Pleasant Ridge

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced

November 15th 2013

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Nov. 15, 2013) Better prepared and effective teachers will be available for Michigan students with the advent of a more rigorous teacher certification exam this year. “We want the best and brightest teachers in Michigan classrooms,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. “Increasing the […]

Coolidge Offers After-school Basketball Mentoring Program

November 13th 2013

Coolidge Offers After-school Basketball Mentoring Program (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Nov. 13,2013) More than 50 Coolidge Intermediate School students are getting lessons about life and the game of basketball on the court each week as part of an After-School Basketball Mentoring Program. “As educators, we are naturally focused on improving our students’ academic needs. It’s […]

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit

November 12th 2013

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit (2 Women 4 Wheels, The Urbane Life, Nov. 12, 2013) How do you use and support public transportation to move around metro-Detroit? Well, grab a snack and get comfy while you read this “crash course” on transit in the region. SMART  As you know, we live in the Royal […]

Ridge Fine Art & Handmade Wares Show Nov. 16

November 11th 2013

Ridge Fine Art & Handmade Wares Show Nov. 16 (Press Release, Nov. 11, 2013) WHEN: November 16, Saturday 10AM to 5PM WHERE: DRAYTON AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2441 Pinecrest, Ferndale , MI 48220 ½ mile South of I-696 and two block West of Woodward (turn onto West Drayton from Southbound Woodward go straight and you are […]

View: Ferndale Fights for Fair Funding for our Schools

November 8th 2013

View: Ferndale Fights for Fair Funding for our Schools (Karen Twomey, Nov. 8, 2013) I am writing you as a board member, teacher, parent, neighbor and friend of education. Recently, Michigan State University’s Education Policy Center published a school finance analysis for our state which describes a crisis of long-term disinvestment, demographic shifts, and structural […]

Easy Night for Most Oakland County Mayors…Election Results

November 6th 2013

Easy Night for Most Oakland County Mayors and Other Election Results (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 6, 2013) Election Day is over and in cities across Oakland County candidates are dealing with the wins and losses of the democratic process.  For most of the Mayors facing re-election, the night was an easy one though, since most […]

League of Women Voter’s Guide for Oakland County Cities

November 3rd 2013

League of Women Voter’s Guide for Oakland County Cities (League of Women Voters Website, Nov. 3, 2013) November 5, 2013 City Election VOTER GUIDES Voter Guides for the November 5, 2013, City Election for Oakland County will be available on or before September 23, 2013.If you are a candidate for office and have questions about […]

Just 4 Kicks Fundraiser Shows Ferndale Parent Talent

November 3rd 2013

Just 4 Kicks Fundraiser Shows Ferndale Parent Talent (C. Proxmire, Nov. 3, 2013) JFK parents and supporters pulled together Saturday night for a fundraiser full of love and hilarity.  Just for Kicks was held at The Loving Touch and raised money for the school’s camp program. Teachers dressed up in 80s garb and did the […]

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips

November 2nd 2013

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips (Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard Press Release, Nov. 2, 2013) With deer hunting season rapidly approaching, many sportsmen and women will take advantage of the opportunity to share time with their friends, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. The hunting season offers much in the way of sportsmanship and camaraderie, […]

Need a Job: Here is the FCC Job Flash

November 1st 2013

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash (FCC Job Flash, Nov. 1, 2013) The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website […]

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