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Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony

May 14th 2014

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony (C. Proxmire, May 14, 2014) Linda Grand, DLC Teacher and Advisor to DLC Student Council, was teary-eyed while she watched two of her students receive awards at the recent Ferndale Youth Assistance Recognition Awards. “It as a wonderful program and well done,” she said, adding that she “appreciated […]

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods

May 14th 2014

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods (Sherry A Wells, May 14, 2014) Gardening is good for one’s mental health and nutrition but is also an excellent method of community building. There are two community gardens in southeast Oakland County. The Good Neighbors Community Garden is near the corner of Republic and Leroy […]

Royal Oak Welcomes New Manager of Economic Development

May 14th 2014

Royal Oak Welcomes New Manager of Economic Development (Royal Oak Press Release, May 14, 2014) The City of Royal Oak is welcoming a former Wayne County senior development officer to serve as its new manager of economic development. Todd Fenton – who has served as one of the region’s primary points of contact for companies […]

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

May 14th 2014

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month (SEMCOG Press release, May 14, 2014) May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness month. According to 2013 crash data analyzed and released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, while only one percent of all crashes involved a motorcycle, those crashes resulted in 20 percent of all severe and fatal crashes. […]

Summer Concert at Ferndale Library: Streetcorner June 10

May 14th 2014

Summer Concert at Ferndale Library: Streetcorner June 10 The Ferndale Library performs its annual magic act this month when it turns local baked goods into music. Their summer concert series, sponsored by the library’s fall bake sale, kicks off on Tue Jun. 10 with local five-piece vocal harmony group Streetcorner. This free concert begins at […]

Royal Oak Woman Dies of Suicide

May 14th 2014

Royal Oak Woman Dies of Suicide (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 14, 2014) At request, Royal Oak Community Engagement Specialist Judy Davids released the following information, which has been edited to protect the identity of the deceased: “On May 9th 2014, at 7:55PM, officers responded to Poplar for a report of a gunshot victim. The Officers […]

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video)

May 13th 2014

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Over 900 people packed the Henry in Dearborn to listen to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem talk about her lifelong fight for equality. For 80 years she has experienced patriarchy, and as she spoke to people of all ages at Planned […]

Ferndale Students Join in Police Week Flag Ceremony (video)

May 13th 2014

Ferndale Students Join in Police Week Flag Ceremony (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Students from Mrs. Darling and Mr. Peri’s third grade classes at Roosevelt Primary School led the Pledge of Allegiance and learned about the sacrifices made by police officers at the annual National Police Week Flag Ceremony in front of Ferndale […]

After 46 Years, Clawson Middle School Principal…

May 13th 2014

After 46 Years, Clawson Middle School Principal John Dickerson Announces Retirement (Clawson Schools Press Release, May 13, 2014) Clawson Middle School Principal John Dickinson announced his retirement, effective at the end of June. John has been a member of the Clawson Public Schools since 1968 when he began his career teaching English at Clawson Junior […]

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

May 13th 2014

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2014)   As the City of Detroit struggles to restructure under bankruptcy, the issue of regional water management is in the forefront of the discussions. Oakland County leaders, including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash are advocating for […]