DNR Encourages Safety and Fun When Ice Fishing

DNR Encourages Safety and Fun When Ice Fishing (Department of Natural Resources Press Release, Dec. 10, 2013)   For many people, fishing is the most relaxing way to spend the day. And in the winter months the most popular angling activity is ice fishing. To those who have never tried it, ice fishing is sometimes looked…

December programs at the Berkley Public Library

December programs at the Berkley Public Library (Berkley Library Press Release, Nov. 27, 2013) Three great programs will be taking place at the Berkley Public Library in December. Adopting and Fostering Household Pets  Interested in learning about adopting and fostering household pets?  Laurie Stadther, Community Outreach Coordinator for the Michigan Humane Society, will cover a…

Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video)

Royal Oak’s Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2013) The Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade brought people from all over SE Michigan together for an afternoon of fun. Students from Southfield, Ferndale, Royal Oak and Detroit marched in the parade.  Many community groups did as well, including Brownie Troops,…

Salmon in the Classroom Comes to Ferndale’s Kennedy School

Salmon in the Classroom Comes to Ferndale’s Kennedy School (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 19, 2013) The sixth graders in Greg Williamson’s class at Kennedy School in Ferndale have some company in their classroom this year as they get to raise nearly 200 fish until they are large enough to be set free. The Salmon in…

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips

Sheriff Bouchard Gives Hunter Safety Tips (Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard Press Release, Nov. 2, 2013) With deer hunting season rapidly approaching, many sportsmen and women will take advantage of the opportunity to share time with their friends, relax, and enjoy the outdoors. The hunting season offers much in the way of sportsmanship and camaraderie,…

Fido Does Ferndale BowWows Participants Oct. 17 (video)

Fido Does Ferndale BowWows Participants Oct. 17 Ferndale, MI — Downtown Ferndale goes to the dogs on Thursday, October 17 when Fido Does Ferndale, The Dog’s Night Out, takes over the district with canine activities, vendors and doggone good fun.  The event happens from 5-9 pm and takes place throughout the downtown with headquarters set…

Bat Festival Brings Fun & Learning to Southfield (video)

Bat Festival Brings Fun & Learning to Southfield (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 1, 2013) Georgia Mies is learning young the value of caring for nature’s creatures, appreciating ecology and science, and talking with the public.  The Bloomfield Hills teen is one of dozens of volunteers that made the 2013 Great Lakes Bat Festival a…

Annual Bat Festival at Southfield Pavillion Sept. 28

Annual Bat Festival at Southfield Library Sept. 28 (Press Release, Sept. 20) TV personality, conservation biologist and Organization for Bat Conservation Executive Director Rob Mies announced today that the 12th Annual Great Lakes Bat Festival will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013. This free event will be held at the Southfield Pavilion in Southfield,…

Ferndale Fur Protestor Brings Change in Birmingham (video)

Ferndale Fur Protestor Brings Change in Birmingham (video) (ACLU Press Release, Aug. 31, 2013) The City of Birmingham has adopted a new free speech policy to settle a federal lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberates Union of Michigan on behalf of an animal rights activist who was arrested while peacefully demonstrating on a public…

Andy Didorosi Honored for Keeping Things Cool for County Animals

Andy Didorosi Honored for Keeping Things Cool for County Animals (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2013) Andy Didorosi, founder of the Detroit Bus Company, Paper Street Motors and other cool Ferndale-based projects, was honored Thursday at the Oakland County Commission meeting for another cool idea: providing air conditioning to a sweltering animal shelter. Oakland County…