Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video)

Democrats Pack Cobo for Fmr. President Bill Clinton Speech (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2014) Raising over $500,000 for the Michigan Democratic Party, the 2014 Jefferson-Jackson Dinner at Cobo Hall featuring Former President Bill Clinton was considered “a rousing success” by Democratic Party Chair Lon Johnson. Johnson and others took time to share their…

8 Mile Luncheon Inspires Vision of Collaboration

8 Mile Luncheon Inspires Vision of Collaboration (A guest column by Sheryl Mitchell, April 27, 2014) I had the opportunity to attend the Leadership Luncheon on April 25th that was held at Cobo by the Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) and witnessed an unexpected show of regional collaboration that was so powerful that it almost…

What Once Was Winezilla, Now Birmingham Wine

What Once Was Winezilla, Now Birmingham Wine (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2014) Winezilla once graced Downtown Ferndale with $15 bottles of wine, a no-snobs approach to wine-tasting, and the colorful artwork of local artist Daniel Cascardo. However in a town ripe with mead, craft beer, restaurants and bars even the business’s fun Godzilla theme…

What Once Was Winezilla, Now Birmingham Wine

What Once Was Winezilla, Now Birmingham Wine (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2014) Winezilla once graced Downtown Ferndale with $15 bottles of wine, a no-snobs approach to wine-tasting, and the colorful artwork of local artist Daniel Cascardo. However in a town ripe with mead, craft beer, restaurants and bars even the business’s fun Godzilla theme…

What Once Was Winezilla, Now Birmingham Wine

What Once Was Winezilla, Now Birmingham Wine (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2014) Winezilla once graced Downtown Ferndale with $15 bottles of wine, a no-snobs approach to wine-tasting, and the colorful artwork of local artist Daniel Cascardo. However in a town ripe with mead, craft beer, restaurants and bars even the business’s fun Godzilla theme…

FHS and UHS Students Honored with Rotary Scholarships

FHS and UHS Students Honored with Rotary Scholarships (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) When Monae Hawthorne starts on her journey towards a Criminal Justice degree at Saginaw Valley, her load with be a little lighter thanks to a $2,000 Ferndale Rotary Scholarship. Hawthorne, a senior at University High School in Ferndale, was one of…

FHS and UHS Students Honored with Rotary Scholarships

FHS and UHS Students Honored with Rotary Scholarships (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) When Monae Hawthorne starts on her journey towards a Criminal Justice degree at Saginaw Valley, her load with be a little lighter thanks to a $2,000 Ferndale Rotary Scholarship. Hawthorne, a senior at University High School in Ferndale, was one of…

FHS and UHS Students Honored with Rotary Scholarships

FHS and UHS Students Honored with Rotary Scholarships (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) When Monae Hawthorne starts on her journey towards a Criminal Justice degree at Saginaw Valley, her load with be a little lighter thanks to a $2,000 Ferndale Rotary Scholarship. Hawthorne, a senior at University High School in Ferndale, was one of…

Oak Park & Hazel Park Get Pot Petitions Turned In, Berkley Next

Oak Park and Hazel Park Get Pot Petitions Turned In, Berkley Next (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 23, 2014) City by city, pro-marijuana activists have been placing decriminalization ordinances on the ballot. On Tuesday Andrew Cissell and Debra Young turned in petitions in both Oak Park and Hazel Park, putting the issue on the ballot for…

Ferndale Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested (Ferndale Police, April 21, 2014) Ray Slayton was arrested at about 4:15 a.m. on Easter Sunday Morning. Different agencies (including Ferndale Police, Detroit Police, and Oakland County NET). Police. Media coverage and resulting tips from the public helped in the apprehension of Slayton. The investigation led police to the M&M…

Ferndale Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested (Ferndale Police, April 21, 2014) Ray Slayton was arrested at about 4:15 a.m. on Easter Sunday Morning. Different agencies (including Ferndale Police, Detroit Police, and Oakland County NET). Police. Media coverage and resulting tips from the public helped in the apprehension of Slayton. The investigation led police to the M&M…

Reality Store Teaches FHS Students about Life Expenses

Reality Store Teaches FHS Students about Life Expenses (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 17, 2014)   Shock, awe and gratitude were among the responses by 11th graders at Ferndale High School as they tried to figure out a household budget at the school’s “Reality Store” on Thursday. The teens picked out a career and a roll…

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics

The Life of Ferndale Chickens #3 – Chicken Acrobatics (Jillian Bogater, orig. Chicken Scratch Fever, April 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 redevelopment consultant, added…