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…
In order to be a good steward of our lakes, rivers and streams as the snow begins to melt and springtime approaches, residents should take the following tips into consideration:
With so many variables in the City’s financial future, the Ferndale City Council has decided to delay acceptance of a $851,164 SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) grant that would allow them to re-hire four laid-off firefighters for a period of two years.
O’Neil says he doesn’t know when the commercial will be finished or when it might air, but if he finds out The Ferndale 115 News will be one of the first to know. Those who want more updates on AJs Café can follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AJsCafeFerndale?ref=ts. Or check out their website at http://ajsmusiccafe.com/.
Students are invited to submit essays between 250 and 500 words by March 28 through Congressman Levin’s congressional Web site (www.house.gov/levin/womenshistory.shtml). Students are asked to submit an essay identifying a woman that inspires them. They are welcome to write on a historical figure, a contemporary figure or someone in their own families.
Ferndale Reads has begun as people throughout the city delve into free copies of the program’s featured book The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly.
Officials at various levels of government are having events to reach out to Ferndale residents this month. State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton, State Senator Vincent Gregory and Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter all have upcoming events scheduled.
Jennifer is one of the friendly clerks in the Meat Department at Western Market. Ask her anytime about how to cook the meats and fish you purchase! This week Jennifer and her family enjoyed a delicious traditional Irish feast – first of Corned Beef with Cabbage, then Reuben sandwiches with the leftovers.
There is no cost for being part of DNA. And though Wells envisions it as a group for people in the Downtown Area, everyone is welcome. To be added to the contact list for DNA, email Sherry Wells at email@example.com or call 248-543-5297.