Oak Park

MML #4 – How Crowdfunding Builds Community with Patronicity

September 23rd 2016

MML #4 – How Crowdfunding Builds Community with Patronicity (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2016) Mackinaw Island, MI – “When most people think of cities, they think of buildings, streets and cars. But when I think of cities I think of people… Where people go and where people meet is at the core of community,” […]

Sheriff’s Office Hosting Self Defense Class Oct 1, 15 and 29

September 22nd 2016

Sheriff’s Office Hosting Self Defense Class Oct 1, 15 and 29 (EVENT page) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office is proud to team up with the Miss Michigan America Organization, the IGroup Model and Talent Agency, and Common Ground to present the Women’s Self-Defense Awareness Month in Oakland County during the month of October. Sergeant Jen […]

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 […]

Oak Park Public Safety Open House Sept. 24

September 17th 2016

Oak Park Public Safety Open House Sept. 24 (EVENT page) Oak Park, MI – Come check out the Oak Park Public Safety department which handles police and fire services for the city.  The open house is Saturday, Sept. 24 from 1-4pm at 13800 Oak Park Blvd. There will be tours, photo ops, gift bags and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Two Women Killed in Oak Park

September 15th 2016

Two Women Killed in Oak Park (City of Oak Park, Sept. 15, 2016) Oak Park, Michigan –  Two females are deceased and one male is in custody after Oak Park Safety Officers were dispatched to the 21000 block of Church Street in Oak Park, Mich., on Wednesday, September 14. The Oak Park Public Safety Department does not believe […]

Scheer’s ACE Hardware 70 Year Anniversary Celebration Sept. 17

September 13th 2016

Scheer’s ACE Hardware 70 Year Anniversary Celebration Sept. 17 (EVENT page)   70th Anniversary Celebration Scheer’s ACE Hardware Saturday, September 17, 10am to 4pm 8601 W 9 Mile Rd, Oak Park, MI 48237 CELEBRATE HISTORY WITH SCHEER’S: Scheer’s Ace Hardware was founded by Martin & Philip Scheer in 1946. The store was originally started as […]

Ferndale Businessperson Funds Reading Program, Calls for Matching Support

September 11th 2016

Ferndale Businessperson Funds Reading Program, Calls for Matching Support (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  For a minute it was awkward.  Nervous teenagers who were happy to be out of class but quiet and shy around unknown grown-ups and the press.  They were there in main hall of Ferndale High School to […]

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