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Blues Festival Brings People to Ferndale, Raises Money for Charity

January 20th 2014

Blues Festival Brings People to Ferndale, Raises Money for Charity, Jan. 24 – Feb. 2 (Ferndale Blues Festival Press Release, Jan. 20, 2014) For the 13th year in a row, the now legendary Annual Bud Light Ferndale Blues & Music Festival will bring music and crowds to locations across Ferndale with more than five dozen […]

Artists Roundtable: Woodcut Prints w/Patrick Dengate Jan 23

January 20th 2014

Ferndale Library Artists Roundtable: Woodcut Prints w/Patrick Dengate Jan 23 (FPL Press Release, Jan. 20, 2013) The Ferndale Public Library’s Artists Roundtable, Thursday Jan. 23, 7:30 pm at Ferndale Public Library. Exchange ideas, meet other local artists and creators, share works-in-progress. Bring business cards, show flyers, call for art, resources 7:30 – Pat Dengate: a […]

A Week with L. Brooks Patterson Nets New Yorker a Juicy Profile

January 20th 2014

A Week with L. Brooks Patterson Nets New Yorker a Juicy Profile (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2014) Amid the dry and bureaucratic world of county-level governance, and the slow-moving pace of progress in the revitalization of a community hurt by economic loss, corrupt leadership and racial divide, The New Yorker has managed to find […]

Details of UAW Contract with Ferndale Schools

January 20th 2014

Details of UAW Contract with Ferndale Schools (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Jan. 20, 2014) EDITOR’S NOTE:  Ferndale Schools is currently negotiating with all unions in hopes of wage concessions.  Read a letter from School Board President Jim O’Donnell at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/01/19/letter-from-ferndale-school-board-president-jim-odonnell-on-budget/, and a story on picketing at the School Board meeting at http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/01/14/proposed-pay-cuts-to-teachers-and-staff-spark-protest-at-ferndale-schools/.  The union agreement […]

Promises Kept: Because I Said I Would (video)

January 19th 2014

Promises Kept: Because I Said I Would (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 19, 2014) Are promises more meaningful than resolutions? That’s the idea behind the Because I Said I Would project that came to several cities on New Year’s Eve, including Dino’s Lounge in Ferndale. Over 200 people made promises they posted on the Because […]

Berkley WinterFest Feb. 1

January 19th 2014

Berkley WinterFest  Feb. 1 (Berkley Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) Berkley Parks and Recreation is proud to announce the fourth installment of WinterFest which will take place on Saturday, February 1st from noon until 4 pm at the Community Center. WinterFest 2014 offers a free day of activities for the whole family to enjoy. Returning […]

Suspect Wanted in Theft and More Royal Oak Police Updates

January 19th 2014

Suspect Wanted in Theft and More Royal Oak Police Updates (Royal Oak Police Department, Jan. 19, 2014) For the week of January 9, 2014 through January 16, 2014 Larceny from an Automobile 2800 block of Woodslee, 1-7-14 – 1-8-14, 7:00pm – 8:00am: Complainant reported she parked her vehicle in the parking lot. When she returned […]

In First US Tour, Haifa Symphony Orchestra Visits W. Bloomfield Feb. 20

January 19th 2014

In First US Tour, Haifa Symphony Orchestra Visits W. Bloomfield Feb. 20 (Berman Center for Performing Arts Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) The Haifa Symphony Orchestra is touring the United States for the first time ever and will come with Israel’s premier violist, Avshalom Sarid.  Avshalom Sarid is an accomplished violist, musical producer and teacher […]

The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity Gala Feb. 1

January 19th 2014

The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity Gala Feb. 1 (CALC Press Release, Jan. 19, 2014) The Chaldean American Ladies of Charity will host a Charity Gala on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at the Shenandoah Country Club in West Bloomfield at 7:00 pm.  The purpose of the event is to assist the nonprofit in providing resources […]

Letter from Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell on Budget

January 19th 2014

Letter from Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell on Budget (Jim O’Donnell, Jan. 19, 2014) (EDITOR’S NOTE:  This letter was submitted by School Board President Jim O’Donnell and also appeared in the Ferndale Schools e-blast.  This is in response to public questions about ongoing negotiations with district employees, discussed in this article:  http://oaklandcounty115.com/2014/01/14/proposed-pay-cuts-to-teachers-and-staff-spark-protest-at-ferndale-schools/) Ferndale Public […]