Rather than a one-on-one exchange, members list time and services they can offer to other members in the pool and post their needs or wants. Members earn and spend Time Hours when those requests are completed.
She was not different, she was not special for it, or some kind of mutant: she was my sister, she has always been my sister, and she always will be. Gay or straight, she’s my big sister, my best friend.
Ferndale Recreation Director Jill Manchik was egg-static with the turnout, stating “We had just over 100 kids show up, which is egg-cellent!”
“How many more times will we get something from our legislature that we can’t undo?” That’s the main question posed by Ferndale resident Bill Lucas. Lucas has started a petition to amend the State Constitution by striking out language that allows legislation to be referendum-proof if there are appropriations attached.
The decrease in students comes with a $259,000 loss in revenue to the District. However, if district-based students could be wooed in, the loss could be reduced.
Conference Addresses LGBT Issues in Education – SOGI 2013 (Crystal A. Proxmire, orig. Between the Lines, March 21, 2013) Oakland University’s conference area was packed with counselors, teachers and school administrators for the second annual SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) Issues in Education Conference earlier this month. The daylong series of speeches and workshops…
The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has come out with a new way to explore and enjoy Downtown Ferndale. Their new Downtown Ferndale Tours page of their website features three tours that visitors can view online, watch and listen to on their mobile devices, or print in pdf. form
Ferndale Schools were named one of the 2013 Best Communities in the Nation for Music Education for the third year in a row by the NAMM Foundation. Ferndale is one of 11 communities in Michigan to receive this designation.
The opening is dependent on the complex licensing process, including having bottling labels approved, but they are aiming for Memorial Day. City Council approved a resolution in support of Schramm’s license at their March 11th council meeting.
Remember, although these are tips geared toward young people, all of us, especially the adults who taught and coached Mario throughout his years in the Ferndale Schools, will benefit from these support strategies.
It was just on Feb. 15 that Joe Mahan was honored at a Ferndale basketball game with the dedication of a scoreboard in his honor. “Joe Mahan, Voice of the Eagles,” reads the board, honoring over 60 years of youth mentorship and support of local sports programs.
On March 19, at age 86, Mahan passed away…
Chris and Tiffany Best of The Rust Belt Market have reached their $20,000 Kickstarter goal to help them remodel their large artists’ market. Now the real work begins, as they prepare to create an event space that will allow them to host events during the week without worrying about the security of the artists who have booth areas at the market.
The City of Ferndale has released a video to teach people how to use the multi-space parking meters which are expected to be back online March 25.
The National Conference for Media Reform is less than three weeks away! Thanks to advertising purchases by readers and local businesses I’ve raised almost enough money to be able to make it.
Lawrence Street Gallery presents their seventeenth annual photography exhibit, a juried show expected to draw submissions from approximately 100 area photographers.
Another way the Chamber connects is through their annual Community Connection Breakfast at Ferndale High School. This event is a chance for local business owners to meet Ferndale Schools students and learn about their educational experiences. The event is particularly geared towards real estate professionals who may want to tout the benefits of Ferndale Schools
“All the leads are fabulous vocally. The costumes are outstanding,” says producer Judy Donlin. “With two casts, people can come more than once and see a different perspective.” Nearly 100 students are taking part in the production (46 cast, 25 pit, 25 crew).
Ferndale Rotary teamed up with Capuchin Soup Kitchen this year for their annual Winter Warm Up Soup Contest, held at Shriner’s Silver Garden in Southfield. The grand event featured soups from several local businesses as well as gourmet desserts and a large silent auction.
“A Ferndale High School student died on March 14 after collapsing at school following a training practice with the track team. Mario Campbell, age 16, was a junior.
‘Grief counselors were at the high school on Friday morning to support students and staff. The district’s counseling and social work staff were also asked to start their day at FHS.
The Taco Bell at 21900 Woodward is closed so that owners can tear the building down and put a new one up. The project is expected to take approximately three months, according to site plans that were approved by City Council in November.