Clarkston/Independence Twp.

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert

June 18th 2014

Four Local Schools Compete for DSO Concert (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 19, 2014)   The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will be giving special performances based on feedback from the community. In Oakland County, Clarkston, Clawson, Lake Orion and Royal Oak have schools in the running. DTE Energy Foundation Presents the DSO in Your Community has been […]

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

June 16th 2014

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths, […]

Candidate Forums, June 17 – State Reps for 43rd and 45th Districts

June 13th 2014

Candidate Forums on June 17 – State Reps for 43rd and 45th Districts (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2014) The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting two candidate forums on June 17th. For the 43rd District State House of Representatives position, the forum will be held at Clarkston Schools Administrative Building, 6389 Clarkston […]

Suicide in Independence Township

June 9th 2014

Suicide in Independence Township (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, June 9, 2014) INCIDENT:  8:45 hrs. – Independence Township- Death Investigation / Suicide by Firearm   #14-086360. SUMMARY:  At approximately 8:45 am June 8 deputies were dispatched to a home on the 6600 Block of Shelly Dr. for a family trouble.  The caller stated the ex-husband was parked […]

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

June 6th 2014

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted […]

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County

May 25th 2014

Memorial Day Parades in Oakland County (Compiled, May 24, 2014) Auburn Hills, MI Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11a The 2014 Memorial Day Parade will begin at the American Legion Post home on Churchill and moves to the cemetery on Squirrel for a short ceremony then travels to the MOMS plaque for […]

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale

May 19th 2014

Great American Main Street Conference Kicks off in Ferndale (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 19, 2014) Hundreds of representatives from Downtowns across the country converged in Ferndale Saturday for the Great American Main Street Conference Kick Off called Get In Gear. The conference in Detroit focuses on downtown development with speakers, classes and tours throughout SE […]

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video)

May 13th 2014

Gloria Steinem Puts Reproductive Rights into Perspective (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 13, 2014) Over 900 people packed the Henry in Dearborn to listen to women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem talk about her lifelong fight for equality. For 80 years she has experienced patriarchy, and as she spoke to people of all ages at Planned […]

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

May 13th 2014

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2014)   As the City of Detroit struggles to restructure under bankruptcy, the issue of regional water management is in the forefront of the discussions. Oakland County leaders, including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash are advocating for […]

State Representative – 43rd District

May 5th 2014

2014 – State Representative 43rd District The Oakland County115 News provides three levels of election info. All candidates are listed. Candidates may return a questionnaire without cost to provide more information. For a small fee they may add their website, advertisement and endorsement list. The fee for enhanced listings helps fun this community news project. […]