Oak Park

Stories, Resources and Sadness Shared at Suicide Prevention Forum

May 11th 2015

Stories, Resources and Sadness Shared at Suicide Prevention Forum (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 10, 2015) People cried.   And quite possibly that was the point. Opening up about suicide – whether you have lost a loved one, someone who survived an attempt, someone who has thought about it, a teacher, a counselor, a healthcare provider or […]

May 5, 2015 Election Results

May 5th 2015

May 5, 2015 Election Results (C. Proxmire, May 5, 2015) We’ll be updating this page with election results from Oakland County as soon as we have them from the Oakland County Clerk. STATEWIDE PROPOSAL TO INCREASE SALES TAX Statewide it seems Proposal One has failed miserably.  We’ll update with some totals when they are available. […]

Video of Oak Park Man Tazering Mouse to Death Goes Viral

May 5th 2015

Video of Oak Park Man Tazering Mouse to Death Goes Viral (C. Proxmire, May 5, 2015) A mouse met its unpleasant demise last week as a man and his brother made a You Tube video tazering the mouse to death. The man wielding the stun gun was wearing his work shirt, and various reports confirmed […]

County to Provide Youth Suicide Prevention Resources at May 7 Event

May 4th 2015

County to Provide Youth Suicide Prevention Resources at May 7 Event (Oakland County Community Mental Health, May 4, 2015) Pontiac, Mich. – May 4, 2015 – Oakland County invites individuals who work with youth to learn about suicide prevention resources available within the county at the 3rd Annual Youth Suicide Prevention Community event, County Executive […]

Sales Tax, Mixed Drinks, City Charter, Schools and More in May 5 Elections

May 3rd 2015

Sales Tax, Mixed Drinks, City Charter, Schools and More in May 5 Elections (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 3, 2015) Tuesday, May 5, 2015 is Election Day and there is a state-wide proposal on the ballot as well as a handful of local initiatives. STATEWIDE SALES TAX INCREASE State-wide voters will be asked to increase the […]

Springtime Means Stop Pruning Oak Trees

May 2nd 2015

Springtime Means Stop Pruning Oak Trees (compiled, May 2, 2015) The experts at MSU Extension are advising people to avoid the spread of Oak Wilt by not pruning their Oak trees now that it is springtime. According to Bert Cregg, Michigan State University Extension, Departments of Horticulture and Forest: “Oak wilt is an aggressive disease […]

World Dancers Delight Oak Park Audience

April 30th 2015

World Dancers Delight Oak Park Audience (Ron Warren, April 30, 2015) Grace and beauty filled the stage of the Oak Park High School Auditorium as dancers of the world shared their traditions of music and expression. Oak Park Star II Dance group, the Praise Dancers, Hindu Temple Rhythms, and Kalasheta Temple of the Arts Dancers […]

Students See County Up Close for Youth in Government Day

April 29th 2015

Students See County Up Close for Youth in Government Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2015) Someday Kira Bacher hopes to become either a lawyer or a judge. “I think I’d like being a judge and helping people. There are people who get wrongly accused and they need someone to help them,” she said. Bacher, […]

Ferndale Youth Assistance Offers Special Summer Camps

April 25th 2015

Ferndale Youth Assistance Offers Special Summer Camps (FYA Press Release April 25, 2015)   Ferndale Youth Assistance has funds available to help send kids in the Ferndale School District or those that attend Ferndale Schools may be eligible.  The camp scholarships are made possible by those who donate to FYA through the year or who […]

Oak Park Hosting World Dance Day April 29

April 24th 2015

Oak Park Hosting World Dance Day April 29 (OPAACC Press Release, April 24, 2015) The City of Oak Park Arts and Cultural Commission will celebrate World Dance Day on Wed. April 29, 2015 at the Oak Park High School Auditorium at 6:30pm. The event will feature Oak Park Star II Dance group, the Praise Dancers, […]