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Ten Years of Community Journalism: Where We Go From Here

June 10th 2019

Ten Years of Community Journalism: Where We Go From Here (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2019) Ferndale, MI – The Oakland County Times began a decade ago with the launch of The Ferndale One-Fifteen News.  This online magazine came out on the first and fifteenth of each month for a couple of years before making […]

August Primary and Write-In Campaign Part of Rochester Hills 2019 Elections

June 10th 2019

August Primary and Write-In Campaign Part of Rochester Hills 2019 Elections (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 10, 2019) Rochester Hills, MI- Petitions are in, and candidates for positions in Rochester Hills know who they will face on the ballot.  Longtime Mayor Bryan Barnett is running another write-in campaign to retain his seat.  Barnett was first elected […]

Reporter Food: The Corner in Downtown Ferndale

June 10th 2019

Reporter Food: The Corner in Downtown Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 10, 2019) Ferndale, MI- Ferndale Pride gave me not one, but two, opportunities to try The Corner which is located at the corner of W. 9 Mile Road and Planavon. In the morning I had a junior reporter and her mother with me as […]

Farmington/F. Hills Education Foundation Inspires, Innovates, & Invests in Students

June 10th 2019

Farmington/F. Hills Education Foundation Inspires, Innovates, & Invests in Students (Aimee Ergas, Foundation Trustee, June 10, 2019) Farmington, Farmington Hills, MI -Creative teachers dream of having the resources to try innovative programs and techniques with their students, inspiring new thinking and new skills.  In the Farmington Public Schools, teachers have the opportunity to make some […]

Tales from the Oak Park Police Impound Auction

June 9th 2019

Tales from the Oak Park Police Impound Auction (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2019) Oak Park, MI- A morning of auctioning off vehicles impounded by police is not what one might think. There is not a fast-talking auctioneer, or a showcase of fancy cars confiscated from drug dealers.  There are, however, sometimes deals to be […]

Stars and Super Heroes Pack Motor City Comic Con

June 9th 2019

Stars and Super Heroes Pack Motor City Comic Con (Sam Gurwin, June 9, 2019) Novi, MI-  Another year of super-heroes, anime fiends and pop-culture enthusiasts gathered recently for the annual Motor City Comic Con at Suburban Showplace in Novi. We spent a Saturday and Sunday at this treasure trove of Comic Books, Sci-Fi & Movie […]

Storm Does Not Stop the Sea of Rainbows of Ferndale Pride

June 8th 2019

Storm Does Not Stop the Sea of Rainbows of Ferndale Pride (Olivia Hughes, Crystal Proxmire, June 8, 2019) Ferndale, MI – Ferndale’s ninth annual Pride Festival was held June 1st, celebrating the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Ally community (LGBTQIA+). Rainbows were everywhere – from flags, to clothes, to hair. As the festival […]

Royal Oak Police will be Cracking Down on Cruisers All Summer Long

June 8th 2019

Royal Oak Police will be Cracking Down on Cruisers All Summer Long (Royal Oak Police, June 8, 2019) Royal Oak, MI- Royal Oak police will be taking a zero-tolerance approach to illegal activity involving cruisers on Woodward. It falls on the police every year, once the weather turns warms, to depress any unlawful behavior along […]

Here’s What’s Being Done with $259,000 in Novi Parks Foundation Grants

June 8th 2019

Here’s What’s Being Done with $259,000 in Novi Parks Foundation Grants (Novi Parks Foundation, June 8, 2019) NOVI, MI – The Novi Parks Foundation is pleased to contribute $259,000 for the replacement of the Tim Pope Memorial Play Structure located at ITC Community Sports Park, funding of the City’s artist-in-residence program at the Villa Barr […]

Reporter Food: Hilton Road Cafe in Ferndale

June 7th 2019

Reporter Food: Hilton Road Cafe in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2019) Ferndale, MI – Over the past few weeks, Hilton Road Cafe (3150 Hilton Rd, Ferndale) has become a favorite breakfast/work spot for a very simple reason – great breakfast basics but with high quality, fresh ingredients.  There is nothing like fresh vegetables […]