Ferndale

$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 […]

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 […]

Hazel Park Schools to Expand Great Start Program, Restructure K-5s

February 17th 2014

Hazel Park Schools to Expand Great Start Program, Restructure K-5s (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 17, 2014) Students at Webster Elementary in Hazel Park will be assigned to other schools in the fall so that the district can expand the Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) which gives four-year-olds a pre-school learning and childcare experience. The decision […]

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19

February 16th 2014

School Funding Discussions Feb. 18, Advocacy Trip Feb. 19 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2014) The Ferndale School Board and other advocates are focusing some of their efforts on Lansing as they grapple with the problem of less funding for public education. On Tuesday, Board Trustee Kevin Deegan-Krause will give two presentations on school funding, […]

Jim O’Donnell’s State of the Ferndale Schools Address

February 14th 2014

Jim O’Donnell’s State of the Ferndale Schools Address (Jim,O’Donnell Ferndale Schools Board President, Feb. 14, 2014) NOTE:  Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell presented this speech on Feb. 12, 2014 to the community through a Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce gathering held at Local Kitchen and Bar.  Below is the full text of the speech […]

Ferndale Police Report: Burglar Tracked by Footprints in Snow

February 13th 2014

Ferndale Police Report: Burglar Tracked by Footprints in Snow (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Feb. 13, 2014) On 02/11/14 at about 1:40 p.m. officers responded to a home on Ardmore where residents reported their home was burglarized. The couple reported they left their home in the morning and when they returned, found somebody had broken […]

Ferndale Superintendent Takes Pay Cut, Hopes Others Will Too

February 12th 2014

Ferndale Superintendent Takes Pay Cut, Hopes Others Will Too (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 12, 2014) Concessions continue as Ferndale Schools tries to negotiate their way out of a $2.4 million budget shortfall by asking employees for temporary pay cuts.  Superintendent Gary Meier and Director of Finance Maureen Adams accepted 7.38% reductions in their contracts for […]