Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Resident and paranormal expert extraordinaire John E.L. Tenney shares his list of boos who in Ferndale.
Ghosts. Spirits. Specters. Presences. Those who wonder who or what may be lurking in the dark go to Royal Oak resident John E. L. Tenney, 41. He has been investigating conspiracy theories and haunted houses since he was a teenager. Tenney—a researcher, archivist, and author—is best known for his "Weird Lecture Series," delivered at public and private schools, universities, private organizations. Michigan, where testimony abounds of Big Foot, Red Dwarf and UFO sightings, is a great place to have a weird experience, according to Tenney. "More boats have disappeared in the Great Lakes than in the Bermuda Triangle," he said. So what are the five top five places to have a Twilight Zone moment in Ferndale? Here are the places Tenney gets the …
New songwriter and musician showcases start Tuesday, April 2 at Dino's Lounge.
Dino's Lounge is inviting aspiring singers/songwriters, professionals and those who just want to have some fun to join in its new songwriter and musician showcases every Tuesday evening. Ferndale native Jill Jack, a 33-time Detroit Music award winner and 20-year veteran of songwriting and performing, will host on Tuesday, April 2. The event starts at 9 p.m. Chris Brantley is the guitarist and background vocalist with Mitch Ryder. He has played with Alto Reed, Mark Farner, Dave Mason and more and plays a wide range of styles, including Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, and Folk. Both Jill Jack and Brantley are key players in the Detroit music scene, according to Dino's. “Musicians/songwriters need a place to try out their material, hone their …
Monday, April 1, 2013
You'll be busy, not bored, in Ferndale this month.
Patch will keep you up to date with what's going on every week, but we've got your monthly look ahead to keep as a handy reference. The thing is, we know we've missed some events — some of which haven't been announced yet — so leave us a comment and let us know what else is going on this month. Our goal is to keep you informed.
Get ready for the week ahead in Ferndale with these five things to know.
Parking enforcement resumed last week after several weeks of free parking. Information on the new parking system, including a map of downtown pay station locations, can be found here. You can find a video of how to use the new pay stations here. Ferndale Public Schools is on spring break. Classes resume April 8. The Harding Administration Center will be open throughout the week. Ferndale City Council will meet for a special budget meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Ferndale City Hall. Find the agenda here. The Ferndale Public Library is hosting a free drop-in lego day on Tuesday. No registration is required. Find more information here. The Ferndale Public Library will host its monthly night of local music starting at 7 p.m. Friday. Find more …
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Let the small businesses in Ferndale know they're appreciated by reviewing them.
Here's a look at some of the most popular Ferndale Patch posts from the past seven days.
We know you've been busy, but it's time to catch up. Here's a look at several popular stories on Ferndale Patch over the past week. Click on the title to see the full story. Ferndale Business Will Move to Former Dollar Castle Space Modern Natural Baby is one of three businesses leasing the vacant building, which will be fully renovated. Ferndale 2013 'Good Neighbors' Announced Citizens for a Fair Ferndale will honor the residents at an award ceremony May 1. Ferndale Business Combines Local Couple's High-Tech Talents Q&A with the co-owner of Tecoso Computer Solutions, which has been open in Ferndale for 10 years. Ferndale Custodian Lets 1st Graders Shave His Head Dan Dirkse challenged the John F. Kennedy School community to raise money for …
Friday, March 29, 2013
Here are some relevant closings for Good Friday and Easter Sunday around town.
Here's a look at some closings and adjusted hours this weekend around Ferndale. If you're out and about and notice a business that has special hours this weekend, let us know in the comments section.
Citizens for a Fair Ferndale will honor the residents at an award ceremony May 1.
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Friday, March 29
Citizens for a Fair Ferndale recently announced the residents it will honor this year at its annual Good Neighbors award ceremony. Each year, Citizens for a Fair Ferndale recognizes members of the community who embody the group's mission within their everyday lives. The organization began taking nominations for the award in February. The Good Neighbors = Strong Community Awards event will be held on May 1 at Local Kitchen and Bar. This year’s recipients are as follows: The FernCare Clinic team will also be recognized as the fifth CFF "Community Partner," a special award that goes to a person, business, or group selected by Citizens for a Fair Ferndale due to a particular connection with the group and for their special role in the community…
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Q&A with the co-owner of Tecoso Computer Solutions, which has been open in Ferndale for 10 years.
There are many unique and interesting businesses that call Ferndale home, from retailers and restaurants to art galleries and even businesses you might not have known existed in your own backyard. Each week, Patch will feature a Ferndale business to learn about its roots, plans for the future and more. This week, get to know Tecoso Computer Solutions, located at 122 East Nine Mile Road. The computer repair and service business, owned by Neal and Sara Flowers, will celebrate 11 years in Ferndale this June. Here's what Sara Flowers had to say in a recent interview with Patch: Sara Flowers has a background in graphic design and her husband is a computer expert, she explained. "We decided to combine our backgrounds and do one business," she …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Here in Ferndale, many have followed suit, going red for marriage equality, by sharing the Human Rights Campaign's logo to show their support for LGBT equality in Michigan.
You may have wondered at the logo showing up all over Facebook — a red square with two pink horizontal lines and folks changing their profile photos to this symbol that stands for marriage equality. It's an effort by the Human Rights Campaign that coincides with oral Supreme Court hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, D.C. on the issue. The equality symbol signifies that marriage equality really is all about love, the HRC post says, adding that in addition to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender supporters, heterosexuals are especially encouraged to do so as "straight allies." "Together we will show the nation that we believe all Americans deserve to be treated fairly and equally under the law — no matter who they love," …