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oc115.com – Best Stories of 2015

January 1st 2016

oc115.com – Best Stories of 2015 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 1, 2015) Ferndale, MI – 2015 was an amazing year for the Oakland County 115 News as we began growing in new communities, and as we tackled some challenging stories.  We also got some nice recognition in other publications, including The Detroit News, Downtown Publications, […]

Got a Drone for Christmas? Here’s what to do with it

January 1st 2016

Got a Drone for Christmas? Here’s what to do with it (NYC Drone Film Festival Press Release, Jan. 1, 2015) NEW YORK, NY – The FAA estimates that as many as one million drones made an appearance under the Christmas tree this holiday season. If you’re a new drone owner, you might want to consider […]

US Postal Service Raising Shipping Rates, Service Fees

December 30th 2015

US Postal Service Raising Shipping Rates, Service Fees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 30, 2015) Washington, DC – The price of first class stamps will stay the same, but the costs of shipping and other services offered though the United States Postal Service (USPS) are going up. The increases, approved in October, begin Jan. 17, 2016. […]

Environmental Impact of the Holidays

December 30th 2015

Environmental Impact of the Holidays (SOCRRA press release, Dec. 30, 2015) The holiday season is another time of year to consider the three R’s—reduce, reuse and recycle. Consider these stats as you enjoy the season and commit to waste reduction and recycling this year as part of your celebration…. Approximately 1.5 billion cards are sent […]

FDA Changes Policy on Gay Men Donating Blood

December 30th 2015

FDA Changes Policy on Gay Men Donating Blood (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 30, 3015) Washington, DC – The FDA announced on Dec. 21 that men who had sex with men (MSM) would be allowed to donate blood as long as they had not had sexual contact in over a year. Previously there was a lifetime […]

Step Forward Program Helps Save Homes from Foreclosure

December 28th 2015

Step Forward Program Helps Save Homes from Foreclosure (Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner Press Release, Dec. 28, 2015) Southfield, MI – With foreclosures causing as much as an 8 percent loss in property values of neighboring homes, according to the Federal Reserve of Boston, and Oakland County losing $14 billion in taxable value during the […]

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling

December 28th 2015

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling (Nan Kerr-Mueller, Dec. 28, 2015) Oakland County, MI – Last month I started a quest to find some counseling help for a young adult in my life. They did not currently have health insurance and were having trouble finding someone that would see them. I started with Easter Seals as […]

Oakland County Parks Taking Applications for Summer Jobs

December 27th 2015

Oakland County Parks Taking Applications for Summer Jobs (Oakland County Parks and Recreation Press Release, Dec. 27, 2015) Oakland County, MI – Calling all college students, senior citizens, high school students age 16 and older, and adults who enjoy working outdoors! Now is the time to start thinking about 2016 summer employment opportunities at Oakland County Parks.* Applications […]

Guest View: Getting Community Solar in Oakland County

December 27th 2015

Guest View: Getting Community Solar in Oakland County (Andrew Sarpolis, Dec. 27, 2015) Novi, MI – In the past decade, Oakland County has seen tremendous growth in renewable energy and energy efficiency jobs. Although many people may not think they come into contact with these new industries, the truth is that the renewable energy industry […]

Collection of Holiday Stories from oc115

December 24th 2015

Collection of Holiday Stories from oc115 (Dec. 24, 2015) Happy Holidays from oc115! Pontiac, MI – At the oc115, we believe every day has the possibility for love, gratitude, kindness and celebration.  This is the time of year when people come together for festivities of many kinds. Whatever you may cherish, we hope it is […]

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