Ferndale

An Immersive Voyage into Wonderland, Alice Comes to Ferndale Oct. 10-25

August 27th 2014

An Immersive Voyage into Wonderland, “Alice” Comes to Ferndale Oct. 10-25 (Press Release, Aug.27, 2014) In October, Detroit-based nerve, a performance organization that stages  immersive, audience participatory shows in non-traditional spaces, will bring Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice” to Ferndale, Mich. In Detroit, nerve has pioneered immersive events in the popular vein of “Sleep No More” and […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

August 26th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 26, 2014) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting  (gerrymandering)  process more sophisticated.  This has allowed the […]

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash

August 26th 2014

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014) UPDATE:  Recycling is expected to resume for all communities Sept. 8. It may seem like thing are returning to normal as the trash generated from recent flooding gets collected from the curbs, but the struggle for cities continues. SOCRRA (South […]

Ferndale to Offer 60 Day Fee Relief Program for Flood Victims

August 26th 2014

Ferndale to Offer 60 Day Fee Relief Program for Flood Victims (City of Ferndale Press Release, Aug. 26, 2014) On Monday night, City Council approved of a 60 day fee relief program for victims of the August 11th flood that dumped more than 6 inches of rain on the city in under 2 hours.  This program […]

Buyouts to Bring New Faces, Financial Savings, to Ferndale PD

August 25th 2014

Buyouts to Bring New Faces, and Financial Savings, to Ferndale Police Dept. (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014)   In a move expected to save the City up to $250,000 to $300,000 over the course of the next 5 years, Ferndale City Council approved voluntary buy out agreements for sworn officers in the Ferndale Police […]

DIY and Funky Ferndale Art Fair Sept. 12-14

August 25th 2014

DIY and Funky Ferndale Art Fair Sept. 12-14 (compiled, Aug. 25, 2014) Twice as funky as the average fine art fair, the Funky Ferndale Art Fair is the place to buy art that does not just sit on your wall. Come join us and find the perfect conversation starter artwork for your home or office. […]

Ferndale Library Art Exhibit Reception Celebrating Animals Aug. 28

August 24th 2014

Ferndale Library Art Exhibit Reception Celebrating Animals Aug. 28 (FPL Press Release, Aug. 24, 2014) Works from local artists celebrating various forms of fauna or animal-themed imagery including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints and sculpture. On display Aug 25 – Oct 11 (Community Room / Vestibule / Corridor). There will be an Artists’ Reception held at […]

Learn to Meditate at Ferndale Library – Free Class August 27

August 22nd 2014

Learn to Meditate at Ferndale Library – Free Class August 27 (FPL Press Release, Aug. 22, 2014) Let go of your stress at the Ferndale Public Library’s free meditation class on Aug. 27. Isha Foundation, an international non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating human potential, brings a simple, yet powerful 15-minute practice to the library for […]

Arguments Heard in Same-Sex Marriage Case

August 22nd 2014

Arguments Heard in Same-Sex Marriage Case (ACLU Press Release, Aug. 22, 2014) A federal judge in Detroit heard arguments Thursday in the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan lawsuit challenging Michigan’s refusal to recognize the legal marriages of 300 same-sex couples who were wed in March after a federal judge struck down the state’s ban […]

More Resources for After the Flood

August 22nd 2014

More Resources for After the Flood (Cheryl Weiss , Aug. 22, 2014) I’m going to list what I found out at the Southfield multi agency resource center here, in no particular order. Please share with your friends and neighbors. If you need furnace repair and/or your hot water heater repaired/replaced from the flood, the Michigan […]