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Royal Oak Seeks Website Feedback for Consideration in Redesign

June 22nd 2020

Here’s your chance to share your thoughts on our current website and what we can do to make it better.

Outdoor Tech Presentation in Bloomer Park Oct. 2

September 26th 2018

Outdoor Tech Presentation in Bloomer Park Oct. 2 Rochester Hills, MI- Nature Tech – October 2nd @ 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Bloomer Park Learn how to use various outdoor/nature based apps on your phone to help learn about and enjoy the outdoors. These programs are coming up fast, so register now. To learn more […]

Berkley Seeks Residents for New Technological Advisory Committee

July 7th 2018

Berkley Seeks Residents for New Technological Advisory Committee (Crystal Proxmire, July 7, 2018) The City of Berkley has created a Technology Advisory Committee, and they are seeking seven residents to serve.  Here is the info from the city’s website: Technology Advisory Committee The Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will be an advisory committee to administrative staff […]

STEM Projects at Ferndale Library Start March, 27

March 25th 2018

STEM Projects at Ferndale Library Start March, 27 FERNDALE, MI – Yes, children are our future–but the Ferndale Library is putting that platitude to a more mind-expanding use when they kick off the Full STEAM Ahead program. Geared towards 8-12-year-olds, this monthly workshop will spark imaginations and imbue appreciation for the areas of Science, Technology, […]

Leaders Learn About Connected Community Needs

February 25th 2018

Leaders Learn About Connected Community Needs (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2018) Ferndale,  MI – Does your community need more fiber?  The answer is likely yes according to Emily Dabish of Rocket Fiber who was among the speakers at Main Street Oakland County Main Street’s “Connected Downtowns” Conference on Feb.  15. Fiber is the foundation […]

Building and Learning at Baldwin Library Idea Lab

December 15th 2017

Building and Learning at Baldwin Library Idea Lab (Drew Saunders, Dec. 15 2017) Birmingham, MI – You can build just about anything, in theory, with a 3D printer. The technology aiming to revolutionize the way everything is made might still be in its infancy, but it is thriving in Baldwin Library’s Idea Lab. “It’s one […]

MML#4 – Wireless Antennas and Poles in Public Rights of Way

March 27th 2017

MML#4 – Wireless Antennas and Poles in Public Rights of Way (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 27, 2017) Lansing, MI – With expanding needs for wireless services comes expanded need for the infrastructure to support it.  Smart phones, smart cars, wireless devices etc. only work if there are towers and supporting antennas to give them data […]

Rats, Leaves, Recycling, & Bikes: Ferndale’s New Civic Tech Solutions

December 9th 2016

Rats, Leaves, Recycling, & Bikes: Ferndale’s New Civic Tech Solutions (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 7, 2016) Ferndale, MI- How can technology help residents and their local government to connect and solve problems in communities? That’s what students at the University of Michigan Citizen Interaction Design Program explored for the last three months in a partnership […]

MML#3 – Cities and Civic Tech, How Local Governments Serve Residents Online

September 20th 2016

MML#3 – Cities and Civic Tech, How Local Governments Serve Residents Online (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Cities vary on how much effort they put into their websites, apps, social media, and online presence.  Yet clearly the internet is important to residents and those wishing to do business.  How can […]

Bond Committee Gets Tour of FHS Troubles

July 14th 2011

Troubles lurk above and below at Ferndale High School, as multiple repairs and projects have the School District exploring the possibility of asking voters to approve a 7 mil bond extension. The public vote is expected to be in February 2012. If approved it would extend the taxpayers’ obligation from 2023 through 2033, and would generate approximately $26.5 million for the District to use on multiple infrastructure projects.