Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8

Ferndale Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8 (FPL Press Release, July 29, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library, located at 222 E. 9 Mile, is seeking animal-themed art for an upcoming exhibit called Menagerie. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints and sculpture. The display case will…

Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8

Ferndale Library Seeks Animal-themed Art Submissions Deadline Aug. 8 (FPL Press Release, July 29, 2014) The Ferndale Public Library, located at 222 E. 9 Mile, is seeking animal-themed art for an upcoming exhibit called Menagerie. Submissions in any variety of medium are encouraged, including photography, painting, drawing, relief prints and sculpture. The display case will…

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended

Animals at Increased Risk of Parvo, Vaccinating Dogs Recomended (Andrea Johns, Ferndale Fur Trading Company, July 24, 2014) Oakland County dog owners should be on alert with cases of Parvo reported this week. This highly fatal virus is often treatable if caught early, and can be prevented. Although Parvovirus is most commonly seen in more…

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog

Sheriff’s Department Says Goodbye to Maxx the Drug Dog (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, July 24, 2014) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is sad to announce the death of one of its K-9 members, “Maxx”. Maxx was assigned to the Narcotics Enforcement Team and is credited with uncovering large quantities of narcotics during his tenure at…

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals

Detroit Zoo Caring for Confiscated Wild Animals (Detroit Zoo press release, July 11, 2014) Thirty animals – including some exotic species ¬– are receiving care at the Detroit Zoo today after being rescued from a residential garage in the city of Warren on July 9. Exotic mammals – including two white-nosed coatis, two ring-tailed lemurs…

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoo Press Release, June 17, 2014) Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) board members, donors, staff and guests gathered at the Detroit Zoo this evening to ceremoniously “break the ice” on the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC). The groundbreaking event marks the beginning of an 18-month development period for…

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video)

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  June 17, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield…

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…

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video)

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  May 6, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment consultant,…

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video)

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  May 6, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment consultant,…

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video)

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #4 – Week Six=Freedom! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  May 6, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment consultant,…

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 17, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield redevelopment consultant, added…

Daryl Hannah’s Encouraging Words… 2014 VegFest (video)

Daryl Hannah’s Encouraging Words and more from 2014 VegFest (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 14, 2014) Video #1 – oc115.com exclusive interview and segment of presentation: Video #2 – full presentation When Daryl Hannah spoke at VegMichigan’s VegFest in Novi on April 13, she did not stand at a podium and lecture the crowd about what…