Thursday, October 11, 2012
Tim Black, who lost his mother to lupus, is organizing an event Friday at the New Way Bar to raise money for Lupus Detroit.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
By Brittany Campbell February 1, 1997 was a dark day for a then 14-year-old Tim Black. He said his final goodbye to his 38-year-old mother, Linda Turner, a mother of two. After battling the autoimmune disease lupus for seven years, she silently slipped away. “I was shocked that she died. I mean my mom would go in and out of the hospital sporadically but I never dreamed that my mother would pass away,” said Black, 29, who lives in Ferndale. Turner fit into the “but you don’t look sick” mold that many people struggling with autoimmune disease fall into. Although lupus was ravaging Turner’s body, Black says that her physical appearance didn’t change at all. “The only thing that I remember is that she would bruise easily. Other than that she …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
"She's doing the opposite in Troy of what we've been trying to do in Ferndale," said Craig Covey, Oakland County commissioner and former Ferndale mayor.
A fundraiser will be held in Ferndale this weekend to support the recall of Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, who has been under fire since December for using an anti-gay slur on her Facebook page. Craig Covey, an Oakland County commissioner and former Ferndale mayor, is organizing the fundraiser, called "Recall Troy Mayor Janice Daniels Ferndale Solidarity Party." The event will be held at Soho in Ferndale from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. Organizers will take donations of any amount to benefit the recall effort. Troy residents will vote on Nov. 6 whether to recall Daniels, who was elected to office in November. "The Ferndale community decided it wanted to help," said Covey. Daniels first came under fire in December for an anti-gay Facebook …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Ferndale Police Officer John Cleveland's 3-year-old daughter Olivia was killed when a drunk driver struck the family's vehicle on June 25.
Residents can help support the family of a Ferndale police officer Thursday night at a benefit held in honor of the family's 3-year-old daughter who was tragically killed by a drunk driver. On June 25, a minivan occupied by Ferndale Police Officer John Cleveland, his wife Jodie, and their three children - Katie, Gavin and Olivia - was struck by a drunk driver. Olivia, 3, did not survive the accident. Jodie and the two other children were hospitalized for several days. To help the family with mounting expenses, the Ferndale Police Officers Association is hosting a benefit for the family at 6 p.m. Thursday at Rosie O'Grady's in Ferndale. Several items will be raffled off and there will be a tin can auction. Tickets can be purchased at the …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The presidential candidate is in town for a private event hosted by Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday night.
A crowd of about 200 people gathered Wednesday afternoon outside the Troy Marriott hotel on Big Beaver Road to rally in protest of visiting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Romney is in Troy for a private fundraiser hosted by Gov. Rick Snyder at the hotel. Protesters carried signs and waved at motorists along Big Beaver, many of whom were honking as they passed by. "We're here to support Barack Obama," said Jeff Klayo of Mt. Clemens, who attended the rally with two fellow UAW members. "He stands for the little guys... The working class." Liz Ratzloff of Ann Arbor attended the rally and wore the official "Pillamina" mascot costume for Planned Parenthood. "I'm here sporting Pillamina because Romney doesn't support low-cost …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Purchase a plot of grass on the football field for $10 and you could win up to $1,000 - if a cow poops on your spot at the annual "Moo Poo" June 9. The fundraiser helps send students to football camp.
Ferndale has a lot of fundraisers - but there's nothing quite like the Moo Poo. In this annual fundraiser for the Ferndale High School football program, the football field is divided into 2-yard by 2-yard plots and students sell "deeds" for each plot. At noon on June 9, two cows will be brought out onto the field. If a cow poops on your spot, you win one of three cash prizes. Timothy Collins, Ferndale's police chief and the president of the Eagles' Nest - the nonprofit booster club for the Ferndale football program - said the Moo Poo has been around for about 10 years in the city but is a pretty unique concept. "I don't know anybody else that does it," he said. The first poo is worth $1,000, the second is worth $500 and the third $250. And…
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
The community is invited to gather at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ferndale on Wednesday, where 15 percent of all purchases will be donated to the memorial fund for a Ferndale student who was killed by a train.
All day Wednesday, 15 percent of all purchases at Buffalo Wild Wings in Ferndale will be donated to the David Michael Smith Memorial Foundation. The foundation, named for a Ferndale student who was killed by a train in July 2006, sends kids to camp and offers scholarships to Ferndale High School graduates. David's parents, Dianna and Lloyd Smith, run the foundation. The foundation also provides funds to Ferndale Youth Assistance. Present the coupon attached to this article to your server at the time of purchase.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The Saturday Afternoon Hoedown at New Way Bar will be free, but guests can donate to send the Ferndale students to Earthworks Science Camp.
Hailing from the northern Texan County of Briscoe, Ferndale’s six-piece rockabilly band likes to bring its country-punk hybrid sound to the north. Once a month, The Briscoe County Vultures play at the New Way Bar for the Saturday Afternoon Hoedown to share their unique tunes. “It’s hard to classify our genre — cow punk, cowbilly, rockabilly?” explained Helen Lambrix, a vocalist from the band. “It is always fun no matter what you call it!” The band’s next routine Hoedown show will keep that same fun vibe, but add a new twist. This time it will be calling on fans to donate to a cause they feel is important. “All proceeds for this show will go to benefit the Coolidge Intermediate School’s fourth-grade class fundraiser to go to Earthworks …
Monday, April 23, 2012
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This week, don't miss your last chance to: The Ferndale Schools Fine Arts Boosters is launching their third Mother's Day Flower Sale. All proceeds go to support the K-12 fine arts programs, performance needs and activities. The flowers are from Dinser’s Greenhouse in Novi. Know about an important deadline coming up? Tell us in the comments, or email email@example.com. You can also post your own event or announcement for everyone to see.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A concert on Thursday at the Magic Stick in Detroit will honor Mary Guirey, a Ferndale woman who lost her battle with cancer last year at age 49. Her family and friends in the music industry are gathering for a concert to benefit The Pink Fund, a nonprofi
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Local business owners participated in "Torch This!" at Cliff Bell's on March 4 in front of a sold-out crowd.
Several Ferndale women took the stage at Cliff Bell's in Detroit on March 4 to sing sultry songs of love and loss from the likes of Judy Garland, Joan Crawford and Billie Holiday in front of a sold-out crowd. They were participating in a fundraiser called "Torch This!" planned by Cheryl Salinas-Tucker, owner of Rouge MakeUp and Nail Studio in Ferndale. The event showcased 14 local women and one man, ages 25-60, who bravely sang songs from an era gone by. More than $3,000 was raised, which will benefit Urban Neighborhood Initiatives, a nonprofit organization based in southwest Detroit. Salinas-Tucker said she had wanted to do something different from a fashion show and decided to involve her friends and clients and “make their dreams come …