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Vendor Applications Accepted for Lake Orion Flower Fair, May 9-10

February 21st 2014

Vendor Applications Accepted for Lake Orion Flower Fair, May 9-10 (Lake Orion DDA Press Release, Feb. 21, 2014) In its 14th year, downtown Lake Orion’s annual Flower Fair event will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Why should you […]

Hazel Park Dance Teams Rock Port Huron Competition

February 20th 2014

Hazel Park Dance Teams Rock Port Huron Competition (Crystal A. Proxmire Feb. 19, 2014) Hazel Park’s dance troupes The Hazelettes, The Parkerettes, and The Vikettes showed off their skills and took home several awards in the Showcase America Unlimited Invitational Competition at Port Huron North High on Feb. 15. Coach Kayla Hendrickson of the Hazelettes […]

Ferndale Schools Take Advocacy Trip to Lansing (video)

February 19th 2014

Ferndale Schools Take Advocacy Trip to Lansing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2014) Dozens of concerned parents, teachers, students, administrators and Ferndale School Board Trustees gathered in front of Ferndale High School for an early morning rally and photo opportunity Wednesday, and to send a caravan off on an advocacy trip to Lansing. Armed […]

$800,000 Bequest Left to Affirmations

February 19th 2014

$800,000 Bequest Left to Affirmations (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2014) Affirmations Community Center has been named the beneficiary of an anonymous bequest of nearly $800,000, reports Between the Lines. A press release by Affirmations did not disclose the amount, but did state that the gift was “transformational.”  Reports suggest that money will be used […]

How Are Michigan Schools Funded… (video)

February 18th 2014

How Are Michigan Schools Funded: Kevin Deegan-Krause Explains (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) How Michigan schools are funded is a complicated subject, but one that Ferndale School Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause hopes to help the public better understand.  Deegan-Krause, who is also a political science professor at Wayne State University, gave two presentations […]

Royal Oak Gives Golf Course One More Year

February 18th 2014

Royal Oak Gives Golf Course One More Year (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) City Commissioners voted 5-2 to continue negotiating with the manager of Royal Oak’s two golf courses, while agreeing to keep Normandy Oaks open for one more year while the city considers alternative uses for the land. The golf course cost the […]

Equality Activist Henry Messer Passes Away

February 18th 2014

Equality Activist Henry Messer Passes Away (Emily Dievendorf, Equality Michigan Press Release, Feb. 18, 2014) Dr. Henry Messer passed away peacefully this morning around 5am at the age of 86 in his Dearborn Heights, Michigan home. His partner of 63 years, Carl House, as well as close friends were with him at the time of […]

Fashion for FernCare at Mother Fletchers Feb. 22

February 18th 2014

Fashion for FernCare at Mother Fletchers Feb. 22 (FernCare Press Release, Feb. 18, 2014) Please join us for a night of fashion, music, cocktails and shop for a cause! MF Vintage by Mother Fletcher’s 210 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale, Michigan 48220 Sat. Feb. 22 from 8pm to midnight Admission is free, but donations appreciated! […]

Oak Park and Ferndale Declare Snow Emergencies

February 18th 2014

Oak Park and Ferndale Declare Snow Emergencies (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) Oak Park and Ferndale are among the communities that have established a Snow Emergency to begin at 7am on Feb. 18.  This means that vehicles must be removed from the streets so that plows can get through. Those who do not move […]

Ferndale Changes Council Meeting Start Times

February 18th 2014

Ferndale Changes Council Meeting Start Times (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 18, 2014) After weeks of surveying the community and discussion at council meetings, Ferndale City Council has voted to move council meeting start times to 7pm from their traditional 7:30pm. Councilperson Melanie Piana voted against the earlier start time, having stated in earlier discussions that […]