Vegetarian Impossible Burger Sliders

Reporter Food: White Castle’s New Vegetarian Impossible Burger Sliders (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 13, 2018) Ferndale, Troy, Pontiac, Southfield, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Farmington Hills, MI – Yesterday White Castle rolled out their newest, and much-anticipated, creation – the Impossible Burger slider.  This plant-based burger has a similar texture and taste to real beef, but…

Ferndalians Can Now Keep Up to Six Backyard Chickens

Ferndalians Can Now Keep Up to Six Backyard Chickens Ferndale, MI- Ferndale City Council voted Monday night to increase the number of chickens permitted by residents from three to six. The item was passed on Monday night’s consent agenda.  Ferndale first approved backyard chickens in 2012, with a limit of three.  The ordinance retains requirements…

Mixed-Use Parking Deck Negotiations Moving Forward in Ferndale

Mixed-Use Parking Deck Negotiations Moving Forward in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 10, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale City Council is expected to vote Monday on entering into a 150-day Exclusive Negotiation Rights Agreement (ENRA) with a developer for the “dot,” a five-level mixed-used structure to be built at Troy and Allen in Downtown Ferndale.…

Video Shows Man Sought by Police After Taping Anti-Semitic Fliers to Church Doors

Video Shows Man Sought by Police After Taping Anti-Semitic Fliers to Church Doors (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 4, 2018) Ferndale, MI- Leaders at Ferndale United Methodist Church were shocked to find anti-Semitic fliers taped to the doors of the church before Sunday morning service. The fliers showed an image of conspiracy-theorist Alex Jones of Info…

Shuttle Running from Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge to Arts, Beats, & Eats

Shuttle Running from Ferndale and Pleasant Ridge to Arts, Beats, & Eats (City of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 31, 2018) Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Royal Oak, MI – Pleasant Ridge has partnered with Ferndale to bring Chariot to our area. Chariot is an app-based Ford Mobility service that will soon operate a fixed-route microtransit service in Pleasant…