Royal Oak Township

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, […]

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 […]

Warming Centers & Shelters Through Oakland County

February 5th 2015

Warming Centers & Shelters Through Oakland County (Compiled, Jan. 7, 2015 – Updated Feb. 5, 2015– Check back for updates) The frigid temperatures of winter are upon us, and many have no place to go. The recent death of a homeless man in Pontiac shows the urgency of being able to stay safe and warm. […]

Watch L. Brooks Patterson’s State of the County Live

February 4th 2015

Watch L. Brooks Patterson’s State of the County Live (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)     Tonight at 7pm Oakland County Executive Director L. Brooks Patterson will give his State of the County Address live from the Courtyard Marriott in Pontiac.  Watch the speech live courtesy Motown Digital, below:       \ \ \ […]

Stuff to Know When it Snows

February 2nd 2015

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2015) Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]

Winter Tip: How to Avoid the “Second Shovel” at Driveway UPDATED

February 2nd 2015

Winter Tip: How to Avoid the “Second Shovel” at Driveway (County Road Association, Nov. 17, 2014) While the official start of winter is still a month away, many parts of the state are feeling the full effects of winter weather. The County Road Association of Michigan released an infographic to help Michigan residents avoid the […]

Ferndale Schools Tackling Challenges with Discussions on Restructuring

January 28th 2015

Ferndale Schools Tackling Challenges with Discussions on Restructuring (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 28, 2015) You could take every single resident student in the Ferndale School District, and move them to the High School/Middle School, close all the other buildings, and still have room left over. While that is not an option that the district would […]