MDOT Shares View of Plaza Reconstruction Over 696 in Oak Park

MDOT Shares View of Plaza Reconstruction Over 696 in Oak Park (C. Proxmire, May 26, 2016) Oak Park, MI – As the rebuilding of a plaza and community park goes on above, cars zoom along underneath on I-696 without most drivers realizing that a large project is happening over them.  MDOT is redoing the plaza…

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day

Students See County Government First Hand at Youth Day (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 29, 2016) Pontiac, MI – It’s a safe bet to say that most adults have never attended a meeting of County Commissioners or gotten an up close and personal lesson in civics from a team of elected officials. But that is what…

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards

Main Street Communities Honored with Awards (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 28, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Twenty two communities through Oakland County take part in Main Street USA, a program focused on thriving downtowns and community centers.  Thursday night people from those Main Street Programs came together for their annual awards program, this year held…

Berkley School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry UPDATED

Berkley School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016) Berkley, MI – As they see the images of children in Flint lined up to get bottled water or crying over blood tests, people around the country have been wondering about the safety of the water they and their families use…

Ferndale School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry

Ferndale School District’s Response to Lead Testing Inquiry (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 27, 2016) Ferndale, MI – As they see the images of children in Flint lined up to get bottled water or crying over blood tests, people around the country have been wondering about the safety of the water they and their families use…

Ferndale Councilperson Reads to Students (video)

Ferndale Councilperson Reads to Students (video) Ferndale, MI – Throughout Oakland County in the month of March, elected officials and other local celebrities visited childrens’ classrooms to read to them as part of National Reading Month. Ferndale’s elected officials did their part, with councilmembers and school board trustees among those who took the time to…

Ferndale Celebrates Good Neighbors

Ferndale Celebrates Good Neighbors (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 20, 2016) Ferndale, MI – When Alyssa Atkinson was presented with her Good Neighbor = Strong Community Award, the presented talked about one Atkinson’s strongest traits, her vulnerability. “Being a volunteer means two things, one is showing up, showing up and putting yourself out there,” said Councilperson…

Ferndale School Board to Vote on LGBTQ-Supportive Resolutions

Ferndale School Board to Vote on LGBTQ-Supportive Resolutions (Ferndale Public Schools, April 17, 2016) Ferndale, MI – On Monday, April 18th, 2016, the Ferndale Schools Board of Education will vote on two resolutions in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) rights.  The first resolution will be in support of the State of…

Student Creativity Shines at Ferndale’s Artist in You Reception

Student Creativity Shines at Ferndale’s Artist in You Reception (Crystal A. Proxmire, April 2, 2016) Ferndale, MI – When it comes to helping young artists find their inspiration, teacher Jerry Lemenu likes to “get out of their way and let them work.”  The results of the right mix of support and freedom filled the walls…

Campaign Uses Student Art to Warn Against Distracted Driving

Campaign Uses Student Art to Warn Against Distracted Driving (Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan, March 30, 2016) OAK PARK, MI -The Traffic Improvement Association of Michigan (TIA), Michigan State Police, and State Farm announced a statewide distracted driving education and enforcement initiative today.  This campaign coincides with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which takes place…

Man Arrested after Following and Pointing Gun at Teens after Accident

Man Arrested after Following and Pointing Gun at Teens after Accident (Compiled, March 28, 2016) Ferndale, MI –The Daily Tribune reports that 35-year-old Jeffrey Allen Peterson of Chesterfield was arrested and charged with felony assault after a road rage incident in Ferndale around 10pm Sunday.  According to the report, police say Peterson called to report…