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Deli Discussion April 2 in Pontiac: What Should be Done w/Phoenix Center?

March 22nd 2015

Deli Discussion April 2 in Pontiac: What Should be Done w/Phoenix Center? (Kermit Williams, March 22, 2015) Deli Discussions are a chance for people who care about the future of Pontiac to get together over lunch and have a moderated discussion about topics important to the community. The lunches will be every Thursday at noon […]

Picketers Oppose Privatization of Ferndale Schools Custodial Services

March 22nd 2015

Picketers Oppose Privatization of Ferndale Schools Custodial Services (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2015) With red shirts and yellow signs, members of UAW, AFSCME, and FAES/FEA marched back and forth in front of the Ferndale Schools Administrative Building on March 16 in protest of the School Board’s decision to get proposals to privatize maintenance in […]

Meet Birdbox Author Josh Malerman at Ferndale Library April 2

March 22nd 2015

Meet Birdbox Author Josh Malerman at Ferndale Library April 2 (Jeff Milo, Ferndale Area District Library, March 22, 2015) Josh Malerman, local author of the acclaimed horror novel, Bird Box, will treat Ferndale Library patrons to a special and mysterious reading/signing, capping off the library’s annual one book/one community series (Ferndale Reads) on Thu., Apr. […]

Divorce and Families pt 1 of 4: How does an Infant React to Divorce?

March 22nd 2015

Divorce and Families pt 1 of 4:  How does an Infant React to Divorce? (Guest Series Part 1 of 4, Lisa Schmidt, Schmidt Law Services, March 22, 2015) Sometimes a new child can push a strained relationship to the breaking point. Other times the divorce was in the works long before the child was born. […]

Oak Park Mayor Gives 2015 State of the City Address

March 21st 2015

Oak Park Mayor Gives 2015 State of the City Address (Marian McClellan, Mayor of Oak Park, March 21, 2015) The following speech was given on March 19, 2015: I am joined tonight by my colleagues, Mayor Pro Tem Paul Levine, and Council Members Carolyn Burns, Michael Seligson, and Kiesha Speech. Without their partnership, I would […]

Ferndale Makes March Parenting Awareness Month

March 21st 2015

Ferndale Makes March Parenting Awareness Month (Compiled, March 21, 2015) City Officials proclaimed March Parenting Awareness Month at their March 9, 2015 Council Meeting. Ferndale resident Rosemary Spatafora asked to have the resolution presented to help raise awareness about the importance of parenting and to highlight the need for resources for parents.  Ferndale Youth Assistance […]

Solar Power Presentation April 2 in Royal Oak

March 20th 2015

Solar Power Presentation April 2 in Royal Oak (March 20, 2015) Presented by Mark Ferda, with the Renewable Energy Division of McNaughton-McKay Electric based in Madison Hts, MI. Mark’s full-time job for the past 6 years has been in support of the growth of solar installations throughout Michigan. He will share an overview of how […]

Ferndale Library Picks: Jeff Milo’s Favorite Books Of All Time

March 19th 2015

Ferndale Library Picks: Jeff Milo’s Favorite Books Of All Time Jeff Milo – Circulation Specialist   Can’t go wrong with the Classics… Every now and then patrons come up to my desk looking for something new to read, only to be underwhelmed by the current crop of contemporary authors. The newest (or hottest) book out […]

Rochester Student Newspaper Faces Censorship After Condom Picture

March 19th 2015

Rochester Student Newspaper Faces Censorship After Condom Picture (Katherine Schaeffer, Student Press Law Center, March 19, 2015) When the student newspaper at a Michigan high school printed a photo of a condom-wrapped banana to accompany an article about the school’s sex education program, the staff thought the decision was provocative, but tasteful. Pervasive in advertisements, […]

With Generous Donation, FernCare Expands Pharmacy (video)

March 19th 2015

With Generous Donation, FernCare Expands Pharmacy (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 19, 2015) The area where Christine Rainey and her team of volunteers (plus sometimes a couple of students from Wayne State) would stand to fill prescriptions for the FernCare Free Clinic was about the size of two closets. In this cramped space they would […]