Resources

Communities Share Ideas for Surviving Infrastructure Projects

November 17th 2016

Communities Share Ideas for Surviving Infrastructure Projects (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2016) Waterford, MI – Sometimes communities put a lot of planning into projects – like parking decks and road improvements – but forget that as these projects start, there are needs of the residents and businesses in the area that are impacted by […]

“Clean it Up” Guide Shows How to Make Old Social Media Work for You

November 1st 2016

“Clean it Up” Guide Shows How to Make Old Social Media Work for You (Oakland Schools, Nov. 1, 2016) GOING to college? Heave a big sigh of relief. The ACT and SAT are behind you. Common App and college essays should be wrapping up for Early Action. Transcripts have been sent… WOO-HOO your high school […]

Drain Commissioner & Drag Star Lady T Warn Against Flushing…

August 31st 2016

Drain Commissioner and Drag Star Lady T Warn Against Flushing Inappropriate Items (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept.1, 2016) Pontiac, MI – “Oh Shhhhhhh……..” says the cigarette-smoking drag queen matriarch just before a house explodes on screen in a PSA about toilet-flushing made by the folks at the Oakland County Water Resources Commission. Though your house will […]

Help Control Rats in your Neighborhood

August 24th 2016

Help Control Rats in your Neighborhood (City of Oak Park, orig. Aug. 31, 2104, republished Aug. 24, 2016) The City of Oak Park sent out the following guidelines to help residents control rats and rodents in the community. The tips are useful for any community: Here are seven actions you can take to control the […]

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling

August 21st 2016

Resources for Adults Seeking Counseling (Nan Kerr-Mueller, Aug. 21, 2016) 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 […]

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 […]

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic

July 2nd 2016

Police Chief’s Recommendations for Avoiding Traffic (Auburn Hills Police Chief Doreen Olko, July 2, 2016) We are all looking forward to a fun holiday weekend, I know I am.  One concern we share with you is about traffic.  Last weekend we heard from folks who got caught up in traffic northbound on I-75 north of […]

Resources and Info: Stuff to Know When it Snows

February 24th 2016

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2015) Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]

MSU Extension Creates Resource about Lead Exposure

February 23rd 2016

MSU Extension Creates Resource about Lead Exposure (MSU Extension Press Release, Feb. 24, 2016) EAST LANSING, Michigan – The national spotlight is on Flint as it deals with wide-ranging issues related to lead in the water supply, but lead exposure is not just a Flint problem. In fact, hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents, including […]

Resources for Job Seekers in Oakland County

February 20th 2016

Resources for Job Seekers in Oakland County (Compiled, ongoing) Need a job? The oc115 has put together a list of places to check if you are looking for work in Oakland County. Click on the name to be taken to the page. MUNICIPALITIES Addison Twp Auburn Hills Berkley Beverly Hills (no list found, only application) […]

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