Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696

Pleasant Ridge Celebrates 25th Birthday of I-696 (Cheryl Weiss, Photography by Thomas Treuter Photography, Jan. 18,2015) The Historical Society of Pleasant Ridge held a 25th birthday celebration for I-696 on Thursday, January 15, 2015 with approximately 80 residents and interested residents from neighboring communities. They gathered at the Pleasant Ridge Community Center to view a…

Waterford Police Searching for Woman Who Carjacked and Ran Over Senior UPDATED

Waterford Police Searching for Woman Who Carjacked and Ran Over Senior UPDATED (C. Proxmire, Jan. 18, 2015) Waterford Police are searching for 38-year-old Ruth Pozdol, who they believe may be responsible for the car-jacking and killing of a 76-year-old man in Waterford today. The killing happened at 11am Sunday morning at the Burger King at…

Vehicle Left Running and Unlocked Stolen from Pontiac Gas Station

Vehicle Left Running and Unlocked Stolen from Pontiac Gas Station (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Jan. 18, 2015) INCIDENT: 0430 Hours- Jan 17, 2015 – City of Pontiac-Vehicle Theft -UDAA/ Auto Theft Callout #15-8171. SUMMARY: Deputies were dispatched to the Marathon Gas station located at Baldwin and Montcalm for the report of a stolen vehicle. Deputies…

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016

Michigan Students will get SAT Instead of ACT Starting in 2016 (Michigan Department of Education Press Release, Jan. 18, 2015) All Michigan high school juniors will begin taking the SAT as the state-administered college assessment exam beginning in 2016 after the College Board won the three-year competitively-bid contract, the Michigan Department of Education and Department…

Bird Banding Demonstration at EL Johnson Nature Center Feb. 7

Bird Banding Demonstration at EL Johnson Nature Center Feb. 7 (Press release, Jan. 17, 2015) Join us at the E.L. Johnson Nature Center for the Winter Bird Banding on Saturday February 7, 2015 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am! Allen Chartier, one of Michigan’s premier birding experts, will demonstrate the science of bird banding. Chartier…

Edible Front Yard Gardening Presentation Feb. 12

Edible Front Yard Gardening Presentation Feb. 12 (Ferndale Garden Club, Jan. 16, 2015) Ferndale Garden Club is hosting a presentation on “Edible Front Yard Gardening” by Lucas Harrison Zdenek on Thursday, February 12 at 7 p.m. at the Kulick Community Center, 1201 Livernois. For more information, call 248-541-6427. For more event listings go to http://oaklandcounty115.com/events/…

HP Youth Assistance & Firefighters Charity Bowling Fundraiser Feb. 14

Hazel Park Youth Assistance and Firefighters Charity Bowling Fundraiser Feb. 14 (Press Release, Jan. 16, 2015) On Valentine’s Day2015, Hazel Park Youth Assistance & Hazel Park Firefighters Charity Fund are hosting their 10th Annual Bowling Fundraiser. The event will take place at Hazel Park Bowl (24211 Hughes) and help to benefit MDA and Burn Camps…

Make a Bird Feeder at Bloomfield Twp Library Feb. 16

Make a Bird Feeder at Bloomfield Twp Library Feb. 16 (BTPL Jan. 17, 2015) Celebrate National Bird Feeding Month Help make winter easier for your backyard birds.  Stop by the Youth Room on Monday, February 16 from 2-3 p.m., and create your own bird feeder and have some feathery fun. All ages are welcome. Registration is…

Federal Judge: State Must Recognize Legal Marriages of 300 Same-Sex Couples

Federal Judge: State of Michigan Must Recognize Legal Marriages of 300 Same-Sex Couples (ACLU Press Release, Jan. 15, 2015) In a victory for marriage equality, a federal judge today ruled that the state of Michigan must recognize the legal marriages of 300 same-sex couples wed last spring in the state. A lawsuit was filed by…

West Bloomfield Educational Foundation’s Casino Night Feb. 13

West Bloomfield Educational Foundation’s  Casino Night Feb. 13 (West Bloomfield Schools Press Release, Jan. 15, 2015) Celebrate Friday the 13th, Celebrate Valentine’s Day, or just Celebrate with the West Bloomfield Educational Foundation’s Casino Night on Feb. 13, 2015 at Edgewood Country Club 8399 Commerce Road, Commerce Township 7pm-11pm. You will be in for a great evening…