Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble Receives Top Honor, Only in State

Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble Receives Top Honor, Only in State (Berkley Schools, June 16, 2014) The Berkley High School Jazz Ensemble has received the highest honor the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) can award to a school. The Jazz Ensemble was invited to perform at the 2015 Michigan Music Conference (MMC) on…

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths,…

Candidate Forum for 27th District State House Rep. June 18

Candidate Forum for 27th District State House Representative June 18 (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2014) The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting a candidate forum on June 18 at Ferndale City Hall for candidates running for the 27th District House of Representatives position. The forum begins at 7pm. The 27th District includes…

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts…

Gun Violence in Oakland County Prompts Gun Lock Giveaway in 38 Communities (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 6, 2014) Putting partisan politics aside and collaborating with 38 local agencies, The Oakland County Board of Commissioners organized a fight to reduce gun violence. They unanimously voted to make June 6 Gun Safety Awareness Day. They conducted…

Berkley Students Get Special Shakespeare Performance

Berkley Students Get Special Shakespeare Performance (Berkley Schools Press Release, June 4, 2014) On Friday, May 30, The Michigan Shakespeare Festival visited Berkley High School to perform Romeo & Juliet for 9th grade students in the BHS Auditorium. The 90 minute performance held true to Shakespearean times with minimal props, set and costumes. Students, who…

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan

Oakland County Fights Detroit Water and Sewer Plan (C. Proxmire, May 13, 2014)   As the City of Detroit struggles to restructure under bankruptcy, the issue of regional water management is in the forefront of the discussions. Oakland County leaders, including County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Water Resources Commissioner Jim Nash are advocating for…