Ferndale

Ferndale Schools Teacher Appreciation Stories Pour In

May 11th 2014

Ferndale Schools Teacher Appreciation Stories Pour In (Nan Kerr-Mueller and Crystal Proxmire, May 11, 2014) Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and parents throughout Ferndale Schools shared stories of teachers and staff that have made an impact on their children’s lives. The Facebook Page “Teacher Appreciation Week Stories” got over 150 likes as the warm […]

DIY Festival Takes a Year Off

May 9th 2014

DIY Festival Takes a Year Off (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 9, 2014)   To the sadness of thousands of art, music and community lovers, the annual DIY Festival will not be taking place this summer. Chris and Krista Johnson made the difficult decision after learning that there would be construction on E. 9 Mile Road […]

Macaroni Kid Free Newsletter for Families Comes to Royal Oak

May 9th 2014

Macaroni Kid Free Newsletter for Families Comes to Royal Oak (Press Release, May 9, 2014) After her first child was born, local mom Karen Evans felt the way most new moms do: she wanted to do the best things for her new little boy. She started looking for local events and soon realized that, although […]

Affirmations Hosts LGBT Health and Wellness Fair May 17

May 9th 2014

Affirmations Hosts LGBT Health and Wellness Fair May 17 (press release, May 9, 2014) Saturday, May 17th 1-5 PM Affirmations Community Center Featuring Project Healthy Living This one-day event offers educational workshops and free and low-cost services, including screenings for height, weight, vision, dental, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and more: ~Free and low cost health […]

Over 60 Homes in Pleasant Ridge City-Wide Garage Sale May 10

May 8th 2014

Over 60 Homes in Pleasant Ridge City-Wide Garage Sale May 10 (Press Release, May 8, 2014)   The City of Pleasant Ridge will sponsor a City-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, May 10. 60+ houses will be participating in the daylong event. Individual houses will be selling their goods & treasures starting at 9:00 a.m. Maps […]

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 […]