Survey Says: Employers Seek More Skilled Workers

Survey Says: Employers Seek More Skilled Workers (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 26, 2013) A major survey conducted by Oakland County shows that employers are having trouble finding, and connecting with, skilled workers. The Skills Needs Assessment Project was presented to over 200 college administrators, employment consultants and civic leaders on Wednesday. Oakland County Executive L.…

Boys and Girls Club Opens Kulick Center Location

Boys and Girls Club Opens Kulick Center Location (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 25, 2013)   Starting Oct. 7, the Kulick Community Center will be the new home of the Boys and Girls Club.  Since 2009 the center has hosted a drop-in teen center in conjunction with the club, a program that sees 20-25 students a…

2013 Regional Storm Water Summit Oct. 4

2013 Regional Storm Water Summit Oct. 4 (Pure Oakland Water Press Release, Sept. 20, 2013) Friday, October 4, 2013 at Lawrence Technological University Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m. Who Should Attend: – Regional and Local Elected Officials and Staff – Industry Providers and Stakeholders – Environmental Groups – Students and Interested Public…

DESIGN Events To Fight AIDS, Showcase Detroit

DESIGN Events To Fight AIDS, Showcase Detroit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2013, orig. Between the Lines Issue 2132) Elegance, originality and the spirit of Detroit combine for one of Michigan AIDS Coalition’s most prominent fundraisers of the year Dining By Design by DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). The three-day fundraiser is hosted by…

Stranger Danger: Man Tries to Lure Student into Car on Pinecrest

Stranger Danger: Man Tries to Lure Student into Car on Pinecrest (Ferndale Schools, Sept. 18,2013) On the morning of September 17, 2013, an FHS student reported being followed by a large white four-door car (possibly a Crown Victoria) by a white man in his 50s wearing a dark blue shirt. He had gray hair and…

Ferndale Police Report: Three Arrested in Stolen Subaru

Ferndale Police Report: Three Arrested in Stolen Subaru (Lt. William Wilson, Sept. 17, 2013) On 09/17/13 at about 2:30 a.m. a Ferndale patrol officer noticed a 2005 Subaru Legacy suspiciously leaving the lot of Hodges Subaru on Woodward. When the officer made an effort to stop the vehicle, the three occupants got out of the…

Ferndale Businesses Talk Woodward Rapid Transit (video)

Ferndale Businesses Talk Woodward Rapid Transit (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 17, 2013) Big changes could be coming to Woodward Avenue if plans go forward for a rapid transit bus line going from Downtown Detroit all the way to Pontiac. The project is being contemplated by the recently formed Regional Transit Authority and other stakeholder…

Oakland County Takes Action to Prevent Suicide

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…

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission

Abortion-Related Resolution Riles County Commission (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 30, 2013) Right to Life Michigan, Mother and Unborn Baby Care, Save the One and Personhood USA were on hand for Thursday’s Oakland County Commission meeting where Republican Commissioners Christine Long and Jim Runstead introduced a “respect life” resolution. Democrat Mattie Hatchet also requested to be…

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate

Medicaid Expansion Passes Senate (C. Proxmire, Aug. 28, 2013) After a bunch of partisan back-and-forth, made more complex by disagreements within the Republican Party, the state Senate approved expanding Medicaid to cover a larger group of low-income residents. A similar bill passed the House earlier this year, and the next step is for the House…

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court

Study Shows Results for Mental Health Court (Michigan Supreme Court Press Release, Aug. 23, 2013) A three-year evaluation of 10 Michigan mental health courts finds that participants re-offend at significantly lower levels than comparable groups of offenders who do not participate in the mental health courts. The evaluation, which was conducted by the State Court…

Readers Share their Dream Cruise Pictures

Readers Share their Dream Cruise Pictures (Aug. 19, 2013) The 19th annual Dream Cruise has come and gone, and Ferndale 115 News readers have the pictures to prove it! Readers from all along the Woodward Corridor have shared their Dream Cruise memories, including Jim Thienel of Waterford who saw a pretty blue Mustang lose control…

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video)

TRU Executive Director Talks About Public Transit (video) (C. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2013) Advocating for better public transit and keeping the public informed has been the task of Transportation Riders United for the past 15 years. And with all the changes and discussions taking place, the nonprofit transportation advocacy group has been keeping very busy.…

Retiring Pleasant Ridge City Manager Sherry Ball Shares Memories (video)

Retiring Pleasant Ridge City Manager Sherry Ball Shares Memories (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 24, 2013) After 26 years of service to the people of Pleasant Ridge, Sherry Ball is ready to say farewell, and get busy spending more time with her grand-kids. For the past 15 years she’s been the City Manager of the…

Teen Hospitalized After Car-Bike Accident on Woodward

Teen Hospitalized After Car-Bike Accident on Woodward (Crystal Proxmire, July 9, 2013) A 17-year-old male from Huntington Woods was struck by an SUV on Woodward Tuesday afternoon around 3:15pm near Sylvan in Pleasant Ridge while riding his bike. According to those who know him, the teen is hospitalized with serious injuries, including a head injury.…

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