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Minimum Wage Increase Signed into Law

May 27th 2014

Minimum Wage Increase Signed into Law (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 28, 2014) The Michigan House of Representatives approved an increase to the state’s minimum wage Tuesday, and the bill was signed into law shortly after by Governor Rick Snyder. The bill will gradually increase minimum wage to $9.25 per hour by 2018, at a rate […]

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County

May 25th 2014

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County (Compiled, May 24, 2014) Auburn Hills, MI Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11a The 2014 Memorial Day Parade will begin at the American Legion Post home on Churchill and moves to the cemetery on Squirrel for a short ceremony then travels to the MOMS plaque for […]

Dog Census to Check for License Compliance in Ferndale June 2

May 20th 2014

Dog Census to Check for License Compliance in Ferndale June 2 (City of Ferndale, May 20, 2014) On June 2, 2014, Oakland County Animal Control Division Census Team workers will begin going door to door to bring dog owners into compliance with the Michigan State Dog Law. All dogs over 4 months of age are […]

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale

May 19th 2014

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 19, 2014) Hundreds of representatives from Downtowns across the country converged in Ferndale Saturday for the Great American Main Street Conference Kick Off called Get In Gear. The conference in Detroit focuses on downtown development with speakers, classes and tours throughout SE […]

CLAWS & PAWS Pet Fair and Run June 7

May 19th 2014

CLAWS & PAWS Pet Fair and Run June 7 (Compiled, May 19, 2014) The Clawson Chamber of Commerce and the residents of Clawson are pleased to announce the 9th annual CLAWS & PAWS which combines a 2 Mile Run/Walk Dog Jog with a Pet Care Fair and Animal Adoption program. Runners, animal lovers, and kids […]

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free

May 18th 2014

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free (Press Release, May 18, 2014) Sixth graders from John F. Kennedy Elementary released their classroom’s hand raised Chinook salmon at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 7, 2014 on the shore of the Huron River at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI. Mr. Williamson and his Ferndale […]

Royal Oak Seniors Handbell Choir Shares the Love of Music (video)

May 18th 2014

Royal Oak Seniors Handbell Choir Shares the Love of Music (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 18, 2014) The sound of a couple dozen bells echoed through the Kulick Community Center in Ferndale on Wednesday as the Royal Oak Seniors Handbell Choir paid a visit to share their skills with the Ferndale Senior group. Sylvia Hartsoe […]

Canvas Pontiac Fills Downtown with Art

May 18th 2014

Canvas Pontiac Fills Downtown with Art (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 18, 2014) Bathed in the purple lights of Pontiac’s Elektricty nightclub, dozens of artists, business owners and supporters enjoyed an artistic evening to honor the Canvas Pontiac artists. Out of 38 submissions, judges picked 20 pieces of art that were made into giant canvas prints […]

Naka in Ferndale Closing it’s Doors

May 18th 2014

Naka in Ferndale Closing it’s Doors (May 18, 2014) Naka, an indie botique known for selling items from local artists, is closing on June 8. The following was sent out to their email lists: “Farewell, and Thank You! After nearly 9 years of being in business, I’ve decided that it’s time for Naka to close […]

Michigan Senate Votes to Increase Minimum Wage

May 15th 2014

Michigan Senate Votes to Increase Minimum Wage (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 15, 2014) This afternoon the Michigan Senate passed a bill that would raise the minimum wage incrementally. SB 934 raises it to $8.40 an hour by Sept. 1, 2014, and up to $9.20 an hour by Jan. 1, 2017. Throughout the state a petition […]

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