We know you've been busy, but it's time to catch up. Here's a look at five popular stories on Ferndale Patch over the past week. Click on the title to see the full story.
- Awareness, Fun are Focus of Ferndale 'Green Week' Starting Monday
The Ferndale Environmental Sustainability Commission, the DDA and local businesses are combining efforts for the fourth annual weeklong 'earth celebration.'
- Ferndale to Increase Enforcement of 2-Hour Parking on Troy, Saratoga
Residents can get permits, which should cut down on tickets as the downtown area becomes more popular. The city of Ferndale will begin a one-year pilot program May 1 that aims to address the parking concerns of residents who live close to the downtown area.
- Ferndale City Council Begins Budgeting Process
The recommended budget for fiscal year 2012-13 includes a tax increase from 3 mils to 3.75 mills, which is less than previously expected due to the reallocation of EVIP funding of almost $900,000.
- Ferndale Council OKs Liquor License for New Cigar Bar
Secret Bar and Bistro, a new cigar bar and lounge, will be located at 315-319 W. Nine Mile Road.
- Homeless Man Arrested in Theft from Garage in Ferndale
Police say the 34-year-old man stole items from a residential garage on Wordsworth Street after taking the garage door opener out of a resident's unlocked vehicle.