Because raw materials have scarcity, there is value to items that are recyclable. Manufacturers need plastic, metal, glass and paper, so SOCRRA is able to collect these items and sell them. Currently for every ton of recyclables collected, cities in the program get $37.50. If more people recycled, it could earn the City up to $50,000, according to SOCRRA estimates.
Each year The Veteran’s Memorial Association hosts a Veteran’s Day Observance at Memorial Park on Livernois. The service recognizes those who have served in the armed forces. The memorial bell is rung at 11am, a prayer said along with the Pledge of Allegiance, and speeches and poems read in honor of those who served.
Ferndale High School’s Student Enterprise Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, beginning next week. The performances will take place at Ferndale High School, 881 Pinecrest, and will be performed by two casts – the Gold cast and Blue cast. This murder-mystery show features a small cast, who-done-it plot, and will be fun for the whole family.
Ferndale Police rushed to the intersection of 9 Mile and Woodward with three police cars to block other traffic and to lay the spike strip, which punctured the fleeing pickup truck’s four tires.
The election results are in for Ferndale City Council and Library Board. Incumbent Dave Coulter won the Mayor’s race with 84.17% of the vote. Dan Martin had the most votes for City Council, with incumbent Mike Lennon receiving the next most. Both of them will serve on Ferndale City Council. Ray Willis, who ran for Mayor, was not elected. Nor was Sherry Wells, who ran for City Council.
The USPS announced that a meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 at 6pm to discuss the closing of the Post Office in Ferndale. The closure will affect approximately 725 PO Box customers, as well as others who use the location for mailing and stamp purchases.
Today the residents of Ferndale will have the opportunity to vote for who will represent them on City Council, including who will serve as Mayor. Current Mayor Dave Coulter is running against Raymond Willis for the Mayor’s seat. Dan Martin and Sherry Wells are facing Michael Lennon, the incumbent. The three of them are running for two open seats on City Council.
There are also several uncontested Library Board seats on the ballot. For Library Board’s full six year terms, the public can vote for two and there are two men running – James O’Donnell and John Sterritt. For Library Board Director Tiffani Gagne is running unopposed. And for a partial term Library Board Director there are two seats open and the public gets two votes. Judeen Bartos and Monique Herzig are the candidates.
“Get Your Note Where You Vote! is just part of the communications plan,” said McGrath. “We encourage our residents to review our website for great information. Talk to your neighbors. If they don’t have access to a computer, offer the information you have found or encourage them to go to the Library to use a computer. Preparing for and communicating during an emergency relies on the entire Community, we can’t do it ourselves.”
Golden Eagle Marching Band Earns 2011 Flight III State Championship (11/6/2011) The Ferndale Golden Eagles Marching Band earned Flight III State Championship status on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011. The Eagles have soared under the direction of Band Director Elon Jamison. Jamison recently gave an interview to Eddie Carden of Half Time Magazine, which talks about…
After their “Dan Martin for City Council” sign was stolen for the fifth time from their front lawn, a Ferndale couple decided to catch the thieves in the act and teach them a lesson.
A 44 year old Ferndale man was severely beaten and robbed in his home after bringing a stranger home from the bar earlier this week.
The Ferndale First Government Watchdog Group has invited candidates to attend a town hall style forum, moderated by the group’s organizer Sean House. The meeting will be Saturday, November 5, 2011 at “high noon,” says the email promoting the forum.
Occupy Ferndale soon followed, with a three-hour long peaceful demonstration at the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward. Occupiers filled every corner, with estimates of 100-150 at the peak time. The show of solidarity was organized by County Commissioner Craig Covey, who listed some of the Occupy Wall Street Movement’s frustrations with the current economic situation.
Dino’s Restaurant & Lounge, located at 22740 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale, Michigan, will park their catering truck in front of the restaurant in attempt to fill it with new or gently used coats sized (boys and girls) small-XXL, to replace 500 coats that were destroyed when water came through a damaged roof and settled on this year’s supply of coats that were slated to be given to children who are housed at Oakland County Children’s Village shelter “Mandy’s Place.”
To hear what candidates had to say, see the video below which was filmed for CFF by Keith Dalton.
Voters will be asked to choose from three candidates for two open seats.
Citizens for Fair Ferndale hosted a forum on Oct. 23, 2011 for the upcoming Nov. 8 elections. Current Mayor Dave Coulter and Ray Willis are running for the Mayor position.
Occupy Detroit followed on October 14, conceived at the first General Assembly at Spirit of Hope Church on Trumbull on October 10. The first event was attended by approximately a thousand people, workers and students and community from this city of industry, where once powerful factories controlled the pulse of the city but now the people are wrapped in poverty.
Residents in the neighborhood of the Marie Tot Park, on Kensington between 8 Mile and Fielding, can rest assured that the death in the park on October 23, 2011 was not the work of a violent criminal, but the result of a suicide.
Ferndale merchants are preparing for the Halloween season, with traditional spooky-themed costumes, decorations, candies and foods in preparation for Halloween, Day of the Dead, and the changing of the seasons in general.