CFF Update

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Hazel Park Pub Crawl Planned for Aug 26

The spirit of Ferndale is moving eastward as organizers come together for the first Annual Hazel Park Pub Crawl. The event, scheduled for August 26, 2011, will take participants on a drinking tour of the city. The Hazel Park Pub Crawl will raise money for the Hazel Park Promise Zone, an initiative that hopes to provide every eligible Hazel Park student with money to go to college.

Power Outage Update

Half of the City remains without power as DTE works to repair the overworked, aging electrical system. Attempts to do shift electricity from some neighborhoods to others in two-hour stints have been causing transformers to blow. The DTE Website now says: “Based on crew availability, the number of customers out and current weather conditions, we anticipate that your power should be restored between Fri Jul 22 2011 09:30 PM , and Fri Jul 22 2011 11:30 PM. “

City seeks CERT volunteers to help in emergencies

The Ferndale Fire Department is working on putting together a CERT Team to help in the event of natural disasters, downed power lines, and other emergency situations. The Citizens Emergency Response Team can also be used in other situations to help with injuries, searches, having a presence at events in case help is needed, and possibly training other residents about safety and emergency preparedness.

Power Outage Could Last Until Thursday Night

Power is out for over 5,000 area residents as heat and over-use has overloaded the electrical grid in the area. Outages have been reported in patches throughtout Metro Detroit, with areas along Woodward Ave. being most affected in our city. According to the DTE Website: “Based on crew availability, the number of customers out and current weather conditions, we anticipate that your power should be restored between Thu Jul 21 2011 09:30 PM , and Thu Jul 21 2011 11:30 PM. ”

Go to Kulick to Keep Cool

The City of Fendale has declared the Kulick Community Center at 1201 Livernois as a “Cooling Center.”

When a “Heat Advisory” or “Action Ozone Day” has been declared, Ferndale residents may come to the Community Center to cool off.

The Cooling Center hours will be Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Participants will have access to specific rooms at the Center. Tables and chairs, board games and TV will be available for use. Lunch is served from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. for $3 for individuals 55 years and older. All others are $6.