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Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign

May 1st 2014

Be Part of the Seeds of Support Campaign Sign up now to get your own custom ad! Conditions are growing worse in the corporate news landscape. Cutbacks in journalism jobs including the shutdown of traditional publications and the de-staffing of AOL’s Patch chain have left news deserts, places where citizens are thirsty for a local, […]

Ferndale Area Fundraisers for Murdered Fighter’s Family

April 29th 2014

Ferndale Area Fundraisers for Murdered Fighter’s Family (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Family and friends from Detroit to LA are remembering Justin Schalk who was murdered on April 14 in California. The 40-year-old Ferndale native went to school in both Ferndale and Berkley and has ties throughout the area from his family’s involvement in […]

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety

April 29th 2014

SEMCOG Releases Traffic Crash and Fatality Report, Urges Safety (SEMCOG Press Release, April 29,2014) The number of traffic crashes in Southeast Michigan increased by more than four percent in 2013 compared with the previous year, according to an analysis of traffic crash data by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. Traffic Crashes, 2009-2013 The […]

Cinco de Mayo Event to Rally for Education Advocacy

April 29th 2014

Cinco de Mayo Event to Rally for Education Advocacy (Guest Column by Karen Twomey, Ferndale School Board, April 29, 2014)   So often in the past, I or another advocate friend have come to you requesting you write letters to your legislator complaining about something. This time is different, that is not what I am […]

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding

April 29th 2014

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding (Sherry A. Wells and Crystal Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 AM, the Oakland County Commission votes on whether to join Wayne and Macomb County Commissions for a vote to keep the SMART bus system running in the midst of vastly reduced property […]

JFK Elementary Students Star in “Pop! The Musical” May 3-4

April 29th 2014

JFK Elementary Students Star in “Pop! The Musical” May 3-4 (JFK Press Release, April 29, 2014) Students from Ferndale’s John F. Kennedy Elementary will perform their biggest musical production ever May 3 and 4 in two shows at the Ferndale High School Auditorium. Proceeds support the JFK PTA. In the original production “Pop! The Musical,” […]

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

April 27th 2014

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their […]

8 Mile Luncheon Inspires Vision of Collaboration

April 27th 2014

8 Mile Luncheon Inspires Vision of Collaboration (A guest column by Sheryl Mitchell, April 27, 2014) I had the opportunity to attend the Leadership Luncheon on April 25th that was held at Cobo by the Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) and witnessed an unexpected show of regional collaboration that was so powerful that it almost […]

FHS and UHS Students Honored with Rotary Scholarships

April 23rd 2014

FHS and UHS Students Honored with Rotary Scholarships (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) When Monae Hawthorne starts on her journey towards a Criminal Justice degree at Saginaw Valley, her load with be a little lighter thanks to a $2,000 Ferndale Rotary Scholarship. Hawthorne, a senior at University High School in Ferndale, was one of […]

Ferndale PTSA Arts & Crafts Fair May 10

April 23rd 2014

Ferndale PTSA Arts & Crafts Fair May 10 (PTSA Press Release, April 23, 2014) The Ferndale Secondary PTSA is hosting a Handmade Arts & Craft Fair on May 10, 2014 from 10 am to 5 pm at Ferndale High School at 881 Pinecrest in Ferndale. Local crafters and artists will showcase and sell their original […]