Oak Park

The stories of 2014 Part 3 of 4 – July through September

January 1st 2015

The stories of 2014 Part 3 of 4 – July through September (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 1, 2015) This has been an amazing year as the oc115 has ventured on the path of county-wide news coverage. From feel-good stories of neighbors helping each other to mass expressions of love, to the challenges of local governments, […]

The stories of 2014 Part 4 of 4 – October through December

January 1st 2015

The stories of 2014 Part 4 of 4 – October through December (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 1, 2015) This has been an amazing year as the oc115 has ventured on the path of county-wide news coverage. From feel-good stories of neighbors helping each other to mass expressions of love, to the challenges of local governments, […]

Chabad-Lubavitch Chanukah Parade Shares Light…

December 19th 2014

Chabad-Lubavitch Chanukah Parade Shares Light Through Oak Park, Royal Oak and Birmingham (Photos and Interview by Aaron Tobin, Dec. 19, 2014) Dec. 17 was a day to celebrate light as the Labavitch Chanukah Parade made its way through Oak Park, Huntington Woods, Royal Oak and Birmingham “The idea was to reach as many Jews and non-Jews […]

Southfield Skyscraper’s Demolition Felt Miles Away (video)

December 14th 2014

Southfield Skyscraper’s Demolition Felt Miles Away (video) (Crystal Proxmire, video by Amy Probst, Dec. 14, 2014) At 8:30am Sunday a rumble like thunder was felt at least five miles away from 9 Mile and Northwestern Highway, where a 17-story building was demolished by implosion. North Park Plaza was built 42years ago. Oakland Community College bought […]

… Help with S. Oakland County Homeless Count Day Jan. 28

December 12th 2014

Volunteers Needed to Help with South Oakland County Homeless Count Day Jan. 28 (Royal Oak Press Release, Dec. 12, 2014) The City of Royal Oak is working in conjunction with the Oakland County Alliance For Housing to conduct a point-In-time count of homeless individuals on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Volunteers are needed. This one-day, approximately […]

…Grants Awarded…Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included

December 8th 2014

State Training Fund Grants Awarded: Businesses in Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included (Adapted from Oakland County Press Release, Dec 8, 2014) Thirteen Oakland County companies received almost $700,000 from the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, enabling them to hire nearly 1,300 new employees while upgrading the skills of more than 700 current employees. […]

…Ellen Cogen Lipton Honors Sister & Public Education… (video)

December 7th 2014

State Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton Honors Sister and Public Education in Farewell Speech (video) (C. Proxmire, Dec. 7, 2014) (scroll to bottom for video) At the end of three terms in the House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton of Huntington Woods said farewell with a sentimental speech honoring her sister and touting the importance of […]

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center

November 30th 2014

SOCRRA Accepting Styrofoam at Drop Off Center (Compiled, Nov. 30, 2014) SOCRRA [Southeast Oakland County Resource Recovery Authority] is now accepting Styrofoam at their Drop-Off Center in Troy, starting December 1. You can now drop off the following items: Cups and takeout containers Egg cartons Rinsed meat trays Food trays/lunch trays (No Styrofoam peanuts) All […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Grant School 2014 (video)

November 27th 2014

Happy Thanksgiving from Grant School 2014 (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 27, 2014) At Grant School in Ferndale there is a Thanksgiving tradition of a shared meal and a performance by the little ones.  The three and four year old preschoolers sang a turkey-themed song before joining their proud parents for a feast of turkey, […]

Ferndale Sixth Graders Learn About Giving Through Food Pantry

November 26th 2014

    Ferndale Sixth Graders Learn About Giving Through Food Pantry (C. Proxmire, Nov. 26, 2014) Last week the kids at JFK School learned something that many Ferndale area grown-ups may not even know about: a food pantry right in their own community! Sixth graders from Greg Williamson and Elaine Zold’s classes took a field […]