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.…

Baby the Pleasant Ridge Deer Enjoying Bloomfield Hills Life

Baby the Pleasant Ridge Deer Enjoying Bloomfield Hills Life (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 25, 2016) Bloomfield Hills, MI – Baby the Deer may be living large in the safety of her posh wire-fenced enclosure at the E. L. Johnson Nature Center after her fifteen seconds of national news fame, but the 2-year-old White Tail does…

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival

Butterflies make Heart-Fluttering First Flights at Springfield Monarch Festival (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 2, 2016) Davisburg, MI –  When he was just 11 years old, Christian Kopicko started volunteering with Monarch Watch and raising butterflies at home to set free in the wild. “Only 2% survive from egg to butterfly in the wild,” Kopicko said. …

Photos from the 2016 Oakland County Fair

Photos from the 2016 Oakland County Fair (C. Proxmire, July 16, 2016) Davisburg, MI – The Oakland County Fair is not just a day of rides, shows and animals.  It’s actually a 9 day fair with many people camping at the fair itself for the whole experience.  Kids from all over Oakland County come to…

Reporter Food: Four-Cheese Baked Spaghetti at Villagers Restaurant in Holly

Reporter Food: Four-Cheese Baked Spaghetti at Villagers Restaurant in Holly (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 13, 2016) Holly, MI – I spent some time “up north” in Oakland County on the fourth of July weekend and had an incredibly good lunch at Villagers Family Restaurant at 11121 N. Saginaw Street in Holly. The menu is full…

Drivers Stop to Help Baby Deer in Springfield Township (video)

Drivers Stop to Help Baby Deer in Springfield Township (video) (Crystal A. Proxmire, June 24, 2016) Springfield Twp., MI – This kind of thing probably happens all the time, especially in northern Oakland County, but experiencing a group of strangers coming together to act quickly, get messy, and save an animal in distress was a…

Reporter Food: Wedge Salad & Texas Burnt Ends from Rosie O’Grady’s

Reporter Food:  Wedge Salad and Texas Burnt Ends from Rosie O’Grady’s (Crystal A. Proxmire, May 7, 2016) Ferndale, MI – Rosie O’Grady’s is pretty great.  They are part of the Kramer Restaurant Group, who recently came on as an advertising sponsor of oc115. This means I get to enjoy Rosies, One-Eyed Betty’s, Pop’s for Italian,…

Madison Hts. Fire Dept. Gets Donation of Oxygen Masks for Pets

Madison Hts. Fire Dept. Gets Donation of Oxygen Masks for Pets (Paws for Life, April 8, 2016) Madison Heights, MI – Paws for Life Rescue recently donated two pet oxygen masks to the Madison Heights Fire Department. “Industry sources estimate 40,000 to 150,000 pets die each year in fires,” said Courtney Protz-Sanders, executive director of…