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Ferndale Veteran Receives Purple Heart (video)

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.

Meet the Ferndale School Board Candidates: Questionaires & Forums

October 15th 2012

Voters in the Ferndale School District will have the opportunity on Nov. 6 to vote for up to four representatives to the School Board. There are four open seats on the board, and eight candidates running.

The candidates have formed “slates.” This means that candidates have teamed up to run based on their similar viewpoints.

Fido Does Ferndale Thursday

October 15th 2012

The biggest dog party of the year is fast approaching! Rescues, services, merchandise, information, contests, first class entertainment, free storefront shopping spree and so much more! Bring your best friend downtown for a Furry Tail Evening on Thursday Oct 18th beginning at 5pm.

2012 Hilton Fall Festival (video)

October 15th 2012

Some people don’t like to play in the rain. But fortunately here in Ferndale there are plenty of folks with an adventurous spirit, and many of them came out for the Annual Hilton Fall Festival on Oct. 13, 2012 despite the weather.

Council Approves Backyard Fires

October 15th 2012

Before City Council voted to approve allowing backyard fire pits in Ferndale, they did their research and considered a variety of opinions. Fire Chief Kevin Sullivan worked with City Attorney Dan Christ to draft an ordinance that addressed potential concerns and set up regulations, which was approved on Oct. 8, 2012.

Detroit Aerial Photos (video)

October 15th 2012

We’ve already brought you the aerial photography from Ferndale and from Royal Oak. Now here are the ones from Detroit. Click on the thumbnails to view the entire image.

Step On Bus Tour Experiences Magic (video)

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.

Coach Fired After Texting 16 Year Old, Calling her “Sexy Girl”

October 15th 2012

Ferndale Schools spokesperson Stephanie Hall said in an emailed statement “The Ferndale High School girls’ basketball coach was fired this week after a player and her parent met with the principal and reported receipt of inappropriate texts from him over the weekend.

Nov. 6 Voting Information

October 15th 2012

Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 is an election day, and voters in Ferndale have several races and ballot proposals to cast their votes on.

Canine to Five to Open Second Location in Ferndale

October 15th 2012

“We are going to open Canine to Five Ferndale with our core serve, daycare, first, but plan to expand our operations to include boarding and grooming in the next year or so.”