Oakland County African American Parent Network Conference Nov. 11

Oakland County African American Parent Network Conference Nov. 11 Join us for our first Oakland County AAPN Collaborative Family Conference! This event is open to all families building a community around student success. Parents and students Invited! We have an exciting line up to share with you … Social Media Secrets: Presented by Rasheda Williams,…

Following 12 Drug Trafficking Indictments, Sheriff Puts Heroin Problem in Context

Following 12 Drug Trafficking Indictments, Sheriff Puts Heroin Problem in Context (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 18, 2017) Pontiac, MI – A dozen Oakland County residents have been charged with selling heroin mixed with fentanyl, seven of whom were charged with distribution resulting in death, revealed Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard in a press conference Wednesday…

Movie-Themed Windows Come Alive in Rochester’s Posed Event

Movie-Themed Windows Come Alive in Rochester’s Posed Event (Diane Williams Shaw, Oct. 6, 2017) Rochester, MI – Downtown Rochester storefronts came to life Thursday night with displays from favorite movies with live mannequins giving their best poses for the passers-by. “We enjoy the event,” said Diane Williams Shaw who took pictures as she went from…

Downtown Rochester Trick or Treat Oct. 21

Downtown Rochester Trick or Treat Oct. 21 ROCHESTER, Mich. On Oct. 21, join your friends and neighbors in downtown Rochester for Trick-or-Treat Downtown, a costume parade, a spaghetti dinner and a Halloween edition of Movies in the Moonlight! Kids are encouraged to dress-up and Trick-or-Treat Downtown from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Over 50 businesses…

2017 Candidate Interview: Rochester Hills Councilperson Kevin Brown

2017 Candidate Interview: Rochester Hills Councilperson Kevin Brown (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 13 2017)   Rochester Hills, MI – Rochester Hills City Councilperson Kevin Brown is seeking re-election on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot.  Also on the ballot is challenger Jenny McCardell. Councilperson Brown has a degree in electrical engineering from Michigan State and a…

Artists Bring their Best to Arts, Beats & Eats

Artists Bring their Best to Arts, Beats & Eats (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 2, 2017) Royal Oak, MI – When people walk in to Conni Tongel’s booth at Royal Oak’s Arts, Beats, & Eats festival, smiles are inevitable.  her bright-colored paintings show characters she says appeal to people’s childhood imaginations. Her preference is for sheep. …

Bloomer Park’s Velodrome Gives Cyclists a Place to Train and Race

Bloomer Park’s Velodrome Gives Cyclists a Place to Train and Race (Sam Gurwin, Aug. 8, 20170 Rochester Hills, MI – Velodrome you say? A bicyclist race & training paradise I say! From the ashes of the Dorais Velodrome in Detroit emerged the shiny new INTERNATIONAL VELODROME AT BLOOMER PARK (IVBP) in Rochester Hills, Michigan. The…

Police Seek Info in Rochester Hills Death – UPDATED

Police Seek Info in Rochester Hills Death – UPDATED (Oakland County Sheriffs Dept, Aug. 6, 2017) Rochester Hills, MI – The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Rochester Hills Substation detectives are conducting a death investigation regarding a 22 year old male found in the ditch alongside Avon Rd., in Rochester Hills. The victim was discovered by family…

Chickens of Oakland County, Where Does Your Community Stand?

Chickens of Oakland County, Where Does Your Community Stand? (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 3, 2017) Oakland County, MI – Jackson Clementz loves his chickens.  The five year old spends time chasing and petting the three black New England Reds and three Red Sex Links that live in a pen in his grandfather’s backyard in Holly.…

Rochester Families Reflect on Hosting International Students

Rochester Families Reflect on Hosting International Students (Debi Wilkelis, International Coordinator Educatius International, July 22, 2017) Rochester, MI – The last of the international high school students have returned home over the weekend.  I am an International Coordinator with Educatius International and supervise students through the agency while they are studying in the USA over…