2015 Election Stories

2015 Election Stories (Compiled, Nov. 2, 2015) Nov. 3 is Election Day and several cities have local elections and ballot issues.  The Oakland County 115 News Hub does not endorse any candidates, and we respect everyone who puts themselves out there to take on the challenge of local governance.  This year we tried something new…

Amy Butters: Why I’m Voting Yes for Ferndale Schools Nov. 3

I’m voting Yes for Ferndale Schools on Nov. 3, and YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT WILL HAPPEN… Amy Butters: Why I’m Voting Yes for Ferndale Schools Nov. 3 (Guest View by Amy Butters, Ferndale Schools Trustee, Nov. 2, 2015) I’m voting Yes for Ferndale Schools on Nov. 3, and you won’t believe what will happen… 1.…

Local Magic Love: The Allure of Crop Circle Speculation

Local Magic Love: The Allure of Crop Circle Speculation (Guest View by Patty Shaw, Coventry Creations and Candle Wick Shop, Nov. 1, 2015) There is a deeper mystery about crop circles that you may not know. I know I didn’t.  The more I learn the more I’m taken down a rabbit hole of circumstantial evidence,…

Floods, Basements, Power Lines & Other Rainy Day Concerns Addressed

Floods, Basements, Power Lines & Other Rainy Day Concerns Addressed (City of Ferndale Press Release, Oct. 28, 2015)   Metro Detroit’s spring and summer rainy season can cause a lot of concern among residents, particularly after last August’s catastrophic flood. Though Ferndale and surrounding communities have seen several significant rainfalls this season, the news so…

CFF’s Ferndale Candidate Forum Video and Live Blog Thread (video)

CFF’s Ferndale Candidate Forum Video and Live Blog Thread (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 26, 2015) On Oct. 24 candidates for Ferndale City Council joined Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter for a candidate forum hosted by Citizens for Fair Ferndale. Oakland County 115 reporter Crystal Proxmire posted live updates from the forum. And Keith Dalton of…

Ferndale Fall Crawl w/Lumberjack Chick Theme to Benefit SOS Nov. 14

Ferndale Fall Crawl w/Lumberjack Chick Theme to Benefit SOS Nov. 14 (EVENT page) Ferndale Fall Crawl to benefit the South Oakland Shelter It’s time to get those flannels, boots and beards ready. The Central Woodward Junior Chamber is hosting their first-ever Ferndale Fall Crawl – a lumberjack-chic pub crawl –from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.…

14-Year-Old Sofi K’s Album Launch a Community Effort Nov 6

14-Year-Old Sofi K’s Album Launch a Community Effort Nov 6 (EVENT page) SOFI K TO LAUNCH DEBUT ALBUM LOVEHATE ON NOVEMBER 6 14-year-old local talent to celebrate album release with concert at Royal Oak Music Theatre also featuring Soul Divide and Stereo Jane   Sofi K, a 14-year-old freshman at Bloomfield Hills High School, will…

Ferndale Exchange: A New Forum for Discussing Developments

Ferndale Exchange: A New Forum for Discussing Developments (City of Ferndale Press Release, Oct. 22, 2015) The City of Ferndale has announced the launch of a new online engagement tool called Ferndale Exchange. The social-based website will be a key component in the organization’s ongoing goal of engaging residents in discussions about the City’s Master…

Ferndale: What’s on Your Ballot? (Compilation of Election Stories)

Ferndale: What’s on Your Ballot? (Compilation of Election Stories) (oc115 Staff, Oct. 21, 2015) Election Day is Nov. 3, 2015 and Ferndale voters have some choices to make.  There are votes for council, a ballot question, and a non-homestead millage renewal to be considered by those who live in the Ferndale School District. For City…

Ferndale: BizInnovate to Connect Businesses to Resources Nov. 4

Ferndale: BizInnovate to Connect Businesses to Resources Nov. 4 (EVENT page) BizInnovate Session An opportunity for Ferndale small-business owners and entrepreneurs to come together, network with fellow owners, and learn firsthand about business growth assistance—especially local retail. Open to all area small-business owners, entrepreneurs, and startup leaders—no matter what stage your business or idea is…