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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 […]

Apples v. Oranges: Attorney General Gambles on Wolverine Victory

December 29th 2015

Apples v. Oranges: Attorney General Gambles on Wolverine Victory (Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette Press Release, Dec. 29, 2015) LANSING, MI -Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi today entered into a friendly wager over the upcoming Citrus Bowl in which the University of Michigan Wolverines will face the University of […]

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 […]

Royal Oak, Birmingham and Ferndale See Different Results from Water Lawsuit

December 24th 2015

Royal Oak, Birmingham and Ferndale See Different Results from Water Lawsuit (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 24, 2015) Royal Oak, MI – While Ferndale and Birmingham opted for settlements, the City of Royal Oak successfully had a lawsuit dismissed over the charging of a fee on water bills to pay for work on the Kuhn Drain. […]

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Comes to Detroit March 24, 2016

December 19th 2015

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson Comes to Detroit March 24, 2016 (EVENT page) Innovation Arts & Entertainment today announced the company is presenting 10 live multi-media events with astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson in 2016. Dr. Tyson, the host of National Geographic’s StarTalk, best selling author and Director of the Hayden Planetarium, guides the ship of imagination to transport viewers […]

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