Drag Queen Story Time at Huntington Woods Library Oct 20

Drag Queen Story Time at Huntington Woods Library Oct 20 Huntington Woods, MI- Drag Queen Storytime is just what it sounds like—drag queens reading stories to children in libraries, schools, and bookstores. DQS captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood and gives kids glamorous, positive, and unabashedly queer role models. In…

2018 Candidate Interview: John Himmelspach for Waterford School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: John Himmelspach for Waterford School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2018) Waterford, Independence Township, West Bloomfield, MI- John Himmelspach is running for re-election to the Waterford School Board. There are five people running for two seats.  Candidates are Margaret Bryce, Kent Douglas, John Himmelspach, Julie Josselyn and Joan Sutherland. This is…

2018 Candidate Interview: Susan Tower for Brandon School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Susan Tower for Brandon School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2018) Ortonville, Brandon Township, MI – Susan Tower is running for Brandon School Board. There are six people running for three positions.  The candidates are Sarah Allen, Melissa Clark, Bob Eisminger, Sarah Leoni, Diane Salter and Susan Tower. This is a…

2018 Candidate Interview: Menachem Hojda for Oak Park School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Menachem Hojda for Oak Park School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2018) Oak Park, Royal Oak Township, MI- Menachem Hojda is running for re-election to the Oak Park School Board. There are three candidates running for three seats. The candidates are Dawn Corporan, Menachem Hojda and Albert A. Smith III. This…

2018 Candidate Interview: Suzanne Lynn for Northville School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Suzanne Lynn for Northville School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2018) Northville, Northville Township, Novi, Salem, South Lyon, MI – Suzanne Lynn is running for Northville School Board. There are four people running for three seats. This is a nonpartisan position with a four year term. Candidates are Roland Hwang, Angela…

2018 Candidate Interview: Mike Lewis for Birmingham School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Mike Lewis for Birmingham School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 30, 2018) Bingham Farms, Beverly Hills, Southfield, Southfield Township, West Bloomfield, Franklin, Bloomfield Hills, Birmingham, MI- Mike Lewis is running for Trustee of Birmingham School Board. There are seven people running for three seats. On the ballot are Lory Dolan, Amy Hochkammer,…

2018 Candidate Interview: Sue Wylie for Clarkston City Council

2018 Candidate Interview: Sue Wylie for Clarkston City Council (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2018) Clarkston, MI- Sue Wylie is running for re-election to Clarkston City Council. There are five people running for three positions.  On the ballot are: Al Avery, Sharron Catallo, Rick Detkowski, Hampton Swayne and Sue Wylie. This is a non-partisan position…

2018 Candidate Interview: Mike Cascone for Clarkston City Council (partial term)

2018 Candidate Interview: Mike Cascone for Clarkston City Council (partial term) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 29, 2018) Clarkston, MI- Michael (Mike) Cascone is running for City Council in Clarkston for a partial term seat that ends Nov. 11, 2019. There are two people running for one seat: Mike Cascone and David Marsh. There is also…

2018 Candidate Interview: Steven LaPlante for Holly Township Parks Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Steven LaPlante for Holly Township Parks Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 28, 2018) Holly Township, MI- Steven LaPlante is running as a Republican for Holly Township Parks Board.  Libertarian Liam Feeney and Democrat Tony Engelberg are both running as write-in candidates after falling short of the required number of write-in votes during…

Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards

Four Stories of Service from the 2018 WONder Woman Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 27, 2018) Troy, MI- The first column Rochelle Riley ever wrote was for the Courier-Journal newspaper in Louisville, KY.  In it she called out city leaders for failing to honor hometown icon Muhammad Ali by letting his boyhood home deteriorate and…

Madison Hts. Man Arrested after Speeding w/Garbage Bags of Marijuana in Van

Madison Hts. Man Arrested after Speeding w/Garbage Bags of Marijuana in Van (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Sept. 28, 2018) Rochester Hills, Madison Heights, MI – A Deputy conducted a traffic stop for excessive speed on a full-size 2000 Chevrolet 1500 van in the area of Auburn Road and Primrose Lane.  While Deputies had the van…

2018 Candidate Interview: Mary Hanser for Oxford School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Mary Hanser for Oxford School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 28, 2018) Oxford, Lake Orion, Leonard, Lapeer County, MI- Mary Hanser is running for Oxford School Board. There are five people running for four positions. This is a non-partisan office with a four year term. Candidates are Korey M. Bailey, Erick Foster,…

2018 Candidate Interview: Howard Baron for Bloomfield Hills School Board

2018 Candidate Interview: Howard Baron for Bloomfield Hills School Board (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 23, 2018) Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township West Bloomfield, Orchard Lake, Troy, MI- Howard Baron running for re-election to Bloomfield Hills School Board. This is a non-partisan position. There are four seats available with four year terms. Candidates are Howard Baron, Jennifer Cook, Lisa…

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President

Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana Named Michigan Municipal League Board President (MML, Sept. 27, 2018) Grand Rapids, Ferndale, Pontiac, MI – Ferndale Councilmember Melanie Piana was selected as the 2018-19 president of the Michigan Municipal League Board of Trustees. Piana was named board president by the 18-member board during the Michigan Municipal League’s 2018 Convention that…

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video)

Kikki Challenge Moves & Healthy Messages from Kids across the County (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 24, 2018) Pontiac, Lake Orion, Southfield, Ferndale, MI- Groups in four Oakland County communities have taken the “Kiki Challenge” to a new level – harnessing the power of this social media trend to spread messages of positive mental health.…