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City Unhappy with Fliers, Revokes Handbill License

March 1st 2012

Ferndale City Council has voted to revoke the license of a handbill distribution company that has repeatedly given fliers to homes with No Solicitation signs. Petros Distribution of Sterling Heights, owned by Wisam Petros, was approved to distribute fliers for Glory Markets and Happy’s Pizza in the City…

Ferndale Reads Kicks Off with Free Books and Reading

March 1st 2012

The Ferndale Reads 2012 Kick Off took place on Feb. 16 with local dignitaries on hand to do a reading of the first chapter. Councilperson Melanie Piana, Ferndale Area Chamber Executive Director Jennifer Roosenberg, FernCare President Ann Heler, and Treat Dreams Dreamologist Scott Moloney joined Library Director Kate Pohjola in the reading. Then dozens of people picked up free copies of the book.

Rock Out at the Ferndale Public Library March 2nd

February 29th 2012

Who says you have to be quiet in the library? On Fri., Mar. 2, 2012 The Ferndale Public Library (222 E. 9 Mile) places itself firmly in the loud camp as it showcases two local bands, Elemental and Bastion as part of its monthly First Stop Friday concert series. This concert is free and all ages are welcome.

Voters Approve School Bond

February 28th 2012

Early numbers indicate that voters in the Ferndale School District approved a $22,825,000 bond in Tuesday’s election. This means that most residents will continue paying around the same amount in taxes that they used to and the schools get money to improve facilities.

Police Report: Two Chases End in Crashes and Arrests

February 28th 2012

Overnight and during the early morning hours of Feb. 28, 2012, Ferndale Police were involved in two chases where both suspects crashed and were arrested. There were no injuries in either incident.

Charity of Choice March 2012: Us!

February 28th 2012

The Ferndale 115 News needs better equipment in order to do a better job, especially with the photos and videos that we include with our posts. We’re hoping to raise $250 for a new camera…

Election Information for Primaries and School Bond Vote Feb. 28

February 27th 2012

Michigan’s lawmakers have amended the State’s Election Law to require a statewide presidential primary election on February 28, 2012. The law calls for separate ballots to be printed for Republican candidates and for Democratic candidates, just as was done in January 2008.

Below are examples of ballot options for Ferndale Residents who also live in the Ferndale School District. Those in the Hazel Park District will face only the primaries.

In Sterio Concert Sunday 3pm

February 26th 2012

In Sterio, a unique fusion of classical flute playing and mainstream music, will present a concert and workshop February 26 at 3:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Ferndale. This event is presented by the Southeast Michigan Flute Association (SEMFA), and is sponsored by Flute Specialists, Inc.

Learn the Anatomy of a Criminal Case in Straight Talk on Feb. 27

February 25th 2012

Lisa J. Schmidt has been a criminal attorney in several counties and is a public defender in Oakland and Wayne Counties as well as representing private criminal clients. She urges the public to get informed about the criminal process. “You never know when you or someone you know may find yourself in an unexpected situation.

Ferndale Soup Grant Gives Boy Scouts a New Tent

February 22nd 2012

The Boy Scouts went up against Motor City Free Geek to see which project would take home the money raised by the $5 door donations. Those who attended paid $5 and enjoyed two different types of soup, bread and salad. They listened to the presentations and used voting beans to select the project they collectively wanted to fund. Both groups had great ideas, but…