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…

Comedy Kick-off to Support KAT Program for Kids with Special Needs Dec. 3

Comedy Kick-off to Support KAT Program for Kids with Special Needs Dec. 3 (EVENT page) The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s Kids All Together (KAT), in support of children and teens with special needs, will present its 6th annual Comedy Kick-off on Thursday, December 3, at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle, 310 S. Troy Street…

A Celebration of the Passion, Power and Excitement of Opera Dec. 12

A Celebration of the Passion, Power and Excitement of Opera Dec. 12 (EVENT page)   The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s Russian Jewish Life, together with the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan, will present “A Celebration of the Passion, Power and Excitement of Opera” at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 12, at The Berman Center…

County Executive Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees

County Executive Patterson Demands Pontiac Not Accept Syrian Refugees (C. Proxmire, Nov. 18, 2015)   Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson wants to put an end to a development project in Pontiac specifically for Syrian refugees. According to The Oakland Press, developers have purchased 120 lots on 10 Pontiac city blocks west of Woodward near…

JCC Book Club: Judy Blume’s “In the Unlikely Event” Dec. 9

JCC Book Club: Judy Blume’s “In the Unlikely Event” Dec. 9 (EVENT page) The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s Henry & Delia Meyers Library and Media Center will hold its next book club, focusing on Judy Blume’s “In the Unlikely Event,” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 9. The book tells the story of a…

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…

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 https://oaklandcounty115.com/2015/11/02/2015-election-stories/. Check…

Bloomfield Twp: New Potbelly’s Hosting Pet Fund Fundraiser Nov 16

Bloomfield Twp: New Potbelly’s Hosting Pet Fund Fundraiser Nov. 16 (EVENT page) Oven Warming Party at new Potbelly’s Sandwich Shop to benefit homeless dogs and cats The newest Potbelly Sandwich Shop officially opens in Bloomfield Township on Tuesday, Nov. 17, but don’t miss the Oven Warming Party the day before. Potbelly Sandwich Shop will raise…

Local Magic Love: The Allure of Crop Circle Speculation

Local Magic Love: The Allure of Crop Circle Speculation (Guest View by Patty Shaw, Coventry Creations and Candle Wick Shop, Nov. 1, 2015) There is a deeper mystery about crop circles that you may not know. I know I didn’t.  The more I learn the more I’m taken down a rabbit hole of circumstantial evidence,…

14-Year-Old Sofi K’s Album Launch a Community Effort Nov 6

14-Year-Old Sofi K’s Album Launch a Community Effort Nov 6 (EVENT page) SOFI K TO LAUNCH DEBUT ALBUM LOVEHATE ON NOVEMBER 6 14-year-old local talent to celebrate album release with concert at Royal Oak Music Theatre also featuring Soul Divide and Stereo Jane   Sofi K, a 14-year-old freshman at Bloomfield Hills High School, will…