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Clean the Ferndale Up Event Ups Its Game, Even in the Rain

May 16th 2015

Clean the Ferndale Up Event Ups Its Game, Even in the Rain (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 16, 2015) In spite of the rain, over 70 people showed up for a city-wide day of volunteering called Clean the Ferndale Up. Each year the event gets more sophisticated.  This year the addition of recycling drop off and […]

Auburn Hills Police Handle Mental Health Incident with Care

May 16th 2015

Auburn Hills Police Handle Mental Health Incident with Care (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, May 16, 2015)   One of the bigger challenges we have is dealing with the mentally ill.  It has become a commonplace call for our officers.  People in a mental health crisis are often combative, frightened and can be frightening. Yesterday […]

Ferndale Youth Assistance Awards Recognize Great Student Efforts

May 15th 2015

Ferndale Youth Assistance Awards Recognize Great Student Efforts (C. Proxmire, May 15, 2015) Ferndale Youth Assistance honored several students and groups at their recent annual awards banquet. Congratulations to all the winners: ROOSEVELT PRIMARY SCHOOL NOAH MITCHELL: Noah was nominated by his teacher, Cynthia Krencicki. She nominated him because Noah is an excellent math and […]

Panel: School to Prison Pipeline, May 28 in Bloomfield Hills

May 15th 2015

Panel: School to Prison Pipeline, May 28 in Bloomfield Hills (event listing)   A panel on Thursday, May 28 at the Birmingham Unitarian Church, 38651 Woodward, will look at the school to prison pipeline. The event begins at 6pm. For more info contact: education@aclumich.org.  

Pontiac, Oxford, Ferndale and Farmington Schools Honored…

May 15th 2015

Pontiac, Oxford, Ferndale and Farmington Schools Honored by MASB and SET SEG (C. Proxmire, May 15, 2015) The Michigan Association of School Boards and the SET SEG Foundation Honored 21 Educational Programs from around the state this week, with four districts in Oakland County taking home awards. Pontiac, Oxford, Ferndale and Farmington Schools were all […]

Bridge… Named in Honor of Hockey Player Gordie Howe

May 15th 2015

Bridge Between Canada and US Named in Honor of Hockey Player Gordie Howe (By Jordan Kennedy, press release for Governor Rick Snyder, May 15, 2015) Mr. Hockey led Detroit to four Stanley Cup championships, seven consecutive first-place finishes, and now, the Gordie Howe International Bridge will lead Detroit to Canada. Today in Canada, Governor Snyder and […]

Southfield Latrhup Student Removed for Gun

May 15th 2015

Southfield Latrhup Student Removed for Gun (compiled, May 15, 2015) A student from Southfield Lathrup High School was removed from classes this week when he was caught with a gun. , according to WXYZ.com. A school spokesperson told the news outlet that the gun was found inside the student’s bag, that the student was sent […]

3,000 people raise $270,000 in Walk to Cure Arthritis

May 15th 2015

3,000 people raise $270,000 in Walk to Cure Arthritis (Arthritis Foundation Press Release, May 15, 2015) 3,000 people participated in the 2015 Detroit Walk to Cure Arthritis, presented locally by Beaumont, on May 9 at the Detroit Zoo. Nearly $270,000 was raised to support Arthritis Foundation programs, services and research that help people who have […]

Downtown Ferndale and Director Cristina Sheppard-Decius Part Ways

May 14th 2015

Downtown Ferndale and Director Cristina Sheppard-Decius Part Ways (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 14, 2015)   The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced that a change in leadership is coming, and that Cristina Sheppard-Decius will be leaving the position May 27. According to a press release: “The Ferndale DDA Board of Directors and Executive Director Cristina […]

Explore Addiction and Find Solutions at Waterford Event May 21

May 14th 2015

Explore Addiction and Find Solutions at Waterford Event May 21 (event listing, May 14, 2015) Mr. Michael Mooney is a native of Detroit who has dedicated his personal and professional life to assisting individuals afflicted with addiction. His own recovery from addiction began in early 1991, and this was the spark which motivated him to […]