Ferndale Homecoming Parade, Game & Tailgate Oct. 9

Ferndale Homecoming Parade, Game & Tailgate Oct. 9 (event listing) Ferndale High School Homecoming will take place on Friday, October 9th! The annual homecoming parade will kick off at the corner of Planavon and 9 Mile Road starting at 5pm. This year’s route will travel down 9 Mile, beginning at Planavon, and continue west to…

Oak Park: Embezzlement Charges Filed Against Sumner and Husband

Oak Park: Embezzlement Charges Filed Against Sumner and Husband (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 25, 2015) Oak Park, MI – After months of investigation the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office has filed embezzlement charges against former Oak Park Deputy Clerk and Director of Elections Stephanie Sumner and her husband Michael Sumner. The couple is accused of stealing…

Berkley: Angell Elementary Gets Little Free Library

Berkley: Angell Elementary Gets Little Free Library (Berkley Schools Beat, Sept. 25, 2015) Berkley, MI – Angell 5th grade teacher Danielle Ozanich started a Donor’s Choose initiative to fund a Little Free Library for Angell. Donor’s Choose funds projects within schools through online donations, and thanks to the generosity of many donors, Angell’s Little Library…

Police Report: Suspicious Vehicle Follows Ferndale Student

Police Report: Suspicious Vehicle Follows Ferndale Student (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Sept. 25, 2015) On 09/24/15, Ferndale police investigated a report from a 13 year old girl walking home from school that she was followed by vehicle. The girl reported that she was in the area of Burdette and Mapledale when she noticed a…

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For…

Former Oak Park Employee Investigated Over Missing Funds

Former Oak Park Employee Investigated Over Missing Funds (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 14, 2015) A former Oak Park employee is under investigation for possibly embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the city over the course of about two years. The investigation by the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department is ongoing, so the employee’s name and…

Empowering Parents of Different Learners Class Sept 30

Empowering Parents of Different Learners Class Sept 30 (event) FERNDALE YOUTH ASSISTANCE PRESENTS: EMPOWERING PARENTS OF DIFFERENT LEARNERS FOR ACADEMIC, EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL SUCCESS Presented by Judith E. Lipson, M.A., LPC DATE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 TIME: 6:30 – 8:30 PM LOCATION: FERNDALE HIGH SCHOOL,  881 PINECREST, FERNDALE MI 48220 COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION Learn when to…

Sahara Restaurant Celebrates First Liquor License in Oak Park (video)

Sahara Restaurant Celebrates First Liquor License in Oak Park (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 5, 2015) Breaking out the bubbly, and the vodka, was more than just a celebratory act for the Attisha family and their customers at Sahara Restaurant. It was the reason for the toast itself. Until last week there were no restaurants…

Ferndale Schools Starts off Second Year of New Administration

Ferndale Schools Starts off Second Year of New Administration (C. Proxmire, Aug. 23, 2015) A new school year begins in the Ferndale School District, with the community swimming strongly forward in the midst of Superintendent Blake Prewitt’s second wave. Prewitt came on last year after former Superintendent Gary Meier left the district in the middle…