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Summer Concert at Ferndale Library: Streetcorner June 10

May 14th 2014

Summer Concert at Ferndale Library: Streetcorner June 10 The Ferndale Library performs its annual magic act this month when it turns local baked goods into music. Their summer concert series, sponsored by the library’s fall bake sale, kicks off on Tue Jun. 10 with local five-piece vocal harmony group Streetcorner. This free concert begins at […]

Royal Oak Woman Dies of Suicide

May 14th 2014

Royal Oak Woman Dies of Suicide (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 14, 2014) At request, Royal Oak Community Engagement Specialist Judy Davids released the following information, which has been edited to protect the identity of the deceased: “On May 9th 2014, at 7:55PM, officers responded to Poplar for a report of a gunshot victim. The Officers […]

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video)

May 13th 2014

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Over 900 people packed the Henry in Dearborn to listen to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem talk about her lifelong fight for equality. For 80 years she has experienced patriarchy, and as she spoke to people of all ages at Planned […]

Ferndale Students Join in Police Week Flag Ceremony (video)

May 13th 2014

Ferndale Students Join in Police Week Flag Ceremony (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Students from Mrs. Darling and Mr. Peri’s third grade classes at Roosevelt Primary School led the Pledge of Allegiance and learned about the sacrifices made by police officers at the annual National Police Week Flag Ceremony in front of Ferndale […]

After 46 Years, Clawson Middle School Principal…

May 13th 2014

After 46 Years, Clawson Middle School Principal John Dickerson Announces Retirement (Clawson Schools Press Release, May 13, 2014) Clawson Middle School Principal John Dickinson announced his retirement, effective at the end of June. John has been a member of the Clawson Public Schools since 1968 when he began his career teaching English at Clawson Junior […]

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

May 13th 2014

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2014)   As the City of Detroit struggles to restructure under bankruptcy, the issue of regional water management is in the forefront of the discussions. Oakland County leaders, including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash are advocating for […]

Festival of Frogs & Snakes in Troy on May 17

May 12th 2014

Festival of Frogs & Snakes in Troy on May 17 (press release, May 12, 2014)   Be sure to check out the Festival of Frogs & Snakes, at the Troy Nature Center (6685 Coolidge), on Saturday, May 17 from 12-4pm. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon with educational & exciting activities about our scaly and slimy […]

Pride Prom at Ferndale Library May 30

May 12th 2014

Pride Prom at Ferndale Library May 30 (press release, May 12, 2014) Show your pride at Pride Prom in Ferndale Public Library! Part of this year’s Ferndale Pride Festival, Pride Prom is presented by Friends of the Ferndale Library and will feature dancing, a live DJ, formal photos by Nan Kerr Mueller, a crowning of […]

Good Neighbors Gather to Celebrate Ferndale GNAs

May 11th 2014

Good Neighbors Gather to Celebrate Ferndale GNAs (Crystal Proxmire, Nan Kerr Photography, May 11, 2014) The Ferndale Good Neighbor Awards (GNAs) were held on May 6 at The Local in Ferndale. Here members of the community were recognized for the role they play in making Ferndale a friendly city. The 2014 honorees include: Andrea Johns […]

Letter Writing Campaign for Newlywed Moms Adds to…

May 11th 2014

Letter Writing Campaign for Newlywed Moms Adds to their Ellen Experience (video) (Guest Column by Alyssa Atkinson, May 11, 2014) video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player On March 22, 2014 my parents Michele Riley and Christina Atkinson were finally able to be legally married after almost 17 years of dating. Considering that this wedding was of […]