“It’s important that we support people who don’t come to our church. Part of our commitment is to our community. Some of these kids have been kicked out of their homes just because they are gay or transgender, and that’s not right. We should help them,” Cox said.
Ferndale Remembers 9/11 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 11, 2013) For those old enough to remember it, the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001 were life-changing. That’s why each year Ferndale residents gather at Memorial Park on Livernois to pay homage to those who were killed when airplanes stuck the World Trade Center in New…
“Four planes, 19 terrorists, forever changed the world as we know it,” Gilmour said. “On that day 2,996 people died, 411 of them were emergency workers.” Gilmour stressed the need to “never forget.”
First Shore-2-Shore Bike Ride Raises Awareness For LGBT Equality Across Michigan (Crystal Proxmire,Originally printed 9/12/2013, Issue 2137 – Between The Lines News) For four days the riders of the Shore-2-Shore Equality Ride pedaled their way across the state, riding from Affirmations Community Center in Ferndale to Camp It in Fenville to raise money for…
Clinical Relief Case Continues: Charges Reinstated by Court of Appeals (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2013) The Michigan Court of Appeals has reinstated charges against seven people arrested in conjunction with the 2010 raid of the Clinical Relief medical marijuana facility in Ferndale. The charges had been dismissed, but Oakland County Clerk Jessica Cooper appealed.…
DIYSF hosts local charities raising funds through the sale of lemonade, popcorn, and cotton candy (provided by fair organizers), through tips from beer and cocktail service, and through parking proceeds.
Two different bars in Ferndale have been attacked by thieves three times in three days during the late night / early morning hours.
The Orchid bar on W. 9 Mile was victimized on Sept. 6th and 9th. Como’s Bar / Restaurant was attacked on Sept. 9th.
“The cats may very well haven given him one of their nine lives to him,” Sullivan said as he shared the story at Monday’s city council meeting.
Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide (Oakland Co. Press Release, Sept. 7, 2013) The Oakland County Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is launching a year-long prevention and awareness campaign during National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. 8-14. It will include messages on billboards and buses about what signs to look for to prevent suicide and…
Ferndale 115 News Editor and Publisher is tagging along on the ride (in a van, not on a bike), providing support to the riders and documenting the experience, so check back in next week for updates!
“Suicide is a major public health issue, but it is preventable,” said George Miller, Director of Oakland County Department of Health and Human Services. “It is important for everyone to recognize the warning signs and risk factors for suicide to prevent the loss of lives.”
“In the end we will have 7 communal masterpieces! It’s wonderful getting people together for the run and doing art to benefit the art programs in the Ferndale School District. It’s all about community and fun and everyone wins”, said Krista Johnston, co-organizer of the event.
Ferndale Detective Brendan Moore is the finalist in a National Anthem Singing Contest being held by Comerica Bank, with a chance to sing in front of an upcoming Detroit Tiger’s Game.
The prize also includes a Ticket package and a $10,000 grant for the Ferndale Police if Moore wins.
The witness described the driver as a white female in her 20s or 30s who appeared to be intoxicated. The vehicle was said to be a gold-colored Buick Century or a similar model that now has quite a bit of damage to the front of it.
Always a song playing in the background, he had a lifelong love and commitment to the arts, especially public school music programs. Remembered for his wit and quirky sense of humor, his love of the Big Bang Theory, Dilbert and anything that involved bacon.
Superintendent Gary Meier sent out a Back to School Welcome Letter, also posted on the Ferndale School’s website, which details some of those changes. These include increased breakfast and lunch prices, reduction in the availability of classes and activities, a switch to Common Core teaching standards, and changes to security protocols.
Pleasant Ridge Phone Snatchings Have Residents on Watch (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 2, 2013) Pleasant Ridge Police have asked residents to be aware of a series of cell phone thefts happening on the West side of Woodward near Poplar Park, Elm Park and Oxford Blvd. According to Officer Robert Reid the robbers are targeting people…
“The suspects pick a person walking with a cell phone in their hand. The passenger gets out of a car a few houses behind the person walking. The driver pulls the car ahead of the walker and waits….
During that time, both have developed their unique styles – Laura interpreting the natural world in the abstract and Sherry employing a pouring technique to capture the fluid reality of nature. Though their styles and techniques are quite different, the results produced by both Laura and Sherry are a feast for the eyes.
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