September 20th 2013
The Ferndale 115 News has moved! Please visit www.oc115.com and click on the “Ferndale” tab for the same great local coverage. The new website allows us more flexibility when covering regional news. It helps us to reach a broader audience and to give a space for other writers to share their work. There is plenty […]
September 12th 2013
While we can observe how this trend has stymied our national political process, we recognize that we can’t sit idly by if this trend slows progress in our own neighborhoods. We recognized the need …
September 9th 2013
“The cats may very well haven given him one of their nine lives to him,” Sullivan said as he shared the story at Monday’s city council meeting.
July 17th 2013
“In some communities there is a certain romanticism to jail. You think going to jail makes you tough. But going and not only seeing it, but smelling it, what it’s like to be in there, seeing people who are meaner and tougher than you, it can give you pause,”
July 10th 2013
The event gave Main Street participants a chance to celebrate and network. Though downtowns have similar features, such as walkability, diversity of small businesses, and a sense of history and place, there are differences that make each downtown unique.
July 4th 2013
Despite noise complaints, fireworks remain a hot seller, and the explosions can be heard regularly through the neighborhoods.
June 25th 2013
Campers from the Kulick Center Summer Program joined the Department of Public Works and the Beautification Commission for the annual tree planting in the Arbor Day Forest at Oppenheimer Park on Tuesday. Two dozen youngsters aged 5-12 listened as Parks and Forestry Supervisor Shaun Slocum explained tree-planting basics. Then they dug in themselves, taking turns shoveling in the dirt needed to support the two trees they were adding to the forest.
June 24th 2013
Last night’s “Super Moon” got people excited about getting outside and getting some pictures.
March 17th 2013
The National Conference for Media Reform is less than three weeks away! Thanks to advertising purchases by readers and local businesses I’ve raised almost enough money to be able to make it.
February 4th 2013
The Annual Rib Burn Off took place Feb. 2 with well over 1,000 people making their way to the big heated tent set up behind Dino’s Lounge. The event raised money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition. Eight teams of local business people competed for the hearts and taste buds of the crowd, serving up their own style of meaty BBQ ribs. Attendees paid $10 to sample ribs from each team, and voted for their favorite
January 23rd 2013
FernCare has updated their list of places where people can get health care and other assistance. Currently the Ferndale-based free health clinic is operating at capacity and is not accepting new clients at this time. However, they are dedicated to providing information to help connect people with the care they need. The list below is shared off of their Resources Page at http://ferncare.org/resources/.
January 14th 2013
In April 2013 there is a National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, where advocates for ethical journalism will gather to learn about issues affecting our profession. I am hoping to raise enough money to go to this conference, and bring whatever I learn back to Michigan, and to Ferndale.
January 3rd 2013
Understanding what criminals look for can decrease your risk of being a victim. Brown explained how residents and business owners can reduce the likelihood of a break in, and what one can do to make it easier to identify stolen property should it be recovered.
January 1st 2013
2012 was an exciting year for The Ferndale 115 News. In June we broke our record for readership, attracting over 10,000 unique visitors to the website. In December our count for the month was 26,142. Our stories now reach plenty of Ferndalians, as well as showcase our city to people beyond our borders.
Here are the top stories for 2012:
October 21st 2012
The public has a right to attend public meetings and to have their voices heard. This can be an intimidating prospect for some people, especially if the rules are not clear or the public body is less welcoming of public input.
Understanding your rights is the first step in making sure you are able to take part in the democratic process. It is also a tool for public officials…
October 15th 2012
We’ve already brought you the aerial photography from Ferndale and from Royal Oak. Now here are the ones from Detroit. Click on the thumbnails to view the entire image.
August 31st 2012
Here are some of the best pictures taken from inside the tiny airplane of Royal Oak. You can see the Ferndale pictures at http://ferndale115.com/nuevo/2012/08/21/ferndale-from-1350-feet-above/. In the coming weeks we will also post our pictures from Detroit and St. Clair, plus Dream Cruise photos from the neighbors further to the north.