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Michigan Roundtable Seeking Youth-Led Programs to Present at April 18 Exhibition

March 4th 2015

Michigan Roundtable Seeking Youth-Led Programs to Present at April 18 Exhibition (Steve Spreitzer, President & CEO Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion) On April 18th, 2015 the Michigan Roundtable will be hosting the 62nd Annual Youth Justice & Leadership Exhibition (#2015YJLE), an event designed to showcase the work of Youth-Led programming in Metro Detroit (and […]

Make and Take Art Features Piet Mondrian Style March 8

March 4th 2015

Make and Take Art Features Piet Mondrian Style March 8 (compiled, March 4,2015) The Oak Park Arts and Cultural Commission is hosting a Make and Take Class on artist Piet Mondrian. The free class is from 2pm-4pm.   Join us for some fun painting on the Second Sunday of March. We’ll learn a little about Piet […]

UPDATE: Abducted Boy Found, Girl Still Missing

March 2nd 2015

UPDATE: Abducted Boy Found, Girl Still Missing (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 2, 2015) After an Amber Alert was issued Monday in Indianapolis and was then expanded to Michigan for the two children, 16-year-old Aaron Blackwell has been found, according to the IndyStar. But as of 9:15 pm the 13-year-old girl Emma is still missing. According […]

AMBER ALERT: Two Youth May be Headed to Detroit Area with Armed Men

March 2nd 2015

AMBER ALERT: Two Youth May be Headed to Detroit Area with Armed Men (Michigan State Police, March 2, 2015) An amber alert that started in the State of Indiana has now extended into the State of Michigan and it is believed that the suspect and children may be heading to the Detroit Area. We are […]

…Ferndale Schools Restructuring Process Continues, Meeting March 9

March 1st 2015

Doing it Different: Ferndale Schools Restructuring Process Continues, Meeting March 9 (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 1, 2015) “When most school districts restructure, they look at finances. They see what budget they have, how many students, and how much space and they fit everything together based on what makes financial sense,” said Ferndale Schools Superintendent Blake […]

Do 911Cell Phone Calls and Texts Work? Auburn Hills Chief Explains

February 28th 2015

Do 911Cell Phone Calls and Texts Work? Auburn Hills Chief Explains (Guest Blog, Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, Feb. 28, 2015) I was glad to see a USA Today news story over the weekend that details the challenges we have with the national cellular 911 system:  we struggle to find out where you are […]

SOGI Story #3: Pride Foundation Director Shares Need for LGBT Conscious Education

February 28th 2015

SOGI Story #3: Pride Foundation Director Shares Need for LGBT Conscious Education (C. Proxmire, Feb. 28, 2015) The SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Issues in Education Conference is hosted each year by Oakland University, with the aim of giving educators and social workers tools they need to understand how best to work with LGBTQ […]

In the Mood for Movies: Ferndalians Share their Favorites in Honor of FEF Dinner

February 28th 2015

In the Mood for Movies: Ferndalians Share their Favorites in Honor of FEF Dinner (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 28, 2015) Those who support Ferndale Schools and the Ferndale Education Foundation are getting ready for the fantastic annual fundraising dinner that takes place on Friday, March 13 at Club Venetian Banquet Center. The theme for this […]

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Signs to Watch For

February 27th 2015

Domestic Violence in the Workplace: Signs to Watch For (Guest blog by Beth Morrison, HAVEN, Feb. 27, 2015) Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior including emotional, verbal and physical abuse, used by an abuser to gain and maintain power and control over a current or former spouse, intimate partner or dating partner. It knows […]

Megillah Reading at Ferndale Library March 4

February 27th 2015

Megillah Reading at Ferndale Library March 4 (Compiled, Feb 27, 2015) Come join in a Megillah Reading at Ferndale Area District Library on Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm. There will be Hamantashen and refreshments. Those who come in costume could win a prize. The reading is free and open to the public and all ages […]