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 18th 2013
One of the most spectacular things about this year’s DIFFA: Dining By Design Detroit, Sept. 26-28, is its location. This is the only time people will be able to party in the old Federal Reserve Building at 160 W. Fort St. before it becomes full time retail/business space.
September 11th 2013
“It’s important that we support people who don’t come to our church. Part of our commitment is to our community. Some of these kids have been kicked out of their homes just because they are gay or transgender, and that’s not right. We should help them,” Cox said.
September 7th 2013
Ferndale 115 News Editor and Publisher is tagging along on the ride (in a van, not on a bike), providing support to the riders and documenting the experience, so check back in next week for updates!
August 29th 2013
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today ruled that same-sex couples, legally married in jurisdictions that recognize their marriages, will be treated as married for federal tax purposes. The ruling applies regardless of whether the couple lives in a jurisdiction that recognizes same-sex marriage or a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage.
August 5th 2013
The smiles are adding up naturally as Moore works to build her business. Her strawberry and basil blended jam, called “Straw King” is a sweet local favorite, and Jampocalypse Now is an interesting blend of mango and sriracha.
July 24th 2013
Pitt-McGehee has volunteered to represent Brown pro-bono so that there is no extra cost to the taxpayers.
“I’m glad the judge has said the plaintiffs should have their day in court,” Brown said.
July 9th 2013
When over a thousand runners filled the streets of Ferndale last month for the Rainbow Run, it wasn’t just about a test of endurance and getting covered with multicolored cornstarch paints. The event also raised $6,600 that got divided among three charities.
June 28th 2013
A federal judge today ruled that a state law that would have barred many public entities from providing health insurance to the domestic partners of their employees is unconstitutional.
June 27th 2013
or our case in particular, there’s something which I think is most significant, talking about DOMA, which is very much like our case. ‘The statute humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same sex couples. The law in question makes it more difficult for the children to understand…
June 26th 2013
Between the Lines News is covering the Supreme Court decisions about Prop 8 and DOMA, both of which pertain to same-sex marriage. The coverage includes national and local stories, including happenings here in Ferndale. Go to www.pridesource.com for all the coverage, and…
June 22nd 2013
The U.S. Supreme Court could rule any day on the two cases that affect the LGBT community, and community centers across Michigan are in the process of figuring out how to serve as gathering places for people affected by the decisions. A national movement, called Day of Decision 2013, is working to organize places for people to gather whether the outcome requires celebrating, protesting, or simply understanding what the decision means.
June 13th 2013
The Ferndale Public Library will host “Closer to Married: Three Practical Ways for LGBT Families to Cut the Red Tape” in their Community Room at 7:00 pm. Three speakers will discuss different aspects of this issue.
June 8th 2013
For the third year in a row, Ferndale Pride’s focus was on a family-friendly festival with plenty of music and ways for the community to connect. But there was also a strong political element to the festivities, reminding people of the struggles LGBT people face and the need for allied and politician support
May 7th 2013
First The Cliks will be at The Loving Touch on May 9, then back again June 1 as the headline band for Ferndale Pride.
Founded by front man Lucas Silveira in 2004, The Cliks have gone through the highs and lows that make an artist…
April 30th 2013
The run starts at Affirmations Community Center on May 11 at 10:30 A.M. and has a $25 registration fee, which includes a t shirt and backpack. The run is approximately 5 miles long and people can run or walk to the finish line.
April 27th 2013
The event takes place on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Affirmations Community Center in Ferndale. The Gender Identity Network Alliance (GINA) organizes the event. Various panel discussions, speakers, and a room full of tables with resources for transgender people, gender variant people, parents, doctors, teachers, activists, allies and people who simply want to learn more will be available. There will even be cupcakes from Cupcake Station and other food from Buffalo Wild Wings and Como’s.
March 30th 2013
She was not different, she was not special for it, or some kind of mutant: she was my sister, she has always been my sister, and she always will be. Gay or straight, she’s my big sister, my best friend.
March 23rd 2013
Playing with the pop-culture theme of James Bond’s 50th Anniversary, Affirmations is preparing for their large annual black-tie affair, the Spring Bash. This year’s theme is “Mission Possible” and their goal is to raise up to 10 percent of their general fund budget with ticket sales, auction items and other sponsorships.
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