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FernCare Annual Dinner May 8

April 27th 2014

FernCare Annual Dinner May 8 (FernCare Press Release, April 27, 2014) FernCare proudly announces our upcoming Annual Dinner in May. Our sixth! Can you believe it? We are so thankful to all of our supporters over the years. Your help–whether through volunteering your time, your financial support, or both–has allowed us to help so many […]

Potential Murder-Suicide Investigation in Pontiac

April 27th 2014

Potential Murder-Suicide Investigation in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, April 27, 2014) INCIDENT: 13:54 Hours, April 27, 2014 – City of Pontiac- Death Investigation  – 14-61413 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 90 block of Ridgemont on a report of two people shot. Upon arrival deputies were directed to an upstairs bedroom where a male and a […]

What Once Was Winezilla, Now Birmingham Wine

April 25th 2014

What Once Was Winezilla, Now Birmingham Wine (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2014) Winezilla once graced Downtown Ferndale with $15 bottles of wine, a no-snobs approach to wine-tasting, and the colorful artwork of local artist Daniel Cascardo. However in a town ripe with mead, craft beer, restaurants and bars even the business’s fun Godzilla theme […]

Sheriff’s Dept. Warns of Jury Duty Fine Phone Scam

April 25th 2014

Sheriff’s Dept. Warns of Jury Duty Fine Phone Scam (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 25, 2014)   The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a phone scam that targets Oakland County residents by soliciting fraudulent funds to cover non-appearance jury duty fees. Multiple complaints have come in from citizens receiving phone calls from suspects claiming […]

Man with Hammer Attempts Sexual Assault on Hospital Worker

April 25th 2014

Man with Hammer Attempts Sexual Assault on Hospital Worker in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., April 25, 2014) INCIDENT: 09:06 hrs. April 23, 2014 – City of Pontiac / Felonious Assault   # 14-059014 SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to McLaren Oakland Hospital for an assault complaint. The victim stated she had reported to work this morning […]

BlowOut Just One of the Ways Ferndale Library Rocks May 2-3

April 25th 2014

BlowOut Just One of the Ways Ferndale Library Rocks May 2-3 (Jeff Milo, FPL, April 25, 2014) Next week marks the second year Ferndale Public Library joins the ranks of Metro Detroit’s popular bars and nightclubs in co-hosting impressive line ups of local bands performing live for 17th annual Metro Times Blowout music festival. Just […]

Carnival Supports Leader Dog for the Blind Program May 1-11

April 25th 2014

Carnival Supports Leader Dog for the Blind Program May 1-11 (Rochester Hills Lions Club Press Release, April 25, 2014) Annual spring carnival hosted by the Rochester Hills Lions Club that benefits Leader Dogs for the Blind and Lions Clubs charities. There are rides, games, food and family fun for children of all ages. The carnival […]

Suspects Plead Not Guilty in Schalk Murder

April 24th 2014

Suspects Plead Not Guilty in Schalk Murder (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 24, 2014) Major Allen, 31, and Sean Allen Briskey, 30, appeared in court on Tuesday to plead not guilty to charges of suspicion of murder in the death of Ferndale native Jusin Schalk. According to the Daily Press, a preliminary hearing will be held […]

Madison Hts. Teacher Honored, Cristy Berger Memorial Walk May 10

April 24th 2014

Madison Heights Teacher Honored with Cristy Berger Memorial Walk May 10 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 24, 2014) When 38-year-old Cristy Berger passed away in January, the loss touched the lives of many in the Madison Heights community. The beloved English and Social Studies teacher at Wilkinson Middle School was also a strong proponent of fitness, […]

FHS and UHS Students Honored with Rotary Scholarships

April 23rd 2014

FHS and UHS Students Honored with Rotary Scholarships (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) When Monae Hawthorne starts on her journey towards a Criminal Justice degree at Saginaw Valley, her load with be a little lighter thanks to a $2,000 Ferndale Rotary Scholarship. Hawthorne, a senior at University High School in Ferndale, was one of […]