Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free

Kennedy School’s Salmon All Grown Up and Set Free (Press Release, May 18, 2014) Sixth graders from John F. Kennedy Elementary released their classroom’s hand raised Chinook salmon at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 7, 2014 on the shore of the Huron River at Huroc Park in Flat Rock, MI. Mr. Williamson and his Ferndale…

Boater Safety Class in Wolverine Lake June 7

Boater Safety Class in Wolverine Lake June 7 (Press Release, May 17, 2014) VILLAGE OF WOLVERINE LAKE BOATER SAFETY CLASSES SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 2014 $15 per person pre-registration required—limited seating 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a 1 hour lunch. Village Hall lower level Council Chambers 425 Glengary Wolverine Lake, MI 48390 What to bring:…

30 Year Old Found Dead in Rochester Hills, Syringe in Pocket

30 Year Old Found Dead in Rochester Hills, Syringe in Pocket (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release, May 17, 2014) INCIDENT: 10:41 hrs. May 15 – City of Rochester Hills- Death Investigation   #14-071716 SUMMARY: Deputies along with the City of Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to an address in the 600 block of John R.…

Ferndale High and Middle School on Lock-down Due to B&E Suspect

Ferndale High and Middle School on Lock-down Due to B&E Suspect (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 16, 2014) UPDATE: The suspect has been captured and the lock-down has been lifted. An alert sent out by Ferndale Schools at 11:13am notified parents that Ferndale High School and Middle School are locked and secured due to a breaking…

Oakland University Theatre instructor on the big screen…

Oakland University Theatre instructor on the big screen in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ (OU Press Release, May 16, 2014) Oakland University special lecturer Milica “Mila” Govich plays a significant role in “The Fault in Our Stars,” a film based on John Green’s best-selling young adult novel. The faculty and staff of the University’s theatre…

Group Files Lawsuit Against Rochester Hills Over Drilling

Group Files Lawsuit Against Rochester Hills Over Drilling (Don’t Drill the Hills Press Release, May 16, 2014) (NOTE:  Has been updated to include response from City of Rochester Hills)   Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. (DDHI), is a non-profit, grassroots group of local citizens opposed to oil and gas drilling projects in their community. The…

Group Files Lawsuit Against Rochester Hills Over Drilling

Group Files Lawsuit Against Rochester Hills Over Drilling (Don’t Drill the Hills Press Release, May 16, 2014) (NOTE:  Has been updated to include response from City of Rochester Hills)   Don’t Drill the Hills, Inc. (DDHI), is a non-profit, grassroots group of local citizens opposed to oil and gas drilling projects in their community. The…

FCC Moves Forward With… Undermining Net Neutrality

FCC Moves Forward With Two-Tiered Internet Plan Undermining Net Neutrality (Free Press Press Release, May 15, 2014)   On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to propose a new “open Internet” rule that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for priority treatment, relegating other content to a slower tier of service. Hundreds of…

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony

Youth Recognized at Recent FYA Awards Ceremony (C. Proxmire, May 14, 2014) Linda Grand, DLC Teacher and Advisor to DLC Student Council, was teary-eyed while she watched two of her students receive awards at the recent Ferndale Youth Assistance Recognition Awards. “It as a wonderful program and well done,” she said, adding that she “appreciated…

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods

Community Gardens Bloom in Oak Park and Huntington Woods (Sherry A Wells, May 14, 2014) Gardening is good for one’s mental health and nutrition but is also an excellent method of community building. There are two community gardens in southeast Oakland County. The Good Neighbors Community Garden is near the corner of Republic and Leroy…