Bishop Foley Student Flying High After Ferndale’s Agora Arts Group Performs in Chicago

Bishop Foley Student Flying High After Ferndale’s Agora Arts Group Performs in Chicago (Guest View by Jenna Thibodeau, July 9, 2015) Jenna Thibodeau will attend Bishop Foley High School in the fall and was a gymnast for 12 years before pursing aerial arts.  She has been attending Agora Arts since October and hopes to become…

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote

Cities Competing for MML Awards, Public Asked to Vote (MML Press Release, July 4, 2015)   Sixteen projects, programs, and initiatives involving more than 20 Michigan communities are vying for the statewide Community Excellence Award (CEA)—the most prestigious Michigan Municipal League honor. The communities involved in this year’s competition are Allegan, Auburn Hills, Battle Creek,…

Madison Hts: Double Action Gun Range Adds Realistic Shooting Scenarios

Madison Hts: Double Action Gun Range Adds Realistic Shooting Scenarios (Crystal A. Proxmire and Julia Music, June 28, 2015) Shooting a person is not the same as shooting a paper target. That’s why police departments train with simulation programs that put officers in situations where they need to use their judgment in whether or not someone…

Detroit Transgender Voices Shared in Newly Released “Treasure” Film

Detroit Transgender Voices Shared in Newly Released “Treasure” Film (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2015) “I just hope it brings her family some peace. I hope the other transgender men and women activists inspire others to stand up and be activists too.” That is what Director Dream Hampton said about her film “Treasure: From…

#SeniorStrong: Day of Advocacy with Madison Heights Seniors

#SeniorStrong: Day of Advocacy with Madison Heights Seniors (Guest View by Brian C. Hartwell, Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Madison Heights, Candidate for Mayor of Madison Heights, June 4, 2015) #SeniorStrong might seem like a contradiction on many levels. On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, Madison Heights City Councilman David Soltis and myself (Mayor…

CASA Welcomes New Director Jennifer Gebbie

CASA Welcomes New Director Jennifer Gebbie (Berkley Schools, May 23, 2015) The Center for Advanced Studies and the Arts, CASA, is pleased to announce Jennifer Gebbie as the new Director. CASA is a seven-school consortium high school program, with students from Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Lamphere, Madison, and Oak Park High Schools. Mrs. Gebbie…

Memorial Day Parades and Events Through Oakland County

Memorial Day Parades and Events Through Oakland County (C. Proxmire, May 20, 2015) As Memorial Day approaches people through SE Michigan prepare to honor those who have done military service. Check out the parades and events in the area: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Hazel Park Memorial Festival https://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/05/19/memorial-day-festival-and-events-in-hazel-park-may-21-25/ Friday, May 22, 2015 Southfield City Hall…

Madison Heights Woman Honored for Volunteerism with Baker Scholarship

Madison Heights Woman Honored for Volunteerism with Baker Scholarship (press release, May 19, 2015) Baker College of Clinton Township officials have announced Gina Martinez, of Madison Heights, is the recipient of the 2015 Ed Kurtz Leadership Scholarship award. The $2,500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Baker College of Clinton Township student who demonstrates academic…

Madison Hts Man Accused of Robbing/Carjacking DTE Worker in Pontiac

Madison Hts Man Accused of Robbing/Carjacking DTE Worker in Pontiac (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, May 12, 2015) INCIDENT: 11:56 hrs. – May 11, 2015 – City of Pontiac – Armed Robbery / Car Jacking: #15-70743 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 200 Block of E. Montcalm Ave (Detroit Edison Power Substation) regarding an armed robbery…