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Ferndale Volunteers Reflect on Boards and Commissions…

February 17th 2020

“If we want to have a say in shaping our communities it’s important to play a part in that.”

Experience in Serbia Inspired Oakland Literacy Council Volunteer to Help Others Learn English

April 15th 2019

Experience in Serbia Inspired Oakland Literacy Council Volunteer to Help Others Learn English (Oakland Literacy Council, April 15, 2019) Check out our “Get Involved Guide” for more stories about local organizations. Thank you to Bosco Lounge for sponsoring this series.  Want to contribute a write up of a group you care about?  Message editor@oc115.com with […]

Expo Shows Residents Many Ways to Get Involved in Ferndale

August 1st 2018

Expo Shows Residents Many Ways to Get Involved in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 1, 2018) Ferndale, MI – “I like being on the board. Being involved we help create the Ferndale that we want,” said John Hardy who sits on the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.  He and fellow board member Emily Obert […]

Madison Heights Seeking Volunteers to Paint Fire Hydrants

June 9th 2018

Madison Heights Seeking Volunteers to Paint Fire Hydrants Madison Heights, MI – Community Service Project Volunteers Needed! June 9th – June 23rd The City is looking for groups or organizations who would like to help paint fire hydrants in Madison Heights. All painting supplies will be provided as well as instructions & a link to […]

Community Cleanup Helps Keep Ferndale Fabulous

May 21st 2017

Community Cleanup Helps Keep Ferndale Fabulous (Jonathan A. Berz, May 21, 2017) The 6th annual “Clean the Ferndale Up!” volunteer meetup occurred last Saturday, May 20th, where Ferndalians of all ages gathered for a morning marathon of springtime sprucing. The event began outside Ferndale City Hall with a pep rally and group photo shoot. Volunteers […]

Boys and Girls Club Shows Success and Need at Annual Dinner

March 6th 2017

Boys and Girls Club Shows Success and Need at Annual Dinner (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – When the Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Counties has their annual dinner, they have an interesting tradition of placing two of the youth at each table with the various adults who […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Looking for Volunteer Tutors

February 14th 2017

Boys & Girls Clubs Looking for Volunteer Tutors (Alissa Malerman, Feb. 14, 2017) Ferndale, Royal Oak, and Southfield, MI  – Looking for a way to share the love this Valentine’s Day? The Boys & Girls Club says becoming a volunteer tutor for Ferndale students is a great way to give a heartfelt gift that will […]

Guest Blog: Getting Millennials Interested in Local Government

May 1st 2016

Guest Blog: Getting Millennials Interested in Local Government (Samantha Audia, Michigan Municipal League, May 1, 2016) While attending the League’s Capital Conference last month, I had the pleasure of sharing breakfast with local officials from Hazel Park, all of whom took a moment to update me on the new and exciting things happening this year […]

Community Support Fuels Holly Youth Assistance Successes

March 6th 2016

Community Support Fuels Holly Youth Assistance Successes (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 6, 2016) Holly, MI – Through Holly Area Youth Assistance, grownups in the community are able to help give kids experiences in summer camp, scholarships for their education, classes for parents, funds professional counseling for families , and providing food for children in low […]

Guest Blog: Life-Changing Experience of Hosting an Exchange Student

March 1st 2016

Guest Blog: Life-Changing Experience of Hosting an Exchange Student (Paul Johnson, March 1, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Major life changes happen in a lot of different ways, buying your first house, marriage, having kids, mine happened when I decided to host a high school exchange student from Spain for a year. Single gay men don’t […]