Ferndale

Ferndale Councilman’s Kitchen Damaged by Fire

March 23rd 2014

Ferndale Councilman’s Kitchen Damaged by Fire (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 23, 2014) When a fire started in his home Saturday night, Ferndale City Councilperson Mike Lennon was grateful for the city services that he’d long been an advocate for.  The retired Ferndale Policeman and lifelong Ferndale resident contacted the Ferndale Fire Department at about 8 […]

Jewish Fund Grant Helps FernCare Expand Services

March 23rd 2014

Jewish Fund Grant Helps FernCare Expand Services (FernCare Press Release, March 23, 2014) FernCare received $21,000 in recognition of the need of people in Ferndale and surrounding communities for health care services. This grant is spread over three years. The services will be offered through FernCare and will be free to patients. FernCare will use […]

Gary Meier Announces Retirement from Ferndale Schools

March 20th 2014

Gary Meier Announces Retirement from Ferndale Schools (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 20, 2014) After 14 years as Superintendent of Ferndale Schools, Gary Meier has announced that he is retiring. In a memo to Ferndale Schools staff, Meier wrote: “It is with many mixed emotions that I write this letter to formally advise you of my […]

Preferential Polices Stricken from Ferndale Schools Contracts

March 20th 2014

Preferential Polices Stricken from Ferndale Schools Contracts (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 20, 2014) At some point in the 1970s, language giving preference to the hiring and promotion of minorities, including non-Christians, made its way into teacher contracts at Ferndale Schools.  The wording “Special consideration shall be given to women and/or minority defined as: Native American, […]

Go! Comedy is Go! Business at Ferndale DDA’s FernNet March 26

March 20th 2014

Go! Comedy is Go! Business at Ferndale DDA’s FernNet March 26 (Ferndale DDA Press Release March 20, 2014) He unexpectedly licks his phone in the commercial for Hungry Howie’s. He’s a happy dad, driving a cool car in a TV ad for one of the Big 3.  Wednesday thru Sunday nights, every week of the […]

Waterford Businessperson and Ferndale Teacher Learn from Each Other

March 19th 2014

Waterford Businessperson and Ferndale Teacher Learn from Each Other (Ferndale Schools Press Release, March 19, 2014) Coolidge Intermediate teacher Jason Gillespie exchanged his teacher experiences for a day this week with a local business leader as part of Oakland Schools’ Teacher-Business Leader Exchange Program. Because Gillespie was the 2013 Teacher of the Year for Ferndale […]

Ferndale’s Judge Longo Returns After Major Illness (video)

March 19th 2014

Ferndale’s Judge Longo Returns After Major Illness (video) (Court Press Release, March 19, 2014) On March 19th, a very grateful and much healthier Judge Longo returns full time to the bench in the 43rd District Court.  The Judge expressed his sincere appreciation to all the caregivers he encountered in his recovery from a serious illness, […]

Ready for Thoroughly Modern Millie? FHS Musical Opens March 22

March 18th 2014

Ready for Thoroughly Modern Millie? FHS Musical Opens March 22 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2014) Millie Dillmount comes to New York in 1922 to celebrate the new-found independent spirit of women, and to make her way by marrying for money.  That’s the way the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie starts out. The show is being […]

Local Celebrities Read to Roosevelt Students (video)

March 18th 2014

Local Celebrities Read to Roosevelt Students (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 18, 2014) To an adult, it is twenty minutes away from their day jobs.  But to the youngsters at Roosevelt Primary in Ferndale, the guests who come to their classrooms on Reading Day are celebrities and heroes. The tradition takes place each year in […]

Volunteer for Ferndale Pride, First Meeting March 20

March 17th 2014

Volunteer for Ferndale Pride, First Meeting March 20 (Crystal Proxmire, March 17, 2014) This year’s Ferndale Pride event will be Sat., May 31st, 1-10pm, downtown Ferndale with the theme “Gay in May.” There are many tasks to be done including pre-planning, promoting, handing out posters and flyers, and fundraising at advance events. Event Day, May […]