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  • Sandy Levine
    The Oakland in Ferndale scares up a Halloween costume ball
    Grab a costume, the Oakland Art Novelty Co. in Ferndale ( known by regulars as The Oakland), is planning a Halloween party, speakeasy style. Open to the public, the event is set for 8 p.m., Thursday, October 31, and runs until 1 a.m.This Halloween...
  • Bartender Shane McGrath
    The Oakland in Ferndale celebrates two successful years
    Two years ago, Sandy Levine revived the concept of pre-prohibition craft cocktail bars when he opened the doors to The Oakland Art and Novelty Company in Ferndale. The Oakland offers cocktails and vibe, trendiness with a dash of neighborhood bar...
  • 4th Annual GPS at The Ringwald
    The Ringwald’s 4th Annual GPS festival presents new and favorite one-act plays
    It just wouldn’t be summer in Ferndale without The Ringwald Theatre’s wildly popular Gay Play Series (GPS). Encouraged by last year’s enthusiastic attendance, The Ringwald is planning even more of what people like best for this...
  • Historic Christmas
    Tour of historic Ferndale homes and buildings Dec 8
    A tour of historic Ferndale homes and buildings, decked out in their holiday finest decorations, is set for Saturday, December 8th beginning at 3pm at the Ferndale Historical Museum. The event is a joint effort by the Ferndale Community Foundation...
  • True love
    Ferndale photography that will just leave you smitten
    Even though Warren and I will be wed in Bloomfield, we both still have a very special place in our heart for Ferndale, Michigan. Living here over these past two years has truly opened our eyes to many of the great local business merchants that are...
  • Pinwheel Bakery
    Pinwheel Bakery, an undiscovered gem within Ferndale
    This past September, Warren and I took part in a playful engagement photo session with our sweet, sweet photographer and Ferndale native, Jess of Jessie B. Photography. While we were out gallivanting through the streets of Ferndale with Jess...
  • Ferndale
    Top 10 favorite Ferndale restaurants
    The hustle and bustle of Ferndale's growth has brought many new restaurants, diners, and bars to the 9 Mile and Woodward crossroads. With so many different selections within walking distance, Warren and I have tried out many and have together...
  • Architectural Salvage wooden window frames
    Wedding plans start to take hold and won't let go
    Wedding planning at 263 is well underway. And, Warren and I have been very busy these past few weekends arranging meetings, pinning new ideas online, budgeting costs, accommodating families, and keeping to our creative vision.With our roots in...
  • Desk
    An office to call my own
    Good morning blogging world. It's 7am on a Saturday and I'm up, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. The reasons being: 1.)I know I haven't written in quite some time, 2.) anxious to get to all the wedding appointments we have booked for...
  • Milk Can Game 2012
    The Milk Can Game: A look back at the Fortuna, Ferndale football rivalry
    Every year high school football draws crowds in the thousands across the nation. Some schools have teams that share friendly and not-so-friendly rivalries with other teams from nearby schools. "Friday Night Lights" is a football movie...
  • Garage Sale
    Our inaugural Ferndale garage sale this weekend
    Warren and I absolutely love garage sales. I mean, who doesn’t? You can get rid of all your unneeded stuff that just sits to collect dust while still making a buck or two.Well, Warren and I figured that a garage sale would be the best way to...
  • Ringwald Theatre 2012-2013 season
    The Ringwald Theatre announces its new season and official ‘new’ name
    It's a show biz thing. After five years of successfully producing shows at the Ringwald Theatre under the name “Who Wants Cake?,” the company has taken a hard look in the mirror and come to the conclusion that they have outgrown...
  • Hail storm in Ferndale
    Holy hail within downtown Ferndale
    Some of you may have experienced first-hand yesterday (July 4th) the crazy hail thunderstorm that tore through Detroit and its surrounding suburbs.For Ferndale, the storm was extremely fierce. The storm brought heavy 3″ diameter balls of ice...
  • Torino Espresso + Bar
    The best of both worlds, coffee and booze, served at Torino's
    A couple weeks ago, Warren and I took a walk to downtown Ferndale and unintentionally ended up at Torino Espresso + Bar for a nightcap drink. We had never been, and always thought it was a great concept - combining a bar that serves coffee/lattes...
  • Ringwald GPS festival
    Find theatrical fun at The Ringwald Theatre's GPS Festival
    It must be summer if The Ringwald Theatre has deployed its GPS.This Friday, June 15, marks the launch of the third annual Gay Play Series – the one-act play festival that concludes on Monday, June 25, 2012.Last year’s festival brought...