2014 Pagan Pride Festival Celebrates the Divine in Nature (video)

2014 Pagan Pride Festival Celebrates the Divine in Nature (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug.20, 2014) Pagan Pride Detroit held their annual Pagan Pride Festival on Aug. 9, attracting hundreds of people from various faiths to the peacefully wooded landscape of Green Acres Park in Hazel Park. The event was a celebration of nature, and the…

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My…

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates

Trash Troubles: City by City Updates (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014) As the trash from flooded homes piles up on curbs, in processing facilities, and in landfills, the most immediate problem facing municipalities is what to do with all that sewer-water-soaked stuff.  Residents and city leaders worry over the potential health effects.  “ My…

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several…

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA

Madison Heights Contends Illegal Dumping by SOCRRA (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2014)   The City of Madison Heights put a halt to what they call illegal dumping at a SOCRRA transfer station located in their City. The following press release gives details of their claim: “On Monday, August 18th, City personnel observed that several…

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,…

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…