Ferndale

IRV: What’s Missing from Ferndale’s Election

September 30th 2013

IRV:  What’s Missing from Ferndale’s Election (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2013) In 2004 Ferndale voters made a bold change to the way mayor and council elections are tallied by approving Instant Runoff Voting (IRV). With IRV voters rank candidates based on preference, and if there is not a clear majority the system factors eliminates […]

Financial Classes for Oakland County Seniors Oct. 1 and 15

September 29th 2013

Financial Classes for Oakland County Seniors Oct. 1 and 15 (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 29, 2013) Registration is now open for Oakland County’s senior residents who want to empower themselves to make sound financial decisions. The Oakland County Senior Advisory Council and Walsh College will host two free financial seminars for seniors and their […]

Upcoming League of Women Voter’s Forums…

September 29th 2013

Upcoming League of Women Voter’s Forums in Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Farmington Hills and more (C. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2013) Local elections are coming up November 5, and the League of Women Voters is hosting candidate forums in several communities through Oakland County. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed […]

Ferndale Public Library Honors Banned Books Week

September 29th 2013

Ferndale Public Library Honors Banned Books Week (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2013) Ferndale Public Library Circulation Specialist Lindsey Harnish does something that some might consider scandalous.  She reads. Throughout history, governments, schools and churches have tried to control society by banning books.  These books are celebrated by those who do not believe in censorship, […]

Public House is Ferndale’s Newest Hit

September 28th 2013

Public House is Ferndale’s Newest Hit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 28, 2013) With quirky sandwiches that are both adorable and affordable, daily cotton candy flavors, nontraditional deviled eggs and booze-based milkshakes, Ferndale’s newest bar and restaurant Public House seems destined for success. Created by Imperial Founder Jeff King, Public House opened last week at W. […]

Friday Fuzzy: Candy the Huggable Pug

September 27th 2013

Friday Fuzzy:  Candy the Huggable Pug The oc 115 is helping to promote animal adoption in our community by showcasing an adoptable animal each week in a new section called “Friday Fuzzy.” This week’s featured fuzzy is Candy, a huggable female pug that is looking for a good home.  Candy has all the personality of […]

Ferndale Seeks “Champions of Democracy,” i.e. Election Workers

September 26th 2013

Ferndale Seeks “Champions of Democracy,” i.e. Election Workers (City of Ferndale Press Release, Sept. 26, 2013) The City of Ferndale has unveiled the Champions of Democracy program, a collaborative relationship with business and community leaders to recruit election workers with the computer skills necessary for today’s election process. “In 2005 elections in Ferndale were conducted […]

Ferndale Police Report: Stabbing at Motorama

September 26th 2013

Ferndale Police Report: Stabbing at Motorama (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Sept. 26, 2013) On 09/25/13 at about 10: 20 pm Ferndale Police and Fire responded to a report of an injured resident of the Motorama Motel (100 W. 8 Mile). Upon arrival police found a 50 year old man bleeding from his upper leg […]

Survey Says: Employers Seek More Skilled Workers

September 26th 2013

Survey Says: Employers Seek More Skilled Workers (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 26, 2013) A major survey conducted by Oakland County shows that employers are having trouble finding, and connecting with, skilled workers. The Skills Needs Assessment Project was presented to over 200 college administrators, employment consultants and civic leaders on Wednesday. Oakland County Executive L. […]

Christine Downs Memorial Service Oct. 12

September 26th 2013

Christine Downs Memorial Service Oct. 12 (Lynch and Sons, Sept. 26, 2013) Christine M. Downs, 61, of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, died peacefully with loved ones by her side on Friday, September 20, 2013, at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan. She was born December 25, 1951, in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of John […]