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Safety and Fun Spotlighted in Downtown Ferndale Bike Rodeo

May 27th 2018

Safety and Fun Spotlighted in Downtown Ferndale Bike Rodeo (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 27, 2018) Ferndale, MI – Free helmets, bicycle safety checks, licenses and a test riding course were all part of the annual Downtown Ferndale Bike Rodeo held May 17. Eighteen month old Denver Carter and his mom watched while four-year-old Keegan Carter […]

Melting Snow and Rain Causing Issues on Gravel Roads, Caution Urged

February 20th 2018

Melting Snow and Rain Causing Issues on Gravel Roads, Caution Urged (RCOC, Feb. 20, 2018) Oakland County, MI – The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) advises drivers to use caution on gravel roads during the upcoming weeks. Rain mixed with snowmelt on many of the nearly 760 miles of gravel roads in Oakland County […]

Prevent Tragedy by Knowing Facts about Carbon Monoxide

November 12th 2017

Prevent Tragedy by Knowing Facts about Carbon Monoxide (C. Proxmire, Nov. 12, 2017) Each year people die from Carbon Monoxide poisoning. This Carbon Monoxide Safety Fact Sheet can help ensure you have all of the recommended warning, detection, and preventative maintenance measures in place to keep you and your family safe to avoid tragedy. The […]

Bicycle Safety Reminders

August 21st 2017

Bicycle Safety Reminders (Jerry Walker, Village of Holly Manager, Aug. 21, 2017) What a fun-filled summer we have had in the village, with lots of events and activities for all.  I have enjoyed seeing many people use the bike lanes to get around.  As we continue to use the bike lanes, here are some tips to […]

Free Smoke Detectors Available Through Red Cross

February 28th 2017

Free Smoke Detectors Available Through Red Cross (American Red Cross Michigan Region, Feb. 28, 2017) Oakland County, MI – The American Red Cross Michigan Region is offering free smoke detectors. Here’s how… Fill out the Smoke Alarm Request Form ~The Red Cross and its partners will install a limited number of free smoke alarms for […]

Royal Oak Officials to Discuss 12 Mile Road Speed Limit Increase

December 18th 2016

Royal Oak Officials to Discuss 12 Mile Road Speed Limit Increase Royal Oak, MI – Should the speed limit on 12 Mile Road be raised? This question will be discussed at Monday’s Royal Oak City Commission meeting. According to the agenda packet, the City of Royal Oak and the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) […]

Wintertime Furnace Maintenance Important for Safety and Efficiency

December 6th 2016

Wintertime Furnace Maintenance Important for Safety and Efficiency (LARA – MI Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Dec. 6, 2016) As the weather has turned colder, now is the best time for an inspection and tune up of your home heating system by a properly licensed mechanical contractor to make sure your system is operating […]

Tips for Elevator & Escalator Safety Week

November 14th 2016

Tips for Elevator & Escalator Safety Week (Office of Gov. Rick Snyder, Nov. 14, 2016) Lansing, MI – Gov. Rick Snyder has declared November 13-19 as Elevator Escalator Safety Awareness Week to educate the public to ride safely when using elevators, escalators, and moving walks.  The state of Michigan has nearly 27,000 elevators and escalators. […]

Readers Urged to Check Thermostats for Recall Notices after Fire in Troy

September 15th 2016

Readers Urged to Check Thermostats for Recall Notices after Fire in Troy (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 15, 2016) Troy, MI -The folks at Troy Medical Plaza had no idea that the thermostat in their building had been similar to one ordered recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (SPSC) until it caught fire on Wednesday […]

FDA Changes Policy on Gay Men Donating Blood

December 30th 2015

FDA Changes Policy on Gay Men Donating Blood (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 30, 3015) Washington, DC – The FDA announced on Dec. 21 that men who had sex with men (MSM) would be allowed to donate blood as long as they had not had sexual contact in over a year. Previously there was a lifetime […]