Happy’s Pizza Founder & Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison

Happy’s Pizza Founder and Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison (FBI Press Release, July 20, 2015)   A Detroit-area businessman and other co-conspirators were sentenced to prison this week for income and employment tax fraud in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo of the Justice…

Resources Brought to Light in Discussion of School to Prison Pipeline (video)

Resources Brought to Light in Discussion of School to Prison Pipeline (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 4, 2015) The ACLU of Michigan and other organizations are coming together to address the growing trend of harsh punishments at school leading to suspensions and expulsions, leading to more challenging lives and eventually prison. Educators struggle to find…

Ron Rodgerson Named Birmingham Teacher of the Year

Ron Rodgerson Named Birmingham Teacher of the Year (Birmingham Education Association, June 2, 2015) Teacher of the Year and three Excellence in Teaching honors were awarded to teachers from Birmingham Public Schools at the annual Birmingham Education Association BEA banquet on May 20.  Ron Rodgerson, received the Teacher of the Year recognition along with $1,000…

Memorial Day Parades and Events Through Oakland County

Memorial Day Parades and Events Through Oakland County (C. Proxmire, May 20, 2015) As Memorial Day approaches people through SE Michigan prepare to honor those who have done military service. Check out the parades and events in the area: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Hazel Park Memorial Festival https://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/05/19/memorial-day-festival-and-events-in-hazel-park-may-21-25/ Friday, May 22, 2015 Southfield City Hall…

Beautiful Day for Birmingham Hometown Parade

Beautiful Day for Birmingham Hometown Parade (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 17, 2015) With a sky full of sunshine and streets lined with smiles, the atmosphere was just right for the Birmingham Hometown Parade on Sunday. The parade honored Veterans and paid homage to warriors past.  It also was a chance for various groups and businesses…

Beautiful Beginning for Birmingham Farmers Market Season

Beautiful Beginning for Birmingham Farmers Market Season (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 7, 2015)   “It’s a beautiful day to enjoy the weather,” said Stacey Conover of West Bloomfield as she and her family perused the booths of vendors at the opening day of the Birmingham Farmers Market. “We’ve picked up some local honey to help…

Saving the Earth from the Trash Sweater: SOCRRA Event Inspires Families to Recycle

Saving the Earth from the Trash Sweater: SOCRRA Event Inspires Families to Recycle (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 20, 2015) Walking through the materials processing facility at SOCRRA, first grader Colin Bibbs was amazed by the mountains of paper, plastic and yard refuse kept outside for composting. With wide eyes he looked over the massive conveyer…