Resources Brought to Light in Discussion of School to Prison Pipeline (video)

Resources Brought to Light in Discussion of School to Prison Pipeline (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 4, 2015) The ACLU of Michigan and other organizations are coming together to address the growing trend of harsh punishments at school leading to suspensions and expulsions, leading to more challenging lives and eventually prison. Educators struggle to find…

Ferndale Game Designer Celebrates Release of Intergalactic Bubbles

Ferndale Game Designer Celebrates Release of Intergalactic Bubbles (Hellscape Games Press Release, June 3, 2015) Indie Bubble Shooter, Intergalactic Bubbles, Launches on Steam & Mobile One-man studio Hellscape Games bursts onto Steam, Android, and soon to iOS bringing a new dimension to a classic genre. What kind of indie casual game could break through Steam…

Traveling Vietnam Memorial at Ferndale Library June 6

Traveling Vietnam Memorial at Ferndale Library June 6 (event listing, June 1, 2015) Michigan Vietnam Memorial June 6, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Ferndale Area District Library 222 E. Nine Mile Road 248-546-2504 Free / All Ages Welcome FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646604342236784/ The Ferndale Area District Library is proud to host a traveling memorial honoring…

Police Chase Ends with Car Crashing into home on W. Hazelhurst in Ferndale

Police Chase Ends with Car Crashing into home on W. Hazelhurst in Ferndale – UPDATED (Crystal A. Proxmire and Various Contributors, May 31, 2015) At about 8:00 pm Ferndale Police chased suspicious driver without plates on their car through Ferndale. According to various witnesses, the car crashed into a home on W. Hazelhurst at LaPrarie.…

Sunflowers on Woodward …June 10

Sunflowers on Woodward Hosting Donor Party at Frank Lloyd Wright Home June 10 (event listing, June 1, 2015) Wednesday, June 10th from 6-8pm, be a part of the Sunflower Gardens on Woodward donor party, at the Turkel House in Palmer Woods. It’s the only Frank Lloyd Wright home in Detroit! Make a donation of $75…

Guest View: “Sundown Towns” Inspires Thoughts…

Guest View: “Sundown Towns” Inspires Thoughts on “Keep Out” Signs People Share (Kathleen LaTosch, orig at “White Voices on Race,” May 29, 2015) I’m reading “Sundown Towns” by James Loewen.  It’s a fascinating deep dive into the circumstances that resulted in today’s suburbia being nearly all white and inner cities being nearly all black.  A…

Ferndale Library Superhero-Themed Summer Reading: Kick Off June 20

Ferndale Library Superhero-Themed Summer Reading: Kick Off June 20 (Ferndale Area District Library, May 29, 2015 Be a hero this summer at the Ferndale Area District Library! FADL’s annual Summer Reading Program takes off on June 20 with a spectacular kickoff party at Garbutt Park. Kids and adults, teens and tweens, library patrons of ALL ages are…

New Ferndale Housing Commissioners Dive In to Solving Problems

New Ferndale Housing Commissioners Dive In to Solving Problems (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 24, 2015) Residents in the Ferndale Housing program got their first glimpse of progress Wednesday afternoon as two new Housing Commissioners took part in their first meeting. Resident Ann Heler and Councilperson Dan Martin came to the table with a wealth of…

CASA Welcomes New Director Jennifer Gebbie

CASA Welcomes New Director Jennifer Gebbie (Berkley Schools, May 23, 2015) The Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts, CASA, is pleased to announce Jennifer Gebbie as the new Director. CASA is a seven-school consortium high school program, with students from Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lamphere, Madison, and Oak Park High Schools. Mrs. Gebbie…