Ferndale

How it Feels to Help a Neighbor

August 20th 2014

How it Feels to Help a Neighbor (Pastor Jim Pool, Renaissance Vineyard Church, Aug. 20, 2014) EDITOR’S NOTE: Renaissance Vineyard Church is hosting a Volunteer and Cleaning Supply organizing effort. Information is at the end of this article. We asked Pastor Jim Pool to talk about what a clean up volunteering experience was like.  Here […]

Job-Search Slump? Get Up and Take Action!

August 20th 2014

Job-Search Slump? Get Up and Take Action! ( Heather Coleman Voss, Business Services Coordinator of Ferndale Michigan Works, Aug. 20, 2014) The most startling thing about experiencing a lay-off is that time stretches. What you used to accomplish in four hours now seems to take days. One minute it’s 10:00 am, and the next it’s 3:00 pm […]

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

August 19th 2014

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My […]

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

August 19th 2014

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several […]

Ferndale 3-60 Opposition Meeting Aug. 21

August 19th 2014

Ferndale 3-60 Opposition Meeting Aug. 21 (Compiled, Aug. 19, 2014) Businesses and residents who are opposed to the 3-60 Project in Ferndale are having a meeting on Thursday, Aug 21 at Mejishi Martial Arts, 247 West 9 Mile Road at 7:15pm. The 3-60 Project is a mixed use development with a focus on technology/office jobs […]

Escaping Pavement Free Concert in the Park Aug.22

August 18th 2014

Escaping Pavement Free Concert in the Park Aug.22 (Compiled, Aug. 18, 2014)   The Ferndale Arts and Cultural Commission is getting ready for their second free Concert in the Park on Friday Aug. 22. Escaping Pavement, an alternative country band, will be playing from 7-9 at Kulick Community Center (1201 Livernois, Ferndale). There will be […]

2014 Dream Cruise Coverage

August 18th 2014

2014 Dream Cruise Coverage (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 18, 2014) Estimates are that 1.2 million people came to the Woodward corridor for the 20th annual Dream Cruise. The event kicked off in Ferndale with a Lights and Sirens Parade, which this year honored a fallen police officer.  Read more about the tribute and watch the […]

TransPride in the Park Breaks Attendance Record

August 18th 2014

TransPride in the Park Breaks Attendance Record (Julia Music, Aug. 16, 2014) Transgender Pride in the Park on Aug. 9 at Geary Park in Ferndale was met with perfect weather and record attendance. As I have every year since Trans Pride moved to Ferndale I was met with smiling, welcoming faces but this year there […]

Resource Centers Set Up for Flood Victims

August 18th 2014

Resource Centers Set Up for Flood Victims (Oakland County Press Release, Aug. 17, 2014) Residents and businesses impacted by this week’s storms and flooding will be able to meet face to face with multiple government and human service agencies next week. Oakland County Homeland Security Division, in partnership with the State of Michigan, will set […]

Smoke Detector Could have Stopped Pleasant Ridge Fire Sooner

August 16th 2014

Smoke Detector Could have Stopped Pleasant Ridge Fire Sooner, Fire Marshal Says (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 16, 2014) An August 13 fire in a Pleasant Ridge home could have been much worse, but it also could have been caught sooner, said Ferndale Fire Marshal Brian Batten. “There were no working smoke alarms in the house,” […]