Ferndale Schools Move Ahead with Strategic Planning

Stakeholders included administration, school board members past and present, teachers, parents and others in the community.

“We’ve found that there are four central themes that came up over and over,” Fleetham said. Those topics, which are now the focus of the planning moving forward, are enrollment, race, trust and collaboration and achievement gaps between student groups.

Ferndale 115 News Founder’s Interview on Art & Design Program

Ferndale 115 News Founder’s Interview on Art & Design Program (Feb. 1, 2013) The work of the Ferndale 115 News is growing beyond the city’s four square miles, and recently Editor & Publisher Crystal Proxmire had the opportunity to talk about that work on the Art & Design Show out of Bloomfield Township. The show…

Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases Explained

The Supreme Court has decided to take on two same-sex marriage cases this year. Each one addresses a different, but important facet of the marriage issue. The first addresses the Proposition 8 case in California and the second addresses a case where a couple was married in Canada and had a civil union in New York, but when one partner died the other was left with a $363,053 inheritance tax

Council to Set Goals & Objectives for 2013 ~ Feb. 4

“This is a great opportunity for staff and City Council to come together to discuss what our focus should be in 2013”, said City Manager April Lynch. The City will move on to budget workshops in March with a final budget presentation in April. “This is a busy time of year for the City, both the goals and the budget are extremely important for setting the tone for 2013.”

DNR Hunting Incidents & Fatalities for 2012 & Prior

“We continue to emphasize the importance of the hunter orange law, knowing your target and safe firearm handling, and how they all are key factors in having a safe season,” said DNR Law Enforcement Division Chief Gary Hagler. “We also continue to encourage mentors to work closely with youth hunters to teach them safe firearm handling skills. One incident this year involved a hunter under the age of 10.”

FernCare’s Resources for Low Income Healthcare

FernCare has updated their list of places where people can get health care and other assistance. Currently the Ferndale-based free health clinic is operating at capacity and is not accepting new clients at this time. However, they are dedicated to providing information to help connect people with the care they need. The list below is shared off of their Resources Page at http://ferncare.org/resources/.