Bishop Foley Student Flying High After Ferndale’s Agora Arts Group Performs in Chicago

Bishop Foley Student Flying High After Ferndale’s Agora Arts Group Performs in Chicago (Guest View by Jenna Thibodeau, July 9, 2015) Jenna Thibodeau will attend Bishop Foley High School in the fall and was a gymnast for 12 years before pursing aerial arts.  She has been attending Agora Arts since October and hopes to become…

Ferndale Seeking Citizens to Help Improve Voting, Democracy with Election Task Force

Ferndale Seeking Citizens to Help Improve Voting, Democracy with Election Task Force (City of Ferndale Press Release, July 8, 2015)   The Ferndale City Clerk is recruiting community members, poll workers, and elected officials to create an election task force to help guide the selection of new polling locations, brainstorm methods of improving voter turnout,…

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote (MML Press Release, July 4, 2015)   Sixteen projects, programs, and initiatives involving more than 20 Michigan communities are vying for the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA)—the most prestigious Michigan Municipal League honor. The communities involved in this year’s competition are Allegan, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek,…

Ferndale Housing Commission Stops Wilson Payment, Votes to Sell Dodge Charger

Ferndale Housing Commission Stops Wilson Payment, Votes to Sell Dodge Charger (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 29, 2015) As former Housing Director Deborah Wilson sits in a prison cell for 1-15 years for breaking into vulnerable resident’s apartments and stealing their prescription medications, the Ferndale Housing Commission (FHC) continues to unravel the mess left she left…

Timeline of Ferndale Housing Commission’s Struggles and Progress

Timeline of Ferndale Housing Commission’s Struggles and Progress (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 28, 2015) After Ferndale Housing Director Deborah Wilson was arrested (and later convicted) of using her job to enter the homes of elderly and disabled residents and steal prescription medicine, a series of stories and investigations has begun to shed light on multiple…

Ferndale Community Foundation Awards $7,600 in Grants to Local Groups

Ferndale Community Foundation Awards $7,600 in Grants to Local Groups (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 23, 2015) Music. Arts. Families. Love. The priorities of the Ferndale Community seem well reflected in the $7,600 worth of grants awarded by the Ferndale Community Foundation Monday night. New this year is the Ferndale Concert Band, which is comprised of…

Michigan AIDS Coalition Expands Testing to Include Other STDs

Michigan AIDS Coalition Expands Testing to Include Other STDs (MAC Press Release, June 23, 2015) This month, Michigan AIDS Coalition (MAC), will formally launch its Integrated Testing Pilot Project, which now will include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Hepatitis C in addition to its longstanding screenings for HIV and Syphilis. “For many years, we have been serving…