Fireworks Events in Oakland County

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays…

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays…

27th District State Rep. Candidates… in their First Forum (video)

27th District State Rep. Candidates Face off in their First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2014)   Candidates for the 27th State House Seat faced off in their first forum on Wednesday night, thanks to the League of Women Voters.  The District covers Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge…

Ferndale’s Best Bartenders Rock the Art of the Cocktail

Ferndale’s Best Bartenders Rock the Art of the Cocktail (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 20, 2014) Thursday night’s Art of the Cocktail event featured two things Ferndale is known for: bartenders and public art. The ARTWN fundraiser featured bartenders from several establishments competing to see who could create the most delicious drink. The event also gave…

Protesters Claim Racism in Ferndale Housing Commission Dispute

Protesters Claim Racism in Ferndale Housing Commission Dispute (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2014) A dispute over a federal housing voucher policy had protesters marching in front of the Withington Apartments on Wednesday evening, claiming racial discrimination against the Ferndale Housing Commission. The Ferndale Housing Commission is headquartered in Ferndale, although the Section 8 program…

Ferndale Man Suffers Broken Jaw from Attack on Woodward Ave.

Ferndale Man Suffers Broken Jaw from Attack on Woodward Ave. (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 17, 2014) UPDATE:  A fund has been created to help the victim with his expenses.  Learn more at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/eddie-ewing-victim-of-the-knockout-game/192461. A 54-year-old man is hospitalized with a broken jaw and a face laceration after being attacked by two men while walking along…

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video)

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #5 – Hey, That’s My Foot! (video) (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever,  June 17, 2014) BACKGROUND: Jillian Bogater and Matt Greenberg are cooped up in Ferndale, which in 2012 legalized backyard chickens. This is their first time urban farming with hens. Jillian, a professional journalist, and Matt, a brownfield…

Cashier Arrested for Embezzlement at Western Market in Ferndale

Cashier Arrested for Embezzlement at Western Market in Ferndale (Ferndale Police, June 16, 2014) On June 10, 2014, Ferndale Police arrested Tracy WINDHAM for embezzlement. Officers were called to Western Market after owners noticed unusual money transactions in their records. Investigation showed that Windham had been regularly stealing money from cash registers since December of…

Ferndale Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society

Ferndale Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 16, 2014) This weekend was the annual Relay for Life event at Ferndale High School.  The event honors cancer survivors, celebrates caretakers, gives hope to those fighting the disease, and remembers lives that have been lost.  Community members raise money for…

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths,…

Relay For Life Ferndale Live Events Schedule

Relay For Life Ferndale Live Events Schedule (press release, June 14, 2014) Relay for Life starts at 10am on June 14th at Ferndale High School. Here is a list of live performances. More information can be found at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14LS?pg=entry&fr_id=59453.   Ferndale Middle School Choir 10am Silent Auction 10:30am-1pm The Fine Line 11:30am and 11pm Zumba…

Candidate Forum for 27th District State House Rep. June 18

Candidate Forum for 27th District State House Representative June 18 (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2014) The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting a candidate forum on June 18 at Ferndale City Hall for candidates running for the 27th District House of Representatives position. The forum begins at 7pm. The 27th District includes…

Ferndale Superintendent Search Down to Two, Decision June 19

Ferndale Superintendent Search Down to Two (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 12, 2014) The interview process continues to see who will be the next Superintendent of Ferndale Public Schools. Six candidates were interviewed, and two have moved on to tours of the district and further interviews. The School Board selected Jennifer Martin-Green, Executive Director of Innovation…

Ferndale’s Grass Roots Garage Sale is Growing – June 21

Ferndale’s Grass Roots Garage Sale is Growing – June 21 (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 12, 2014) Ferndale does not have an official City-Wide Garage Sale day, so Carey Gustafson and friends decided to create their own. Here’s the announcement: “Ferndale Garage Sale” is Saturday, June 21st! It’s a grass-roots, spread the word, “unofficial” city-wide garage…