Ferndale Patch's 10 Most Popular Stories of 2012
From new businesses and elections to crime and power outages, these were the stories Ferndale Patch readers read the most.
Ferndale had a busy 2012.
Local students shined in school plays, competitions and events like Roosevelt's annual Peace Walk, and residents, organizations and businesses showed they care through a wide range of volunteer and fundraising efforts around town.
We also covered news from Ferndale police and fire departments, including a massive fire at Van Industries in May and an incident in July when a man with a semi-automatic rifle fired several shots outside of a 7-Eleven.
Of course, that doesn't begin to cover everything. For now, here's a look back at what our numbers showed were the 10 most-read stories of 2012:
Slow business at Ferndale location leads owner to consider new concepts; One-Eyed Betty's will open soon, specializing in craft beer.
Managing partner Jeff King said Ferndale is the ideal spot for new California-style taco bar.
Police said two people were targeted but not injured by a masked man with a semi-automatic rifle.
Rick Halberg says he'll feature 'familiar food done extremely well' in the casual restaurant in the former Via Nove space.
The restaurant announced on its web site that it closed Nov. 25 after four and a half years in business.
Police said they searched the area but couldn't confirm the cause of the noises, which were heard on April 1. They said fireworks are a possibility.
TV Fitness, located at 23440 Woodward in Ferndale, had its grand opening and ribbon-cutting.
Clyde Baker, 62, of Howell, died after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle in Burns Twp.
The Kulick Center was open 24/7 for cooling during the early July outages.
Residents in Ferndale went to the polls to choose representatives who will serve on the Ferndale Board of Education, Oakland County Board of Commissioners and in the Michigan House.