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Suspect in Attempted Abduction in Royal Oak Leads Police on Chase

May 30th 2015

Suspect in Attempted Abduction in Royal Oak Leads Police on Chase (C. Proxmire, May 30, 2015)  A man accused of attempting to abduct a child in Royal Oak was arrested Friday after a police chase ending in Warren at I-96 and Van Dyke.  According to WJBK,  the chase happened around 9pm.  Michigan State Police Lt. […]

Zen Music @ the Southfield Public Library June 3

May 30th 2015

Zen Music @ the Southfield Public Library June 3 (event listing) The Southfield Public Library will host musician Ya Tafari for a Zen Music program on Wednesday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room. With the use of a keyboard and a harp, music consultant and practitioner Ya Tafari will show us […]

Guest View: “Sundown Towns” Inspires Thoughts…

May 29th 2015

Guest View: “Sundown Towns” Inspires Thoughts on “Keep Out” Signs People Share (Kathleen LaTosch, orig at “White Voices on Race,” May 29, 2015) I’m reading “Sundown Towns” by James Loewen.  It’s a fascinating deep dive into the circumstances that resulted in today’s suburbia being nearly all white and inner cities being nearly all black.  A […]

June Business Workshops Offered by Oakland County

May 29th 2015

June Business Workshops Offered by Oakland County (Oakland County press release, May 29, 20150 Are you just starting your business or in need some understanding of the legal considerations? One of these classes may be just for you.​ Business owners and entrepreneurs can greatly benefit from one of the many seminars offered by the Oakland […]

Ferndale Library Superhero-Themed Summer Reading: Kick Off June 20

May 29th 2015

Ferndale Library Superhero-Themed Summer Reading: Kick Off June 20 (Ferndale Area District Library, May 29, 2015 Be a hero this summer at the Ferndale Area District Library! FADL’s annual Summer Reading Program takes off on June 20 with a spectacular kickoff party at Garbutt Park. Kids and adults, teens and tweens, library patrons of ALL ages are […]

Pedestrian Struck by Minivan in Downtown Royal Oak

May 29th 2015

Pedestrian Struck by Minivan in Downtown Royal Oak (Royal Oak Police, May 29, 2015)   A 56-year-old Commerce Township resident was transported to William Beaumont Hospital after being struck by a minivan near the intersection of W. Sixth Street and S. Washington. The victim was unconscious and suffered significant injuries. Two individuals in the immediate […]

Berkley City-Wide Garage Sale Saturday, June 27

May 29th 2015

Berkley City-Wide Garage Sale Saturday, June 27 (event listing) The Berkley Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the Community Garage Sale is returning this year as part of SummerFest. The Community Garage Sale will take place on Friday, June 26 from 1 – 6 pm and on Saturday June 27 from 9 am […]

Charity… Yoga Camp

May 28th 2015

Charity Seeks to Send At Risk Girls from Ferndale, OP and Berkley to Yoga Camp (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 28, 2015) For Carla Krzysiak, being able to attend summer camp for underprivileged youth helped her grow into the kind of person she is today. Sending kids to yoga camp is one of the reasons she […]

Growing Good Karma in The Rust Belt’s New Garden

May 28th 2015

Growing Good Karma in The Rust Belt’s New Garden (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 28, 2015) What used to be concrete, wood chips, bushes and landscaping grass is now a rich organic gardening space alongside the Rust Belt Market at the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward in Ferndale. Several weeks were spent tearing out the […]

Help Name Royal Oak’s Latest Police K-9

May 28th 2015

Help Name Royal Oak’s Latest Police K-9 (Royal Oak Police, May 28, 2015) The Royal Oak Police Department is turning to Facebook fans for help naming its newest recruit. Officer Michael Stajich will travel to the Vohne Liche Kennels in Indiana on June 3 to select and train the department’s newest police dog. Police say […]