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Oak Park Mayor Gives 2015 State of the City Address

March 21st 2015

Oak Park Mayor Gives 2015 State of the City Address (Marian McClellan, Mayor of Oak Park, March 21, 2015) The following speech was given on March 19, 2015: I am joined tonight by my colleagues, Mayor Pro Tem Paul Levine, and Council Members Carolyn Burns, Michael Seligson, and Kiesha Speech. Without their partnership, I would […]

Ferndale Makes March Parenting Awareness Month

March 21st 2015

Ferndale Makes March Parenting Awareness Month (Compiled, March 21, 2015) City Officials proclaimed March Parenting Awareness Month at their March 9, 2015 Council Meeting. Ferndale resident Rosemary Spatafora asked to have the resolution presented to help raise awareness about the importance of parenting and to highlight the need for resources for parents.  Ferndale Youth Assistance […]

Solar Power Presentation April 2 in Royal Oak

March 20th 2015

Solar Power Presentation April 2 in Royal Oak (March 20, 2015) Presented by Mark Ferda, with the Renewable Energy Division of McNaughton-McKay Electric based in Madison Hts, MI. Mark’s full-time job for the past 6 years has been in support of the growth of solar installations throughout Michigan. He will share an overview of how […]

Ferndale Library Picks: Jeff Milo’s Favorite Books Of All Time

March 19th 2015

Ferndale Library Picks: Jeff Milo’s Favorite Books Of All Time Jeff Milo – Circulation Specialist   Can’t go wrong with the Classics… Every now and then patrons come up to my desk looking for something new to read, only to be underwhelmed by the current crop of contemporary authors. The newest (or hottest) book out […]

Rochester Student Newspaper Faces Censorship After Condom Picture

March 19th 2015

Rochester Student Newspaper Faces Censorship After Condom Picture (Katherine Schaeffer, Student Press Law Center, March 19, 2015) When the student newspaper at a Michigan high school printed a photo of a condom-wrapped banana to accompany an article about the school’s sex education program, the staff thought the decision was provocative, but tasteful. Pervasive in advertisements, […]

With Generous Donation, FernCare Expands Pharmacy (video)

March 19th 2015

With Generous Donation, FernCare Expands Pharmacy (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 19, 2015) The area where Christine Rainey and her team of volunteers (plus sometimes a couple of students from Wayne State) would stand to fill prescriptions for the FernCare Free Clinic was about the size of two closets. In this cramped space they would […]

State Rep. Wittenberg to Host Coffee Hours in Hazel Park (March 30) and Berkley (March 31)

March 19th 2015

State Rep. Wittenberg to Host Coffee Hours in Hazel Park (March 30) and Berkley (March 31) State Representative Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) invites residents to attend his two upcoming coffee hours to discuss state and community issues, including the upcoming budget process. The coffee hours will take place: ~Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at […]

Special Giveaway & Photo Op at Blumz on National Puppy Day March 23

March 18th 2015

Special Giveaway & Photo Op at Blumz on National Puppy Day March 23 (Blumz Press Release, March 18,2015) Puppies are a lot like flowers, they make everyone smile and bring joy to our world when they are around.  Blumz by JRDesigns loves both flowers and puppies, so we found a way to combine them.  We […]

Board of Ed Selects Brian Whiston for State Superintendent Position

March 18th 2015

Board of Ed Selects Brian Whiston for State Superintendent Position (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, March 18, 2015) The State Board of Education today selected Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston as the next State Superintendent.  Current State Superintendent Mike Flanagan is retiring at the end of June. “Brian Whiston, of all our very […]

Pleasant Ridge Residents Invited to Block Club Kick Starter Meeting March 24

March 18th 2015

Pleasant Ridge Residents Invited to Block Club Kick Starter Meeting March 24 (Ann Perry, March 18, 2015) Block Club Kick Starter meeting! On Tuesday, March 24th, 7:00pm, let’s talk about kick starting your Pleasant Ridge Block Club! The Block Club Kick Starter will assist streets in developing their own Block Club network, as well as […]