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Rev. Lynch comes out of retirement to shepherd MCCD

February 2nd 2012

The Metropolitan Community Church of Detroit is ready to move forward with the appointment of Interim Pastor Rev. Jim Lynch. The 63 year-old Lynch has served as interim pastor for other congregations and has worked in Michigan, Florida and Illinois to make sure that MCC churches have strong transitional leadership.

Six Steps to Fabulous

February 1st 2012

Tabatha Morris of Hazel Park left with a smile on her freshly-glossed lips. “I’ve never walked away from a makeup session feeling like this,” she said, referring to the positive glow she got from being the model at the Ferndale Career Center’s “Six Steps to Fabulous” class held on Jan. 20, 2012.

It’s Taste of Ferndale Time – Feb 21

February 1st 2012

Whether you want to support local charities, or enjoy some good food, Taste of Ferndale is a good choice according to Pawlica. “Ferndale is just as diverse in our food choices as we are in the people who live and work in the city. This event allows people to discover restaurants they may have never heard of before and be reintroduced to some favorites they may not have visited in a while.”

Council Gets Sworn In, Appointments Get Made

February 1st 2012

The Jan. 9, 2012 Ferndale City Council meeting was packed with those wanting to see their elected officials get sworn in from their victories in November. Mayor Dave Coulter, who had been appointed by City Council for a partial first term when former Mayor Craig Covey was elected to County Commissioner, had his second swearing in by The Honorable Judge Joseph Longo.

Community Wide Read for March 2012

February 1st 2012

After months of deliberating, Project Coordinator Darlene Hellenberg has finally settled on the gripping tale of a missing boy told through the eyes of his teenage sister. “I wanted a book with a strong female lead,” says Hellenberg. “Lydia is definitely a compelling character. The fact that the story is set in Michigan is an added bonus.”

Clothing Swap to Benefit John F Kennedy Elementary School’s PTA

February 1st 2012

Guests bring currently fashionable, slightly used ladies clothing, accessories, shoes, purses, jewelry, belts (no undergarments please) to The Loving Touch on Saturday, Feb 4th.

Free Dental Day for Kids Feb 11th

February 1st 2012

Royal Oak Family Dentistry is hosting a Give Kids a Smile event on Feb. 11, 2012 in partnership with the American dental Association. Youngsters aged 3-17 can have their teeth checked up, cleaned and possibly some restorative work at no cost.

Faith Initiative Launches to a Full House at Affirmations

February 1st 2012

“If I don’t stand up for my God-given right, by any means necessary, then I can’t expect someone else to stand up for me,” Darlene Franklin said to the packed community room at Affirmations community center. “You need gay people to stand up in their own churches and say ‘no more.’”

Charity of Choice: Ferndale Soup

February 1st 2012

This month’s Charity is Ferndale Soup. The premise of Ferndale Soup is simple. On the third Sunday of each month, a bunch of people get together and each pay $5 to enjoy some soup (and other delicious food) and listen to presentations about projects that people would like to start. Then they vote on which project gets to take home the funding.

Police Arrest Suspects in Taft School Shooting

February 1st 2012

One of the two has been released pending further investigation. Another remains in custody and is suspected of being the gunman in the incident.