Jazz Bands Play at Treat Dreams for Blues Fest (video)

Jazz Bands Play at Treat Dreams for Blues Fest (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 31, 2014) As part of the annual Ferndale Blues and Music Festival, Jazz Bands from Ferndale Middle School and Ferndale High School played a special concert at Treat Dreams.  Parents and supporters enjoyed the student performances, as well as the custom…

Ferndale Resident Dead after Being Restrained by Mall Security

Ferndale Resident Dead after Being Restrained by Mall Security (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 30, 2014) 24-year-old Mackenzie Gordon Cochrane is dead after being pepper sprayed and held down by three Northland Mall Security Guards on Tuesday. Southfield Police told Fox 2 News that the man “appeared ready to assault someone.  He was breathing heavy and…

Middle School Students Give “Fernbery” Literature Award

Middle School Students Give “Fernbery” Literature Award (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2014) Surrounded by the books of the Ferndale Public Library, teens from Ms. Ferrini’s class at Ferndale Middle School held The Fernbery Award on Tuesday to recognize great works of literature for this year and to vote on their favorite. The Fernbery Awards…

Three Ferndale Firemen Jobs Temporarily Safe…

Three Ferndale Firemen Jobs Temporarily Safe as Merger Talks Continue (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2014) Talks of a fire department merger between Ferndale and Hazel Park have been going on for years, but the hopefulness continues this week as Ferndale City Council voted to delay three firefighter layoffs in anticipation of the merger moving…

Solomon Northrup Talk and Other February Programs at the Berkley Public Library

Solomon Northrup Talk and Other February Programs at the Berkley Public Library (Berkley Library Press Release, Jan. 29, 2014) Here are four great programs are scheduled at the Berkley Public Library in February. Solomon Northrup’s America Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. Join us for a talk on Solomon Northrup, a free black man from upstate New…

Snowmobile Stuck on Tracks Causes Train Delay

Snowmobile Stuck on Tracks Causes Train Delay (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Jan. 27, 2014) INCIDENT: 19:30 hrs. Jan. 25, 2014 – Highland Township – Assist Other Agency – CSX Railroad – #14-12551 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the area of Livingston and Milford Roads for a snowmobile stuck on the railroad tracks.  The snowmobile was crossing…

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday

Cold Prompts School Closings for Tuesday (C. Proxmire, Jan. 27, 2014) School administrators across SE Michigan have declared Tuesday a “snow day” due to temperatures and wind chills below zero.  Classes and events will be cancelled in many districts, including Berkley, Birmingham,  Clawson, Farmington, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Madison Public Schools, Pontiac, Rochester Schools, Royal Oak,…

2014 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival Under Way

2014 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival Under Way (C. Proxmire, Jan. 26, 2014) The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival is under way, with the first two nights of live bands drawing fantastic crowds to several local bars including Rosie O’Grady’s, Dino’s Lounge, Howe’s Bayou, One-Eyed Betty’s, Sneaker’s, Bosco and Boogie Fever.  The fun continues through…