*County News*

Girl Scouts Earn Bikes and Lesson in Building Them

December 7th 2015

Girl Scouts Earn Bikes and Lesson in Building Them (Girl Scouts of SE Michigan, Dec. 7, 2015) Some lucky Girl Scouts recently earned free bicycles—and they REALLY earned them! Ten Juniors, Cadettes and Seniors learned how to completely take bikes apart and rebuild them as part of the Youth Earn-A-Bike program at Back Alley Bikes […]

Communities Come Together for 2015 Holiday Parade in Pontiac

December 5th 2015

Communities Come Together for 2015 Holiday Parade in Pontiac (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 5, 2015) Pontiac, MI – The heart of Oakland County beat loudly on Saturday, with sounds of holiday cheer filling Saginaw Street in Downtown Pontiac for the annual Holiday Extravaganza Parade. Marching bands from multiple schools, including Waterford, White Lake and Milford, […]

Sheriff’s Dept. and Police Return Military Items to the Feds

December 3rd 2015

Sheriff’s Dept. and Local Police Agencies Return Military Items to the Feds (C. Proxmire, Dec. 3, 2015) Pontiac, MI – Across the county, local law enforcement agencies are turning in their armored vehicles, grenade launchers, bayonets, high caliber rifles and other items that are now prohibited or controlled as acquisitions from Federal agencies due to […]

Another Step Closer: A Look at the Gordie Howe Bridge

December 1st 2015

Another Step Closer: A Look at the Gordie Howe Bridge (Guest View by Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG, Dec. 1, 2015) Last week, Canada celebrated the opening of the Herb Gray Parkway – essentially a $1.4-billion driveway to the new Gordie Howe Bridge. Michael Cautillo, head of the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, charged with building and operating the […]

Analysis: Marriage and Divorce Trends in Oakland County

December 1st 2015

Analysis: Marriage and Divorce Trends in Oakland County (Guest View by Kurt Metzger, Dec. 1, 2015) I have been married for 37 years and, as a result, have a very personal interest in its success and permanence. However, the institution of marriage took on a great deal more importance for me two years ago. That […]

Job Listings ~ Dec. 1, 2015

December 1st 2015

Job Listings ~ Dec. 1, 2015 Welcome to this edition’s Job Listing.  This list is compiled from several sources, but primarily by Ferndale Michigan Works.  There are several Michigan Works Office through Oakland County that provide valuable services to job seekers and employers.  Check out the Ferndale Michigan Works site at http://www.ferndaleschools.org/community/miworks/job-flash/. Company: Stansley Industries […]

County Executive Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees

November 18th 2015

County Executive Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees (C. Proxmire, Nov. 18, 2015)   Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson wants to put an end to a development project in Pontiac specifically for Syrian refugees. According to The Oakland Press, developers have purchased 120 lots on 10 Pontiac city blocks west of Woodward near […]

Nessel Talks to Students about Supreme Court Win, Next Fight (video)

November 16th 2015

Nessel Talks to Students about Supreme Court Win, Next Fight (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 16, 2015) When the case of DeBoer v. Snyder made it to the Supreme Court and found success among other cases securing the right of same-sex couples to marry, it happened because of many people coming together to argue, fund, […]

Historical Preservation Themed Planners Gathering, In a Calf Barn Setting Dec. 4

November 16th 2015

Historical Preservation Themed Planners Gathering, In a Calf Barn Setting Dec. 4 (EVENT page, via Oakland County Blog) As a 2015 Barn of the Year, designated as such by the Michigan Barn Preservation Network, the 1927 Calf Barn at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm offers much to consider for those with an […]

How to Change Your Name in Michigan

November 15th 2015

Local Lawyer Love: How to Change Your Name in Michigan (Erica Moise, Nov. 15, 2015)   I’ve been getting quite a few requests for information regarding how to legally change your name. If you don’t want to hire a lawyer, and you want to do it yourself, I’ve decided to publish the outlined process for […]

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