Royal Oak Township

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video)

September 30th 2014

Education Advocates Connect Across District Borders (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2014) “It was about one month ago that I went to my mailbox and I opened it to find a letter from the EAA [Educational Achievement Authority]… This was a letter that was inviting my child to attend an EAA school, or shall […]

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available

September 25th 2014

President Signs Disaster Declaration, FEMA Funding Available (White House Press Release, Sept. 25, 2014) The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Michigan and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of August 11-13, 2014. […]

Ferndale Class of 1984 Reunion Oct. 11

September 19th 2014

Ferndale Class of 1984 Reunion Oct. 11 (Pete Fellman, Sept. 19, 2014)   What: 30-Year Reunion, FHS Class of 1984 When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 (beginning at 5 PM) Where: Dino’s Lounge, 22740 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220 Details: Dinner and drinks can be purchased on an individual basis. No advanced tickets are needed. Please […]

Flood Follow Up…Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster

September 19th 2014

Flood Follow Up: Most Michigan Members of Congress Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014) With over a billion dollars’ worth of damage to Michigan communities in the wake of the Aug. 11, 2014 flood, Michigan’s elected officials are reaching out to Washington for help. Earlier this week Governor Rick […]

Ferndale Brings in Oakland Schools to Solve Technology Troubles

September 18th 2014

Ferndale Brings in Oakland Schools to Solve Technology Troubles (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2014) The Ferndale School District’s new administration team started the school year off with a nasty surphttp://oaklandcounty115.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=21551&action=editrise – costly technology troubles. When the Harding Administration Building lost power during the storm of Aug. 11, the batteries to the uninterruptable power supply […]

In Ferndale School Board Race, Warnick Wants Old Seat Back

September 15th 2014

In Ferndale School Board Race, Warnick Wants Old Seat Back (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2014) Former School Board Trustee Keith Warnick is on the ballot against incumbents Karen Twomey, Nan Kerr-Mueller and Jennifer LaTosch for the Nov. 4 election. There are three spots up for election. LaTosch was appointed in 2013 after former President […]

Ferndale Marching Band Makes Grand DIY Entrance (video)

September 12th 2014

Ferndale Marching Band Makes Grand DIY Entrance (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2014) Members of the Ferndale Golden Eagle Marching Band made the trek from the high school all the way to the DIY Festival Friday night. Led by police escorts they crossed Woodward Avenue at Marshall and made their way through the neighborhood […]

Kids Clothing Swap in Ferndale, All Welcome Sept. 13

September 12th 2014

Kids Clothing Swap in Ferndale, All Welcome Sept. 13 (compiled, Sept 12, 2014) A special kind of clothing swap takes place Saturday in Ferndale to benefit Ferndale Friends of Different Learners Parent Group and Ferndale African American Parent Network. The swap takes place at Renaissance Vineyard Church, 1841 Pinecrest, Ferndale. Here’s how it works: Drop […]

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help

September 11th 2014

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help (Sam Moore, Unique Home & Business Inventory, Sept 11, 2014) NOTE: Sam Moore is the owner of Unique Home and Business Inventory. After learning about his service during the flooding crisis, we asked him to share a write up about his work as another […]

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors

September 11th 2014

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept 11, 2014) Reading is such a fundamental part of society, that it may be hard to imagine not being able to. Yet in Oakland County there are 170,000 illiterate adults, a problem that the Oakland Literacy Council is tackling one human being at […]