“Budget Challenge” Earns Two Clawson Students $20,000 Scholarships

“Budget Challenge” Earns Two Clawson Students $20,000 Scholarships (Clawson Schools Press Release, Dec. 19, 2014) Two Clawson High School seniors Evan DeCiantis and Wade Murley from Oakland Schools Technical Campus Southeast (OSTC) in Royal Oak were each awarded a $20,000 scholarship for their personal financial acumen in H&R Block’s Budget Challenge. Over 13,800 students participated…

Pontiac Honors Those Who Make the City Shine

Pontiac Honors Those Who Make the City Shine (Pontiac DBA Press Release, Dec. 18, 2014)   Every year the community of Pontiac, organized by the Pontiac Downtown Business Association (PDBA) honors volunteers and organizations that help make the community shine.  Glen Konopaskie, President of the PDBA, honors each awardee along with a co-presenter Patrice Waterman,…

Get Involved: Birmingham has Spots Open on Boards and Commissions

Get Involved: Birmingham has Spots Open on Boards and Commissions (City of Birmingham Press Release, Dec.18, 2014) Citizens have an opportunity to share ideas and make a difference in their community by serving on City of Birmingham boards and committees. Those who serve help shape the future of the community by serving in an advisory…

View: Invitation to Rally Against “License to Discriminate” Dec. 18

View: Invitation to Rally Against “License to Discriminate” Dec. 18 (Guest View by Julia Music, Chair of Ferndale Pride, Dec. 16, 2014) It seems almost impossible that in 2014 our State’s Senate may vote on a bill to legalize discrimination. Michigan’s House, however, passed the bill and now we as Michiganders are watching Lansing to…

Pontiac Project Excel Seeking Coats, Volunteers and Cookies

Pontiac Project Excel Seeking Coats, Volunteers and Cookies (Project Excel press release, Dec. 15, 2014) Project Excel is hosting a free coat day for kids and families on Saturday, Dec. 20 from 1-5pm at Pontiac High School. There students and families will get new winter coats and enjoy cookies, cocoa, crafts, singing, entertainment and other…

Auburn Hills Police Chief Supports De-Certifying “Bad Cops”

Auburn Hills Police Chief Supports De-Certifying “Bad Cops” (View by Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, orig. published on her blog at https://ahpdchief.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/no-bad-cops/, Dec. 15, 2014)   You might recall that I was appointed by Governor Snyder to the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards a few years ago.  Governor Snyder has a policy that…

Novelty Lighters Could be Dangerous Holiday Choice…(video)

Novelty Lighters Could be Dangerous Holiday Choice Fire Marshall Says (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 15, 2014)   Lighters are not toys. It seems like an obvious statement for adults, but for Ferndale Fire Marshal Brian Batten it is a lesson that cannot be stated enough. Even in the Ferndale area there are about six…

Ferndale Library Picks: Jordan’s Military History Reading List

Ferndale Library Picks: Jordan’s Military History Reading List (Jeff Milo, FPL Circulation Specialist, Dec. 15, 2014) Jordan Wright is one of our Youth Services Librarians. He started working at the Library back in March ’13 while he was finishing up his studies at Wayne State University. Since then, along with Head Youth Librarian Ashley Lehman,…