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 11th 2013
“Four planes, 19 terrorists, forever changed the world as we know it,” Gilmour said. “On that day 2,996 people died, 411 of them were emergency workers.” Gilmour stressed the need to “never forget.”
August 2nd 2013
Ms. Huthwaite was working in Tokyo when the two atomic bombs were dropped in August 1945. She says, “Hiroshima and Nagasaki are still vivid in my memory after 68 years.
July 5th 2013
The Scottish American Society of Michigan brought out the whole nine yards this weekend for the 2013 Highland Games in Canterbury Village of Lake Orion. It was a great opportunity for families to learn about Celtic history and heritage. Story-tellers explained the unique ways of battle that protected the Highlands…
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.
May 4th 2013
Members of the community were honored with an awards ceremony on May 1 recognizing them as Good Neighbors. The awards program is hosted by Citizens for Fair Ferndale, a group dedicated to promoting kindness, fairness and civility in the community.
April 13th 2013
Family, friends and supporters of Army Staff Sargent Matthew Leach will come together on April 27 to pay homage to the fallen soldier, and to raise money for a scholarship fund for his one-year-old son Jack.
April 13th 2013
Allied began operating as a valued member of the Ferndale community as a black and white letterpress shop with one small storefront and a handful of employees in 1952.
April 6th 2013
Dragon’s blood, books, chivalry, and love – it’s all in the mix at the Day of Books and Roses festival at the Ferndale Public Library on Sun, Apr. 21 from noon to 5 pm.
March 21st 2013
The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has come out with a new way to explore and enjoy Downtown Ferndale. Their new Downtown Ferndale Tours page of their website features three tours that visitors can view online, watch and listen to on their mobile devices, or print in pdf. form
March 9th 2013
“The court believes it could craft an opinion on this matter, but no matter what I did would not satisfy either side,” he said. “Hopefully the Supreme Court will give us some direction. I think it’s important for this case to move forward, but the court believes I should stay a decision until these decisions.”
March 7th 2013
As Barbara and I struggled with the question of whether I should run again, we focused on our belief that our country is at a crossroads that will determine our economic health and security for decades to come. We decided that I can best serve my state and nation by concentrating in the next two years on the challenging issues before us that I am in a position to help address; in other words, by doing my job without the distraction of campaigning for re-election.
February 10th 2013
Oakland County Clerk and former Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown also spoke at the event, discussing the recent wave of anti-women legislation in Michigan, including HB5711 which put severe limitations on abortion clinics. She explained how no women had been allowed to testify at the committee hearing where the bill was discussed, and how she was banned from speaking for a day because she used the word “vagina” when talking about it.
February 1st 2013
The Supreme Court has decided to take on two same-sex marriage cases this year. Each one addresses a different, but important facet of the marriage issue. The first addresses the Proposition 8 case in California and the second addresses a case where a couple was married in Canada and had a civil union in New York, but when one partner died the other was left with a $363,053 inheritance tax
January 20th 2013
Listen as they recall Ferndale history, including a large fire that took out several businesses at the corner of 9 and Woodward, the birth of the Kulick Community Center, and a write-in campaign that changed the face of politics in the city.
In addition to the history, the Hoeppners shared humorous moments, like when Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson unwittingly boosted the strip club business, how Dennis cornered Marty for their first kiss, and their adventure to the drag show in Las Vegas.
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:
December 8th 2012
The money raised goes to the Ferndale Goodfellows, a longstanding organization that helps needy families in Ferndale at Christmastime. Organized through the Ferndale Fire Department, gifts are collected or purchased for children, including toys and clothing. Families are given food, and Seniors are also presented with presents by the firemen.
November 30th 2012
A tour of historic Ferndale homes and buildings, decked out in their holiday finest decorations, is set for Saturday, December 8th beginning at 3pm at the Ferndale Historical Museum.
November 12th 2012
Each year on Nov. 11 at 11:11am members of the Ferndale Memorial Association, Ferndale Elks, Hangin’ with the Heroes and other residents gather at the Memorial Mall on Livernois to pay homage to United States Veterans, and those of allied nations as well.
November 7th 2012
There are several places where one can get more detailed election information. Find out more at:
City of Ferndale Election Results (keep in mind this shows only Ferndale’s numbers, not the entire vote for offices that extend beyond Ferndale) – http://www.ferndale-mi.com/Services/Elections/ElectionResults_121106.pdf