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MML#3 – Cities and Civic Tech, How Local Governments Serve Residents Online

September 20th 2016

MML#3 – Cities and Civic Tech, How Local Governments Serve Residents Online (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Cities vary on how much effort they put into their websites, apps, social media, and online presence.  Yet clearly the internet is important to residents and those wishing to do business.  How can […]

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees

September 17th 2016

MML#2 – Cities Facing Increasing Lawsuits over Fees (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 18, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – Class action lawsuits against municipalities are becoming more common, particularly those over water and sewer billing. Litigation attorney Soni Mithani, a Principal at Miller Canfield in Ann Arbor, took time to educate officials about these types of […]

MML #1: From Pork to Pollination, Best Ways to Support Local Development

September 15th 2016

MML #1: From Pork to Pollination, Best Ways to Support Local Development (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 15, 2016) Mackinac Island, MI – Development professionals often use the phrase “attract and retain businesses” as their main job functions. But economist and author Michael Shuman is determined to change that. “You cannot attract a local business,” Shuman […]

I-75 to Close this Weekend for Bridge Demolition at Squirrel Road

September 15th 2016

I-75 to Close this Weekend for Bridge Demolition at  Squirrel Road (MDOT, Sept. 115, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – Weather permitting, both directions of I-75 will be closed this weekend between Crooks Road and M-59 in Oakland County, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, […]

Readers Urged to Check Thermostats for Recall Notices after Fire in Troy

September 15th 2016

Readers Urged to Check Thermostats for Recall Notices after Fire in Troy (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 15, 2016) Troy, MI -The folks at Troy Medical Plaza had no idea that the thermostat in their building had been similar to one ordered recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (SPSC) until it caught fire on Wednesday […]

Eye on Oakland Features oc115 Publisher Crystal Proxmire

August 28th 2016

Eye on Oakland Features oc115 Publisher Crystal Proxmire (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 28, 2016) Bloomfield Township, MI – Oakland County 115 News Editor and Publisher Crystal A. Proxmire was recently the guest on Eye on Oakland, a public access program hosted by Dave Potts and Chuck Moss and produced by Bloomfield Public Television.  Apart from […]

Monarchs on the Move Program in Madison Heights Sept. 10

August 27th 2016

Monarchs on the Move Program in Madison Heights Sept. 10 (Event Page) Madison Heights, MI – Discover Monarchs on the move! Learn about the amazing journey of the Monarch butterfly during Monarch Migration scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at Red Oaks Nature Center. A Monarch Watch education specialist will discuss the monarch’s migration […]

Motor City Quack Attack Sept.10

August 25th 2016

Motor City Quack Attack Sept.10 (Event Page) Madison Heights, MI – Thousands of rubber ducks will invade Red Oaks Waterpark on Saturday, Sept. 10 in the second annual Motor City Quack Attack. Gates open at 11 a.m. with the duck launch at 2 p.m. The event also includes a photo booth and raffle. The waterpark will […]

Help Control Rats in your Neighborhood

August 24th 2016

Help Control Rats in your Neighborhood (City of Oak Park, orig. Aug. 31, 2104, republished Aug. 24, 2016) The City of Oak Park sent out the following guidelines to help residents control rats and rodents in the community. The tips are useful for any community: Here are seven actions you can take to control the […]

How to Spot Signs of Domestic Abuse

August 21st 2016

How to Spot Signs of Domestic Abuse (Guest blog by Beth Morrison, HAVEN, orig. Feb. 27, 2015, republished Aug. 21, 2016) Domestic violence is a pattern of coercive behavior including emotional, verbal and physical abuse, used by an abuser to gain and maintain power and control over a current or former spouse, intimate partner or […]

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