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Presidential Primary and Some Local Issues on March 8 Ballot

March 8th 2016

Presidential Primary and Some Local Issues on March 8 Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 8, 2016 republished from March 6) March 8 is the Michigan Presidential Primary, as well as a day for some local level decisions to be made. For information on the Presidential candidates check out Ballotpedia’s guide at https://ballotpedia.org/Presidential_candidates,_2016#Prominent_candidates. In Birmingham voters […]

Maggots, Slime and Stars All Part of Girl Scouts Robotics Expo

March 2nd 2016

Maggots, Slime and Stars All Part of Girl Scouts Robotics Expo (GSSEM Blog, March 2, 2016) Bloomfield Hills, MI – GSSEM Junior FIRST LEGO League (JFLL) and FIRST LEGO League Teams (FLL) got a chance to present trash in a whole new way this weekend at the Cranbrook Institute of Science’s Kaleidoscope of Science Fun […]

…Buddy’s Pizza Benefit for Capuchin Soup Kitchen April 4

March 2nd 2016

Slice for Life at Buddy’s Pizza Benefit for Capuchin Soup Kitchen April 4 (EVENT page) 40th Annual Buddy’s Pizza “Slice for Life” benefit for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen Monday, April 4, 2016 11a-10p Any Buddy’s Pizza location. Please join us on Monday, April 4, 2016, to help us celebrate our 40th Annual Buddy’s Pizza “Slice […]

Historic Preservation Advocacy Day March 23

February 26th 2016

Historic Preservation Advocacy Day March 23 (EVENT page) Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Christman University, Ground Floor, The Christman Building 208 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! Lunch Sponsorship Form To provide value throughout the entire day for our members, we are providing educational opportunities, however; please note the legislative appointments need to […]

Resources and Info: Stuff to Know When it Snows

February 24th 2016

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2015) Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]

MSU Extension Creates Resource about Lead Exposure

February 23rd 2016

MSU Extension Creates Resource about Lead Exposure (MSU Extension Press Release, Feb. 24, 2016) EAST LANSING, Michigan – The national spotlight is on Flint as it deals with wide-ranging issues related to lead in the water supply, but lead exposure is not just a Flint problem. In fact, hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents, including […]

Campaign Training for Women March 12

February 21st 2016

Campaign Training for Women March 12 (EVENT page) Join the Women Officials for a non-partisan Campaign Training for Women Saturday, March 12, 2016 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Lunch provided onsite Location: Oakland University Oakland Center Gold Rooms A, B, C Topics include: Effective Campaign Planning Message Development Lunchtime program includes a panel of women […]

State of the County Speech Video Now Available (video)

February 20th 2016

State of the County Speech Video Now Available (video) (compiled, Feb. 20, 2016) In case you missed the State of the County speech by County Executive L. Brooks Patterson on Feb. 10, here is the video courtesy of Oakland County. Highlights include the 40 Under 40 class introduction, information about the widening of I-75, a […]

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

February 19th 2016

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the […]

Public Hearing on System-Wide Water Rate Increase Set for March 2

February 7th 2016

Public Hearing on System-Wide Water Rate Increase Set for March 2 (EVENT page) Detroit, MI – The Great Lakes Water Authority will be hosting a public meeting to discuss a 4.3% rate increase to the municipalities that buy water wholesale from the system. The Great Lakes Regional Water Authority was created last year as part […]

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