Animals/Pets

December programs at the Berkley Public Library

November 27th 2013

December programs at the Berkley Public Library (Berkley Library Press Release, Nov. 27, 2013) Three great programs will be taking place at the Berkley Public Library in December. Adopting and Fostering Household Pets  Interested in learning about adopting and fostering household pets?  Laurie Stadther, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Michigan Humane Society, will cover a […]

Small Turtles Not a Good Pet Choice: Risky and Illegal

November 27th 2013

Small Turtles Not a Good Pet Choice: Risky and Illegal (Oakland County Health Dept. Press Release, Nov. 27, 2013) According to the Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) small turtles with shells that measure less than four inches in length […]

Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video)

November 25th 2013

Royal Oak’s Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2013) The Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade brought people from all over SE Michigan together for an afternoon of fun. Students from Southfield, Ferndale, Royal Oak and Detroit marched in the parade.  Many community groups did as well, including Brownie Troops, […]

Salmon in the Classroom Comes to Ferndale’s Kennedy School

November 19th 2013

Salmon in the Classroom Comes to Ferndale’s Kennedy School (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 19, 2013) The sixth graders in Greg Williamson’s class at Kennedy School in Ferndale have some company in their classroom this year as they get to raise nearly 200 fish until they are large enough to be set free. The Salmon in […]

Holiday Howl and Merry Meow Raises Over $2,000 for Rescues

November 13th 2013

Holiday Howl and Merry Meow Raises Over $2,000 for Rescues (Crystal A. Proxmire, with Photography by Bernie Laframboise, Nov. 13, 2013) A merry and howling good time was had by all at the Holiday Howl and Merry Meow fundraiser at the Rust Belt Market on Nov. 9.  The event raised over $2,000 to help animal rescue […]

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips

November 2nd 2013

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips (Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard Press Release, Nov. 2, 2013) With deer hunting season rapidly approaching, many sportsmen and women will take advantage of the opportunity to share time with their friends, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. The hunting season offers much in the way of sportsmanship and camaraderie, […]

Holiday Howl & Merry Meow in Ferndale Nov. 9

October 20th 2013

Holiday Howl & Merry Meow in Ferndale Nov. 9 (Jean Peplinski, Oct. 20, 2013) Tickets are now available for a spectacular new holiday event is coming to downtown Ferndale! Guests at the Holiday Howl & Merry Meow will enjoy free appetizers, treats and drink samples, live cocktail music from the amazing Roland Remington, make-and-take ornaments […]

Fido Does Ferndale Shows Power of Puppy Love

October 18th 2013

Fido Does Ferndale Shows Power of Puppy Love (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2013)   There are many things that bring a community together, and Ferndale has gotten good at catering to them.  Like dogs for instance.  Each year the Ferndale DDA, led by volunteer Andrea Johns, hosts Fido Does Ferndale. Fido Does Ferndale brings […]

Fido Does Ferndale BowWows Participants Oct. 17 (video)

October 8th 2013

Fido Does Ferndale BowWows Participants Oct. 17 Ferndale, MI — Downtown Ferndale goes to the dogs on Thursday, October 17 when Fido Does Ferndale, The Dog’s Night Out, takes over the district with canine activities, vendors and doggone good fun.  The event happens from 5-9 pm and takes place throughout the downtown with headquarters set […]

Bat Festival Brings Fun & Learning to Southfield (video)

October 1st 2013

Bat Festival Brings Fun & Learning to Southfield (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 1, 2013) Georgia Mies is learning young the value of caring for nature’s creatures, appreciating ecology and science, and talking with the public.  The Bloomfield Hills teen is one of dozens of volunteers that made the 2013 Great Lakes Bat Festival a […]

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