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Downtown Royal Oak Spooktacular Oct. 26

October 17th 2014

Downtown Royal Oak Spooktacular Oct. 26 (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Oct. 17, 2014)   Downtown Royal Oak presents the annual Spooktacular event for the whole family! Parents are invited to bring their children in their Halloween costumes for trick-or-treating at downtown businesses on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 2-4 p.m. Trick-or-Treat at over 50 downtown […]

50 Years of MDCR #6: Todd Morrison… (video)

October 16th 2014

50 Years of MDCR #6: Todd Morrison of Michigan Deaf Association (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 16, 2014) As the rallying cry for fairness is loud for people based on race, religion or sexual orientation, the advocacy for those with disabilities – particularly the deaf community – are disproportionately silent, says Todd Morrison, Director of […]

FEMA Brings Aid to SE Michigan

October 16th 2014

FEMA Brings Aid to SE Michigan (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 16, 2014) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that more than $51.8 million in federal disaster grants and loans has been approved for Michigan survivors of the Aug. 11-13 storms and flooding. According to a FEMA press release, as of close of business Oct. […]

Hazel Park Hosts 6th Annual Zombie Walk Oct. 25

October 15th 2014

Hazel Park Hosts 6th Annual Zombie Walk Oct. 25 (Compiled, Oct. 15, 2014)   Hazel Park Zombie Walk is a gathering of the undead to support local food pantries. Description Welcome Zombies: To the 6th annual Hazel Park Zombie Walk! WHAT IS A ZOMBIE WALK, YOU ASK? It’s when a bunch of zombies roam the […]

Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Shadow Cast Oct. 24-30

October 15th 2014

Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Shadow Cast Oct. 24-30 (DATC press release, Oct. 15, 2014) The DATC actors take the stage in a new way! Thanks to Criterian Pictures, we will be showing the cult classic “Rocky Horror Picture Show” accompanied with a stellar shadow cast. So come on out you Transylvanians and party […]

Troy Transit Center Opens

October 14th 2014

Troy Transit Center Opens (Crystal A. Proxmire, photos by Megan Owens of Transportation Riders United, Oct. 14, 2014) Tucked away behind a shopping center at Coolidge and Maple Roads, Troy’s new Transit Center is now open. The $6.3 million facility took 14 years to complete due to legal issues over property ownership between the City […]

Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery of Magic Cleaners in Pontiac

October 14th 2014

Suspect Sought in Armed Robbery of Magic Cleaners in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Oct. 14, 2014) INCIDENT: 14:55 Hrs. – Oct. 13 – City of Pontiac- Armed Robbery -#14-162313 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the 700 block of West Huron (Magic Cleaners) for an Armed Robbery. The complainant stated that the suspect inquired about having […]

Rochester Hills Fire Safety and Emergency Vehicle Day Oct. 18th

October 14th 2014

Rochester Hills Fire Safety and Emergency Vehicle Day Oct. 18th The Rochester Hills Fire and EMS Department is having an Emergency Vehicle Display and Demonstration on October 18th from 9:00 am to noon at the Home Depot on Avon Road. Children will have the opportunity to practice escaping from a simulated fire in the fire […]

Poll Worker Pay Varies by City, Ferndale May Vote to Increase

October 13th 2014

Poll Worker Pay Varies by City, Ferndale May Vote to Increase (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 13, 2014) Competition from other cities is one of the reasons Ferndale has struggled to attract people to work the polls on Election Day, said City Clerk Cherilynn Brown in a memo to City Council. That’s why Brown and the […]

Giving Back and Building HOPE: Michael Mirto

October 13th 2014

Giving Back and Building HOPE: Michael Mirto (Crystal A. Proxmire) Michael Mirto could have been a farmer, but the universe had other plans. Instead of growing strawberries, the 37-year-old Development Director cultivates support for SE Michigan’s LGBT population through his volunteer efforts at The HOPE Fund, which is part of the Community Foundation for Southeast […]