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Police Bring Horses to Kids

Community Engagement Officer Mahlmeister recently took part in the LifeLab Kids Foundation Horses Heal Hearts of Michigan event. The event brings equine therapy to Ferndale LifeLab students—providing them with important lessons in patience, being gentle, how to brush and feed the horses and to simply have fun riding.


Ferndale Revvs up for Dream Cruise

Ferndale, “where the dream began in 1995,” features three days of Rock ’n Live Entertainment and Automotive Excitement, presented by Ford Motor Company.

Ferndale’s annual Dream Cruise event, Aug. 15-17, brings traditional favorites back for another year along with live rocking entertainment, a kids’ play zone and automotive fun.

On Thursday, Aug. 15, on West Nine Mile: Classics & Cruis’n Legends Vehicle Show exhibiting cars and trucks.

On Friday, Aug. 16, on East Nine Mile: The 19th Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show starring a variety of ambulance, fire and police vehicles from 1 to 8 p.m. The official Woodward Dream Cruise Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony will take place at 5 p.m., followed by the Lights and Sirens Cruise at 5:30 p.m.

On Friday, Aug. 16, on West Nine Mile: TV & Movie Cars and more from 1 to 8 p.m.

On Saturday, Aug. 17, East & West Nine Mile Road at Woodward will be transformed into Mustang Alley, celebrating its 21st year with more than 800 Ford Mustangs, making itself the largest car show exhibit of the Woodward Dream Cruise.

Shake, rattle and roll through the Ferndale Dream Cruise with live performances on West Nine Mile Road all three days of the celebration.

The Rock ’n Live Entertainment Stage features performances by American Band, City Beat, The Favorites, Crewsade, Full Tilt, Lookin’ Back, Karley Patterson, Rich Sutterfield, Infinity & Beyond Journey Tribute Band, and the Ferndale Community Concert Band.

The Official Woodward Dream Cruise merchandise station will be located east of Woodward, next to Como’s Pizza.

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Ferndale’s own Green Daffodil was featured recently in Local Business News. Check out the story, video and photos to see how two friends made a successful business work.

New VinoTalk Online Now

Wine lovers, be sure to check out the new edition of Vino Talk with John Jonna. This episode features two favorites: pairing wine with cheese.

Rebecca Calappi

Rebecca Calappi

City News Editor

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