Berkley

Berkley Community Garage Sale June 27-28

May 24th 2014

Berkley Community Garage Sale June 27-28 (Berkley Press Release, May 24, 2014)   The Berkley Parks and Recreation Department is proud to announce the Community Garage Sale is returning this year as part of SummerFest. The Community Garage Sale will take place on Friday, June 27 from 1 – 6 pm and on Saturday June […]

Berkley Offers Self-Defense Class for Kids May 28

May 22nd 2014

Berkley Offers Self-Defense Class for Kids May 28 (C. Proxmire, May 22, 2014)   Berkley Parks and Recreation is hosting a class to teach self-defense for children. The class takes place May 28 at the Berkley Community Center, at a cost of $10 for residents and $15 for non-residents. According to the press release, “If […]

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 […]

Berkley Days Festival May 10-18

May 8th 2014

Berkley Days Festival May 10-18 (press release, May 8, 2014) SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 9:00 am 36th Annual Berkley Days Race Hurley Field MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014 7:00 pm Ms. Berkley Days Pageant Community Center WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014 7:00 pm City Hall v Dad’s Club and Mom’s Club Softball Game TBD THURSDAY, MAY 15, […]

Plea Deal Moves Schalk Murder Case Forward

May 7th 2014

Plea Deal Moves Schalk Murder Case Forward (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 7, 2014) In exchange for a reduced charge, a defendant in the murder of Ferndale native Justin Schalk  is expected to testify against the other accused murderer, Sean Briskey. On May 6 in the Victorville District of Superior Court of California, Major Allen Austin […]

State Representative 27th District

May 5th 2014

2014 – State Representative 27th District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project. […]

2014 – Judge of District Court – 45A District (Berkley)

May 4th 2014

2014 – Judge of District Court – 45A District (Berkley) The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun […]

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot

May 3rd 2014

SMART Funding Increase to be on August Ballot (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2014) Residents of Oakland County will decide on Aug. 5 if SMART should receive taxpayer funding. County Commissioners voted to put a 1-mil rate on the ballot, an increase over the .59 millage rate of years past. On average, the additional millage […]

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video)

May 1st 2014

WONder Women Recognized for Changing the World (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 1, 2014) One of Women Officials Network WONder Women Award winners carries little silver acorns around with her to give to strangers who cross her path. “When we reach out to other people…it does evoke the metaphor of the acorn. Everything that an […]