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Take Precautions During Cold Weather

January 23rd 2013

“While anyone can be affected by extreme cold, infants and elderly are particularly at risk, as are people with diabetes because of impaired circulation,” said Kathy Forzley, Health Division manager/health officer. “Proper precautions need to be taken to avoid serious health problems caused by cold weather.”

FernCare’s Resources for Low Income Healthcare

January 23rd 2013

FernCare has updated their list of places where people can get health care and other assistance. Currently the Ferndale-based free health clinic is operating at capacity and is not accepting new clients at this time. However, they are dedicated to providing information to help connect people with the care they need. The list below is shared off of their Resources Page at http://ferncare.org/resources/.

Ferndale Public Library to Begin Using Collection Agency

January 23rd 2013

This new policy was developed with fairness to all library patrons in mind. Materials not returned are not available for others to use or borrow. Also, if materials are not returned, in most cases, money from the library budget is used to replace them. This same money could much better be used to purchase new items for patron use instead of replacing non-returned items.

An Interview with Dennis and Marty Hoeppner (video)

January 20th 2013

Listen as they recall Ferndale history, including a large fire that took out several businesses at the corner of 9 and Woodward, the birth of the Kulick Community Center, and a write-in campaign that changed the face of politics in the city.

In addition to the history, the Hoeppners shared humorous moments, like when Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson unwittingly boosted the strip club business, how Dennis cornered Marty for their first kiss, and their adventure to the drag show in Las Vegas.

UHS DECA Collecting Jeans for Homeless Youth Jan. 26

January 19th 2013

Students from the University High School DECA program are asking that people bring a pair of jeans with them to the Extravaganza on Saturday, Jan. 26, to be donated to homeless youth.

The jeans collection is part of the Teens for Jeans movement organized through www.dosomething.org in partnership with clothing retailer Aeropostale. People who bring a pair of gently used jeans to donate not only can feel good about helping homeless youth, they will also get a 25% off coupon for their next Aeropostale purchase.

Grant and Roosevelt Students Parade for Peace

January 19th 2013

Grant Early Childhood Center and Roosevelt Primary School students each took part in Peace Walk activities this past week, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Teachers Can Register for Active Shooter Training through County

January 18th 2013

Experts from Oakland County Homeland Security Division and the Sheriff’s Office will conduct five training sessions for school personnel on how to react in an active shooter situation in January and February.

“Dec. 14, 2012 is emblazoned on our memories forever,” Patterson said. “Many died in the Newtown, Conn. tragedy. But many others survived because teachers knew just what to do with a shooter in the building.”

Woodward Heights Gets Blue Water Boost

January 17th 2013

From storage facility to high end office building, Blue Water Financial is looking to transform the property at 535 Woodward Heights into their new world headquarters with a little help a Brownfield Redevelopment grant, and a lot of help from the City Departments who are working quickly to bring the firm to its new home.

Ferndale View: Bike Summit Information Station

January 17th 2013

Representatives from various local groups, companies, the county and SE MI cities sharing tons of great info.
People really rallying around this whole non-motorized city thing = whoo hoo!
So, this is an information-sharing post highlighting ways you can kick off 2013 by supporting non-motorized transport in SE Michigan.

University High School Info Session Jan. 23

January 17th 2013

Ferndale’s University High School is a public high school operated by the Ferndale Public Schools with a mission to ensure all students graduate not only from high school, but also from college. UHS was founded in 2005 in a partnership with Lawrence Technological University that provides on-campus and dual enrollment opportunities for UHS students.