Highland Celebrates First Fall Festival

Highland Celebrates First Fall Festival (Becky Hammond, Oct. 9, 2017) Highland Township, MI – Welcoming the shortening days and changing of the leaves, the inaugural Highland Fall Festival took place Saturday in Northwest Oakland County. Among the festivities were locally adapted versions of traditional Scottish games, including tossing the corn shock, apple sling-shotting and hurling…

Movie-Themed Windows Come Alive in Rochester’s Posed Event

Movie-Themed Windows Come Alive in Rochester’s Posed Event (Diane Williams Shaw, Oct. 6, 2017) Rochester, MI – Downtown Rochester storefronts came to life Thursday night with displays from favorite movies with live mannequins giving their best poses for the passers-by. “We enjoy the event,” said Diane Williams Shaw who took pictures as she went from…

Fly High for Ferndale: Video of Fight Song Made w/Students and Staff

Fly High for Ferndale: Video of Fight Song Made w/Students and Staff (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 16, 2017) Ferndale, MI – Do you know the Ferndale Fight Song? If you don’t, you can learn it now thanks to a video made by Amy Butters and Helen Lambrix featuring dozens of students and administrators of Ferndale…

Oakland County Celebrates New Animal Shelter and Adoption Center

Oakland County Celebrates New Animal Shelter and Adoption Center (Cheryl Weiss, Oct. 6, 2017) Pontiac, MI – Oakland County’s stray and surrendered pets have a new $15.5 million state-of-the-art facility as they wait to be adopted to their forever families.  The Oakland County Animal Shelter and Pet Adoption Center held their grand opening on Wednesday,…

It’s Not Just About the Suit: Sex Discrimination Case Arguments Heard in Court of Appeals

It’s Not Just About the Suit: Sex Discrimination Case Arguments Heard in Court of Appeals (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 6, 2017) CINCINNATI, OHIO – Justice Helene White of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals questioned attorney Douglas G. Wardlow on Wednesday during his oral argument on behalf of R.G. &. G.R. Harris Funeral Homes who…

Ferndale Literacy Project Growing into Second Year, Seeking Volunteers and Support

Ferndale Literacy Project Growing into Second Year, Seeking Volunteers and Support The Detroit Regional Chamber estimated that only 44 percent of third grade students in southeast Michigan were reading at grade level last year. Literacy in Metro Detroit has been alarming industry leaders for a number of years now. When the Detroit Regional Chamber –…