Farmington Hills Gets Goat to Help with Landscaping

Farmington Hills Gets Goat to Help with Landscaping (City of Farmington Hills, June 23, 2015) The City of Farmington Hills will soon be implementing a pilot project on the City Hall Campus that involves a weed-eating goat! Goats are being used in several metropolitan areas and on forward-thinking private business campuses, such as Google, as…

Ferndale Community Foundation Awards $7,600 in Grants to Local Groups

Ferndale Community Foundation Awards $7,600 in Grants to Local Groups (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 23, 2015) Music. Arts. Families. Love. The priorities of the Ferndale Community seem well reflected in the $7,600 worth of grants awarded by the Ferndale Community Foundation Monday night. New this year is the Ferndale Concert Band, which is comprised of…

Princess & Pirate Ball in Rochester Aug. 2

Princess & Pirate Ball in Rochester Aug. 2 (event listing) Sunday, August 2 4:00 – 7:00 pm Royal Park Hotel – 600 E. University Calling all pirates and princesses! Grab your tiaras and treasure and join us for great food, dancing, magical kids’ crafts, silent auction and more! Strolling dinner, silent auction, kid’s activities, entertainment…

Michigan AIDS Coalition Expands Testing to Include Other STDs

Michigan AIDS Coalition Expands Testing to Include Other STDs (MAC Press Release, June 23, 2015) This month, Michigan AIDS Coalition (MAC), will formally launch its Integrated Testing Pilot Project, which now will include Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, and Hepatitis C in addition to its longstanding screenings for HIV and Syphilis. “For many years, we have been serving…

Detroit Transgender Voices Shared in Newly Released “Treasure” Film

Detroit Transgender Voices Shared in Newly Released “Treasure” Film (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2015) “I just hope it brings her family some peace. I hope the other transgender men and women activists inspire others to stand up and be activists too.” That is what Director Dream Hampton said about her film “Treasure: From…

State Decides: Glo Liquor License Suspension Justified

State Decides: Glo Liquor License Suspension Justified (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 20, 2015) After a lengthy investigation into allegations of violence and mismanagement at Glo Nightclub in Ferndale, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission determined Friday that they were justified in revoking their liquor license. Glo was thrust into the limelight in March when neighbors around…

“No Air, Not Fair,” Ferndale Housing Residents and Advocates Chant (video)

“No Air, Not Fair,” Ferndale Housing Residents and Advocates Chant (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2015 Assistant City Manager Joe Gacioch seemed surprised when a group of senior citizens and activists came into City Hall on Tuesday with signs chanting “No air, not fair.” The group was a blend of folks from Detroit Eviction…