New Ferndale Superintendent Dania Bazzi Ready to Connect with Community

New Ferndale Superintendent Dania Bazzi Ready to Connect with Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 12, 2017) Ferndale, MI –  Dr. Dania Bazzi wants Ferndale Schools to be the heart of the community, and as she looks at the school year ahead her focus is on making strong connections. In her previous district, Galesburg-Agusta, Dr. Bazzi…

For Being Green it’s Gold for Novi, Bronze for Milford, Pleasant Ridge & Ferndale

For Being Green it’s Gold for Novi, Bronze for Milford, Pleasant Ridge & Ferndale (Compiled, July 3, 2017) NOVI, MILFORD, PLEASANT RIDGE, FERNDALE, MI – The City of Novi is one of just five communities in Michigan to receive a Gold certification in the Michigan Green Communities Challenge for its commitment to sustainability projects, from…

Two Lanes of WB I-696 to Remain Closed for Repair After Fire

Two Lanes of WB I-696 to Remain Closed for Repair After Fire (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – The Michigan Department of Transportation has issued a travel advisory impacting the Royal Oak area, stating: “WB 696 from 75 to Woodward, the left lane remains closed till end of the week for concrete repair…

Two Lanes of WB I-696 to Remain Closed for Repair After Fire

Two Lanes of WB I-696 to Remain Closed for Repair After Fire (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – The Michigan Department of Transportation has issued a travel advisory impacting the Royal Oak area, stating: “WB 696 from 75 to Woodward, the left lane remains closed till end of the week for concrete repair…

Tanker and Two Cars Crash and Burn on I 696, No Fatalities Reported

Tanker and Two Cars Crash and Burn on I 696, No Fatalities Reported (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 12, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – Cleanup continues on I-696 W just before Woodward Avenue after a tanker truck and two passenger vehicles that ended with explosions and fire. Firefighters on the scene said there were no…

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way (SOCRRA, June 5, 2017) Troy, MI – Recycling is about to get a lot easier for residents in SOCCRA communities. This summer SOCRRA will deliver a 65 gallon recycling cart to every single family household in its member communities.  And because SOCRRA is converting to…

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way

SOCRRA Communities Get Mixed Recycling, New Bins on the Way (SOCRRA, June 5, 2017) Troy, MI – Recycling is about to get a lot easier for residents in SOCCRA communities. This summer SOCRRA will deliver a 65 gallon recycling cart to every single family household in its member communities.  And because SOCRRA is converting to…

Pleasant Ridge Foundation Raises Over $40,000 for Community Center Improvements

Pleasant Ridge Foundation Raises Over $40,000 for Community Center Improvements (Crystal A. Proxmire, Photos: Thomas Treuter, June 3, 2017) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Plans are in the works for improvements around the Pleasant Ridge Community Center, and residents have been coming together to make it happen. The Pleasant Ridge Foundation held their 57th Annual Gala…

White Castle to Partner with Oakland County Times for Event Page

White Castle to Partner with Oakland County Times for Event Page (Oakland County Times, May 30, 2017) Ferndale, MI – After a bold move and a sweet story, Oakland County Times Publisher Crystal A. Proxmire and White Castle Systems are pleased to announce that White Castle will be partnering with the Detroit-area local news site…

Ferndale Narrows Superintendent Search Down to Six

Ferndale Narrows Superintendent Search Down to Six Ferndale, MI – On May 22nd, 2017,  the Ferndale Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to approve the selection of six candidates to interview to become our next Superintendent. ~Dania Bazzi, Superintendent, Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools ~Stephen Bigelow, Superintendent, Capac Community Schools ~Kay Elaster, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching &…

Lisa Williams is Back! Ferndale Schools Approves Principal Re-Hiring

Lisa Williams is Back!  Ferndale Schools Approves Principal Re-Hiring (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 15, 2017) Ferndale, MI – “I am so excited to be here to stand before you… I anticipate an awesome journey,” said Lisa Williams as she stood before the Ferndale School Board Monday night after they approved hiring her for the second…