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15 Things we Love at the Rust Belt Market

July 15th 2016

15 Things we Love at the Rust Belt Market (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 15, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The Rust Belt Market is home to dozens of artisan vendors with a variety of locally made gifts and products for the home. This weekend oc115 decided to check out the market and share some of our […]

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees

July 15th 2016

Guest Column: The Value of Street Trees (Robert J. Gibbs, AICP, ASLA, July 15, 2016) Trees are an indispensable component of good neighborhoods. When the right species are planted in the right place and cared for properly, many benefits are realized. Street trees soften hardscapes, buffer pedestrians from moving vehicles, and create “outdoor rooms” that […]

Poem: A Little Bit of Change

July 15th 2016

Poem: A Little Bit of Change (Lisa Baek, July 15, 2016)   Money is money. Even a little change for us can make a big change for others.   A little change for kids with lymphoma or leukemia can get them chemotherapy. A little change for others with melanoma can use the money for surgery. […]

Reporter Food: Four-Cheese Baked Spaghetti at Villagers Restaurant in Holly

July 13th 2016

Reporter Food: Four-Cheese Baked Spaghetti at Villagers Restaurant in Holly (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 13, 2016) Holly, MI – I spent some time “up north” in Oakland County on the fourth of July weekend and had an incredibly good lunch at Villagers Family Restaurant at 11121 N. Saginaw Street in Holly. The menu is full […]

Two Bailiffs and Shooter Reported Dead at Berrien County Courthouse

July 11th 2016

Two Bailiffs and Shooter Reported Dead at Berrien County Courthouse (Compiled, July 11, 2016) St. Joseph, MI – Two bailiffs and a suspect are dead following a shooting at the Barrien County Courthouse.  According to WZZM 13 and various other outlets, the shooting took place at around 2:30pm. Watch for ongoing coverage at WZZM:  http://www.wzzm13.com/news/crime/shots-fired-at-berrien-county-courthouse/269776304 […]

Eat to the Beat Concert Series in Southfield 7/14, 8/11 and 9/8

July 10th 2016

Eat to the Beat Concert Series in Southfield 7/14, 8/11 and 9/8 (Event) (SOUTHFIELD, Mich.)  – The city of Southfield, in partnership with the City Centre Advisory Board, has expanded the Eat to the Beat lunchtime food truck & concert series to include Eat to the Beat After Hours on Thursday, July 14 from 12 […]

Governor Vetoes Bill Eliminating Local Cost Sharing with MDOT

July 9th 2016

Governor Vetoes Bill Eliminating Local Cost Sharing with MDOT (John LaMacchia, Assistant Director of State Affairs, Michigan Municipal League, July 9, 2016) Lansing, MI  – On Friday morning the Governor vetoed SB 557. This bill would have eliminated the local cost sharing provision for cities over 25,000 on MDOT projects. The League and the bills […]

Lilly and the Ghost of Peg-Leg Paddy Book Signing Aug 6

July 9th 2016

Lilly and the Ghost of Peg-Leg Paddy Book Signing Aug 6 (Event) Please join us for a special book signing with author, N.P. Haley as she celebrates the release of her third book, Lily and the Ghost of the Peg-Leg Paddy. She will be here, at Past Tense Books, signing her new book, as well […]

League of Women Voters Hosting Candidate Forums Through the Area

July 6th 2016

League of Women Voters Hosting Candidate Forums Through the Area (Compiled, League of Women Voters Oakland Area, July 6, 2016) The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.  Here are candidate forums through the area: […]

Testing Finds Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus in Oakland County

July 5th 2016

Testing Finds Mosquitoes with West Nile Virus in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Division, July 5, 2016)   The first mosquito pool testing positive for West Nile Virus (WNV) has been found in a trap set in Oakland County. Compared to last year, this is earlier in the summer season for a mosquito to test […]

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