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One Suicide Discovered, and Another Prevented

November 29th 2014

One Suicide Discovered, and Another Prevented (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Nov. 29, 2014)   INCIDENT: 07:56 hrs. –Nov. 27 – Commerce Township – Death Investigation / Suicide #14-187412   SUMMARY:  The Sheriff’s Office Operations Center received a call from the Novi Police Department advising that they had located a deceased subject hanging by the neck […]

2014 Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade (video)

November 28th 2014

2014 Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 28, 2014) Royal Oak kicked off the holiday season with the 13th Annual Holiday Magic Parade.  The event brought several communities together, with marching bands from Detroit, Ecorse, Ferndale and Royal Oak.  Dozens of groups and businesses took part as well, including guests of […]

Pontiac to Light Tree of Hope Dec. 5

November 28th 2014

Pontiac to Light Tree of Hope Dec. 5 (Pontiac DBA Press Release, Nov. 28, 2014) Every year the community of Pontiac rings in the Holiday season by lighting the Tree of Hope and hearing the incredible voices of our community youth.  The community of Pontiac and the Pontiac Downtown Business Association invite you to come […]

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking Dog… UPDATED

November 28th 2014

Hunter Shoots Woman Walking  Dog  in Northern Oakland County (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Nov. 27, 2014)  NOTE: This story has been updated from a previous version.  Earlier we reported that the victim was a fellow hunter.  Subsequent media reports confirmed that the victim was a woman walking a dog, and not a fellow hunter.  We […]

Clawson Clock Tower Makeover in Progress

November 27th 2014

Clawson Clock Tower Makeover in Progress (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2014) The Downtown Clawson clock tower is getting a makeover, the Clawson DDA reports. . “‘Meet me under the clock’ will now be a much nicer invitation and prettier destination,” the group said in a recent update to their website. “A planting bed with […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Grant School 2014 (video)

November 27th 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from Grant School 2014 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2014) At Grant School in Ferndale there is a Thanksgiving tradition of a shared meal and a performance by the little ones.  The three and four year old preschoolers sang a turkey-themed song before joining their proud parents for a feast of turkey, […]

Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting Dec. 1

November 27th 2014

Pleasant Ridge Tree Lighting Dec. 1   (Compiled, Nov. 27, 2014) Come together as a community to light our Christmas Tree, share in songs and refreshments, and most especially to strengthen bonds with each other during this special time of year. We must not forget there will be that most important visit from the one and […]

Seven Families Fed Thanks to Ascend & NPG in Pontiac

November 26th 2014

Seven Families Fed Thanks to Ascend Foundation and NPG in Pontiac (C. Proxmire, Nov. 26, 2014) The Ascend Foundation and NPG Foundation teamed up with 4 Brothers Lounge to give groceries to seven local families in need. The organizations contacted social workers in Pontiac Schools to identify children living in poverty they could help for […]

Ferndale Sixth Graders Learn About Giving Through Food Pantry

November 26th 2014

    Ferndale Sixth Graders Learn About Giving Through Food Pantry (C. Proxmire, Nov. 26, 2014) Last week the kids at JFK School learned something that many Ferndale area grown-ups may not even know about: a food pantry right in their own community! Sixth graders from Greg Williamson and Elaine Zold’s classes took a field […]

So…Why Small Business Saturday?

November 26th 2014

So…Why Small Business Saturday? (Guest Column by Cristina Sheppard-Decius, Executive Director of Ferndale DDA, orig. Ferndale Michigan Works, Nov. 26,2014) I do not “do” Black Friday. Never have. So when American Express came out with Small Business Saturday a few years back, I thought, “Well finally, someone gets it.” I always thought I was alone in […]