Southfield International Festival Connects…

Southfield International Festival Connects Community Across Cultures (video) (Crystal A Proxmire, Nov. 19 2017) Southfield, MI – Simone Simmons took the mic during a performance of African Drum music and dancing at the 2017 Southfield International Festival, and recited Sojourner Truth’s poem about freedom and equality called “Ain’t I a Woman.” The girl had learned…

Ortonville Shooting Suspect Michael Quigley is in Custody

Ortonville Shooting Suspect Michael Quigley is in Custody (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Nov. 15, 2017) Ortonville, MI  – As of 5:20pm, Michael Joseph Quigley, the suspect wanted in the attempted murder in Brandon Township, has been detained and is in the custody of the Sheriff’s Office. Captain Gary Miller will be providing an update at…

Details Released in Ortonville Shooting, Suspect Still at Large

Details Released in Ortonville Shooting, Suspect Still at Large (Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Nov. 15, 2017) Ortonville, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Brandon Township Substation is investigating the attempted murder of two Brandon Township residents, who were both shot in the head in the evening of November 14, 2017, in the 90 block…

Manhunt Underway in Ortonville After Two People Shot – UPDATED

Manhunt Underway in Ortonville After Two People Shot (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 14, 2017) Ortonville, MI – Residents in Ortonville spent Tuesday night in fear as Oakland County Sheriff”s deputies and Michigan State Police scoured the Village for a man they consider armed and dangerous after shooting a man and woman at an apartment complex…

Michigan Works! Southfield to Offer Free Business Counseling

Michigan Works! Southfield to Offer Free Business Counseling (City of Southfield, Nov. 15, 2017) SOUTHFIELD, MI— Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center will offer free business counseling on the first Tuesday of each month at Michigan Works! Southfield, 21415 Civic Center Drive, Suite 116. Oakland County’s One Stop Shop Business Center will offer business…

Very Hungry Caterpillar Scarecrow Wins Decoration Contest

Very Hungry Caterpillar Scarecrow Wins Decoration Contest (City of Huntington Woods, Nov. 11, 2017) Huntington Woods, MI – The winner of the BART Board (Beautification, Public Art & Tree Advisory Board) scarecrow decorating contest is the Very-Hungry Caterpillar scarecrow at 12775 Lincoln!  Twenty-three homes participated and 138 ballots were cast.  Congratulations to the Stayer family…

Jodi Wong, Illitch Charities and Others Earn AFP Philanthropy Awards

Jodi Wong, Illitch Charities and Others Earn AFP Philanthropy Awards (AFP, Nov. 11, 2017) Madison Heights, MI – National Philanthropy Day is Wednesday, November 15, and several Southeastern Michigan residents, companies and organizations have been honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Greater Detroit Chapter for their charitable giving and volunteering. The philanthropists, volunteers…

Nov 2017 Voter Turnout Across Oakland County

November 7 Election Turnout Across Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Pleasant Ridge Reelected Mayor, Nov. 8, 2017) Pleasant Ridge, MI – It has become tradition that Crystal Proxmire and I review voter turnout rates after each election.  While yesterday’s election was considered an off-year election (odd numbered years), the fact that many communities were voting on…