Birmingham Winter Markt Warms Souls with German Tradition

Birmingham Winter Markt Warms Souls with German Tradition (C. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2014) This weekend’s Winter Markt in Downtown Birmingham has Shain Park looking like a German village around holiday time. With vendors lined in tents, traditional German food, and gatherings for music, stories and crafts, the event overcomes any chilliness in the air. In…

Crafters Gather for 2014 Holiday Showplace in Ferndale

Crafters Gather for 2014 Holiday Showplace in Ferndale (C. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2014)   The Kulick Community Center in Ferndale was packed with holiday cheer and fun craft items for the 2014 Holiday Showplace. The annual event raises money for Ferndale Recreation while giving people an opportunity to share their creativity with potential customers. Among…

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15…

New Data: Oakland County has 13 of the top 15 richest zip codes in Michigan (Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge and Founder of Data Driven Detroit, Dec. 4, 2014) The Census Bureau released the latest file from the American Community Survey today, December 4. This file covers the period 2009-2013 and allows for the…

Birmingham Seeks Information on Retail Fraud Suspects

Birmingham Seeks Information on Retail Fraud Suspects (Birmingham Police Press Release, Dec.4, 2014)   BIRMINGHAM, MI, December 4, 2014 – The Birmingham Police Department has asked the community for help with identifying two retail fraud suspects. Two unknown men recently entered Merwins Antiques Gallery at 554 North Old Woodward. One of them distracted the owner…

Birmingham Man Admits “Tagging” in Downtown Ferndale

Birmingham Man Admits “Tagging” in Downtown Ferndale (Ferndale Police Report, Dec. 4, 2014) GRAFFITI DAMAGE: On 12/03/14 at about 1:30 in the morning, Ferndale police responded to Sneakers Bar on Woodward after receiving information that a man had spray painted graffiti on buildings, dumpsters, and a truck. A person witnessed the vandal after he did…

Man Charged with Making False Report of Armed Robbery in Ferndale

Man Charged with Making False Report of Armed Robbery in Ferndale (Ferndale Police Report, Dec. 4, 2014) FALSE REPORT OF ARMED ROBBERY On 11/28/14 (Friday morning after Thanksgiving), Ferndale Police responded to a report of an armed robbery involving a gun. Officers met with a man (Marc COX) in Hazel Park on Goulson near the…

Ellen Cogen Lipton’s Final Coffee Hour as State Rep Dec. 9

Ellen Cogen Lipton’s Final Coffee Hour as State Rep Dec. 9 (Press Release, Dec. 2, 2014) State Representative Ellen Cogen Lipton (D-Huntington Woods) invites residents to attend her upcoming and final coffee hour to discuss state and community issues, including proposals to fund road repairs and other matters expected to come up in the Legislature…

Task-force Seeks Nominations for Martin Luther King Jr. Awards…

Task-force Seeks Nominations for Martin Luther King Jr. Awards in Southfield and Lathrup Village (Southfield Press Release, Dec. 2, 2014) The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Task Force of Southfield is currently seeking nominations for the 2015 MLK Community Service Award. The award honors one individual each year who best exemplifies the qualities of the…