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Ten Years of Community Journalism: Where We Go From Here

June 10th 2019

Ten Years of Community Journalism: Where We Go From Here (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 9, 2019) Ferndale, MI – The Oakland County Times began a decade ago with the launch of The Ferndale One-Fifteen News.  This online magazine came out on the first and fifteenth of each month for a couple of years before making […]

Metro Times, Freep, and Others Fall Victim to Content Theft, Bad Bot Translations

February 22nd 2019

Metro Times, Freep, and Others Fall Victim to Content Theft, Bad Bot Translations (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 21, 2019) Ferndale, MI- Metro Times, Detroit Free Press (Freep), and Clarkston News are among an untold number of publications whose online articles are being ripped off and slightly changed by a website operator profiting from the thefts. […]

We’ve Passed the 150,000 Mark. Now What?

July 1st 2018

We’ve Passed the 150,000 Mark. Now What? (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 1, 2018) Ferndale, MI – In June the Oakland County Times achieved a milestone. We passed the 150,000 mark reaching 157,344 unique readers for the month.  With 4,244,437 hits and an average of 12,186 visits per day, it’s clear that our grassroots community news […]

Presentation on News, Social Media, Divisive Politics March 7

February 24th 2018

Presentation on News, Social Media, Divisive Politics March 7 Southfield, MI –  How do journalists and publicists uphold the truth in these very troubling, divisive times? The Detroit Press Club and Southfield Public Library present a distinguished panel of journalists and media experts, including Matt Roush, Jennifer Cherry Foster, Eddie Allen and Ed Garsten. The […]

Pontiac’s Menagerie Prepares to Open, Seeking Artists

January 7th 2018

Pontiac’s New Restaurant Menagerie Prepares to Open, Seeking Artists (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 7, 2018) Pontiac, MI – As the Menagerie Lounge prepares for their Feb. 2018 opening in Downtown Pontiac, entrepreneurs and culinary creators April and James Forbes are looking for the finishing touches to make their newest venture one to remember. They are […]

Best Facebook Groups to Join in Your Community (Oakland County)

September 13th 2017

Best Facebook Groups to Join in Your Community (Oakland County) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 13, 2017) Oakland County, MI – Many communities have online forums where people can learn what is going on in their community as well as connect with neighbors.  These are actually a very effective way of finding out what is going […]

Interview: OC Times Founder Talks Development, Transit & Journalism (video)

March 25th 2017

Interview: OC Times Founder Talks Development, Transit & Journalism (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 25, 2017) Bloomfield Twp, MI – Oakland County Times founder Crystal A. Proxmire was recently interviewed by Chuck Moss for the television and internet-based program Eye on Oakland. Discussion focused on developments and transit in communities like Holly, Ferndale, Royal Oak, […]

Baldwin Library Offers Unlimited Access to the New York Times

February 8th 2017

Baldwin Library Offers Unlimited Access to the New York Times (Baldwin Library, Feb. 8, 2017) BIRMINGHAM, MI- Visitors to the Baldwin Library can now enjoy unlimited access to the New York Times online. Stay up-to-date on breaking news, reviews, multimedia, and opinion on Washington, business, sports, movies, travel, books, jobs, education, and more. In recent years, […]

15 Reasons to Support Oakland County 115 News

November 30th 2016

15 Reasons to Support Oakland County 115 News (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 1, 2016) Ferndale, MI – The Oakland County 115 News started in 2009 with just one city.  In the past seven years we have grown in many ways that help keep readers “informed, inspired, and united.” Here are some of the good things […]

Taste of Berkley to Benefit Youth Assistance May 12

April 16th 2016

Taste of Berkley to Benefit Youth Assistance May 12 (EVENT page) Berkley, MI – Taste of Berkley to Benefit Youth Assistance May 12 Celebrate the kickoff of Berkley Days by attending Taste of Berkley to benefit Berkley/Huntington Woods Youth Assistance, Thursday, May 12, 2016 from 6-9pm at Berkley Community Center 2400 Robina Ave, Berkley.  Ages […]