Ferndale Man Suffers Broken Jaw from Attack on Woodward Ave.

Ferndale Man Suffers Broken Jaw from Attack on Woodward Ave. (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 17, 2014) UPDATE:  A fund has been created to help the victim with his expenses.  Learn more at http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/eddie-ewing-victim-of-the-knockout-game/192461. A 54-year-old man is hospitalized with a broken jaw and a face laceration after being attacked by two men while walking along…

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo

Penguin Center Being Built at Detroit Zoo (Detroit Zoo Press Release, June 17, 2014) Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) board members, donors, staff and guests gathered at the Detroit Zoo this evening to ceremoniously “break the ice” on the Polk Penguin Conservation Center (PPCC). The groundbreaking event marks the beginning of an 18-month development period for…

Cashier Arrested for Embezzlement at Western Market in Ferndale

Cashier Arrested for Embezzlement at Western Market in Ferndale (Ferndale Police, June 16, 2014) On June 10, 2014, Ferndale Police arrested Tracy WINDHAM for embezzlement. Officers were called to Western Market after owners noticed unusual money transactions in their records. Investigation showed that Windham had been regularly stealing money from cash registers since December of…

Ferndale Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society

Ferndale Relay for Life Raises Money for American Cancer Society (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 16, 2014) This weekend was the annual Relay for Life event at Ferndale High School.  The event honors cancer survivors, celebrates caretakers, gives hope to those fighting the disease, and remembers lives that have been lost.  Community members raise money for…

Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble Receives Top Honor, Only in State

Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble Receives Top Honor, Only in State (Berkley Schools, June 16, 2014) The Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble has received the highest honor the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) can award to a school. The Jazz Ensemble was invited to perform at the 2015 Michigan Music Conference (MMC) on…

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths,…

Relay For Life Ferndale Live Events Schedule

Relay For Life Ferndale Live Events Schedule (press release, June 14, 2014) Relay for Life starts at 10am on June 14th at Ferndale High School. Here is a list of live performances. More information can be found at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLCY14LS?pg=entry&fr_id=59453.   Ferndale Middle School Choir 10am Silent Auction 10:30am-1pm The Fine Line 11:30am and 11pm Zumba…

Candidate Forum for 27th District State House Rep. June 18

Candidate Forum for 27th District State House Representative June 18 (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2014) The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting a candidate forum on June 18 at Ferndale City Hall for candidates running for the 27th District House of Representatives position. The forum begins at 7pm. The 27th District includes…

Reckless Ride Ends with Crash into Pole, Passenger Dead from Electrocution

Reckless Ride Ends with Crash into Pole, Passenger Dead from Electrocution (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, June 13, 2014) INCIDENT: June 10, 21:15 hrs. – City of Pontiac-Fatal Crash Investigation #14-087843 SUMMARY: A Deputy on patrol in the area of Baldwin and Montcalm in the City of Pontiac observed a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro make an improper…

The Testing Series Author Coming to Southfield Library June 19

The Testing Series Author Coming to Southfield Library June 19 (Book Beat Press Release, June 13, 2014) Book Beat and the Southfield Public Library are proud to host YA author Joelle Charbonneau at the Southfield Public Library (26300 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI 48076) on Thursday, June 19 from 6:30-8:30pm to promote the conclusion of her…

Royal Oak Armed Robbery Suspects Tied to Murder, Other Crimes

Royal Oak Armed Robbery Suspects Tied to Murder, Other Crimes (Royal Oak Police Report, June 13, 2014) Update: On March 4, 2014 at approximately 9:00 p.m. a “takeover” type robbery occurred at Wilson’s Market, 901 E. 11 Mile. Subsequent investigation by members of ROPD Criminal Investigation Division determined that the Wilson’s robbery was related to…

Candidate Forums, June 17 – State Reps for 43rd and 45th Districts

Candidate Forums on June 17 – State Reps for 43rd and 45th Districts (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2014) The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting two candidate forums on June 17th. For the 43rd District State House of Representatives position, the forum will be held at Clarkston Schools Administrative Building, 6389 Clarkston…

Ferndale Superintendent Search Down to Two, Decision June 19

Ferndale Superintendent Search Down to Two (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 12, 2014) The interview process continues to see who will be the next Superintendent of Ferndale Public Schools. Six candidates were interviewed, and two have moved on to tours of the district and further interviews. The School Board selected Jennifer Martin-Green, Executive Director of Innovation…