Oak Park

The Day After the Flood: Hard Work, Loss, and Community (video)

August 12th 2014

The Day After the Flood: Hard Work, Loss, and Community (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 12, 2014) NOTE: The video below is an interview with Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison and a man who was trapped in the avalanche. The devastation of Monday night’s record-breaking floods is becoming apparent as the water recedes and people […]

Oak Park Issues Flood Advice… (video)

August 12th 2014

Oak Park Issues Flood Advice, Including Trash, Safety and Cleaning (video) (Erik Tungate, Oak Park City Manager, Aug. 12, 2014) Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream The City of Oak Park has had emergency crews in place since 6 PM on Monday evening dealing with what has become a catastrophic flooding event. As much as […]

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It […]

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

August 11th 2014

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use […]

Ferndale Chamber Welcomes New Executive Director…

August 9th 2014

Ferndale Chamber Welcomes New Executive Director Marina Glagolev (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 9, 2014) The Ferndale Area Chamber/Oak Park Alliance Chamber of Commerce has made their decision for who will take the Executive Director Position. Marina Glagolev will start officially on Aug. 18, 2014. Glagolev is the former Director of Philanthropy at Evangelical Homes of Michigan, […]

Oak Park Gets their Summer Fest On!

August 6th 2014

Oak Park Gets their Summer Fest On! (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 6, 2014) Oak Park Summer Fest grew in its second year, with families and guests of all ages taking part in the two-day event.  Local artists showcased their work. The Oak Park Public Library had its used book sale.  Music and other performances graced […]

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources

August 4th 2014

Primary Elections Aug. 5 – Stories and Other Resources (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) On August 5 voters will be able to vote in the primary elections. There are several community ballot proposals, a statewide proposal, and a county-wide proposal on funding for public transportation, elections for some District Court Judge positions and primaries […]

Ferndale Schools Big Change: Superintendent Blake Prewitt (video)

July 30th 2014

Ferndale Schools Big Change: Superintendent Blake Prewitt (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 30, 2014) There’s a new Superintendent in town, an almost all new administration in fact. When students return to Ferndale Schools in the fall they may notice a nearly complete change in leadership as the new administration takes over. Blake Prewitt, a former […]

Oak Park Summer Fest Aug. 2-3

July 28th 2014

Oak Park Summer Fest Aug. 2-3 (OPACC Press Release, July 28, 2014) The City of Oak Park, MI is having its first Annual Summer Fest August 2-3, 2014. To build upon last year’s one day Art Fair and Summer Splash, the Summer Fest will be a two day event the first weekend of August. This […]

Berkley Dems Meet 27th District State Rep Candidates (video)

July 27th 2014

Berkley Dems Meet 27th District State Rep Candidates (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2014) On a sunny Thursday evening four of the five Democratic candidates for the 27th District State House of Representatives Seat enjoyed a cook out with the Berkley Democratic Club. The candidates took a few minutes to give introductions and had […]

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