Students at Roosevelt Primary School enjoyed guest readers on March 18, 2011 for March-is-Reading Month. Guests included Ferndale Police Chief Tim Collins, Chef Jeremy Burean, Director of Technology Melissa Auchter & Coolidge Principal Dr. Kevin Brockberg.
On March 23, 2011, Ferndale City Council had its first official meeting to discuss the FYE 2012 and 2013 budgets. This meeting was the first in a six week process, with meetings to be held weekly on Wednesday nights (6pm at City Hall) and possibly other days if it becomes necessary
Since 1948 a giant tower was erected on a patch of what used to be Ferndale farmland, giving birth to a radio legacy that nearly any grown-up Metro Detroiter could sing you the name of. 104.3 WOMC was actually the second channel to broadcast from the station at 2201 Woodward Heights…
The Ferndale Elks Club was packed on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 as community members gathered to recognize and send off four Members of the US Navy Tactical Support Center 0374 as they prepare to ship off for Afghanistan.
“Shall the City of Ferndale, County of Oakland, Michigan, be permitted to increase its authorized millage rate in 2011 for a term of five (5) years ending December 31, 2015, by an additional 5.4552 mills ($5.4552 per $1,000) on each dollar of the taxable value of all real and personal property in the City of Ferndale, which will restore to the City the Charter-authorized millage amount for general purposes which has been reduced by Section 31 of Article IX of the State Constitution of 1963, all of which tax revenues would be disbursed to the City of Ferndale; provided that the City shall not be authorized to levy more than three (3) additional mills in 2011. The Charter-authorized millage amount has been reduced by required millage rollbacks in recent years to 14.5448. If approved, the initial three (3) mills authorized for levy would raise approximately $1,681,806 in 2011.”
‘…These projects aren’t going to fall into our laps. Someone has to start them. And pour their heart and soul and their own money into making them happen. Those are the companies that are going to be successful, the ones who make movies because they love it. People think the film industry is fun and glamorous, but it’s a lot of work. There are 16 hour days of shooting, the hard time of going out to find work, the hours of networking to find the right people or to find investors. We can’t just build part of an industry and wait for Hollywood to come.”
As AJs World Record Breaking Attempt Assembly Line Concert Third Shift reached it 58th hour, an electrical fire broke out in the wall near the front door. A quick-thinking concert attendee shot the flames with a portable fire extinguisher, and the Fire Department cut power to the building and made sure that the fire was completely out.
With a thick Australian accent, a golden heart and the passion of a man who has witnessed generations of injustice, Robert Thorton – along with wife Sharon and new-found friend Danny B. on keyboard – handled hour #50 of the third World Record-breaking concert attempt at AJs Music Café.
On Monday, March 14, 2011 Tami Salisbury of the 8 Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) gave a presentation about how the organization helps to beautify, preserve, and restore the 8 Mile corridor, which forms the southern border of our city. Ferndale is one of 13 communities that partners with the Association, which started in 1993.
…“This is one of our essential services,” said Affirmations Interim Executive Director Kevin Howley. “We are working on grant writing right now to keep this program funded because it serves the community in so many ways. Knowing that 43 more counselors are out there with a better understanding of LGBT client needs makes it a worthwhile way to not only help people here who need it, but the community as a whole. It’s great to think of LGBT acceptance spreading this way.”…
In response to concerns raised at the January 24 Council meeting, the Special Events Committee February 15, 2011 met to discuss Council’s comments and concerns and made revisions to the Special Events Policy and Ordinance, most of which were approved by Council.
On Thursday, March 17, the district teachers and employee of the year were surprised by Superintendent Gary Meier!
A giant leprechaun has been spotted running around Ferndale. Dean Bach, owner of Dino’s Lounge (22747 Woodward) stars in this fun holiday promotion that showcases Downtown Ferndale and some of the Irish places here.
If you are not already participating in a Relay Event – please consider starting or joining a team to help make the Ferndale 2011 Relay the best ever.
Even though I now live in Florida and no longer chair of the Ferndale event – My heart still Relays in Ferndale and I will be in town for the event and I would love to see all of you there.
As American Pop! (175 W. 9 Mile) prepares for their final Going out of Business Sale, the struggling novelty and collectibles store has been hit with another blow to the business. On Tuesday, March 15, three thieves orchestrated a “til tap” operation on an unsuspecting clerk, clearing the register of over $300.
The Ferndale Public Library is in a contest that could win 1,600 “For Dummies” books for the community’s collection. They need to add “likes” on their “Ferndale Dummies” Facebook Page to win.
What do you do when you’ve spent 30 years working as a dye maker only to loose your job to manufacturing job downsizing?
To come up with the answers, The Chamber is asking that Ferndale residents and business owners answer just a few short, fun questions about our City. For example: “What is the most popular type of business in Ferndale?” And “Where would you most likely find former-Mayor Craig Covey on a Friday night?”
At approximately 8:30 am this morning the Ferndale Fire Department responded to house fire in the 700 block of W. Hazelhurst . A carelessly discarded cigarette ignited waste materials in a kitchen trash can
Ferndale’s Plans for Pride (Craig Covey, 3/14/2011) When community members learned of the impending move of the annual Gay Pride Festival by Motor City Pride this year to Detroit’s Hart Plaza from downtown Ferndale, there was an immediate and overwhelming desire by many to create events for Ferndale so that GLBT residents, allies, businesses, friends…