Public Welcome to Enjoy Pontiac Community Awards Dec. 17

Public Welcome to Enjoy Pontiac Community Awards Dec. 17 (Pontiac DBA press release, Dec. 9, 2014) Please join us to celebrate the Pontiac Community Awards. Wednesday, December 17th starting at 6:00 pm in Downtown 51 Grille. Presented by the Pontiac Downtown Business Association. We honor those that make our city shine with their volunteer efforts…

…Grants Awarded…Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included

State Training Fund Grants Awarded: Businesses in Oak Park, Auburn Hills & Ferndale Included (Adapted from Oakland County Press Release, Dec 8, 2014) Thirteen Oakland County companies received almost $700,000 from the state’s Skilled Trades Training Fund, enabling them to hire nearly 1,300 new employees while upgrading the skills of more than 700 current employees.…

Funeral Arrangements Made for Shelley Lazarus

Funeral Arrangements Made for Shelley Lazarus (Rob Glass, Superintendent of Bloomfield Hills Schools, Dec. 8, 2014) Last week we received tragic news. We learned that one of our Eastover staff members, Shelley Lazarus, died after a serious car accident. Shelley was the Eastover Media Specialist and worked for Bloomfield Hills Schools since 1988. Her husband,…

Woman Charged in Murder of Son and Granddaughter

Woman Charged in Murder of Son and Granddaughter (C. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2014) Sixty-five year old Sylvia Majewska of Addison Twp. was arraigned on Dec. 8 on two counts of premeditated murder in the Nov.23 deaths of Daryne Gailey and Charley Hendrick of Oxford. Hendrick, Gailey’s daughter, was just seven months old when she died…

Auburn Hills Volunteers Take Kids Holiday Shopping

Auburn Hills Volunteers Take Kids Holiday Shopping (Public Safety Director Doreen Olko, City of Auburn Hills, Dec. 8, 2014) NOTE: This originally appeared at https://ahpdchief.wordpress.com/2014/12/08/more-christmas-shopping-with-kids/. On Saturday, Dec. 6th we went shopping with another group of special kids from the Avondale School District.  We took 18 kids to Meijer on Brown Road and through Meijers’…

Stuff a Blue Goose Campaign Comes to Novi and Troy Dec 13/14 and 20/21

Stuff a Blue Goose Campaign Comes to Novi and Troy Dec 13/14 and 20/21 (Michigan State Police Press Release, Dec. 8, 2014)   Activity:                      Stuff a Blue Goose Campaign            Incident Date:             December Dates, All events are held between 10 00 AM to 5 00 PM. Summary:                 The Michigan State Police Metro…

…Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade 2014

Video and Photos from the Pontiac Holiday Extravaganza Parade 2014 (C. Proxmire, Dec. 7, 2014) Downtown Pontiac was packed with energy for the 2014 Holiday Extravaganza Parade.  Pontiac and neighboring communities collaborate to host a grand parade with hundreds of people marching and thousands watching from the sidewalks.  Santa and Mrs. Claus were there, along…

…Ellen Cogen Lipton Honors Sister & Public Education… (video)

State Rep. Ellen Cogen Lipton Honors Sister and Public Education in Farewell Speech (video) (C. Proxmire, Dec. 7, 2014) (scroll to bottom for video) At the end of three terms in the House of Representatives, Ellen Cogen Lipton of Huntington Woods said farewell with a sentimental speech honoring her sister and touting the importance of…

Ice from Leaky Hydrant Possibly Factor in Serious Crash

Ice from Leaky Hydrant Possibly Factor in Serious Crash (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., Dec 7, 2014) INCIDENT: 08:55 HRS.  – Dec. 4, 2014 – City of Pontiac – Injury Crash / Crash Reconstruction Unit Callout   #14-190965 The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting the Pontiac Deputies with the investigation of a serious injury crash that occurred…

Birmingham Winter Markt Warms Souls with German Tradition

Birmingham Winter Markt Warms Souls with German Tradition (C. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2014) This weekend’s Winter Markt in Downtown Birmingham has Shain Park looking like a German village around holiday time. With vendors lined in tents, traditional German food, and gatherings for music, stories and crafts, the event overcomes any chilliness in the air. In…