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 Schools Big Change: Superintendent Blake Prewitt (video)

Ferndale Schools Big Change: Superintendent Blake Prewitt (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 30, 2014) There’s a new Superintendent in town, an almost all new administration in fact. When students return to Ferndale Schools in the fall they may notice a nearly complete change in leadership as the new administration takes over. Blake Prewitt, a former…

Ferndale Schools Big Change: Superintendent Blake Prewitt (video)

Ferndale Schools Big Change: Superintendent Blake Prewitt (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 30, 2014) There’s a new Superintendent in town, an almost all new administration in fact. When students return to Ferndale Schools in the fall they may notice a nearly complete change in leadership as the new administration takes over. Blake Prewitt, a former…

Berkley Dems Meet 27th District State Rep Candidates (video)

Berkley Dems Meet 27th District State Rep Candidates (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2014) On a sunny Thursday evening four of the five Democratic candidates for the 27th District State House of Representatives Seat enjoyed a cook out with the Berkley Democratic Club. The candidates took a few minutes to give introductions and had…

Fingerprints on Duct Tape Led to Indictment…

Fingerprints on Duct Tape Led to Indictment of Suspected Radio Shack Robber (C. Proxmire, July 11, 2014) A 19-year-old Detroit man, Walter Smith, was indicted on two counts of Robbery Affecting Interstate Commerce and two counts of Using or Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Federal Crime of Violence. The charges stem from armed robberies…

Fingerprints on Duct Tape Led to Indictment…

Fingerprints on Duct Tape Led to Indictment of Suspected Radio Shack Robber (C. Proxmire, July 11, 2014) A 19-year-old Detroit man, Walter Smith, was indicted on two counts of Robbery Affecting Interstate Commerce and two counts of Using or Carrying a Firearm During and in Relation to a Federal Crime of Violence. The charges stem from armed robberies…

27th District State Rep. Candidates… in their First Forum (video)

27th District State Rep. Candidates Face off in their First Forum (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 21, 2014)   Candidates for the 27th State House Seat faced off in their first forum on Wednesday night, thanks to the League of Women Voters.  The District covers Berkley, Ferndale, Hazel Park, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Pleasant Ridge…

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards

Oakland County Wins 11 National Association of Counties Awards (Oakland County Press Release, June 16, 2014)   Oakland County has garnered at least 11 National Association of Counties (NACo) Achievement Awards for innovative programs that help improve access to healthy food for low-income residents, train nursing students how to teach parents about preventing infant deaths,…

Candidate Forum for 27th District State House Rep. June 18

Candidate Forum for 27th District State House Representative June 18 (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 13, 2014) The League of Women Voters Oakland Area is hosting a candidate forum on June 18 at Ferndale City Hall for candidates running for the 27th District House of Representatives position. The forum begins at 7pm. The 27th District includes…