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…

Winning Student Masterpieces to Grace Ferndale Business Facades

Winning Student Masterpieces to Grace Ferndale Business Facades (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 11, 2015) The work of six high school students will soon be added to the multitude of public art pieces that grace the Ferndale community. The Ferndale Area Chamber teamed up with Ferndale Public Schools and the Downtown Development Authority to host an…

Hazel Park Superintendent Search Narrows, Next Round This Week

Hazel Park Superintendent Search Narrows, Next Round This Week (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 11, 2015)   Round two of Superintendent Interviews continues this week for Hazel Park Schools as the board considers which of three candidates will be best suited to lead the Vikings into a future that is hopefully bright and fiscally sound. The…

Ferndale Pride Gets Pontiac Love with Fundraisers at Arcade & Liberty Bar

Ferndale Pride Gets Pontiac Love with Fundraisers at Arcade and Liberty Bar (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 10, 2015) As Ferndale Pride grows in regional significance, the number of fundraisers for the festival continue to blossom beyond the four square miles of the city limits. The love and support of the LGBT community spread all the…

Medicine-Stealing Housing Director Arrested in Kalamazoo County after Wild Chase

Medicine-Stealing Housing Director Arrested in Kalamazoo County after Wild Chase (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 5, 2015) With a charge of violation of probation pending, former Ferndale Housing Director Deborah Wilson is now housed in Kalamazoo County Jail after police say she went on a dangerously wild ride for over 20 miles on the West Side…

Students See County Up Close for Youth in Government Day

Students See County Up Close for Youth in Government Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2015) Someday Kira Bacher hopes to become either a lawyer or a judge. “I think I’d like being a judge and helping people. There are people who get wrongly accused and they need someone to help them,” she said. Bacher,…

32 Choices for Hazel Park Superintendent, Process Continues April 29

32 Choices for Hazel Park Superintendent, Process Continues April 29 (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 28, 2105) With 32 applicants to choose from, The Hazel Park School Board and the interim leaders in the district are looking forward to examining the possibilities for who the next Superintendent will be. “Traditionally, the district has always promoted from…