I-75 to Close this Weekend for Bridge Demolition at Squirrel Road

I-75 to Close this Weekend for Bridge Demolition at  Squirrel Road (MDOT, Sept. 115, 2016) Auburn Hills, MI – Weather permitting, both directions of I-75 will be closed this weekend between Crooks Road and M-59 in Oakland County, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The closure begins at 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16,…

Ferndale Businessperson Funds Reading Program, Calls for Matching Support

Ferndale Businessperson Funds Reading Program, Calls for Matching Support (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 11, 2016) Ferndale, MI –  For a minute it was awkward.  Nervous teenagers who were happy to be out of class but quiet and shy around unknown grown-ups and the press.  They were there in main hall of Ferndale High School to…

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham

Regional Transit Briefing for the Public Sept. 14 in Birmingham (Event Page) Birmingham, MI –   On Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 7pm to 8:30pm transit activists will share information on the Regional Transit Plan that will be on the Nov. 8 ballot.    The meeting is at First United Methodist Church of Birmingham This November, citizens…

What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy?

    What do Low Voter Turnout Numbers Mean for Democracy? (Kurt Metzger, Sept. 1, 2016) Pleasant Ridge, MI – Does anyone care about Voter Turnout any more – especially in the primaries? While it is my hope (though I have grave doubts, especially with primary turnout) that voters realize how often primaries determine most…

John “Tig” Tiegen of Benghazi Fame to Speak in Royal Oak for WWII Legacy Memorial Oct. 13

John “Tig” Tiegen of Benghazi Fame to Speak in Royal Oak for WWII Legacy Memorial Oct. 13 (Event Page) Join us for The Victory Gala in support of The Michigan WWII Legacy Memorial to be built in Memorial Park, Royal Oak.    The event features speaker John “Tig” Tiegen, hero of the Benghazi attack and co-author…

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Sept. 16-17

Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Sept. 16-17 (Event Page) ROYAL OAK, MI. – The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Humane Society, in collaboration with more than 30 local animal welfare organizations, will host the fall 2016 Meet Your Best Friend at the Zoo Friday, Sept. 16, 1 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept.…

Royal Oak Residents Can Apply for PD’s Citizen’s Academy

Royal Oak Residents Can Apply for PD’s Citizen’s Academy (City of Royal Oak, Aug. 27, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Applications are now being accepted for the Royal Oak Police Department’s exciting citizens police academy. The seven-week course offers residents a unique insight into local law enforcement. Classes begin on Oct. 5. The weekly classes…

Quest to Teach Sidewalk CPR Leads to Video & Dream Cruise Learning Stations

Quest to Teach Sidewalk CPR Leads to Video & Dream Cruise Learning Stations (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug, 19, 2016) Royal Oak, MI – Whether it’s the disco hit “Stayin’ Alive” or the delightfully nerdy cadence of the “Imperial Death March” from Star Wars, there is a point in Sidewalk CPR where having  song in your…