Oak Park

Tai Fai in Oak Park Celebrates Anniversary and Expansion

September 1st 2014

Tai Fai in Oak Park Celebrates Anniversary and Expansion (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 1, 2014) In a celebration complete with dancing dragons, a ribbon cutting, and a buffet of incredible cuisine, Tai Fai in Oak Park shared their success and expansion with the public on Aug. 28. The name “Tai Fai” means “great and fast” […]

Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices

August 31st 2014

ALERT: Families in Several Cities Sent Deceptive School Enrollment Notices from EAA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 31, 2014) Families across South Oakland County have been receiving strange notices in the mail saying that their children are to report to EAA-run schools on the first day of class instead of their own. Titled “Confirmation of 2014-2015 […]

Oak Park Shares Rodent Control Precautions

August 31st 2014

Oak Park Shares Rodent Control Precautions (City of Oak Park, Aug. 31, 2104) The City of Oak Park sent out the following guidelines to help residents control rats and rodents in the community. The tips are useful for any community: Here are seven actions you can take to control the rodent population and help keep […]

Mayors Share Wisdom with Girl Scouts at Camp Moxie (video)

August 29th 2014

Mayors Share Wisdom with Girl Scouts at Camp Moxie (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2014) In a world where women don’t always support each other as well as they could, three organizations partner together to change that. The Girl Scouts of SE Michigan, Michigan Women’s Foundation, and the Women Official’s Network Foundation hosted Camp […]

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water

August 29th 2014

4th & 5th Graders: Art Contest for Calendar about Protecting Water (press release, Aug. 29, 2014) Oakland County Water Resource Commission invites 4th and 5th grade students in Oakland County to submit drawings depicting how we can all protect our lakes, streams and rivers from pollution, as well as how to conserve water.  Winning entries are […]

Essential School Bus Tips!

August 29th 2014

Essential School Bus Tips! (Bloomfield Hills Schools, Aug. 29, 2014) Over the summer, we asked our bus drivers to tell us what they wish children and parents would know, prior to the start of the school year. They gave us the following tips: ~The bus is not recess time. ~Students and parents should wait for […]

Ferndale Schools Hosts Welcome Breakfast for Staff (video)

August 28th 2014

Dignity, Diversity & Dreams: Ferndale Schools Hosts Welcome Breakfast for Staff (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 28, 2014) Nearly 300 people make the Ferndale School District work, and this year they were welcomed back with a special breakfast courtesy of the Ferndale School Board, businesses and community members, and the new administration. Optimism filled the […]

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary

August 26th 2014

A Look at Low Voter Turn Out Rates in the Aug. 5 Primary (Guest Column by Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Aug. 26, 2014) Access to more detailed, geographically focused data sets, combined with the developed of more sophisticated mapping (GIS) systems, have made the Redistricting  (gerrymandering)  process more sophisticated.  This has allowed the […]

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash

August 26th 2014

SOCRRA Holds Special Meeting with Updates on the Trash (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2014) UPDATE:  Recycling is expected to resume for all communities Sept. 8. It may seem like thing are returning to normal as the trash generated from recent flooding gets collected from the curbs, but the struggle for cities continues. SOCRRA (South […]

Oak Park Welcomes New Dept. Heads

August 25th 2014

Oak Park Welcomes New Dept. Heads (City of Oak Park “Oak Park Branch,” Aug. 25, 2014) This summer, Kimberly Marrone and Julie Hall joined the executive management team as the City’s new Community & Economic Development Manager and Director of Recreation, respectively. Manager Marrone most recently served as Executive Director of the Imlay City Downtown […]