View: Invitation to Rally Against “License to Discriminate” Dec. 18

View: Invitation to Rally Against “License to Discriminate” Dec. 18 (Guest View by Julia Music, Chair of Ferndale Pride, Dec. 16, 2014) It seems almost impossible that in 2014 our State’s Senate may vote on a bill to legalize discrimination. Michigan’s House, however, passed the bill and now we as Michiganders are watching Lansing to…

Novelty Lighters Could be Dangerous Holiday Choice…(video)

Novelty Lighters Could be Dangerous Holiday Choice Fire Marshall Says (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 15, 2014)   Lighters are not toys. It seems like an obvious statement for adults, but for Ferndale Fire Marshal Brian Batten it is a lesson that cannot be stated enough. Even in the Ferndale area there are about six…

Ferndale Library Picks: Jordan’s Military History Reading List

Ferndale Library Picks: Jordan’s Military History Reading List (Jeff Milo, FPL Circulation Specialist, Dec. 15, 2014) Jordan Wright is one of our Youth Services Librarians. He started working at the Library back in March ’13 while he was finishing up his studies at Wayne State University. Since then, along with Head Youth Librarian Ashley Lehman,…

Southfield Skyscraper’s Demolition Felt Miles Away (video)

Southfield Skyscraper’s Demolition Felt Miles Away (video) (Crystal Proxmire, video by Amy Probst, Dec. 14, 2014) At 8:30am Sunday a rumble like thunder was felt at least five miles away from 9 Mile and Northwestern Highway, where a 17-story building was demolished by implosion. North Park Plaza was built 42years ago. Oakland Community College bought…

New Businesses Met with Union Protests in Ferndale (video)

New Businesses Met with Union Protests (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 12, 2014) The new shops on Woodward Avenue just north of Cambourne are nearing completion, with independently-owned franchises like Dickey’s BBQ, Sports Clips, and Verizon just getting settled in, and newcomers like LaVida Massage and Rocket Novelty & Candy ready to serve customers. Though…

Ways to Help Boys and Girls Club this Holiday Season

Ways to Help Boys and Girls Club this Holiday Season (Brett Tillander, Boys and Girls Club of Oakland and Macomb Co, Dec. 10, 2014) It’s Holiday Basket time at the Boys & Girls Club and we have numerous club families needing some extra support during this holiday season. Many of you have helped out in…

…Grants Awarded…Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included

State Training Fund Grants Awarded: Businesses in Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included (Adapted from Oakland County Press Release, Dec 8, 2014) Thirteen Oakland County companies received almost $700,000 from the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, enabling them to hire nearly 1,300 new employees while upgrading the skills of more than 700 current employees.…