Bloomfield Area Communities

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

October 29th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, orig. Aug. 26, 2014, republished Oct.29 ) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting (gerrymandering) process more sophisticated. […]

Seaholm Students Meet Congressional Candidates, Except Trott

October 25th 2014

Seaholm Students Meet 11th District Congressional Candidates, Except Trott (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2014) There is a saying in some social circles that you better show up or people will talk about you anyway. That certainly held true Monday when Congressional Candidate Dave Trott failed to come to a candidate forum specifically for […]

Bloomfield Hills Student Wins Recipe Contest, Meets First Lady

October 24th 2014

Bloomfield Hills Student Wins Recipe Contest, Meets First Lady (Bloomfield Hills Schools Press Release, Oct. 24, 2014) Elena Hirsch, 7th grade student at West Hills Middle School, won first place for the state of Michigan in the national recipe contest “The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!” Hirsch was invited to join First Lady Michelle Obama at the […]

SMART Bus Driver Fell Asleep Before Hitting Seven Cars in W. Bloomfield

October 21st 2014

SMART Bus Driver Fell Asleep Before Hitting Seven Cars in W. Bloomfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) Two people were seriously injured when a SMART bus driver fell asleep at the wheel on Monday at around 6pm. The 65-year-old driver was on Maple Road near Middle Belt, traveling westbound when the bus went over […]

Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video)

October 19th 2014

Double Duty Candidate Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 19, 2014)   The League of Women Voters doubled up on a candidate forum last week, presenting candidates for the 13th District State Senate Seat and the 41st District State Representative Seat. All four candidates answered the same questions […]

Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Water Authority

October 18th 2014

Bob Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Great Lakes Water Authority (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 18,2014) Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the […]

MML Names Pappageorge one of 3 Legislators of the Year

October 18th 2014

Michigan Municipal League Names Pappageorge one of Three Legislators of the Year (MML Press Release, Oct. 18, 2014) The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy); Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba); and Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) as the League’s 2014 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formerly presented to Sen. Pappageorge, Sen. […]

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park

October 18th 2014

“An Abundance of Caution”: CDC Monitoring Man in Oak Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2014)   A Liberian man visiting family in Oak Park is under scrutiny by the Centers for Disease Control and Oakland County Health Division. Although the man has never come in contact with anyone infected with the Ebola virus, and […]

Oakland County Recognizes Sheryl Mitchell as She Heads to Albion

October 8th 2014

Oakland County Recognizes Sheryl Mitchell as She Heads to Albion (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 8, 2014) County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett credits Dr. Sheryl L. Mitchell with making her experience as a newly elected board member a manageable one, years ago. “I didn’t know if I was going left or going right, but Sheryl would […]

Geibel & Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat (video)

October 4th 2014

Geibel and Langton Vie for Circuit Court Seat in County-Wide Race (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 4, 2014) Oakland County has budgeted to reinstate a Judge position in the Sixth Circuit Court that had been vacant for several years. This opening, created in the Family Court Division, means that on November 4 voters of Oakland […]