Ferndale

Housing Director Convicted of Entering Seniors Apts, Stealing Medication, Gets Probation

February 26th 2015

Housing Director Convicted of Entering Senior’s Apartments, Stealing Medication, Gets Probation (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 26, 2015) Deborah Wilson, who stipulated to having entered the homes of three Ferndale Housing residents and stealing their prescription medication in late 2014, was sentenced on Feb 26 in Oakland County Circuit Court by Judge Denise Langford-Morris. Wilson pled […]

Fire Marshal Urges Proper Fuse Usage After Fire in Ferndale Home

February 26th 2015

Fire Marshal Urges Proper Fuse Usage After Fire in Ferndale Home (Crystal A. Proxmire) A fire started in the ceiling of a home on West Troy Street on Wednesday was caused by homeowners putting larger amp fuses into their fuse box to circumvent the power going out due to overload. Fire Marshal Brian Batten warned […]

Oakland County Offering Several Seminars for Business Owners Through March

February 26th 2015

Oakland County Offering Several Seminars for Business Owners Through March (Oakland County One Stop Shop, Feb. 26, 2015) Business owners and entrepreneurs, take advantage of the following seminars and sign up for one of Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center March workshops. You’ll benefit from our hands-on business seminars delivered by an experienced staff and network of public and private […]

Looking for TRANS* Artists! – Call For Entry

February 26th 2015

Looking for TRANS* Artists! – Call For Entry Deadline March 6th, 2015 (Compiled, Feb. 26, 2015) Affirmations is pleased to announce a partnership with Gender-Identity Network Alliance (GNA) and Transgender Michigan (TGMI) in this CALL FOR ENTRY to artists to submit work for consideration for the first annual Transgender Empowerment & Visibility Exhibition, held in […]

Seniors Learn How Not to Get Scammed

February 25th 2015

Seniors Learn How Not to Get Scammed (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2015) Over thirty seniors and some other guests enjoyed a lively yet informative presentation from Don Ferguson of the Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette’s Office about how to avoid scams. According to the Attorney General’s data, 30% of senior citizens fall victim to […]

Rainbow Run Registration Now Open – Run May 30

February 25th 2015

Rainbow Run Registration Now Open – Run May 30 (compiled, Feb. 25, 2015) The Rainbow Run is a 5k run/walk for acceptance and diversity. Spearheaded by the Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce, the run will weave through the streets of downtown Ferndale the morning of the Ferndale Pride Market Days as one of the many events […]

Ferndale Reads Psychological Thriller “Bird Box,” Kickoff March 7

February 24th 2015

Ferndale Reads Psychological Thriller “Bird Box,” Kickoff March 7 (FADL, Feb. 24, 2015) The Ferndale Library invites avid readers to an unconventional kickoff party for their annual Ferndale Reads series on Saturday, March 7. This year’s selection is the highly acclaimed psychological thriller BIRD BOX. Since this book is praised as part of the cutting […]

Ferndale City Manager Shares Efforts to Embrace Diversity

February 23rd 2015

Ferndale City Manager Shares Efforts to Embrace Diversity (Joseph Gacioch, Acting City Manager of Ferndale, Feb. 24, 2015) NOTE: Acting City Manager Joseph Gacioch gave the following remarks at the “Call to Council” portion of the City Council meeting Feb. 24: Tonight I wanted to take this opportunity to update the public and Council on […]

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement

February 23rd 2015

OCC’s “Man Up” Program Focuses on African American Achievement (Margarita Wagerson, OCC, Feb. 23, 2015) Oakland Community College’s nationally recognized “Man Up” program is off to another great start this year with 35 students enrolled this semester. OCC leaders crafted “Man Up” in 2011 with the goal of keeping young African American men in school and on track to […]

Over 30,000 Items Collected for Homeless Women at MardiBRAS Event

February 23rd 2015

Over 30,000 Items Collected for Homeless Women at MardiBRAS Event (C. Proxmire, Feb. 25, 2015) An oft-forgotten need was met this month as people came together for Ferndale’s first MardiBRAS event. Over 30,000 personal care items were collected for homeless women in an evening that united people around a good, though often over-looked, cause. The […]