Ferndale

Spontaneous Combustion May Have Caused Van Fire in Ferndale

April 19th 2014

Spontaneous Combustion May Have Caused Van Fire in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 19, 2014) At about 8pm Friday night, a van caught fire in back of a house on W. Marshall Street near Farmdale. According to neighbor Michael Pierce, “It was started by polyurethane dust in a piece of work equipment that spontaneously combusted. […]

Reality Store Teaches FHS Students about Life Expenses

April 17th 2014

Reality Store Teaches FHS Students about Life Expenses (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2014)   Shock, awe and gratitude were among the responses by 11th graders at Ferndale High School as they tried to figure out a household budget at the school’s “Reality Store” on Thursday. The teens picked out a career and a roll […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics

April 17th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 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 redevelopment consultant, added […]

Talented Kids of Coolidge Prepare for April 26 Show

April 16th 2014

Talented Kids of Coolidge Prepare for April 26 Show (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 16, 2014) Sixth graders from Coolidge will be able to go to kids’ camp this year thanks to an upcoming talent show put on by the students of the school.  The Coolidge Talent Show takes place April 26 at Ferndale High School […]

Sneak Peak of M-Brew in Ferndale

April 15th 2014

Sneak Peak of M-Brew in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 15, 2014) The transformation of the old VFW Hall in Ferndale is nearly complete, and if all goes well the doors to Dino’s Lounge founder Dean Bach’s newest creation will be open by June. The ski lodge-like theme resonates with the simple pine walls, reclaimed […]

Ferndale Public Library Round Up: Best in Books and More

April 15th 2014

Ferndale Public Library Round Up: Best in Books and More (Jeff Milo, FPL Circulation Specialist, April 15, 2014) Newness surrounds me, daily. Working at the library means I’m privy to the latest and the greatest in books, movies and music, fresh titles shelved for circulation for any card-holder keen enough to stop in and check-out. […]

ACLU Sues Michigan to Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

April 14th 2014

ACLU Sues Michigan to Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples (ACLU Press Release, April 14, 2014) The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit today to guarantee that the marriages of 300 same-sex couples performed in Michigan last month are recognized by the state. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight same-sex couples […]

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search Underway

April 13th 2014

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search Underway (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 10, 2014) Who will be the next Superintendent of Ferndale Schools? This question is the focus of the Ferndale School Board as they embark on their search for their next top administrator.  After 14 years of service, Superintendent Gary Meier announced his retirement in May.  He’ll […]

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video)

April 12th 2014

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 12, 2014) A dozen days before the filing deadline, three Democratic candidates for the State Senate 11th District came before the Oak Park-Huntington Woods Democratic Club for their first forum. Current State Senator Vince Gregory of Southfield is being challenged […]

William Riley Teaches Seniors to Avoid Crime (video)

April 11th 2014

William Riley Teaches Seniors to Avoid Crime (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 11, 2014) “If you understand how crime works, once it starts it’s too late,” warned Wayne County Sheriff Deputy William Riley as he spoke to the Ferndale Seniors group on Wednesday.  Riley visited the group to share tips for being safe and avoiding […]