A summertime tradition in Ferndale is the giving of Beautification Awards to homes and businesses that been improved. June’s awards were given at the Ferndale City Council Meeting on June 24. Winners are Adam and Carrie Riemerof 395 W. Cambourne, Mark and Emilie Macklenborg of 281 College. The business winner is Autometric Collision of Ferndale at 23222 Woodward.
While the construction takes place, police business will be split between City Hall and the Hazel Park Police Station, which is where detainees will be held. City Hall will also be the temporary home of the court, with cases being held in Council Chambers. Some court staff will also be located in a separate office building up the street.
A new, not-for-profit organization has been formed in Oakland County by Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, and others, to provide educational programs and events supporting protection and preservation of our natural water resources.
Last night’s “Super Moon” got people excited about getting outside and getting some pictures.
Michigan Citizen Planner offers the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, a seven-session course leading to a certificate of completion awarded by MSU Extension. The course is for local appointed and elected officials, zoning administrators and interested citizens.
Oakland County Offers Citizen Planner Course in September (press release, June 24, 2013) The Oakland County Department of Economic Development & Community Affairs, in partnership with the Michigan State University Extension – Oakland, presents the Michigan Citizen Planner Classroom Series in September and October. Michigan Citizen Planner offers the Fundamentals of Planning and Zoning, a…
POW: New Environmental Organization Formed (POW press release, June 24, 2013) A new, not-for-profit organization has been formed in Oakland County by Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, and others, to provide educational programs and events supporting protection and preservation of our natural water resources. The organization is based in Waterford, and is applying for 501(c)(3)…
A new bill allows cities more flexibility in regulating hours of fireworks, and Ferndale council members are ready to make some changes to the local ordinance.
In response to legislation that was signed on June 19, City Attorney Christ drafted an Ordinance
The ARTWN event (“Art Town”) raised money to help the DDA purchase at least two sculptures from the public art exhibit that was temporarily installed around town last year. The decorated parking meters were auctioned off, with some fetching several hundred dollars.
The U.S. Supreme Court could rule any day on the two cases that affect the LGBT community, and community centers across Michigan are in the process of figuring out how to serve as gathering places for people affected by the decisions. A national movement, called Day of Decision 2013, is working to organize places for people to gather whether the outcome requires celebrating, protesting, or simply understanding what the decision means.
Wider I-75 in the Works and other SEMCOG Plans Approved (C. Proxmire, June 21, 2013) Despite resolutions against it by the cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park and Detroit, The Southeastern Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG) voted this week to approve their 2040 Regional Transit Plan that includes the widening of I-75. According to the plan,…
Despite resolutions against it by the cities of Ferndale, Hazel Park and Detroit, The Southeastern Michigan Council of Government (SEMCOG) voted this week to approve their 2040 Regional Transit Plan that includes the widening of I-75.
The Ferndale 115 has overcome many challenges facing online news sites, including how best to gather news online, how to have a format that is easy for readers to use, how to connect with groups and share stories, and how to balance social media with the need for being a destination site.
The next two concerns are funding and growth.
In classic Valentine fashion, the front label of the Woodward Whiskey is striking – a red background with silver graphics resembling the grill of a classic car – complete with a small Belle icon. The back label shares Woodward’s philosophy…
More than 500 Federal crimes have been placed on the books every decade! And the penalties for crimes have multiplied in tandem with their number. So crime has increased. And the stakes have increased as well. The main driver of crime now, and of criminal violence now as before, is prohibition…
The Summer Concert Series at the Ferndale Public Library has begun, with a performance by Soul Explosion Tuesday night. The jazz group played to a packed community center room, reminding everyone that FPL is not your typical “quiet” library.
Upon arrival, officers located a 70 year old female resident of the city of Ferndale laying in the left lane of north bound Woodward Avenue. She was unresponsive and officers began first aide on the injured victim. Ferndale Fire Rescue responded and transported the victim to William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak where she was pronounced dead.
NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, June 19 6:30-9 p.m. “Overcoming the Enrollment Challenge” Coolidge Intermediate School
The Dales Neighborhood Group is hosting a neighborhood wide yard sale June 15-16, with homes throughout the area participating. The neighborhood stretches from Woodward to Livernois, 8 Mile to Marshall.
he driver of the striking pick-up truck ran from the scene on foot. The pick-up hit an Olds Alero which it forced off of the street into the front yard of a residence. The pick-up rolled onto its side and landed in the same front yard at the corner of Emwill / Beaufield.