Delicious Drinks Part of the Pig and Whiskey Event

July 19th 2013

There are non-alcoholic drinks available through the festival as well, and people are encouraged to pace themselves and drink responsibly. It’s a hot weekend, so watch out for dehydration. And never ever drink and drive.

Longtime Principal Jerry Wiese Passes Away

July 19th 2013

For over thirty three years, Jerry enjoyed his work as a teacher and principal for Ferndale Public Schools. Jerry and Pauline raised their family of three boys in the Farmington area and moved to Commerce Township after Jerry’s retirement in 1991.

Advocates, Adoption Center Navigate What’s Best for Pets (video)

July 18th 2013

After over a year of pushing for changes at the Oakland County Pet Adoption Center, citizens in the group Oakland Pet Advocates have turned up the heat by transforming their group into a political action committee taking aim at elected officials who do not support their demands for animal control policy.

County Budget Recommendations Presented

July 17th 2013

Following the budget presentation, the Board of Commissioners Finance Committee will hold budget hearings at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 25; Thursday, Aug. 8; and Thursday, Aug. 22. The board vote to adopt the budget will take place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

Oakland County Jail U Turn Program Featured on A&E

July 17th 2013

“In some communities there is a certain romanticism to jail. You think going to jail makes you tough. But going and not only seeing it, but smelling it, what it’s like to be in there, seeing people who are meaner and tougher than you, it can give you pause,”

Farm Bill Passes House Without Food Benefits

July 16th 2013

The next step is for the House and the Senate to work on a compromise between the bills each passed before sending a final bill to the White House. President Barack Obama has already said he would veto a bill that did not include SNAP funding…

Health Dept: Avoid Heat-Related Illness

July 16th 2013

Heat stroke is the most severe form of heat illness. It is a life-threatening condition because the body loses its ability to cool itself. Symptoms vary, but usually include red, flushed skin; a rapid, strong pulse; throbbing headache, nausea, seizures, difficulty speaking, confusion and unconsciousness.

Heat Advisory Declared, City Opens Cooling Center at Kulick

July 16th 2013

the Kulick Community Center has been opened as a public cooling center for Tuesday, July 16th between the hours of 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesday, July 17th between the hours of 9:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. The Kulick Community Center is located at 1201 Livernois, Ferndale MI 48220. You may contact the center at 248-582-3366.

Oak Park Votes to Allow Beer and Wine in Restaurants

July 16th 2013

The ordinance also includes multiple “review procedures” and “review factors.” including zoning requirements, certification by the director of public safety that the Licensee is of “good moral character,” input from readers and surrounding business owners, the number of similar Licenses in the city, size of bar area, and “overall benefit of the plan to the City of Oak Park.”

Rock for Books Library Benefit August 3rd

July 15th 2013

The library’s tax revenues have decreased by $300,000 since 2009. Determined not to cut hours or staff, the library is stepping up fundraising efforts to make up for lost property tax revenue. The library hopes you will come and Rock for Books on August 3rd at the Loving Touch!