Ferndale

Fireworks Around Oakland County June 20-July 10

June 17th 2015

Fireworks Around Oakland County June 20-July 10 (Oakland County Blog, June 17, 2015) Oakland County has released it’s list of 2015 Independence Day Celebrations: Celebrate Independence Day at one of the many fireworks displays throughout Oakland County. Most of these events take place at dusk, but times may vary. JUNE 20, 2015 Ortonville Creek Fest […]

Ferndale Freshman Scores Perfect 36 on ACT

June 17th 2015

Ferndale Freshman Scores Perfect 36 on ACT (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 17, 2015) The number of students who can claim a perfect 36 on the ACT is less than one tenth of one percent. Often taken by high school juniors and seniors, the ACT helps colleges and scholarship  judges determine the college readiness of applicants. […]

Disturbing Findings in Ferndale Housing Commission’s HUD Report (reposted)

June 16th 2015

Disturbing Findings in Ferndale Housing Commission’s HUD Report (Crystal A. Proxmire, orig. June 11, 2015, republished June 16, 2015) The mess left by the former Ferndale Housing Director and the Ferndale Housing Commission has become even more clear as a June 10 report by HUD shows several major problems, and imposes a list of corrective […]

Cynthia Krencicki Named Ferndale Teacher of The Year

June 16th 2015

Cynthia Krencicki Named Ferndale Teacher of The Year (Suburban Collection Press Release, June 16, 2015) Cynthia Krencicki has been selected as Teacher of the Year for Ferndale Public Schools. Mrs. Krencicki, a 2nd Grade teacher at Roosevelt Primary School, was recognized for her excellence at a year-end awards ceremony today held at Ferndale High School. […]

Pledges Being Accepted to Support Online Community News

June 16th 2015

Pledges Being Accepted to Support Online Community News (C. Proxmire, June 16, 2015) The oc115 News has signed up with Patreon to have a platform for collecting monthly pledges from readers who value our website. Traditionally news outlets have survived with reader subscriptions and advertisers.  The oc115 does sell some advertising, but in order to […]

Ferndale Teens Finalists in Duck Tape Prom Dress Contest

June 15th 2015

Ferndale Teen Finalist in Duck Tape Prom Dress Contest (C. Proxmire, June 15, 2015) Rebecca Phoenix found inspiration combining Vincent VanGogh’s “Starry Night”paintings and the magic of Duck Tape, and now she is in the running for a scholarship as part of the Duck Tape brand “Stuck at Prom” contest. She and friend Emily Bellaver […]

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program Info Meeting June 17

June 15th 2015

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program Info Meeting June 17 (C. Proxmire, June 15, 2015) Small businesses that are looking to grow might find value in being part of Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Business Program. There is an info session on Wednesday, June 17 from 5pm to 7pm at Easy Like Sundae (172 W. 9 […]

Candle Wick Shoppe Celebrates New Location

June 13th 2015

Candle Wick Shoppe Celebrates New Location (C. Proxmire, June 13, 2015) The first candle Jacki Smith created to sell turned out to be one that has served her well. She’d been inspired by seeing a field of bergamot that was lush and rich.  “Bergamot helps calm fears,” Smith said.  So she used that as part […]

HW Peace Group Hosting Panel Discussion: Climate and the Pentagon June 25

June 13th 2015

HW Peace Group Hosting Panel Discussion: Climate and the Pentagon June 25 (event listing) President Obama proposed $534 billion for the Department of Defense for Fiscal Year 2016, another $51 billion for the war budget and yet another $12 billion for nuclear weapons in the Energy Dept. In contrast, he proposed about 3% of that amount […]

Art of the Cocktail in Ferndale June 18

June 13th 2015

Art of the Cocktail in Ferndale June 18 (event listing) Artistry celebrates artistry during Downtown Ferndale’s second The Art of the Cocktail fundraising event in support of public art in the district through its ART TOWN and other initiatives. Armed with the same ingredients, 10 bartenders from some of Ferndale’s finest establishments will compete in […]