LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video)

LGBT Community Considers 2016 Ballot Initiative (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 8, 2015) Ann Arbor, MI – In Michigan it is illegal to discriminate against people based on factors such as race, religion, age and disability. However, discrimination continues against people in the LGBT community because it is legal to do so. In Michigan people…

Ferndale Schools Seeking New Board Member

Ferndale Schools Seeking New Board Member (C. Proxmire, Dec. 6, 2015) Ferndale, MI – With Raylon Leaks-May being elected to City Council, a vacancy on the Ferndale School Board will be coming open at the beginning of the year. Residents who live in the Ferndale School District (which includes part of Ferndale, part of Oak…

Bridging 8 Mile Program Dec 5

Bridging 8 Mile Program Dec 5 (EVENT page) Bridging 8 Mile Program Hosting Day-Long Program Dec 5   Dec. 5 Community Challenge Day scheduled in Detroit DETROIT – The Association for Youth Empowerment, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing transformational programs to schools and communities in southeast Michigan, will host a Community Challenge Day from 9 a.m.…

Something Fishy in Ferndale: Coy Koi and Rescued Goldfish

Something Fishy in Ferndale: Coy Koi and Rescued Goldfish (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 15, 2015) It isn’t just puppies and kitties that get love in Ferndale, people care for the fishes too. A rescue effort is under way to save a group of fish that have called the pond in the Ferndale High School courtyard…

Ferndale Marching Band Takes First in State Competition

Ferndale Marching Band Takes First in State Competition (C. Proxmire, Nov. 7, 2015) Ferndale’s Marching Band carried on their tradition of excellence Saturday by taking first place in the fourth flight of the State Marching Band Competition.  Under the leadership of Elon Jamison, they scored 93.15. Prior to the competition, Jamison shared his sentiments on…

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud

Clerk Launches Alert System for Property Owners to Help Prevent Fraud (Oakland County Clerk Press Release, Nov. 7, 2015) Oakland County has launched its new Property Record Notification system to enhance its Super Index, simplifying property record searches and allowing activity notifications for residents, professionals and law enforcement. “We’ve taken our Super Index, a property…

League of Women Voters Michigan Discusses Redistricting

League of Women Voters Michigan Discusses Redistricting (Crystal A. Proxmire, Nov. 6, 2015) “The problem,” said Michigan League of Women Voters of Michigan President Judy Karandjeff, “Is the politicians are drawing their own voting maps to manipulate elections and keep themselves and their party in power.” Karandjeff spoke to over 50 people at a recent…

Analysis of Voter Turnout in South Oakland County, 2015

Analysis of Voter Turnout in South Oakland County, 2015 (Guest View: Kurt Metzger, Mayor of Pleasant Ridge, Nov. 5, 2015) Now that the results are final and the celebrations are over, it is time to reflect on Tuesday’s election results across communities in southeast Oakland County. As one would expect in an off-year election, the…

Oakland County Community Resource Day Nov 18

Oakland County Community Resource Day Nov 18 (EVENT page) COMMUNITY RESOURCE DAY – November 18, 2015 A free event with 30+ community resources & services at the Genesis Church, 309 N. Main Street, Royal Oak, MI from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Community resource day.jpg For more event listings go to http://oaklandcounty115.com/events/ Want to be on our…

2015 Election Results

2015 Election Results (oc115 Staff, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Results will be updated as they become available.  The results listed below come from the Oakland County Clerk’s Office, and are unofficial until verified.  For more detailed info on any of the races go to the Oakland County Clerk’s Election page at https://www.oakgov.com/clerkrod/elections. Auburn Hills In…

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures!

Election Day! Share Your Stickers and Poll Worker Pictures! (Compiled, with much thanks to Cheryl Weiss, Nov. 3, 2015) Election Day is one of our favorite holidays!  Let’s spread the Election Day spirit by sharing pictures of poll workers and folks with “I voted” stickers. For the best oc115 Election Stories go to http://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/11/02/2015-election-stories/. Check…

2015 Election Stories

2015 Election Stories (Compiled, Nov. 2, 2015) Nov. 3 is Election Day and several cities have local elections and ballot issues.  The Oakland County 115 News Hub does not endorse any candidates, and we respect everyone who puts themselves out there to take on the challenge of local governance.  This year we tried something new…

Amy Butters: Why I’m Voting Yes for Ferndale Schools Nov. 3

I’m voting Yes for Ferndale Schools on Nov. 3, and YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT WILL HAPPEN… Amy Butters: Why I’m Voting Yes for Ferndale Schools Nov. 3 (Guest View by Amy Butters, Ferndale Schools Trustee, Nov. 2, 2015) I’m voting Yes for Ferndale Schools on Nov. 3, and you won’t believe what will happen… 1.…

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Talks about 2015 Millage (video)

Ferndale Schools Superintendent Talks about 2015 Millage (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 17, 2015) On the Nov. 3, 2015 ballot voters in the Ferndale School District, which is part of Ferndale, part of Oak Park, and all of Royal Oak Township and Pleasant Ridge, will be faced with a millage question for the school district.…