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Fundraising in the Dark: Royal Oak Youth Assistance Rocks the Blackout

March 1st 2015

Fundraising in the Dark: Royal Oak Youth Assistance Rocks the Blackout (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 1, 2015) For an organization that helps illuminate a path for troubled young people, the skill of navigating life’s challenges is like second nature. So when volunteers from Royal Oak Youth Assistance showed up at Hazel Park Bowl to run […]

Bird Box Author: Five Novels that Made Me Fall in Love with Horror

March 1st 2015

Bird Box Author: Five Novels that Made Me Fall in Love with Horror (Jeff Milo, Ferndale Area District Library Circulation Specialist, March 1, 2015) Ferndale’s own Josh Malerman offers the five novels that made him love with the horror genre. The published author of the acclaimed psychological thriller Bird Box has been influenced by some […]

…Ferndale Schools Restructuring Process Continues, Meeting March 9

March 1st 2015

Doing it Different: Ferndale Schools Restructuring Process Continues, Meeting March 9 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 1, 2015) “When most school districts restructure, they look at finances. They see what budget they have, how many students, and how much space and they fit everything together based on what makes financial sense,” said Ferndale Schools Superintendent Blake […]

Do 911Cell Phone Calls and Texts Work? Auburn Hills Chief Explains

February 28th 2015

Do 911Cell Phone Calls and Texts Work? Auburn Hills Chief Explains (Guest Blog, Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, Feb. 28, 2015) I was glad to see a USA Today news story over the weekend that details the challenges we have with the national cellular 911 system:  we struggle to find out where you are […]

SOGI Story #3: Pride Foundation Director Shares Need for LGBT Conscious Education

February 28th 2015

SOGI Story #3: Pride Foundation Director Shares Need for LGBT Conscious Education (C. Proxmire, Feb. 28, 2015) The SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Issues in Education Conference is hosted each year by Oakland University, with the aim of giving educators and social workers tools they need to understand how best to work with LGBTQ […]

In the Mood for Movies: Ferndalians Share their Favorites in Honor of FEF Dinner

February 28th 2015

In the Mood for Movies: Ferndalians Share their Favorites in Honor of FEF Dinner (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 28, 2015) Those who support Ferndale Schools and the Ferndale Education Foundation are getting ready for the fantastic annual fundraising dinner that takes place on Friday, March 13 at Club Venetian Banquet Center. The theme for this […]

Berkley Rotary Hosting State Senator Marty Knollenberg at March 2 Meeting

February 28th 2015

Berkley Rotary Hosting State Senator Marty Knollenberg at March 2 Meeting (Press Release, Feb. 27, 2015) The Rotary Club of Berkley is pleased to announce we’ll be hosting State Senator Marty Knollenberg at our meeting on Monday, March 2 at 12:15 p.m. Senator Knollenberg represents Michigan’s 13th District and will be giving a general update […]

Ferndale Students Collecting Items for Back Packs for the Homeless

February 28th 2015

Ferndale Students Collecting Items for Back Packs for the Homeless (Katrina Jackson, Feb. 28, 2015) Calling all Ferndalians! Coolidge Intermediate School is hosting its Coolidge Cares Program, “Back Packs for the Homeless”. We have 100 cinch backpacks that have been donated to us. We are trying to fill these backpacks with the necessities that the […]

Net Neutrality Victory- FCC Gives Title II Protection

February 27th 2015

Net Neutrality Victory- FCC Gives Title II Protection (Guest Blog Craig Aaron, Free Press, Feb. 27, 2015) On Feb. 26, 2015 the FCC voted to protect real Net Neutrality — marking the biggest victory for the public interest in the agency’s history. That’s right. We won. Even a few months ago this victory didn’t seem […]

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Signs to Watch For

February 27th 2015

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Signs to Watch For (Guest blog by Beth Morrison, HAVEN, Feb. 27, 2015) Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior including emotional, verbal and physical abuse, used by an abuser to gain and maintain power and control over a current or former spouse, intimate partner or dating partner. It knows […]