Bloomfield Area Communities

Warming Centers & Shelters Through Oakland County

February 5th 2015

Warming Centers & Shelters Through Oakland County (Compiled, Jan. 7, 2015 – Updated Feb. 5, 2015– Check back for updates) The frigid temperatures of winter are upon us, and many have no place to go. The recent death of a homeless man in Pontiac shows the urgency of being able to stay safe and warm. […]

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22

February 4th 2015

Performance-Based Lecture on Underground Railroad at West Bloomfield Library Feb. 22 (Press Release, Feb.14, 2015) Historian and former Pontiac Mayor Dr. Willie W. Payne highlight the southern fugitive slave’s struggle to escape captivity and Michigan abolitionists and free Blacks that assisted them via the Underground Railroad. He uses music, song and photos of local Underground […]

Watch L. Brooks Patterson’s State of the County Live

February 4th 2015

Watch L. Brooks Patterson’s State of the County Live (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)     Tonight at 7pm Oakland County Executive Director L. Brooks Patterson will give his State of the County Address live from the Courtyard Marriott in Pontiac.  Watch the speech live courtesy Motown Digital, below:       \ \ \ […]

Stuff to Know When it Snows

February 2nd 2015

Stuff to Know When it Snows (C. Proxmire, Feb. 2, 2015) Did you wake up to find your neighborhood covered over with a layer of sparkly white frozen precipitation and a Facebook feed full of various warnings, advisories, and complaints? Though it can be disconcerting, don’t worry. It’s called snow, and it’s something we’ve dealt […]

Winter Tip: How to Avoid the “Second Shovel” at Driveway UPDATED

February 2nd 2015

Winter Tip: How to Avoid the “Second Shovel” at Driveway (County Road Association, Nov. 17, 2014) While the official start of winter is still a month away, many parts of the state are feeling the full effects of winter weather. The County Road Association of Michigan released an infographic to help Michigan residents avoid the […]

Bloomfield Twp. Man Arrested After Driving Erratically, Waving to Police (video)

January 28th 2015

Bloomfield Twp. Man Arrested After Driving Erratically, Waving to Police (video) (Oakland Co. Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 28, 2015) INCIDENT: 18:41 Hrs. – JAN 27, 2015 – City of Pontiac – Fleeing and Eluding. 15-13501  Dash Cam Attached SUMMARY: Deputies responded to the area of Cesar Chavez and Montcalm for a silver vehicle that was driving […]

Custom Wig Maker Brings Comfort and Dignity to those Fighting Cancer

January 25th 2015

Custom Wig Maker Brings Comfort and Dignity to those Fighting Cancer (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 25, 2015) Sometimes people don’t want to let the world know they have cancer. But loosing hair is can be a tell-tale sign of chemo. “Cancer sometimes brings on negative attention and awkwardness, when people just want to feel like […]

Women Share Artwork in Gallery Opening in Huntington Woods (video)

January 24th 2015

Women Share Artwork in Gallery Opening in Huntington Woods (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 24, 2015) The Great Flood of 2104 devastated many in Huntington Woods as backed up sewers flooded basements, destroying property and memories for many of the residents. The flood also hit the local art community hard, as it ruined the Woods […]

Police Say Beverly Hills Man Targeted School Drop Offs for Purse Thefts

January 24th 2015

Police Say Beverly Hills Man Targeted School Drop Offs for Purse Thefts (Birmingham Police, Jan. 24, 2015) On Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at approximately 9 a.m., a suspect was taken into custody for stealing a purse out of a vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of Pierce Elementary School. Information had been obtained […]

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County

January 23rd 2015

Confirmed Measles Case in Oakland County (Oakland County Health Dept, Jan. 23, 2015) Oakland County Health Division announced today that the Michigan Department of Community Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed a measles case in an adult Oakland County resident. This case may be associated with the recent Disneyland outbreak in […]