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Reporter Food: Pronto! Pasta

December 23rd 2017

Reporter Food: Pronto! Pasta (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 23, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – If you read “Reporter Food” often, you know that I am a big fan of mac and cheese.  Pronto has two great mac and cheese options, and during a recent meeting I got to try their Pronto! Pasta. This dish has […]

Michigan AIDS Coalition Expands Testing to Include Other STDs

June 23rd 2015

Michigan AIDS Coalition Expands Testing to Include Other STDs (MAC Press Release, June 23, 2015) This month, Michigan AIDS Coalition (MAC), will formally launch its Integrated Testing Pilot Project, which now will include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Hepatitis C in addition to its longstanding screenings for HIV and Syphilis. “For many years, we have been serving […]

2015 Ferndale Blues and Music Festival Starts off Strong

January 25th 2015

2015 Ferndale Blues and Music Festival Starts off Strong (C. Proxmire, Photos: Larry Mills, Jan. 25, 2015) Note: Photo captions say Monica Mills, but they were actually taken by her husband – and awesome Blues and Music Festival volunteer Larry Mills. Photos will be updated later this week. The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival is […]

Ferndale Pride Gives $10,000 to Local Charities

November 27th 2012

In just its second year, Ferndale Pride was able to raise $10,000 to give to local charities. Michigan AIDS Coalition, Affirmations, the Dyke March and the Ferndale Community Foundation each received part of the $10,000 total.

Good Times at 2012 Pub Crawl

August 1st 2012

The Ferndale Pub Crawl took place on July 27, 2012 with thousands of visitors doing a walking tour of 22 Downtown Ferndale venues. The event was a fundraiser for four local tax-deductible charities: the Ferndale Police Auxiliary, FernCare, Ferndale Community Foundation, and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.

Helen Hicks Departs MAC to Run Macomb County Habitat for Humanity

July 30th 2012

“In spite of my efforts and those of my team, few too many people in metro Detroit understand the challenges facing AIDS-service organizations such as MAC, HELP, CHAG, APM and others. As I depart, I hope the folks reading this article will consider making a donation to any of these charities so that prevention work can continue and more young people especially, can be educated.

16th Annual Ferndale Pub Crawl – Friday July 27, 2012

July 20th 2012

This event began 16 years ago with 36 people walking to the half dozen bars in downtown Ferndale. Created then by a group called FANS of Ferndale, the event grew every year with more people and more clubs and venues, as the renaissance of Ferndale took place. This year the crowds will visit 22 establishments. All funds raised go to four local tax-deductible charities, including the Ferndale Police Auxiliary, FernCare, Ferndale Community Foundation, and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.

Ready for the Rib Burn Out Feb. 4? Dino’s is.

January 21st 2012

Here’s how it works: People go to the big tent set up in the parking lot between Dino’s and the Library, pay $10, and sample ribs from eight different teams. Then they vote on which they like the best. The money raised goes to support the Michigan AIDS Coalition and the Ferndale Youth Assistance. The Burn Out takes place Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 starting at noon and rocking on past sunset.

Bud Light Ferndale Blues and Music Festival Schedule

January 15th 2012

The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival gives the community a chance to have fun and get introduced to multiple bars, restaurants and gathering places, while still raising money for charity. Michigan AIDS Coalition and Ferndale Youth Assistance benefit from this annual event. The Schedule for the event is as follows, with updates available on the official Blues and Music Festival website http://www.ferndalebluesfestival.org/.

Charity of Choice: 2012 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival

January 6th 2012

The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival gives the community a chance to have fun and get introduced to multiple bars, restaurants and gathering places, while still raising money for charity.

Those who would like to support these great causes from the comfort of your own couch or work chair are encouraged to donate to The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival through our website, using the link below