Oak Park

Underground Railroad Michigan Connection Oak Park Feb. 24

February 17th 2015

Underground Railroad Michigan Connection Oak Park Feb. 24 (Oak Park Library Press Release, Feb. 17, 2015) On Tuesday, Feb. 24 at 7pm historian Dr. Willie Payne will present The Underground Railroad: A Michigan Connection at the Oak Park Library, 14200 Oak Park Blvd. Payne will highlight the southern fugitive slave’s struggle to escape captivity and […]

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools

February 16th 2015

M-Brew, Dino’s and 7-Eleven Offers Help Support Schools Other Businesses Invited to Help (C. Proxmire, Feb. 16, 2015) 7-Eleven $500 Contest and Slurpees for Good Grades With her store sitting on the border of Hazel Park Schools and Ferndale Schools, 7Eleven owner Shellie Hancasky gets to see her fair share of kids and parents. She also […]

Local Churches Doing Drive-Through Ash Wednesday

February 14th 2015

Local Churches Doing Drive-Through Ash Wednesday (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 14, 2015) Ash Wednesday is a day for people of some Christian denominations to have a cross of ashes placed on their forehead as a solemn reminder that human bodies return to the earth after passing on. While this generally comes along with a ceremony, […]

Early College Comes to Ferndale Schools in 2015-2016

February 13th 2015

Early College Comes to Ferndale Schools in 2015-2016 (Ferndale Schools Press Release, Feb. 13, 2015) Early College is a program within a school that allows for students to earn both high school and college credit at the same time (up to 60 total transferable credits and/or an Associate’s Degree) and includes a “fifth year” of […]

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video)

February 10th 2015

Ferndale Schools Considering Custodial Outsourcing (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 10, 2015) Though “it is not a foregone conclusion,” as School Board Trustee Karen Twomey said at their Feb. 9 special meeting, Ferndale Schools is considering whether they might outsource custodial positions in the district. The Board voted unanimously to direct the Clark Hill Law […]

Healing and Community Abound at Jewish Community Center Health Fair

February 9th 2015

Healing and Community Abound at Jewish Community Center Health Fair (C. Proxmire, Aaron Tobin of Tobin Photography, Feb. 9, 2015) Some of the keys to good health are the ability to laugh, to enjoy life, and to be around supportive people. For those who use the Jewish Community Center of Oak Park, these elements are […]

Valentine’s Day Ads for Sale to Support oc115.com!

February 6th 2015

Valentine’s Day Ads for Sale to Support oc115.com! Support local journalism by purchasing a special Valentine’s Day ad for someone you care about. Each ad will be custom designed with a theme of hearts, flowers etc. and your special someone can see their ad on our Valentine’s Day page, AND they will be posted in […]

State Representative Robert Wittenberg Hosting Coffee Hours Feb. 26 and 27

February 5th 2015

State Representative Robert Wittenberg Hosting Coffee Hours Feb. 26 and 27 (Press Release, Feb. 5, 2015) 27th District State Representative Robert Wittenberg is hosting coffee hours in Ferndale and Oak Park for residents to stop in and chat about issues that may be on their minds. The first one is on Feb 26th  at 7pm-8pm […]

Warming Centers & Shelters Through Oakland County

February 5th 2015

Warming Centers & Shelters Through Oakland County (Compiled, Jan. 7, 2015 – Updated Feb. 5, 2015– Check back for updates) The frigid temperatures of winter are upon us, and many have no place to go. The recent death of a homeless man in Pontiac shows the urgency of being able to stay safe and warm. […]

Watch L. Brooks Patterson’s State of the County Live

February 4th 2015

Watch L. Brooks Patterson’s State of the County Live (C. Proxmire, Feb. 4, 2015)     Tonight at 7pm Oakland County Executive Director L. Brooks Patterson will give his State of the County Address live from the Courtyard Marriott in Pontiac.  Watch the speech live courtesy Motown Digital, below:       \ \ \ […]