Ferndale

Plea Deal Moves Schalk Murder Case Forward

May 7th 2014

Plea Deal Moves Schalk Murder Case Forward (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 7, 2014) In exchange for a reduced charge, a defendant in the murder of Ferndale native Justin Schalk  is expected to testify against the other accused murderer, Sean Briskey. On May 6 in the Victorville District of Superior Court of California, Major Allen Austin […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video)

May 6th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  May 6, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment consultant, […]

Local Author Spotlight: Josh Malerman

May 6th 2014

Local Author Spotlight: Josh Malerman (Jeff Milo, Orig. Posted on April 30, 2014, fplobserver, May 6, 2014) Ferndale-based author Josh Malerman’s debut novel Bird Box comes out May 13th on Harper Collins’ Ecco Imprint. (Yes, the Ferndale Library will be adding it to our collection). The singer/songwriter of Detroit’s rousing rock outfit The High Strung has always had […]

State Representative 27th District

May 5th 2014

2014 – State Representative 27th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project. […]

View: Awakening the Magic Maker, Reflection on the Love Ritual

May 4th 2014

View: Awakening the Magic Maker, Reflection on the Love Ritual (Jacki Smith, orig. Candlewickshoppe.com, May 4, 2014) We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of the dream.  ~  Willy Wonka We are all magic makers.  You don’t even have to believe to be a magic maker.  All you have to do is set […]

2014 – County Commissioner 18th District

May 4th 2014

2014 – County Commissioner 18th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project. […]

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot

May 3rd 2014

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2014) Residents of Oakland County will decide on Aug. 5 if SMART should receive taxpayer funding. County Commissioners voted to put a 1-mil rate on the ballot, an increase over the .59 millage rate of years past. On average, the additional millage […]

Clean the Ferndale Up – May 17

May 2nd 2014

Clean the Ferndale Up – May 17 (Complied from Ferndale Community Foundation Info, May 2, 2014) Clean the Ferndale Up, a community clean-up event by the Ferndale Community Foundation, returns for its third year on May 17. The event brings volunteers together to clean, repair and improve public spaces that have been neglected, vandalized or […]

Youth in Government Day Lets Students See Oakland County in Action

May 1st 2014

Youth in Government Day Lets Students See Oakland County in Action (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014)   County Commissioner Helaine Zack never got to see government in action when she was in school, which is why she enjoys Youth in Government Day at Oakland County. She and several other Commissioners welcomed students from their […]

Ferndale Public Library Round Up: Best in Books and More

May 1st 2014

Ferndale Public Library Round Up: Best in Books and More (Jeff Milo, FPL, May 1, 2014) Judeen Bartos, from the Library Board of Trustees has a nice selection of picture books and stories for Children, this week. We’re happy to return to the pages of OC~115 for another of our bi-monthly staff picks’ features. Bartos […]