Bloomfield Area Communities

Oct. 15 is Global Hand Washing Day

October 2nd 2015

Oct. 15 is Global Hand Washing Day (Centers for Disease Control Press Release) Global Handwashing Day is a way to support a global and local culture of hand washing with soap, shine a spotlight on the state of hand washing in each country, and raise awareness about the benefits of hand washing with soap.1 Since […]

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 […]

Shelly Goodman Taub Elected First VP of…

September 30th 2015

Shelly Goodman Taub Elected First VP of Mich. Association of Counties Board (Oakland County Commission Press Release, Sept. 30, 2015) Pontiac, MI – The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) elected board officers and members at its Annual Conference, which was held September 20-22, 2015 at the Grand Traverse Resort. Oakland County Commissioner Shelley Goodman Taub […]

West Bloomfied: JCC Sponsors Dance W/Billy Rose Band Oct. 7

September 25th 2015

West Bloomfied: JCC Sponsors Dance With Billy Rose Band Oct. 7 (event listing) The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s The Active Life Department will hold a party from 1-3 p.m. Thursday, October 8 in Handleman Hall at the JCC, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield.  Guests are invited to dance to the music […]

West Bloomfield: Ending Stigma of Depression and Suicide Oct 15

September 25th 2015

West Bloomfield: Ending Stigma of Depression and Suicide Oct 15 (event listing)   West Bloomfield, MI – Depression And Suicide: Let’s Start Talking and Eliminate The Stigma A Conversation With Jordan Burnham Nationally Renowned Mental Health Advocate and Survivor JOIN US FOR THIS FREE COMMUNITY EVENT!   Thursday October 15, 2015 7:00 pm – 8:30 […]

Oakland County Woman Dies Due to West Nile Virus

September 25th 2015

Oakland County Woman Dies Due to West Nile Virus (Oakland County Health Dept. Press Release, Sept. 25, 2015) Pontiac, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed an 81-year-old woman from Oakland County died due to complications from West Nile Virus (WNV), the Oakland County Health Division announced today. She is […]

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives

September 22nd 2015

Closing Blinds Can Save Birds’ Lives (Detroit Zoo Press Release, Sept. 22, 2015) The Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is asking the community to take preventative measures to protect wild birds from window strikes, which occur when a bird collides with a window and dies. According to the Humane Society of the United States, an estimated […]

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise

September 22nd 2015

Lives Lost on the Road on the Rise (Guest View by Carmine Palombo, SEMCOG, Sept. 22, 2015) As I was driving home from a meeting recently I noticed the message on the freeway that said 613 people had lost their lives in traffic crashes in Michigan so far this year. On Friday, there was the […]

…2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan

September 21st 2015

SEMCOG releases statistics on 2014 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 21, 2015) There were 5,557 vehicle-deer crashes in Southeast Michigan in 2014, according to figures released by SEMCOG, the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments, based on crash data received from the Michigan Department of State Police, Criminal Justice Information Center. “For […]

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases

September 19th 2015

Drug Testing Company Errors Impacting Oakland County Cases (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 19, 2015) Hundreds of people could be impacted by reporting errors by the company hired to do drug testing of people in the Oakland County Court system according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. Details are still emerging, but journalist John […]

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