2016 Candidate Interview Mitch Swoboda for State Rep 37th District

2016 Candidate Interview Mitch Swoboda for State Rep 37th District (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 28, 2016) Farmington Hills, MI – In the race for State Rep of the 37th District there are two Republican Candidates facing off in the primary: Mitch Swoboda and Matt Beer. The winner of the Republican Primary on Aug. 2…

Farmington Council Considering Food Truck Limitations

Farmington Council Considering Food Truck Limitations (Compiled, July 22, 2016) Farmington, MI – The Farmington Voice reports that the City of Farmington is considering changing the city’s ordinances in regards to food trucks. Councilperson Greg Cowley, who owns restaurant in the central business district, has been an “outspoken critic” of food trucks, according to the…

Community Mourns Loss of LGBT Rights Activist Jeff Montgomery

Community Mourns Loss of LGBT Rights Activist Jeff Montgomery (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 19, 2016) Detroit, MI – Jeff Montgomery, LGBT rights activist and longtime Executive Director for Triangle Foundation (now Equality Michigan) has died.  Sean Kosofsky, Executive Director of The Tyler Clementi Foundation and former Policy Director for Triangle Foundation, shared the news Tuesday…

We Got This #3: Jess McClary, Owner of McClary Bros Drinking Vinegars in Farmington

We Got This #3:  Jess McClary, Owner of McClary Bros Drinking Vinegars in Farmington (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 1, 2016) Farmington, MI – Women from around the world gathered in Washington DC on June 14 for the United States of Women Summit.   The event featured a series of speakers celebrating the successes of women while…

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish

Self-Care Isn’t Selfish (Guest blog, Nkenge Burkhead, Prevention Education Specialist, HAVEN, July 1, 2016) People often ask, “How did you get involved in this work?” This is a question advocates working to end domestic and sexual violence have been asked countlessly. Their answers are often filled with personal experiences. Many advocates identify as both survivor…

Communities Come Together to Celebrate Main Street Accreditations

Communities Come Together to Celebrate Main Street Accreditations (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 15, 2016) Holly, MI –  “This shows what we can do when we all pitch in and have a common goal,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson as he looked around at the thriving historic downtown of Holly.  He sat at the…