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Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use […]

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6

August 10th 2014

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6 (press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   Oakland Literacy Council (OLC) asks that you mark your calendars for our Wild About Reading charity walk on September 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. All proceeds raised will […]

Hazel Park Art Fair Aug. 23-24

August 10th 2014

Hazel Park Art Fair Aug. 23-24 (press release, Aug. 10, 2014) The Hazel Park Art Fair (HPAF) strives to provide a high quality community nonprofit event where all sales profits remain with the participants and community as a whole in an effort to promote our neighborhoods and support charitable work through donations. Our goal is […]

Capturing Michigan: Exploring 50 Hikes in Michigan

August 9th 2014

Capturing Michigan: Exploring 50 Hikes in Michigan (Guest Column by Rebecca Hammond, Aug. 9, 2014) I am finding myself engaged in foolishness today, planning a hike to recapture the mood of yesterdays. It began in an ordinary manner and ended with a feeling of deep contentment, the world set right, with the rest of the […]

A Look at Data: Increased Births & Decreased Deaths in Oakland Co.

August 9th 2014

A Look at Data: Increased Births and Decreased Deaths in Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Director Emeritus, Data Driven Detroit / Mayor, Pleasant Ridge,Aug. 9, 2014) Have you looked around your community of late and noticed more strollers and small people o the streets? I know I have and recognize it as a sign that Pleasant […]

Michigan State Police Holding Recruiting Seminar Aug. 30

August 8th 2014

Michigan State Police Holding Recruiting Seminar Aug. 30 (MSP Press Release, Aug. 8, 2014) The Michigan State Police Second District will be holding a recruiting event on Saturday August 30, 2014 at Pontiac High School 1051 Arlene St., Pontiac, MI 48340. The seminar will run from 10:00am until 2:00pm. Interested career seekers are to arrive […]

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video)

August 7th 2014

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) Life is not always purr-fect in Pleasant Ridge, but visitors to City Hall do get an experience more adorable than in most cities. Guarding the cozy little City Hall and Police Department building is an unexpected resident – […]

Oak Park Gets their Summer Fest On!

August 6th 2014

Oak Park Gets their Summer Fest On! (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 6, 2014) Oak Park Summer Fest grew in its second year, with families and guests of all ages taking part in the two-day event.  Local artists showcased their work. The Oak Park Public Library had its used book sale.  Music and other performances graced […]

Transit, State Prop 1, Pot Proposals Pass, other Election Results

August 5th 2014

Transit Funding, State Prop 1, Pot Proposals Pass, and other Election Results (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 5, 2014) Unofficial election results are coming in, with this story being updated as information is available. Complete results for Oakland County can be found at the Oakland County Clerk’s Election Page at http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/MI/Oakland/52669/138245/en/summary.html. In Oak Park a Charter […]

Hazel Park Same Sex Marriage Case Scheduled for Aug. 6

August 5th 2014

Hazel Park Same Sex Marriage Case Scheduled for Aug. 6 Appeal Date (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 5, 2014, orig. June 17, 2014) The case of the Hazel Park couple who sued for equal access to marriage and second parent adoption by same sex couples has been scheduled to be heard by the 6th Circuit Court […]

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