The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 17, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment consultant, added…

Knitting Brings Neighbors Closer Together in Pleasant Ridge

Knitting Brings Neighbors Closer Together in Pleasant Ridge (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 15, 2014) The close-knit community of Pleasant Ridge is getting even tighter as residents come together to share their love and passion…for knitting. Pleasant Ridge Knitters has over 20 members who get together on the first and third Monday of each month at…

Knitting Brings Neighbors Closer Together in Pleasant Ridge

Knitting Brings Neighbors Closer Together in Pleasant Ridge (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 15, 2014) The close-knit community of Pleasant Ridge is getting even tighter as residents come together to share their love and passion…for knitting. Pleasant Ridge Knitters has over 20 members who get together on the first and third Monday of each month at…

White Powder in Envelope Shuts Down Royal Oak Police Station

White Powder in Envelope Shuts Down Royal Oak Police Station (City of Royal Oak Press Release, April 15, 2014) The Royal Oak Police Station was evacuated this morning at approximately 8 a.m. after a Royal Oak detective opened an envelope containing a white powdery substance. The Oakway Haz-Mat Response Team, which consists of firefighters from…

Daryl Hannah’s Encouraging Words… 2014 VegFest (video)

Daryl Hannah’s Encouraging Words and more from 2014 VegFest (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 14, 2014) Video #1 – oc115.com exclusive interview and segment of presentation: Video #2 – full presentation When Daryl Hannah spoke at VegMichigan’s VegFest in Novi on April 13, she did not stand at a podium and lecture the crowd about what…

Daryl Hannah’s Encouraging Words… 2014 VegFest (video)

Daryl Hannah’s Encouraging Words and more from 2014 VegFest (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 14, 2014) Video #1 – oc115.com exclusive interview and segment of presentation: Video #2 – full presentation When Daryl Hannah spoke at VegMichigan’s VegFest in Novi on April 13, she did not stand at a podium and lecture the crowd about what…

ACLU Sues Michigan to Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples

ACLU Sues Michigan to Recognize Marriages of Same-Sex Couples (ACLU Press Release, April 14, 2014) The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan filed a lawsuit today to guarantee that the marriages of 300 same-sex couples performed in Michigan last month are recognized by the state. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of eight same-sex couples…

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search Underway

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search Underway (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 10, 2014) Who will be the next Superintendent of Ferndale Schools? This question is the focus of the Ferndale School Board as they embark on their search for their next top administrator.  After 14 years of service, Superintendent Gary Meier announced his retirement in May.  He’ll…

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search Underway

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Search Underway (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 10, 2014) Who will be the next Superintendent of Ferndale Schools? This question is the focus of the Ferndale School Board as they embark on their search for their next top administrator.  After 14 years of service, Superintendent Gary Meier announced his retirement in May.  He’ll…

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video)

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 12, 2014) A dozen days before the filing deadline, three Democratic candidates for the State Senate 11th District came before the Oak Park-Huntington Woods Democratic Club for their first forum. Current State Senator Vince Gregory of Southfield is being challenged…

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video)

11th District State Senate Democrats Square Off at First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 12, 2014) A dozen days before the filing deadline, three Democratic candidates for the State Senate 11th District came before the Oak Park-Huntington Woods Democratic Club for their first forum. Current State Senator Vince Gregory of Southfield is being challenged…

White Nosed Syndrome Hurting Michigan Bats

White Nosed Syndrome Hurting Michigan Bats (DNR and Organization for Bat Conservation Press Releases, April 12, 2014) The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that the DNR survey team has discovered the presence of the fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans and White-nose Syndrome in Michigan. Officials have confirmed the diagnosis in Little Brown Bats sampled at…

Former Ferndale Mayor Sues Historical Society

Former Ferndale Mayor Sues Historical Society (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 10, 2014) Former Mayor Robert McGee, who served from 1992-1994, is suing the Ferndale Historical Society for $25,000 in damages after being denied access to items in the Historical Museum.  The Historical Society is an independent nonprofit that cares for historical documents and items, and…