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School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19

February 16th 2014

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2014) The Ferndale School Board and other advocates are focusing some of their efforts on Lansing as they grapple with the problem of less funding for public education. On Tuesday, Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause will give two presentations on school funding, […]

Ferndale Library’s Chocolate Olympics Feb. 17

February 15th 2014

Ferndale Library’s Chocolate Olympics Feb. 17 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 15, 2014) As athletes from countries around the globe go for the gold in the Sochi Winter Olympic Games, youngsters in Ferndale will have the chance to compete for some sweet honors themselves. On Monday Feb. 17 The Ferndale Public Library is holding The Chocolate […]

Running Home Author Visits Berkley Third Graders

February 14th 2014

Running Home Author Visits Berkley Third Graders (Berkley Schools, Feb. 14, 2014) Jennifer Charron Ward, a local Berkley author, visited Angell third graders this week to talk about her book, Running Home. The book is a work of fiction loosely based on two separate events in her life that she has woven together in her […]

Knife Threats and More in Royal Oak Police Report

February 14th 2014

Knife Threats and More in Royal Oak Police Report (Royal Oak Police, Feb. 14, 2014) For the week of February 6, 2014 through February 13, 2014 Unlawfully Driving Away an Automobile 700 block of S. Washington, 2-9-14, 5:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m.: Complainant parked his vehicle in the alley behind a business. When he returned […]

State Board of Ed Adopts Snow Day Policy Statement

February 14th 2014

State Board of Ed Adopts Snow Day Policy Statement (Michigan Board of Education Press Release, Feb. 14, 2014) LANSING — The State Board of Education this week unanimously adopted a statement on the replacement of Snow Days, when a local school district exceeds the six days allowable by state law; encouraging districts to replace the […]

Lisa Brown and other Catalyst Award Winners Announced

February 14th 2014

Lisa Brown and other Catalyst Award Winners Announced (Equality Michigan Press Release, Feb. 14, 2014) Equality Michigan today announced the recipients of their annual Catalyst Awards, being presented at the organization’s Annual Dinner on February 22 at Motor City Casino. Equality Michigan’s Catalyst Awards recognize individuals and organizations for excellence in service to Michigan’s LGBT […]

Jim O’Donnell’s State of the Ferndale Schools Address

February 14th 2014

Jim O’Donnell’s State of the Ferndale Schools Address (Jim,O’Donnell Ferndale Schools Board President, Feb. 14, 2014) NOTE:  Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell presented this speech on Feb. 12, 2014 to the community through a Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce gathering held at Local Kitchen and Bar.  Below is the full text of the speech […]

Oakland University, MSU & U of M get new License Plates

February 14th 2014

Oakland University, MSU & U of M get new Fundraising License Plates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2014) Grizzly fans, as well as folks who like the Spartans and the Wolverines, can now get newly designed license plates from the Secretary of State.  SOS has an entire line of special fundraising plates depicting each of […]

Upcoming Events at the Royal Oak Library

February 14th 2014

Upcoming Events at the Royal Oak Library (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Feb. 14, 2014)   Teen Volunteers Needed for ROPL Book Sale (March 6, 7, 8) Middle and high school student volunteers are needed to help at the Friends’ Annual Book Sale, March 6-8. Tasks include straightening book displays, helping customers carry purchases, […]

Ferndale Police Report: Burglar Tracked by Footprints in Snow

February 13th 2014

Ferndale Police Report: Burglar Tracked by Footprints in Snow (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Feb. 13, 2014) On 02/11/14 at about 1:40 p.m. officers responded to a home on Ardmore where residents reported their home was burglarized. The couple reported they left their home in the morning and when they returned, found somebody had broken […]