In Midst of Principal Search, Ferndale Schools Removes Hiring of Family Policy

In Midst of Principal Search, Ferndale Schools Removes Hiring of Family Policy (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2017) Ferndale, MI – With one Trustee recusing themselves and one no vote, the Ferndale School Board today voted to remove a policy that would prevent the hiring of a relative to the professional staff of Ferndale Schools.…

Car Insurance, Hiring Felons, Income Tax and More Discussed with Ferndale Seniors

Car Insurance, Hiring Felons, Income Tax and More Discussed with Ferndale Seniors (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2017) Ferndale, MI – On a day where the Legislature was on Spring Break, State Representative Robert Wittenberg was still working, taking time to visit with constituents of the 27th District.  The Ferndale Seniors group welcomed him as…

Seniors Can Apply for Robert A. Schuele Scholarship

Seniors Can Apply for Robert A. Schuele Scholarship (Boys and Girls Club of Oakland Macomb Counties, April 11, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – Click here for the link to the online application.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2017SchueleScholarshipApplication The Robert A. Schuele Scholarship Committee has secured funding for the release of another four-year full-ride scholarship opportunity. Applications and supportive materials…

Ferndale Youth Assistance Awards Show a Community that Helps Kids

Ferndale Youth Assistance Awards Show a Community that Helps Kids (Alissa Malerman, March 26, 2017) FERNDALE – The Ferndale Youth Assistance Program welcomed students, teachers, elected officials and law officers as they pulled up chairs in the very crowded University High School cafeteria to honor contributions of the community’s young volunteers during the Jack and…

Ferndale Superintendent Blake Prewitt Accepted for Lakeview Position UPDATED

Ferndale Superintendent Blake Prewitt Accepted for Lakeview Position (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 23, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale School Superintendent Blake Prewitt has been accepted for the position of Superintendent of Lakeview Schools.  According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, discussion lasted over six hours, with the vote to hire Prewitt being made just after midnight…

Ferndale School Board Welcomes Sandra N. Dukhie as Trustee

Ferndale School Board Welcomes Sandra N. Dukhie as Trustee (C. Proxmire, March 17, 2017_ Ferndale, MI – Sandra N. Dukhie was appointed March 2017 to complete a six-year term of the Ferndale School Board that will conclude December 31, 2018. A statement from Ferndale Schools stated “Sandra is an Eagle through and through. Her family’s…

Ferndale Schools Kids Get Celebrity Guest Readers (videos)

Ferndale Schools Kids Get Celebrity Guest Readers (videos) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Students in Ferndale Upper and Ferndale Lower Elementary Schools had special guest visitors Friday in celebration of National Reading Month. State Representative Robert Wittenberg of the 27th District read to two classes on Friday and had several other…

Nine Candidates to be Interviewed for Ferndale School Board

Nine Candidates to be Interviewed for Ferndale School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 14, 2017) Ferndale, MI –  Nine candidates have applied to fill the vacancy on the Ferndale School Board left by the recent resignation of Trustee Amy Butters. Stacey Walters, Brad Dahlhofer, Michael J. Gordon, Andrew Cissell, Sandra Dukhie, Joseph Scott, Cheryl Yapo,…

Amy Butters Resigns, Ferndale School Board Seeks New Member

Amy Butters Resigns, Ferndale School Board Seeks New Member (Ferndale Schools, Feb. 27, 2017) Ferndale, Michigan- Ferndale Schools Board of Education Trustee Mrs. Amy Butters resigned from her position on the Board effective yesterday, February 26th, 2017.  Mrs. Butters has served on the School Board since she was elected to a six year term beginning…

Residents Discuss The Road to Redistricting Reform

Residents Discuss The Road to Redistricting Reform (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2017) Pleasant Ridge, MI – The idea that “voters should pick their representatives instead of representatives picking their voters” is one that proponents of redistricting reform hope will resonate with residents regardless of their political persuasion. Many people are unfamiliar with how the…

Demonstrations Show Support for Refugees and Immigrants

Demonstrations Show Support for Refugees and Immigrants (Leslie Ellis, Jan. 29, 2017) Hamtramck and Detroit, MI  – Shouts of “No hate! No fear! Refugees are welcome here!” rang out Sunday in Hamtramck and at Detroit Metropolitan Airport as thousands of people protested President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban on refugees and immigrants from seven mainly…

Community Conversation about Redistricting Feb. 1

Community Conversation about Redistricting Feb. 1 (EVENT page) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Gerrymandering and Non-Partisan Redistricting are important topics in Michigan. Join us for an informational presentation and discussion on these topics with Kevin Deegan-Krause. Kevin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Wayne State University, and has a passion for a fair voting…

Ferndale Blessings in a Backpack Needs Volunteers

Ferndale Blessings in a Backpack Needs Volunteers (Ferndale Schools, Jan. 27, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Blessings in a Backpack, a program that feeds students on free/reduced lunch in the district every weekend during the school year, is looking for more help! We are reaching out to staff and the community to encourage people to join…

Fire at 555 Building Closes Woodward Ave. in Birmingham

Fire at 555 Building Closes Woodward Ave. in Birmingham (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 22, 2016) Birmingham, MI – A fire at the 555 Building on Woodward required at least five fire departments to respond and Woodward Avenue to be closed while the flames were doused and the building secured.  There are no reported fatalities or…

Suspected Package Thief Arrested in Pleasant Ridge

Suspected Package Thief Arrested in Pleasant Ridge (Pleasant Ridge Police, Dec. 21, 2016) Pleasant Ridge, MI -On Wednesday December 20, 2016 Pleasant Ridge Police arrested a 24 year old Southfield man for stealing packages from a porch in Pleasant Ridge. Undercover officers from Troy Police and Royal Oak police were watching the suspect as he…