Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video)

Royal Oak’s Holiday Magic Parade Brings Communities Together (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2013) The Royal Oak Holiday Magic Parade brought people from all over SE Michigan together for an afternoon of fun. Students from Southfield, Ferndale, Royal Oak and Detroit marched in the parade.  Many community groups did as well, including Brownie Troops,…

Burn Demo Shows Value of Residential Sprinklers (video)

Burn Demo Shows Value of Residential Sprinklers (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 22, 2013) Students from The Detroit Carpentry Apprentice Training School in Ferndale got a first-hand lesson in fire prevention on Thursday as they watched a side by side demo of two residential rooms in flames.  One room had a sprinkler installed, while the…

Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns, Education Alternatives (video)

Ellen Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns,  Education Alternatives (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2013) As Democratic Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton saw first-hand the way The Michigan Education Achievement Authority has taken shape.  Beyond that, she has looked into the results of having the…

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Nov. 21, 2013) ROBBERY ARREST: TAURUS RICHARDSON was arrested at about 1:00 this morning by Detroit police. He was passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for committing a traffic violation. Largely because of the extensive media coverage, RICHARDSON surrendered and confessed…

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Nov. 21, 2013) ROBBERY ARREST: TAURUS RICHARDSON was arrested at about 1:00 this morning by Detroit police. He was passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for committing a traffic violation. Largely because of the extensive media coverage, RICHARDSON surrendered and confessed…

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested

Ferndale Police Report: Third 7-11 Robbery Suspect Arrested (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police, Nov. 21, 2013) ROBBERY ARREST: TAURUS RICHARDSON was arrested at about 1:00 this morning by Detroit police. He was passenger in a vehicle that was stopped for committing a traffic violation. Largely because of the extensive media coverage, RICHARDSON surrendered and confessed…

Ferndale and Oak Park Police Searching for Robbery Suspect

Ferndale and Oak Park Police Searching for Robbery Suspect (Lt. William Wilson, Ferndale Police Dept., Nov. 20, 2013) NOTE: Correct suspect name spelling: Tarus Richardson Ferndale Police and Oak Park Police are combining investigative efforts to locate one of three suspects who is still at large. He is wanted in connection with a violent, Home…

Coats for the Cold Collections Go Through Nov. 30

Coats for the Cold Collections Go Through Nov. 30 (Oakland County Sheriff Dept. Press Release, Nov. 20, 2013) Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard’s office is organizing the  27th year of the “Coats for the Cold” coat drive on November 1st, 2013.  The dates for this year’s coat drive are November 1st-November 30th. The “Coats for…

Salmon in the Classroom Comes to Ferndale’s Kennedy School

Salmon in the Classroom Comes to Ferndale’s Kennedy School (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 19, 2013) The sixth graders in Greg Williamson’s class at Kennedy School in Ferndale have some company in their classroom this year as they get to raise nearly 200 fish until they are large enough to be set free. The Salmon in…

Cissell Case Moves Forward, Sheriff Says “Not Political”

Cissell Case Moves Forward, Sheriff Says “Not Political” (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 16, 2013) After successfully turning in enough petitions to get a marijuana legislation bill placed on the ballot in Ferndale, and announcing his run for State House of Representatives for the 27th District, Andrew Cissell attracted a lot of attention, including the eyes…

Cissell Case Moves Forward, Sheriff Says “Not Political”

Cissell Case Moves Forward, Sheriff Says “Not Political” (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 16, 2013) After successfully turning in enough petitions to get a marijuana legislation bill placed on the ballot in Ferndale, and announcing his run for State House of Representatives for the 27th District, Andrew Cissell attracted a lot of attention, including the eyes…

Cissell Case Moves Forward, Sheriff Says “Not Political”

Cissell Case Moves Forward, Sheriff Says “Not Political” (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 16, 2013) After successfully turning in enough petitions to get a marijuana legislation bill placed on the ballot in Ferndale, and announcing his run for State House of Representatives for the 27th District, Andrew Cissell attracted a lot of attention, including the eyes…

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Nov. 15, 2013) Better prepared and effective teachers will be available for Michigan students with the advent of a more rigorous teacher certification exam this year. “We want the best and brightest teachers in Michigan classrooms,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. “Increasing the…

Coolidge Offers After-school Basketball Mentoring Program

Coolidge Offers After-school Basketball Mentoring Program (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Nov. 13,2013) More than 50 Coolidge Intermediate School students are getting lessons about life and the game of basketball on the court each week as part of an After-School Basketball Mentoring Program. “As educators, we are naturally focused on improving our students’ academic needs. It’s…

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit

View: Crash Course in Metro-Detroit Transit (2 Women 4 Wheels, The Urbane Life, Nov. 12, 2013) How do you use and support public transportation to move around metro-Detroit? Well, grab a snack and get comfy while you read this “crash course” on transit in the region. SMART  As you know, we live in the Royal…

Ferndale Area Chamber Gives Awards, and Receives One As Well

Ferndale Area Chamber Gives Awards, and Receives One As Well (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 10, 2013) The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce is giving and receiving this month as awards abound.  The business-driven organization held their annual awards ceremony on Nov. 7, recognizing outstanding members in several categories. On top of that, the Chamber was…

Ferndale Area Chamber Gives Awards, and Receives One As Well

Ferndale Area Chamber Gives Awards, and Receives One As Well (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 10, 2013) The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce is giving and receiving this month as awards abound.  The business-driven organization held their annual awards ceremony on Nov. 7, recognizing outstanding members in several categories. On top of that, the Chamber was…