Carl Weiler wore his Superman shirt on July 26 when he and Jim Whipple came to City Hall to witness the obligatory public test of election equipment. The test takes place in the weeks before every election so the public can see that the equipment works. It gives them a chance to see the safeguards that are in place to prevent problems, such as a malfunction or tampering, before election day.
For all Michiganders who are Hungry 4 Equality, now is the time to sit down and shut your mouth. To food at least.
For the 100 days leading up to Election Day Nov. 6, Affirmations Community Center will be ground zero for a statewide hunger protest.
The idea that cities make money off writing tickets is the biggest misconception Judge Joseph Longo has to face in his work at the 43rd District Court.
“People come in with this attitude like they shouldn’t have to pay because it’s some kind of conspiracy, like the City is just doing this to make money. That’s not the case.
23233 Woodward has a new, but temporary, tenant. The building is the Oakland County Headquarters for the Art is for Everyone Campaign, whose goal is to encourage support of the Aug. 7th ballot proposal to provide taxpayer support for the Detroit Institute of Arts. The millage will cost the owner of a $150,000 home about $15 a year, and the money will be used to operate the museum and its programming.
The community is in mourning as news spreads that Donald Gattes, a longtime member of the Department of Public Works, passed away on Sunday in a medical crisis that Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan says was most likely a heart attack.
Since 1931 the Ferndale Garden Club has been connecting people through the love of horticulture. The long-standing group met on July 28 for a membership drive meet and greet, and they will be busy again on August 4 as they host their annual Plant Exchange.
“In spite of my efforts and those of my team, few too many people in metro Detroit understand the challenges facing AIDS-service organizations such as MAC, HELP, CHAG, APM and others. As I depart, I hope the folks reading this article will consider making a donation to any of these charities so that prevention work can continue and more young people especially, can be educated.
Ferndale Downtown Development Authority Communications Manager Chris Hughes did a half-hour long interview about the ARTWN project for the regional public television show Art Design, hosted by artist and curator John Sauvé.
Sudol, who moved to Ferndale from Clinton Township two years ago, always knew that she wanted to help people and feel good about her work. She went to Western Michigan University for pre-med, but an Alternative Spring Break in Colorado sent her on a slightly different course.
You can sit inside, in a spacious tropical blue and green room with sunshine-colored accents and whitewashed beach-furniture tables. Or relax outside under spring green umbrellas in the sidewalk-seating area in front of the store. Either way there is a generous view of W. 9 Mile, with Java Hutt and the Library Bookstore across the street.
According to Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority, Ferndale’s rate of recycling increased to 9.03% from last years’ 8.55%. Huntington Woods residents had the highest rate, with 21.87%.
Residents of some Oakland County communities, including Ferndale and Hazel Park, will be able to vote on the Oakland County Public Transportation Millage Renewal on Aug. 7, 2012.
“My inspiration for the video is what the face of a young person’s mind might look like—putting together images, music and colors that come to mind when I think of the embodiment of a young, starry-eyed mind with dreams for the future,” said Ferndale High School graduate
“The Ferndale Fur Trading Company was started because the citizens began expressing a need for a rescue group in town,” Johns said. We saw an opportunity to bring these folks together in a citywide effort to help pets find homes and to help citizens find pets!
The millage vote takes place on August 7, 2012.
The millage would provide $23 million per year: $10 million in Oakland, $8 million in Wayne and $5 million in Macomb.
In 2009 the DIA reduced its workforce by nearly 20% (more than 60 full and part time positions), and reduced its total operating budget by $9 million
The negative reaction to the series led her to create her own as a way to dispel the myths about her fandom. “I do not eat pizza every day,” she says in her introductory video to Cowabunga Corner. …And while her collection and videos may attract some haters, Ivey is past the point of caring what anybody else thinks, recognizing the power of fictional characters to inspire and bring people together.
Over 50 residents have stepped forward to join the team, which is just two more lessons away from the first round of certifications.
On July 21 fourteen of them met at the fire station on Livernois to learn about disaster psychology.
Councilperson Melanie Piana, who is the council liaison to the Planning Commission, was the only “no” vote, arguing that current zoning is sufficient and pointing out the irony of In-Flight, a similar store located in Oak Park, being about 200 feet from a Ferndale church already. In-Flight and Apostolic Faith Tabernacle have peacefully co-existed since In-Flight opened in 2005.
The Ferndale Seniors have made their mark at the Kulick Community Center, the beloved place where many of their meetings and events are held. Earlier this month the group of active older citizens decided to bring the center into the 21st century with a digital welcome sign.
Local artists and photographers seeking to make fresh connections with the community in vibrant, lively spaces will have the opportunity to exhibit at the Ferndale Public Library in its first group exhibition this coming September. The Ferndale Public Library Arts and Exhibitions Committee is seeking artists…