Ferndale Library Recommends: Gabriel’s Sophisticated Summertime Suggestions

Ferndale Library Recommends: Gabriel’s Sophisticated Summertime Suggestions Jeff Milo – Circulation Specialist It’s Summer Reading time at the Ferndale Area District Library. This is the time of year when we host fun and engaging programs for kids, teens (and grown-ups) to encourage everyone to continue reading during the summer months. Gabriel Bray, our high-school age…

Ferndale: Big Builders Camp up to Grade 5, Aug 10-14

Ferndale: Big Builders Camp up to Grade 5, Aug 10-14 August 10-14 Big Builders Camp for Preschool-Kindergarten 10-11:30am Lego Challenge Camp for Grades 1-5 1-3:30pm *Both classes will take place at the Ferndale High School Science Lab Each participant will discover new subjects and will build/play with (2) different models each day. This program enables…

Ferndale Housing Commission Discusses HUD Report, Sets Deadlines for Progress

Ferndale Housing Commission Discusses HUD Report, Sets Deadlines for Progress (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 12, 2015) With new members Dan Martin serving as President and Ann Heler serving as Vice President, the Ferndale Housing Commission is working hard to address the list of concerns brought forward by the HUD review that came out June 11.…

Five Year Old Bitten by German Shepherd in Highland Township

Five Year Old Bitten by German Shepherd in Highland Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 12, 2015) INCIDENT:  20:24 hrs. July 11, 2015 – Highland Township – Injured Child / Dog Bite #15-109434 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched, along with the Highland Township Fire Department to the area of Milford Rd and Wardlow Rd for an…

Celebrating Art and Sunshine at Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair

Celebrating Art and Sunshine at Royal Oak Outdoor Art Fair (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 11, 2015) Amid the rustle of trees and the dancing mix of sunshine and shadows coming through the leaves, people of all ages strolled through Memorial Park in Royal Oak this weekend for the annual Outdoor Art Fair. A refreshing breeze…

Royal Oak, Ferndale: Free Slurpees for 7Eleven Day Kept Local Stores Busy

Royal Oak, Ferndale: Free Slurpees for 7Eleven Day Kept Local Stores Busy (C. Proxmire, July 11, 2015) Each year 7Eleven stores across the country celebrate the convenience store’s birthday with the free Slurpee giveaway. The cold sugary beverages come in multiple flavors, including new SourPatch Kids Watermelon flavored. Stores through Oakland County had lines of…

Bishop Foley Student Flying High After Ferndale’s Agora Arts Group Performs in Chicago

Bishop Foley Student Flying High After Ferndale’s Agora Arts Group Performs in Chicago (Guest View by Jenna Thibodeau, July 9, 2015) Jenna Thibodeau will attend Bishop Foley High School in the fall and was a gymnast for 12 years before pursing aerial arts.  She has been attending Agora Arts since October and hopes to become…

Farmington: Thieves targeting Chrysler 300’s for Navigation Systems

Farmington: Thieves targeting Chrysler 300’s for Navigation Systems (Farmington Police, July 9, 2015) On July 7th at 6:00AM, Farmington Public Safety officers responded to an apartment complex on the 21900 block of Farmington Rd (area of 9 Mile & Farmington Rd) to investigate two reports of thefts of in-dash navigation systems from Chrysler 300 vehicles…

Man in Serious Condition after Jumping from Wall at DTE Music Theater

Man in Serious Condition after Jumping from Wall at DTE Music Theater (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, July 9, 2015) INCIDENT:  23:00 hrs. – July 7 – Independence Township – Injured Person #15-106996 SUMMARY:  Deputies working at the DTE Music Theater responded to a medical involving a subject who had jumped from a seven foot stone…

Ferndale Seeking Citizens to Help Improve Voting, Democracy with Election Task Force

Ferndale Seeking Citizens to Help Improve Voting, Democracy with Election Task Force (City of Ferndale Press Release, July 8, 2015)   The Ferndale City Clerk is recruiting community members, poll workers, and elected officials to create an election task force to help guide the selection of new polling locations, brainstorm methods of improving voter turnout,…

Spielberg film series at the Berkley Public Library through September

Spielberg film series at the Berkley Public Library through September (event listing) Four films directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg will be screened this summer as part of a new series by the Berkley Public Library. Watch free movies at the library as part of the “A Spielberg Summer” series on: –         Monday, July 20…

Oakland University Passes State Cap, Raises Tuition 8.48%

Oakland University Passes State Cap, Raises Tuition 8.48% (compiled, July 7, 2015) Grizzlies will be paying more for college come fall, as the Board of Trustees for Oakand University has approved a 8.48% tuition increase. According to a report by David Jesse in the Detroit Free Press, OU will give up $1.2 million in state…