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Nominations Sought for 2018 Governor’s Service Awards

December 5th 2017

Nominations Sought for 2018 Governor’s Service Awards (MCSC, Dec. 5, 2018) LANSING, MI. – The Michigan Community Service Commission is pleased to announce that nominations are being sought for the 2018 Governor’s Service Awards. The Governor’s Service Awards are given annually by the governor to individuals, organizations and businesses to acknowledge their commitment to serving […]

Michigan Onion Farmers Agree to Continue Collaborative Marketing

August 16th 2017

Michigan Onion Farmers Agree to Continue Collaborative Marketing (MDA, Aug. 16, 2017) LANSING – In a unanimous vote, Michigan’s onion producers have approved a referendum to continue the Michigan Onion Promotion and Development Program, Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams announced today. Established in September 1977, the Michigan Onion Promotion […]

Cities Want State to Reform Funding, Public Info. Session Aug 9, 10 & 15

July 31st 2017

Cities Want State to Reform Funding, Public Info. Session Aug 9, 10 & 15 (EVENT page) Royal Oak, Ferndale, MI – In partnership with the cities of Pleasant Ridge, Berkley, Ferndale, Oak Park, and Hazel Park, we invite you to attend an upcoming SaveMICity presentation by the Michigan Municipal League. Find out why as the […]

Ferndale Earns “Revelopment Ready” Certification

May 19th 2017

Ferndale Earns “Revelopment Ready” Certification (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 16, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Although Ferndale has been following “Redevelopment Ready” principles for years, they officially have joined the list of cities certified by the State of Michigan’s Economic Developmnent Corporation. After a rigorous process of evaluation, planning and implementing best practices, the moment of […]

State Agency Apologizes, Sets Up Hotline for those Accused of Unemployment Fraud

January 30th 2017

State Agency Apologizes, Sets Up Hotline for those Accused of Unemployment Fraud (Unemployment Insurance Agency, Jan. 30, 2017) LANSING, MI – People accused of unemployment fraud between 2013 and 2015 and have questions about their cases can now call a new hotline created by the Talent Investment Agency, Director Wanda M. Stokes announced today. The […]

Pontiac Schools Tout Progress in Hopes of Fending Off School Closures by State

January 24th 2017

Pontiac Schools Tout Progress in Hopes of Fending Off School Closures by State (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 23, 2017) Pontiac, MI – Parents, teachers and officials packed the Pontiac School Board meeting Monday night after learning that two schools – Pontiac High School and Whitman Elementary – are under review for potential closure by Michigan’s […]

How to Change Your Name in Michigan

November 15th 2015

Local Lawyer Love: How to Change Your Name in Michigan (Erica Moise, Nov. 15, 2015)   I’ve been getting quite a few requests for information regarding how to legally change your name. If you don’t want to hire a lawyer, and you want to do it yourself, I’ve decided to publish the outlined process for […]

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696

January 18th 2015

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696 (Cheryl Weiss, Photography by Thomas Treuter Photography, Jan. 18,2015) The Historical Society of Pleasant Ridge held a 25th birthday celebration for I-696 on Thursday, January 15, 2015 with approximately 80 residents and interested residents from neighboring communities. They gathered at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center to view a […]

Ferndale PD Gives Away Gun Locks for Safety

January 15th 2013

Some Ferndale residents own guns, and the Ferndale Police would prefer it if those guns were stored safely. That’s why they have partnered with Project Child Safe to provide free gun locks to residents who request them.

The locks have been provided to the department though Project Child Safe at no cost to the department, according to Sgt. Barron Brown. The program began several years ago, but the department has not given away very many, most likely because the public hasn’t been aware of it.

Know Your Fireworks Code

June 27th 2012

The giant boom of fireworks could be followed by the “whoop whoop” of police sirens (or worse fire engines) if residents don’t pay attention to the rules.