Thursday, November 29, 2012
City Council recently extended its appreciation to Garden Fresh Gourmet, Dino's Lounge, Ferndale Electric and others that participated in hurricane relief efforts.
Ferndale City Council extended its thanks on Monday night to three local businesses that recently sent food and supplies and electric service support to help hurricane victims in New Jersey. "As usual, Ferndale steps up when there's a need - even if the need is all the way over on the East Coast," Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter said during Monday's meeting before reading a proclamation of recognition to Dino's Lounge, Garden Fresh Gourmet and Ferndale Electric for leading massive relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. "A lot of folks did a lot of things ... but three businesses in particular really stepped up in a typically Ferndale way and we didn't want this good work of theirs to go unrecognized," Coulter said. Here is the …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Howell Patch reports on how donations from Ferndale are helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Ferndale's efforts to bring food, water and clothing to those affected by Hurricane Sandy were recently highlighted in the Howell Patch in New Jersey. We reported last week about local business owners who gathered enough donations to send multiple semi-trucks full of supplies to help hurricane victims. Garden Fresh Gourmet founder and president Jack Aronson, Dino's Lounge owner Dean Bach and Ferndale police officer Andrew Wurm - along with many local businesses and residents who generously donated supplies - were all part of the effort. According to an article in the Howell Patch, Wurm - who plays in a nationwide police softball league with Howell, NJ Police Sgt. Joe Markulic - worked with Markulic to get the supplies where they were …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Employees help out, and you can, too.
It's been said it's far better to have a neighbor who's near than a brother who's far away, but in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans across the nation have proven to be the best neighbors and the strongest of families. This past weekend, AOL and Patch employees took an opportunity to pitch in, packing two tractor trailers worth of food, water and supplies in Dulles, VA, and Baltimore. The donations are headed to Hurricane Sandy ravaged areas in New Jersey and Long Island. Want to join the relief efforts? Click here to donate: https://donate.networkforgood.org/aol "When a catastrophe of this size hits, we all feel it, both the hundreds of us who live in the impacted towns, and our colleagues who are watching and wishing they could help…
Friday, November 2, 2012
Garden Fresh Gourmet, Dino's Lounge and other local businesses send food, water and clothing to help victims of Hurricane Sandy.
It's no secret that Ferndale has a lot of heart, and that generosity was clearer than ever this week as local businesses pitched in to send two semi-trucks full of supplies to hurricane victims in New Jersey. Jack Aronson, founder and president of Garden Fresh Gourmet, partnered with FST Logistics to donate 20,000 pounds of Garden Fresh products to the Salvation Army to assist those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The company began filling the truck with ready-to-eat foods, along with clothing and bottled water. When word got out about the effort, "it blew up from there," said Tracy Panther, administrative assistant with the Ferndale-based salsa company. Local businesses rushed to help, donating water and food, and spreading the word with …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Red Cross urges blood donations in unaffected areas across the country as emergency responders assess damage from Hurricane Sandy.
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Editor's note: This article was submitted by the Southeastern Michigan Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of approximately 300 American Red Cross blood drives in 14 states along the East Coast, resulting in a shortfall of more than 9,000 units of blood and platelet donations. All eligible donors in unaffected parts of the country are encouraged to roll up a sleeve and give blood or platelets. “Just as Red Cross volunteers have mobilized to provide disaster relief and other emergency assistance, we are mobilizing blood and platelets donations to ensure patients have access to the potentially lifesaving blood products they need,” said Diane E. Ward, CEO for the Southeastern Michigan …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Showers, gusting winds and high temperatures in the mid-40s are expected to continue through Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Update: The number of DTE customers in Ferndale without power was up to 81 as of late Tuesday evening, according to a DTE outage map. Trouble with a transformer is listed as the cause of at least one of the Ferndale outages, with 41 customers affected in the area of Allen and Pearson Streets. The estimated restoration time for that particular outage is Friday between 9:30-11:30 p.m. Find more information at the DTE outage map here. Tuesday: Gusting winds and rain whipped Ferndale overnight into Tuesday morning, leaving small pockets of power outages throughout the area as the remnants of Hurricane Sandy spun westward. According to a DTE outage map, there were 77 customers in Ferndale without power as of Tuesday morning. Other southeast …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
As the storm hits the East Coast heading into Monday, rain, wind and cold weather will be felt in the Midwest—including southeastern Michigan—this week.
There won't be any flooding or evacuations, but Hurricane Sandy's reach will have a big impact on Michigan weather this week. The storm system—expected to be one of the largest and most destructive in history—has resulted in evacuations and state of emergency declarations across the east coast, as well as the closure of public transportation in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. According to the National Weather Service, Sandy is anticipated to make landfall on the New Jersey coast Monday night. As it moves west, the system will bring high winds, colder weather and rain to the Midwest. The effects will be felt throughout southern Michigan, though the greatest impact will be on the southwest coast near Lake Michigan. A wind …