Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote (MML Press Release, July 4, 2015)   Sixteen projects, programs, and initiatives involving more than 20 Michigan communities are vying for the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA)—the most prestigious Michigan Municipal League honor. The communities involved in this year’s competition are Allegan, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek,…

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 http://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/05/19/memorial-day-festival-and-events-in-hazel-park-may-21-25/ Friday, May 22, 2015 Southfield City Hall…

Expert to Speak on After-Divorce Issues at Bloomfield Twp. Library June 3

Expert to Speak on After-Divorce Issues at Bloomfield Twp. Library June 3 Name: The Never Ending Divorce Date: June 3rd,  6:30-8:00pm Location: Bloomfield Township Public Library 1099 Lone Pine Road (at Telegraph) Bloomfield Township, MI 48302 Fee: $25, Scholarships can be provided for those in need. CONTACT: Suzi Terebelo 248 420-2728 s_terebelo@msn.com Description: The Women’s Divorce Resource…

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…

Denise Ilitch Shares Words of Wisdom at Women in Communication Awards

Denise Ilitch Shares Words of Wisdom at Women in Communication Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 16, 2015) The power of women coming together to support each other was strong on Thursday night as The Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter held their Annual Matrix Awards Celebration at the Community House in Birmingham. Denise Ilitch,…

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…