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…

Man Treated for Accidentally Shooting Self in Ankle

Man Treated for Accidentally Shooting Self in Ankle (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Sept. 28, 2015) INCIDENT: 17:05 hrs.  – 09-22-2015 – City of Pontiac – Accidental Shooting – #15-155576 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital on the report that there was a victim of a gunshot wound being treated in the emergency room. …

Interview: Councilperson Gregory J. Kucera Jr. of Clawson (video)

Candidate Interview: Councilperson Gregory J. Kucera Jr. of Clawson (video) (C. Proxmire, Sept. 27, 2015) CLAWSON, MI – Gregory J. Kucera Jr. is following in his father’s footsteps as he works towards being re-elected to Clawson City Council. The retired technical illustrator grew up in Clawson and spent most of his life in the “little…

Loaded Shotgun Recovered from Vehicle in Police Chase in Pontiac

Loaded Shotgun Recovered from Vehicle in Police Chase in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Sept. 27, 2015) INCIDENT: 15:02 hrs. – 09-24-2015 – City of Pontiac – Felonious Assault / Fleeing and Eluding Police / PIT Maneuver – #15-156686 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Gambrell Dr. on the report of a…

Ferndale Candidates Answer Questions from Seniors (video)

Ferndale Candidates Answer Questions from Seniors (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 25, 2015) What do Ferndale’s elected officials and hopeful candidates have to say about important local topics like development, bike lanes, road islands, medical marijuana, historical preservation, dog parks and parking? Those on the ballot for the Nov. 3, 2015 election met with the…

West Bloomfied: JCC Sponsors Dance W/Billy Rose Band Oct. 7

West Bloomfied: JCC Sponsors Dance With Billy Rose Band Oct. 7 (event listing) The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s The Active Life Department will hold a party from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, October 8 in Handleman Hall at the JCC, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield.  Guests are invited to dance to the music…

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…

Open House Connects Ferndalians to Volunteer Opportunities

Open House Connects Ferndalians to Volunteer Opportunities (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2015) “Volunteering helps people be part of something bigger than themselves. Twenty years ago we all didn’t have these little boxes, these cell phones and computers, that made us feel connected, so people got involved in things. Now it’s harder to find volunteers.…

Open House Helps Refine the Vision for the Rise of Pontiac

Open House Helps Refine the Vision for the Rise of Pontiac (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2015) Standing at the edge of Pontiac’s Phoenix Center, with three levels of parking below and a lovely pedestrian plaza with a high quality amphitheater nearly deserted around him, Mike Stephens could not help but notice the irony of…