Success for Small, Minority, and Women In Business Expo Sept. 26

Small, Minority, and Women In Business Expo Sept. 26 (Ferndale Area Chamber Press Release, Sept. 23) Date: 9/26/2013 Time: 4:00 PM TO 7:00 PM Shriners Silver Garden Events Center 24350 Southfield Rd Southfield, MI 48075 Phone: 248.542.2160 Put on by the Southfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce and Ferndale Area Chamber…

Ferndale Police Report: Thieves Crashed into Speedy Muffler

Ferndale Police Report: Thieves Crashed into Speedy Muffler On 09/21/13 at about 7:30 p.m. Ferndale Officers responded to the Speedy Muffler at 1030 W. 8 Mile. Officer found two windows broken out of roll up doors. Apparently, a vehicle crashed into the doors, suspects entered through the windows stole car batteries. Anybody with information regarding…

2013 Regional Storm Water Summit Oct. 4

2013 Regional Storm Water Summit Oct. 4 (Pure Oakland Water Press Release, Sept. 20, 2013) Friday, October 4, 2013 at Lawrence Technological University Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Who Should Attend: – Regional and Local Elected Officials and Staff – Industry Providers and Stakeholders – Environmental Groups – Students and Interested Public…

Ferndale Police Report: Six Arrests and One Broken Leg After Fights at DLC

Ferndale Police Report: Six Arrests and One Broken Leg After Fights at DLC (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept, Sept. 20, 2013) On 09/19/13, a total of six students were arrested at Taft Digital Learning Center for fighting with other students, school staff, and police officers. The school Administrative Staff member suffered a broken lower…

Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame to Celebrate 30th Anniversary (Press Release, Sept. 19, 2013) A world famous aviator, an international economist, and the first women to participate in the writing of the state constitution are among the 19 notable women selected by independent juries for induction into the 2013 class of the Michigan Women’s Hall…

DESIGN Events To Fight AIDS, Showcase Detroit

DESIGN Events To Fight AIDS, Showcase Detroit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2013, orig. Between the Lines Issue 2132) Elegance, originality and the spirit of Detroit combine for one of Michigan AIDS Coalition’s most prominent fundraisers of the year Dining By Design by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). The three-day fundraiser is hosted by…

Stranger Danger: Man Tries to Lure Student into Car on Pinecrest

Stranger Danger: Man Tries to Lure Student into Car on Pinecrest (Ferndale Schools, Sept. 18,2013) On the morning of September 17, 2013, an FHS student reported being followed by a large white four-door car (possibly a Crown Victoria) by a white man in his 50s wearing a dark blue shirt. He had gray hair and…

Ferndale Police Report: Three Arrested in Stolen Subaru

Ferndale Police Report: Three Arrested in Stolen Subaru (Lt. William Wilson, Sept. 17, 2013) On 09/17/13 at about 2:30 a.m. a Ferndale patrol officer noticed a 2005 Subaru Legacy suspiciously leaving the lot of Hodges Subaru on Woodward. When the officer made an effort to stop the vehicle, the three occupants got out of the…

Investigation Into Possible Voter Fraud in Marijuana Petition

Investigation Into Possible Voter Fraud in Marijuana Petition (City of Ferndale Press Release, Sept. 17, 2013) The Ferndale City Clerk has prompted an investigation into possible voter registration fraud involving Andrew Cissell. Mr. Cissell submitted a voter registration application at an SOS branch office on June 10, 2013 listing his residence as 921 W. Drayton…

Ferndale Businesses Talk Woodward Rapid Transit (video)

Ferndale Businesses Talk Woodward Rapid Transit (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 17, 2013) Big changes could be coming to Woodward Avenue if plans go forward for a rapid transit bus line going from Downtown Detroit all the way to Pontiac. The project is being contemplated by the recently formed Regional Transit Authority and other stakeholder…

Where’s Your Square: Ferndale Chamber’s Mural Project

Where’s Your Square: Ferndale Chamber’s Mural Project (Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce Press Release, Sept. 17, 2013) To enrich Ferndale’s culture and quality of life, and positively impact economic development in the city, the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce has commissioned local artist Howard Fridson to paint an 8′ X 20′ mural on the side…

Marijuana Ordinance Petitioner Arrested on Drug Charges

Marijuana Ordinance Petitioner Arrested on Drug Charges (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2013) Andrew Cissell, the main person responsible for putting marijuana decriminalization on the ballot for the November 5 election, has been arrested and charged with several drug-related felonies following an Oakland Narcotics Enforcement Team sting operation. According to Undersheriff Mike McCabe of the…

First Shore-2-Shore Bike Ride Raises Awareness For LGBT Equality

First Shore-2-Shore Bike Ride Raises Awareness For LGBT Equality Across Michigan (Crystal Proxmire,Originally printed 9/12/2013, Issue 2137 – Between The Lines News)   For four days the riders of the Shore-2-Shore Equality Ride pedaled their way across the state, riding from Affirmations Community Center in Ferndale to Camp It in Fenville to raise money for…

Clinical Relief Case Continues: Charges Reinstated by Court of Appeals

Clinical Relief Case Continues: Charges Reinstated by Court of Appeals (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2013) The Michigan Court of Appeals has reinstated charges against seven people arrested in conjunction with the 2010 raid of the Clinical Relief medical marijuana facility in Ferndale. The charges had been dismissed, but Oakland County Clerk Jessica Cooper appealed.…

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide (Oakland Co. Press Release, Sept. 7, 2013) The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is launching a year-long prevention and awareness campaign during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14. It will include messages on billboards and buses about what signs to look for to prevent suicide and…