Baker’s last City Council meeting was Dec. 19, 2011. In her four years on City Council, Baker was involved in many aspects of the Ferndale life and politics
The Ferndale Area Chamber hosted it’s annual Bowling Night Out on Dec. 15, 2011 at Luxury Lanes in Ferndale. Dozens of local businesspeople gathered to share in the fun. The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce hosts many events and offers services to help small business owners and managers connect.
Last weekend he journeyed around his neighborhood to appreciate the holiday lights. “Most are from the west side of Woodward from Fielding in the south to Woodland in the north and Pinecrest in the West. A few are on the east side of Woodward but not many,” Baron said.
“Whether it’s acting, dancing or public speaking, it’s all an exercise in risk taking, and in being able to be open and present in the moment of the performance,” Tann said to the class of eight. Attendees were ladies of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds and variation in experience. Each one left with more confidence and personalized suggestions for improving the way they move and share their bodies in the space that they are in.
On Friday,Dec 16, 2011 the Ferndale 115 News was contacted by a reader named Erlean Smith, who wanted to share the following message…
Treat Dreams is offering two weeks of fun ice cream making Winter Break camps for kids. Students will learn the art of ice cream making and then work together to create two original ice cream flavors that will be sold the following day as part of Treat Dreams’ daily flavors.
A group of parents and voters in favor of the upcoming School Bond will be meeting at Drayton Avenue Presbyterian to discuss strategy for getting voters to approve a $22,825,000 bond which will be on the February 28, 2012 ballot. The meeting will be held Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 6:30pm.
Elf Crumpet, as the kids know him, was joined by Elf Tiffany for the visit to Roosevelt. Operation Kid Equip has a roster of over 145 volunteers who donate time throughout the year. It takes 7,500 volunteer hours a year to make the program a success.
“Even members who are really active don’t take advantage of all our services,” Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Roosenberg said. That’s why they host the monthly orientation. In January it will be held on the 13th at 9am.
Investigation revealed that two of the three crimes did not happen as they were reported. One person was arrested for the two robberies. It turned out that the victims were not robbed, but were scammed out of money while attempting to purchase marijuana from the suspect.
HB 5187 has passed both the State House and State Senate, and now only needs Governor Rick Snyder’s signature to become law. If Snyder signs, the bill would reduce the number of County Commissioners in Oakland County from 25 to 21, and remove the authority to draw electoral districts from the current committee to give it to the commission as a whole, putting control in the hands of the majority party.
Unfortunately we have reports of three recent robberies other than the Charter One bank robbery and the Taft School shooting.
The Ferndale Public Library is closed while a crew of workers makes repairs to the Library’s plumbing system. Library Director Kate Pohjola said that an official statement will be released later this afternoon updating the press and the public about what happened.
Former Ferndale Mayor and current County Commissioner Craig Covey delivered the Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission’s (FESC) Green Tips to the public and City Council on Dec. 12, 2011.
This month has been chock full of winter activities, with more still to come. The Ferndale 115 News and Keith Dalton of The Dalton Group are among those who have been documenting the fun. Check out the videos below to see some of the fabulous events we’ve experienced.
Rouge offers manicures and pedicures, which include plenty of pampering and care. They also have gift certificates. Appointments can be made for individuals, or groups can come in for small pedicure parties. There is also make-up by Eve Organics, eyebrow tweezing, and jewelry available for sale.
Downtown Ferndale businesses will be open late this Third Thursday, December 15 for Merry Midnight Madness. Take advantage of the late night shopping opportunity by taking advantage of the coupons below. In addition to late night shopping, gift givers can have their purchases wrapped by the Relay-for-Life team, stationed at Rosie O’Grady’s.
Parents and kids have been clamoring for Reilly to come back and on Tuesday, Dec. 20, their wish will come true. To celebrate winter, Reilly and the Ferndale Public Library’s Head of Youth Services, Jillean McCommons (better known to the kids as Ms. Jillean) will host a night of music, stories, crafts and snacks. No registration is required and all ages are welcome.
The shooter is still at large. Lt. William Wilson released the following description:
The bill, Senate Bill 754, can be read in its entirety at http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2011-2012/billintroduced/Senate/htm/2011-SIB-0754.htm.