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Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo

June 17th 2014

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoo Press Release, June 17, 2014) Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) board members, donors, staff and guests gathered at the Detroit Zoo this evening to ceremoniously “break the ice” on the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC). The groundbreaking event marks the beginning of an 18-month development period for […]

Guest View: Real Men. Real Allies.

June 17th 2014

Guest View: Real Men. Real Allies. (Guest Column by Victor “Billione” Walker,June 17, 2014, orig. Haven Blog) Before 2005, I was oblivious to issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. I associated such issues with women, and placed the responsibility of addressing them into their hands. I thought I had no role and was in no […]

Sunshine-Filled Saturday Makes for a Great Berkley Art Bash

June 17th 2014

Sunshine-Filled Saturday Makes for a Great Berkley Art Bash (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 17, 2014, photos: Berkley Chamber of Commerce) Downtown Berkley was full of art and activities for the annual Berkley Art Bash.  Kids got their faces painted and did crafts while adults shopped for artwork of all kinds. Over 100 artists were there, […]

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video)

June 17th 2014

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  June 17, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield […]

Cashier Arrested for Embezzlement at Western Market in Ferndale

June 16th 2014

Cashier Arrested for Embezzlement at Western Market in Ferndale (Ferndale Police, June 16, 2014) On June 10, 2014, Ferndale Police arrested Tracy WINDHAM for embezzlement. Officers were called to Western Market after owners noticed unusual money transactions in their records. Investigation showed that Windham had been regularly stealing money from cash registers since December of […]

This Weeks Job Listings

June 16th 2014

This Weeks Job Listings (compiled, June 16, 2014) Welcome to This Week’s Job Listing.  This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works.  All Michigan Works Offices provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out their website at http://ferndalecareercenter.wordpress.com. Prince of Glory Lutheran Church and Preschool Position: Preschool Director/Teacher (Part-time) New! Location: […]

Ferndale Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society

June 16th 2014

Ferndale Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 16, 2014) This weekend was the annual Relay for Life event at Ferndale High School.  The event honors cancer survivors, celebrates caretakers, gives hope to those fighting the disease, and remembers lives that have been lost.  Community members raise money for […]

Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble Receives Top Honor, Only in State

June 16th 2014

Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble Receives Top Honor, Only in State (Berkley Schools, June 16, 2014) The Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble has received the highest honor the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) can award to a school. The Jazz Ensemble was invited to perform at the 2015 Michigan Music Conference (MMC) on […]

Woman Rescued from Kidnapper at Citgo in Ferndale

June 16th 2014

Woman Rescued from Kidnapper at Citgo in Ferndale (Ferndale Police, June 16, 2014) On Wednesday June 11, 2014 at about 5:40 a.m. Ferndale Police rescued a 21 year old woman from a kidnapper with a gun. Police received a 911 call from the clerk working at the Citgo gas station at 8 Mile / Pinecrest. […]

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

June 16th 2014

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths, […]