2016 Candidate Interview State Representative Joe Graves 51st District

2016 Candidate Interview State Representative Joe Graves 51st District (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 4, 2016)   Holly, MI – State Representative for the 51st District Joseph (Joe) Graves is hoping to be the longest-serving member of the legislature since term limits were instituted. He began serving in March 2012 with  partial term that will give…

2016 Candidate Interview Ryan Bladzik for State Rep 51st District (video)

2016 Candidate Interview Ryan Bladzik for State Rep 51st District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 4, 2016)   Holly, MI – State Representative for the 51st District Joseph (Joe) Graves is facing a challenger on Nov. 8 with Democrat Ryan Blazik running against him. Blazik is the current Village President of Holly, and will be…

Ferndale Library Celebrates Expanded Hours With ‘First Friday’ Festivities, Sep 9

Ferndale Library Celebrates Expanded Hours With ‘First Friday’ Festivities, Sep 9 (Event Page) FERNDALE, Mich. (Aug 29, 2016)– The Ferndale Area District Library staff is ecstatic to be back on Fridays, opening its doors again Sep. 9 at 10 am for the first time in more than two years. Ferndale citizens went to the polls…

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham (Event Page) Birmingham, MI –   On Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 7pm to 8:30pm transit activists will share information on the Regional Transit Plan that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.    The meeting is at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham This November, citizens…

Woodward Travelers Can Avoid Transfer at 8 Mile as RTA Announces Reflex Bus Service

Woodward Travelers Can Avoid Transfer at 8 Mile as RTA Announces Reflex Bus Service (Regional Transit Authority, Sept 1, 2016) Detroit, MI  – The Detroit Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation (SMART) are partnering with The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) to launch a new service called…

What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy?

    What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy? (Kurt Metzger, Sept. 1, 2016) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Does anyone care about Voter Turnout any more – especially in the primaries? While it is my hope (though I have grave doubts, especially with primary turnout) that voters realize how often primaries determine most…

Drain Commissioner & Drag Star Lady T Warn Against Flushing…

Drain Commissioner and Drag Star Lady T Warn Against Flushing Inappropriate Items (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept.1, 2016) Pontiac, MI – “Oh Shhhhhhh……..” says the cigarette-smoking drag queen matriarch just before a house explodes on screen in a PSA about toilet-flushing made by the folks at the Oakland County Water Resources Commission. Though your house will…

Reporter Food: GreenSpace Cafe’s American Beauty & Quinoa Lentil Burger

Reporter Food: GreenSpace Cafe’s American Beauty & Quinoa Lentil Burger (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 31, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  GreenSpace Cafe in Downtown Ferndale is now open for lunch, so that’s where I picked for today’s meeting with a local development expert who’d not eaten there before.  I’d had Greenspace just once before and both…

Voices of Transgender Pride: Dan Herrle (2 of 15)

Voices of Transgender Pride:  Dan Herrle  (2 of 15) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 1, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  The largest gathering of transgender people in Michigan happens every year in Ferndale with over 200 gender non-conforming individuals and supporters coming together for Transgender Pride in the Park. An unexpected downpour had nearly 100 people huddled…

Berkley Counselors Offering Free Sessions for those Impacted by Ferndale Woman’s Murder

Berkley Counselors Offering Free Sessions for those Impacted by Ferndale Woman’s Murder (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 29, 2016) Berkley, MI – The death of Amy Brede sent shock and sadness through the Ferndale community where the 39 year old woman was strangled to death in her back yard by a male acquaintance.  The killer Matthew…

Holly: Weekend in the Country Vintage Market Sept. 23-24

Holly: Weekend in the Country Vintage Market Sept. 23-24 (Event Page) Holly, MI – Join Weekend in the Country Vintage Market and send summer off in vintage style! Weekend in the Country Vintage Market presents their 5th annual Main Market. Leave your rain boots and umbrella at home because the Market is NOW INDOOR in…