Southfield and Ferndale Declare Monday “Indigenous Peoples Day”

Southfield and Ferndale Declare Monday “Indigenous Peoples Day” (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 6, 2018) Southfield, MI- While many governmental offices are closed on Monday in honor of Columbus Day, The Cities of Southfield and Ferndale have taken a different approach to the day. The announcement Southfield’s social media and website says “The City of Southfield…

Southfield and Ferndale Declare Monday “Indigenous Peoples Day”

Southfield and Ferndale Declare Monday “Indigenous Peoples Day” (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 6, 2018) Southfield, MI- While many governmental offices are closed on Monday in honor of Columbus Day, The Cities of Southfield and Ferndale have taken a different approach to the day. The announcement Southfield’s social media and website says “The City of Southfield…

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President (MML, Sept. 27, 2018) Grand Rapids, Ferndale, Pontiac, MI – Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana was selected as the 2018-19 president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. Piana was named board president by the 18-member board during the Michigan Municipal League’s 2018 Convention that…

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video)

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2018) Pontiac, Lake Orion, Southfield, Ferndale, MI- Groups in four Oakland County communities have taken the “Kiki Challenge” to a new level – harnessing the power of this social media trend to spread messages of positive mental health.…

Anonymous Anti-Gay Mailing Targets Ferndale Businesses

Anonymous Anti-Gay Mailing Targets Ferndale Businesses (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Several business owners received an anonymous letter in the mail over the weekend decrying the community’s prevalence of rainbow flags. “Truth, like vintage postage stamps, is valid despite the passage of time,” the letter began.  “This past June my wife…

Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center Seeks Ferndale Approval

Medical Marijuana Provisioning Center Seeks Ferndale Approval (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Prior to the State of Michigan establishing rules for medical marijuana facilities, CLDD, LLC was one of five businesses that had applied for special land use permits in Ferndale to open a medical marijuana related facility. Work being done…

Drayton Lofts Coming Back to Ferndale Planning Commission with Revised Plans

Drayton Lofts Coming Back to Ferndale Planning Commission with Revised Plans (Crystal A. Proxmire Sept. 18, 2018) Ferndale, MI – A company seeking to convert the former Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church into apartments will go before the Ferndale Planning Commission Wednesday with revisions to their concept in hopes of securing a zoning change. The 2.46…

Ferndale Group Tackles Racism, “Suspicious Person” Calls Only Part of the Problem

Ferndale Group Tackles Racism, “Suspicious Person” Calls Only Part of the Problem (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 16, 2018) Ferndale, MI- The internet is full of stories that have captured the nation’s attention around what happens when black people are singled out because of the color of their skin. Videos like that of BBQ Becky who…