We Got This #1: Cheryl Salinas-Tucker, Owner of Rouge Makeup and Nail Studio in Ferndale

We Got This #1:  Cheryl Salinas-Tucker, Owner of Rouge Makeup and Nail Studio in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 1, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Women from around the world gathered in Washington DC on June 14 for the United States of Women Summit.   The event featured a series of speakers celebrating the successes of women…

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor…

Clawson Skate Park, Hazel Park John R Plan Among Projects Vying for MML Award

Clawson Skate Park, Hazel Park John R Plan Among Projects Vying for MML Award (Michigan Municipal League, June 30, 2016) Clawson, MI – Thirteen projects, programs, and initiatives involving communities throughout Michigan are vying for the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA)—the most prestigious Michigan Municipal League honor. The communities involved in this year’s competition are…

Ferndale Officer Charged with Assaulting Arrestee (video)

Ferndale Officer Charged with Assaulting Arrestee (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 29, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Ferndale Officer Jason White resigned in the midst of an investigation into use of excessive force against a man who was under arrest.  According to a statement by Ferndale Police Chief Timothy Collins, “In the early morning hours of…

Ferndale Library Director Resigns, Darlene Hellenberg to Serve as Interim

Ferndale Library Director Resigns, Darlene Hellenberg  to Serve as Interim (Ferndale Area District Library, June 27, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The Ferndale Area District library Board has been informed that its Director, Jessica Keyser, has accepted a position as the Executive Director of the Grosse Pointe Public Library. Keyser will be working throughout the summer…

FernCare Receives Metro Health Foundation Grant

FernCare Receives Metro Health Foundation Grant (FernCare Free Health Clinic, June 25, 2016) The Metro Health Foundation has awarded FernCare a one year grant of $9,000.00 to support enrollment assistance in either the Affordable Care Act Insurance Exchange or Healthy Michigan/Medicaid. This assistance will be offered, not only to FernCare patients, but to anyone in…

Communities Come Together to Celebrate Main Street Accreditations

Communities Come Together to Celebrate Main Street Accreditations (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 15, 2016) Holly, MI –  “This shows what we can do when we all pitch in and have a common goal,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson as he looked around at the thriving historic downtown of Holly.  He sat at the…

Guest View: Going Native, Why and When to Choose Native Plants

Guest View:  Going Native, Why and When to Choose Native Plants (Lucas Harrison-Zdenek, Ferndale Permaculture, June 15, 2016) Going Native: Why and When to Choose Native Plants  Native Plants have been an important topic among gardeners for many years.  Recently, with the advent of the “green” movement, many non-professionals have  begun to take notice of…

Transgender Pride in the Park in Ferndale Aug. 13

Transgender Pride in the Park in Ferndale Aug. 13 (EVENT page) Ferndale, MI – Transgender Michigan hosts this annual gathering of trans-identified, genderqueer and allied people on Aug 13 from noon to 6pm at Geary Park in Ferndale, 1198 Early Blvd, Ferndale, MI 48220 For more info go to : https://www.facebook.com/events/948186701969845/ Check out previous stories…