Ferndale to Vote on Medical Marijuana Facility Permit

Ferndale to Vote on Medical Marijuana Facility Permit (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 26, 2014)   Ferndale City Council is expected to vote Monday on a Special Land Use permit for Meridian Wellness Center, a medical marijuana clinic designed to “provide a safe location or Meridian Wellness members to meet with their state-approved patients and to…

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23 (Affirmations Press Release, July 26, 2014) Affirmations, Michigan’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people (LGBT) and their allies, are biking from Detroit to Ann Arbor on Saturday, August 23, beginning at 10am, to educate and encourage others to take action in…

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23 (Affirmations Press Release, July 26, 2014) Affirmations, Michigan’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people (LGBT) and their allies, are biking from Detroit to Ann Arbor on Saturday, August 23, beginning at 10am, to educate and encourage others to take action in…

Ferndale and Hazel Park to Get New DTE Substation

Ferndale and Hazel Park to Get New DTE Substation (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 24, 2014)   In Ferndale when it gets hot or starts storming, people know that it’s time to plug in their phones and have their flashlights handy “just in case.” Aging electrical infrastructure, increased demand from electronics and air conditioners, the plentiful…

Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge Get Pot Petitions Turned In

Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge Get Pot Petitions Turned In (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2014) The push for city-by-city marijuana decriminalization continues as petitions were turned in Tuesday for Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge, to put the issue on the Nov. 4 ballot. Berkley will also have a vote on the matter in November.…

Friends Open Up Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale (video)

Friends Open Up Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2014) After working together for 12 years in the mortgage underwriting business, Jason Irvine and Craig Southerland were hungry for something more fun. While they were grateful for their work at JP Morgan Chase, there were some days where the best…

Jason Dutra: Ferndale Recreation Volunteer Coach of the Year

Jason Dutra: Ferndale Recreation Volunteer Coach of the Year (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 22, 2014) Jason Dutra loves coaching baseball and the passion he has for mentoring kids and sharing the love of the game has led him to earn Ferndale Recreation’s 2014 Youth Baseball Volunteer Coach of the Year. Dutra started coaching in Ferndale…

Homes and a Business Get Ferndale Beautification Awards

Homes and a Business Get Ferndale Beautification Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 16, 2014) The Ferndale Beautification Commission recognized four homes and one business for their June Beautification Awards, with property owners getting a lawn sign and recognition before City Council. M-Brew, the new “up north” style beer and pizza joint opening today, earned the…

Homes and a Business Get Ferndale Beautification Awards

Homes and a Business Get Ferndale Beautification Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 16, 2014) The Ferndale Beautification Commission recognized four homes and one business for their June Beautification Awards, with property owners getting a lawn sign and recognition before City Council. M-Brew, the new “up north” style beer and pizza joint opening today, earned the…

38 Businesses Share 3-60 Project Concerns, Public Mtg. July 16

38 Businesses Share 3-60 Project Concerns, Public Mtg. July 16 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 12, 2014) The initial plans for construction of mixed use buildings in two city-owned parking lots has brought together 38  businesses who signed a letter expressing their concerns over the  project in Downtown Ferndale, and the City is responding. Developers of…