Hispanic Artwork at Pontiac Creative Arts Center, Opening Sept 11

Hispanic Artwork  at Pontiac Creative Arts Center, Opening Sept 11 Pontiac Creative Arts Center And The Puerto Rican Cultural and Educational Center Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Opening Reception September 11, 2015 5 – 8 p.m. Exhibition September 11 – October 10, 2015 Gallery Hours Wed. 10 – 4, Thurs. 10 – 7, Fri.10 – 4…

Waterford Oaks Hosting Dog Swim Sept 12

Waterford Oaks Hosting Dog Swim at Water Park Sept. 12 Location Waterford Oaks Waterpark Start Time 9/12/2015 12:00 PM End Time 9/12/2015 4:55 PM Category Dog Programs Description Oakland County Parks and Recreation celebrates the close of the waterpark season with 11th annual Waterford Oaks Waterpark Dog Swim. The dogs-only swim is from noon- 4:55…

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests

For First Time Ever, Every Retailer Passed Tobacco Sales Tests (Oakland County Health Division Press Release, Aug. 24, 2015) For the first time ever, Oakland County retailers did not sell any tobacco products to youth during recent undercover inspections, County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced today. The Oakland County Health Division conducted the annual inspection…

Fleeing Suspect Drives Minibike Through Front Door of Home

Fleeing Suspect Drives Minibike Through Front Door of Home (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 23, 2015) FROM DAY SHIFT:  08-20-2015 THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT:  08-21-2015 INCIDENT:  12:15 hrs. – City of Pontiac – Fleeing and Eluding Police #15-135171 SUMMARY:  While patrolling near the area of Huron and Thorpe Street, a Deputy observed an unlicensed minibike pull…

Heritage Conference to Focus on Woodward’s Past and Future Sept. 18

Heritage Conference to Focus on Woodward’s Past and Future Sept. 18 (event listing) At Local Kitchen & Bar 344 W. Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale, MI 48220 Friday, September 18, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Join us as the Heritage Conference hits the road this year and in 2016, following the route of the…

Dream Cruise 2015 Kicks Off

Dream Cruise 2015 Kicks Off (Mark Houston, various contributors) Dream Cruise 2015 has kicked off officially with The Mayor of Ferndale Dave Coulter standing alongside Butch Patrick, who is famous for his role as Eddie Munster on The Munsters, a television program of the 1960s, to cut the ribbon opening the event. The Ferndale Golden…

Pontiac Celebrates Several New Businesses

Pontiac Celebrates Several New Businesses (C. Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2015) “I’ve been cutting ribbons all over Pontiac,” said Mayor Deidre Waterman as she and nearly a dozen business owners prepared to slice through the thick blue ribbon stretched across the walkway in front of a freshly painted 1860 two-level building at 47 N. Saginaw Street.…

Game Time: Dream Cruise BINGO from Go Comedy!

Game Time: Dream Cruise BINGO from Go Comedy! (C. Proxmire, Aug. 13, 2015) It’s Dream Cruise time again, and our friends at Go Comedy have revived a game that was started last year to make the event more interesting for spectators. Simply keep your eyes peeled for these common Dream Cruise sightings, and share the…

Man Shoots Self in Face with Gun He Thought was Unloaded

Man Shoots Self in Face with Gun He Thought was Unloaded (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept, Aug. 7, 2015) FROM DAY SHIFT:  08-06-2015 THROUGH MIDNIGHT SHIFT:  08-07-2015 INCIDENT: 0639 Hours – City of Pontiac – Accidental Shooting #15-126251 SUMMARY:  Deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of Ridgemont for a reported shooting victim. Upon arrival Deputies discovered…

Oakland County International Airport 30th Annual Air Show Aug. 23

Oakland County International Airport 30th Annual Air Show Aug. 23 (event listing press release 2015) The Oakland County International Airport (OCIA) Open House & Air Show soars to new heights as it marks its 30th year Sunday, Aug. 23. This family-friendly event, which runs 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., will coincide with the grand opening…

Pontiac Election: A Perfect Example of Why Voter Turnout Matters

Pontiac Election: A Perfect Example of Why Voter Turnout Matters (Guest View by Kurt Metzger, Detroit’s Data Guru, Aug. 5, 2015) Yesterday, voters in the Pontiac School District, which currently is under a consent agreement with the state to address a massive deficit, asked voters to allow for the creation of a special fund —…

Dream Cruise 2015: Birmingham Event Info – Aug. 15

Dream Cruise 2015: Birmingham Event Info – Aug. 15 (event listing, cp) Birmingham is getting ready for the world’s largest one-day automotive event, the Woodward Dream Cruise. It’s the time of year when 40,000+ classic cars and more than one million people line Woodward Avenue to celebrate the automobile. The Birmingham Cruise Event, scheduled for…