Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use…

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use…

Five Year Old Boy Rescued Before Man Shot Self in Front of Police

Five Year Old Boy Rescued Before Man Shot Self in Front of Police in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept,. Aug. 11, 2014) 12:10 Hours Aug. 11 – City of Rochester Hills – Suicide  14-125503 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to suspicious vehicle behind a house on the 1400 block of John R. Once they arrived on…

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16 (Ferndale Press Release, Aug.10, 2014) Whether you’re strolling along enjoying emergency vehicles, listening to the horsepower of a Ford Mustang, or grooving to the sounds of classic rock’n roll from the Rock’n Live Entertainment stage, Woodward and Nine Mile is the place for automotive and festival…

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6

Wild About Reading Charity Walk for Literacy at Zoo Sept. 6 (press release, Aug. 10, 2014)   Oakland Literacy Council (OLC) asks that you mark your calendars for our Wild About Reading charity walk on September 6th from 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. All proceeds raised will…

Ferndale Chamber Welcomes New Executive Director…

Ferndale Chamber Welcomes New Executive Director Marina Glagolev (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 9, 2014) The Ferndale Area Chamber/Oak Park Alliance Chamber of Commerce has made their decision for who will take the Executive Director Position. Marina Glagolev will start officially on Aug. 18, 2014. Glagolev is the former Director of Philanthropy at Evangelical Homes of Michigan,…

Ferndale Chamber Welcomes New Executive Director…

Ferndale Chamber Welcomes New Executive Director Marina Glagolev (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 9, 2014) The Ferndale Area Chamber/Oak Park Alliance Chamber of Commerce has made their decision for who will take the Executive Director Position. Marina Glagolev will start officially on Aug. 18, 2014. Glagolev is the former Director of Philanthropy at Evangelical Homes of Michigan,…

A Look at Data: Increased Births & Decreased Deaths in Oakland Co.

A Look at Data: Increased Births and Decreased Deaths in Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Director Emeritus, Data Driven Detroit / Mayor, Pleasant Ridge,Aug. 9, 2014) Have you looked around your community of late and noticed more strollers and small people o the streets? I know I have and recognize it as a sign that Pleasant…

Melanie Piana Explains Ferndale’s New Bike Lanes (video)

Melanie Piana Explains Ferndale’s New Bike Lanes (video) (Melanie Piana, Ferndale City Councilperson, Orig. Meltropolis, Aug. 8, 2014) Something looks really different about the Livernois bikes lanes than most motorists and cyclists have not seen or experienced in Michigan communities. Bike lanes help cars and motorists co-exist safely. Buffered bike lanes, which is the first…

Melanie Piana Explains Ferndale’s New Bike Lanes (video)

Melanie Piana Explains Ferndale’s New Bike Lanes (video) (Melanie Piana, Ferndale City Councilperson, Orig. Meltropolis, Aug. 8, 2014) Something looks really different about the Livernois bikes lanes than most motorists and cyclists have not seen or experienced in Michigan communities. Bike lanes help cars and motorists co-exist safely. Buffered bike lanes, which is the first…

Man Accused of Stealing Charity Change Jar…

Man Accused of Stealing Charity Change Jar from Royal Oak Gas Station Captured After Police Chase (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 8, 2014)   INCIDENT: 01:06 Hrs. – Aug.6- Orion Twp. – Fleeing and Eluding/Recovered Stolen Vehicle.     #14-122961. SUMMARY: The Auburn Hills Police Department notified the Sheriff’s Office they had a vehicle northbound…

Transgender Pride in the Park Aug. 9

Transgender Pride in the Park Aug. 9 (Transgender Michigan Press Release, Aug. 8, 2014) Transgender Michigan Presents Transgender Pride in the Park Celebrating Transgender Pride Since 1997! Saturday, August 9, 2014 12noon to 6pm Geary Park, Ferndale, https://goo.gl/maps/GIMol 855-345-TGMI All Trans-people and Allies Welcome Picnic….Free Food….Free Fun…..Great Friends We will provide the hot dogs and stuff.…