Ferndale High School’s new Principal Lisa Williams knows the value of a good education. She grew up in an inner city home with four siblings and limited resources, attending Detroit Public Schools and getting pregnant at age 18.
Citizens for Fair Ferndale has received funding to sponsor The Civility Project – a community wide conversation to consider how to best create and promote our own culture of civility. The goal is to strengthen the capacity of our community to engage in fair, honest, inclusive, and constructive conversations.
Ferndale keeps its streets clean and its sidewalks straight by having money in the annual budget to keep up equipment and sidewalk inspections. Both have come up at a recent City Council meeting.
Snyder did sign into law 11 other bills, including those that establish more stringent requirements before a political party will be recognized in Michigan, and requirements that Independent committees must file quarterly spending reports with the State. Other bills require all ballot or petition language must be submitted to the Secretary of State prior to circulation.
I am an ally for humanity. I use my art as a vehicle to engage people in the art making process, inspire creativity and bring awareness to their cause. In addition to the Affirmations Spring Bash, I was involved with
On June 14, 2012 Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson vetoed Board of Commissioners Miscellaneous Resolution 12149. The board resolution supported the Detroit International Bridge Company’s drive for a statewide referendum that would require voter approval of a new bridge or tunnel to Canada. Patterson, who rarely wields his veto pen, said…
“Women’s voices need to be at the table, the kitchen, political, government, and negotiating table.
“We bring a different voice to the debate and one that should be heard and considered.
“As women leaders we need to…
On June 25, 2012, a minivan occupied by Ferndale Police Officer John Cleveland, his wife Jodie, and their three children, Katie, Gavin and Olivia, was struck by a drunk driver. Tragically, Olivia did not survive the accident. She was only 3 years old.
The grant helps secure an additional, matched $100,000 donation from Sutar Sutarek Foundation to ensure college scholarships and college readiness for every high school graduate from Hazel Park High School.
“A text message appears on your phone, claiming to be from a local court and telling you that a warrant has been issued for your arrest. But the so – called “court” offers you a way out: you can quash the warrant by calling the number provided and paying $500 by credit card.
The State of Michigan has opened up leases for land to be used for gas and mineral rights, including areas in North Oakland County. The leases do not permit above-ground development, but leaseholders could access gas through sideways drilling or fracking. Oakland County Commissioners Craig Covey, D-Ferndale, and Jim Nash, D-Farmington Hills, have been pushing for the Commission to request a temporary moratorium on fracking in Oakland County until more research can be done on the effects.
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“ARTWN is meant to really highlight and showcase the creative culture of downtown Ferndale,” said DDA Director Cristina Sheppard-Decius. “What we’re doing is installing more public art for everyone to enjoy as well as then bringing attention to our businesses and what they are doing
The owner of the computer received a phone call from a man who offered to sell the victim back his computer. This man made arrangements to meet the victim in a parking lot. The victim notified the police and an officer posed as the victim to meet the suspect
Sometimes big spirit comes in small packages. Even before the accident Zeus, a handsome blockhead chocolate lab, was a passionate and loyal dog who would compete in Ultimate Air Dog events. But when the wheels of a freighter train severed his right front leg, the Heideman family had no idea what would become of the family jumping champion.
A 29-year-old Ferndale serviceman died while in service in Afghanistan on Tuesday. Staff Sgt. Matthew Leach was serving in the US Army Reserves when he was found dead by fellow soldiers. He is survived by a young wife and newborn son, whose names are being withheld until further details are released by the Army and until the family is ready to share.
Every year the Ferndale Beautification Commission presents awards to residents and businesses that make improvements to their properties. The awards encourage creativity and pride in the community.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) has named participating communities for the next round of Inside|Out, which brings high-quality reproductions of masterpieces from the DIA’s collection to the streets and parks of metro Detroit. The reproductions for this round will be on view from July 3 to Sept. 30. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is sponsoring the program for 2012 and 2013. Ferndale has six pieces up around Downtown, which is also a perfect tie-in to the on-going ARTWN theme.
The Mayor’s Business Council, first announced by Mayor David Coulter in his 2012 State of the City Address as part of his mission to make Ferndale “the easiest, friendliest city to open or expand a business in Oakland County,” will be led by Mayor Coulter and…
The giant boom of fireworks could be followed by the “whoop whoop” of police sirens (or worse fire engines) if residents don’t pay attention to the rules.