Author: Riley Sweeney

Brown Road Closed Aug. 22nd from 4am-7pm

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Work is scheduled to take place August 22nd from 4am to 7pm on Brown Road between Malloy Avenue and Vista Drive. A detour route will be in place and traffic will be detoured via Grandview Road, see detour route above.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact the Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Paint Striping Scheduled for August 18th-19th

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Whatcom County Public Works is scheduled to paint fresh stripes on Ferndale streets Friday, August 18th and Saturday, August 19th from 6am until 4:30pm. They will be using a slow-moving truck (pictured above) for the painting, with cones in the road protecting the paint until it is dry. A follow up truck comes along afterwards to remove the cones. No streets will be closed during this process, if a vehicle comes into contact with the paint before it is dry, simply wash with soap and water as soon as possible.

Storytellers in the Park Scheduled for Weds, August 23rd at 1pm

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Gather round and hear some delightful, enchanting or just plain hilarious stories presented by professional storytellers. Troy Faith and Linda Tiffany from the Bellingham Storytellers Guild will be sharing some kid friendly stories.

Join us Weds., August 23rd at 1pm in Pioneer Park (2004 Cherry St.). Young children welcome and encouraged to attend. This is part of our “Summer of Fun” recreational activities, a series of free activities in Ferndale’s parks.

For more information or questions, please contact Communications Officer Riley Sweeney at (360) 685-2353 or by clicking here.

Second Avenue Closed Saturday 2pm-6pm to Celebrate Championship Win

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Come celebrate the Ferndale Cal Ripkin 12U team’s win of the world series championship with the athletes themselves this Saturday, August 12th.

Second avenue will be closed Saturday between Main Street and Vista Ave from 2pm until 6pm for this community celebration.

Chihuahuas and the Leader Block Wine Company will be offering food and invite the public to join in celebrating their victory.

For more information on the community celebration, please contact Steve Malpezzi at (360) 510-0712.

Traffic Impacts Next Week from 3rd Avenue Improvement Project

 

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Intersection at Main Street and Third Avenue – Click to enlarge

Monday, August 14th from 8:30am-Noon

Traffic Revision 

Drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes as Main Street at Third Avenue will be reduced to single-lane alternating traffic. During this time the traffic signals at this intersection, for all directions of traffic will be set to flashing with flaggers on-site helping to direct traffic. This traffic revision is necessary to allow the City’s contractor to perform utility prep work associated with the Third Avenue Stormwater Improvements Project.

Beginning Tuesday, August 15th at 6pm

Beginning Tuesday, August 15th at 6pm – Click to enlarge

Tuesday August 15th at 6pm until Wednesday, August 16th at 6am

Road Closed – Main Street (between Second and Fourth Avenues) and Third Avenue (between Vista Drive and Alder Street)

Main Street, between Second and Fourth Avenues and Third Avenue between Vista Drive and Alder Street will be closed to through traffic. Traffic will be detoured via Second Avenue, Vista Drive, Fourth Avenue and Alder Street, see above traffic control plan. This closure is necessary for the City’s contractor to complete utility upgrades for its Third Avenue Stormwater Improvements Project.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.

Kuinka Performing Free Concert August 12th at Pioneer Park

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Are you ready to kick up your heels and dance? Come enjoy a free concert from Kuinka in Pioneer Park August 12th at 6pm. This event, Music in the Park, is part of the City of Ferndale’s “Summer of Fun”, a series of recreational activities in Ferndale’s parks.

Kuinka brings a fresh take to “Americana”, crackling with original, foot-stomping tunes and lively melodic harmonies. Brothers Zach and Nathan Hamer, along with Miranda Zickler and Jillian Walker, came together in 2014 to form a unique breed of string band. Their 2014 debut The Wild North, which propelled the band out of the woods and on to stages across the country, was followed by their 2016 breakout LP The Heartland.

After some critical success, they released their latest album, Stay Up Late under the name Kuinka, which is Finnish for “how”. Discover their inventive, joyous blend of classic bluegrass and modern songwriting at Pioneer Park.

Gates open at 6pm, music begins at 6:30pm. All ages welcome. More details available at www.cityofferndale.org/parks. Support for this event generously provided by Starvin Sam’s. 

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Ferndale Observes the Solar Eclipse, Aug 21st at 10am

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The City of Ferndale, the Ferndale Library and the Ferndale School District are coming together to hold a Solar Eclipse observing event on Monday, August 21st at 10am in the field at 2004 Cherry Street (inbetween the Boys and Girls Clubhouse and the Pioneer Pavilion). NASA Astronaut Wendy Lawrence and former NASA scientist Cathy Watson will be onsite to answer questions. Solar viewing glasses and pinhole cameras will be available to the public, as well as a solar system display for demonstration of how an eclipse works. The eclipse will peak at 10:21am. Come enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Ferndale Arts Commission Needs Volunteers to Paint a Mural August 18-20

FAClogoSmallThe Ferndale Arts Commission is looking for volunteers to help paint a mural on the water tank at Vista and Thornton. Under the direction of visual artist Karen Theusen, we will be creating a design of Ferndale Landmarks submitted by local Ferndale High Schooler Guyan Cool.

Volunteers will be filling in color on the design paint by number style. You do not need to be an artist to volunteer, you just need to be able to color inside the lines.

Painting will be from 9am-4pm August 18, 19, and 20th. The water tank is located at Vista and Thornton, parking is available at the elementary school. Those interested in participating can email Arts Commissioner Colleen Harper by clicking here.

The Ferndale Arts Commission is looking forward to some fun in the sun making art with our community!

2017 Emergency Pavement Repair Project Traffic Revisions – August 7th through August 11th

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Notice Traffic Revision and Possible Delays- August 7th through August 11th

The City along with its contractor will work to complete several pavement repairs along City Streets starting the week of August 7th. This work will consist of patching areas of pavement that suffered frost damage earlier this year. Work is scheduled to take place on areas of Thornton Street, Malloy Avenue, LaBounty Drive, and Ferndale Road. During this time drivers should expect delays as traffic will be reduced to single lane traffic and closures with flaggers on-site directing traffic. The anticipated completion date for these pavement repairs is Friday, August 11th, however this schedule is subject to change.

Thornton Street, between Malloy Avenue and Vista Drive

Road Closure- Starting at 6am Monday August 7th through Tuesday August 8th

Thornton Street, between Malloy Avenue and Vista Drive will be closed to through traffic until Wednesday August 9th. Traffic will be detoured via Sunrise Street & Vista Drive.

Malloy Avenue, between Thornton Street and Seamount Drive

Traffic Revision- Starting at 6am Monday August 7th through Wednesday August 9th

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on Malloy Avenue, between Thornton Street and Seamount Drive. Flaggers will be on-site directing traffic while crews work to complete pavement repairs.

LaBounty Drive, between Main Street and Smith Road

Traffic Revision- Starting at 6am Tuesday August 8th through Friday August 11th

Drivers should expect delays as traffic is reduced to single lane traffic on LaBounty Drive, between Main Street and Smith Road. Flaggers will be on-site directing traffic while crews work to complete pavement repairs.

Ferndale Road, between Cherry Street and Ulrich Road

Road Closure- Starting at 6am Wednesday August 9th

Ferndale Road, between Cherry Street and Ulrich Road will be closed to through traffic until Thursday August 10th. NB Ferndale Road Traffic will be detoured via Ulrich Road to Imhoff Road to Douglas Road to Main Street. SB Ferndale Road Traffic will be closed starting at Cherry Street, local access to Pioneer Park, Pioneer Pavilion and the Senior Center will be maintained.

If you have questions regarding this notice, please contact Ferndale Public Works Department at (360) 384-4006.