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County Budget Passes w/Raises… Plus Two Amendments

September 19th 2014

County Budget Passes with Raises for All Employees, Plus Two Amendments (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014) The Oakland County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a budget through 2017 which included a series of raises for all County employees, and a couple of last minute amendments. An easy bipartisan pass was an amendment to create […]

Flood Follow Up…Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster

September 19th 2014

Flood Follow Up: Most Michigan Members of Congress Push for Presidential Declaration of Disaster (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2014) With over a billion dollars’ worth of damage to Michigan communities in the wake of the Aug. 11, 2014 flood, Michigan’s elected officials are reaching out to Washington for help. Earlier this week Governor Rick […]

Protestors in Royal Oak March against Circumcision

September 17th 2014

Protestors in Royal Oak March against Circumcision (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 17, 2014) Visitors to Beaumont Hospital on Saturday may have gotten an unexpected lesson in penis flesh thanks to protestors from NOCIRC of Michigan. The Birmingham-based group’s mission is to educate the public about circumcision and to encourage parents not to have the procedure. […]

5 things I learned from Life You Want – Detroit

September 17th 2014

5 things I learned from Life You Want – Detroit (Teri Williams, The Bliss Lady, Sept. 17, 2014) Covering Oprah’s “Life You Want Tour – Detroit” for Soulful Living on Empower Radio and Simple Steps Real Change Magazine was an incredible honor.  People from all over the country came to The Palace of Auburn Hills […]

MI Great Artist Contest Accepting Entries Until Oct. 3

September 17th 2014

MI Great Artist Contest Accepting Entries Until Oct. 3 (press release, Sept. 17, 2014)   Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson raised the stakes for the 2014 MI Great Artist contest, opening the annual online competition to include 3-D art as well as a total package for the winners of more than $16,000 in cash […]

Transgender Health Fair Sept. 27

September 14th 2014

Transgender Health Fair Sept. 27 (TGMI Press Release, Sept. 14, 2014)   Transgender Michigan proudly presents: Transgender Health Fair, Saturday, Sept. 27 1-4pm at Affirmations, 290 W. 9 Mile, Ferndale, MI 48220   Come discover health resources available to the transgender communities . Exhibits…vendors….speakers….panels….FREE The only health fair in Michigan dedicated to the transgender community. […]

DIY 2014 Delights with Art, Music and Community

September 13th 2014

DIY 2014 Delights with Art, Music and Community (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 13, 2014) DIY Ferndale came through with another year of art, music and community this weekend, packing Downtown Ferndale with visitors. Local artists and musicians made the event special, and of course the hosts – owners of the Emory, Woodward Avenue Brewery and […]

DIFFA Events… Michigan AIDS Coalition, Sept. 18, 19, and 20

September 13th 2014

DIFFA Events to Support Michigan AIDS Coalition, Sept. 18, 19, and 20 (MAC press release, Sept. 13, 2014) COCKTAILS BY DESIGN (CBD) THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 – 6 p.m. to 11:00 Designer Tables on display • Featuring 25 local chefs from Metro Detroit’s top restaurants • Silent Auction • Live entertainment and dancing • Complimentary Valet […]

Ferndale Police Officers Caught in Middle of Night Prank…

September 12th 2014

Ferndale Police Officers Caught in Middle of Night Prank Involving Stray Dog (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2014) “It’s infantile. It’s grade school-ish, middle school-ish at best,” that’s what Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson told Hank Winchester of WDIV News in response to a prank played by officers involving a stray dog that had been […]

Burgers & Brass Outdoor Concert in Royal Oak, Senior Center Sept. 14

September 12th 2014

Burgers & Brass Outdoor Concert in Royal Oak, Senior Center Sept. 14 (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Sept 12, 2014) Event – Date & Time: Sunday, September 14, 2014 – 4:00pm – 6:00pm Say goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall with a free concert featuring the Motor City Brass Band. The doors open […]

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