Saving the Earth from the Trash Sweater: SOCRRA Event Inspires Families to Recycle

Saving the Earth from the Trash Sweater: SOCRRA Event Inspires Families to Recycle (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 20, 2015) Walking through the materials processing facility at SOCRRA, first grader Colin Bibbs was amazed by the mountains of paper, plastic and yard refuse kept outside for composting. With wide eyes he looked over the massive conveyer…

“Moving On” Routine … Second Place in World Championships (video)

“Moving On” Routine Lands Ferndale Independent Percussion Second Place in World Championships (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2015) With songs like “Into Eternity” from the Thor soundtrack, “Going Home” by Anotnin Dvorak and “Demons” by Imagine Dragon, the Ferndale Independent Percussion team’s passionate routine called “Moving On” helped earn them second place in the…

“Moving On” Routine … Second Place in World Championships (video)

“Moving On” Routine Lands Ferndale Independent Percussion Second Place in World Championships (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2015) With songs like “Into Eternity” from the Thor soundtrack, “Going Home” by Anotnin Dvorak and “Demons” by Imagine Dragon, the Ferndale Independent Percussion team’s passionate routine called “Moving On” helped earn them second place in the…

Ferndale Students Raising Money to Attend DECA Conference

Ferndale Students Raising Money to Attend DECA Conference (Ashya Smith, April 11, 2015) My name is Ashya Smith and I am the President of the Ferndale DECA chapter. My teammate, Nia Dubon-Robinson and I, are members of DECA, an international organization that develops business and career skills for students. This year, Nia and I competed…

Ferndale Students Raising Money to Attend DECA Conference

Ferndale Students Raising Money to Attend DECA Conference (Ashya Smith, April 11, 2015) My name is Ashya Smith and I am the President of the Ferndale DECA chapter. My teammate, Nia Dubon-Robinson and I, are members of DECA, an international organization that develops business and career skills for students. This year, Nia and I competed…

Picketers Oppose Privatization of Ferndale Schools Custodial Services

Picketers Oppose Privatization of Ferndale Schools Custodial Services (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 21, 2015) With red shirts and yellow signs, members of UAW, AFSCME, and FAES/FEA marched back and forth in front of the Ferndale Schools Administrative Building on March 16 in protest of the School Board’s decision to get proposals to privatize maintenance in…

The Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan

NewThe Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan (Ferndale Schools, March 18, 2015) As  a result of a comprehensive analysis of its buildings, an extensive engagement to determine the needs of the community, and a review of the most efficient and effective use of the School District’s resources moving forward, the Ferndale Schools Board…

The Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan

NewThe Rundown of Changes in Ferndale Schools Restructuring Plan (Ferndale Schools, March 18, 2015) As  a result of a comprehensive analysis of its buildings, an extensive engagement to determine the needs of the community, and a review of the most efficient and effective use of the School District’s resources moving forward, the Ferndale Schools Board…

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem

Guest View: Lack of Voting, Not Registration, is the Problem (Kurt Metzger, DetroitDataGuru.com, March 17, 2015) This week marks the beginning of a voter registration drive in Oakland County.  Clerk/Register of Deeds Lisa Brown will hold five voter registration drives throughout March in the communities of Southfield, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Waterford, and Farmington Hills.…

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy

Coyote Captured in Royal Oak Stirs Controversy (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 17, 2015) A coyote was captured in a Royal Oak back yard and subsequently euthanized, with footage of the captured animal struggling in a toothless rubber jaw-style trap aired on WXYZ news causing reaction through the community. The City of Royal Oak issued the…

The Stars Come Out for 2015 FEF Oscar Fundraiser

The Stars Come Out for 2015 FEF Oscar Fundraiser (C. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) The stars came out for the annual Ferndale Education Foundation fundraiser on March 13. The theme of the red-carpet gala was the Oscars, with attendees dressed as movie characters.  Tables paid homage to famous flicks like Cleopatra, West Side Story, Cleopatra,…

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8

Zoo Gives Statement about Intentions to Reduce Noise, Next Meeting June 8 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2015) As the Detroit Zoo prepares for Bunnyville, which is the unofficial kick off to the event season on April 3, zoo officials are working to address concerns that were brought up by residents last month in a…