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
November 5th 2012
Forty years ago when Angela Davis visited Detroit, she addressed a crowd at the Michigan State Fair Grounds from behind a pane of bulletproof glass. The outspoken, big-haired, black, female activist for social justice was there to celebrate her release from jail after being acquitted of kidnapping, conspiracy and murder. Though she was free…
October 29th 2012
There’s always lots to explore at the Ferndale Historical Museum, located at 1651 Livernois. And now there are some new items worth stopping in to take a look at.
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
A lifelong Ferndale resident who was severely injured during the Vietnam War has finally been given his rightfully earned Purple Heart. With an audience of about one hundred friends, family and fellow vets and servicemen, Army Sgt. Tom Ducharme received the medal from Senator Carl Levin on Oct. 5, 2012. His wife Jeanmarie and sons Matt and Jack looked on with pride.
October 15th 2012
Tucked away on the third floor of the Community Arts Building is a business that helps people get out and explore their world. Step on Tours is a charter bus tour company that focuses on offering a variety of interesting bus trips in Michigan and beyond.