Southfield

Ferndale Police Officers Caught in Middle of Night Prank…

September 12th 2014

Ferndale Police Officers Caught in Middle of Night Prank Involving Stray Dog (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 12, 2014) “It’s infantile. It’s grade school-ish, middle school-ish at best,” that’s what Ferndale Police Lt. William Wilson told Hank Winchester of WDIV News in response to a prank played by officers involving a stray dog that had been […]

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help

September 11th 2014

Ready for the Next Emergency? How a Home Inventory Can Help (Sam Moore, Unique Home & Business Inventory, Sept 11, 2014) NOTE: Sam Moore is the owner of Unique Home and Business Inventory. After learning about his service during the flooding crisis, we asked him to share a write up about his work as another […]

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors

September 11th 2014

Oakland Literacy Council Celebrates 30 Years, Seeks Tutors (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept 11, 2014) Reading is such a fundamental part of society, that it may be hard to imagine not being able to. Yet in Oakland County there are 170,000 illiterate adults, a problem that the Oakland Literacy Council is tackling one human being at […]

Goodbye Gazelle: Remembrance of a Friend Lost to Suicide

September 10th 2014

Goodbye Gazelle: Remembrance of a Friend Lost to Suicide (Jennifer Russell, Sept. 10, 2014) “What books are you reading, matey?” This was the first question she ever asked me after the pleasantries were finished, and she nodded at the stack of books I had brought in. At one point in time – prior to my […]

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made

September 9th 2014

Regional Water Authority Agreement Made (Oakland County Press Release, Sept. 9, 2014) Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the City of Detroit, Wayne and Macomb counties, and the State of Michigan that recommends the creation of a regional water authority. The proposed regional water authority will have […]

Viral Respiratory Infections on the Rise, Especially Among Kids

September 9th 2014

Viral Respiratory Infections on the Rise, Especially Among Kids (Oakland County Health Division, Sept. 9, 2014) With reports of Enterovirus D68 on the rise through the country, Oakland County Health Division has come out with a fact sheet about the infection. Reports vary as to whether this has been confirmed in Michigan or not, though […]

Thursday Night Series, Exploring Food at the Southfield Library, Sept 18-Nov 6

September 8th 2014

Thursday Night Series, Exploring Food at the Southfield Library, Sept 18-Nov 6 (SPL Press Release, Sept. 8, 2014) Let’s talk about food! The Southfield Public Library’s Fall Humanities series begins on September 18, and will meet each Thursdays through November 6 from 1:30-3 p.m. in the Meeting Room. Join us as we talk about the […]

Student Could Win Trip… in Leadership Essay Contest

September 6th 2014

Student Could Win Trip to Congress of Cities in Leadership Essay Contest (MML Press Release, intro by Jay Foreman, Sept. 6, 2014) As we know, today’s teenagers will become tomorrow’s leaders. Who will they ultimately be and how will they get there? Some will take themselves into this direction consciously while others will get there […]

OC Taskforce Advocating for Public Education Mtg. Sept 29

September 6th 2014

Oakland County Taskforce Advocating for Public Education Meeting Sept 29 (Oakland Schools press release, Sept. 6, 2014) Oakland County Taskforce Advocating for Public Education will be having a meeting on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 from 6pm-7pm at Oakland Schools, 2111 Pontiac Lake Road in Waterford. The meeting will include a welcome and introduction, and overview […]

363 Auto Fatalities Last Year: SEMCOG Survey Seeks Answers

September 5th 2014

363 Auto Fatalities Last Year: SEMCOG Survey Seeks Answers (SEMCOG Press Release, Sept. 5, 2014)   Last year there were more than 128,000 traffic crashes in the Metro Detroit area in which 363 people lost their lives and over 35,000 were injured. And we are in the last month of the busy summer travel season […]