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Houseplants that can Improve Your Health

March 1st 2011

When it comes to air quality, many homes and buildings today are built all wrong from the ground up. Builders start with man-made construction materials and then add synthetic flooring, laminated counter-tops, and wallpaper coated with plastic, not to mention the chemical adhesives that hold it all together. These materials “off-gas” pollutants into the air…

Police looking for green car used in attack

March 1st 2011

On 02/28/11 at about 4:20 p.m. Ferndale Police responded to a report of a man intentionally struck by a car in the area of Martin and Chestnut. The 21 year old victim said he was walking northbound on Martin near Chestnut when he observed an older (early 1990’s) model, green, Mercury Cougar driving s.b. on Martin. The victim was stepping from the street onto the curb when the Cougar headed toward him.

Ferndalers to Meet Up in Florida – March 13

February 26th 2011

Now there is one in the works for March 13, 2011 to take place at the Bradenton, Florida Coquina Beach Gulfside North Pavilion from 10am to 7pm.

Woman Shares Wake Up Call…

February 26th 2011

When Angela Counts went to the emergency room with chest pain last May, she was 35 years old with no medical insurance. Although she said she “knew” something serious wrong, getting doctors to take her seriously was just the first of many uphill battles for the young mother of three.

Citizen Receives $2,000 for Testimony

February 26th 2011

Earlier this week, Fire Marshal Brian Batten presented Ferndale resident Terry Bowlus an award of $2,000 from the Michigan Arson Prevention Committee for his testimony that led to the conviction of an arsonist.

Ferndale business treats kids with leukemia right

February 26th 2011

Scott Moloney, owner of Treat Dreams in Ferndale, and the Childrens Leukemia Foundation of Michigan have put together a fabulous program that started a few weeks ago and runs through this weekend: Treat Dreams is selling cupcakes and flavors of ice cream created by two young patients, donating $1.00 from each sale to CLF.

Recall Petitions Filed

February 25th 2011

Ferndale Resident Robert Sinclair has filed a recall petitions against four members of City Council, for what he says is “financial mismanagement.” The petitions said only that, and gave no further details or explanations.

FAB Hosts Music O’ the Green, Feb 24

February 23rd 2011

On Thursday, February 24, 2011, guests will enjoy a taste of Ireland with performances by dance groups The Leim Irish Dancers (Ferndale High School Alumni) and The Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, and musical groups Bill Grogan’s Goat and Seacht.

95 More Efficient Ferndale Homes

February 23rd 2011

A pilot energy savings program has wrapped up in a Ferndale test neighborhood, with 20% of the eligible homeowners taking advantage of grant-funded home upgrades. Homes located W. 9 Mile Road to Pearson and Pinecrest to Allen were eligible to participate.

VIEW: State Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton Says Budget Cuts Hurt

February 23rd 2011

Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder met with both chambers of the Michigan Legislature to announce massive cuts to our cities, schools and our most vulnerable citizens. I am against this budget proposal — which would give more than $1 billion in tax credits to the business community while unfairly cutting benefits to our seniors — because it unfairly imposes the burden on those that need our help the most: children, seniors and the working poor.