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Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24

August 16th 2014

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24 (Press Release, Aug. 16, 2014) On Sunday, August 24 stop by the Baldwin Public Library to hear Bill Morris, former Birmingham resident, read from his new novel Motor City Burning. Morris will enhance his reading with background music from the era, including works by […]

Dream Cruise BINGO Game Gently Pokes Fun at Common Event Sightings

August 15th 2014

Dream Cruise BINGO Game Gently Pokes Fun at Common Event Sightings (Compiled, Aug. 15, 2014 ) Love it or hate it, The Woodward Dream Cruise is here! One way to make it better is the Dream Cruise BINGO Game. Created by Pj Jacokes, producer of Go! Comedy, the game gives residents the opportunity to fine […]

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams

August 15th 2014

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams (Attorney General Bill Schuette, Aug. 15, 2014)                  Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued a consumer alert with tips for southeast Michigan residents facing damage from recent flooding. The alert, which Schuette issued through his Consumer Protection Division, offers tips on avoiding scam artists and criminals who exploit emergency situations, […]

Insurance Agent Answers Water-Related Questions (video)

August 13th 2014

Independent Insurance Agent Answers Water-Related Questions (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2014) The recent flooding has caused a lot of damage to basements and property in Oakland County, and many have complained of not being able to get through to their insurance providers.  We spoke with Ferndale-based independent insurance agent Adrianne Greer about common […]

Renaissance Vineyard Church Coordinating Volunteers & Supplies

August 13th 2014

Renaissance Vineyard Church Coordinating Volunteers & Supplies (C.Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2014) For those in South Oakland County who want to help flood victims clean up, Renaissance Vineyard Church has stepped up to be the hub for volunteers and cleaning supplies.  Located at 1841 Pinecrest Dr in Ferndale (NW corner of 9 Mile and Pinecrest, behind […]

The Day After the Flood: Hard Work, Loss, and Community (video)

August 12th 2014

The Day After the Flood: Hard Work, Loss, and Community (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 12, 2014) NOTE: The video below is an interview with Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison and a man who was trapped in the avalanche. The devastation of Monday night’s record-breaking floods is becoming apparent as the water recedes and people […]

Berkley Issues Flooding Info, Including Claims Procedure

August 12th 2014

Berkley Issues Flooding Info, Including Claims Procedure (City of Berkley Press Release, Aug.12, 2014)   The City of Berkley and the entire Detroit metro area have been impacted by the historic rainfall event that occurred during the evening hours of August 11, 2014.  According to local rain gauges, approximately 4.5 inches of rain fell in […]

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It […]

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use […]

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources

August 4th 2014

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) On August 5 voters will be able to vote in the primary elections. There are several community ballot proposals, a statewide proposal, and a county-wide proposal on funding for public transportation, elections for some District Court Judge positions and primaries […]