Driver in Boxer Shorts Crashes into Lake Orion Home, Leaves Gun in Car, Flees

Driver in Boxer Shorts Crashes into Lake Orion Home, Leaves Gun in Car, Flees (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Sept. 20, 2018) Lake Orion, MI – Deputies and the Orion Township Fire Department responded to the 600 block of Joslyn Rd. for a vehicle that crashed into a house.   Upon arrival, Deputies observed a Jeep Cherokee…

Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center Seeks Ferndale Approval

Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center Seeks Ferndale Approval (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Prior to the State of Michigan establishing rules for medical marijuana facilities, CLDD, LLC was one of five businesses that had applied for special land use permits in Ferndale to open a medical marijuana related facility. Work being done…

Drayton Lofts Coming Back to Ferndale Planning Commission with Revised Plans

Drayton Lofts Coming Back to Ferndale Planning Commission with Revised Plans (Crystal A. Proxmire Sept. 18, 2018) Ferndale, MI – A company seeking to convert the former Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church into apartments will go before the Ferndale Planning Commission Wednesday with revisions to their concept in hopes of securing a zoning change. The 2.46…

Ferndale Group Tackles Racism, “Suspicious Person” Calls Only Part of the Problem

Ferndale Group Tackles Racism, “Suspicious Person” Calls Only Part of the Problem (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 16, 2018) Ferndale, MI- The internet is full of stories that have captured the nation’s attention around what happens when black people are singled out because of the color of their skin. Videos like that of BBQ Becky who…

Lessons from the Clarkston Family Farm Monarch Festival

Lessons from the Clarkston Family Farm Monarch Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2018) Clarkston, MI- On Saturday children fluttered about the Clarkston Family Farm, delighted with a day of hands-on learning at the Monarch Butterfly Festival. Kids waved wands made of sticks and newspaper butterflies tied to strings as they explored several stations set…

Reporter Food: White Castle’s New Vegetarian Impossible Burger Sliders

Reporter Food: White Castle’s New Vegetarian Impossible Burger Sliders (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 13, 2018) Ferndale, Troy, Pontiac, Southfield, Royal Oak, Oak Park, Farmington Hills, MI – Yesterday White Castle rolled out their newest, and much-anticipated, creation – the Impossible Burger slider.  This plant-based burger has a similar texture and taste to real beef, but…

Teenager Riding on Hood of Car Seriously Injured After Fall…

Teenager Riding on Hood of Car Seriously Injured After Fall in Independence Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 12, 2018) Independence Township, MI- Deputies and the Independence Township Fire Department responded to the 6000 block of Foxfire Circle for a serious injury accident on Sept. 10. A subject was fell from the hood of a…

Ferndalians Can Now Keep Up to Six Backyard Chickens

Ferndalians Can Now Keep Up to Six Backyard Chickens Ferndale, MI- Ferndale City Council voted Monday night to increase the number of chickens permitted by residents from three to six. The item was passed on Monday night’s consent agenda.  Ferndale first approved backyard chickens in 2012, with a limit of three.  The ordinance retains requirements…