Clarkston/Independence Twp.

Aug. 2 Election: Detroit Zoo Seeking to Extend Millage

April 25th 2016

Aug. 2 Election: Detroit Zoo Seeking to Extend Millage (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 25, 2016) Royal Oak, MI –  Taxpayers will likely be asked to approve an extension of the tri county millage to continue funding the Detroit Zoo. The current .1 mill tax expires in 2018, but the process to put it on the […]

Grasslands Bird Volunteer Training April 13 at Independence Oaks

April 10th 2016

Grasslands Bird Volunteer Training April 13 at Independence Oaks (EVENT page) Grasslands Bird Volunteer Training April 13 at Independence Oaks Clarkston, MI – If you’re interested in bird conservation and biology, consider becoming a Citizen Scientist volunteer! Grassland Birds Volunteer Training is scheduled from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at Wint Nature Center. Volunteers will […]

Resources and Info: Stuff to Know When it Snows

February 24th 2016

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 […]

Pantry is Low: Lighthouse of Oakland County seeks Donations

February 23rd 2016

Pantry is Low: Lighthouse of Oakland County seeks Donations (compiled, Feb. 23, 2016) Clarkston, MI – Did you know… Lighthouse’s Food Pantry is the only food pantry in Oakland County that is open 5 days a week and services all of Oakland County? Each month – an average of 850 families, more than 1,400 individuals, […]

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles

February 22nd 2016

OU Students Help Independence Township with Money-Saving Lean Principles (Oakland University Press Release, Feb. 22, 2016) Independence Township, MI – Master’s students from Oakland University’s Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department worked with Independence Township officials to help improve the township’s rental facilities reservations process. The project was part of the ISE Department’s Lean Principles […]

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported

February 19th 2016

High Winds, Scattered Power Outages Reported (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2016) Waterford, MI – Wind storms with some lightning blew though Oakland County Friday night, sometimes reaching in the 30-40 mph range. Pockets of power outages happened through the area according to the DTE website. As of 11pm, Waterford, Clarkston and Ortonville had the […]

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video)

January 13th 2016

Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash talks about Water Quality (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 13, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Turning on the faucet and having clean water come out is something easily taken for granted. They wash their hands, take a shower, brush their teeth, cook, clean, and drink without stopping to think about […]

Bomb Threat Puts Clarkston High on Lock-down

January 13th 2016

Bomb Threat Puts Clarkston High on Lock-down (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 13, 2016) Clarkston, MI – FROM DAY SHIFT: 01-12-2016, 07:00 hrs. THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT: 01-13-2016, 07:00 hrs. INCIDENT:  08:10 hrs. – Independence Township – Bomb Threat  #16-6318 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the Clarkston High School located on the 6000 block of Flemings Lake […]

How to Donate Water to Flint

January 10th 2016

How to Donate Water to Flint (Compiled, Jan. 10, 2016) Flint, MI – Residents of Flint are suffering from a lack of water due to contamination. Much has been written about the causes of the dangerous, lead-contaminated water, the question on many people’s minds is how to help. The Rachael Maddow Show compiled a list […]

Clarkston/Brandon Credit Union CFO Admits to $20 Million Embezzlement

January 9th 2016

Clarkston/Brandon Credit Union CFO Admits to $20 Million Embezzlement (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 9, 2016) Clarkston, MI – On January 6th, 2016 Michael Anthony LaJoice (DOB: 02/01/1979) walked into the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters in Pontiac and made a statement to Detectives that he committed an embezzlement of approximately $20 million dollars over […]

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