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View: Disconnecting Communities and Growing Profits in Education

December 27th 2014

View: Disconnecting Communities and Growing Profits in Education (Guest View by Bill Boyle, Dec. 27, 2014) Michigan’s Governor Rick Snyder is about to make an announcement that will move him to the prominent fore in the education reform movement not only statewide, but nationally as well.  Snyder has done much already to shape the education conversation in Michigan […]

Ferndale Library Offering Archery Class for Kids Ages 9-17

December 27th 2014

Ferndale Library Offering Archery Class for Kids Ages 9-17 (FPL Press Release, Dec. 27, 2014) Intro to Archery Jan 10, 12 PM – 2 PM Registration Required (Limited 25 spots, Ages 9-17). Archery is one of fastest growing sports in the country. (We’re thinking The Hunger Games had something to do with that…) We’ll be […]

Art Explored Unveiled in Downtown Royal Oak

December 26th 2014

Art Explored Unveiled in Downtown Royal Oak (Royal Oak Press Release, Dec. 26,2014) The second annual Art Explored Series kicks off in downtown Royal Oak on Dec. 22. This public art series launched last summer with three featured artists, grew to five local artists in its Fall/Winter Arts Explored Series, and is now showcasing 10 […]

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County

December 26th 2014

Nino Salvaggios Donates Food for 500 in Oakland County (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) Nino Salvaggio International Marketplace shared the holiday spirt this Christmas as they donated enough food to feed 500 for the holidays. The donations were given to Forgotten Harvest, which is based in Troy but serves several Oakland County communities, and Grace […]

21 Year Old Dies After Ignoring Construction Signs on I-75 Ramp

December 26th 2014

21 Year Old Dies After Ignoring Construction Signs on I-75 Ramp (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014)   At about 2:40am Friday a 21-year-old man from Holly drove his 2005 GMC Sierra around construction barricades that were blocking the onramp to I-75 at Westbound 12 Mile road in Madison Heights. State Police report that the […]

Sheriffs Surprise 300 Residents with Ham in Operation Pig Out (video)

December 26th 2014

Sheriffs Surprise 300 Residents with Ham in Operation Pig Out (video) (C. Proxmire, Dec. 26, 2014) With big hearts and a strong sense of humor, deputies from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department hit the streets of communities they serve with surprise hams for residents. “Operation Pig Out” was made possible by Dr. Frank Patino who […]

Family Story Time at Southfield Library Jan 12

December 26th 2014

Family Story Time at Southfield Library Jan 12 (SPL Press Release, Dec. 26, 2014) Join us Monday, January 12, at 7:00 pm in the Space Station Program Room for a fun story time! The Southfield Public Library’s Junior Library Board members will present Family Story Time with stories, Readers’ Theater, and crafts for children of […]

Kwanzaa Celebration in Royal Oak Twp Dec. 29 and 30

December 24th 2014

Kwanzaa Celebration in Royal Oak Twp Dec. 29 and 30 (compiled, Dec. 15, 2014 – republished Dec. 24) Friends of Royal Oak Township Inc. and Ujima Consortium International are hosting a Celebration of Kwanzaa on Dec. 29 and 30. The program features guest speaker Malik Yakini, Nanou Djapo, Afrikan Drum and Dance, and spoken word […]

Menorah Lighting Brings Light, Music and Coffee to Kulick Center

December 24th 2014

Menorah Lighting Brings Light, Music and Coffee to Kulick Center (C. Proxmire, Photos by Debra Young, Dec. 24, 2014) The darkness on the lawn of the Kulick Community Center was dissipated a bit on Tuesday night as Ferndalians and visitors gathered to light the last electric candle of the 13 foot menorah that had been […]

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities

December 24th 2014

Oakland Co. Employee Casual Day Funds Go to 15 Charities (Oakland County Press Release, Dec. 24, 2014) Last week, Oakland County Executive, L. Brooks Patterson, awarded fifteen charities and a veteran with $29,000 dollars in funds that were raised by Oakland County employees through their Casual Day Funds Program. The program allows employees in participating departments and […]