Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 19, 2014) Hundreds of representatives from Downtowns across the country converged in Ferndale Saturday for the Great American Main Street Conference Kick Off called Get In Gear. The conference in Detroit focuses on downtown development with speakers, classes and tours throughout SE…

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free (Press Release, May 18, 2014) Sixth graders from John F. Kennedy Elementary released their classroom’s hand raised Chinook salmon at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 7, 2014 on the shore of the Huron River at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI. Mr. Williamson and his Ferndale…

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free (Press Release, May 18, 2014) Sixth graders from John F. Kennedy Elementary released their classroom’s hand raised Chinook salmon at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 7, 2014 on the shore of the Huron River at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI. Mr. Williamson and his Ferndale…

Ferndale High and Middle School on Lock-down Due to B&E Suspect

Ferndale High and Middle School on Lock-down Due to B&E Suspect (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 16, 2014) UPDATE: The suspect has been captured and the lock-down has been lifted. An alert sent out by Ferndale Schools at 11:13am notified parents that Ferndale High School and Middle School are locked and secured due to a breaking…

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony (C. Proxmire, May 14, 2014) Linda Grand, DLC Teacher and Advisor to DLC Student Council, was teary-eyed while she watched two of her students receive awards at the recent Ferndale Youth Assistance Recognition Awards. “It as a wonderful program and well done,” she said, adding that she “appreciated…

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods (Sherry A Wells, May 14, 2014) Gardening is good for one’s mental health and nutrition but is also an excellent method of community building. There are two community gardens in southeast Oakland County. The Good Neighbors Community Garden is near the corner of Republic and Leroy…

Ferndale Students Join in Police Week Flag Ceremony (video)

Ferndale Students Join in Police Week Flag Ceremony (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Students from Mrs. Darling and Mr. Peri’s third grade classes at Roosevelt Primary School led the Pledge of Allegiance and learned about the sacrifices made by police officers at the annual National Police Week Flag Ceremony in front of Ferndale…

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2014)   As the City of Detroit struggles to restructure under bankruptcy, the issue of regional water management is in the forefront of the discussions. Oakland County leaders, including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash are advocating for…

Letter Writing Campaign for Newlywed Moms Adds to…

Letter Writing Campaign for Newlywed Moms Adds to their Ellen Experience (video) (Guest Column by Alyssa Atkinson, May 11, 2014) video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player On March 22, 2014 my parents Michele Riley and Christina Atkinson were finally able to be legally married after almost 17 years of dating. Considering that this wedding was of…

Ferndale Schools Teacher Appreciation Stories Pour In

Ferndale Schools Teacher Appreciation Stories Pour In (Nan Kerr-Mueller and Crystal Proxmire, May 11, 2014) Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week and parents throughout Ferndale Schools shared stories of teachers and staff that have made an impact on their children’s lives. The Facebook Page “Teacher Appreciation Week Stories” got over 150 likes as the warm…