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Seniors Learn How Not to Get Scammed

February 25th 2015

Seniors Learn How Not to Get Scammed (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2015) Over thirty seniors and some other guests enjoyed a lively yet informative presentation from Don Ferguson of the Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Office about how to avoid scams. According to the Attorney General’s data, 30% of senior citizens fall victim to […]

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

February 23rd 2015

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to […]

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up

February 21st 2015

Detroit’s Data Guru Says: Michigan Health Does Not Measure Up (Guest blog by Kurt Metzger, Detroit’s Data Guru, Feb. 21, 2015) America’s Health Ranking ® is the longest running annual assessment of the nation’s health on a state-by-state basis. For the past 25 years, America’s Health Rankings® has analyzed a comprehensive set of behaviors, community […]

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools

February 16th 2015

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools Other Businesses Invited to Help (C. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2015) 7-Eleven $500 Contest and Slurpees for Good Grades With her store sitting on the border of Hazel Park Schools and Ferndale Schools, 7Eleven owner Shellie Hancasky gets to see her fair share of kids and parents. She also […]

Local Churches Doing Drive-Through Ash Wednesday

February 14th 2015

Local Churches Doing Drive-Through Ash Wednesday (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2015) Ash Wednesday is a day for people of some Christian denominations to have a cross of ashes placed on their forehead as a solemn reminder that human bodies return to the earth after passing on. While this generally comes along with a ceremony, […]

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video)

February 13th 2015

Multiple Perspectives in Detroit Zoo Discussions (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 13, 2015) There are several balancing acts in play as the Detroit Zoo figures out how to provide the right blend of entertainment and fundraising with their mission of providing a good home to animals, and how to be good neighbors with the Royal […]

Early College Comes to Ferndale Schools in 2015-2016

February 13th 2015

Early College Comes to Ferndale Schools in 2015-2016 (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Feb. 13, 2015) Early College is a program within a school that allows for students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time (up to 60 total transferable credits and/or an Associate’s Degree) and includes a “fifth year” of […]

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video)

February 10th 2015

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2015) Though “it is not a foregone conclusion,” as School Board Trustee Karen Twomey said at their Feb. 9 special meeting, Ferndale Schools is considering whether they might outsource custodial positions in the district. The Board voted unanimously to direct the Clark Hill Law […]

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February 6th 2015

Valentine’s Day Ads for Sale to Support oc115.com! Support local journalism by purchasing a special Valentine’s Day ad for someone you care about. Each ad will be custom designed with a theme of hearts, flowers etc. and your special someone can see their ad on our Valentine’s Day page, AND they will be posted in […]

State Representative Robert Wittenberg Hosting Coffee Hours Feb. 26 and 27

February 5th 2015

State Representative Robert Wittenberg Hosting Coffee Hours Feb. 26 and 27 (Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) 27th District State Representative Robert Wittenberg is hosting coffee hours in Ferndale and Oak Park for residents to stop in and chat about issues that may be on their minds. The first one is on Feb 26th  at 7pm-8pm […]