Guest View: “Sundown Towns” Inspires Thoughts…

Guest View: “Sundown Towns” Inspires Thoughts on “Keep Out” Signs People Share (Kathleen LaTosch, orig at “White Voices on Race,” May 29, 2015) I’m reading “Sundown Towns” by James Loewen.  It’s a fascinating deep dive into the circumstances that resulted in today’s suburbia being nearly all white and inner cities being nearly all black.  A…

Ferndale Library Superhero-Themed Summer Reading: Kick Off June 20

Ferndale Library Superhero-Themed Summer Reading: Kick Off June 20 (Ferndale Area District Library, May 29, 2015 Be a hero this summer at the Ferndale Area District Library! FADL’s annual Summer Reading Program takes off on June 20 with a spectacular kickoff party at Garbutt Park. Kids and adults, teens and tweens, library patrons of ALL ages are…

New Ferndale Housing Commissioners Dive In to Solving Problems

New Ferndale Housing Commissioners Dive In to Solving Problems (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 24, 2015) Residents in the Ferndale Housing program got their first glimpse of progress Wednesday afternoon as two new Housing Commissioners took part in their first meeting. Resident Ann Heler and Councilperson Dan Martin came to the table with a wealth of…

CASA Welcomes New Director Jennifer Gebbie

CASA Welcomes New Director Jennifer Gebbie (Berkley Schools, May 23, 2015) The Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts, CASA, is pleased to announce Jennifer Gebbie as the new Director. CASA is a seven-school consortium high school program, with students from Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lamphere, Madison, and Oak Park High Schools. Mrs. Gebbie…

Drinks and Networking Pair Well at B. Nektar and Chamber After Five Event

Drinks and Networking Pair Well at B. Nektar and Chamber After Five Event (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 22, 2015) Celebrating the successes of local businesses and creating new opportunities is what the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce is all about, and the Business After Five events are a perfect example. Thursday evening about 20 Chamber…

Drinks and Networking Pair Well at B. Nektar and Chamber After Five Event

Drinks and Networking Pair Well at B. Nektar and Chamber After Five Event (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 22, 2015) Celebrating the successes of local businesses and creating new opportunities is what the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce is all about, and the Business After Five events are a perfect example. Thursday evening about 20 Chamber…

Memorial Day Parades and Events Through Oakland County

Memorial Day Parades and Events Through Oakland County (C. Proxmire, May 20, 2015) As Memorial Day approaches people through SE Michigan prepare to honor those who have done military service. Check out the parades and events in the area: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Hazel Park Memorial Festival https://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/05/19/memorial-day-festival-and-events-in-hazel-park-may-21-25/ Friday, May 22, 2015 Southfield City Hall…

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…