Dream Cruise Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. O’Rourke (video)

Dream Cruise Kicks off with Tribute to Fallen Officer Sgt. Patrick O’Rourke (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, photos: Jaw Dropping Photography, Aug. 16, 2014) The Lights and Sirens Parade is a Ferndale tradition that gives police and fire departments, along with historical vehicle collectors, a chance to blare their sirens, flash their lights, and zip down…

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24 (Press Release, Aug. 16, 2014) On Sunday, August 24 stop by the Baldwin Public Library to hear Bill Morris, former Birmingham resident, read from his new novel Motor City Burning. Morris will enhance his reading with background music from the era, including works by…

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24

Motor City Burning Author Talk at Baldwin Public Library Aug. 24 (Press Release, Aug. 16, 2014) On Sunday, August 24 stop by the Baldwin Public Library to hear Bill Morris, former Birmingham resident, read from his new novel Motor City Burning. Morris will enhance his reading with background music from the era, including works by…

Dream Cruise BINGO Game Gently Pokes Fun at Common Event Sightings

Dream Cruise BINGO Game Gently Pokes Fun at Common Event Sightings (Compiled, Aug. 15, 2014 ) Love it or hate it, The Woodward Dream Cruise is here! One way to make it better is the Dream Cruise BINGO Game. Created by Pj Jacokes, producer of Go! Comedy, the game gives residents the opportunity to fine…

Dream Cruise BINGO Game Gently Pokes Fun at Common Event Sightings

Dream Cruise BINGO Game Gently Pokes Fun at Common Event Sightings (Compiled, Aug. 15, 2014 ) Love it or hate it, The Woodward Dream Cruise is here! One way to make it better is the Dream Cruise BINGO Game. Created by Pj Jacokes, producer of Go! Comedy, the game gives residents the opportunity to fine…

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams

How to Avoid After-Flood Scams (Attorney General Bill Schuette, Aug. 15, 2014)                  Attorney General Bill Schuette today issued a consumer alert with tips for southeast Michigan residents facing damage from recent flooding. The alert, which Schuette issued through his Consumer Protection Division, offers tips on avoiding scam artists and criminals who exploit emergency situations,…

Insurance Agent Answers Water-Related Questions (video)

Independent Insurance Agent Answers Water-Related Questions (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2014) The recent flooding has caused a lot of damage to basements and property in Oakland County, and many have complained of not being able to get through to their insurance providers.  We spoke with Ferndale-based independent insurance agent Adrianne Greer about common…

Renaissance Vineyard Church Coordinating Volunteers & Supplies

Renaissance Vineyard Church Coordinating Volunteers & Supplies (C.Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2014) For those in South Oakland County who want to help flood victims clean up, Renaissance Vineyard Church has stepped up to be the hub for volunteers and cleaning supplies.  Located at 1841 Pinecrest Dr in Ferndale (NW corner of 9 Mile and Pinecrest, behind…

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions

Oakland County Issues Floodwater Safety Precautions (Oakland County Public Health Press Release, Aug. 11, 2014) In response to widespread flooding, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson urges citizens to follow these safety precautions from the Oakland County Health Division to help minimize possibilities of illness, serious injury, or drowning: Stay out of flooded areas – It…

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…

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…

Baldwin Library Hoping for Millage from Bloomfield Hills

Birmingham’s Baldwin Library Hoping for Millage from Bloomfield Hills (Baldwin Public Library, Aug. 4, 2014) Fact Sheet Proposed Renewal of the Contract Between the Baldwin Public Library and the City of Bloomfield Hills  What is the Baldwin Public Library? The Baldwin Public Library is the municipal library of Birmingham. Because of its collections, services and…

Suspect Sought for Identity Theft in Birmingham

Suspect Sought for Identity Theft in Birmingham (Birmingham Police, July 31, 2014)   The Birmingham Police Department is asking for help from the community with identifying an identity theft suspect who has charged in excess of $13,000 at several locations in the tri-county area. The suspect is a light skinned black female, 5’2”-5’4”, 140-160 pounds…