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Lake Orion DDA’s Pam Belding Leaves to Pursue Writing Career

August 18th 2019

My decision to resign was made knowing I’m leaving Lake Orion in their very capable hands.

MML #4: Planning Makes Downtown Revival Happen

October 21st 2018

  MML #4: Planning Makes Downtown Revival Happen (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2018) Grand Rapids, MI- Downtowns across Michigan vary.  Some are desolate ghost towns, bypassed by highways and snubbed for big box stores. While others are vibrant centers of community life. Thriving downtowns do not happen by accident, and while there can be […]

Downtown Auburn Hills Hosting Sweepstakes through Summer

June 4th 2018

Downtown Auburn Hills Hosting Sweepstakes through Summer Auburn Hills, MI – The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, announces an incredible opportunity to win a dream vacation, hosted by the Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA). In an effort to increase foot traffic during construction, the TIFA Board launched a […]

Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories

May 12th 2018

Oakland County Celebrates Main Street Success Stories (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 12, 2018) Pontiac, MI – The superheroes of downtowns throughout Oakland County gathered at the Strand Theater in Pontiac Thursday evening for the annual “Main Event,” recognizing accomplishments of communities in the Main Street Oakland County program. The program provides planning, resources and sharing […]

MML#6 – The Future of DDA and TIF Funding

April 13th 2017

MML#6 – The Future of DDA and TIF Funding (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 13, 2017) Lansing, MI – There are 640 TIF Authorities through the state, and sometimes their value gets questioned when budgets get tight.  As the Michigan Legislature discusses potential change to the Downtown Development Authority Act and other Tax Increment Funding (TIF) […]

Pirate Day Gives Kids a Chance to Explore Downtown Holly

August 1st 2016

Pirate Day Gives Kids a Chance to Explore Downtown Holly (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 1, 2016) Holly, MI – The cozy historic strip of Saginaw Street that makes up Downtown Holly was reportedly over-run by pirates Friday evening.  Thankfully they were only children (and some adults) dressed up like pirates. And while they were not […]

Royal Oak Wins Smart Growth America Workshop

December 27th 2015

Royal Oak Wins Smart Growth America Workshop (City of Royal Oak Press Release, Dec. 27, 2015) ROYAL OAK, MI – Royal Oak’s work to make downtown a more walkable, attractive destination has helped the city win a national competitive award Smart Growth America—a national nonprofit that advocates for better cities, towns, and neighborhoods—announced today that […]

Councilperson Lennon Catches Shoplifter at Dollar Castle

August 29th 2011

Councilperson Michael Lennon relied on his police officer instincts to help employees at Dollar Castle (200 W. 9 Mile) catch and detain a shoplifter.

Lots to Learn at Live Green Fair

July 17th 2011

The weather was sunny and hot on Saturday, but there were many information booths showing you the way to keep cool and take care of the planet at the same time at the Ferndale Live Green Fair…

Andrea Johns takes the Leash for Thursday’s Fido Does Ferndale

July 17th 2011

The proceeds from this year’s Fido Does Ferndale event will be used to install a doggie drinking fountain in Schiffer Park. For more information visit the Fido Does Ferndale Facebook Page.