FHS Hijinx & Hilarity Concert Oct. 24

FHS Hijinx & Hilarity Concert Oct. 24 (Ferndale Schools, Oct. 23, 2013) This isn’t your ordinary concert! Come experience fun, frolic and mayhem at our annual FHS Hijinx and Hilarity Concert, featuring the Ferndale High Orchestras and Choirs. Expect the unexpected! And don’t forget – there will be a costume parade for the little ones, so be sure to…

Recycling Tour Times Available for SOCRRA-Area Groups

Recycling Tour Times Available for SOCRRA-Area Groups (C. Proxmire, Oct. 22, 2013) SOCRRA [Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority] is getting ready for America Recycles 2013 by reaching out to area groups and inviting them to come in for tours of their Troy-based sorting facility. There they take plastic, metal, paper, and other recyclable items…

Miss Representation at Ferndale High School, Oct. 28

Miss Representation Screening at Ferndale High School- Monday, Oct. 28 (Citizens for Fair Ferndale Press Release, Oct. 21, 2013) Last year, CFF coordinated carpooling to a screening of Miss Representation at Oakland University. We also donated two copies of the film to the Ferndale Public Library. Ferndale High School and Ferndale Youth Assistance are sponsoring…

Ferndale’s Grant School Seeks Votes for Special Needs Tools

Ferndale’s Grant School Seeks Votes for Special Needs Tools (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 15, 2013) Grant teacher Kristy Kuhn is taking part in an online voting contest that can help her classroom get a student ball chair, Boardmaker Plus computer software and a membership to Starfall.com, a website that helps teach reading. The contest is…

Families Enjoy Ferndale All-District Fall Festival

Families Enjoy Ferndale All-District Fall Festival (Crystal Proxmire, Oct. 13, 2013) Ferndale Schools held their annual All-District Fall Festival at Kennedy School in Oak Park on Oct. 12.  Children and grown-ups of all ages packed the halls and lawn to enjoy various fall-themed activities.  The Haunted Hallway had kids shrieking in delight, while others laughed…

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct 4, 2013) Water resource professionals from throughout the region gathered in Southfield for the first Regional Storm Water Summit, hosted by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Tech. University. In addition to learning about funding approaches, storm water…

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct 4, 2013) Water resource professionals from throughout the region gathered in Southfield for the first Regional Storm Water Summit, hosted by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Tech. University. In addition to learning about funding approaches, storm water…

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct 4, 2013) Water resource professionals from throughout the region gathered in Southfield for the first Regional Storm Water Summit, hosted by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Tech. University. In addition to learning about funding approaches, storm water…

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct 4, 2013) Water resource professionals from throughout the region gathered in Southfield for the first Regional Storm Water Summit, hosted by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Tech. University. In addition to learning about funding approaches, storm water…

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference

Green Infrastructure Encouraged at Storm Water Conference (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct 4, 2013) Water resource professionals from throughout the region gathered in Southfield for the first Regional Storm Water Summit, hosted by Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash, Pure Oakland Water and Lawrence Tech. University. In addition to learning about funding approaches, storm water…

Financial Classes for Oakland County Seniors Oct. 1 and 15

Financial Classes for Oakland County Seniors Oct. 1 and 15 (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 29, 2013) Registration is now open for Oakland County’s senior residents who want to empower themselves to make sound financial decisions. The Oakland County Senior Advisory Council and Walsh College will host two free financial seminars for seniors and their…

Upcoming League of Women Voter’s Forums…

Upcoming League of Women Voter’s Forums in Ferndale, Pleasant Ridge, Farmington Hills and more (C. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2013) Local elections are coming up November 5, and the League of Women Voters is hosting candidate forums in several communities through Oakland County. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed…

Survey Says: Employers Seek More Skilled Workers

Survey Says: Employers Seek More Skilled Workers (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 26, 2013) A major survey conducted by Oakland County shows that employers are having trouble finding, and connecting with, skilled workers. The Skills Needs Assessment Project was presented to over 200 college administrators, employment consultants and civic leaders on Wednesday. Oakland County Executive L.…

Boys and Girls Club Opens Kulick Center Location

Boys and Girls Club Opens Kulick Center Location (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 25, 2013)   Starting Oct. 7, the Kulick Community Center will be the new home of the Boys and Girls Club.  Since 2009 the center has hosted a drop-in teen center in conjunction with the club, a program that sees 20-25 students a…

Ferndale School Board President Gives Letter on Fights at Digital Learning Center

Ferndale School Board President Gives Letter on Fights at Digital Learning Center (Sept. 24, 2013) Following two fights at the Digital Learning Center, Ferndale School Board President Jim O’Donnell released the following letter.  To read the police report about the fights, go to https://oaklandcounty115.com/ferndale-police-report-six-arrests-and-one-broken-leg-after-fights-at-dlc/. A Letter to the Community from Ferndale Public Schools Board of…

Success for Small, Minority, and Women In Business Expo Sept. 26

Small, Minority, and Women In Business Expo Sept. 26 (Ferndale Area Chamber Press Release, Sept. 23) Date: 9/26/2013 Time: 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM Shriners Silver Garden Events Center 24350 Southfield Rd Southfield, MI 48075 Phone: 248.542.2160 Put on by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce and Ferndale Area Chamber…

2013 Regional Storm Water Summit Oct. 4

2013 Regional Storm Water Summit Oct. 4 (Pure Oakland Water Press Release, Sept. 20, 2013) Friday, October 4, 2013 at Lawrence Technological University Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Who Should Attend: – Regional and Local Elected Officials and Staff – Industry Providers and Stakeholders – Environmental Groups – Students and Interested Public…