In 1961 Congress designated May 1 as Law Day to remind us of our commitment to the rule of law. This year, the chosen theme is, “The Legacy of John Adams, From Boston to Guantanamo.” Of course, John Adams, the first lawyer president, defended the British soldiers involved in the “Boston Massacre” in 1770 because of his belief in the rule of law, particularly when representing unpopular clients.
On Thursday, April 21, 2011 The Cupcake Station opened at 301 W. 9 Mile. The Cupcake Station offers a large variety of specialty cupcakes made fresh each day from scratch. As part of their Grand Opening Celebration they gave away 500 free cupcakes. Thank you to Stacey Jamison and Jason Dutra for sending in pictures of Ferndalians welcoming in one of Downtown Ferndale’s newest businesses.
Ferndale City Clerk Cherilyn Tallman has confirmed that Proposal A has passed with 52.83% voting Yes, and 47.17% voting No.
There were a total of 1848 Yes votes and 1650 No votes.
The voter turnout was 20.69%.
Mitten Movie Project is a host of a celebration for independently made trailers, animations, shorts, and videos- the vast majority being based in the metro Detroit area. Perhaps my favorite thing to see, other than my stunning performance as goofy-real estate agent in “The Mystery Word”, was spotting a glimpse of Ferndale’s DIY festival used as the back drop for the cleverly named “Ménage-Detroit.”
Even in the quiet community of Ferndale, sometimes children have their bikes stolen. The Loving Touch and officers who work for the Ferndale Police Department have teamed up to host the Bikes for Lil’ Tykes Pool Tournament to raise money to give new bikes to ten such youngsters.
Ferndale City Council had its fourth budget planning session on Wednesday, April 13, 2011. They heard presentations from the District Court, the Police Department and the Fire Department. Each department presented a slideshow describing what their legally-mandated responsibilities are and presenting budgets reflecting cuts of 15% and 20%.
The Handmade Detroit Craft Revival at The Loving Touch on April 19, 2011 kicked off Green Week in Ferndale. Over two dozen vendors sold arts, crafts, jewelry and other unique items in a fun, family-friendly setting. Crafters from all over SE Michigan gathered for the event, including several Ferndale artists.
And now, nearly two years later, I’m proud to say that The Ferndale 115 News has over 5,000 unique readers each month and a strong reputation in the community for fairness. And getting a CFF Good Neighbor Award on April 19 was a huge honor. Not just to be recognized, but also to be among so many others who embrace the same ideals and live their lives with positive energy and intent.
The eggs contain coupons and rewards for those three establishments. There will be dozens of eggs hidden now through Easter.
In order to spread community awareness about Earth Day, the students at Roosevelt Primary decorated paper grocery bags to give to Western Market customers. On Wednesday April 20, Western Market co-owner Steve Selvaggio went to the school to pick up the bags and talk with the youngsters about saving the planet.
Approximately 25 different locations will be open (or getting ready to) for customers who want to enjoy a beverage, a bite to eat and a conversation while taking in the best of Michigan’s ever-changing weather.
…Their grand opening in Ferndale will be Thursday, April 21 at 11am. The first 500 customers will get a free cupcake.
The Cupcake Station offers a large variety of specialty cupcakes made fresh each day from scratch. Some of the unique flavors…
Mikulski has researched backyard chicken movements across the county and in the area, and put together the website www.ferndalechickens.com to explain why she feels the City should change its policy. The site addresses common concerns such as smell, noise and safety. It also gives examples of major cities already allowing chicken coops,
The grandmothers who met on April 11, 2011to hear from Dr. Donald Deering may not fit into the stereotypical role of grandparent, but their stories of frustration (and ultimately of love) are more common than people might think. Throughout Oakland County there are grandparents who have taken on responsibility of raising their grandchildren.
As the Rust Belt Artists Market prepares for their May 7 opening, local artists are clamoring for a space at the highly-anticipated new arts collective that will be opening up in the long-vacant former Old Navy building at the corner of Woodward and W. 9 Mile Road.
The Summit was put on by a coalition of groups and individuals, including: ACLU of Michigan, Adult Well Being Services, Affirmations, Citizens for Better Care, Equality Michigan, Jewish Gay Network, the Jim Toy Community Center, and S.P.I.C.E. Information collected at the summit will be used to guide the coalition in working to solve the problems faced by the aging LGBT population.
Well to give you a little background, Ignite is a speaking forum event that began in Seattle and has slowly made it’s way around the country. It features various speakers from all walks of life and they give a speech. Some are hilarious, others are quite serious. They have 5 minutes featuring 20 PowerPoint-like slides that switch every 15 seconds so it really keeps the speaker alert. This was the second year for the Ignite event in Detroit… and I almost didn’t go.
As three-year-old Aiden Boyd and his 17-month-old brother Brock stuffed their adorable little faces full of spaghetti, they also looked around the room in amazement. The banquet room at Blumz was full of an eclectic mix of Ferndale business owners and volunteers, as kids and adults of all ages enjoyed the Ferndale Rotary Annual Spaghetti Dinner on April 14, 2011 at Blumz
14th District State Senator Vincent Gregory, who is from Southfield but represents Ferndale and other neighboring communities, visited the Ferndale Public Library on Thursday, April 14, 2011 to meet with constituents to discuss the State budget and other concerns. Tomiko Gumbleton, Ferndale City Councilperson and current aide to State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton, was also on hand to answer questions. A handful of interested residents turned out to meet with the Senator.
A three-year contract with the Ferndale Patrol Officers that calls for major concessions in health care and fringe benefits was ratified by the Ferndale City Council Wednesday evening. “This is a significant agreement that will have a huge impact on our ability to keep officers on the street within the very difficult financial constraints faced by the City,” said Mayor Dave Coulter.