Volunteers Clean Up Baldwin Ave. in Pontiac (video)

Volunteers Clean Up Baldwin Ave. in Pontiac (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) About a dozen volunteers from Cross Streets and Shepherd’s Fold Community Church braved the chilly weather on Sunday to pick up litter and debris along Baldwin Avenue between Caesar Chavez and Montcalm. “We’re trying to show support for Hope Warming Shelter,”…

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution

Republicans Seek to Change County Elections and Electoral College Vote Distribution (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 17, 2014) Five Republican State Representatives from Oakland County have introduced legislation that would change the election date of the County Executive from Presidential Election Years to Midterm Election Years. HB 5953 was introduced Nov. 12 by Klint Klesto of…

Birmingham Students Visit DC to Talk about Project Cope Initiative

Birmingham Students Visit DC to Talk about Project Cope Initiative (Birmingham Schools Press Release, Nov. 16, 2014) Birmingham Covington School students certainly didn’t do it for the glory, but their achievements over the last two years have catapulted them into the spotlight. Former fifth and sixth grade students from BCS have taken their service learning…

…Dec. 6 Rochester School of Rock, Champion of Heat Resistance

Ferndale Library Concerts Keep on Rockin’ Sat. Dec. 6 with Rochester School of Rock and Champion of Heat Resistance (Kelly Bennett, Nov. 16, 2014) Genuine live, loud rock music inside a library is no longer a novel concept thanks to Start HERE Saturdays, the Ferndale Public Library’s popular monthly concert series. This month’s two performers…

27 Year Old’s Death Possibly Narcotics Related

27 Year Old’s Death Possibly Narcotics Related (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Nov. 16, 2014)   INCIDENT: 17:12 Hrs. – Nov. 13 – Independence Township – Death Investigation   #14-180149 SUMMARY: Deputies, along with the Independence Township Fire Department were dispatched to a home on Pheasant Run for an unconscious subject.  Upon arrival the subject was pronounced…

Teens Released, One Adult Charged…

Teens Released, One Adult Charged in Home & Vehicle Larcenies in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept. Press Release, Nov. 14, 2014) INCIDENT:  17:23 hrs. – City of Rochester Hills – Traffic Stop / Home Invasion and Larceny Investigation – # 14-179582 SUMMARY:  Deputies received information regarding a vehicle with a stolen license plate that…

Ferndale Area Chamber Honors 2014 Award Winners

Ferndale Area Chamber Honors 2014 Award Winners (Crystal A. Proxmire, Photos: Bernie Laframboise, Nov. 14, 2014) The Ferndale Area Chamber of Commerce and Oak Park Alliance Celebrated some of the community’s favorite businesses at their annual awards gala on Nov. 13. Held in the new Twist Night Club, the event featured several tables of auction items…

Patricia Paruch Sworn in, Fills Royal Oak City Commission Vacancy

Former Mayor Patricia Paruch Sworn in, Fills Royal Oak City Commission Vacancy (Judy Davids, City of Royal Oak, Nov. 14, 2014) The Royal Oak City Commission voted unanimously at its Monday meeting  to appoint Patricia Paruch to fill a vacancy left when Commissioner Peggy Goodwin resigned in October. Goodwin, who served almost three years of…

Women From Waterford Accused of Trying to Hire Hitman -UPDATED

Women From Waterford Accused of Trying to Hire Hitman (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department Press Release, Nov.12, 2014) The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office along with the assistance of the Waterford Township Police Department arrested two (2) female suspects in a murder for hire conspiracy. In October 2014, detectives from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office received information…

…Neighbors Consider How to Help Baby, the Deer…

Pleasant Ridge Neighbors Consider How to Help Baby, the Deer, Through the Winter (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 12, 2014) An orphaned fawn has found a pleasant home among the beautiful trees, and lush backyards of Pleasant Ridge, where residents bring her food each day and track her whereabouts online. Though the doe, named Baby, is…

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute at Bloomfield Twp. Library Nov. 14

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute at Bloomfield Twp. Library Nov. 14 (BTPL press release, Nov. 12, 2014)   November 14, Friday from 7:30-9 pm: Sheila Landis Sings a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Outstanding jazz vocalist Sheila Landis interprets the classic repertoire of the First Lady of Song, with swinging support provided by guitarist Rick Matle and drummer…