“From a background perspective, the district experienced a significant enrollment shortfall, primarily at the Digital Learning Center, that resulted in a loss of approximately $3.5-million in state aid. More specifically, the district experienced a loss of 449.21 full-time equivalent students from the number projected for this year.”
Officers recovered a .44 magnum semi-auto pistol believed to be the weapon Parker held when he confronted the victim. Officers also recovered a Remington Model 700 rifle from the hotel room.
Art inspired by books, including illustrations, character portraits, re-imagined book covers and more will be included in the show. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints, and sculpture.
In 4th grade this year there are 12 cello players at Kennedy and Coolidge . Fifth grade has 10 cello players at Kennedy and Coolidge. Sixth grade has seven cello players at Kennedy and Coolidge.
The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival is off to a grand start. With ten days of concerts at 27 venues there is more than enough music to chase away the winter blues. The festival raises money for Ferndale Youth Assistance and Michigan AIDS Coalition. For a complete schedule and more information…
Here are some of the events and services offered through Ferndale Recreation, including the Sweetheart Date Night, Princess Party and Spring Soccer registration. Learn more at http://www.ferndalerecreation.org/.
Ferndale High School was packed as students, teachers, parents and supporters in the community for the annual All-City Extravaganza. This event showcased the talents of youth from all grades in the district. There was a district-wide choir, band and orchestra concert as well as multiple presentations and information booths.
“This is a great opportunity for staff and City Council to come together to discuss what our focus should be in 2013”, said City Manager April Lynch. The City will move on to budget workshops in March with a final budget presentation in April. “This is a busy time of year for the City, both the goals and the budget are extremely important for setting the tone for 2013.”
“We continue to emphasize the importance of the hunter orange law, knowing your target and safe firearm handling, and how they all are key factors in having a safe season,” said DNR Law Enforcement Division Chief Gary Hagler. “We also continue to encourage mentors to work closely with youth hunters to teach them safe firearm handling skills. One incident this year involved a hunter under the age of 10.”
Bipartisan spirit did not prevail at the Jan. 9, 2013 County Commission meeting when Republican Commissioners refused to consider discussion on the appointment of a new member to the Oakland County Zoological Authority, and instead approved a fifth Republican to hold the seat.
“While anyone can be affected by extreme cold, infants and elderly are particularly at risk, as are people with diabetes because of impaired circulation,” said Kathy Forzley, Health Division manager/health officer. “Proper precautions need to be taken to avoid serious health problems caused by cold weather.”
FernCare has updated their list of places where people can get health care and other assistance. Currently the Ferndale-based free health clinic is operating at capacity and is not accepting new clients at this time. However, they are dedicated to providing information to help connect people with the care they need. The list below is shared off of their Resources Page at http://ferncare.org/resources/.
This new policy was developed with fairness to all library patrons in mind. Materials not returned are not available for others to use or borrow. Also, if materials are not returned, in most cases, money from the library budget is used to replace them. This same money could much better be used to purchase new items for patron use instead of replacing non-returned items.
Listen as they recall Ferndale history, including a large fire that took out several businesses at the corner of 9 and Woodward, the birth of the Kulick Community Center, and a write-in campaign that changed the face of politics in the city.
In addition to the history, the Hoeppners shared humorous moments, like when Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson unwittingly boosted the strip club business, how Dennis cornered Marty for their first kiss, and their adventure to the drag show in Las Vegas.
Grant Early Childhood Center and Roosevelt Primary School students each took part in Peace Walk activities this past week, in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Experts from Oakland County Homeland Security Division and the Sheriff’s Office will conduct five training sessions for school personnel on how to react in an active shooter situation in January and February.
“Dec. 14, 2012 is emblazoned on our memories forever,” Patterson said. “Many died in the Newtown, Conn. tragedy. But many others survived because teachers knew just what to do with a shooter in the building.”
From storage facility to high end office building, Blue Water Financial is looking to transform the property at 535 Woodward Heights into their new world headquarters with a little help a Brownfield Redevelopment grant, and a lot of help from the City Departments who are working quickly to bring the firm to its new home.
Representatives from various local groups, companies, the county and SE MI cities sharing tons of great info.
People really rallying around this whole non-motorized city thing = whoo hoo!
So, this is an information-sharing post highlighting ways you can kick off 2013 by supporting non-motorized transport in SE Michigan.
At about 10:30 a.m. the victim was loading groceries into her vehicle when she was approached by a black male (approximately 30 years old, clean shaven and well dressed). The suspect came in a maroon colored mini-van (make or model unknown). He asked the lady for directions, went to his van, and retrieved a sign that said he had a gun. He then told the woman not to scream.
Catherine Kavanaugh of the Daily Tribune reported that a teacher at Webb Elementary School, which is on Woodward Heights in Ferndale located in the Hazel Park School District, was allegedly chest bumped and slapped in the face by an unruly Aunt who had come to the building on Jan. 15, 2013.