After 41 Years of Volunteering, Ferndale Wresting Coach John Olson Retiring

After 41 Years of Volunteering, Ferndale Wresting Coach John Olson Retiring (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 19, 2016) Ferndale, MI – After four decades of helping young people develop the strength and discipline of wresting, Ferndale Wrestling Coach John Olson is retiring. Olson started in Hazel Park, a city with a strong wrestling heritage.  Olson’s brother…

Officers from 13 Communities Get Narcan Training

Officers from 13 Communities Get Narcan Training (OCCMHA, April 17, 2016) Pontiac, MI – Approximately 30 police officers from 13 Oakland County communities attended a free training to become Naloxone trainers during an event hosted by Oakland County Community Mental Health Authority (OCCMHA) on Friday, April 15, 2016 at the Resource and Crisis Center. Naloxone,…

U-M Program Partners with Ferndale to Identify Challenges, Create Solutions

U-M Program Partners with Ferndale to Identify Challenges, Create Solutions (City of Ferndale, April 16, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale will be the next city to partner with graduate students from the University of Michigan School of Information’s Citizen Interaction Design (CID) program. Now entering its fourth year, the program connects municipal governments with student…

Ferndale School Board to Vote on LGBTQ-Supportive Resolutions

Ferndale School Board to Vote on LGBTQ-Supportive Resolutions (Ferndale Public Schools, April 17, 2016) Ferndale, MI – On Monday, April 18th, 2016, the Ferndale Schools Board of Education will vote on two resolutions in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) rights.  The first resolution will be in support of the State of…

oc115 Recognized w/ Society of Professional Journalists Award

Oakland County 115 News Recognized with Society of Professional Journalists Award (oc115, April 14, 2016) Troy, MI – The Society of Professional Journalists Detroit Chapter held their annual awards dinner Tuesday night, and the Oakland County 115 News Hub (oc115) was among those recognized with an Excellence in Journalism Award. Editor and Publisher Crystal Proxmire…

Bloomfield Twp. Police Say Ferndale Man Hid Under Tree with Stolen Items

Bloomfield Twp. Police Say Ferndale Man Hid Under Tree with Stolen Items (Bloomfield Township Police, April 7, 2016) Retail Fraud 1st Degree- Rite Aid, 42931 Woodward Ave Bloomfield Township, MI -On April 7th at 12:30am, Officers were dispatched to the Rite Aid at  Woodward and Square Lake for a Retail Fraud that just occurred.  The …

Data Expert Shares Ethnic and Racial Trends in Ferndale

Data Expert Shares Ethnic and Racial Trends in Ferndale (Kurt Metzger, April 7, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The mission of Citizens for a Fair Ferndale is to foster a community that is dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all residents and visitors regardless of sexual orientation, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or…

Student Creativity Shines at Ferndale’s Artist in You Reception

Student Creativity Shines at Ferndale’s Artist in You Reception (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2016) Ferndale, MI – When it comes to helping young artists find their inspiration, teacher Jerry Lemenu likes to “get out of their way and let them work.”  The results of the right mix of support and freedom filled the walls…

Man Arrested after Following and Pointing Gun at Teens after Accident

Man Arrested after Following and Pointing Gun at Teens after Accident (Compiled, March 28, 2016) Ferndale, MI –The Daily Tribune reports that 35-year-old Jeffrey Allen Peterson of Chesterfield was arrested and charged with felony assault after a road rage incident in Ferndale around 10pm Sunday.  According to the report, police say Peterson called to report…

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community

MML #3: Cities Want their Share, Tool Shows Funding Loss by Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 26, 2016) Lansing, MI – Only four states have reduced the amount of tax dollars going to municipal governments, and of those Michigan has decreased funding the most.  Robert Kleine of Great Lakes Economic Consulting spoke about the subject…

Nominate a Student or Group for Ferndale Youth Assistance Award

Nominate a Student or Group for Ferndale Youth Assistance Award (FYA, March 27, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  Ferndale Youth Assistance will be holding their Jack and Annette Aronson 2016 Youth Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.  We are looking for nominations for students to receive these awards! Please read over the attached criteria and…

Ferndale Library Picks Station Eleven for Community-Wide Reading Event

Ferndale Library Picks Station Eleven for Community-Wide Reading Event (Ferndale Area District Library press release, March 17,2016) FERNDALE, MI – It’s that time of year again! Ferndale Library announces Station Eleven as its book for the community-wide reading event, Ferndale Reads. Free copies of the acclaimed dystopian novel by Emily St. John Mandel will be…