Oak Park

Oak Park Ballot Issue to be Settled Monday, Maybe Tuesday

May 30th 2014

Oak Park Ballot Issue to be Settled Monday, Maybe Tuesday (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 30, 2014) After over two hours of negotiations between attorneys, it is still unclear if Oak Park is going to allow a proposed charter amendment change to go on the Aug. 5 ballot. The group Safer Oak Park collected 1,800 signatures […]

Pro Pot Petitioners Sue Oak Park Over Neglecting Ballot Proposal

May 29th 2014

Pro Pot Petitioners Sue Oak Park Over Neglecting Ballot Proposal (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 29, 2014) Over 1,800 registered voters signed petitions to put marijuana decriminalization on the Aug. 5 ballot in Oak Park. The City Clerk validated the signatures but refuses to put the question on the ballot, according to a court case filed […]

Ferndale’s Roosevelt School Kindergarten Kick Off May 29

May 27th 2014

Ferndale’s Roosevelt School Kindergarten Kick Off May 29 (Ferndale Schools Press Release, May 27, 2014) On May 29, 2014 Roosevelt is holding our annual Kindergarten Kick Off evening for all incoming Kindergarten students and families. The event is scheduled from 6:00 – 8:00 at Roosevelt Primary. Please bring your Kindergarten student with you and they […]

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County

May 25th 2014

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County (Compiled, May 24, 2014) Auburn Hills, MI Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11a The 2014 Memorial Day Parade will begin at the American Legion Post home on Churchill and moves to the cemetery on Squirrel for a short ceremony then travels to the MOMS plaque for […]

A Quicker Departure for Ferndale Superintendent Gary Meier

May 20th 2014

A Quicker Departure for Ferndale Superintendent Gary Meier (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 20, 2014) After learning about a potential investigation into his side consulting work, Ferndale Schools Superintendent Gary Meier gave notice Monday night that he would be retiring immediately. Meier had been scheduled to retire June 30, and the board had been in the […]

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free

May 18th 2014

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free (Press Release, May 18, 2014) Sixth graders from John F. Kennedy Elementary released their classroom’s hand raised Chinook salmon at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 7, 2014 on the shore of the Huron River at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI. Mr. Williamson and his Ferndale […]

Ferndale High and Middle School on Lock-down Due to B&E Suspect

May 16th 2014

Ferndale High and Middle School on Lock-down Due to B&E Suspect (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 16, 2014) UPDATE: The suspect has been captured and the lock-down has been lifted. An alert sent out by Ferndale Schools at 11:13am notified parents that Ferndale High School and Middle School are locked and secured due to a breaking […]

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony

May 14th 2014

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony (C. Proxmire, May 14, 2014) Linda Grand, DLC Teacher and Advisor to DLC Student Council, was teary-eyed while she watched two of her students receive awards at the recent Ferndale Youth Assistance Recognition Awards. “It as a wonderful program and well done,” she said, adding that she “appreciated […]

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods

May 14th 2014

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods (Sherry A Wells, May 14, 2014) Gardening is good for one’s mental health and nutrition but is also an excellent method of community building. There are two community gardens in southeast Oakland County. The Good Neighbors Community Garden is near the corner of Republic and Leroy […]

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video)

May 13th 2014

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Over 900 people packed the Henry in Dearborn to listen to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem talk about her lifelong fight for equality. For 80 years she has experienced patriarchy, and as she spoke to people of all ages at Planned […]

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