Ferndale

Ferndale Police Report: Woman Robbed at Knife-point

January 21st 2014

Ferndale Police Report: Woman Robbed at Knife-point (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept., Jan. 21, 2014) On Monday, January 20, 2014 a 52 year old Ferndale woman reported that shortly before 7:00 p.m. she was robbed at knife point. The woman said that she had been in the Ferndale Library and walking home. Near the […]

Blues Festival Brings People to Ferndale, Raises Money for Charity

January 20th 2014

Blues Festival Brings People to Ferndale, Raises Money for Charity, Jan. 24 – Feb. 2 (Ferndale Blues Festival Press Release, Jan. 20, 2014) For the 13th year in a row, the now legendary Annual Bud Light Ferndale Blues & Music Festival will bring music and crowds to locations across Ferndale with more than five dozen […]

Artists Roundtable: Woodcut Prints w/Patrick Dengate Jan 23

January 20th 2014

Ferndale Library Artists Roundtable: Woodcut Prints w/Patrick Dengate Jan 23 (FPL Press Release, Jan. 20, 2013) The Ferndale Public Library’s Artists Roundtable, Thursday Jan. 23, 7:30 pm at Ferndale Public Library. Exchange ideas, meet other local artists and creators, share works-in-progress. Bring business cards, show flyers, call for art, resources 7:30 – Pat Dengate: a […]

Details of UAW Contract with Ferndale Schools

January 20th 2014

Details of UAW Contract with Ferndale Schools (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Jan. 20, 2014) EDITOR’S NOTE:  Ferndale Schools is currently negotiating with all unions in hopes of wage concessions.  Read a letter from School Board President Jim O’Donnell at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/01/19/letter-from-ferndale-school-board-president-jim-odonnell-on-budget/, and a story on picketing at the School Board meeting at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/01/14/proposed-pay-cuts-to-teachers-and-staff-spark-protest-at-ferndale-schools/.  The union agreement […]

Promises Kept: Because I Said I Would (video)

January 19th 2014

Promises Kept: Because I Said I Would (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 19, 2014) Are promises more meaningful than resolutions? That’s the idea behind the Because I Said I Would project that came to several cities on New Year’s Eve, including Dino’s Lounge in Ferndale. Over 200 people made promises they posted on the Because […]

Letter from Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell on Budget

January 19th 2014

Letter from Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell on Budget (Jim O’Donnell, Jan. 19, 2014) (EDITOR’S NOTE:  This letter was submitted by School Board President Jim O’Donnell and also appeared in the Ferndale Schools e-blast.  This is in response to public questions about ongoing negotiations with district employees, discussed in this article:  http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/01/14/proposed-pay-cuts-to-teachers-and-staff-spark-protest-at-ferndale-schools/) Ferndale Public […]

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21

January 19th 2014

Oakland County Beyond Coal Kickoff Meeting Jan. 21 (Beyond Coal Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) DTE is one of the largest contributors to coal pollution here in Michigan, getting 75% of all energy they produce from dirty coal. Michigan can be a leader in clean energy, but by resisting the transition to cleaner energy sources, […]

Ferndale Library Announces Blues Festival Show Jan. 31

January 19th 2014

Ferndale Library Announces Blues Festival Show Jan. 31 (FPL Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library is partnering once again with the Bud Light Ferndale Area Blues Festival to showcase two Michigan bands; the funky, bluesy Bastion and The Free Life, a quirky, proto-punk outfit from Kalamazoo. The show will take the place […]

Update: Suspect in Ferndale Murder Arraigned

January 17th 2014

Update: Suspect in Ferndale Murder Arraigned (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 17, 2014) Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson released the following statement: “On 01/17/14, William Thomas Goad (homeless white male, DOB 01/22/1976) was arraigned and charged with Homicide-Open Murder, Unlawfully Driving Away Motor Vehicle and Larceny In A Building. Judge Charles G. Goedert denied bond. Goad’s […]

FernCare Seeks Help Cleaning Up After Flood

January 17th 2014

FernCare Seeks Help Cleaning Up After Flood (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 15, 2014) Water ran freely for over three hours inside the FernCare Free Clinic last week after a pipe burst due to the cold.  An emergency cleanup crew was called in and volunteers also spent hours sopping up water and cleaning up.  The quickness […]