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Local Fire Departments Support Detroit in Chili Cook-off Nov 8

October 15th 2014

Local Fire Departments Support Detroit in Chili Cook-off Nov 8 (Dean Bach, Oct. 15, 2014) What: The Ultimate Chili Cook-off. Metro Detroit Fire Departments come together in a cooking battle against each other to support the Detroit Firemen’s Benevolent Fund. When: Sat. Nov. 8, noon – 6pm Where: Corktown Tavern Detroit Who: Up to a […]

Poll Worker Pay Varies by City, Ferndale May Vote to Increase

October 13th 2014

Poll Worker Pay Varies by City, Ferndale May Vote to Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 13, 2014) Competition from other cities is one of the reasons Ferndale has struggled to attract people to work the polls on Election Day, said City Clerk Cherilynn Brown in a memo to City Council. That’s why Brown and the […]

Giving Back and Building HOPE: Michael Mirto

October 13th 2014

Giving Back and Building HOPE: Michael Mirto (Crystal A. Proxmire) Michael Mirto could have been a farmer, but the universe had other plans. Instead of growing strawberries, the 37-year-old Development Director cultivates support for SE Michigan’s LGBT population through his volunteer efforts at The HOPE Fund, which is part of the Community Foundation for Southeast […]

This Weeks Job Listings

October 13th 2014

This Weeks Job Listings (Compilied, Oct. 13, 2014) Welcome to This Week’s Job Listing.  This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works.  All Michigan Works Offices provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out their website at http://ferndalecareercenter.wordpress.com. This week also features listings from Downtown Clawson. Check out […]

Gubernatorial Candidates… Watch the Forum Online

October 12th 2014

Gubernatorial Candidates Spar with Soundbites: Watch the Forum Online (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 12, 2014) On Sunday, Republican Governor Rick Snyder and challenger Congressman Mark Schauer faced off in the only forum of the 2014 campaign season. The hour-long forum, set at Wayne State University and live-streamed on several websites, gave a quick back and […]

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center…

October 7th 2014

FEMA Opens Disaster Recovery Center at Ferndale’s Kulick Community Center (City of Ferndale Press Release, Oct. 7, 2014) Ferndale, MI — FEMA has opened the Oakland County Disaster Recovery Center at the City of Ferndale’s Gerry Kulick Community Center to assist residents who suffered damages and losses in the August 11-13 severe storms and flooding. FEMA’s […]

Gay Marriage Update: Five States Gain Equality, Michigan…

October 6th 2014

Gay Marriage Update: Five States Gain Equality, Michigan Decision Expected Soon (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 6, 2014) The United States Supreme Court declined hearing cases related to same-sex marriage, meaning that in Indiana, Wisconsin, Utah, Oklahoma and Virgina Circuit Court decisions striking down gay marriage bans will be upheld and marriage equality will official be […]

MDOT Reminds Motorists and Bicyclists to Share the Road (video)

October 6th 2014

MDOT Reminds Motorists and Bicyclists to Share the Road (video) (Press Release with Additional Info, Oct.6, 2014)   The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) wants to remind motorists and bicyclists alike to be courteous and “share the road.” Schools are now in session, but that doesn’t mean the bicycling season is over. Many people are […]

…Rail Program from Pontiac to Chicago, Hearing Oct. 28

October 5th 2014

Public Comment on Passenger Rail Program from Pontiac to Chicago, Hearing Oct. 28 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 5, 2014) What is in store for the rail system in Michigan, particularly the rail between Detroit/Pontiac and Chicago? Michigan and surrounding states have been doing major research and planning looking at this issue, and a public hearing […]

Geibel & Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat (video)

October 4th 2014

Geibel and Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat in County-Wide Race (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2014) Oakland County has budgeted to reinstate a Judge position in the Sixth Circuit Court that had been vacant for several years. This opening, created in the Family Court Division, means that on November 4 voters of Oakland […]

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