Library Picks: Kerrie’s New Year Recommendations

Library Picks: Kerrie’s New Year Recommendations (Jeff Milo,FPL Circulation Specialist, Jan. 1, 2015) Happy New Year, Ferndale. Welcome to another installment of an ongoing series (with the Oakland County 115) featuring recommendations (in books/film/music) from the staff of your Ferndale Area District Library. Kerrie, one of our circulation specialists, has an excellent list of titles…

SOGI Conference for Educators… Feb.6

SOGI Conference for Educators to Focus on LGBT Student Success Feb.6 (compiled, Nov. 13, 2014, republished Dec. 30) Oakland University’s School of Education & Human Services’ Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Initiative is excited to announce the 2015 Michigan SOGI Education Conference. This year’s conference will include 55-minute concurrent sessions and round-table discussions focused…

Unlocked Vehicles Targeted by Thieves, Two Arrested in Ferndale

Unlocked Vehicles Targeted by Thieves, Two Arrested in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 29, 2014) “Lock your cars.” That’s the advice given by Ferndale Sgt. Baron Brown in response to the latest reports of thefts from vehicles. The problem of people stealing from unlocked cars has been going on for decades, and certainly is not…

Unlocked Vehicles Targeted by Thieves, Two Arrested in Ferndale

Unlocked Vehicles Targeted by Thieves, Two Arrested in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 29, 2014) “Lock your cars.” That’s the advice given by Ferndale Sgt. Baron Brown in response to the latest reports of thefts from vehicles. The problem of people stealing from unlocked cars has been going on for decades, and certainly is not…

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth

Community Foundation Awards $150,000 to Orgs. Across the Region to Benefit Youth (CFSEM Press Release, Dec. 27, 2014) The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced the distribution of $150,000 in grants to fund 18 projects through its YOUth Voice Social Justice grant program. Earlier in 2014, the Metropolitan Youth Policy Fellows, a diverse group of youth…

Director’s Arrest Just Tip of Housing Commission Problems

Director’s Arrest Just Tip of Housing Commission Problems (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 22, 2014) The arrest and subsequent resignation of Ferndale Housing Commission Director Debra Wilson for entering sick residents’ homes and swapping out prescription narcotics for Tylenol is the tip of the iceberg in terms of problems. As Wilson’s charges play out in court,…

Pancakes and Beyond: Ferndale Rotary Approaches 90th Year

Pancakes and Beyond: Ferndale Rotary Approaches 90th Year (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 20, 2014) As the Ferndale Rotary Club approaches its 90th anniversary, the community service organization finished up the year with the annual pancake breakfast and will be starting 2015 with efforts to increase membership. Over 80 people came to Blumz by JR Designs…