May 15, 2013
Ferndale’s Citywide Cleanup May 18
Ferndale residents wanting to get rid of old appliances, computers or shred their paper documents can take advantage of the city’s Annual Citywide Cleanup Saturday, May 18.
The event, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., begins at City Hall’s parking lot, 2095 Main St., where free recycling services will be offered and volunteers can help to beautify their community.
Free coffee, pop and hot dogs will be available for volunteers who help with picking up trash, weeding City flower beds, painting curbs, scrubbing trash cans and more.
At the same time, those interested can bring recyclables like metals, yard waste, computers, appliances and paper documents to shred.
The event is organized and coordinated by the Ferndale Downtown Association, and hosted by the City at its main building.
For more information, contact FDA President Bertella Hansen at (360) 384-1453.
May 17, 2013
Ferndale Issues Traffic Notice As Motorcyclists Honoring Longtime Resident
Traffic on Ferndale’s Main Street will experience some delays in the noon hour as 150 motorcyclists or more drive through the City to honor a longtime resident.
The motorcyclists will honor John Fassett, who recently passed away. Fassett, a 1963 Ferndale High School graduate, joined the Army and served a tour in Vietnam.
At approximately 12:15 p.m. the group will travel on Main Street from Douglas Road to the southbound entrance of Interstate 5. The group is being led by military veterans of the Freedom Riders organization.
Once on I-5, the riders will travel to a memorial service at American Legion Post 7 on Bellingham’s Bakerview Road.
The City encourages motorists to plan according to avoid traffic delays. Mayor Jensen also encourages residents to line Main Street to honor an American veteran if they wish.
May 16, 2013
City of Ferndale Invites Residents to Public Works Week Open House
The City of Ferndale is inviting residents interested in City water supply softening, various road projects and future improvement project plans to an open house Thursday, May 23.
The open house is part of National Public Works Week, scheduled for May 19 to 25 this year. It takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at WECU’s Conference Room, 5659 Barrett Rd.
As part of the open house, the public will also have an opportunity to comment on the City’s 6-Year Transportation Improvement Program, a list of transportation-related projects that are prioritized by the City Council after public comment and staff review. While there is no official presentation related to the program, information will be on hand about it and staff will be available for questions.
Community members will also learn information about the City’s Capital Improvement Program work on its water, sewer and stormwater utilities, learn the latest news on the City’s water softening project and get updates on major street improvement projects on Thornton Street, Vista Drive and Church Road.
City staff will be available for questions and free food and drinks will be provided.
May 1, 2013
2013 Art in the Park Artist Applications Now Accepted!
The City of Ferndale Arts Commission is now accepting artist applications for this year's Art in the Park event, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 14 and 15.
Selected artists will have the opportunity to show their work at Ferndale's Historic Pioneer Park, and artist demonstration will be an important part of the event.
While the Arts Commission wishes to support all Ferndale-area artists, space is limited for this event. Applications are due by June 15, and selected artists will be notified by June 21. A $50 participation fee is required, and secures the artist's place in the event and will help cover event costs. For more information and to apply to participate in this wonderful event, visit the Arts Commission's web section right here.
The City of Ferndale, Whatcom Community Foundation and Whatcom County Library System are proudly partnering in sponsorship of The New Ferndale Public Library Project! The mission is to meet the long term needs of the Ferndale community by building a downtown information and education center combining the warmth of a traditional library with state-of-the-art technology: A community living-room where everyone can read, learn, work, meet, and grow.
To learn more about the New Ferndale Library Project - including how you can participate in this important project, please go to The New Ferndale Public Library website!