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…

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…

Ferndale Police Report: Six Arrests and One Broken Leg After Fights at DLC

Ferndale Police Report: Six Arrests and One Broken Leg After Fights at DLC (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept, Sept. 20, 2013) On 09/19/13, a total of six students were arrested at Taft Digital Learning Center for fighting with other students, school staff, and police officers. The school Administrative Staff member suffered a broken lower…

DESIGN Events To Fight AIDS, Showcase Detroit

DESIGN Events To Fight AIDS, Showcase Detroit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2013, orig. Between the Lines Issue 2132) Elegance, originality and the spirit of Detroit combine for one of Michigan AIDS Coalition’s most prominent fundraisers of the year Dining By Design by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). The three-day fundraiser is hosted by…

Stranger Danger: Man Tries to Lure Student into Car on Pinecrest

Stranger Danger: Man Tries to Lure Student into Car on Pinecrest (Ferndale Schools, Sept. 18,2013) On the morning of September 17, 2013, an FHS student reported being followed by a large white four-door car (possibly a Crown Victoria) by a white man in his 50s wearing a dark blue shirt. He had gray hair and…

Investigation Into Possible Voter Fraud in Marijuana Petition

Investigation Into Possible Voter Fraud in Marijuana Petition (City of Ferndale Press Release, Sept. 17, 2013) The Ferndale City Clerk has prompted an investigation into possible voter registration fraud involving Andrew Cissell. Mr. Cissell submitted a voter registration application at an SOS branch office on June 10, 2013 listing his residence as 921 W. Drayton…

Where’s Your Square: Ferndale Chamber’s Mural Project

Where’s Your Square: Ferndale Chamber’s Mural Project (Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce Press Release, Sept. 17, 2013) To enrich Ferndale’s culture and quality of life, and positively impact economic development in the city, the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce has commissioned local artist Howard Fridson to paint an 8′ X 20′ mural on the side…

Marijuana Ordinance Petitioner Arrested on Drug Charges

Marijuana Ordinance Petitioner Arrested on Drug Charges (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2013) Andrew Cissell, the main person responsible for putting marijuana decriminalization on the ballot for the November 5 election, has been arrested and charged with several drug-related felonies following an Oakland Narcotics Enforcement Team sting operation. According to Undersheriff Mike McCabe of the…

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide (Oakland Co. Press Release, Sept. 7, 2013) The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is launching a year-long prevention and awareness campaign during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14. It will include messages on billboards and buses about what signs to look for to prevent suicide and…

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 30, 2013) Right to Life Michigan, Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Save the One and Personhood USA were on hand for Thursday’s Oakland County Commission meeting where Republican Commissioners Christine Long and Jim Runstead introduced a “respect life” resolution. Democrat Mattie Hatchet also requested to be…