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More Resources for After the Flood

August 22nd 2014

More Resources for After the Flood (Cheryl Weiss , Aug. 22, 2014) I’m going to list what I found out at the Southfield multi agency resource center here, in no particular order. Please share with your friends and neighbors. If you need furnace repair and/or your hot water heater repaired/replaced from the flood, the Michigan […]

18 Year Old Dead from Suspected Suicide in Rochester Hills

August 22nd 2014

18 Year Old Dead from Suspected Suicide in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Aug. 22, 2014)   INCIDENT:  14:54 Hrs. – Aug. 20 – City of Rochester Hills – Death Investigation – #14-131019 SUMMARY:  Deputies along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to the 300 block of Maryknoll West for a possible suicide.   […]

Man with Gun Threatens Women in Ferndale Library Parking Lot

August 21st 2014

Man with Gun Threatens Women in Ferndale Library Parking Lot (Ferndale Police, Aug. 21, 2014) Ferndale Police arrested a man with a gun after receiving reports that he used the gun to threaten three women in the parking lot of the Ferndale Library (which is next to the police station). According to three victims the […]

Throw Back Thursday: Guest Columns Through the Years

August 21st 2014

Throw Back Thursday: Guest Columns Through the Years (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 21, 2014) Since the oc115 first launched in June 2009 as the Ferndale 115 News, we’ve had the pleasure of presenting many insightful guest columns that people could learn from. As we begin a new push to find work worthy of sharing, here […]

How it Feels to Help a Neighbor

August 20th 2014

How it Feels to Help a Neighbor (Pastor Jim Pool, Renaissance Vineyard Church, Aug. 20, 2014) EDITOR’S NOTE: Renaissance Vineyard Church is hosting a Volunteer and Cleaning Supply organizing effort. Information is at the end of this article. We asked Pastor Jim Pool to talk about what a clean up volunteering experience was like.  Here […]

2014 Pagan Pride Festival Celebrates the Divine in Nature (video)

August 20th 2014

2014 Pagan Pride Festival Celebrates the Divine in Nature (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug.20, 2014) Pagan Pride Detroit held their annual Pagan Pride Festival on Aug. 9, attracting hundreds of people from various faiths to the peacefully wooded landscape of Green Acres Park in Hazel Park. The event was a celebration of nature, and the […]

Job-Search Slump? Get Up and Take Action!

August 20th 2014

Job-Search Slump? Get Up and Take Action! ( Heather Coleman Voss, Business Services Coordinator of Ferndale Michigan Works, Aug. 20, 2014) The most startling thing about experiencing a lay-off is that time stretches. What you used to accomplish in four hours now seems to take days. One minute it’s 10:00 am, and the next it’s 3:00 pm […]

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

August 19th 2014

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My […]

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

August 19th 2014

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several […]

Ferndale 3-60 Opposition Meeting Aug. 21

August 19th 2014

Ferndale 3-60 Opposition Meeting Aug. 21 (Compiled, Aug. 19, 2014) Businesses and residents who are opposed to the 3-60 Project in Ferndale are having a meeting on Thursday, Aug 21 at Mejishi Martial Arts, 247 West 9 Mile Road at 7:15pm. The 3-60 Project is a mixed use development with a focus on technology/office jobs […]