All Stories

It Happened in Bath: The Story Behind the Song

June 1st 2012

The incident inspired Ferndale songwriter Kris McLonis and fellow writer David Moody from Detroit to write a song about Bath and the lives that were lost there. Together with John Sase of Royal Oak and producer Mike Canjar, Michigan Minstrel Music created a song and music video that she says “reminds people that there was always evil in the world, and this generation was not the first to face violence.”

Oakland County Voters to Decide on DIA Support

June 1st 2012

The millage is similar to one approved by voters in 2008, giving the three Counties authority and support to the Detroit Zoo. Other regional arts and education attractions have folded in recent years without stable public support, including the Detroit Science Center and the Bell Isle Aquarium.

Farewell to the West Breckenridge Dragon

June 1st 2012

Scott Wright’s father created the dragon for his son a decade ago. He also made an alligator, which is less prominently guarding the opposite side of the front lawn, poking out from the hedges.

Ferndale Public Library Wins $2,000 Grant for Art Book Collection

June 1st 2012

Ferndale Public Library has won the Metro Detroit Book and Author Society’s $2,000 James C. Dance Grant for the purchase of books and related items about art and the business of art.

Ferndale Police Honored for Stopping Suicidal Jumper

June 1st 2012

Two Department Life Saving Awards were presented at the Ferndale City Council Meeting of May 29, 2012. Officers Jason White and Andrew Wurm were honored for their bravery and quick-thinking when rescuing a suicidal man from the Eight Mile express lane overpass above Woodward.

“Someone I Know and Love Has Had an Abortion”

June 1st 2012

She and others shared their stories on May 10, 2012 at the “It’s Not an Easy Choice” program put on by Oakland/MacombNOW in partnership with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan and Northland Family Planning Centers. “If you don’t pay attention, we will go back,” she said. “The mainstream media isn’t telling you about what’s happening.”

The Changing of the Board at Affirmations

June 1st 2012

Other exciting news included the changes that have happened over the past year, plus the plans in place for future growth. The center is now open 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., six days a week with special programing on Sundays. Several smaller organizations are now calling Affirmations home

Gay Play Series (GPS) Sizzles This Summer at The Ringwald

June 1st 2012

The 2012 GPS will kick off on Friday, June 15 at 8:00 PM with a special one-night only performance of Ronnie Larsen’s classic play, Making Porn. The rollicking, side-splittingly funny comedy roared onto the scene in 1995 and took off-Broadway by storm

FernCare Receives Grant from Metro Health

June 1st 2012

Metro Health Foundation specifically funds health care initiatives with an emphasis on primary health care for people in metro Detroit, and more specifically, for people at risk within the metro area.

2012 Memorial Day Parade

June 1st 2012

For the 94th year in a row, Ferndale’s Memorial Day Parade showcased the tremendous pride and care that makes the Ferndale community great. The parade was led by Parade Marshal Tim Brennan and Honorary Parade Marshal George Williams