Pro Pot Petitioners Sue Oak Park Over Neglecting Ballot Proposal

Pro Pot Petitioners Sue Oak Park Over Neglecting Ballot Proposal (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 29, 2014) Over 1,800 registered voters signed petitions to put marijuana decriminalization on the Aug. 5 ballot in Oak Park. The City Clerk validated the signatures but refuses to put the question on the ballot, according to a court case filed…

A Quicker Departure for Ferndale Superintendent Gary Meier

A Quicker Departure for Ferndale Superintendent Gary Meier (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 20, 2014) After learning about a potential investigation into his side consulting work, Ferndale Schools Superintendent Gary Meier gave notice Monday night that he would be retiring immediately. Meier had been scheduled to retire June 30, and the board had been in the…

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…

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…

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…

State Representative 27th District

2014 – State Representative 27th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project.…

2014 – County Commissioner 18th District

2014 – County Commissioner 18th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project.…

2014 – County Commissioner 18th District

2014 – County Commissioner 18th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project.…

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2014) Residents of Oakland County will decide on Aug. 5 if SMART should receive taxpayer funding. County Commissioners voted to put a 1-mil rate on the ballot, an increase over the .59 millage rate of years past. On average, the additional millage…

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video)

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014) One of Women Officials Network WONder Women Award winners carries little silver acorns around with her to give to strangers who cross her path. “When we reach out to other people…it does evoke the metaphor of the acorn. Everything that an…