Rochester’s Paint a Miracle… Reception Aug. 21

Rochester’s Paint a Miracle to Exhibit in Ferndale’s Level One Gallery, Reception Aug. 21 (event listing) Three years ago, Carol Cameron was asked to be a visiting artist at Paint a Miracle, a local art studio uniquely designed for individuals living with disabilities. After spending a few months working with Paint a Miracle artists, Carol…

Final Four Announced in MML Community Excellence Awards Competition

Final Four Announced in MML Community Excellence Awards Competition (MML Press Release, July 27, 2015)   Community Excellence Awards Competition Down to Final Four Projects Involving Westland, Jackson, Auburn Hills, Royal Oak, Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Pontiac, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Berkley, Orion Township, Oakland County in Final Round The final four projects in the statewide Community…

Ferndale Mayor Coulter Unopposed, Three to Vie for Two Open Council Seats in Nov. Election

Ferndale Mayor Coulter Unopposed, Three to Vie for Two Open Council Seats in Nov. Election (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 21, 2015) Ferndale City Clerk Marne McGrath has confirmed the candidates for the Nov. 3, 2015 Election. Mayor Dave Coulter is unopposed for Mayor. Incumbent City Councilperson Dan Martin is seeking re-election. Councilperson Mike Lennon has…

Happy’s Pizza Founder & Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

Happy’s Pizza Founder and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison (FBI Press Release, July 20, 2015)   A Detroit-area businessman and other co-conspirators were sentenced to prison this week for income and employment tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice…

Timeline of Ferndale Housing Commissions Struggles and Progress

Timeline of Ferndale Housing Commission’s Struggles and Progress (Crystal A. Proxmire, Orig. June 28, 2015, ongoing UPDATES) After Ferndale Housing Director Deborah Wilson was arrested (and later convicted) of using her job to enter the homes of elderly and disabled residents and steal prescription medicine, a series of stories and investigations has begun to shed…

Ferndale… Celtic Folk Singer Sharon Knight Aug. 6

Ferndale: Intimate Concert with Celtic Folk Singer Sharon Knight Aug. 6 (event listing) San Francisco songstress Sharon Knight is coming to the Candle Wick Shoppe for an intimate in-store concert on August 6th at 7pm.  This is a first for the Candle Wick Shoppe and a perfect complement to their new location.    Magical Apothecary meet fantastical, musical story…

Ferndale Library Recommends: Gabriel’s Sophisticated Summertime Suggestions

Ferndale Library Recommends: Gabriel’s Sophisticated Summertime Suggestions Jeff Milo – Circulation Specialist It’s Summer Reading time at the Ferndale Area District Library. This is the time of year when we host fun and engaging programs for kids, teens (and grown-ups) to encourage everyone to continue reading during the summer months. Gabriel Bray, our high-school age…

Ferndale: Big Builders Camp up to Grade 5, Aug 10-14

Ferndale: Big Builders Camp up to Grade 5, Aug 10-14 August 10-14 Big Builders Camp for Preschool-Kindergarten 10-11:30am Lego Challenge Camp for Grades 1-5 1-3:30pm *Both classes will take place at the Ferndale High School Science Lab Each participant will discover new subjects and will build/play with (2) different models each day. This program enables…

Ferndale Housing Commission Discusses HUD Report, Sets Deadlines for Progress

Ferndale Housing Commission Discusses HUD Report, Sets Deadlines for Progress (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 12, 2015) With new members Dan Martin serving as President and Ann Heler serving as Vice President, the Ferndale Housing Commission is working hard to address the list of concerns brought forward by the HUD review that came out June 11.…

Royal Oak, Ferndale: Free Slurpees for 7Eleven Day Kept Local Stores Busy

Royal Oak, Ferndale: Free Slurpees for 7Eleven Day Kept Local Stores Busy (C. Proxmire, July 11, 2015) Each year 7Eleven stores across the country celebrate the convenience store’s birthday with the free Slurpee giveaway. The cold sugary beverages come in multiple flavors, including new SourPatch Kids Watermelon flavored. Stores through Oakland County had lines of…