Resources

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) […]

Facts about Carbon Monoxide

February 19th 2016

Facts about Carbon Monoxide (C. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016, updated Nov. 12, 2017) Each year people die from Carbon Monoxide poisoning.  This Carbon Monoxide Safety Fact Sheet can help ensure you have all of the recommended warning, detection, and preventative maintenance measures in place to keep you and your family safe to avoid tragedy. The […]

Resources for Food, Shelter and More in Oakland County

February 9th 2016

Resources for Food, Shelter & More in Oakland County (Compiled, Jan. 4, 2016) The following resources have been gathered from many sources. If you know of any to add please contact editor@oc115.com. Thank you in particular to The Royal Oak Library for providing the basic list that we have added to. DAYTIME WARMING CENTERS Welcome […]

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 […]

How to Change Your Name in Michigan

November 15th 2015

Local Lawyer Love: How to Change Your Name in Michigan (Erica Moise, Nov. 15, 2015)   I’ve been getting quite a few requests for information regarding how to legally change your name. If you don’t want to hire a lawyer, and you want to do it yourself, I’ve decided to publish the outlined process for […]

Things Most People Get Wrong About Trees

November 15th 2015

Things Most People Get Wrong About Trees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 15, 2015) Trees. Everyone has them or lives near them. Yet there are many mistakes people make in their care. Pleasant Ridge residents were recently treated to a seminar on trees that can help people in any community understand the nature of these beautiful, […]

Michigan Laws Pertaining to Bicyclists

October 1st 2015

Michigan Laws Pertaining to Bicyclists (John Lindenmayer, Executive Director League of Michigan Bicyclists, Oct 1, 2015) The following is a summary of the Michigan Compiled Law (MCL), Motor Vehicle Code (MVC) and Administrative Rules pertaining to bicyclists. Local ordinances may not supersede the MVC, MCL or Administrative Rules unless explicitly specified in statute. For more […]

Health Dept. Gives Tips on Avoiding Insect Bites

August 13th 2015

Health Dept. Gives Tips on Avoiding Insect Bites (Oakland County Blog, Aug. 12, 2015) Ah, the great outdoors! What’s better than exploring? But mosquitoes can put a damper on any camping trip, vacation, or exploration. Oakland County Health Division has some great tips on how to prevent those pesky little bites! To prevent mosquito bites: […]

Preventing Drowning Deaths

July 22nd 2015

Preventing Drowning Deaths (American Heart Association, July 24, 2015) Warm weather, sunny days, poolside barbeques and trips to the beach. Yes, summer is here, and with it, the dangers of drowning. Over 3,500 people die each year due to drowning. Of those, one in five are children. Drowning is the leading cause of death among […]