The Ferndale City Council held a special meeting on Jan. 6, 2011 to interview two candidates for Interim City Manager, who is expected to work for approximately six months while a permanent City Manager can be found.
As the sun sets on the W. Troy Street Parking Lot in Downtown Ferndale, firemen use a portable circular saw to try and reach the smoldering debris in what’s left of a dumpster fire on the side of the Better Business Systems building. At approximately 5pm, an employee of Rosie O’Grady’s reported the fire in the shared dumpster, which is located in the City-owned lot just one block South of Nine Mile.
A disgruntled roommate on the verge of eviction has confessed to intentionally setting the fire that destroyed the second floor of a home on W. Hazelhurst on Jan. 3, 2011…
On Dec. 11, 2010 Downtown Ferndale was full of fun winter festivities for the annual Ice Festival. Businesses were decorated with holiday glitz and glam, accentuated with spectacular ice carvings in front of many local shops. Families enjoyed meeting Santa and his reindeer, ice skating in the Library parking lot, festive music, crafts and holiday sales. But one profitable tradition associated with Ice Festival is the Warm-Hearted Cookie Challenge…
When Level One Bank took over Paramount Bank at 22635 Woodward on Dec. 10, 2010, the walls of the lobby, normally decorated with the work of local artists, stood bare. But now…
A second story house fire caused Ferndale Police and Fire Departments to close off Allen Road for about an hour on Jan. 3, 2011. The fire began in the upstairs bedroom of the home, which sits on the corner of Hazelhurst and Allen. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan said that fortunately no one was home when the fire began at approximately 2:45pm.
Despite her humble attitude and sincere appreciation of the others involved, Heler was overwhelmingly nominated by Ferndale 115 News readers for “Ferndalian of the Year,” for 2010 because her hard work. But the energetic 68-year-old Ferndale resident has a lot more to be recognized for in her lifetime of community service…
Several Ferndale Police Officers received commendations and citations for service at the Dec. 28, 2010 City Council meeting in relation to shooting incident in November.
The Council Meeting of Dec. 28, 2010 turned into a concert of praise for outgoing Mayor Craig Covey, literally. The Mayor’s last Council Meeting crescendoed with presentations for the outgoing Mayor from many in the Ferndale Community, including a surprise performance… (read more)
The Financial Planning Committee held a public meeting on Dec. 29, 2010 to present options to residents for balancing the city’s budget, recommending that Council puts a Headlee Over-Ride on the ballot for the residents to vote on. The presentation was just a rough draft of what the Committee will be presenting to Council, who will make the ultimate decision of how to move forward.
This has been a fun and interesting year for wine. We’ve been able to hone our selection even further, sussing out good deals where there were thought to be none, fighting to get products desired but not previously available in Michigan brought in, and most importantly of all, helping the customers at Western Market find real wine that they can connect with.
Ferndale is a town well-known for its numerous community groups and nonprofits. But for those who are struggling to make ends meet in this tough economy, it can be hard to know where to turn for help. Here are some of the resources available in the city for those in need. If you know of more we can add to the list, please e mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Thursday, December 23rd at about 10:30 a.m. burglars broke into a house on Allen between Fielding and Gardendale. There was also a police chase from thieves at Western Market that ended with suspects crashing into a home in Detroit.
Just after 8pm on Dec. 22, 2010 Ferndale Police and Fire Departments were called to 23123 Berdeno Ave. in Hazel Park to assist the neighboring fire department with a home engulfed in flames.
Ferndale Police are investigating the shooting of a 64 year old man in the Dollar Club Plus Dollar Store located at 2750 Hilton Road near Woodward Heights (9 ½ Mile Road). The incident occurred 11/26/2010 at approximately 9 p.m.
The following links show the preliminary exam in the matter of The People vs. Argo et. all. More information on this story will be up in the next week, but we’ve had many requests for these videos, so there they are….
Three Ferndale Veterans were honored on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 with presentations of handmade quilts by the Quilts of Valor Foundation on behalf of The Ferndale Rotary.
Jeannie Davis, longtime Ferndale resident and President of the Ferndale Seniors, is going to be on the hot seat on Friday November 19th in a local-celebrity roast to benefit The Ferndale Community Foundation and the Ferndale Seniors.
The totals are in from this year’s Pub Crawl, with $23,000 raised for charity at the signature annual Ferndale event.
It’s a solution has been considered for over ten years. The city of Ferndale, with a population of over 20,000, and key location on Woodward Avenue, has contemplated the idea of creating elevated walkways across Woodward Avenue, the state highway that divides the city in half.