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Charity of Choice March 2012: Us!

February 28th 2012

The Ferndale 115 News needs better equipment in order to do a better job, especially with the photos and videos that we include with our posts. We’re hoping to raise $250 for a new camera…

Election Information for Primaries and School Bond Vote Feb. 28

February 27th 2012

Michigan’s lawmakers have amended the State’s Election Law to require a statewide presidential primary election on February 28, 2012. The law calls for separate ballots to be printed for Republican candidates and for Democratic candidates, just as was done in January 2008.

Below are examples of ballot options for Ferndale Residents who also live in the Ferndale School District. Those in the Hazel Park District will face only the primaries.

In Sterio Concert Sunday 3pm

February 26th 2012

In Sterio, a unique fusion of classical flute playing and mainstream music, will present a concert and workshop February 26 at 3:00 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Ferndale. This event is presented by the Southeast Michigan Flute Association (SEMFA), and is sponsored by Flute Specialists, Inc.

Learn the Anatomy of a Criminal Case in Straight Talk on Feb. 27

February 25th 2012

Lisa J. Schmidt has been a criminal attorney in several counties and is a public defender in Oakland and Wayne Counties as well as representing private criminal clients. She urges the public to get informed about the criminal process. “You never know when you or someone you know may find yourself in an unexpected situation.

Ferndale Soup Grant Gives Boy Scouts a New Tent

February 22nd 2012

The Boy Scouts went up against Motor City Free Geek to see which project would take home the money raised by the $5 door donations. Those who attended paid $5 and enjoyed two different types of soup, bread and salad. They listened to the presentations and used voting beans to select the project they collectively wanted to fund. Both groups had great ideas, but…

Taste of Ferndale Delicious as Always

February 22nd 2012

Delicacies included chicken shawarma from Anita’s, macaroni and cheese with chicken from Dino’s, fish patties from Howe’s Bayou, salted caramel ice cream from Treat Dreams, and hummus and salsa from Garden Fresh

Police Report: Businesses Beware of Fire Inspection Scam

February 19th 2012

The store was very busy while the incident occurred and the man was able to walk out of the store without being noticed and never returned.

The owner arrived at the store later and was suspicious of the inspection and attempted to contact the Ferndale Fire Department; however, both the fire marshal and Chief were not available.

Reclaimed Art, Beer Hall Feel, Oysters and Brews

February 16th 2012

Forget everything you know about 175 W. Troy Street. The old Rosie’s is gone. Cantina Diablo’s is gone. And with cool gray walls, DIA-exhibited reclaimed art, English pub style tables, 44 available beers, and a menu touting oysters, Sweaty Bettys, and bacon with a side of bacon, the newly opened One-Eyed Betty’s is nothing like Ferndale has seen before.

Democrats Win Redistricting Case, Appeal Expected

February 16th 2012

According to a Press Release by L. Brooks Patterson, the Ingham County Circuit Court has ruled against Public Act 280 of 2011 which reduces the number of Oakland County commissioners to 21 from 25 and allows the elected commissioners to draw the new county commission districts. The Act was signed by Governor Snyder, but Oakland County Democrats quickly sued to stop it’s implementation.

The Night Ferndale Fell in Love with Fashion

February 15th 2012

Curator and artist Alvita Lozano put together the exhibit as a fundraiser for the FernCare Free Health Clinic which opened its official location in Ferndale last year.