Ferndale

Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices

August 31st 2014

ALERT: Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices from EAA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 31, 2014) Families across South Oakland County have been receiving strange notices in the mail saying that their children are to report to EAA-run schools on the first day of class instead of their own. Titled “Confirmation of 2014-2015 […]

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water

August 29th 2014

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water (press release, Aug. 29, 2014) Oakland County Water Resource Commission invites 4th and 5th grade students in Oakland County to submit drawings depicting how we can all protect our lakes, streams and rivers from pollution, as well as how to conserve water.  Winning entries are […]

Essential School Bus Tips!

August 29th 2014

Essential School Bus Tips! (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Aug. 29, 2014) Over the summer, we asked our bus drivers to tell us what they wish children and parents would know, prior to the start of the school year. They gave us the following tips: ~The bus is not recess time. ~Students and parents should wait for […]

Ferndale Schools Hosts Welcome Breakfast for Staff (video)

August 28th 2014

Dignity, Diversity & Dreams: Ferndale Schools Hosts Welcome Breakfast for Staff (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 28, 2014) Nearly 300 people make the Ferndale School District work, and this year they were welcomed back with a special breakfast courtesy of the Ferndale School Board, businesses and community members, and the new administration. Optimism filled the […]

An Immersive Voyage into Wonderland, Alice Comes to Ferndale Oct. 10-25

August 27th 2014

An Immersive Voyage into Wonderland, “Alice” Comes to Ferndale Oct. 10-25 (Press Release, Aug.27, 2014) In October, Detroit-based nerve, a performance organization that stages  immersive, audience participatory shows in non-traditional spaces, will bring Lewis Carroll’s classic “Alice” to Ferndale, Mich. In Detroit, nerve has pioneered immersive events in the popular vein of “Sleep No More” and […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

August 26th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 26, 2014) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting  (gerrymandering)  process more sophisticated.  This has allowed the […]

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash

August 26th 2014

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014) UPDATE:  Recycling is expected to resume for all communities Sept. 8. It may seem like thing are returning to normal as the trash generated from recent flooding gets collected from the curbs, but the struggle for cities continues. SOCRRA (South […]

Ferndale to Offer 60 Day Fee Relief Program for Flood Victims

August 26th 2014

Ferndale to Offer 60 Day Fee Relief Program for Flood Victims (City of Ferndale Press Release, Aug. 26, 2014) On Monday night, City Council approved of a 60 day fee relief program for victims of the August 11th flood that dumped more than 6 inches of rain on the city in under 2 hours.  This program […]

Buyouts to Bring New Faces, Financial Savings, to Ferndale PD

August 25th 2014

Buyouts to Bring New Faces, and Financial Savings, to Ferndale Police Dept. (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014)   In a move expected to save the City up to $250,000 to $300,000 over the course of the next 5 years, Ferndale City Council approved voluntary buy out agreements for sworn officers in the Ferndale Police […]

DIY and Funky Ferndale Art Fair Sept. 12-14

August 25th 2014

DIY and Funky Ferndale Art Fair Sept. 12-14 (compiled, Aug. 25, 2014) Twice as funky as the average fine art fair, the Funky Ferndale Art Fair is the place to buy art that does not just sit on your wall. Come join us and find the perfect conversation starter artwork for your home or office. […]