Less Than 12 Hours Remain to Help Ferndale Qualify to Win a $100,000 Dog Park!

Less Than 12 Hours Remain to Help Ferndale Qualify to Win a $100,000 Dog Park (compiled, June 10, 2015) The fifth annual PetSafe Bark for Your Park contest is reaching the end of the first round, and Ferndale has a good chance of reaching the finals supporters can rally enough votes in the final hours. Voting for the first…

Wave of Investment Coming to Ferndale With Garden Fresh $231 Million Sale

Wave of Investment Coming to Ferndale With Garden Fresh $231 Million Sale (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2015) After months of negotiations a deal has finally been reached for Campbell’s to purchase Ferndale-based Garden Fresh Salsa for $231 Million and a solid commitment to stay and grow in the Ferndale Community. Jack Aronson signed the…

Registration Open for 8 Week Entrepreneurship Class in Ferndale

Registration Open for 8 Week Entrepreneurship Class in Ferndale The Ferndale Small Business Collaborative (FSBC) will present the Build Institute’s Build Basics course in Ferndale this summer. The eight-week class provides business training for aspiring and established entrepreneurs. Participants receive education in money management, business planning, market research, legal matters, accounting, professional development, and more.…

OCC and Pontiac Creative Arts Center Celebrate Together

OCC and Pontiac Creative Arts Center Celebrate Together (C. Proxmire and Mike McGuinness June 6, 2015) Two Pontiac-based art programs paired together Friday night for the Oakland Community College Faculty and Student Art Exhibition. The opening featured about 80 pieces of painting, mixed media, pottery and more. The Pontiac Creative Arts Center is at 47 Williams…

Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills Damaged by Vandalism

Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills Damaged by Vandalism (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 5, 2015) Vandals damaged walls and windows of Stoney Creek High School in the Rochester Community School District, painting them with graffiti-made obscenities. They also toilet-papered trees and spread paper all over the lawn. According to Rochester Community School District, the…

ACLU Launches App to Record and Report Police

ACLU of Michigan Launches Free Mobile App to Record and Report Police (ACLU of Michigan Press Release, June 5, 2015) Putting a high-tech twist on its long-time role as a government-accountability watchdog, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan today announced the launch of Mobile Justice MI, a free downloadable mobile-device application that allows users to record…

#SeniorStrong: Day of Advocacy with Madison Heights Seniors

#SeniorStrong: Day of Advocacy with Madison Heights Seniors (Guest View by Brian C. Hartwell, Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Madison Heights, Candidate for Mayor of Madison Heights, June 4, 2015) #SeniorStrong might seem like a contradiction on many levels. On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Madison Heights City Councilman David Soltis and myself (Mayor…

Resources Brought to Light in Discussion of School to Prison Pipeline (video)

Resources Brought to Light in Discussion of School to Prison Pipeline (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 4, 2015) The ACLU of Michigan and other organizations are coming together to address the growing trend of harsh punishments at school leading to suspensions and expulsions, leading to more challenging lives and eventually prison. Educators struggle to find…

Ferndale Game Designer Celebrates Release of Intergalactic Bubbles

Ferndale Game Designer Celebrates Release of Intergalactic Bubbles (Hellscape Games Press Release, June 3, 2015) Indie Bubble Shooter, Intergalactic Bubbles, Launches on Steam & Mobile One-man studio Hellscape Games bursts onto Steam, Android, and soon to iOS bringing a new dimension to a classic genre. What kind of indie casual game could break through Steam…