Dream Cruise BINGO Game Gently Pokes Fun at Common Event Sightings

Dream Cruise BINGO Game Gently Pokes Fun at Common Event Sightings (Compiled, Aug. 15, 2014 ) Love it or hate it, The Woodward Dream Cruise is here! One way to make it better is the Dream Cruise BINGO Game. Created by Pj Jacokes, producer of Go! Comedy, the game gives residents the opportunity to fine…

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…

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use…

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding

Oakland County Pounded by Rain, Swamped with Flooding (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 11, 2014)   An unusual amount of rain has fallen in Oakland County, causing flooded basements, closed expressways and power outages. Michigan State Police issued a statement urging people off the roads. “Please advise your viewers, listeners or readers to avoid non-essential use…

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16

Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16 (Ferndale Press Release, Aug.10, 2014) Whether you’re strolling along enjoying emergency vehicles, listening to the horsepower of a Ford Mustang, or grooving to the sounds of classic rock’n roll from the Rock’n Live Entertainment stage, Woodward and Nine Mile is the place for automotive and festival…

A Look at Data: Increased Births & Decreased Deaths in Oakland Co.

A Look at Data: Increased Births and Decreased Deaths in Oakland County (Kurt Metzger, Director Emeritus, Data Driven Detroit / Mayor, Pleasant Ridge,Aug. 9, 2014) Have you looked around your community of late and noticed more strollers and small people o the streets? I know I have and recognize it as a sign that Pleasant…

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video)

Pleasant Ridge’s PR the Cat Adds Adorableness to City Hall (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2014) Life is not always purr-fect in Pleasant Ridge, but visitors to City Hall do get an experience more adorable than in most cities. Guarding the cozy little City Hall and Police Department building is an unexpected resident –…

Pleasant Ridge…Candidate Sues Over Alleged Lawn Sign Thefts

Former Pleasant Ridge Commission Candidate Sues Over Alleged Lawn Sign Thefts (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 4, 2014) A lawn-sign stealing scandal has led to a $10,000 (approx.) lawsuit in Pleasant Ridge. The civil matter came about after Ryan Stearn, a candidate for City Commissioner in the Nov. 5, 2013 general election, took hidden-camera photos of…