Ella Fitzgerald Tribute at Bloomfield Twp. Library Nov. 14

Ella Fitzgerald Tribute at Bloomfield Twp. Library Nov. 14 (BTPL press release, Nov. 12, 2014)   November 14, Friday from 7:30-9 pm: Sheila Landis Sings a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. Outstanding jazz vocalist Sheila Landis interprets the classic repertoire of the First Lady of Song, with swinging support provided by guitarist Rick Matle and drummer…

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates…

Medicare Changes: Hotline Help and Presentation Dates for General and LGBT Communities (AAA1-B Press Release, Nov. 7, 2014) The Area Agency on Aging 1-B’s (AAA1-B) Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) is partnering with Affirmations to offer LGBT Medicare beneficiaries free information and assistance on Medicare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage plans during open…

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014

Election Stories and Resources for Nov. 4, 2014 (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 30, 2014) Nov. 4 is Election Day and there are many resources available to help people make informed decisions. The Oakland County Clerk’s Office provides a wealth of information on their website at http://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections/Pages/default.aspx, including: How to Vote: Find out if you’re registered…

Seaholm Students Meet Congressional Candidates, Except Trott

Seaholm Students Meet 11th District Congressional Candidates, Except Trott (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 25, 2014) There is a saying in some social circles that you better show up or people will talk about you anyway. That certainly held true Monday when Congressional Candidate Dave Trott failed to come to a candidate forum specifically for…

Bloomfield Hills Student Wins Recipe Contest, Meets First Lady

Bloomfield Hills Student Wins Recipe Contest, Meets First Lady (Bloomfield Hills Schools Press Release, Oct. 24, 2014) Elena Hirsch, 7th grade student at West Hills Middle School, won first place for the state of Michigan in the national recipe contest “The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!” Hirsch was invited to join First Lady Michelle Obama at the…

SMART Bus Driver Fell Asleep Before Hitting Seven Cars in W. Bloomfield

SMART Bus Driver Fell Asleep Before Hitting Seven Cars in W. Bloomfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) Two people were seriously injured when a SMART bus driver fell asleep at the wheel on Monday at around 6pm. The 65-year-old driver was on Maple Road near Middle Belt, traveling westbound when the bus went over…

SMART Bus Driver Fell Asleep Before Hitting Seven Cars in W. Bloomfield

SMART Bus Driver Fell Asleep Before Hitting Seven Cars in W. Bloomfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 21, 2014) Two people were seriously injured when a SMART bus driver fell asleep at the wheel on Monday at around 6pm. The 65-year-old driver was on Maple Road near Middle Belt, traveling westbound when the bus went over…

Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video)

Double Duty Candidate Forum: Knollenberg v. Peltonen and Howrylak v. Kerwin (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 19, 2014)   The League of Women Voters doubled up on a candidate forum last week, presenting candidates for the 13th District State Senate Seat and the 41st District State Representative Seat. All four candidates answered the same questions…

Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Water Authority

Bob Daddow to Represent Oakland County on Great Lakes Water Authority (Oakland County Press Release, Oct. 18,2014) Deputy County Executive Robert J. Daddow will represent Oakland County’s water and sewer ratepayers on the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) board, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. Daddow, a certified public accountant, was part of the…

MML Names Pappageorge one of 3 Legislators of the Year

Michigan Municipal League Names Pappageorge one of Three Legislators of the Year (MML Press Release, Oct. 18, 2014) The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy); Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba); and Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) as the League’s 2014 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formerly presented to Sen. Pappageorge, Sen.…

MML Names Pappageorge one of 3 Legislators of the Year

Michigan Municipal League Names Pappageorge one of Three Legislators of the Year (MML Press Release, Oct. 18, 2014) The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy); Sen. Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba); and Rep. Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) as the League’s 2014 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formerly presented to Sen. Pappageorge, Sen.…

Oakland County Recognizes Sheryl Mitchell as She Heads to Albion

Oakland County Recognizes Sheryl Mitchell as She Heads to Albion (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 8, 2014) County Commissioner Mattie McKinney Hatchett credits Dr. Sheryl L. Mitchell with making her experience as a newly elected board member a manageable one, years ago. “I didn’t know if I was going left or going right, but Sheryl would…