Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video)

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2015) Though “it is not a foregone conclusion,” as School Board Trustee Karen Twomey said at their Feb. 9 special meeting, Ferndale Schools is considering whether they might outsource custodial positions in the district. The Board voted unanimously to direct the Clark Hill Law…

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video)

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2015) Though “it is not a foregone conclusion,” as School Board Trustee Karen Twomey said at their Feb. 9 special meeting, Ferndale Schools is considering whether they might outsource custodial positions in the district. The Board voted unanimously to direct the Clark Hill Law…

Healing and Community Abound at Jewish Community Center Health Fair

Healing and Community Abound at Jewish Community Center Health Fair (C. Proxmire, Aaron Tobin of Tobin Photography, Feb. 9, 2015) Some of the keys to good health are the ability to laugh, to enjoy life, and to be around supportive people. For those who use the Jewish Community Center of Oak Park, these elements are…

State Representative Robert Wittenberg Hosting Coffee Hours Feb. 26 and 27

State Representative Robert Wittenberg Hosting Coffee Hours Feb. 26 and 27 (Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) 27th District State Representative Robert Wittenberg is hosting coffee hours in Ferndale and Oak Park for residents to stop in and chat about issues that may be on their minds. The first one is on Feb 26th  at 7pm-8pm…

The Future Look of Woodward and I-696: Public Meeting Feb. 17

The Future Look of Woodward and I-696: Design Public Meeting Feb. 17 (City of Pleasant Ridge, Jan. 29, 2015) Please join us at the Community Center on Tuesday, February 17 at 4:30pm or 7:30pm to review draft concepts for improvements to the Woodward/I-696 area. The City is participating in a study being led by the…

Ferndale Schools Tackling Challenges with Discussions on Restructuring

Ferndale Schools Tackling Challenges with Discussions on Restructuring (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 28, 2015) You could take every single resident student in the Ferndale School District, and move them to the High School/Middle School, close all the other buildings, and still have room left over. While that is not an option that the district would…

Ferndale Recreation Dept. and Schools Recognize Families in Youth Programs

Ferndale Recreation Dept. and Schools Recognize Families in Youth Programs (Ferndale Schools, Jan. 23, 2015) Ferndale Public Schools and the Ferndale Recreational Center teamed up this past Tuesday to put on Community Night – a celebration of local families and their participation in Youth Recreational Programming. The event was held during the boys’ varsity basketball…

Oak Park Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Oak Park Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Cheryl Weiss,  Photography: Marian McClellan Jan. 23, 2015) “What you celebrate, you attract, “declared Nic South, principal of the Oak Park Preparatory Academy, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration on January 19, 2015. Students, parents, staff members, administrators, elected officials, and community members gathered to…

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in…

Keeping with King’s Dream RO Twp. Asks What’s Going on? (video)

Keeping with King’s Dream, Royal Oak Twp. Asks What’s Going on? (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 20, 2015) For 25 years, Royal Oak Township has hosted a celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and while the event was a fitting tribute, the speakers also raised painful topics for the community to consider.…