Bloomfield Area Communities

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Deadline Nears

November 28th 2013

Disabled Veterans Property Tax Exemption Deadline Nears (Oakland County Press Release, Nov. 28, 2013) Counselors in Oakland County’s Veterans’ Services Division are ready to help totally disabled veterans meet the Dec. 5 deadline to retroactively claim their homestead property tax exemption for 2013. Under a new Michigan law, Public Act 161 of 2013, totally disabled […]

Small Turtles Not a Good Pet Choice: Risky and Illegal

November 27th 2013

Small Turtles Not a Good Pet Choice: Risky and Illegal (Oakland County Health Dept. Press Release, Nov. 27, 2013) According to the Michigan Departments of Community Health (MDCH) and Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) small turtles with shells that measure less than four inches in length […]

Senator Stabenow Speaks to Women Elected Officials (video)

November 25th 2013

Senator Stabenow Speaks to Women Elected Officials (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 25, 2013) In her over 34 years in public office, Senator Debbie Stabenow has seen the faces of leadership change in Michigan and in the nation. In particular she’s witnessed the impact of increasing the number of women holding elected office.  On Nov. […]

Free Kids Environmental Calendar, Order Online

November 24th 2013

Free Kids Environmental Calendar, Order Online (Oakland County Water Resource Commission Press Release, Nov. 24, 2013) For the ninth year in a row the Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s office (WRC) is proud to offer its 2014 Kids’ Clean Water Calendar free of charge to the public. The Kids’ Clean Water Calendar was designed to […]

Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns, Education Alternatives (video)

November 21st 2013

Ellen Cogen Lipton Shares EAA Concerns,  Education Alternatives (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 21, 2013) As Democratic Vice Chair of the Education Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton saw first-hand the way The Michigan Education Achievement Authority has taken shape.  Beyond that, she has looked into the results of having the […]

Coats for the Cold Collections Go Through Nov. 30

November 20th 2013

Coats for the Cold Collections Go Through Nov. 30 (Oakland County Sheriff Dept. Press Release, Nov. 20, 2013) Oakland County Sheriff Michael J. Bouchard’s office is organizing the  27th year of the “Coats for the Cold” coat drive on November 1st, 2013.  The dates for this year’s coat drive are November 1st-November 30th. The “Coats for […]

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash

November 19th 2013

Need a Job? Here is the FCC Job Flash (FCC Job Flash, Nov. 19, 2013) The Ferndale Career Center is known for connecting individuals to jobs, and companies to employees. Now they are offering a “Job Flash,” which is a list of available positions in the area. This will be updated regularly on their website […]

Woodward Rapid Transit Public Meetings, Several Cities in Dec.

November 18th 2013

Woodward Rapid Transit Public Meetings in Several Cities in December (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 18, 2013) The Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG) is hosting a series of community meetings so people can learn more about the potential for Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along Woodward Avenue. Information that will be presented includes: ~Proposed Alignments: What […]

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced

November 15th 2013

New Testing Standard for Teachers Announced (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Nov. 15, 2013) Better prepared and effective teachers will be available for Michigan students with the advent of a more rigorous teacher certification exam this year. “We want the best and brightest teachers in Michigan classrooms,” said State Superintendent Mike Flanagan. “Increasing the […]

Bronze Middle Finger Graces Bloomfield Hills Home

November 15th 2013

Bronze Middle Finger Graces Bloomfield Hills Home (Crystal Proxmire, Nov. 15, 2013) An un-neighborly statue has social media abuzz today as CBS News and others are sharing pictures of a bronze middle finger erected in the back yard of a Bloomfield Hills home.  According to reports, a grumpy ex-husband purchased the home next door to […]

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