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Jonathan Schechter: Nature Writer, ER Paramedic, Adventurer

April 2nd 2020

Other topics have included coyotes and the massasauga rattlesnake, which is the only venomous snake in Oakland County.

Places to EXPLORE in Oakland County

March 13th 2020

Avoiding people doesn’t necessarily mean staying inside.

Deputies Learn of Hatred, Propaganda, & Complacency in Holocaust…

March 4th 2020

One example is the way propaganda and stereotypes are used not only to insult people, but to dehumanize them and to simplify a narrative. 

Explore: Franklin Cider Mill

October 12th 2019

Of course there were traditional items like cider, donuts, and applesauce. But there were also other Michigan-made and Franklin Cider Mill-made products…

Pet Cemetery in Ortonville Gives “Your Best Friend” a Place to be Remembered 

June 23rd 2019

Pet Cemetery in Ortonville Gives “Your Best Friend” a Place to be Remembered (Lara Mossa, Crystal A. Proxmire, June 23, 2019) Ortonville, MI –“A bundle of happiness with four paws and a tail has quietly left you behind. But sweetness stays close in memories shared with the best friend a person could find.” The poem […]

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 100 Years, New Patio Space

June 13th 2019

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 100 Years, New Patio Space (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2019) Pleasant Ridge, MI- As Pleasant Ridge residents sipped beer and wine, mingled with neighbors, and lounged in the new patio seating behind the Community Center, nature gave the freshly opened space a warm sunset glow. Walled off from the buzz of […]

Explore: Lakeshore Park in Novi

January 4th 2019

Explore: Lakeshore Park in Novi (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 4, 2019) Novi, MI- Even in dreary winter weather, parks like Lakeshore Park in Novi have plenty to delight the senses.  Located at 301 S. Lake Street, Lakeshore Park boasts two kids’ play areas as well as trails for hiking and mountain bikes. The trails lead […]

Explore: American Commerce Centre Nature Preserve in Southfield

December 28th 2018

Explore: American Commerce Centre Nature Preserve in Southfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 28, 2018) Southfield, MI – A privately-owned public space set aside for natural preservation in the midst of a commerce park was a delightful find on my quest to explore Oakland County. American Commerce Centre Nature Preserve at 26495 American Drive in Southfield […]

Explore: Sorensen Park in Holly Township

December 19th 2018

Explore: Sorensen Park in Holly Township (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 19, 2018) Holly, MI- Northwest Oakland County is full of natural places, one of which is Sorensen Park in Holly Township.  This 93-acre gem has a nature center, two softball fields, a playground, and a 5k (3.1 mile) trail that leads over a quaint stream […]

Explore: Green Acres Park in Hazel Park

October 24th 2018

  Explore: Green Acres Park in Hazel Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 24, 2018) Hazel Park, MI – In Hazel Park there is an area that holds multiple opportunities to get fit, to enjoy nature, and to take in some interesting views.  It’s called Green Acres, and if you want to enjoy a nice hour […]