Ferndale Youth Assistance Awards Recognize Great Student Efforts

Ferndale Youth Assistance Awards Recognize Great Student Efforts (C. Proxmire, May 15, 2015) Ferndale Youth Assistance honored several students and groups at their recent annual awards banquet. Congratulations to all the winners: ROOSEVELT PRIMARY SCHOOL NOAH MITCHELL: Noah was nominated by his teacher, Cynthia Krencicki. She nominated him because Noah is an excellent math and…

Pontiac, Oxford, Ferndale and Farmington Schools Honored…

Pontiac, Oxford, Ferndale and Farmington Schools Honored by MASB and SET SEG (C. Proxmire, May 15, 2015) The Michigan Association of School Boards and the SET SEG Foundation Honored 21 Educational Programs from around the state this week, with four districts in Oakland County taking home awards. Pontiac, Oxford, Ferndale and Farmington Schools were all…

Downtown Ferndale and Director Cristina Sheppard-Decius Part Ways

Downtown Ferndale and Director Cristina Sheppard-Decius Part Ways (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 14, 2015)   The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) announced that a change in leadership is coming, and that Cristina Sheppard-Decius will be leaving the position May 27. According to a press release: “The Ferndale DDA Board of Directors and Executive Director Cristina…

Michigan Native Rachel Jacobs Among Deceased in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

Michigan Native Rachel Jacobs Among Deceased in Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2015) Multiple sources are reporting that Rachel Jacobs, the 39-year-old daughter of former State Senator Gilda Jacobs,  is one of seven dead in the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia around 9pm Tuesday.  Train No. 188 left from Washington to New…

Hazel Park Walking Club Each Tuesday Evening Through Sept.

Hazel Park Walking Club Each Tuesday Evening Through Sept. (event listing, ongoing) Hazel Park Neighborhood Enrichment is beginning a new Community Neighborhood Walking Club that will meet up on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM at various parks and locations within our city. The purposes are to encourage physical activity for our citizens and build a…

Madison Hts Man Accused of Robbing/Carjacking DTE Worker in Pontiac

Madison Hts Man Accused of Robbing/Carjacking DTE Worker in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, May 12, 2015) INCIDENT: 11:56 hrs. – May 11, 2015 – City of Pontiac – Armed Robbery / Car Jacking: #15-70743 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 200 Block of E. Montcalm Ave (Detroit Edison Power Substation) regarding an armed robbery…

Unidentified Body Found in Burning Van in Pontiac

Unidentified Body Found in Burning Van in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, May 12, 2015) INCIDENT:  12:53 hrs. -May 11, 2015 City of Pontiac – Arson Investigation/Fatal. #15-70766 SUMMARY:  Deputies along with the Waterford Regional Fire Department were dispatched to the 200 block of South Blvd. regarding a vehicle fire involving a small shed. The…

Winning Student Masterpieces to Grace Ferndale Business Facades

Winning Student Masterpieces to Grace Ferndale Business Facades (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 11, 2015) The work of six high school students will soon be added to the multitude of public art pieces that grace the Ferndale community. The Ferndale Area Chamber teamed up with Ferndale Public Schools and the Downtown Development Authority to host an…

Hazel Park Superintendent Search Narrows, Next Round This Week

Hazel Park Superintendent Search Narrows, Next Round This Week (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 11, 2015)   Round two of Superintendent Interviews continues this week for Hazel Park Schools as the board considers which of three candidates will be best suited to lead the Vikings into a future that is hopefully bright and fiscally sound. The…

Ferndale Pride Gets Pontiac Love with Fundraisers at Arcade & Liberty Bar

Ferndale Pride Gets Pontiac Love with Fundraisers at Arcade and Liberty Bar (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 10, 2015) As Ferndale Pride grows in regional significance, the number of fundraisers for the festival continue to blossom beyond the four square miles of the city limits. The love and support of the LGBT community spread all the…

Springtime Musical Evening in Clawson with Swing Musician Joel Palmer June 1

Springtime Musical Evening in Clawson with Swing Musician Joel Palmer June 1 (event listing, May 10, 2015) Program Name: A Spring Musical Evening Description: On Monday evening, June 1, at 7:00PM, come listen to Joel Palmer, an accomplished guitarist, singer and song writer, perform 30s and 40s era swing, blues and folk music. Please register…