Addison Twp / Lakeville / Leonard

New Visualization Tool Shows That We Are All In This Together!

July 10th 2014

New Visualization Tool Shows That We Are All In This Together! (Guest Column by Pleasant Ridge Mayor Kurt Metzger, July 10, 2014) The clearest indicator of the regional connections that we share as communities comes from an analysis of place of residence and place of work. The Census Bureau uses commuting patterns to determine the […]

Pet Adoption Center Offers Free Cat Adoption July 12

July 10th 2014

Pet Adoption Center Offers Free Cat Adoption July 12 (Oakland County Pet Adoption Center Press Release, July 10, 2014) ​ Individuals who meet screening requirements may adopt cats for free this weekend at Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center’s “Certified Pre-Owned Cat Adoption Event” on Saturday, July 12 from 10 a.m. – 4 […]

Host an Exchange Student: Informational Meetings July 9

July 4th 2014

Host an Exchange Student: Informational Meetings July 9 (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 4, 2014) During the last school year, the Twomey family of Pleasant Ridge had an extra teenager with them on their day-to-day adventures. Giuseppe Ciccone came all the way from Italy, an experience he described “Being an exchange student doesn’t mean going on vacation. […]

The oc115 Seeks Sponsors

July 3rd 2014

The oc115 Seeks Sponsors (July 3, 2014) The oc115 is a reader-supported online news hub that has grown from serving one community (as The Ferndale 115 News) to a county-wide framework. Currently we have over 20,000 unique readers each month. On any given day 1,000-2,000 people visit oc115.com to see our latest posts. A sponsorship […]

Fireworks Events in Oakland County

June 24th 2014

Fireworks Events in Oakland County (MichiganFireworks.com, June 24, 2014)   Thanks to the hard work of MichiganFireworks.com, here are event listings for Oakland County, republished with permission: Rochester Festival of the Hills   Date:  June 25, 2014 at 10:06pm Where: Borden Park 1400 East Hamlin Rd in Rochester Hills, Michigan 48307 Find more fireworks displays […]

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

June 16th 2014

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths, […]

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

June 6th 2014

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted […]

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County

May 25th 2014

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County (Compiled, May 24, 2014) Auburn Hills, MI Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11a The 2014 Memorial Day Parade will begin at the American Legion Post home on Churchill and moves to the cemetery on Squirrel for a short ceremony then travels to the MOMS plaque for […]

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video)

May 13th 2014

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Over 900 people packed the Henry in Dearborn to listen to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem talk about her lifelong fight for equality. For 80 years she has experienced patriarchy, and as she spoke to people of all ages at Planned […]

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

May 13th 2014

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2014)   As the City of Detroit struggles to restructure under bankruptcy, the issue of regional water management is in the forefront of the discussions. Oakland County leaders, including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash are advocating for […]