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Knitters Needed to Yarn Bomb Birmingham

August 8th 2015

Knitters Needed to Yarn Bomb Birmingham (Birmingham Public Arts Board Press Release, Aug. 8, 2015) The Birmingham Public Arts Board is seeking volunteers to participate in its “Birmingham in Stitches” public art yarn bombing project. This project will involve knitting/crocheting large-scale objects for placement onto trees, parking meter posts, light posts, bicycle racks and benches. […]

View: How I Spent My Summer Vacation Being Monarch Momma

August 8th 2015

Guest View: How I Spent My Summer Vacation Being Monarch Momma (Alice McKeage, Aug. 8, 2015) Actually just kidding…I am retired, so every day is vacation! I became interested in the plight of the monarchs a number of years ago. My first move was to make sure my lawn feeding each year did not include […]

Transgender Woman Found Murdered in Detroit

August 8th 2015

Transgender Woman Found Murdered in Detroit (C. Proxmire, Aug. 8, 2015) A 20 year old transgender woman was found murdered this morning according to a statement by Equality Michigan. The release states: The body of 20-year old Amber Monroe was found murdered in Detroit this morning. Early reports claim that she was shot, but information […]

Another Year of Ferndale Pub Crawl Memories Made

August 8th 2015

Another Year of Ferndale Pub Crawl Memories Made (Larry Mills, photographer Aug. 8, 2015) The 2015 Ferndale Pub Crawl went smoothly on July 31 with about 500 registered crawlers participating.  Groups met at Twist Night Club and headed out to enjoy the nightlife of Downtown Ferndale.  Dino’s Lounge, M-Brew, Soho and Secreto were among the […]

A Grand New Entrance to Pontiac High Thanks to GM Student Corps

August 7th 2015

A Grand New Entrance to Pontiac High Thanks to GM Student Corps (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 6, 2015)   “These kids are never going to look at their school the same again,” said Lew Elbert, a retired engineer who helped lead a group of ten Pontiac High School students through a summer of hands-on learning […]

Man Shoots Self in Face with Gun He Thought was Unloaded

August 7th 2015

Man Shoots Self in Face with Gun He Thought was Unloaded (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 7, 2015) FROM DAY SHIFT:  08-06-2015 THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT:  08-07-2015 INCIDENT: 0639 Hours – City of Pontiac – Accidental Shooting #15-126251 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Ridgemont for a reported shooting victim. Upon arrival Deputies discovered […]

Skilled Trades Training Fund Info Sessions Aug. 25 and Sept. 2

August 7th 2015

Skilled Trades Training Fund Info Sessions Aug. 25 and Sept. 2 (Oakland County Michigan Works event listing) Skilled Trades Training Fund Employer Information Session August 25 from 1:30-3:30 p.m./ Sept. 2 from 9-11 a.m. The Skilled Trades Training Fund provides training for employers to enhance talent, productivity, and retention while increasing the quality of Michigan’s […]

Dirty Basement Blues Band at Southfield Library Aug. 19

August 7th 2015

Dirty Basement Blues Band at Southfield Library Aug. 19 (event listing) Dirty Basement Blues will perform at the Southfield Public Library on Wednesday, August 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library’s Meeting Room. General admission is $5 or $3 for Friends of the Southfield Public Library members. There is no charge for children under 12. […]

Oakland County International Airport 30th Annual Air Show Aug. 23

August 7th 2015

Oakland County International Airport 30th Annual Air Show Aug. 23 (event listing press release 2015) The Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House & Air Show soars to new heights as it marks its 30th year Sunday, Aug. 23. This family-friendly event, which runs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., will coincide with the grand opening […]

Interview: Raylon Leaks-May, Candidate for Ferndale City Council (video)

August 6th 2015

Interview: Raylon Leaks-May, Candidate for Ferndale City Council (video) (C. Proxmire, Aug. 6, 2015) After living in Ferndale for 25 years, being an active parent to five children, and serving on the Ferndale Board of Education for over two and a half years, Raylon Leaks-May has decided to run for City Council in the Nov. […]