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Ferndale Schools Teacher Appreciation Stories Pour In

May 11th 2014

Ferndale Schools Teacher Appreciation Stories Pour In (Nan Kerr-Mueller and Crystal Proxmire, May 11, 2014) Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and parents throughout Ferndale Schools shared stories of teachers and staff that have made an impact on their children’s lives. The Facebook Page “Teacher Appreciation Week Stories” got over 150 likes as the warm […]

Elderly Mobility Conference Comes to Detroit May 11-14

May 9th 2014

Elderly Mobility Conference Comes to Detroit May 11-14 (MDOT Press Release, May 9, 2014) Senior mobility, safety and transportation professionals from three countries and 26 states will gather in downtown Detroit this month for the North American Conference on Elderly Mobility. The conference is focused on preserving mobility options for an aging population and is […]

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot

May 3rd 2014

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2014) Residents of Oakland County will decide on Aug. 5 if SMART should receive taxpayer funding. County Commissioners voted to put a 1-mil rate on the ballot, an increase over the .59 millage rate of years past. On average, the additional millage […]

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video)

May 1st 2014

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014) One of Women Officials Network WONder Women Award winners carries little silver acorns around with her to give to strangers who cross her path. “When we reach out to other people…it does evoke the metaphor of the acorn. Everything that an […]

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding

April 29th 2014

Commission to Vote Wednesday on SMART Funding (Sherry A. Wells and Crystal Proxmire, April 29, 2014) Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, April 30 at 9:30 AM, the Oakland County Commission votes on whether to join Wayne and Macomb County Commissions for a vote to keep the SMART bus system running in the midst of vastly reduced property […]

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

April 27th 2014

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their […]

Grace Gospel Reclaims Church from Nightclub, Readies for…

April 18th 2014

Grace Gospel Reclaims Church from Nightclub, Readies for Easter Sunday Opening (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2014) The stained glass windows of the old First Congregational Church had been boarded up for over a dozen years as the center for worship was used as nightclub. After being boxed in, painted black and blue, and given […]

People Power Drives Pontiac State of the City Address (video)

April 17th 2014

People Power Drives Pontiac State of the City Address (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2014) “What you’re looking at and listening to is a blueprint of your new city,” said emcee Paula Tutman as she introduced Pontiac’s first female Mayor for her inaugural State of the City Address on Wednesday. Along with Mayor Deirdre […]

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations

April 4th 2014

Grace Centers of Hope Thrift Stores Ask For Spring Donations (Grace Centers of Hope Press Release, April 4, 2014) Grace Centers of Hope, one of southeast Michigan’s oldest and largest homeless shelters, is encouraging metro Detroit residents to take advantage of the spring cleaning season and donate gently-used household items to one of its four […]

Road Diets and Bike Lanes Coming to Ferndale this Spring

March 31st 2014

Road Diets and Bike Lanes Coming to Ferndale this Spring (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 31, 2014) NOTE: Full image of the above plan, and other plans, available at http://ferndalemoves.com/projects. As the weather changes this spring, so too with the face of two of Ferndale’s streets.  E. 9 Mile and Livernois are getting facelifts and road […]