Sunday, July 15, 2012
The second annual barbecue and whiskey sampling event continues 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday.
Hundreds of people came out to E. Troy Street on Saturday for the second annual Pig and Whiskey event, where guests enjoyed barbecue, whiskey sampling, live music and more. Metro Times partnered with Woodward Avenue Brewers for the second annual event, which closes E. Troy Street and features barbecue from seven of the area's best barbecue restaurants. Guests can also sample various brands of bourbon, scotch, and whiskey, or check out the beer tent. The event is free to enter and continues 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday. Read more about the event here.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
More than 300 people were participating in the annual event Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
The 90-degree heat didn't seem to bother twin sisters Kayla and Katlynn Hughes on Saturday afternoon as they walked the track at their high school for the annual Relay for Life of Ferndale. The 17-year-old sisters were on a mission to raise money to help find a cure for cancer. Having a relative who passed away from the disease, Kayla Hughes said they wanted to come out to show their support and help the cause. "It could happen to anyone, it could happen to us down the line," she said. The sisters were among more than 300 people who were participating in Relay for Life of Ferndale on Saturday, which continues through 10 a.m. Sunday at the Ferndale High School track. The annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society has already raised …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Put on by the Ferndale Elementary PTA, the all-schools event at Roosevelt on Friday was staffed by more than 100 parent and student volunteers.
A rainy day was no match for the fun that volunteers had in store for the community at the annual June Fair on Friday. Kids of all ages, parents and neighbors came out to Roosevelt Primary School to enjoy food, games, face-painting, a rock-climbing wall and more as part of the annual end-of-the-school-year celebration. Put on by the Ferndale Elementary PTA, the all-schools event was staffed by more than 100 parent and student volunteers. Other attractions included a dunk tank - with kindergarten teacher Heather Urbanowicz volunteering to be dunked - a bake sale, inflatables and performances by the Ferndale Middle School/Ferndale High School choir and band. Roosevelt teacher Janet Monroe said she's been attending the event for around 50 …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Faculty, friends and family celebrated UHS seniors as their high school days came to a close Thursday evening.
The University High School Class of 2012 celebrated graduation with family and friends at Lawrence Technological University on Thursday evening. The ceremony, which included a total of 91 graduates, featured a commencement address by Ebony Williams, the presentation of National Honors Society and John F. Kennedy Awards, and a farewell address by Mercedes Johnson. In her farewell speech, Johnson encouraged her classmates to pursue their dreams and "never give up." "Choose the path that will lead to your dreams," she said. "Don't be afraid to keep going." Superintendent Gary Meier congratulated the Class of 2012 - the fifth graduating class at UHS, which was founded in 2005. "I look forward to hearing about your great achievements over your …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Class of 2012 celebrated graduation with family and friends at the Meadowbrook Music Festival Pavilion on Wednesday evening.
Ferndale High School's Class of 2012 celebrated graduation with family and friends at the Meadowbrook Music Festival Pavilion on Wednesday evening. The 195 graduates were supported by a full crowd at the outdoor venue and greeted by family with tears of joy and hugs following the ceremony. It was also a special night for FHS Principal Herbert Ivory, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Students surprised Ivory with an honorary diploma and the crowd gave the much-loved principal several standing ovations. New graduate Patrick Ceglarek said he had mixed feelings after graduating Wednesday night. "I'm really happy but at the same time kind of sad to be leaving it all behind," said Ceglarek, who plans to attend University of Michigan…
Monday, May 28, 2012
The parade on Monday morning included tributes to those who gave their lives in service.
People of all ages lined Woodward, Nine Mile and Livernois on Monday morning to watch Ferndale's 94th annual Memorial Day Parade, followed by a ceremony honoring veterans at Ferndale's Memorial Mall. Enjoying sunny weather in the 80s, participants in the parade included Ferndale High School’s Golden Eagles Marching Band, representatives from all the U.S. Armed Services and numerous local and regional groups. Ferndale's parade is the oldest consecutive Memorial Day Parade in Michigan. The Michigan’s Fallen Heroes Foot Float was also part of the parade, with dozens of marchers solemnly carrying placards of each Michigan soldier who has died in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts since 2001. Ferndale Mayor Dave Coulter spoke during the …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
We know parents take hundreds of photos, so send us a shot of your child dressed to the nines and we'll feature it on Ferndale Patch.
It’s that time of year when girls try on dozens of dresses, boys rent tuxedos and high school juniors and seniors prepare for one of the last parties of the school year: prom. For Ferndale High School, the big event is May 3 at Roostertail and for University High School, senior prom is May 18. So much of prom is about who you’re with and the memories you make, but it’s also about what you’re wearing, too. So, Ferndale Patch is asking for your prom photos. We know parents, grandparents and students out there will be taking plenty, so share a shot of your high school students dressed for prom and we’ll compile a prom photo album. What better way to browse through your child’s classmates’ outfits short of hacking into their Facebook. While we…
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
It was a full house at Boogie Fever as residents and community leaders enjoyed the strolling dinner event benefiting the Ferndale Community Foundation.
It was a full house Tuesday night for Taste of Ferndale, the fourth annual Mardi Gras strolling dinner put on by the Ferndale Community Foundation. This year's event was at Boogie Fever and featured food from more than 15 local restaurants. The fundraiser aimed to showcase some of Ferndale’s most popular and diverse restaurants in one location, allowing attendees to sample selections from each venue. A silent auction and giving tree were also featured, along with live music by Metro Jazz Voices. Though numbers were not yet available, the event was expected to raise between $10,000 to $12,000 this year, with all proceeds benefiting the Ferndale Community Foundation, which promotes and funds a variety of programs and organizations in the …