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Water Bill, Enrollment Woes Contribute to Teacher and Secretary Cuts

June 28th 2013

Water Bill, Enrollment Woes Contribute to Teacher and Secretary Cuts (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 28, 2013) Ferndale Schools got some surprises in recent months that took their toll on the district’s finances, resulting in layoffs to teachers and secretarial staff as part of this year’s budget process. A $229,000 quarterly water bill for the high […]

Hazel Park Case Could Pave Way For Marriage, Adoption In Mich (video)

June 27th 2013

Hazel Park Case Could Pave The Way For Marriage, Adoption In Michigan (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire for Between the Lines, June 27, 2013) As thousands of LGBT people awaited the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down key provisions of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act), one Michigan family – and their legal team – was particularly […]

Oakland County Health: Food Safety Practices for Summer

June 27th 2013

Oakland County Health: Food Safety Practices for Summer (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, June 27, 2013) The Oakland County Health Division, under the leadership of County Executive L. Brooks Patterson, reminds residents to practice food safety this summer. Whether at a picnic, outdoor event or grilling at home, the following tips on preparing, storing […]

Hazel Park Case Could Pave The Way…(video)

June 27th 2013

or our case in particular, there’s something which I think is most significant, talking about DOMA, which is very much like our case. ‘The statute humiliates tens of thousands of children now being raised by same sex couples. The law in question makes it more difficult for the children to understand…

Oakland County Health: Food Safety Practices for Summer

June 27th 2013

Whether at a picnic, outdoor event or grilling at home, the following tips on preparing, storing and cooking food will help protect individuals against food-borne illnesses.

Reaction to Gay Marriage Rulings

June 26th 2013

Between the Lines News is covering the Supreme Court decisions about Prop 8 and DOMA, both of which pertain to same-sex marriage. The coverage includes national and local stories, including happenings here in Ferndale. Go to www.pridesource.com for all the coverage, and…

Ferndale Library’s Lost Revenue Causes Budget Cuts

June 26th 2013

Ferndale Library’s Lost Revenue Causes Budget Cuts (FPL Press Release, June 26, 2013) On Thursday, June 20th, the Ferndale Public Library Board of Trustees approved several revisions to the library’s 2014 budget, which included using $80,000 from the reserve fund. This followed a June 4th special meeting held to discuss their options after learning that […]

Library’s Lost Revenue Causes Budget Cuts

June 26th 2013

Several board members and citizens present at the June 4th meeting expressed a strong desire to see those funds returned to the library as the voters intended when they approved a dedicated library millage in 2007.

Kids Help Plant Trees in Arbor Day Forest (video)

June 25th 2013

Campers from the Kulick Center Summer Program joined the Department of Public Works and the Beautification Commission for the annual tree planting in the Arbor Day Forest at Oppenheimer Park on Tuesday. Two dozen youngsters aged 5-12 listened as Parks and Forestry Supervisor Shaun Slocum explained tree-planting basics. Then they dug in themselves, taking turns shoveling in the dirt needed to support the two trees they were adding to the forest.

Kids Help Plant Trees in Arbor Day Forest (video)

June 25th 2013

Kids Help Plant Trees in Arbor Day Forest (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 25, 2013) Campers from the Kulick Center Summer Program joined the Department of Public Works and the Beautification Commission for the annual tree planting in the Arbor Day Forest at Oppenheimer Park on Tuesday. Two dozen youngsters aged 5-12 listened as Parks […]