Ferndale Schools Big Change: Superintendent Blake Prewitt (video)

Ferndale Schools Big Change: Superintendent Blake Prewitt (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 30, 2014) There’s a new Superintendent in town, an almost all new administration in fact. When students return to Ferndale Schools in the fall they may notice a nearly complete change in leadership as the new administration takes over. Blake Prewitt, a former…

Ferndale Schools Big Change: Superintendent Blake Prewitt (video)

Ferndale Schools Big Change: Superintendent Blake Prewitt (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 30, 2014) There’s a new Superintendent in town, an almost all new administration in fact. When students return to Ferndale Schools in the fall they may notice a nearly complete change in leadership as the new administration takes over. Blake Prewitt, a former…

Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8

Ferndale Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8 (FPL Press Release, July 29, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library, located at 222 E. 9 Mile, is seeking animal-themed art for an upcoming exhibit called Menagerie. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints and sculpture. The display case will…

Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8

Ferndale Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8 (FPL Press Release, July 29, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library, located at 222 E. 9 Mile, is seeking animal-themed art for an upcoming exhibit called Menagerie. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints and sculpture. The display case will…

From Park to Possible Parking: Ferndale Takes Steps Toward…

From Park to Possible Parking: Ferndale Takes Steps Toward Sale of Saratoga Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2014) The process has begun for the possible transformation of Saratoga Park to a parking lot or other industrial development. Ferndale City Council voted unanimously to decommission the park, freeing it up for potential a sale. “I…

From Park to Possible Parking: Ferndale Takes Steps Toward…

From Park to Possible Parking: Ferndale Takes Steps Toward Sale of Saratoga Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2014) The process has begun for the possible transformation of Saratoga Park to a parking lot or other industrial development. Ferndale City Council voted unanimously to decommission the park, freeing it up for potential a sale. “I…

Berkley Dems Meet 27th District State Rep Candidates (video)

Berkley Dems Meet 27th District State Rep Candidates (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2014) On a sunny Thursday evening four of the five Democratic candidates for the 27th District State House of Representatives Seat enjoyed a cook out with the Berkley Democratic Club. The candidates took a few minutes to give introductions and had…

Ferndale to Vote on Medical Marijuana Facility Permit

Ferndale to Vote on Medical Marijuana Facility Permit (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 26, 2014)   Ferndale City Council is expected to vote Monday on a Special Land Use permit for Meridian Wellness Center, a medical marijuana clinic designed to “provide a safe location or Meridian Wellness members to meet with their state-approved patients and to…

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23 (Affirmations Press Release, July 26, 2014) Affirmations, Michigan’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people (LGBT) and their allies, are biking from Detroit to Ann Arbor on Saturday, August 23, beginning at 10am, to educate and encourage others to take action in…

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23

Affirmations Hosting Equality Ride from Detroit to Ann Arbor Aug. 23 (Affirmations Press Release, July 26, 2014) Affirmations, Michigan’s community center for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender people (LGBT) and their allies, are biking from Detroit to Ann Arbor on Saturday, August 23, beginning at 10am, to educate and encourage others to take action in…

Ferndale and Hazel Park to Get New DTE Substation

Ferndale and Hazel Park to Get New DTE Substation (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 24, 2014)   In Ferndale when it gets hot or starts storming, people know that it’s time to plug in their phones and have their flashlights handy “just in case.” Aging electrical infrastructure, increased demand from electronics and air conditioners, the plentiful…

Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge Get Pot Petitions Turned In

Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge Get Pot Petitions Turned In (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2014) The push for city-by-city marijuana decriminalization continues as petitions were turned in Tuesday for Huntington Woods and Pleasant Ridge, to put the issue on the Nov. 4 ballot. Berkley will also have a vote on the matter in November.…

Friends Open Up Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale (video)

Friends Open Up Dickey’s Barbecue Pit in Ferndale (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 23, 2014) After working together for 12 years in the mortgage underwriting business, Jason Irvine and Craig Southerland were hungry for something more fun. While they were grateful for their work at JP Morgan Chase, there were some days where the best…

Jason Dutra: Ferndale Recreation Volunteer Coach of the Year

Jason Dutra: Ferndale Recreation Volunteer Coach of the Year (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 22, 2014) Jason Dutra loves coaching baseball and the passion he has for mentoring kids and sharing the love of the game has led him to earn Ferndale Recreation’s 2014 Youth Baseball Volunteer Coach of the Year. Dutra started coaching in Ferndale…