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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 is an election day, and voters in Ferndale have several races and ballot proposals to cast their votes on.
“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.”
The DIY also had three nights worth of concerts with local bands on two stages, performances by Theatre Bizarre, a Ferris Wheel, a charity dunk tank, two beer tents, and a multitude of local artists, crafters, and other small businesses represented.