Chickens of Oakland County, Where Does Your Community Stand?

Chickens of Oakland County, Where Does Your Community Stand? (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 3, 2017) Oakland County, MI – Jackson Clementz loves his chickens.  The five year old spends time chasing and petting the three black New England Reds and three Red Sex Links that live in a pen in his grandfather’s backyard in Holly.…

West Bloomfield to Redesign Family Aquatic Center, Feedback Requested

West Bloomfield to Redesign Family Aquatic Center, Feedback Requested (West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation, June 26, 2017) WEST BLOOMFIELD, — The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission (WBPRC) will be completely redesigning its Family Aquatic Center property. This is the result of decaying infrastructure, unsustainable maintenance costs and evolving community needs. Indoor and outdoor pool use…

West Bloomfield to Redesign Family Aquatic Center, Feedback Requested

West Bloomfield to Redesign Family Aquatic Center, Feedback Requested (West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation, June 26, 2017) WEST BLOOMFIELD, — The West Bloomfield Parks and Recreation Commission (WBPRC) will be completely redesigning its Family Aquatic Center property. This is the result of decaying infrastructure, unsustainable maintenance costs and evolving community needs. Indoor and outdoor pool use…

LocalHop Makes Jump to Downtown Pontiac, Expands Services

LocalHop Makes Jump to Downtown Pontiac, Expands Services (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2017) Pontiac, MI – After years of renting office space in Birmingham, the technology innovators at LocalHop, Cynerge, and Autostructure have made an exciting move to an historic building in Downtown Pontiac. 31 N. Saginaw Street has been around since at least…

LocalHop Makes Jump to Downtown Pontiac, Expands Services

LocalHop Makes Jump to Downtown Pontiac, Expands Services (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2017) Pontiac, MI – After years of renting office space in Birmingham, the technology innovators at LocalHop, Cynerge, and Autostructure have made an exciting move to an historic building in Downtown Pontiac. 31 N. Saginaw Street has been around since at least…

Jewish Authors in Michigan Invited to Apply for JCC Book Fair

Jewish Authors in Michigan Invited to Apply for JCC Book Fair (JCC, June 8, 2017) West Bloomfield, MI – The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit is in search of local authors for its Annual Jewish Book Fair, to be held this November at the JCC in West Bloomfield. Books should be written by Jewish…

Jewish Authors in Michigan Invited to Apply for JCC Book Fair

Jewish Authors in Michigan Invited to Apply for JCC Book Fair (JCC, June 8, 2017) West Bloomfield, MI – The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit is in search of local authors for its Annual Jewish Book Fair, to be held this November at the JCC in West Bloomfield. Books should be written by Jewish…

Adam’s Road to Close for Bridge Demolition

Adam’s Road to Close for Bridge Demolition (MDOT, May 15, 2017) Bloomfield Twp, MI -Dan’s Excavating, contractor for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), will close Adams Road between South Blvd. and Square Lake Road to through traffic in Bloomfield Township from May 19-22 to facilitate demolition of the northbound I-75 bridge (located over Adams…

Pam Williams, Republican Activist and Library Board President, Dies UPDATED

Pam Williams, Republican Activist and Library Board President, Dies (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 18, 2017) Bloomfield Hills, MI – Friends and family members have been sharing grief on social media over the sudden loss of Bloomfield Hills resident and Republican activist Pamela (Pam) Williams, who was reported to be found dead in her home Tuesday. …

MML#3: Senator Marty Knollenberg Named Legislator of the Year

MML#3:  Senator Marty Knollenberg Named Legislator of the Year (Michigan Municipal League, March 26, 2017) LANSING, MI – The Michigan Municipal League has honored State Rep. Robert Kosowski (D-Westland) and Sen. Marty Knollenberg (R-Troy) as the League’s 2017 Legislators of the Year. The awards were formally presented to Rep. Kosowski and Sen. Knollenberg during the…

Interview: OC Times Founder Talks Development, Transit & Journalism (video)

Interview: OC Times Founder Talks Development, Transit & Journalism (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, March 25, 2017) Bloomfield Twp, MI – Oakland County Times founder Crystal A. Proxmire was recently interviewed by Chuck Moss for the television and internet-based program Eye on Oakland. Discussion focused on developments and transit in communities like Holly, Ferndale, Royal Oak,…

Royal Oak and Ferndale Officials to Vote on Immigration Stances – UPDATED

Royal Oak and Ferndale Officials to Vote on Immigration Stances (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 12, 2017) UPDATE – Both Royal Oak and Ferndale approved their respective proposals at their Monday night meetings. Royal Oak and Ferndale, MI – Officials in Royal Oak and Ferndale are expected to vote Monday evening on measures that show support…

West Bloomfield School Board Approves Plans for a May 2 Bond Election

West Bloomfield School Board Approves Plans for a May 2 Bond Election (West Bloomfield Schools, Jan. 26, 2017) WEST BLOOMFIELD, MI – At a regular meeting of the West Bloomfield School District Board of Education, on January 23, 2017, the board voted unanimously to go forward with a comprehensive bond election on May 2, 2017. …

Reporter Food: McDonalds with a Fish Tank in Bloomfield Hills

Reporter Food:  McDonalds with a Fish Tank in Bloomfield Hills (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 23, 2017) Bloomfield Hills, MI – I’m not even going to bother talking about the food or taking pictures of it for this reporter food column, because I’m pretty sure most oc115 readers know what a McDonald’s hamburger and fries are…